Welcome to The LAW’s WWE Elimination Chamber coverage. The show is taking place from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
The kickoff panel features Renee Young, Booker T., Byron Saxton and Corey Graves.
The WWE has officially announced that Rusev is out of the Elimination Chamber match.
Kane told New Day that all three will be allowed to be in their Chamber match.
Zack Ryder vs. Stardust
Ryder dropkicks Stardust off the apron to the floor. Stardust came back and attacked the lower back. Stardust hit the side effect as JBL explains Stardust is working on a secret move called the “Queen’s Crossbow”, which is the Cross Rhodes and he hits it for the win at 5:56.
Tom Phillips is with Lana in the social media lounge. She is no longer talking to Rusev and doesn’t have any information on Rusev. Lana says Ziggler is funny and charming and she is more understanding of other people and their cultures now.
Summer Rae is in the ring to introduce The Miz, totally forgot these two were linked the last time we saw them. Lawler compares his last movie to the death penalty, which of course was a WWE Studios project. They show Daniel Bryan vacating the Intercontinental title and then Bryan comes out.
Miz takes credit for mentoring Bryan on NXT, Bryan says his career isn’t over, he plugs his book coming out in July, Miz says that people write books when their careers are over (that would be terrible news for the UFC with the latest book release) and tries to sell him on an image consultant and is told to “shut up”. Bryan says he will be back and states again his career isn’t over. Bryan calls Miz TV “boring” and then brings out Macho Mandow and Curtis Axel.
Miz attacks Mandow, Axel tears off his shirt and they attack Miz, leg drop from Axel and clear the ring.
Eden Stiles is in the back with Dean Ambrose, he says he is relaxed and focused because he has everything to gain, has a bubbling hatred for The Authority, Roman Reigns walks in and says he is in the corner of Ambrose tonight.
New Day vs. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro vs. Los Matadores vs. The Ascension vs. Lucha Dragons vs. The Prime Time Players in an Elimination Chamber match for the tag titles
The Ascension and Lucha Dragons start the match.
Kalisto is on top of New Day’s pod and they yank his leg down and prevent him from getting off the top of the pod. Sin Cara hit a swanton off the pod to Viktor.
Tyson Kidd & Cesaro are next in. Cesaro did jump to the top turnbuckle and hit an uppercut to Kalisto on top of the pod. Cesaro then superplexes Kalisto off the pod and Kidd lands a springboard elbow drop.
Los Matadores are next and El Torito had been standing on top of the pod and hits a huracanrana to Cesaro. Kalisto climbs to the top of the Chamber in the middle and flips off and lands on the bodies underneath. Ascension catch Torito from the top and throw him into one of the Matadores, hit the Fall of Man on the other and Los Matadores are eliminated. The Ascension then hits the Fall of Man on Kalisto and eliminates the Lucha Dragons.
The Prime Time Players are in next and Darren Young hits the Gut Check and pins Viktor and Ascension are out.
New Day are the last team to enter with all three in the match. Kidd and Cesaro toss Xavier Woods into the pod and lock him in it. Kidd catapults Kingston into a spinebuster by Cesaro, he follows with the giant swing into a Kidd dropkick but then Darren Young sneaks in the roll up and pins Cesaro to eliminate the team.
It is down to New Day and the Prime Time Players, Big E. gets Woods back in the match from the pod. They triple team stomp O’Neil as his head is lodged into the steel chain. The pace picked up a lot, Young hit the Gut Check to Kingston for a two-count, Big E. hit a belly-to-belly to Young on the steel floor.
O’Neil had Woods as Big E. clipped the knee, Kofi hit the Trouble in Paradise and they piled on him to retain the titles at 23:34.
Lana wishes Dolph Ziggler good luck and that the Intercontinental title would look good around his waist and they flirt.
Nikki Bella vs. Naomi vs. Paige for the Diva’s title
Naomi pulls Nikki to the floor and tosses her upside down into the announce desk.
Nikki comes back and misses a kick off the turnbuckle and appeared Paige was supposed to be there to take it or catch her. They did a tower of doom spot with Nikki tossing both from the top.
Nikki lifted Paige for the Rack Attack and Naomi stopped it with the rear view. Paige went for the PTO on Nikki and Naomi broke it up. Naomi then was lifted on Paige’s shoulders and went for a reverse huracanrana and Paige was out and didn’t look great, Nikki returned and hit the Rack Attack to Naomi and pinned her at 6:04.
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens in a non-title match
The crowd started chanting “Fight Owens Fight” and then went right into “Let’s Go Cena / Cena sucks”. Owens took control early attacking Cena with various strikes, Cena lifted him for the AA and it was blocked and turned into a DDT by Owens. They really got across that this was a fight and not a pretty wrestling match.
