With WrestleMania XXVII rapidly approaching, the Superstars of RAW and SmackDown would be looking to secure their spots at “The Biggest Event of the Year” as the second annual WWE Elimination Chamber came to you, live on pay-per-view, from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. After Dolph Ziggler was fired by returning General Manager Theodore Long on the 600th episode of SmackDown this past Friday night (as well as being knocked out by Big Show and carried out of the arena after the show), World Heavyweight Champion Edge would have one less opponent to defend his gold against as Edge would defend the World Heavyweight Title against “The Ultimate Underdog” Rey Mysterio, “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre, “The Big Red Monster” Kane, and Corre member Wade Barrett inside the demonic Elimination Chamber with the winner becoming the World Heavyweight Champion with a title defense against Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania! The Superstars of RAW would also be looking to secure their spot at WrestleMania as the 2010 Superstar of the Year John Cena, “The Viper” Randy Orton, the leader of The New Nexus CM Punk, the 2010 King of the Ring King Sheamus, R-Truth, & “The Prince of Parkour” John Morrison would face off inside the hellacious Elimination Chamber with the winner earning a shot at the WWE Title at WrestleMania! In his near twenty year career in the WWE, Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler has never been the WWE Champion and has never competed at WrestleMania, but at WWE Elimination Chamber, “The King” will get the opportunity to do both as Jerry Lawler would challenge the self-proclaimed “most must-see WWE Champion in history” The Miz for the WWE Title! After engaging in an intense feud over the last month, it would come to a head at WWE Elimination Chamber as the winner of the 2011 Royal Rumble Match, Alberto Del Rio, would go one-on-one with Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston! After their WWE Tag Team Title match ended in disqualification on SmackDown, the rematch would take place at WWE Elimination Chamber as Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov would defend the WWE Tag Team Titles against Corre members Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel!
- Non-Title: Alberto Del Rio def. Kofi Kingston by submission to the cross armbreaker.
- World Heavyweight Championship: Elimination Chamber Match: Edge (c) def. Rey Mysterio, Kane, Drew McIntyre, Big Show, & Wade Barrett to retain.
Order of Entry
- Edge (c)
- Rey Mysterio
- Wade Barrett
- Drew McIntyre
- Big Show
Order of Elimination
- Big Show elim. Wade Barrett by pin following the Knockout Punch.
- Kane elim. Big Show by pin following the chokeslam.
- Kane elim. Drew McIntyre by pin following the chokeslam.
- Edge (c) elim. Kane by pin following a simultaneous Spear to both Kane & Rey Mysterio.
- Edge (c) elim. Rey Mysterio by pin following a mid-air Spear.
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (with Ezekiel Jackson) def. Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (c) by Justin Gabriel pinning Vladimir Kozlov (c) following the 450 Splash to win the WWE Tag Team Titles.
- WWE Championship: The Miz (c) (with Alex Riley & Michael Cole) def. Jerry “The King” Lawler by pin following the Skull Crushing Finale to retain.
- RAW #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match: John Cena def. CM Punk, John Morrison, King Sheamus, Randy Orton, & R-Truth to become the #1 Contender for the WWE Title at WrestleMania.
Order of Entry
- John Morrison
- King Sheamus
- Randy Orton
- John Cena
- CM Punk
Order of Elimination
- King Sheamus elim. R-Truth by pin following the Brogue Kick.
- CM Punk elim. Randy Orton by pin following the GTS.
- John Morrison elim. King Sheamus by pin following a cross body off of the roof of the Elimination Chamber.
- CM Punk elim. John Morrison by pin following the GTS.
- John Cena elim. CM Punk by pin following the Attitude Adjustment on the steel floor.
On a night where he would find out who he will challenge for the World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania, the show would open with the winner of the 2011 Royal Rumble as Alberto Del Rio would go one-on-one with Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in a non-title match! In the end, and with some help from his personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, Alberto Del Rio was able to lock in the cross armbreaker on Kofi Kingston, forcing Kofi to tap out en route to picking up the win! Alberto Del Rio has his sights set on WrestleMania in six weeks, but who will be the World Heavyweight Champion on April 3 in Atlanta?
