Charging toward the Chamber
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Six of Friday night's finest Superstars -- each of who will step into WWE Elimination Chamber for an opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship in just nine days -- went head-to-head on SmackDown. But in the end, it would be Edge who would make the most explosive statement of the night.
Chris Jericho def. World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker in a non-title match (PHOTOS | WATCH)
With the 2010 Royal Rumble winner Edge joining the broadcast table (Watch Edge before the match), Chris Jericho pinned The Undertaker in an earth-shattering No Disqualification Match. After the action stretched outside the ring, The Phenom suddenly leveled the nearby Rated-R Superstar with a big boot. The Deadman then went on to execute the Last Ride on Jericho, only to be speared by the revived Ultimate Opportunist. This stunned The Demon of Death Valley enough for "the best in the world at what he does" to finish him off with the Codebreaker.
Rey Mysterio def. CM Punk (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Earlier, in the first match between those that will meet in Satan's Structure, The Master of the 619 scored a hard-fought victory over The Second City Saint, using his amazing athleticism to counter the GTS. for the three-count. But, after the bell, The Straight Edge Society retaliated with a vengeance, leaving the war torn Mysterio reeling on the canvas.
R-Truth def. John Morrison (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Before the second showdown of the night between WWE Elimination Chamber participants could heat up, The A-Lister suffered an injury, making it impossible for him to continue his match with the Rapping Superstar.
Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Kane ends in a double count-out (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Following a fierce Triple Threat Match one week ago against John Morrison, Drew McIntrye - undefeated in singles competition - claimed that he didn't care who his opponent of the week would be. But "The Chosen One" appeared to be having second thoughts when he discovered that he would be facing The Big Red Monster.
Nevertheless, the two Superstars proceeded to engage in an onslaught of brutality so intense, no clear winner could be established. In the aftermath, when MyIntyre attempted to use the Intercontinental Title as a weapon, Kane countered with a decisive chokeslam on his ruthless adversary.
Batista's silence is deafening (PHOTOS)
With absolute silence, Batista refused to explain why he helped WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon attack Hall of Famer Bret Hart, Batista Bombed John Cena on a set of steel steps and walked away from an opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Elimination Chamber one week ago. As a result, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long announced that next week, Batista will go one-on-one with The Rated-R Superstar. (Watch match preview)
Michelle McCool & Layla def. Women's Champion Mickie James (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After Vickie Guerrero became the unwilling recipient of a bowl of cottage cheese that Mickie James knocked from Michelle McCool's hands (Watch), SmackDown's Official Consultant decided to add Michelle McCool to the Women's Champion's match with Layla, making the confrontation a Handicap Match. Despite an extremely valiant effort by Mickie, Team Lay-Cool proved victorious on the wings of Michelle's devastating Faithbreaker.
The Great Khali & Matt Hardy def. The Hart Dynasty (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Before the tag team action could get under way, Matt Hardy introduced Maria as his "special valentine." After the stunning Diva mixed things up with an interfering Natalya, Hardy captured a victory for himself and The Punjabi Playboy with a roll-up on Tyson Kidd.