Elimination Chamber

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The Elimination Chamber at New Year's Revolution in January 2006

The Elimination Chamber is a professional wrestling elimination-based match held in the WWE. The match was created by Triple H[1] and was introduced by Eric Bischoff in November 2002. It features a large chain-linked circular steel structure which encloses the ring.[2] The chamber's floor is platformed over the ringside area which elevates it to ring level. Within the chamber are four inner enclosures outside each ring corner.[3] While similar in profile and nature to WWE's original large scale steel-structured match Hell in a Cell, the Elimination Chamber match is a multiple participant match wherein two participants begin the match in the ring as the remaining four are held within each inner enclosure and are released into the match at five-minute intervals. The objective is to eliminate each opponent from the match via pinfall or submission. The winner is the last remaining participant after all others have been eliminated. As in the Hell in a Cell match, disqualifications do not apply. The original structure was 16 ft (4.9 m) high, 36 ft (11 m) in diameter, weighed over 10 short tons (9,100 kg) and comprised 2 mi (3.2 km) and 6 short tons (5,400 kg) of chain.[3][4] There have been twenty-two Elimination Chamber matches in WWE since the concept's inception in November 2002.

History

Origin

Before the introduction of the Elimination Chamber match, WWE only promoted two matches in a caged environment, namely the steel cage and Hell in a Cell matches. The steel cage was the first type of cage-based match in professional wrestling and consisted of four fenced walls of steel surrounding the ring apron while the Hell in a Cell was a taller roofed version that surrounded the ring and ringside area on the ground rather than the apron. In 2002, WWE announced the creation of the Elimination Chamber, a match that combined elements of WWE's Hell in a Cell matches, Royal Rumble match, Survivor Series matches and World Championship Wrestling's (WCW) WarGames matches,[5] such as the countdown timer and time intervals from the Royal Rumble and War Games matches, the large enclosed cage format of both Hell in a Cell and War Games and the elimination process from the Survivor Series contest.[6]

Brand and pay-per-view designation

The Raw brand Elimination Chamber match in January 2006

To exploit additional on-screen talent after buying World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in March 2001, the following year WWE began a brand extension that divided the roster between the two brands of WWE, namely Raw and SmackDown.[7] Former WCW President and then Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff formally announced the creation of the chamber during the October 21 episode of Raw and scheduled the match to feature participants from the Raw brand roster at the Survivor Series in November 2002.[8] The match was exclusive to the Raw brand for the first four matches and at joint-branded pay-per-view events, but upon the creation of the ECW brand in 2006 the match was instead promoted for the newly created brand at December to Dismember.[9] Beginning in 2008, the match became exclusive to the No Way Out event and two Elimination Chamber matches were featured annually for two years among the three brands.[10][11] In 2010, WWE replaced their No Way Out event with the self-titled Elimination Chamber, a new event which continued the tradition of its predecessor. From 2008–2014, the match had been featured in February events only. An Elimination Chamber event took place on May 31, 2015 exclusively on the WWE Network.[12] After the second brand extension in 2016, it was announced that the brands would return to having separate events. In late 2016, it was announced that Elimination Chamber would return as a SmackDown-exclusive event in February 2017,[13] but it switched to being Raw-exclusive in February 2018.

Injuries

Hardcore Holly and CM Punk compete in the Extreme Elimination Chamber at December to Dismember in December 2006

Triple H suffered an injury during the 2002 Survivor Series match with swelling on the inside of his throat which put pressure on his esophagus and trachea.[14][15] This was caused after Rob Van Dam performed the Five Star Frog Splash off the top of one of the chambers. Triple H also expressed concern that he might have broken his wrist and noted anything could have caused it.[16] Sheamus reportedly suffered a concussion during the Raw Elimination Chamber match in 2010.[17] Also in 2010, The Undertaker was involved in a pyrotechnics accident during his ring entrance. He was temporarily engulfed in flames on three occasions when the pyrotechnics were mistimed and his jacket briefly caught on fire. He suffered first and second-degree burns to his neck and chest and according to a WWE spokesperson the injury "looked like a bad sunburn". He was only allowed to participate in the match after being cleared by a ringside doctor and was given bottles of water throughout the match to douse himself with to alleviate the discomfort.

Match

Rules

The Elimination Chamber match is a variation of elimination-based matches which draws elements from steel cage and Hell in a Cell matches in that the wrestling ring is surrounded by a large steel-fenced cage supported by girders. The Elimination Chamber was originally a circular-like chain-linked structure, but since 2017 it is now square and encloses the ring. Its floor is platformed over the ringside area around the ring which elevates and levels it with the ring mat. Within the Elimination Chamber, facing the outside of each ring post behind each ring corner are four enclosures referred to as inner chambers or pods encased in plexiglass.[2] The match is contested by a number of participants, with two beginning the match in the ring while the other four are held within each inner chamber.[4] The Elimination Chamber in February 2018 featured a seven-man chamber match in which three participants began. Every five minutes, one of the four participants within an inner chamber is released into the ongoing match. This continues until all four have been released and so an Elimination Chamber match typically lasts over twenty or more minutes.[4] The objective of the match is to eliminate each opponent from the match by scoring a pinfall or a submission. These can occur in the ring or on the chamber's elevated floor, but starting with the 2012 event all pinfalls and submissions must take place in the ring. Disqualifications and count-outs do not apply in the process of elimination. The winner of the match is the last remaining participant after all others have been eliminated (or after all members of the opposing tag team are eliminated in either the tag team matches or the twelve-on-twelve tornado tag team elimination matches).[4] The same rules apply when the match involves six tag teams where two teams start in the ring and a new team leaves the pod enters the ring after every five minutes.[4][18]

Structure

The current alteration of the Elimination Chamber structure was introduced at the Elimination Chamber event in February 2017

According to a WWE Magazine article in 2009 by WWE's production designer Jason Robinson, who co-designed the structure, several designs for the Elimination Chamber were considered. The structure was manufactured in Colorado Springs, Colorado and took six to eight weeks to make from design blueprints. It cost US$ 250,000 to construct.[3]

The structure is made of black-painted steel with an outer structure of 16 frames, each weighing 300 pounds (140 kg).[3] The chamber is 16 ft (4.9 m) high and 36 ft (11 m) in diameter and weighs a total of 16 short tons (15,000 kg), 10 of which consists of steel.[3][19][4] Each inner chamber consists of three large steel framed sheets of plexiglass, costing US$225 per sheet.[3] The chains that surround the chamber stretch 2 mi (3.2 km) long and weigh 6 short tons (5,400 kg).[19][4]

A 50 ft (15 m) flatbed truck is needed to transport the chamber. