Smackdown is being taped in San Diego, Calif., for airing on 02/01/13.
- Smackdown opens up with Booker T and Teddy Long in the ring. They announce the participants for the Elimination Chamber for the World Heavyweight Championship. Sheamus, Randy Orton, The Great Khali, Daniel Bryan, Kane, and Dolph Ziggler are in the chamber. Ziggler says he's not interested because he has a guaranteed title shot already. Booker T decides that Ziggler will face Alberto Del Rio tonight. Team Hell No will also face Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara. Jack Swagger returned, and said he wanted in the chamber. Booker T said he has to earn it, as does everyone else.
- Backstage, Alberto Del Rio is looking for Big Show.
- Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio vs Team Hell No is next. Said to be a very good tag match. Mysterio & Cara pick up the win here. Kane & Bryan argue after the match.
- Matt Striker interviews Del Rio outside. Del Rio has a baseball bat but acts like he's just getting some fresh air.
- The Great Khali def. Jinder Mahal (w/ Heath Slater & Drew McIntyre). Slater and McIntyre tried to get involved but Hornswoggle stopped them.
- Teddy Long tells Booker T that it was his idea to bring Jack Swagger back to Smackdown. Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow interrupt. Booker tells Sandow he's facing Sheamus tonight.
- Recaps from Raw air.
- Sheamus vs. Sandow ends in DQ when The Shield run in and attack Sheamus.
- Randy Orton def. Wade Barrett with an RKO.
- Barrett is backstage being interviewed when he sees Bo Dallas. The two get into a brawl.
- Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston is up next. Swagger gets the win with the ankle lock.
- Backstage, Big Show finally arrived and Del Rio attacked him with the bat. Show did not fight back. Eventually Show jumped on top of a car, which Del Rio destroyed. Show jumped into another car and drove off.
- Alberto Del Rio def. Dolph Ziggler with a cross arm breaker.
- Big Show returned to the building and is backstage, holding Ricardo Rodriguez hostage. Del Rio runs to the back but Show hits Rodriguez with a KO punch.