WWE: Elimination Chamber 2012 Results | February 19, 2012

Date: 19th February, 2012
Venue: Bradley Center
City: Milwaukee, WI
Attendance: 15,306
Commentators: Michael Cole,
Jerry “The King” Lawler and Booker T
Theme Song: “This Means War” by Nickelback



Elimination Chamber 2012 promotional poster
Elimination Chamber 2012 promotional poster

The first match was announced by Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis on January 30, 2012 on WWE.com. The announcement stated that there will be a Raw Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship. In the match, CM Punk will defend his championship against Dolph Ziggler, Chris Jericho, The Miz, R-Truth, and Kofi Kingston. The following week on Raw, Jericho won a Six-Pack Challenge featuring all six Elimination Chamber participants to earn the right to enter the match last.

On February 3, 2012, it was announced that there will also be a SmackDown Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship. In the match, Daniel Bryan will defend his championship against Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, Big Show, The Great Khali, and Santino Marella. Originally, Mark Henry was named as a participant in the match, but was removed from the contest and suspended indefinitely by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long for threatening him. The Great Khali replaced him in the match. Randy Orton was also originally a participant in the match, but suffered a concussion after World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan hit him over the head with the title belt on the February 13, 2012 episode of Raw. His replacement would be Santino Marella, who won a battle royal on the February 17, 2012 episode of SmackDown.

John Cena and Kane began feuding in December 2011, with Kane targeting Cena due to his T-shirt slogan, “Rise Above Hate”. To play psychological games with Cena, Kane began targeting Cena’s friend Zack Ryder and his on-screen girlfriend, Eve Torres, attacking Ryder and cornering Eve in a variety of situations, all in an effort to make Cena “embrace the hate.” On February 6, an Ambulance match stipulation was announced for the match between Kane and Cena.


Match Results

WWE Championship:
Elimination Chamber Match
CM Punk (c) defeated The Miz, Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) and R-Truth (32:39)

Divas Championship:
Beth Phoenix (c) defeated Tamina Snuka (07:19)

World Heavyweight Championship:
Elimination Chamber Match
Daniel Bryan (c) defeated Santino Marella, Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, The Big Show and The Great Khali (34:04)

United States Championship:
Jack Swagger (c) (with Vickie Guerrero) defeated Justin Gabriel (with Hornswoggle) (03:02)

Ambulance Match:
John Cena defeated Kane (21:21)


Elimination Chamber entrances and eliminations (WWE)

Eliminated Wrestler Entered Eliminated by Method of elimination Time
1 R-Truth 4 CM Punk Pinned after a diving elbow drop 11:38
2 Dolph Ziggler 3 Chris Jericho Pinned after a Codebreaker 21:15
3 Kofi Kingston 2 Chris Jericho Submitted to the Walls of Jericho 26:58
4 Chris Jericho 6 N/A Could not continue after being knocked out and fell outside of the chamber by CM Punk 28:09
5 The Miz 5 CM Punk Pinned after a Go to Sleep 32:39
Winner CM Punk 1 N/A N/A N/A

Elimination Chamber entrances and eliminations (World Heavyweight)

Eliminated Wrestler Entered Eliminated by Method of elimination Time
1 The Great Khali 5 Big Show Pinned after a spear 19:25
2 Big Show 1 Cody Rhodes Pinned after a DDT followed by a diving elbow drop from Wade Barrett 24:37
3 Cody Rhodes 3 Santino Marella Pinned after a roll-up 25:00
4 Wade Barrett 2 Santino Marella Pinned after a diving headbutt from Daniel Bryan 30:37
5 Santino Marella 4 Daniel Bryan Submitted to the LeBell Lock 34:04
Winner Daniel Bryan 6 N/A N/A N/A

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