We return with the referee counting as both men are down. A recap is shown as Cena has steel steps in hand and runs at Ziggler, only for Ziggler to hit a dropkick to the steel steps, sending them crashing on top of Cena but hurting Ziggler. Both men are up by eight.
Striker: "What a brawl! These two seem to have forgotten the whole context of the match. They just want to hurt each other."
Matthews: "Well, we've seen for a long time this slow obsessiveness eat away at Ziggler. At the same time, we have seen Ziggler ruin every opportunity for Cena. It has caused Cena to become more and more aggravated with Ziggler. A change has completely come over both men."
Striker: "Yes, and it is showing in the crowd. I never thought I would hear Dolph Ziggler be the fan favorite against John Cena."
Matthews: "Wait! Don't do that!"
We flash back to the action, where Cena is trying to hit Ziggler with an AA on the steel steps. Ziggler reverses it right into a Zig-Zag in mid air, causing them both to hit the steel. At nine, they are both up.
Cena crawls into the ring, and Ziggler follows. They stand off in the center of the ring, and they begin to trade blows. Cena blocks a punch, but Ziggler ducks Cena's, rolling around behind Cena and hitting a quick inverted powerslam.
He lets Cena get up at seven and hits a leg-drop bulldog. He doesn't wait for Cena to rise, as at five, he hits a running knee. He pulls Cena to his feet, going for a sit-out facebuster, but Cena battles back hitting an emerald flowsion.
Ziggler is up for Cena to try and hit spinebuster, but Ziggler gets his arm up latches on a guillotine choke into a DDT. Ziggler then hits his jumping elbow drop. He moves away and taunts Cena to rise who does at eight.
Ziggler comes at him for the Zig Kick (Superkick), but Cena catches it. He pulls Ziggler up and hits a fisherman's suplex. As Cena rests on the ropes looking outside, Ziggler runs across the ring and hits a flying hangman on the rope.
Ziggler is up outside, and Cena tries to come out after him only to take an apron jump kick, sending him crashing to the floor below. Ziggler pulls the commentary table apart, then gets Cena up on the other one.
Dolph looks to hit a German suplex through the table, but Cena battles out. He gets Ziggler up for a gutwrench suplex, but Ziggler pulls himself out and hits the Zig Kick, causing Cena to fall onto the other announce table.
Ziggler sees his opportunity and goes back into the ring and up to the top rope. He flies off the top rope, hitting a picture perfect leg drop, crashing Ziggler through the table. Ziggler gets up at six and is telling the referee to keep counting.
At eight, Cena moving and grabs onto the barricade. At nine, he breaks the count. Ziggler can't believe it. He grabs a steel chair and goes for Cena, who kicks Ziggler in the gut, grabs the steel chair and slams it across the back of Ziggler.
He does it a second time, and he goes below the ring to grab a table. Cena sets up the table and takes Ziggler over for an AA. Ziggler pulls out and, with Cena disoriented, hits the Zig Zag on the floor for another close count to nine.
When Cena is up again, Ziggler goes for a powerslam, but Cena blocks it. He clotheslines Ziggler for an eight count. Then, Cena pulls Ziggler in, but Ziggler elbows him in the skull. Ziggler goes behind Cena going for another leg drop bulldog. Cena catches him though for an AA.
Cena just waves at the referee to count, remembering what the win means. Ziggler uses the set up table to pull himself upright at nine. Cena throws Ziggler to the ground and positions the table.
He takes Ziggler on his shoulders in a fireman's carry and goes to the apron. Cena positions himself and launches Ziggler off for an AA through the table. Ziggler, though, catches Cena's head as he falls, hitting almost a Zig Zag pulling Cena through the table as well.
The count begins after both men crash through the wooden table leaving only splinters. At eight, Ziggler stirs and gets a hand on the apron. Cena stirs at nine with Ziggler already up, but he can't get to his feet. Cena loses at the count of 10.
Tony Chimel: "The winner of this match and qualifying for the final spot in the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match, Dolph Ziggler." (Time of (second) contest: 14:41)
A tired Ziggler with bandages all over has his hand raised and holds his ribs with the other. He yells out in exuberance "I did it!" Cena is still trying to rise.
A happy Ziggler goes over to Cena and offers him a hand. An annoyed Cena smacks it away. Ziggler shrugs and raises his hands in victory as the crowd cheers.
We end the show with Ziggler standing tall, and an angry Cena making his way toward the entrance ramp.