WWE SmackDown comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Feb. 15, 2013) from Little Rock, Arkansas, with a taped show on the SyFy channel featuring the road to the Elimination Chamber and the force of all things big and bad, like the Hall of Pain.
If you're the impatient type and wish to read full spoilers for the show, click here.
Come back here at 8 p.m. ET for the SmackDown live blog.
WWE SMACKDOWN RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR FEB. 15
C.J. here to end the week right!
Recap of CM Punk stealing The Rock's WWE Championship on Monday Night Raw.
Video package hyping SmackDown's Elimination Chamber Match.
WELL IT'S THE BIG SHOW!
The Big Show -- dressed in full business attire -- makes his way down to the ring.
Recap of Alberto Del Rio dumping paint on Show last week.
Show asks the audience if they think that's funny.
Show tells the audience that because of Del Rio's actions, three innocent people suffered his wrath. But it's okay, because Alberto Del Rio has never pinned him. Alberto Del Rio doesn't have what it takes to pin him.
Alberto Del Rio will never pin him.
His rage will unload on Del Rio at Elimination Chamber, and Del Rio's fiesta will turn into a siesta.
BREAK THE WALLS DOWN!
Out comes Christ Jericho to shake things up!
A Y2J chant breaks out in the arena.
Jericho says he can read Show like a book, and he knows what Show is feeling right now.
Show tells Jericho if he really knows him, he should stay away. Show is not in the mood for anybody's crap.
Show: "Shouldn't you be on tour with Fozzy? Shouldn't you be writing another book? Aren't you hosting some robot fighting show?"
Jericho informs him that Robot Fighting League will be debuting on Feb. 26 right here on SyFy.
Mmmmm that's good promoting.
Jericho tells him that right now he's back in WWE, and he is feeling better than ever. And he knows Show is angry, and perhaps feeling a bit of doubt about Del Rio. He knows how dangerous Show can be.
But Jericho wants to remind Show of something. He is a 6-time World Heavyweight Champion. He has been in more Elimination Chamber matches than anyone else. And, if and when Show beats Del Rio, it will be Jericho vs. The Big Show at WrestleMania.
And when that happens, Jericho will be the NEW World Heavyweight Champion.
Show admits that they have been through a lot together. If Jericho wins the Elimination Chamber, and when Show becomes champion, and if they meet up at WrestleMania, it will be the last one Jericho will ever see.
Show: "Now get out of my face before I hurt you and you don't even make it to the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view"
CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKA!
Show is not happy about this!
Booker T sees where this is going, and he likes it.
But does he like it - like it?
Booker decides that he likes this so much, we're going to have The Big Show vs. Chris Jericho TONIGHT!
I guess he really likes it.
JBL: "Great call by Booker T! We fight on Friday nights! This is going to be awesome!"
Randy Orton is walking the halls backstage when Matt Striker interrupts him. He wonders that given the path Mark Henry has been on, how does "The Viper" feel about facing him again tonight?
Orton is about to answer, before Henry himself shows up. A brief stare down ensues.
Hype video for The Hall of Pain
Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry
Both men lock up, with Henry able to push Orton into the corner. Ref breaks it up while Henry talks some smack.
They lock up again. This time Henry tosses Orton into the corner. He tries to follow, but Orton sticks him with a few jabs. Henry pushes Orton back into the corner. He tries to follow again, but a drop toe hold sends him face first into the turnbuckle.
Henry rolls out of the ring. Orton slides out the other side and meets Henry with a clothesline.
Back into the ring Orton rolls, and Henry soon follows suit.
A big headbutt by Henry drops Orton.
Orton crawls into the corner. Henry marches over and sticks him with a heavy right. He proceeds to pick Orton up and toss him across the ring. Henry goes for the splash, but Orton is able to roll out of the way in time.
Big drop kick from Orton. Henry in the corner. Orton climbs up and delivers a series of punches to Henry's dome. The big man doesn't like it, and tosses Orton out of the ring.
