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WWE Elimination Chamber Live From Las Vegas, Nevada

Monday, February 25th, 2018

Commentators:  Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman, and Corey Graves

If you missed last week’s Raw, click here WWE Monday Night Raw Live Results 2/19/18 (7-Man Gauntlet Match)

 

 

Match Number 1:  Alexa Bliss (Raw Women’s Champ) Vs Mandy Rose Vs Mickie James Vs Sonya Deville Vs Bayley Vs Sasha Banks for the Women’s Championship inside Elimination Chamber

Entrant Number 1:  Bayley

Entrant Number 2:  Sonya Deville

Entrant Number 3:  Mandy Rose

Entrant Number 4:  Sasha Banks

Elimination:  Mandy Rose, by Sasha Banks Through Submission

Entrant Number 5:  Mickie James

Elimination:  Sonya Deville, by Mickie James Through Pinfall

Elimination:  Mickie James, by Bayley Through Pinfall

Entrant Number 6:  Alexa Bliss

Sasha just turned on Bayley.  She kicked her in the head trying to get her up on the pod.

Elimination:  Bayley, by Alexa Bliss Through Pinfall

Final 2:  Alexa Bliss and Sasha Banks

Elimination:  Sasha Banks, by Alexa Bliss, Through Pinfall

What a match this was, all women used the pods and the chamber to their advantage.  Bayley used a Bayley to Belly on Sasha Banks off the top rope, but Alexa stole the pin, by eliminating Bayley after she was used by the momentum.  Sasha tries to go up on top of the pod, but Alexa flipped over her legs, Sasha took a tumble, and Alexa nails a DDT, off the top rope for the win.  Amazing ending.

Winner Of Women’s Elimination Chamber Match, and Still Raw Women’s Champion:  Alexa Bliss

In-Ring Interview:  Alexa Bliss

Alexa gives us a baby face promo, talking about dreams come true, but then she turns heel again, beautiful.  She came out here to prove there is nobody here better than Alexa.  The odds were stacked against Alexa, and she still won.  The fans didn’t think she could win,. and she did.  She just proved there is only one true goddess in the WWE.

Backstage Segment:  Ronda Rousey

Kurt enters Ronda’s dressing room.

Selfie Promo:  Braun Strowman

Braun can’t wait to enter the chamber tonight, so he can crave his way through, and go on to Wrestlemania, to beat “Beastie Boy” Brock Lesnar.

Match Number 2:  The Bar (Raw Tag Champs) Vs Titus Worldwide, for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

The champs retain their titles when they used double team moves, distracting Titus.  We just had 2 tags here, and they win when Cesaro clips Apollo’s knees, and nails the Springboard White Noise for the win.

Winners, and STILL Raw Tag Team Champions:  The Bar, by pinfall

 

Last Monday:  Nia Jax and Asuka

Backstage Segment:  Nia Jax

We see Asuka mask, and Nia steps on it, now we are ready.

Match Number 3:  Asuka Vs Nia Jax

Nia was impressive in this match, she countered everything Asuka threw at her, including getting out of the Armbar.  But Nia was a bit cocky here, and talked trash to Asuka, but “The Empress of Tomorrow” rolls up Nia for the win, and pin.

Winner:  Asuka, by pinfall

After the match, Nia goes right after Asuka, and even slams her through a barricade.  Alexa Bliss is watching on, smiling after seeing what Nia just had done.

Backstage Interview:  Alexa Bliss

Renee Young wants a few words from Alexa.  She feels bad for Nia, but she loves what she did just not.  And like Asuka says, noone, and she means noone is ready for Alexa.

Backstage Interview:  Roman Reigns

Charly wants Roman’s thoughts from Paul Heyman, saying no matter who wins tonight, they will be a victim to Brock Lesnar.  Reigns doesn’t care what Paul Heyman has to say.  He gives us a spoiler alert for us, Reigns will win Elimination Chamber, he is going to Wrestlemania, and will take Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship.

Match Number 4:  Bray Wyatt Vs “Woken” Matt Hardy

Bray comes to the ring, and Hardy is nowhere to be seen.  He sings his “Obsolete” song, and tonight, he finds himself to be deleted, and Hardy shows up.  We have our match.

Hardy played mind games throughout this match, the crowd used a beach ball again, and Hardy wins with Twist of Fate.

Winner:  Matt Hardy, by pinfall

Video:  Ronda Rousey’s WWE Debut

In-Ring Segment:  “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey

Kurt Angle comes to the ring, but before he can speak, here comes HHH and Stephanie McMahon.

Ladies and gentlemen, tonight, we will all be a part of history.  As we sign one of the greatest athletes today.  HHH says they scour all over the world to find the great athlete that can take WWE to the next level.  Men and women that will make this place exciting.  He can’t find a greater athlete than a day this Olympic Gold Medalist came to the WWE.  This is a woman who was a judo champion, she was an Olympic Medalist.  She was in MMA, where they created an entire division just for her.  Now, she is in WWE, so let’s bring out “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.

