This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of WWE Smackdown! Live! Tonight we have a great show as the new WWE World Champion, John Cena returns to Smackdown! Live after having been crowned champion for a record tying 16th time this past Sunday at the Royal Rumble! Luke Harper looks to try and take out Randy Orton once and for all and Jason Jordan sets his sights on Dean Ambrose and his Intercontinental title! Be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of the action!
-We open with a video package for the Royal Rumble this past Sunday then we go backstage where AJ Styles talks to Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan, asking for a rematch tonight, but they end up announcing that he, John Cena, Baron Corbin, Bray Wyatt, The Miz and Dean Ambrose will be in the Elimination Chamber match. We then go to the arena where John Cena comes out to talk about winning the WWE title a record tying 16th time. Cena apologizes to AJ and says that he's not just a guy from Atlanta and is an elite WWE Superstar that brings out the best in him. Cena says it's not time to celebrate because the belt will be back on the line in the Elimination Chamber, saying that he'll celebrate by doing what he loves most. Cena is then interrupted by Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton on the ramp,
Bray mocking Cena's "The champ is here!" chant then says that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Bray says it's his destiny to win the title and he will in the Elimination Chamber match. Bray says things are changing and if you don't believe him, ask Randy. Randy says that if he somehow makes it out of the match with the belt, he'll see John at Mania. Bray then tells John that "We're here." and they head to the ring, but Luke interrupts them right before they get in the ring, appearing behind Cena. Randy and Bray retreat then Shane comes out and makes a tag match that starts as soon as we come back from commercial.
Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt vs John Cena and Luke Harper
Cena starts off with Bray then Cena teases an Attitude Adjustment, Bray quick to counter and tag in Randy to a chorus of cheers. Harper tags himself in and hits a senton from the outside onto Randy then dropkicks him. Luke backdrops Randy onto the announce table after he faces off with Bray then Randy tags in Bray before ducking out of the ring. Luke and Bray face off again then Luke tags in Cena before Harper stands at ringside. Bray drops Cena Bray and Randy tag in and out and send Cena to the outside as we go to commercial.
Bray hits a senton as we come back for a quick 2 count as they show how Randy dropped Cena onto the announce table during the commercial. Randy gets tagged in and hits the draping DDT then goes for an RKO, but Cena counters and drops Randy. Randy tags Bray in and Bray drops Cena for another quick 2 count, Luke showing that he's either unable or unwilling to tag in when Bray is in the ring. Bray misses a senton then tags in Randy who hits Cena with a powerslam for a quick 2 count of his own. Randy knocks Harper off the apron then Cena drops Randy repeatedly before hitting the Five Knuckle Shuffle then goes for an AA, but Randy counters into a neckbreaker that sends Cena out of the ring. Harper and Randy square off the Luke takes out Randy before Bray hits Sister Abigail on Luke then Randy hits an RKO on Cena for the pin and the win when Cena tries to AA Bray.
Winner: Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton via pinfall