We come back from commercial with Henry laying the beatdown on Orton in the middle of the ring. A deep tissue massage from Henry seems to be causing Orton a lot of pain.
Orton back to his feet. The pair exchange blows. Henry gets the upper hand and sends Orton to the corner. Again Henry tries to follow, but this time is met with a high boot. Henry goes back to the well, and now it's two boots to the face. Henry tries on last time, but Orton scoots out of the way.
Orton tries the clothesline, but it has no effect. Off the ropes he goes, and this time he is able to send Henry to the mat.
Henry back up. A clothesline of his own drops Orton. He goes for the World's Strongest Slam. Orton is able to slither out and deliver a DDT.
He rolls Henry over for the cover, but Henry kicks out at two.
Henry crawls to the apron. Which really isn't smart, given his opponent.
Orton hits the second rope DDT. He is going to his special place. Orton pounds the mat, calling for the RKO…
And Henry pushes Orton off and clubs him, sending "The Viper" to the outside.
Henry follows him out of the ring. Orton is waiting, and goes for another RKO. Henry again pushes him off. Orton turns around, right into Henry's clutches. It looks like he is going for the World's Strongest Slam. Instead he tosses Orton behind him and over the barricade.
Orton is able to land of his feet, though, and delivers a right to Henry's dome. Orton picks up a chair and strikes Henry in the gut.
That's a disqualification.
Orton is not done yet. Henry rolls into the ring, and Orton is quick to follow. Another shot to Henry's back. Orton goes for yet another, but this time Henry rips the chair out of his hands and tosses it aside.
A World's Strongest Slam leaves Orton sprawled out in the ring.
Henry is walking backstage when he finds Striker. He takes the little guy's mic, telling Striker he will be conducting his own interview.
Henry has been away for nine months, but the Hall of Pain is open for business.
And it's been getting full.
Henry says that if they are going to lock five other superstars in a steel cage with him, they better have law enforcement handy. They better have the National Guard, the Army, the Marines, the Navy. They are going to need it.
Because no one, and he means no one, will stop his road to WrestleMania.
Hype video for The Shield vs. John Cena, Sheamus, & Ryback.
Layla vs. Tamina Snuka
The ladies lock up, with Tamina overpowering Layla. The ref breaks the hold. Tamina responds by shoving Layla into the ropes.
Layla looks fired up and goes for a waist lock. A 'bow from Tamina breaks the hold.
Into the ropes Layla is sent. Tamina goes for an arm drag and then…both ladies roll on top of each other. I'm assuming it was supposed to be a roll up, but it didn't look pretty.
Both ladies are up. Layla goes for the jackknife cover, but only gets one. A stiff kick in the lady parts from Lalya leaves Tamina bent over in pain.
Layla bounces off the corner ropes for the LOL: LOTS OF LAYLA. Pin attempt only gets one.
A flying face buster leaves Tamina down on the mat. Layla then backs her thing up right into Tamina's face.
Tamina has to rolls out of the ring to catch a breather.
Layla is right there to deliver a kick to Tamina's face. Layla climbs through the ropes and gets a running start on the apron…
Only for Tamina to pull the skirt out from under her. Layla takes a nasty fall.
JBL: "I don't think I've ever seen that counter before. Very effective!"
Tamina follows with a stiff kick to the face and rolls Layla back into the ring. Another kick only gets a two count.
Mathews thanks JBL for the V-day text. JBL denies it ever happened.
Tamina with the headlock. Layla tries to throw some 'bows to break free, but Tamina slams her back down to the mat.
Back to the headlock. Layla makes her way to a standing base, but she is sent flying into the corner. Tamina tries to follow with a splash. Layla is able to move out of the way in time. A roll up attempt only gets two.
A strange floppy cover gets another two count.
Layla with a series of wild kicks, a few of them actually connecting. Off the ropes Layla goes, but she ends up right in Tamina's arms. Tamina hits the Samoan drop and drags Layla into position.
