The broadcast began with a great video package bout how the Elimination Chamber was the opportunity for 12 men to try and earn a main event spot at Wrestlemania.
Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and Matt Striker welcomed us to the show, and we're starting with an Elimination Chamber match. We will try to do updates during the course of the match, as a new pod is opened very five minutes.
WWE Champion Sheamus vs. John Cena vs. Triple H vs. Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Ted DiBiase.
John Cena entered first, to a mixed reaction, and they noted he was one of only two men to retain a Championship in a Chamber match, Triple H being the other one. Ted DiBiase, entering his first Chamber match, came out second. Randy Orton was out next, also getting a mixed reaction. Actually, he might have gotten less boos than Cena. Orton stared at DiBiase, who was already in his pod, during his entrance. Triple H was the fourth man out, to a big pop, and they noted he has won four out of five Chamber matches he has been in. This means Kofi Kingston who came out fifth, and Sheamus, who came out sixth, will start the match. Sheamus held the WWE Title bout in front of each man who was encased in a pod after entering the ring.
Sheamus immediately tried a pump kick at the bell, but Kofi ducked it and hit his own kicks, then a cross brodyblock. Kofi hit a dropkick and went for an early cover. Kofi applied an armbar and kicked Sheamus to the mat for another cover and a one count. Sheamus came back with a kick to the gut and a knee to Kofi's head. There was an "RKO" chant. Kingston hit some forearms to Sheamus, kicked away a backdrop attempt, but ran into a Sheamus elbow. Sheamus hit a shoulderblock. They traded reversals on a hiptoss, and Sheamus sent Kingston over the top rope. Kingston landed on the platform, hit an enzugiri, then a springboard bodypress for a two count. Kofi kicked a charging Sheamus then went for a sunset flip, but Sheamus blocked it and pounded Kofi with right hands. There was a small "Cena sucks" chant, then a "Cena" chant in response from others. Sheamus and Kofi moved out of the ring onto the metal platform. Kofi hit some kicks, but Sheamus shoved Kofi back first into the connectors to the turnbuckle. Kofi fell back into the ring, where Sheamus hit a backbreaker for a two count. Sheamus hit a kneedrop, and stomped Kofi as the first pod countdown began.
Triple H entered the match.
Triple H smiled as his pod opened. He got in the ring and went nose to nose with Sheamus. Kofi was lying on a platform outside the ring. They shoved, and Triple H unloaded with punches. Sheamus battled back with shots, but Triple H hit a jumping knee and followed with a kneedrop for two. Triple H hit a clothesline in a corner, then pounded Sheamus down. Triple H stomped him, then hit a short arm clothesline for a two count. Triple H took Sheamus onto the platform, then went to throw him into the chain wall, but Sheamus blocked it. Sheamus tried, and Triple H blocked it. Triple H clotheslined Sheamus back into the ring. Sheamus booted Triple H and went for a powerbomb, but Triple H floated out and hit a DDT for a two count. Kofi got on the top rope and went for a bodypress on HHH. Triple H ducked, and Kofi hit Sheamus instead for a two count. Kofi chopped and kicked HHH and Sheamus, then whipped them together. Kofi punched Sheamus in a corner, then hit a flying clothesline. Triple H rolled to a platform, and Kofi hit a slingshot double legdrop on Triple H on the steel platform. As Kofi got up, Sheamus clotheslined him, and pulled him into the ring for a two count. Sheamus kicked Kofi and HHH as the next countdown took place.
Randy Orton entered the match.
Orton attacked Sheamus and pounded him down in a corner, then stomped Triple H repeatedly. Orton forearmed Kofi to the mat, then stomped Sheamus, while an "RKO" chant started up. Orton kneedropped Triple H, then gave one to Sheamus for a two count. Orton threw Sheamus to the platform, then kicked HHH in the gut. Orton went to the platform and threw Sheamus into the chain wall over and over. Orton then did the same to Triple H, using the ring ropes to bounce him into the metal. Orton stomped Sheamus, then punched Triple H. Kofi Kingston, from the top rope, dove onto Orton, HHH and Sheamus on the platform. Orton rolled into the ring, and Kofi went for a springboard, but Orton hit him with a dropkick for a two count. Orton raked his boot laces across Kingston's face, then stomped him. Triple H got in and hit Orton with some punches. Triple H gave Orton a facebuster on a knee, but Orton came right back with a scoop powerslam. Everyone was down but Orton. Orton measured Triple H for an RKO. Triple H shoved it off, and we went into a sequence where Triple H, Orton and Kofi were going for their finishers. None were successful, and Orton threw HHH and Kofi over the top rope onto the platform. Orton went for Sheamus, who threw Orton into the corner as the next countdown took place.
