The elimination chamber brought forth some of the great WWE moments on the road towards WrestleMania33. This SmackDown live PVP event showcased eight matches on Feb 12th, 2017. The main focus of this card was the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship title.
The event kicked off with the pre-show match between Mojo Rawley and Curt Hawkins. Where Mojo forced his nemesis down with Tilt-A-Whirl Powerslam.
The preliminary matches line up started with the match between Becky Lynch and Mickie James. The Irish Lasskicker Becky defeated the WWE Women’s/Divas Champion Mickie James by slipping out of Mickie’s Rival’s Clutches and rolling her up to get the three-count and retribution.
In the 2-on-1 handicap match, Dolph Ziggler fought against Apollo Crews and Kalisto. Before the match began, Ziggler attacked Kalisto, who just made his entrance. Then Ziggler fought Crews up till Kalisto’s recovery. Both men defeated Ziggler with Kalisto’s Enzuguiri and Crews’ Spinout Powerbomb.
Next, the Tag Team Turmoil Match was contested for the SmackDown Tag Team titles. The match started with Heath Slater and Rhyno facing Breezango. Heath and Rhyno shone in the six-team bout, eliminating Breezango with Rhyno’s Gore on Fandango and The Vaudevillians with Heath’s E-minor DDT on Aiden English. Heath and Slater were later defeated by The Usos. American Alpha eliminated The Usos when Chad Gable pinned Jey with a Schoolboy.
The Ascension was the final team to enter in the Turmoil match; American Alpha’s Gable and Jordan performed the Grand Amplitude on Viktor and were able to retain their titles.
The next match was fought between Nikki Bella and Natalya. In an attempt to settle their intensely personal rivalry both clashed inside the Elimination Chamber ring. But their match ended in a double count-out.
After that, Randy Orton faced against Luke Harper. Orton won the match by countering Harper’s Discus Clothesline with a trademark RKO.
The last match in the preliminary segment was the match in which Alexa Bliss was defending the SmackDown Women’s Championship title against Naomi. Naomi grabbed the SmackDown Women’s Championship title by countering Alexa’s Twisted Bliss by raising her knees and executing a Split-Legged Moonsault. Naomi’s win was quite breathtaking as the crowd began to chant “you deserve it” which broke her into tears of joy. With this win, Naomi will have the chance to walk into the WrestleMania33.
Finally, the main event of the card unfolded with the Elimination Chamber match contested for the WWE Championship title. Defending champion Jhon Cena, and AJ Styles were the first two contestants to enter the punishing ring. Dean Ambrose joined next, then followed Bray Wyatt leaping into the fears fight. Baron Corbin began fifth and dominated the wrestlers until The Miz was meant to join the fray, but cowardly hid inside his pod, providing the distraction for an Ambrose roll-up. Corbin was pinned by Ambrose, and later The Miz eliminated Ambrose. The Miz hen went after Cena but was eliminated by Cena’s Attitude Adjustment.
After all this commotion three wrestlers were standing in the ring Cena, Styles, and Wyatt. Styles and Wyatt then briefly collaborated to take on Cena. Later Wyatt executed Sister Abigail on Cena, eliminating Cena from the match. As Styles attempted Phenomenal Forearm, Wyatt countered it with Sister Abigail to secure pinfall and won his first WWE Championship title.
By winning the WWE Championship, he is set up for a possible Wyatt Family showdown for the title at the WrestleMania with Randy Orton.
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