To the top rope we go, and the Superfly Splash gets the three count.
Recap of CM Punk stealing The Rock's WWE Championship on Monday Night Raw.
IF YOU SMEEEEEELLL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKIN'!
Out comes The Rock to a huge pop from Little Rock. Maybe they look up to him like a big brother?
Screw you, I thought it was funny.
The Rock is about to talk, but the crowd is too loud to let him go.
Camera cuts to some fine ladies in the front row. I can see why Rocky might have been a bit distracted.
The Rock finally is able to speak. He wants to make something perfectly clear to CM Punk. He might have run off with The Rock's title, but that doesn't make him champion.
All it means is he made a trade. Holding The Rock's title for an ass kicking he'll remember for the rest of his life.
A "Rocky" chant breaks out in the arena.
The Rock is going to make Punk suffer. The People want Punk to suffer because he is acting like a spoiled little boy. Punk loses his toy, and he tries to steal it back.
The Rock ain't no spoiled little boy, though. The Rock is a man. It took The Rock ten long years to win the title back, but it will take one night to make sure Punk never touches it again.
Punk and Heyman on the Titantron via satellite. Punk corrects The Rock, stating that it's not a belt.
It's a "Championship Title."
And it belongs to the "Best in the World," CM Punk. Punk says The Rock shouldn't be telling lies. Punk won the belt fair and square at Royal Rumble. It was The Rock who stole the title, and it's The Rock throwing a fit.
And that fits right into Punk's hand.
He wants The Rock to snap, to get disqualified. Because that means Punk will win the belt.
Come Sunday, "The People's Era" will be over. CM Punk will become the reigning, defending WWE Champion.
The Rock tells Punk he talks a big game. But these days the words are worthless. He said he would stop The Rock at the Rumble, but he didn't. Punk said he would leave as WWE Champion, but he didn't. Even after The Shield put The Rock through the table, at the end of the night Punk got beat.
The Rock will tell Punk what will happen. Come Monday morning, Punk will realize that he failed. Punk needs to learn that he's a spoiled little boy standing in the way of a steamroller of a man.
The Rock will defeat CM Punk this Sunday, and then will go onto WrestleMania WWE Champion.
Punk knows it, Heyman knows it, and the WWE Universe knows it.
Rock: "If you smell. What The Rock. Is cookin'"
3MB vs. Brodus Clay & Tensai
JBL: "Brodus just passed his physical. Turns out his blood type was gravy."
JBL: "We got guys who can't dance facing guys who can't sing!"
I could do a whole post on the great things JBL says on commentary.
Heath Slater & Jinder Mahal will be representing 3MB tonight.
Slater and Tensai start the match. Slater tries to impress Tensai with his dance moves.
Tensai unfortunately counters with some moves of his own.
Slater take the opening to deliver a few blows. He attempts to whip Tensai across the ring, but it's countered. Tensai bends over to toss Slater, but eats a kick to the face. Slater goes back to the dance moves.
Tensai goes with the right to the jaw.
The big man drops the elbow. Drew distracts Tensai long enough for Slater to get up and deliver a high kick.
Tag made to Mahal. 2/3MB team up on Tensai. Slater finally leaves the ring, allowing Tensai to get back to his feet. The pair in the ring exchange blows. Tensai off the ropes, but a big boot by Mahal drops the giant. Cover only gets a one count.
Mahal going to work on Tensai's neck. Tensai quickly makes it to his feet. Mahal runs the rope…
Right into Tensai's grasp. Tensai with the spinning sidewalk slam and makes the tag to Brodus.
Brodus gets some shine with a clothesline-clothesline-"Shee-plex" combo.
Slater comes flying off the top rope to help is friend, but is dropped by Brodus.
Mahal is in one corner, Slater the opposite. Tensai makes his way into the ring.
And a pair of splashes from the big men drop 2/3MB.
