John Cena vs. Randy Orton
Are we sick of seeing these two wrestling yet? Yes.
Did they still deliver an excellent match to close out this week's Raw? Yes.
Cena and Orton capped off a decent edition of Raw with a quality main event that saw each Superstar kick out of one another's finishing maneuvers.
Following a kick out from an RKO by Cena, Orton flashed a look of disbelief that really put over his desperation to win the match and retain the confidence of The Authority so that he could remain the face of WWE. It was a small thing that flew under the radar but emphasized the story of the match and the overarching storyline involving The Viper.
Cena's win was not a surprise, nor should it have been.
Orton will have the opportunity to make up for the loss in the near future as he still must face Sheamus and Antonio Cesaro to complete his matches against the Elimination Chamber field.
Sheamus and Christian vs. The Real Americans
Speaking of Sheamus and Cesaro, both men were involved in the match of the night as the Celtic Warrior teamed with former rival Christian to meet the Swiss-born Superstar and partner Jack Swagger.
The match was an excellent tag bout that put on display three of the six Elimination Chamber competitors.
Sheamus continued to prove himself as the most underappreciated worker on the roster while Christian shook off some more ring rust in preparation for the big WWE World Heavyweight Championship match on February 23.
Cesaro was, arguably, the most over Superstar in the match and that bodes well for any potential push he may receive coming out of the Chamber match in two weeks.
Meanwhile, Swagger and manager Zeb Colter continued to hint at dissension that could see the former World Heavyweight champion undergo his first babyface turn in the coming weeks and months.
Lita Takes Her Place in the Hall
The Hall of Fame announcement regarding Lita's induction on April 5 was long overdue. The most influential woman in the history of wrestling, Lita reintroduced women's wrestling to a national audience. Her high-flying style was unlike any fans in North America had seen since the Jumping Bomb Angels took WWE by storm in the late 1980s.
With the likes of Trish Stratus, Victoria, Jazz, Ivory, Molly Holly and Jacqueline, Lita helped lead a revival of legitimate in-ring work from the Divas.
She more than deserves the honor that will be bestowed upon her this year during WrestleMania weekend.
The Shield and Wyatt Family Face-off
On Monday night, two trios competing in a highly anticipated six-man tag match on February 23 stood across the ring from one another and stared the opposition down. Nothing was said on a microphone and there were no punches or kicks exchanged. Instead, tension filled the air and fans erupted at the thought of The Shield and the Wyatt Family coming to blows.
It was a perfect way to continue to create anticipation for the match at Elimination Chamber without the teams coming to blows.
Roman Reigns stepping into the ring when no one else would was awesome and really puts over his take-no-prisoners demeanor.
Easily the most exciting of the matches on the February pay-per-view card.