Ten years ago today, WWE presented their final stop on the road to WrestleMania 27, Elimination Chamber. World Heavyweight Champion Edge is set to defend the Championship in an Elimination Chamber match, also on the card an Elimination Chamber match to determine who would challenge for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. Also, The Miz is to defend the WWE Championship against Jerry Lawler at the event, and the Tag Team Championships were on the line.
Kofi Kingston vs. Alberto Del Rio
The opening contest saw Alberto Del Rio go one-on-one with the Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match. Early on in the match, Alberto’s personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez distracted Kofi, allowing Alberto to take control of the match early on.
Kofi looked as though he would pick up the victory several times in this, but Del Rio locked him in the Cross Armbreaker to force the Intercontinental Champion to submit. A great victory for the 2011 Royal Rumble winner on the road to his World title opportunity at WrestleMania XXVII.
Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Edge (c) vs. Wade Barrett vs. The Big Show vs. Kane vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Drew McIntyre
Edge and Rey Mysterio begin the match, with Edge using the chained structure to gain the upper hand early in the match.
The third superstar to enter the chamber is Wade Barrett. Barrett immediately goes straight for Mysterio, beating him down in the corner. Barrett looks to take control of the match, beating down his chamber mates, After a reversal from Mysterio, Rey attempts to 619 Barrett but Edge wipes him out with a clothesline and attempts a pinfall.
Straight from Hell
Kane enters and tries to take control of the match early on and as luck would have it, Barrett, Mysterio and Edge wipe each other out with a triple clothesline.
Drew McIntyre enters the fray
Drew McIntyre attacks Mysterio and sends him flying into the pod he just left. Just as quickly as it starts the alliance between McIntyre and Barrett implodes and Barrett is sent crashing through one of the chamber pods.
Enter Big Show Stage Left!
The Big Show lays out every single superstar in the ring focusing his attention on Barrett sending him straight through the pod, before finally landing a KO punch eliminating him. Another alliance forms, and with a 619 from Mysterio, a Spear from Edge and a Chokeslam from Kane, The Big Show is eliminated. McIntyre dives at Kane to assert dominance, but Kane quickly drops him with a Chokeslam and scores a pinfall, eliminating McIntyre. Edge drops both Kane and Mysterio with a Spear, and eliminates Kane.
Last Men Standing
Edge and Mysterio are the two superstars who began this match and are the two that will end it. Kane interferes and drops Edge with a big boot. Both superstars are back on their feet, and exchange blows back and forth.
Mysterio attempts to hit the 619 and climbs the top rope looking for a Frog Splash, Edge catches him mid-air with a Spear and pins him to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
WWE Tag Team Championships
Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov (c) vs. Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel
The WWE Tag Team Championships are on the line next as Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov defend against The Corre members Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel.
Slater blind-tags into the match as Kozlov takes down Gabriel with a power slam. Slater takes out Kozlov with a Hangman’s Neckbreaker.
Heath tags Gabriel in, who hits Kozlov with the 450 Splash, Gabriel scores the pinfall and wins the WWE Tag Team Championships.
The Miz (c) vs. Jerry Lawler
The next match sees Jerry “The King” Lawler challenge The Miz for the WWE Championship. Miz takes control early on, taking advantage of Alex Riley causing a distraction and diverting Lawler’s attention.
Lawler takes back control of the match and drops a big fist on The Miz until Alex Riley interferes, tripping Lawler. Referee Mike Chioda sees the interference and sends Riley to the back. Miz, once again, gets the upper hand of a distraction, this time from Michael Cole, and blindsides Lawler attacking him from behind.
Lawler counters and bounces The Miz’s head off the announce table and threw Miz into Michael Cole, wiping out his broadcast partner. Lawler attempts a piledriver, only for Miz to counter into a pinfall attempt.
Miz nails him with a vicious kick to the back of the head, quickly following it up with the Skull-Crushing Finale to score the pinfall and retain the WWE Championship.
#1 Contender Decider for WWE Championship
CM Punk vs. King Sheamus vs. John Cena vs. R-Truth vs. John Morrison vs. Randy Orton
Main event time and we have the Elimination Chamber match to determine who will challenge for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 27. John Morrison and King Sheamus start this match off, exchange blows and counters each attempting to send the other flying into the chained structure. Sheamus thwarts Morrisons attempt to hit a Starship Pain pushing him into the chamber pod.
Randy Orton Enters
Randy Orton enters and wastes little time getting down to it, he hits both Sheamus and Morrison with a power slam, sending Sheamus to the outside. Orton throws Morrison through his pod and breaks the plexiglass. Randy is dominant in this match scoring near falls twice.
The POD of Personality Pt 1
CM Punk is the next superstar to enter but his pod won’t open. Punk tries to get out of the pod, but Orton is having none of it. Once Punk gets into the match, Orton throws him into the ring and immediately drops him with an RKO to get a three-count, and eliminates Punk.
You’ve Got Mail!
An e-mail from the Anonymous RAW General Manager pings through and Michael Cole unveils the contents, announcing that due to a malfunctioning pod, CM Punk was not given a fair go in the match. The mail continues stating that Punk can re-enter his pod and he is reinstated in the match.
His Time Is Now
John Cena enters the Chamber. Sheamus immediately goes after Cena, throwing him into the pod knocking him down and using the harsh steel chain. Cena and Morrison begin to battle it out on the outside but are both taken down by Sheamus.
Orton drags Sheamus back into the ring, taking him down, but just like Thubthumping, he gets knocked down but he gets up again and takes out Orton, turning his focus to Morrison and Cena
The Truth Will Set You Free
R-Truth enters, narrowly avoiding the blindside attack from Sheamus. After a short time, Sheamus puts Truth down with a Brogue Kick and eliminates him. Orton continues his reign of domination as he sends Morrison through the pod. Orton and Cena brawl inside the ring, alas Orton comes out on top and drops Cena.
The POD of Personality Pt 2 – Electric Boogaloo
Orton distracted by the official entry of CM Punk into the match gets hit with an AA, only for Orton to counter with an RKO on the solid steel floor. Sheamus wipes Orton out with a Brogue Kick. CM Punk hits Orton with a Go to Sleep scoring a three-count and eliminates Orton from the match.
Morrison begins climbing to the top of the dome, and manoeuvres his way to the middle of the ring, dropping to take Sheamus out with a dive, and eliminates him from the match.
Cena attempts an Attitude Adjustment on CM Punk but Morrison takes them out with a dive from the top turnbuckle. Morrison goes for a knee on Cena to send him into the chamber pod, which backfires, with his knee hitting the plexiglass.
Morrison seems injured after taking out CM Punk with a Doomsday Device from the top rope. Cena drops Morrison with the Attitude Adjustment and is beat down by Punk. Punk attempts as he did with Cena to throw Morrison into the plexiglass of the pod, Morrison grips the pod, and shifts to the chainlink wall, hitting Punk with a springboard spin kick, launching him back into the ring.
Morrison takes a shot at eliminating Punk with Starship Pain, Punk springs to life and avoids it, this results in Morrison hitting his knee hard on the mat. Punk hits Morrison with a GTS to score the pinfall and eliminate him from the match.
As Punk recuperates, he turns to face Cena, who hits him with an AA from the ring to the steel floor, eliminating Punk and securing a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania