We’re on the Road To Wrestlemania! Who will survive the Chamber?
Elimination Chamber 2021 was presented live Sunday night from the WWE ThunderDome inside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Five championships are on the line. Including Drew McIntyre defending his WWE championship in the Chamber against AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Randy Orton, Sheamus and Kofi Kingston. Also, universal champion Roman Reigns will defend his title against the winner of the other Elimination Chamber match, which features Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, King Corin, Sami Zayn, Cesaro and Daniel Bryan.
Elimination Chamber 2021 Kickoff Show
Mustafa Ali vs. John Morrison vs. Ricochet vs. Elias
Winner: John Morrison – Retribution was busy taking out Ricochet at ringside, Morrison took advantage and rolled up Elias for the win.
Universal Championship No. 1 Contender-ship – Elimination Chamber Match
Jey Uso vs. Kevin Owens vs. King Corbin vs. Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro vs. Daniel Bryan
We began the match starting with Daniel Bryan and Cesaro. They began with some excellent technical wrestling. The next to enter the Chamber was King Corbin, he also was the first eliminated thanks to a Sharpshooter by Cesaro. The fourth competitor to enter the chamber was Sami Zayn.
The second person eliminated happened to be Sami Zayn. He was eliminated thanks to a Stunner from his old friend, Kevin Owens. KO entered the match fifth. Jey Uso was the last competitor to enter the Chamber.
Unfortunately for KO, even though he delivered a bunch of Stunners and a moonsault off one of the pods, he was eliminated by Uso. Uso viciously attacked KO and got his arm stuck in the Chamber door. He then was able to superkick Cesaro after he swung Bryan around the ring. Uso then eliminated Cesaro thanks to an Uso Splash.
Our final two competitors in the Chamber were Bryan and Uso. Uso tried to capitalize on Bryan’s injured left knee, but as we have come to learn Bryan is resilient. Bryan got the knees up when Uso went to try the Uso Splash off the top of the pod.
Daniel Bryan defeated Jey Uso, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and King Corbin via Pinfall
As Bryan was trying to catch his breath and gain some strength back from a hellacious match, Roman Reigns’ music hit. Apparently Bryan was going to get no recovery time.
Universal Championship Match: Roman Reigns versus Daniel Bryan
Bryan caught the champion in the Yes Lock early on, but Reigns was able to break free. After his early offense, Bryan wasn’t able to make anything happen. Reigns unloaded rights and lefts to Bryan.
Roman Reigns defeated Daniel Bryan via Submission
As Reigns was celebrating his victory he did not see Edge enter the ring. When Reigns got down from the ropes, he was immediately met by a SPEAR! Edge then pointed at the Wrestlemania sign…looks like Edge made his decision.
Backstage we saw Bad Bunny talking to Sonya Deville when they were interrupted by The Miz. The Miz questioned why Bad Bunny was even at Elimination Chamber. Bad Bunny said he was a champion and then questioned why Miz was there. Eventually Bad Bunny slapped Miz! When Miz went to retaliate he was met with Damian Priest.
United States Triple Threat Match: Bobby Lashley versus Riddle versus John Morrison
After Bobby Lashley seemed to dominate the whole match, he couldn’t leave with the United States Championship. Morrison and Riddle eventually used teamwork to take Lashley out of the equation. As MVP yelled at Morrison, Morrison decided to take his crutch away. Before he could use it Lashley caught him in The Hurt Lock, but….
Riddle defeated John Morrison and Bobby Lashley via Pinfall (Bro-Derek) NEW UNITED STATES CHAMPION
Before their tag team championship opportunity, Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks were interviewed. They were interrupted by Reginald though. He hyped them up and said they would seize their opportunity. Then Reginald said he would put a bottle of his finest champagne on ice for them.
Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax versus Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair
Reginald really ruins things y’all. What was looking like a sure fire win by Belair and Banks, Reginald came down to the ring with a bottle o champagne. He then tossed that bottle into the ring for Banks to use on Jax. Banks wasn’t about it and the referee then took it away. Jax took advantage of the distraction….
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler defeated Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair via Pinfall
Backstage we saw MVP having a discussion with Miz. There seemed to be a lot of pointing to the Money in the Bank Briefcase.
Elimination Chamber 2021 – Match for the WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre versus AJ Styles versus Jeff Hardy versus Sheamus versus Kofi Kingston versus Randy Orton
Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy were the two competitors to begin the match. Eventually the WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre entered the chaos. Once McIntyre entered the match business picked up. McIntyre threw Hardy into one of the pods and just was hitting anyone who crossed his path.
Kofi Kingston entered the match next and went right for Randy Orton. It didn’t take Kofi long to eliminate Orton! Orton was outraged and hit the RKO on Kofi and Hardy. With everyone down, AJ Styles took the opportunity to turn to Omos on the outside. Omos DESTROYED Styles’ pod, which allowed Styles to enter the match early.
Adam Pearce then came out and ejected Omos from ringside. The action continued until Sheamus entered the match. Once Sheamus entered the match he and McIntyre had a staredown and then went right at each other.
Kofi was able to hit his trust fall like dive off the top of the pod, but it wasn’t enough to eliminate anyone. Not long after Kofi was hit with a Brogue Kick and eliminated by Sheamus.
Jeff Hardy, who began the match, was eliminated by a Claymore Kick. Hardy ha pulled off some pretty cool moves during the match and looked like he was about to eliminate Styles when McIntyre got to him.
Sheamus hit McIntyre with a Brogue Kick, but afterwards kind of stood their watching his handiwork. Styles then took advantage and hit Sheamus with the Phenomenal Forearm. Unfortunately for Styles luck did not strike twice. Styles went for another forearm and was hit mid air with a Claymore Kick.
Drew McIntyre retained the WWE Championship via Pinfall in the Elimination Chamber
As McIntyre was celebrated his victory, Bobby Lashley attacked him! A very angry Lashley hit McIntyre with a Spear and then threw him outside of the ring. Lashley hit McIntyre’s head repeatedly off the announcer’s table. Then Lashley brought McIntyre back in the ring and put The Hurt Lock on.
As Lashley stood over McIntyre, The Miz’s music hit! CASH IN TIME!
WWE Championship Match: Drew McIntyre versus The Miz
Took a little extra effort, but after a Skull Crushing Finale…
AND NEEEEEEEEWWWW….The Miz defeated Drew McIntyre via Pinfall
The Road to Wrestlemania is off to a rockin’ start.
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