Elimination Chamber Match
Winner challenges for the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 29.
– Chris Jericho vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Jack Swagger vs. Kane vs. Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton
We get a video package running down the rules, and a bit of the history of the chamber match.
Jack Swagger is the first man to make his way to the chamber. He’s accompanied by Zeb Colter on his way down the entranceway. Swagger has a mic in hand. He says when he holds the mic, he holds the power. When he uses the mic, he uses it to shower the fans with truth. Zeb Colter speaks the truth. Zeb is a great American and if the fans have any type of respect for their country they will stand up and give it to him. This man, Zeb Colter. Swagger hands off the mic and applauds. Zeb says they are in a den of inequity. They are in New Orleans, and on the eve of President’s day, he can’t help but think of Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana purchase, and how ashamed he would see what became of it, and this once great nation. A nation that Zeb defended with his life. And just like the WWE, they’re both full of intruders, panderers, and he spent one year in the muck with Swagger’s daddy to see people crossing borders, breaking laws, and asking for a handout. Together, they will make things right, because tonight, in this chamber, a real patriot and American will set things straight, and win one for the good guys. Mark Zeb’s words, tonight marks the beginning of a Jack Swagger era. Swagger yells out ‘We the people’ before being cut off by Kane’s music.
Kane makes his way into the chamber to a decent reaction, and heads right for his pod without a big speech like Swagger.
Mark Henry is the third entrant, and the World’s strongest man doesn’t get the warmest reaction from the crowd, although to be fair, it’s not really much of a reaction at all.
Henry stares down Swagger before making his way into his personal pod and finds himself closed in.
The final pod is claimed as Randy Orton makes his way down to the ring and into the chamber. Orton gets a really nice initial pop from the crowd.
Daniel Bryan makes his way out next, discouraging the crowd from their ‘Yes’ chants on his way into the chamber. Michael Cole reminds us that last year Bryan actually won the Chamber match on the way to WrestleMania last year.
Chris Jericho is the final entrant into the Chamber, and it’s safe to say that the fans are happy to see him as he makes his way down to the ring.
The Chamber door is locked and the bell rings, and we’re ready to begin. Bryan and Jericho circle each other before Bryan locks in a head lock. He takes Jericho to the mat with a shoulder block, but is taken over with a couple of arm drags, and a headlock takeover from Jericho.
Bryan tries to turn it into a pin, but Jericho fights out, holding onto the headlock. Bryan pushes Jericho off and eats a shoulderblock. Jericho tries to catch Bryan in the walls of Jericho, and Bryan almost counters into the No lock. Jericho tries for the walls again, but Bryan kicks him away. Bryan kicks at Jericho’s chest in the corner, wearing him out.
Bryan runs into a big boot from Jericho in the corner. Bryan flips over Jericho in the corner before heading out to the chamber floor. Bryan tries to suplex Jericho to the floor, but Jericho fights out of it. Bryan tries to lock in the No lock, but Jericho fights it off and slingshots Bryan into the chamber wall. Things head back into the ring where Jericho drops Bryan with a back body drop. Jericho goes for the pin, getting a two count. Jericho winds up and kicks Bryan in the ribs. The clock begins to count down as Jericho suplexes Bryan. The lights dim, and the next entrant is Jack Swagger.
Swagger rushes into the ring and plants Jericho on the mat before hitting a Swagger bomb out of the corner. Swagger stomps at Jericho before turning to Bryan on the outside. Swagger picks up Bryan and slams him into the chamber wall twice. Swagger stares at Bryan before hitting the ropes and driving a knee into Bryan’s gut against the chamber wall. Swagger drives his knee into the side of Bryan’s face against the chamber floor before heading back into the ring and walking into a big dropkick from Jericho. Jericho works over Swagger in the corner with a series of strikes, but Jericho misses a big splash in the corner and falls to the outside.
Swagger follows Jericho to the outside and tosses him repeatedly into the ropes before driving his knee into Jericho’s gut against and again. Swagger continues to focus on Jericho and when he turns around, he eats a top rope flying knee from Bryan that puts Swagger down on the chamber floor. In the ring Bryan hits Jericho with a big DDT before heading to the top rope. Bryan tries for a flying head butt, but Jericho moves out of the way and scores a near fall before hitting a low dropkick to Bryan’s back.
The clock counts down again and the next entrant is Kane. Kane heads in and goes after Jericho with a big chop to the throat. Kane tosses Jericho into the corner, then tosses Swagger in after him and splashes both. Kane tosses Bryan into the pile up in the corner for a huge assisted dropkick, and the tag champs team up with Kane sending Swagger to the outside. Bryan tries to roll Kane up, but only gets two and he immediately begs off. Bryan tells Kane to calm down and he asks for a hug. Kane says no, that he wants the title. They yell at each other for a bit, and both look disappointed before Bryan shoves Kane and Kane slaps Bryan.