Drew jumps on the apron, but is pushed off by Brodus. A chokebomb from Tensai leaves Mahal sprawled on the mat. A running splash by Brodus finishes him off.
Team Funky in Japan are your winners.
Naomi and Cameron in the ring with pompoms to dance the night away.
SIERRA HOTEL INDIA ECHO LIMA DELTA! THE SHIELD
NOT SO FAST MY FRIENDS!
The Shield making their way down to the ring through the audience. The quickly head into the ring to lay Brodus and Tensai out. Tensai gets sent into the steel steps, while Brodus eats a triple power bomb.
Mathews: "What injustice was done here tonight?
JBL: "Maybe it was the dancing?"
Dean Amborse on the mic. He tells the audience that they better not dare to believe that this Sunday will be any different. John Cena, Sheamus, and Ryback will learn the hard way that their actions have consequences. They will be put on trial, they will be sentenced, and they will believe in The Shield!
Recap of Antonio Cesaro kicking The Miz's ass.
The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes
The Miz is sporting the Diamond Dallas Page look, but with the bandages around his arm and shoulder.
Bell rings and The Miz lands the first strike, sending Cody backpedaling. Both men circling and trading holds. Off the ropes Cody goes, right into Miz's elbow. Cody in the corner. The Miz flies after him, but eats a boot to the face. Cody hops up on the second rope. The Miz is quick to take his legs out from under him, and Cody tumbles to the mat.
The Miz goes for the leg. Cody is able to kick him off. Cody makes it back to his feet and drops Miz with a body slam.
Goes for the cover, but only gets one.
Cody circling Miz like a vulture. He goes to work on Miz's injured shoulder. The Miz tries to crawl away, but to no avail.
The Miz is finally able to make it to a standing base. He gets his shine with a pair of clotheslines -- hey that rhymed! -- and attempts the backbreaker-neckbreaker combo. Cody breaks it up halfway through and sends Miz into the ring post. He tries to follow, but eats an elbow.
The Miz charges, but Cody is able to duck under it. Miz goes for a head kick, but Cody is able to say under the leg. He gets the roll up, but Miz kicks out at two.
Cody with an arm breaker. He jumps the rope for the Disaster Kick…
And The Miz catches his legs in midair. The Miz is in position…
And he locks in the Figure Four! Cody is screaming! He can't take it!
Cody taps! The Miz wins via submission.
Zack Ryder vs. Jack Swagger
We all know how this one is going to end, don't we?
Both men circling. Swagger goes for the takedown. Ryder is able to fight him off. Swagger goes for another, and sends Ryder right into the ropes. Ryder gets to his feet and tries to get his hands up. This only leaves the midsection exposed for a few gut shots.
Swagger sends the broski into the ropes chest first and delivers an elbow to Ryder's back.
Again into the ropes Ryder goes. This time he is able to connect with an elbow. Off the ropes again, and this time he connects with an axe handle. An Irish Whip from post to post is reversed by Swagger. The "All American American" tries to follow, but Ryder puts up his knees.
Swagger don't care. He grabs Ryder's legs and hurls him across the ring.
Swagger shoves Ryder, screaming at him to "get up!" He picks Ryder up and tosses him into the corner. A pair of high knees are followed by a post to post Irish Whip.
Swagger tries going back to the well, but Ryder is able to reverse and plants Swagger's face into the mat.
Into the corner Swagger crawls. Ryder is calling for the Broski Boot…
And his "Broskis" meet bottom rope.
Swagger slams Ryder's leg off the turnbuckle. A shoulder tackle into the knee leaves Ryder screaming in pain.
Gutwrench power bomb plants Ryder in the middle of the ring.
Patriot Act from Swagger, and Ryder taps like an Army base at sundown.
Swagger grabs a mic. He wants to introduce a great friend and a great American.
That man is Zeb Colter.
Zeb states that the Declaration of Independence says all men are created equal, but it's the choices you make that define who you are. Do you choose to be a great patriot and American like Swagger and Colter? Do you choose to be like Ryder, who cares more about his hair than his country.