Backstage, World Heavyweight Champion Edge is discussing his upcoming defense of the World Heavyweight Title inside the Elimination Chamber when he is interrupted by Drew McIntyre who tells Edge that Edge is the “sole reason” that Kelly Kelly was fired and that Edge does not even “care” if Kelly Kelly is fired before saying that Edge took something “important” away from him, so he is taking Edge’s “most prized possession”, the World Heavyweight Title, away from him! Edge responds by saying that the World Heavyweight Title and Kelly Kelly have something in common as they will both never be seen with Drew McIntyre!
Then it was time for the first Elimination Chamber Match of the night as six Superstars would step in side the demonic structure to battle for the World Heavyweight Title as Edge would defend the gold against Rey Mysterio, Drew McIntyre, Kane, Wade Barrett, and an unknown fifth challenger! The rules of the Elimination Chamber Match is that, two randomly selected Superstars will start the match and, after a predetermined amount of time, another Superstar will be released from one of the pods in the Chamber and this will continue until all six Superstars have entered the match and eliminations take place by either pinfall or submission with the last man in the match being named the World Heavyweight Champion! Before the match and, with Kane, Drew McIntyre, & Wade Barrett in their pods, the General Manager of SmackDown, Theodore Long, would come out to introduce the replacement for Dolph Ziggler inside the Chamber, which would be none other than “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show! With Kane, Drew McIntyre, Wade Barrett, and the surprise entrant, Big Show, locked in the pods, that would leave “The Ultimate Underdog” Rey Mysterio and World Heavyweight Champion Edge to start the match! With Edge and Rey Mysterio still battling it out, the third entrant into the match would be released from his pod as Corre member Wade Barrett would join the fray! With Edge, Rey Mysterio, and Wade Barrett still ravaging each other in the match, the second pod would be opened as the demonic “Big Red Monster” Kane would be released into the Elimination Chamber Match! With no eliminations in the match, the fifth entrant would be released as “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre would join Edge, Rey Mysterio, Wade Barrett, & Kane in the Elimination Chamber Match! Upon entering the match, Drew McIntyre would launch Rey Mysterio into the side of the pod and, shortly after doing that, McIntyre would send Wade Barrett crashing through the pod! With all five participants completely ravaged, the sixth and final man would enter the Elimination Chamber Match as “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show would enter the match and would immediately target Corre member Wade Barrett as Big Show would get his revenge on Barrett as Big Show would, with one hand, send Wade Barret crashing through another one of the pods!
Big Show would pummel Barrett further before delivering the Knockout Punch to Barrett en route to eliminating Barrett! After this, Kane would deliver a clothesline to Big Show off of the top rope and Edge would follow it up with an elbow drop off of the top rope, but Big Show would kick out of the pin! Drew McIntyre would then hook Big Show up and deliver the Future Shock DDT, but Big Show would kick out again, leading to Rey Mysterio hitting the seated senton on Big Show! Kane would then deliver a big boot to Big Show, setting Show up for the 619 by Rey Mysterio and the Spear by Edge before Kane would knock down Edge and Mysterio before delivering a huge chokeslam to Big Show en route to finally eliminating Big Show! Kane would follow this up with the chokeslam to Drew McIntyre en route to eliminating McIntyre! With three Superstars left in the match, Rey Mysterio would hit the 619 on Kane, but when Rey would go for the seated senton on Kane, Kane would look ready to powerbomb Rey, but with both men open, Edge would deliver the Spear to both Rey and Kane simultaneously before eliminating Kane! Angry over his elimination, Kane would deliver the chokeslam to both Edge and Rey Mysterio before grudgingly leaving the ring as the match comes down to the two Superstars who started the match, World Heavyweight Champion Edge and “The Ultimate Underdog” Rey Mysterio! In a war between friends and former tag team champions, Edge would manage to hit the Spear on Rey Mysterio, but Rey would kick out, much to the shock of Edge and Rey would fight back and would hit the 619 and land the seated senton, only for Edge to kick out! This would lead to Rey Mysterio hitting the 619 for a second time, but when Rey would try to follow it up with a splash from the top rope, Edge would pop up and deliver the Spear to Mysterio in mid-air en route to picking up the win and, for the first time in five years, a champion would retain his title inside the Elimination Chamber as Edge would successfully retain the World Heavyweight Title, punching his ticket to the main event of WrestleMania where Edge will defend the gold against the winner of the 2011 Royal Rumble Match, Alberto Del Rio!
