By Carson Koschik
We start off Main Event with Jericho coming out for the Highlight Reel with the Miz. I'm not sure why the concept of a WWE Superstar having a talk show is such a popular thing, especially because they're all basically the exact same thing. But Jericho is always entertaining, and Miz is pretty good too. Side note: This may be the first time Jericho has worn a shirt under his light bright jacket. Jericho says that due to Miz being tossed around like a rag-doll by Cesaro on Raw (which is one hell of a gif if you ever cow across by the way), Alberto Del Rio will be the guest on the highlight reel. Ricardo Rodriguez, who basically comes out of nowhere, announces Del Rio, and the World Heavyweight Champion makes hi way to the ring. Del Rio grabs the mic and says that he doesn't want to talk about the Big Show because the time for talking is over, and the time for fighting is now. Well, actually the time for fighting was on Smackdown, Royal Rumble, and Raw Roulette, but I guess the "Singles Match" time for fighting is now. Jericho cuts in and says that he and Del Rio's family have some history, as Dos Caras cared for Jericho when he was starting up in the business. Jericho than states that even though his family has been good to him, he will win the Elimination Chamber Match, and go on to defeat Del Rio at WrestleMania. Del Rio disputes, but Jericho starts to (I think) insult him in Spanish. I don't speak Spanish. Ricardo, Jericho, and Del Rio just start to repeat a Spanish worked at each other, until Ricardo interrupts with a quick Spanish monologue that I don't even think Spanish people could understand. As Jericho and Del Rio make sure a winded Ricardo is okay, Ziggler's music hits and he comes out to confront two people he could very well be facing at WrestleMania. Ziggler says that they can't talk about the World Heavyweight Championship without him. Jericho throws a few insults at the WWE's Final Fantasy VII group (I hope you got that reference), but Ziggler and company brush the insults off. Ziggler says that he will cash-in his title before WrestleMania, which is hopefully true. Del Rio says that it's about time someone taught Ziggler a lesson, a lesson I think was already taught to Zigz by Cena and Sheamus. Multiple times.
We come back from the break to the start of the match, and the two men lock up. Del Rio takes down Ziggler early with a headlock. Del Rio hits a few moves on Dolph, but Dolph rolls to the outside to recoup. He rolls back in the ring and starts wailing on Del Rio in the corner, but ADR reverses and hits his beautiful sounding Enziguiri to Ziggler. Ziggler takes back some control after hitting a suplex on Del Rio. He keeps Berto grounded with a headlock, but Dek Rio takes control after hitting some big kicks. Del Rio charges at Ziggler in the corner, but Dolph dodges, and Del Rio crashes into the ring-post. I always wonder what's going through someone's head when they charge at someone at the corner. Do they think they'er just going to stay there at let themselves get tackled? Ziggler takes advantage of the momentum swing. Ziggler hits some of his beautiful dropkicks, but Del Rio catches him on one and launches him into the corner. Del Rio doesn't stay in control however, as he once again gets countered after charging to Ziggler in the corner. Seriously, you should know that you're just going to hurt yourself when you do that by now. Ziggler goes up top, but Del Rio kicks him the head a few time and lands a nice reverse superplex. He goes for the pin, but Ziggler kicks out as we go to break.
We come back from commercial to see Ziggler launch himself at his opponent in the corner (seriously, that spot has happened like 4 times in this match), but misses. Del Rio than lands a gorgeous Superkick on Ziggler for the two count. Is it just me, or has Del Rio been way better in the ring than when he was a face. Ziggler pops back up and hits his DDT (or DDZ™ as I like to call it) for another two count. After a distraction from AJ, Ziggler hits a Fame-Asser on Del Rio for, you guessed it, a two count. Great match so far, and since this match is happening on Main Event, I can guarantee you won't be seeing it again at WrestleMania. Del Rio FOR THE 90th TIME charges at Ziggler in the corner, but Ziggler slaps on the Slepper Hold, a move that has taken out exactly 0 people in Ziggler's career. Del Rio gets out of it and land a big ass Enziguiri on Dolph, and then goes for the cross arm breaker. AJ distracts the ref and Big E hits Del Rio from behind, saving Ziggler from the impending arm-breaker. Ricardo attempts to attack Big E with his bucket (by the way, does anyone know what the hell that bucket is for? Did Del Rio trade all of his cars for it when he turned face?), but it only manages to anger Big E, who chases Ricardo into the back. Del Rio makes it to his feet and Ziggler goes for a Zig Zag, but Del Rio saves himself from it by holding onto the ropes. Del Rio quickly takes advantage and slaps on the cross armbreaker on Ziggy Stardust for the win. I'm hoping that Dolph nickname catches on. Great match, but I'm peeved that Ziggler keeps losing cleanly. No one is going to take him seriously when he finally becomes World Champion if he keeps losing like this.
After some Elimination Chamber plugs, we head backstage to see Paul Heyman holding what should still be CM Punk's WWE Championship. Heyman tells Striker that CM Punk will go into WrestleMania like he's going into Elimination Chamber, as the reigning and defending WWE Championship. I really like how CM Punk is in denial that he lost the title and is acting like he's still the champion. Adding a little crazy to a heel character is always nice. We end the show with a Raw Re-Cap (which is a terrible way to end any show), but tonight's Main Event was great. It was basically just one big awesome match between Ziggler and Del Rio, and big long awesome matches are things I like to see.
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