Many cheers, but some boos.  Stephanie wants to be the first person to welcome Ronda into the WWE.  Ronda says hello to the crowd.  She is often not speechless, but to be in the ring with these 3 legends, especially Kurt Angle.  It is an extreme honor.  Ronda Rousey chants, and she starts to tear up.  She wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her hero, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.  He was an inspiration for her MMA career, and even being in here.  She wants to honor that name, and earn the respect of the fans.  HHH wants to discuss the contract.  She didn’t want anything special in the contract.  No private perks, and Ronda clarifies she didn’t want to be treated like any other person.  HHH tells her she will be at Wrestlemania, but in her first match.  Ronda just wants to clarify she wants nothing special, she just wants to be treated like everyone else.  Steph puts Ronda’s hand on the paper, and Kurt talks to HHH, Ronda wants to hear something from Kurt.  He is in awe of this, since he came into the company, HHH and Stephanie has wanted to get Ronda into this company since Wrestlemania 31.  Payback for what happened, when Ronda almost broke Steph’s arm.  HHH says that b—- will be theirs.  HHH cuts him off, saying Kurt hasn’t been the same this week, he was hospitalized with the flu.  He walks Kurt out, and Kurt asks Steph didn’t he hear her say Ronda is a has-been?  Ronda goes face-to-face with Stephanie.  HHH backs them up, gets Steph out of the ring, and now he goes face-to-face with HHH, and Ronda smacks the arm away, and lays him out with a BELLY TO BELLY SUPLEX THROUGH THE TABLE!!  Stephanie now slaps Ronda, and this irate Ronda.  She did not put her hand on Steph, but she did officially sign the contract.

Wrestlemania 34 in 42 days

Match Number 5:  The Miz (WWE IC Champ) Vs Finn Balor Vs Seth Rollins Vs Braun Strowman Vs Elias Vs John Cena Vs Roman Reigns in an Elimination Chamber Match

In-Ring Concert:  Elias

Oh lordy, we have a concert from Elias.  And of course, his name is Elias.  He has one question for us tonight?  Who wants to walk with Elias.  It’s a little strange being inside the Elimination Chamber.  Then again, they are in Vegas.  So he is sure we are used to seeing someone we love behind the bars.  But this is Elias’ night, because he is one step away from achieving his greatest performance of his life.  And that is when he beats Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania, and we will all know WWE stands for Walk with Elias.  He is the last entrant, and will stand back and watch all of these animals tear up each other, then he will pick up the scraps.  But he thought he sings us a song, but Vegas, this isn’t for you.  He doesn’t believe in playing for anyone who lives in sin.  So this sing is for him, so he wants us all to silence our cellphones, hold our applause, and most of all, shut our mouths.

He tries to tell us who the winner at Elimination Chamber will be, it won’t be Finn.  So he needs us to shut our mouths, and let Elias finish.  So how about he doesn’t sing, and goes right to the pod.  The thing is he hit the right pitch, so he will continue.

This is a hilarious song.  He isn’t afraid of anyone, not even the “Monster Among Men”

BRAAAAAAUUUUUUNNNNN

Our match will start now.

Entrant Number 1:  The Miz

Entrant Number 2:  Finn Balor

Entrant Number 3:  Seth Rollins

Entrant Number 4:  John Cena

Entrant Number 5:  Roman Reigns

Entrant Number 6:  Braun Strowman

Elimination:  The Miz. by Braun Strowman, Through Pinfall

Entrant Number 7:  Elias

Elimination:  Elias, by Braun Strowman, Through Pinfall

Elimination:  John Cena, by Braun Strowman, Through Pinfall

Elimination:  Finn Balor, by Braun Strowman, Through Pinfall

Elimination:  Seth Rollins, by Braun Strowman, Through Pinfall

Final 2:  Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman

Elimination:  Braun Strowman, by Roman Reigns, Through Pinfall

Strowman dominated this match, and it took 2 spears by Reigns to get it done.  Another great match by all 7 men.  After the match, Strowman lays out Reigns, and sends through the pod.  Reigns Vs Lesnar is set for Wrestlemania.  Roman wins, but Strowman is left standing.  The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

This was a 2 match show, and the contract signing of Ronda Rousey, which sets the stage for Wrestlemania.  The 2 Chamber matches were done very well.  While the finishes were predictable, the execution was fantastic.  I want to see what direction Braun is going.  He deserves a big match, maybe he is added to Brock Vs Reigns?  But we know now he won’t be Ronda’s tag team partner.  That belongs to Kurt Angle.  Now the real road to Wrestlemania begins tomorrow night.  Share me your thoughts on tonight’s show.  I will talk to you tomorrow.

