WWE Elimination Chamber 2/20/11

The Road To Wrestlemania is closing in, but first we have this little thing called Elimination Chamber that will take place tonight.  Last year, HBK cost The Undertaker to start their Wrestlemania program.  Will something similar happen tonight?  Let’s find out.

We start off with an awesome video talking about the importance of winning the Elimination Chamber, and collect your ticket to Wrestlemania.

We are live in Oakland, California.  Our first match is going to be Alberto Del Rio taking on Kofi Kingston.

Michael Cole, Josh Matthews, and Booker T welcome us to the show.

Del Rio has the mic, but you already knew that.  But what we don’t know is he is committed to excellence, not like the Oakland fans.  Later tonight, 6 men will put themselves in danger, in alot of pain, but the winner will just lose to Alberto at Wrestlemania, because it’s his destiny.  Kofi Kingston is a piece of trash, he can’t stop the greatest of the great.  He can’t stop destiny, he can’t stop….

Boom!!  Boom!!  Boom!!  Here comes Kofi, and the match starts now.

Alberto wins the match clean from a Cross Arm Breaker.  A good match to start the show, and for a second, they made you think Kofi had a shot.  But this was centered around the potential challenger to the biggest show of the year, and they did a good job.

They show us Randy Orton, pacing around, getting ready for the Elimination Chamber match.  Booker said he is ready.

Todd Grisham is with Edge.  Edge puts the World Title on the line tonight in the Elimination Chamber, what is his frame of mind since the last few weeks.  Edge said with everything going on, he thought he could just relax and kick his shoes off, but that’s not happening.  History is not on his side, no champion has ever walked out of the chamber with the World Heavyweight Title in 5 years, but he has won an Elimination Chamber before, so he knows the sacrifices he needs to make.

Drew McIntyre is impressed, he said what would Kelly Kelly think right now, she is an innocent bystander, yet she is unemployed.  Edge said the Kelly and the World Title has something in common, they will never be seen with Drew.  Ouch.

Elimination Chamber video is played, so I am guessing the Chamber match is up next, but which one?

It’s the Smackdown one, for the World Heavyweight Title. 

So it will be Kane Vs Drew McIntyre Vs Rey Mysterio Vs Edge Vs Wade Barrett Vs ???

Teddy Long comes out to introduce the 6th man.  My guess is Big Show.

And it is, which means Rey Rey and Edge will start things off.

The third man is in, and it’s Wade Barrett.

Kane is in now, nobody is eliminated yet.

Drew McIntyre is in now, and he welcomed Rey by throwing him through the pod.  Wow.

Now he threw out Wade Barrett into the other side of the pod.

Enter The Big Show now.

Wade Barrett is eliminated by the Knockout Punch by Big Show.

Big Show is eliminated by a Chokeslam from Kane, after a Spear, and a 619 from Rey and EDge.

Drew McIntyre is eliminated by Kane with a Chokeslam.

The final 3 are up now.

Kane is out with a Spear by Edge, so now it’s Rey and Edge as the final 2.

Kane attacks both men though.

Edge wins the match and retains his title with a Spear when Rey tried a top rope splash, what can I say?  Outstanding match, and I don’t see the Raw Chamber match topping this, I hope they do though.  Incredible.

Alberto Del Rio attacks Edge after the match, as Michael Cole said, sending a message.  He pulls off the Cross Arm Breaker too, and here comes Christian!!!!!

He goes after Del Rio, revenge for Del Rio taking Christian out months ago.  I guess he is healthy.

Killswitch engaged.  What a segment and fantastic match.

Edge spears Del Rio for good measure, not a good idea by Alberto to attack the champ.

Wrestlemania video, featuring the Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment…The Rock.

Matt Striker is interviewing The King.  He said this is supposed to be his most exciting week of his life, but his Mom passed away last Sunday, and she has been on his mind all week.  But you roll with the punches, he has had a tremendous career, but he has never had a Wrestlemania match, and tonight, he gets that opportunity.  He thanks all of the support he has been getting this past week due to his Mother passing.  But he is ready.

Justin Roberts introduces Booker T.  Booker wants to introduce a special guest, one of the trainers of this season’s Tough Enough, it’s Trish Stratus.  Always good to see my favorite WWE Diva.

Trish said that she is busy training the future wrestlers or diva, and she has been working on a new catchphrase.  Here we go.

Finally….The Trish has come back to Oakland to deliver Stratusfaction to the Millions….and millions…..SUUUUCCCKKKKAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Tell me she did not just say that, she did.  Tough Enough will be debuting the night after Wrestlemania after Raw.  But she is also here tonight to see Jerry “The King” Lawler become the new WWE Champion, and Michael Cole doesn’t like that. 

Welcome back Trish.

WWE Tag Team Title match is up now, Santino and Vladmir Kozlov will face off against Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater.

We have new tag team champions, Slater and Gabriel won the match with a 450 splash by Justin Gabriel.  Big Zeke really didn’t interfere, but Booker was still upset he was there. 

Todd Grisham is interviewing The Miz, he asks since we saw a title change hands, how nervous is The MIz?  The Miz said it’s not 1983 when it’s good to King, it’s not 1999 when we smelled what The Rock is cooking, he will address The Great One at a later time (tomorrow perhaps?) but tonight, he takes care of The King.  Now in terms of The Elimination Chamber, the way he sees it, there are 5 losers in that match, and the winner will lose to him at Wrestlemania, because he is The Miz….and he’s, no wait, he has earned the right to say he is awesome.

