February 04, 2011
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – In her continued quest to wrest the World Title from ex-husband Edge for boyfriend Dolph Ziggler, “acting” SmackDown GM Vickie Guerrero stacked the deck against Edge in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match. But, just like he did at Royal Rumble, The Ultimate Opportunist found a way to preserve his title; this time thanks to help from Kelly Kelly.
Alberto Del Rio’s Royal Rumble Celebration ended in chaos
To celebrate earning a match at WrestleMania – where he will challenge the World Heavyweight Champion – Alberto Del Rio drove into the arena in a 2010 BMW M6 convertible. To kick the party off, Del Rio invited Hornswoggle to whack a piÃƒÂ±ata with a wooden stick. But when plans went awry and the Mexican aristocrat ended up on the receiving end of Hornswoggle’s swing, Del Rio assaulted him with no remorse. Next, Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston came to Hornswoggle’s aid, but the champion ended up receiving a brutal beating with the pinata stick and a session in Del Rio’s devastating cross armbreaker. The No. 1 contender showed no mercy, requiring WWE officials to free Kingston from his hold.
Drew McIntyre def. Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
In the opening Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match of the night, Drew McIntyre was the first to score a spot by dropping Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston with a devastating Future Shock DDT. The opportunity for the Sinister Scotsman came after a momentary distraction from Alberto Del Rio’s smiling mug plastered across the arena’s TitanTron.