Bryan sends Kane into the corner with a drop toe hold before hitting him with a big dropkick and a series of kicks to the chest. Kane tries for a chokeslam, but Bryan fights out, only to run into a sidewalk slam from the monster. Kane heads to the top, but he’s stopped by Bryan. Bryan tries for a superplex, but he’s stopped by Jericho. Jericho and Kane execute a perfect doomsday device, and Swagger tries to pin Bryan, but only gets two. Swagger and Kane trade rights, and Swagger hits a back elbow before trying for a suplex. Kane is able to reverse into a cover for two.
Jericho comes in and kicks away at Kane before the clock counts down once more and Randy Orton enters the match. Orton suplexes Swagger to the outside, then hits Jericho with a big back elbow. Orton runs into a right hand from Kane, but he ducks a clothesline and hits the big man with a nice clothesline. Orton hits Bryan with a rope assisted suplex before heading outside after Kane. Kane grabs Orton around the throat, but Orton is able to shove Kane into the chamber wall before tying Kane up in the ropes and hitting him with the suspension DDT on the chamber floor.
Bryan kicks away at Jericho in the corner before Jericho turns it around. Jericho takes Bryan to the top turnbuckle as Orton takes Swagger up on the other side. Orton superplexes Swagger, then Jericho superplexes Bryan, and all four men are down. Mark Henry looks frustrated that he’s having to wait, pacing back and forth and pounding against his pod walls. The clock begins to count down and Henry makes his way out.
Henry wipes out everyone in the match, taking Bryan down with a worlds strongest slam for three.
Daniel Bryan has been eliminated.
Henry heads to the outside after Randy Orton, throwing him through one of the pods. Orton crumbles in a heap inside of the busted pod. In the ring, Kane and Henry trade right hands. Henry sends Kane into the corner, but Kane dodges a splash and hits a couple of big clotheslines. Kane heads to the top and leaps off, but he’s caught by Henry, and put down with a world’s strongest slam for three.
Kane has been eliminated.
Henry turns to Jericho, tossing him over the top rope and following to the outside. Henry shoulders Jericho, but Jericho drops down and pushes Henry into the chamber wall. Jericho and Swagger team up, pushing Henry repeatedly into the chamber wall before hitting a double suplex on the chamber floor, planting Mark Henry.
Jericho clotheslines Swagger back into the ring before hitting a big cross body on the All American for a two count. Jericho sends Swagger across the ring, but runs right into a big boot. Swagger tries for the gut-wrench powerbomb, and Jericho is able to reverse it into the walls of Jericho, but Swagger kicks Jericho away. Jericho connects with a running bulldog, the he tries for the lionsault. Henry catches Jericho around the throat and throws him into the chamber wall hard.
Henry gorilla presses Jericho into the ring, into Swagger, wiping out both men. Henry places Jericho on top of Swagger, and he heads to the middle rope. Henry tries for a Vader bomb, but both men move. Swagger hits a big boot, and Jericho hits the code breaker. Orton is up and he connects with the RKO and gets the three count.
Mark Henry has been eliminated.
Swagger, Orton and Jericho are all down as Henry slowly makes his way from the chamber to the back. Henry stops on his way out and fights his way back into the chamber. He hits Swagger with a world’s strongest slam. Then he does the same to Orton. The officials try to call him off, but he hits Jericho with it as well. Booker T makes his way down with Teddy Long to try and restore order, and Henry gets out of the ring. He heads down the steps and to the back with Booker T and Long.
Swagger rolls over to pin Orton and gets a two count. Swagger hits Jericho with a series of rights in the corner, but Orton and Jericho team up on the youngster, sending him crashing shoulder first into the ring post. Jericho and Orton stare each other down and trade blows. Orton hits a big clothesline, then another, but misses a third and falls to two shoulderblocks. Jericho sends Orton to the chamber floor, but Jericho lands on his feet and heads to the top. Jericho jumps off, but leaps right into a dropkick from Orton that’s good for another two count. Orton hits Swagger with two powerslams, then tries to hit him with the suspension DDT, but Jericho comes in with a springboard dropkick for a two count on Orton.
Jericho tries for the codebreaker, but Swagger catches him with a belly to belly throw instead. Swagger tries for the Swagger bomb but Orton gets his foot up. Swagger catches the foot and clamps on the ankle lock. Jericho breaks it up and finds himself in the ankle lock. Jericho is able to counter into the walls of Jericho, but Orton breaks it up with his across the back backbreaker for a two count on Jericho. Orton backdrops Swagger to the outside, then gets both Jericho and Swagger with the suspension DDT into the ring.
Orton drops to the mat and tries for the RKO, but Jericho fights it off. Jericho tries for the lionsault, but Orton counters and hits the RKO. Orton pins Jericho for three.
Chris Jericho has been eliminated.
Swagger rolls up Orton for a three count, and this one is over.
Winner and #1 Contender to the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania: Jack Swagger