Ted DiBiase entered the match.
DiBiase tossed Kofi over the top rope onto the platform. DiBiase gave HHH some fistdrops, then approached Orton, who was sitting in a corner. DiBiase offered Orton his hand and helped him up. DiBiase and Orton double teamed HHH in a corner, stomping him down. Then they moved to Sheamus and beat him down. Orton tossed Sheamus shoulder first into the ringpost. Orton and DiBiase took Kofi Kingston and put his head through the spaces in the chain wall, and twisted his neck against the chains. DiBiase put Kofi in a Boston Crab, choking him on the chains, while Orton stomped him. Triple H fired some punches at Orton, but DiBiase soon cut him off and they double teamed him again. DiBiase and Orton took HHH to a platform and threw him back first into the chain wall twice. Orton set up for the elevated DDT on HHH, but DiBiase stopped him and told him to do it on the steel platform instead. Orton planted Triple H with the elevated DDT on the platform. Orton and DiBiase stood by the door to John Cena's pod as the countdown started.
John Cena entered the match.
Cena exploded out of the pod with punches, knocking DiBiase down on the platform. Cena took Orton into the ring and hit a shoulderblock, back suplex and a Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena gave DiBiase a Throwback and a top rope Rocker Dropper. Cena picked up DiBiase for an Attitude Adjustment, swung his legs into Orton, then threw DiBiase over the top rope and onto the platform with the move. Orton grabbed Cena and sent him over the opposite set of ropes. Orton then went to throw Cena into the cage, but Cena reversed it and threw Orton in. Cena got in the ring and put DiBiase in an STF, but Orton broke it up and gave Cena a side backbreaker. Orton measured Cena for an RKO. Cody Rhodes threw a steel pipe in the ring, but Orton waved him off. DiBiase picked up the pipe. Orton went for the RKO on Cena, but Cena blocked it and went for an Attitude Adjustment. DiBiase charged with the pipe and hit Orton in the head with it then hit Cena in the gut with it. The announcers wondered if DiBiase had hit Orton by accident or not. DiBiase looked at both men, then covered Orton and pinned him.
Randy Orton is eliminated.
Cody Rhodes left, annoyed at what he had done. DiBiase stared at Orton as Orton was forced to leave, and he smiled a bit. Kofi Kingston reentered the ring, fighting with Sheamus. Kofi then nailed DiBiase with the Trouble In Paradise kick for the pin.
Ted DiBiase is eliminated.
Sheamus hit Kofi Kingston with a pump kick and a crucifix bomb for the pin.
Kofi Kingston is eliminated.
Sheamus went to work on John Cena with kicks and punches. Cena grabbed Sheamus for an Attitude Adjustment, but Sheamus battled out and hit a backbreaker, then a powerslam. Sheamus then hung Cena to the Tree Of Woe and drove some knees into his body. Sheamus went for a crucifix bomb on Cena, but Triple H got in and hit Sheamus with a low blow. Triple H then hit Sheamus with a Pedigree for the pin.
Sheamus is eliminated.
John Cena and Triple H were both slow to get to their feet, and before Triple H could get up, Cena jumped onto him and applied an STF. Triple H crawled for the ropes, but couldn't make it, and Triple H tapped slowly over and over at the 31 minute mark.
Triple H is eliminated.
Winner and new WWE Champion: John Cena.
Vince McMahon's music hit. McMahon walked out and said John Cena would be going to Wrestlemania, as soon as he defends his title against... this man. Batista's music hit.
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Batista.
Cena could barely get to his feet as Batista got in the ring. Batista smiled, and Cena threw a punch to his head. Batista stepped back, then charged Cena and hit a spear. He delivered a Batista Bomb for the pin in under a minute.
Winner and new WWE Champion: Batista.
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