Matches Announced For This Show (Keep checking back for more updates)
Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship: Champion John Cena vs. Ryback
Rules of the match: The only way to win this match is to incapacitate your opponent to the point they can not stand up by the time the referee counts to 10.
Events leading to this match: Ryback shocked the WWE Universe the night after WrestleMania when, after saving John Cena from a beating at the hands of Mark Henry, Ryback attacked the champion and gave him the Shell Shock. Since then, John suffered an injury to his Achille's tendon that might impact this match.
Steel Cage Match: Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
Rules of the match: The ring will be surrounded by a steel cage. In addition to being able to win this match via pin fall or submission, a wrestler can also win this type of match by escaping the cage and having both feet touch.
Events leading to this match: Brock won their match at SummerSlam while Triple H won the rematch at WrestleMania. This is the rubber match to determine who will be the winner of this feud.
I Quit Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
Rules of the match: The only way to win this match is to make your opponent say "I Quit".
Events leading to this match: This match was originally scheduled to be a Triple Threat Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship. However, World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler recently suffered a legitimate concussion and has not been medically cleared to compete. Alberto Del Rio successfully defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Jack Swagger at WrestleMania but had his ankle injured by Swagger the following night. That gave Dolph Ziggler the opportunity to cash in his Money in the Bank title shot to win the title. The winner of this match will become the number one contender for Dolph's title.
Tornado Match: WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Kane & Daniel Bryan) vs. The Shield (Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns)
Rules of the match: There will be no tags in this tag team match as all four men will compete in the ring at the same time.
Events leading to this match: Over the past few months, Team Hell No have been unsuccessful when they step in the ring with the newcomers. Not only have they fallen prey to the Shield but Kane's brother, The Undertaker, has been put out of action by these hounds from hell. Usually the Shield has three men representing them but Dean Ambrose will be fighting for a singles title later in the show.
Strap Match: Sheamus vs. Mark Henry
Rules of the match: Both men will be attached to one another by a leather strap that will be wrapped around one of each man's wrists. The only way to win this match is by tagging all four corners of the ring in succession.
Events leading to this match: Shortly after WrestleMania, Mark Henry attacked Sheamus backstage n a few occasions. The Celtic Warrior responded by embarrassing the World's Strongest Man during a tug-of-war and an arm wrestling contest. Mark Henry upped the anty in this feud when he whipped Sheamus with a belt.
Extreme Rules Match: Randy Orton vs. Big Show
Rules of the match: There are no rules in an Extreme Rules Match. The only way to win this match is by pin fall or submission.
Events leading to this match: Despite Sheamus' objection, Randy Orton lobbied for Big Show to be their partners for a six-man tag team match at WrestleMania against The Shield. Following their loss in that match, Big Show gave a Knockout Punch to both Sheamus and Randy Orton.
Chris Jericho vs. Fandango
Events leading to this match: At WrestleMania, Fandango defeated Chris Jericho in his in-ring debut. Since then, the rivalry between the two men has gone from the wrestling ring to the ballroom as the former Dancing With the Stars contestant has had a few dance competitions against the man who dances before every match.
United States Championship: Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Dean Ambrose
Events leading to this match: The Shield have been an unstoppable force since entering the company a few months ago. This event marks the first time that any member of the group will be getting a title shot. It is possible that all three members of the group can walk out of this event with championship gold.
Pre-show: The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes
Events leading to this match: This match will be taking place during the half-hour pre-show that will be telecast on wwe.com right before the pay-per-view begins. While there are no real issues between these men, both men are in need of victories to propel themselves back into the limelight.
Results of the Prior 3 WWE PPV Events
WrestleMania XXIX - MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, NJ 4/7/13
- The Shield beat Big Show, Randy Orton and Sheamus
- Mark Henry beat Ryback
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Champions Kane & Daniel Bryan beat Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston
- Fandango beat Chris Jericho
- World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Alberto Del Rio beat Jack Swagger
- Undertaker beat CM Punk
- Career Threatening No Holds Barred Match: Triple H beat Brock Lesnar
- WWE Championship: John Cena beat The Rock to win the title
Elimination Chamber 2013 - New Orleans Arena; New Orleans, LA 2/17/13
- World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Alberto Del Rio beat Big Show
- US Championship: Champion Antonio Cesaro beat The Miz via DQ
- Elimination Chamber: Jack Swagger beat Randy Orton, Mark Henry, Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan & Kane
- The Shield beat John Cena, Ryback & Sheamus
- Dolph Ziggler beat Kofi Kingston
- Divas Championship: Champion Kaitlyn beat Tamina Snuka
- WWE Championship: Champion The Rock beat CM Punk
Royal Rumble 2013 - US Airways Arena; Phoenix, AZ 1/27/13
- Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Alberto Del Rio beat Big Show
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Champion Kane & Daniel Bryan beat Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow
- John Cena won the Royal Rumble Match by last eliminating Ryback
- WWE Championship: The Rock beat CM Punk to win the title