WWE Main Event comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Feb. 13, 2013) at 8/7 CT on ION Television from Jacksonville, FL; with just one match this time, as we continue the build to this Sunday's (Feb. 17) live pay-per-view (PPV) event, the Elimination Chamber.
This week's episode features Chris Jericho with "The Highlight Reel". His special guest The Miz, will be replaced by none other than Alberto Del Rio. Also, we can expect to see an exciting appearance tonight from The Show Off. Perhaps, Ziggler will even reveal some information about the MitB contract, and allow us to have a little Big E Langston or AJ action, as well.
Come back here at 8 p.m. ET for complete results and the running live blog, which will start right below this line...
WWE MAIN EVENT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR FEB. 13:
The C. J. here for some Wednesday night fun.
Hype video for Chris Jericho's "Highlight Reel", and recap of CM Punk and The Rock's interaction on Monday Night Raw.
We are live!
Michael Cole and JBL are at ringside.
BREAK THE WALLS DOOOOOOOOWWWWN!
Chris Jericho making his way to the ring.
"WELCOME TO THE HIGHLIGHT REEL!"
Damn this guy knows how to get me excited!
Jericho informs us that The Miz was supposed to be the guest tonight, but he was hurt on Raw.
Recap of Antonio Cesaro whuppin' Miz's ass.
Jericho says that the show must go on. So we will have a guest of greater value, the World Heav----
A wild Ricardo Rodriguez suddenly appears!
He gives Alberto Del Rio the proper introduction, and the World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring.
Del Rio tells Jericho that he doesn't want to talk about The Big Show, because the time for talking is over. Come Sunday, he will remain OUR World Heavyweight Champion!
Jericho lets Del Rio know that he has a long history with Del Rio's family. His father took care of him when he was down in Mexico, and he has nothing but great things to say.
But when he wins the Elimination Chamber Match, he will face and beat Del Rio to become the NEW World Heavyweight Champion!
Del Rio, Jericho, and Ricardo start speaking in Spanish.
I wish I had payed more attention in class, because it sounds like an interesting conversation.
Ricardo starts speaking faster and faster till he's squeaking and is red in the face. He finally loses steam and leans onto Del Rio.
Jericho: "What the hell did you just say?"
I'M HERE TO SHOW THE WORLD!
Dolph Ziggler & Co. make their way to the ring. Ziggler wants to know how many times he has to tell everyone that when talking about the championship, they must remember that he is "Mr. Money in the Bank."
Jericho: "87 times, or the amount of times AJ had her tongue down the throat of a WWE Superstar."
Big E does not like this personal attack and informs Jericho so.
Jericho: "Big E! He has an E for a name! What does the E stand for? Big Easter Bunny, Big Elephant, Big Ears, Big Ego, Big...."
I can't keep up. Jericho is rattling them off.
Ziggler holds Big E back. He tells Jericho and Del Rio that it doesn't matter if they win the Elimination Chamber or get through The Big Show.
Because between now and WrestleMania, he will cash in and be the NEW World Heavyweight Champion.
Del Rio says that someone needs to shut Ziggler up, and that someone is him.
Jericho really likes this idea, as do the fans, and we got ourselves a match!
Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler
Both men circling, getting a feel for each other. They lock up. Neither can get an advantage, though, and they release.
They lock up again, and Del Rio is able to drag Ziggler down and get the head lock.
Ziggler makes his way to his feet. Off the ropes he goes for a shoulder block. He attempts a hip toss, but Del Rio reverses into one of his own.
Ziggler rolls out of the ring to get a breather.
Back into the ring we go. Ziggler with a flurry of kicks till the ref pulls him off. Del Rio was able to launch his own assault of kicks, topping it with a running kick to the shoulder.
Del Rio with the attempted suplex, but Ziggler is able to counter with his own.
Ziggler using the ropes to choke out Del Rio. AJ looking on approvingly. A swinging neck breaker by Ziggler only gets a one count.
Ziggler with the headlock. Del Rio is able to fight his way out of it.
Del Rio sets up a huge kick to the back. Only gets two.