After surviving the grueling Elimination Chamber Match to retain the World Heavyweight Title, Edge would be blindsided by an attack by Alberto Del Rio as Del Rio would attack Edge before locking on the cross armbreaker, but, after a six month absence due to a torn pectoral muscle caused by Alberto Del Rio, the one and only “Captain Charisma” would return as Christian would return to come to the aid of his good friend, Edge and, with revenge on his mind, Christian would assault Del Rio before hooking up and delivering the Killswitch to Del Rio! This would be followed up with the Spear by Edge as Edge would send a definitive statement to Alberto Del Rio for WrestleMania! How will Alberto Del Rio respond to Christian’s return and assault? What else does Christian have in store for Alberto Del Rio?
After taking a week off due to the unfortunate death of his mother, Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler is interviewed backstage as an emotional Lawler states that his heart is with his mother, but he is going to do what he has “got to do” to win the WWE Title and headline WrestleMania!
The newest addition to the SmackDown announce team and one of the trainers for the return of WWE Tough Enough the night after WrestleMania on April 4 as the six time World Champion Booker T would make a special announcement regarding Tough Enough as Booker would introduce one of the newest trainers for the show, which will be none other than the “Diva of the Decade” herself, seven time Women’s Champion, Trish Stratus! Trish would come out and would pay her homage to The Rock and Booker T before revealing that she is in the building to see Jerry “The King” Lawler face The Miz for the WWE Title! What does Trish Stratus have in store for the young hopefuls of WWE Tough Enough when the show returns the night after WrestleMania with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the host of the show and Booker T as her fellow trainer?
Then it was time for the WWE Tag Team Titles to be on the line as, in a rematch from Friday’s SmackDown, Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov, with Tamina in their corner, would defend the WWE Tag Team Titles against Corre members Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel, with fellow Corre member Ezekiel Jackson in their corner! At the end of a chaotic match, it was Justin Gabriel hitting the 450 Splash on Vladimir Kozlov en route to Gabriel pinning Kozlov to allow Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel to win the WWE Tag Team Titles! The Corre now has gold with Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel reigning as the WWE Tag Team Champions, but what else does The Corre have in store?
Two nights after her boyfriend, Dolph Ziggler, was fired by the returning General Manager, Theodore Long, on the 600th episode of SmackDown, Vickie Guerrero made an appearance to “explain” why Dolph Ziggler attacked Theodore Long several weeks ago as Vickie states that Dolph was “confused” in attacking Theodore Long and committed a “crime of passion” before saying that Dolph is “sorry”! Vickie then pleads with the WWE fans to convince Theodore Long to give Dolph a “second chance” as Vickie begs the fans to give both of them a “second chance”! SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long then comes out as Vickie sucks up to the GM in an attempt to get Dolph rehired and Long responds by saying that he is in a “hiring mood”! Long then reveals that he has not rehired Dolph Ziggler, but he has rehired someone and given the individual “free range” to “thank” Vickie for her time as acting General Manager before Kelly Kelly would come out and would corner Vickie before delivering a kick to the mid-section of Vickie, but Layla & Michelle McCool would come out and save Vickie before attacking Kelly Kelly and delivering a knee to Kelly on the outside! As the attack by LayCool continues, Kelly Kelly would be saved by Trish Stratus, who would attack LayCool and would deliver the Chick Kick to Michelle McCool before delivering Stratusfaction to Layla before celebrating with Kelly Kelly in the middle of the ring! How will Vickie Guerrero and LayCool respond to Kelly Kelly’s rehiring and Trish Stratus fending off LayCool’s attack?