Cole is about to have a “Man-crush” moment about The Miz, but….

Excuse Me.

Vickie Guerrero comes out, she said that 2 days ago, there was a tragedy.  Her boyfriend, Dolph Ziggler was fired.  Yes, he may have attacked Teddy Long, but she can explain.  The two of them were dealing with some tough issues.  He has a terrible temper, and his state of mind was confused.  Instead of doing a rational thing, he committed a crime of passion, and he is so sorry.  So, she is asking for us to….please, excuse me.  She is asking us to convince Teddy Long to do the right thing and give Dolph a second chance.  Twitter, Facebook, call Teddy, and let him know Dolph needs to be re-hired.  They deserve a second chance.

Here comes Teddy.

What is the point of this?

She wants Teddy to look inside his big heart and re-hire Dolph. 

Lucky for her, he is in a re-hire mood.

She is so excited, and he tells her to be quiet.  He hired Kelly Kelly back, and he gave her free will to give thanks to Vickie for her reign as Acting GM.

Here comes Kelly, going after Vickie. 

Kelly goes after Vickie, but Lay-Cool come out and fight with her, and here comes Trish Stratus.  She checks on Kelly and Laycool attack her.  But Trish gives the Lou Thesz Press.   Trish gives Michelle the Chick Kick, then gives Layla the Stratusphere, and gives Michelle the Stratusfaction.  She raises Kelly’s arm and this segment is done.

WWE Title match, The Miz taking on Jerry “The King” Lawler is up next.

The Miz retains his title with a clean pin fall, he hit the Skull Crushing Finale.  Moment of the match came when Lawler rammed The Miz right into Michael Cole and Booker T laughed.  Alex Riley was thrown out, and The Miz gets a strong clean pinfall here, heading into Wrestlemania.

The crowd gives Jerry a very nice ovation.

2-21-11 Video is now being shown, I wonder if the announcers will bring this up?

John Cena has his comedy bit now, eating a big old bowl of Fruity Pebbles.  Todd Grisham wants John’s thoughts on what happened Monday night, John said his thoughts are on tonight’s Elimination Chamber match, to headline Wrestlemania.

Todd Grisham is with CM Punk.  Punk said that Cena has a mental disadvantage going in, he is batting 1.000 against John, 3-0.  He can’t see John winning Elimination Chamber, he can’t see anyone winning, except him.

Wrestlemania video, we are 42 days away from the event.

Raw Elimination Chamber match is up now.  John Cena Vs CM Punk Vs Sheamus Vs John Morrison Vs R-Truth Vs Randy Orton.

It will be Shaemus and John Morrison starting things off.

In comes The Viper.

CM Punk is in now.

Punk is done with a very quick RKO by Orton.  Wow, I mean very quick.

Email sound, what the hell?

Punk is to re-enter his pod, he is reinstated in the match.  So he is going to be pinned twice?

Cena is in now.

R-Truth is in now.

R-Truth is eliminated first with a Brogue Kick by Sheamus.

Here comes Punk, with Randy waiting.

Randy Orton is eliminated with a GTS by Punk.  Wow.

Sheamus is eliminated because John Morrison did a DDT off of the structure.  He is incredible.

Now the Final 3 are Punk, Cena, and Morrison.

John Morrison is done with a GTS, he hurt his leg too, it seems.

Cena with an Attitude Adjustment on the steel ground and he wins the match.

The Miz Vs John Cena at Wrestlemania.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Other than the predictable ending here, this was a fantastic PPV, especially the Smackdown Elimination Chamber match.  Hands down, that was the match of the night.  We are seeing things slowly unfold as to what the direction for Wrestlemania is going to be, with Del Rio Vs Edge, The Miz Vs Cena, and more than likely, Undertaker Vs HHH headlining the event.  I am sorry for giving away that last one, and I will be surprised if it’s not, but who else can Taker go against right now?  Morrison deserved to win the Raw Chamber match however, and again he was the MVP.  There is no better time then now to truly give him the long push as a potential champion, so I would give him the Money in the Bank win here at Mania.  What else can he do? 

Miz Vs Lawler delivered, although again, the ending was obvious, I am just truly thrilled Miz had the clean pin fall and looked very good in the win, and we’ll more than likely get to see Cole Vs Lawler at the big show. 

We have a title change and we also had a solid match starting off, making Del Rio look good, and we saw the return of Trish Stratus and Christian.  Again, a very good show.  What were your thoughts on the show?  Email me at DJKevinGillman75@aol.com or give me your thoughts on the show here at the site.

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4 Responses to WWE Elimination Chamber 2/20/11

  1. Dave says:

    Orton vs. Punk looks like it’ll be a match at Wrestlemania as well. Glad that Gabriel and Slater got to win the title. If HHH returns, I think he’ll face Sheamus. Dream match would be Kofi vs. Rey.

  2. Kevin Gillman says:

    Yeah Orton Vs Punk will be good, but I guess we’ll find out tomorrow who Taker’s opponent is going to be. Sheamus did look good tonight though, booked strong. Plus he didn’t have the ridiculous cape…LOL

  3. Dave says:

    I’m slowly starting to warm up to Sheamus. If nothing else, he could be a good opponent for Undertaker.

  4. Kevin Gillman says:

    Yeah Undertaker Vs Sheamus would be a good match to see. As long as Sheamus doesn’t have the cape and crown…LOL

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