The WWE Raw held in Nashville, on Feb. 11, 2013, is a warm-up event in comparison to The Elimination Chamber event taking place on Feb. 17, in New Orleans. Taking a look at some of the highlights from the match and the high profile contender’s records, you might want make the pay-per-view match a party event. if you’re not sure you want to lay-out the cash? Do a chip-in with friends. First let’s look at the records of the major contenders.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, was the first AA and the youngest WWF Champion in 1998. The trash talking Johnson won a total of eight World Championships. Johnson has taken more than one hiatus from wrestling to pursue his acting career.
Rock’s return to Pro wrestling gave the sport a new vigor and created new interest.. Although he is the current world champion, you have to wonder, how much time does he have left in the sport? Are his victories because of his great talent or because of a string of weak challenger? Who will take Rock down once and for all?
John Cena won 19 championships in total, including 12 world titles (having won the WWE Championship a record 10 times and the World Heavyweight Championship twice). In addition, Cena has also won the WWE United States Championship three times, and is a four-time Tag Team Champion, having held the World Tag Team Championship twice. Cena also won the Royal Rumble match twice (2008 and 2013.)
CM Punk is the longest-reigning WWE Champion. Punk held hi title up until January 27, 2013. He is officially recognized as the sixth longest-reigning champion in the history of the sport. Punk is a seven-time World Champion, having held the ROH World Championship and ECW Championship once, the World Heavyweight Championship three times.
He also won the WWE Championship twice, World Tag Team Championship, WWE Intercontinental Championship, making him the 19th WWE Triple Crown Champion. Punk has won a total of 11 championships.
Bleacher Report cites some of the highlights from the Nashville Raw , “The crowd has been electric all night but the Rock sends the voltage meter into the red with his appearance. Only Cena’s reaction comes close. After a long meandering, but entertaining, story about his days in Nashville the Rock gets down to brass tacks once CM Punk comes out to chit chat.”
“Jack Swagger has smashed everyone in his path, including Ryder earning a chance to compete in the Elimination Chamber on pay per view.” “A week after his amazing match with CM Punk, Jericho is right back in the ring with another one of the WWE’s best.”
“The Shield comes out and trashed John Cena, saying he’s been the problem for a decade!” “Rookie Bo Dallas laid into Barrett backstage. They aren’t giving up on that feud, but perhaps a win or two would help Dallas get some credibility that he currently lacks.”