WWE Elimination Chamber Kick-Off Show

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Commentators:  Renee Young, David Otunga, Peter Rosenberg, and Booker T

2 Elimination Chamber matches, and Ronda Rousey is here to sign her first Raw WWE contract.

Social Media Lounge:

Charly Caruso is here to welcome us to the show.  Paul Heyman is in the house, question is why?  Ronda Rousey also will sign her official WWE Raw contract, and we see her enter the building earlier tonight.  Kurt Angle will be the guest later tonight, and we can ask him questions.

Video:  1st Ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match For The Raw Women’s Championship

Paige joins the panel.  Paige has Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville participate in the Chamber match, while Paige is disappointed in not being in this match, she has confidence in both Mandy and Sonya.  She serves as their mentor, and they will work as a unit.  Booker talks about this being more than a win, this is about history.  Paige talks about the addition of Ronda Rousey.  She talks about in the UFC, you only fight twice a year, but in WWE, you fight 2 times 100.  So good luck.

Backstage Interview:  Bayley and Sasha Banks

Mike Rome is with Sasha and Bayley.  Can they be on the same page tonight, when Mandy and Sonya work as a unit.  They talk about they don’t have the experience they do, and it doesn’t matter what happens, they will win.  Sasha talks about Mickie being used by Alexa, and it’s a mistake and Mickie shows up saying she isn’t being used by anybody, she knows what she is doing.  But when those pods open, their friendship will be over, quicker than a hiccup.

Elimination Chamber Kick-Off Match:  Gallows and Anderson Vs The Miztourage

Selfie Promo:  The Miz

The Miz is entering the Chamber match number 1, is he happy about that?  No, but when you are the most-see WWE Superstar, it’s proof that he will show us how awesome he can be.

Tonight:  Bray Wyatt Vs Matt Hardy

Video:  Bray Wyatt

Matt tells us he enters the Abigail tomb tonight, and he will do whatever it takes to delete Bray Wyatt.

Video:  Asuka Vs Nia Jax

873 straight days of being undefeated, 246 straight wins since Asuka came into the WWE.  Can that streak ends tonight?  If Nia wins, she is in a Women’s Title match in a Triple Threat match at Wrestlemania.

Last Monday:  7-Man Gauntlet Match

What an awesome match that was last week, such a fun 2 hours.

Backstage Interview:  Seth Rollins

Charly asks Seth how can he top last week’s performance?  Seth says what happened last week meant nothing, because tonight means everything in his life.  He needs to beat Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.

Tonight:  The Bar Vs Titus Worldwide for Raw Tag Team Championship

Social Media Lounge:  Kurt Angle

The panelists ask Kurt how his son is doing, and Jason is recovering from surgery, and he should be back after Wrestlemania.  Who wins the 2 respective Chamber matches?  Kurt says it’s wide open, but he wouldn’t count John Cena out.  Peter asks John if this is the last chance to make Mania?  Of course not.  But he goes back to Women’s Chamber match.  He believes in Alexa Bliss, there are some great women in that match, but he feels Alexa will retain her title.  What about the men against Brock Lesnar?  Roman, Seth Rollins, and Braun have the best chance to beat Brock Lesnar.  What about Ronda Rousey?  Kurt is happy to have her, she will be an outstanding addition to Raw.

WWE Elimination Chamber Kick-Off Show Match Number 1:  Gallows and Anderson Vs The Miztourage

Gallows and Anderson pick up the win with Magic Killer, Anderson pins Bo.

Winners:  Gallows and Anderson, by pinfall

Backstage Interview:  The Revival

Mike Rome asked for The Revival’s thoughts on what we just saw.  Scott Dawson is not impressed, because that was not real Tag Team Wrestling, and yet somehow, Michael Cole cuts them off, and goes right back to the panel.  Like we need to see more of Peter Rosenberg.

Tonight:  “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey

Video:  Men’s Elimination Chamber Match

Paul Heyman joins the panel.  This is the biggest opportunity in any man’s career to face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.  Whoever wins tonight’s main event will be face to face with Brock Lesnar.  The chamber is being lowered, and the Women’s Chamber match kicks off Elimination Chamber.

WWE Elimination Chamber begins now

WWE Elimination Chamber PPV Quick Match Results:

**Gallows and Anderson def The Miztourage, by pinfall (Kick-Off Show Match)

**Alexa Bliss (C) Wins Women’s Elimination Chamber, and retains WWE Raw Women’s Championship

**The Bar (C) def Titus Worldwide, by pinfall, to retain Raw Tag Team Titles

**Asuka def Nia Jax, by pinfall

**Matt Hardy def Bray Wyatt, by pinfall

**Roman Reigns wins Men’s Elimination Chamber