Owens hit the cannonball dive in the corner, Cena counters the pop up powerbomb and makes a comeback, suplexes him and hits the five knuckle shuffle, Owens blocks the AA and hits the pop up powerbomb and Cena kicks out.
They fight on top of the turnbuckle, Cena goes down and Owens springs up, turns and misses a moonsault off the top, Cena hits the AA and Owens kicks out.
Owens mocks Cena and goes for the five knuckle shuffle and Cena applies the STF, Owens kicks him off and then Owens hits the AA for a near fall. Cena comes back with a tornado DDT and gets a two-count followed by a leg drop from the top and got a two-count.
Owens lifted him for the package piledriver but dropped him safely on his back for a two. Cena then comes back with the springboard stunner for another two-count and Cena is frustrated.
Owens then blocks a superplex and suplexes Cena from the top for a two, goes to the top and hits a swanton for another two on Cena. He sends Cena into the ropes and comes off and hits the pop up powerbomb for the win at 19:55.
Owens says that everyone knows who he is now and he started a fight with John Cena and he ended that fight. Owens says he has some veteran advice for Cena and that Cena’s time is up, his is now and that the champ is here.
Neville vs. Bo Dallas
Neville catches him with a boot and Dallas rolls to the floor and Neville hits a moonsault off the top to the floor. Dallas is begging off and Neville goes for a kick to the head and Dallas throws him to the floor. Dallas has a cravat applied. Dallas is run into the turnbuckle and sent to the floor, Dallas comes back and head butts him in the chest and hits a DDT to Neville.
Neville blocks the Bo-dog, knocks down Dallas and hits the Red Arrow for the win at 8:53.
Triple H approaches Dean Amborse and Roman Reigns in the back and says that Reigns will not be allowed to be in Ambrose’s corner tonight or Ambrose will be disqualified.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus vs. King Barrett vs. R-Truth vs. Ryback vs. Mark Henry in the Elimination Chamber match for the vacant Intercontinental title
Barrett and Ziggler start the match. Ziggler was going for takedowns early in the match before Barrett got the advantage and was throwing Ziggler around the ring.
R-Truth is the next entrant and Barrett immediately attacks him before he gets out of his pod. Barrett drives Ziggler into the pod of Mark Henry and breaks the paneling so Henry enters the match and then the buzzer sounds and Ryback enters.
The first elimination is Barrett after R-Truth hit him with the Lie Detector.
Sheamus is stuck in his pod as the door won’t open. Eventually it is revealed he put his chain in the door to lock it and comes out when the remaining three are down on the mat.
Ryback pins R-Truth for the next elimination.
Sheamus hits the Brogue kick to Henry for the elimination.
The crowd is dead with Ziggler, Sheamus and Ryback remaining.
Ziggler superkicks Ryback, ducks a brogue kick but then he hits it on the second try and Sheamus eliminates Ziggler.
It is down to Sheamus and Ryback. Ryback fires up and goes for the meat hook clothesline but Sheamus rolls away, Sheamus lifts Ryback and hits White Noise on the steel floor.
Ryback makes his comeback and hits the shell shock and pins Sheamus at 25:13 to win the Intercontinental title.
They announce a rematch between John Cena and Kevin Owens for Money in the Bank on June 14th. They also announce Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler and Neville for the Money in the Bank Ladder match.
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE title
Ambrose gets distracted by Mercury on the floor and is stopped on the turnbuckle by Rollins and placed in the tree of woe and Rollins hits a double foot stomp from the top. Rollins has the advantage and is getting good heat from the crowd.
They had a great back-and-forth sequence of pinfall attempts, security pulls Rollins to the floor and Ambrose hits a suicide dive and takes out Rollins.
Back in the ring, Mercury gets sent off the apron and Ambrose gets a roll up for two. Ambrose clotheslines Rollins and both go to the floor, Rollins ducks a clothesline and powerbombs Ambrose into the barricade.
Ambrose hits a tornado DDT for a near fall, he ducks a springboard knee and Ambrose lands the slingshot clothesline for another near fall. Ambrose takes a buckle bomb but comes right back with a clothesline, knocks J&J and Kane off the apron and then takes them out with an elbow drop from the top to the floor.
Ambrose comes off the top and Rollins pulls the referee in front and the referee is taken out. Rollins misses with the Phoenix splash and Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds, another referee runs in and counts three at 21:47.
The two referees start arguing and then it is announced that Dean Ambrose wins the match by disqualification.
Ambrose was being attacked when Roman Reigns ran down and they cleared the ring. Ambrose said he won the match so he is taking the title.