WWE Smackdown - 2nd March 2012
ORTON RETURNS TO TAKE ON BRYAN
6 days before the Elimination Chamber, The World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan interrupted a singles match between The Big Show and Randy Orton, making a statement to both superstars by hitting them in the head with the title belt. The shot to the head would have serious consequences for Orton as he was diagnosed with concussion, leaving Smackdown General Manager Teddy Long with no choice but to pull Randy Orton out of the chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship, ruining his chance of being in a title match at Wrestlemania. With Orton out of action, Bryan went on to sucessfully defend his championship in the chamber match, before discovering that his opponent at Wrestlemania would be The 2012 Royal Rumble winner Sheamus. As if dealing with a looming Wrestlemania match against 'The Great White' isn't enough, Bryan will have to go one on one this week against the man he put out of action 2 weeks ago, the returning Randy Orton.
Dolph Ziggler vs Sheamus
The Big Show vs Mark Henry
Heath Slater vs Santino Marella
Eve vs Natalya
Drew McIntyre vs Justin Gabriel
Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton
It doesn't seem five minutes since I wrote the preview where Orton returned from injury just before The Royal Rumble, but hey ho, nevermind. Bryan v Orton sounds like an awesome match up, and a contender for MOTW.