In January's 2nd week, in a main event match, Shawn Midnight pulled a major upset and beat Big Mutha Trucker to win the Hardcore title! "Daddy Mack" used the ring environment wisely, overcoming Trucker's toughness and planting him with a Say Goodnight finisher onto the steel steps to score the victory.
In February, several Elimination Chamber qualifying matches were held. In a WWE Championship Elimination Chamber qualifying match as the main event during Week 2, Shawn Midnight outlasted Big Mutha Trucker, Tank Blazer and Corey Youngblood in a 4-man battle royal to earn a spot in the Chamber match! In Week 3, a World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber qualifying match was held during the main event. Mack Wheeler found a way to defeat Krizz Torture, Zach Wesley and Craig Bullet in a 4-way battle royal to earn the next Chamber spot!