Airdate: Sunday, February 19th, 2012 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Results by WZRONLINE.COM
Quick Results: Elimination Chamber Quick Results
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
WWE Elimination Chamber Opener:
We open the show with a video package that focuses on Elimination Chamber as the last big stop on the road to WrestleMania. Of course there’s a lot of focus on the Chamber match itself.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the PPV. The set looks pretty neat; I think it’s the same set up from last year. Cole immediately begins hyping the Elimination Chamber matches that will be taking place tonight. Lawler says this always gets him excited because it means WrestleMania is near. The Chamber begins to lower, and Cole lets us know that the Chamber is 10 years old this year.
Elimination Chamber Match
The Miz vs. R-Truth vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. CM Punk
Justin Roberts runs down the rules of the match quickly before all the lights go out. Chris Jericho walks out in his ridiculous light-up jacket and makes his way quickly out to the Chamber and into one of the ringside pods.
Cole reminds us that Jericho won the privilege to enter the last match as he’s locked into his pod. The second man to make his way to the Chamber is The Miz, who makes his way out to the ring to a less than favorable reaction.
Miz trash talks Jericho, who’s locked in one of the pods, before posing for the crowd and heading into a pod of his own. Dolph Ziggler is the next man to make his way out to the ring, and of course he’s got his manager Vickie Guerrero in tow. Ziggler doesn’t get much of a reaction at all, but it isn’t too easy to hear the crowd tonight.
Ziggler gets locked into a pod and entrant number four into the match, and the last guy to be entering one of the ringside pods, will be R-Truth. Truth makes his way out to the ring to a bit of a non-reaction, as I can’t even see any kind of reaction from the crowd.
Kofi Kingston is the first of the two participants who will begin this match to make his way down to the ring. Kingston pauses in front of the Chamber momentarily before ripping off his shirt and heading right in, looking around the Chamber and taking it all in.
The WWE Champion himself, CM Punk, is the last man to make his way out to the ring, and if the Champ is going to retain his title he’ll have a long road to travel tonight. Punk gets a great reaction from the crowd as he makes his way into the Chamber, and slams the door behind him. Punk gets in Jericho’s face, the Truth’s, and finally Ziggler. Punk makes sure to show off the title to Kingston and Miz as well, to big pops from the crowd, before handing the title over the the referee.
The Chamber door is locked, and the bell rings. Kingston and Punk test each other out a bit before locking up. Kofi locks in a headlock but Punk fights it off. Kingston jumps to the outside in an impressive feat of athleticism. Back in the ring, Punk kicks at Kofi’s legs, hitting him with knees to the chest before sending him into the ropes and getting caught in a series of roll ups. Both men trade near falls, before Punk tries for the Go to Sleep. Kingston fights out of it and hits a nice high elbow, getting a one count out of a pin.
Kofi goes for the boom drop, but Punk counters with a kick. Punk is sent to the outside but he lands on his feet. Punk tries to suplex Kingston to the outside, but Kingston lands on his feet and hits Punk with a belly to back suplex to the Chamber floor. Kofi tries to slingshot Punk into the Chamber wall, but Punk reverses and slingshots Kingston into Jericho’s pod. Punk picks Kingston up and gets revenge by executing a suplex on the Chamber floor.
Punk beats on Kofi in the corner, stomping away at him before trying to get a pin, and getting a two count. The clock counts down and the lights go dim. The first man to enter the match will be Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler heads into the match with fire, going right to Punk and hitting a fireman’s carry, dropping the champ on the chamber floor. Ziggler pulls himself up on the chamber wall, doing exercises before dropping a leg across Punk’s head. Ziggler rolls Punk into the ring and tries to get a pin, but only gets two. Ziggler splashes Kofi in the corner before whipping Punk into the opposite corner, trying the same thing, and missing, eating the corner turnbuckle.
Punk hits Ziggler with a clothesline, then so does Kofi. Kofi slams Ziggler to the mat, and Punk hits him with a beautiful enzugiri. Ziggler is able to whip Kofi into the corner, but he charges after and eats double boots from Kofi. Both Kofi and Punk go for springboard moves, but Ziggler ducks and both men crash into each other.
The crowd is completely behind Punk. The clock counts down and Punk tries for another pin on Kingston, getting a two count. The lights go dim and begin flashing again as R-Truth is revealed to be the next entrant to the match. Truth heads right for Ziggler and hits him with a couple of clotheslines before hip tossing him over the ropes and to the Chamber floor. Truth follows by launching himself out with a splash over the top rope on Ziggler on the Chamber floor.
Back in the ring, Truth hits Ziggler with a scissors kick, but Ziggler won’t stay down for three. Punk sends Truth into the corner and hits him with a knee to the forehead before hitting a big superplex that’s good for another two count. Kofi misses the trouble in paradise on Punk and Punk tosses him over the top to the outside. Punk slams Truth to the mat before heading to the top, taunting Jericho on the... (Continues on next page)