Del Rio working on Ziggler's arm. Ziggler is able to get back to his feet. A kick to Del Rio's legs breaks him free. He tries to run the ropes, but Del Rio sends Ziggler flying.
Ziggler crawls to the corner. Del Rio goes post-to-post...
And his shoulder meets unforgiving steel and Ziggler rolls out of the way.
Back from commercial with Ziggler dropping the 'bows. We get a recap of Ziggler tossing Del Rio into the barricade during the break.
Ziggler going to work on Del Rio's arm. The champion slowly makes his way to his feet. A headbutt frees him completely. Del Rio off the ropes. Ziggler bends forward and gets a kick to the face for his troubles. He takes a few steps back...
Which gives him room for a nasty dropkick. Only good for two.
An Irish Whip into the post. Del Rio is slow to get up. Should have been slower, as he eats a second drop kick.
Only gets two.
Ziggler trying to go back to the well for a third time, but Del Rio feels it out. A slingshot sends Ziggler flying into the corner.
Del Rio tries to capitalize, but Ziggler sends him flying over the top rope and face first into the steel steps.
Ziggler rolls Del Rio into the ring, but only gets a two count.
To the top rope Ziggler goes. Del Rio is able to recover in time to drop him on his "Showoffs." Del Rio makes his way to the top rope, and a nasty inverted superplex sends Ziggler flying across the ring.
We come back from commercial break with Del Rio and Ziggler exchanging blows. A drop kick by Ziggler leaves both men crawling across the ring.
Ziggler goes for the corner splash, but misses as Del Rio moves out of the way.
Del Rio gets his shine with a clothesline-clothesline-backbreaker-superkick combo.
A loooooong two count.
Del Rio is calling for the Cross Arm Breaker. The crowd is feeling it.
Ziggler is able to fight Del Rio off and counter with a beautiful DDT. The champ kicks out at two.
Del Rio using the corner to get up. Zigger goes flying -- butt first -- but lands right into the post. He's caught in the ropes.
Kidney shots and a backstabber gets Del Rio two before AJ puts Ziggler's foot on the rope.
Ziggler is able to get to his feet while Del Rio is arguing with the ref. He turns around right into a Zig Zag. That gets a long two count.
Ziggler is wandering around the ring. He seems phased and doesn't know where he is.
Del Rio hits the double knee armbreaker. Ziggler is able to roll away before Del Rio can get the Cross Arm Breaker locked in.
Ziggler using the corner to get to his feet. Del Rio tries to follow...
And Ziggler counters right into a sleeper hold.
Del Rio is on his knees. He's fading fast....
But he makes it back to his feet! Del Rio sends Ziggler into the corner. He follows up...
And hits the running enziguri! Only gets two, though.
Del Rio sets up for the Cross Arm Breaker!
But Ziggler is able to send Del Rio right into the ropes. AJ distracts the ref while Big E lands a big right hand to Del Rio's dome.
Ricardo tries to protect his boss by hitting Big E with a metal bucket. All that does is make the big guy made. The pair run off into the back.
Both Del Rio and Ziggler slow to make it to their feet. Ziggler tries to attack...
And he walks right into the Cross Arm Breaker! Del Rio has it locked in. Ziggler can't hold on!
And he taps! He taps! Ziggler Taps! Alberto Del Rio is your winner!
Freaking amazing match.
Recap of CM Punk and The Rock's interaction on Raw.
Recap of Mark Henry destroying The Great Khali and Hornswoggle on Raw.
In the locker room with Matt Striker and Paul Heyman. Striker is wondering where Punk is.
Heyman informs Striker that he is "The Voice of the Voice of the Voiceless." if Heyman says it, it's as good as Punk saying it. He tells Striker to ask his question.
Heyman proceeds to interrupt Striker and ask the question. Now he's the "Interviewer of the Voice of the Voice of the Voiceless."
He hypes up The Rock vs. CM Punk Elimination Chamber match, and tells Striker that Punk will be walking out of New Orleans the WWE Champion.
Recap of The Shield's promo on Raw, and the brawl with John Cena, Sheamus, and Ryback.
Fade to black on the recap.