Tonight is the twelfth annual WWE No Way Out pay per view. The show debuted in February 1998 under the name No Way Out of Texas. It returned in 2008 using the shortened No Way Out moniker. It remained as WWE’s February pay per view stable from 2000 until 2009. Elimination Chamber as a pay per view title replaced it in 2010. This was the event’s return, replacing 2011’s Capitol Punishment show and 2010’s Fatal 4 Way event. Tonight’s show was held inside the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Here are the results.
In the opening match that happened live before the pay per view went on the air, Brodus Clay beat David Otunga by count out.
In the opening match of the pay per view, World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus successfully retained his Championship against Dolph Ziggler (accompanied by Vickie Guerrero). Sheamus pinned Ziggler after hitting a Brogue Kick.
In a non-title Tuxedo Match, WWE United States Champion Santino Marella beat Ricardo Rodriguez.
Backstage, Matt Striker interviewed WWE Champion CM Punk about his upcoming match. AJ Lee showed up and wished him good luck.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Christian retained his Championship against Cody Rhodes, pinning Rhodes after hitting a spear.
In a fatal four-way match to become the number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championships, The Primetime Players (Darren Young & Titus O’Neil) beat Primo & Epico (accompanied by AW and Rosa Mendes), Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel and Jimmy & Jey Uso. Young pinned Primo after AW turned his team and allowed his team to lose. Post-match he confirmed the change by celebrating with the winners. Post-match, Epico shoved AW, but was attacked by the Players and AW.
Triple H then came to the ring and challenged Brock Lesnar to a match at SummerSlam.
Backstage, AJ wished Daniel Bryan good luck in his upcoming match.
WWE Divas Champion Layla El pinned Beth Phoenix after hitting a hangman’s neckbreaker.
Backstage, AJ then found Kane and wished him good luck as well. She kissed him on the cheek but Kane grabbed her again and kissed her on the mouth.
Sin Cara beat Hunico (accompanied by Camacho) after hitting La Mistica.
In a triple threat match for the WWE Championship, WWE Champion CM Punk beat Kane and Daniel Bryan. During the bout, AJ came down the ring and climbed on the apron. Kane accidentally bumped in AJ, knocking her off the apron and thus distracting him. This caused Punk to drop Kane with Go 2 Sleep for the pinfall. Post-match, Kane picked up AJ and carried her off to the back, but she made “googly eyes” at Punk as she was carried off and Kane couldn’t see it.
In a handicap match, Ryback beat local talents Grimes and Delaney.
In the main event Steel Cage match, John Cena (accompanied by Mr. McMahon) beat The Big Show (accompanied by John Laurainitis). During the bout, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella, Alex Riley, Zack Ryder and WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston all appeared at various times to neutralize Big Show from winning the match. Post-match, McMahon fired Laurainitis as part of a pre-match stipulation. Cena then dropped Laurainitis through the Spanish Announce Table with an Attitude Adjustment.