Then it was time for the WWE Title to be defended as the self-proclaimed “most must-see WWE Champion in history” The Miz, with his “apprentice” Alex Riley in his corner, would defend the WWE Title against a man who, in his near two decade career in the WWE, has never been the WWE Champion and has never been in the main event of WrestleMania in Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler! After interfering on behalf of The Miz behind the referee’s back on three separate occasions, the referee would eject Alex Riley from ringside, leaving the title match to be contested in a one-on-one environment! Shortly after this, commentator Michael Cole would shout at Jerry Lawler long enough for The Miz to take advantage, but Jerry Lawler would fight back and would send The Miz over the announce table, taking Michael Cole out of the equation! Despite a stellar effort by the Hall of Famer, The Miz would manage to hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Jerry “The King” Lawler en route to pinning Lawler to crush the dreams of Jerry Lawler and retain the WWE Title! The Miz now looks to WrestleMania in six weeks, but who will The Miz defend the WWE Title against?
Then it was time for the main event as the #1 Contender for the WWE Title at WrestleMania would be determined inside the Elimination Chamber as the 2010 Superstar of the Year John Cena, “The Viper” Randy Orton, the leader of The New Nexus CM Punk, the 2010 King of the Ring King Sheamus, R-Truth, & “The Prince of Parkour” John Morrison would all square off inside the demonic structure! With Randy Orton, R-Truth, CM Punk, & John Cena in their respective pods awaiting release, the match would start with two familiar rivals as “The Prince of Parkour” John Morrison would square off with the 2010 King of the Ring, King Sheamus! With rivals John Morrison and King Sheamus still battling, the third Superstar would be released out of the pod as “The Viper” Randy Orton would join the match! The fourth Superstar would then be released as CM Punk would enter the match, but with the door to the pod stuck, Punk would be vulnerable to an attack by Randy Orton as Orton would pummel the leader of The New Nexus before planting Punk with the RKO in the middle of the ring en route to eliminating Punk! With the match still going on, the anonymous General Manager of RAW would chime in with an email that makes the unreal announcement that, due to a “malfunctioning pod”, CM Punk will be allowed to re-enter the match and re-enter his pod! With CM Punk being allowed to recover back inside the safety of his pod, Randy Orton, King Sheamus, and John Morrison would continue their battle in the Elimination Chamber! The fourth Superstar would then be officially released into the match as John Cena would join the fray! The fifth Superstar would then enter the match as R-Truth would enter the Elimination Chamber Match!
The first elimination of the match would see King Sheamus blast R-Truth with the Brogue Kick en route to eliminating Truth from the Elimination Chamber Match! Shortly after this, Randy Orton would target John Morrison as Orton would send Morrison crashing through a pod! Then it was time for CM Punk to officially enter the match, but Punk would opt to wait as Punk would witness John Cena going for the Attitude Adjustment on Randy Orton, but Orton would counter and hit the RKO on the steel floor of the Elimination Chamber! CM Punk would then opt to come out of his pod and would pick his spots on a weakened Randy Orton before mocking Orton and delivering the GTS to Orton en route to eliminating Orton from the match! Later on in the match, John Morrison would pull off a jaw-dropping move as Morrison would scale the Elimination Chamber to the roof of the structure before dropping on King Sheamus with a cross body en route to eliminating Sheamus from the match, leaving only John Cena, CM Punk, and John Morrison in the match! Shortly after this, John Morrison would go for a knee to the face of John Cena, but Cena would move out of the way and Morrison would go crashing, knee first, through the pod! The next elimination would see John Morrison, on one leg, attempt to hit Starship Pain on CM Punk, but Punk would move out of the way and Morrison would crash, injured knee first, which would allow CM Punk to deliver the GTS to Morrison en route to eliminating Morrison from the match! Shortly after this, John Cena would hoist CM Punk up for the Attitude Adjustment, but Punk would grab the top rope, which would lead to Cena delivering the Attitude Adjustment to Punk over the top rope to the steel floor of the Elimination Chamber, allowing Cena to pin Punk and punch his ticket to WrestleMania where he will challenge The Miz for the WWE Championship! Can John Cena defeat The Miz at WrestleMania to win the WWE Title? What else will happen with just six weeks left before WrestleMania?
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