Colter proclaims that this country is broke, but he knows how to fix it. Jack Swagger, a great man, a great patriot, and a real American knows how to fix the problem.
And it starts right here.
Colter: "Remember. We the people!"
Swagger is screaming "We the people!" at the top of his lungs.
Hype video for the Elimination Chamber
Del Rio backstage with Striker. Del Rio is reminded that he has never pinned Show. Del Rio says he and Ricardo will answer that question.
Del Rio: "Am I the World Heavyweight Champion?"
Del Rio: "Am I the one who defeated The Big Show twice?"
Del Rio: "Did the Big Show look like a giant pumpkin last week?"
Ricardo: "Si, and a huge round pumpkin, too."
Del Rio admits that Show is right. He has never pinned Show.
Del Rio: "Will I defeat The Big Show on Sunday, and go to WrestleMania as the World Heavyweight Champion?"
Ricardo: "Si. Si. Si." etc.
The Big Show vs. Chris Jericho
Bell rings and Show goes right to work. He shoves Jericho right into the corner and delivers a huge body shot. He goes for the chop, but Jericho is able to duck out the way. Jericho tries to land a few punches of his own, but gets shoved into the ropes. He bounces back right into Show's waiting shoulder.
A huge headbutt from Show sends Jericho tumbling out of the ring. A stiff chop as Jericho is leaning against the announcers table. Show tosses Jericho back into the ring.
Show tries to climb back in. Jericho bounces off the ropes to deliver a drop kick that sends Show outside. A running baseball slide kicks the giant out.
Out of the ring Jericho rolls. He advances on Show, only to be tossed over the announcers table.
Show: (to the ref) "I'll get back into the damn ring in a minute!"
Show grabs Jericho by his frosted locks and rolls him into the ring. A huge headbutt drops Jericho. Show leans Jericho against the ropes and delivers another nasty chop. Another headbutt by Show. Jericho tries to fight back, but a high knee and body slam keeps him down.
Show drags Jericho into position by the corner. He starts to climb up, but Jericho is able to get to his feet and land a few chops. Show is having none of it and sends Jericho flying across the ring.
Show tries to follow Jericho into the corner, but Y2J is able to get the boot up. To the top rope Jericho goes. Show is right there, though, and gets his mitt around Jericho's neck.
Jericho is able to drop off the corner, extending Show's arm against the top rope.
A drop kick to the knee brings Show to his knees. A series of kicks to the head keep him there. Off the ropes Jericho goes…
Right into a huge spear by Show. He hooks the leg, but Jericho kicks out at two.
Show is calling for the Chokeslam. He has it locked in, but Jericho is able to fight out of it with a few well placed elbows.
Jericho is tossed into the corner. Show tries to follow, but Jericho is able to move out of the way. Show's butt hits ring post.
To the top rope Jericho goes…
And he jumps right into a Chokeslam.
Jericho is able to roll out of the ring before the pin attempt.
Show debates letting the ref count to ten, but he decides against it. He picks Jericho up and tosses the little guy into the ring.
Show scoots his big booty to the top rope. He stands on the second rope. He launches himself to drop the elbow…
And Jericho rolls out of the way! A Lionsault by Jericho!
It only gets two.
Jericho goes for the Codebreaker, but Show is able to maintain his balance. Jericho rolls over the giant's head and tries to get the rollup, but again Show is able to stay on his feet. He picks Jericho up by the head…
And Jericho reverses it into a DDT! He goes for the cover!
Kick out at two.
A dropkick to the dome by Jericho. He has Show in position for the Walls! He's trying to turn Show over! Can he do it?! He's struggling!
Show is able to power out. Jericho is sent across the ring. He makes his way back to Show…
And eats a WMD! Show gets the three count! The Big Show is your winner!
Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez are standing at the top of the ramp. Show and Del Rio have a stare down as we fade to black.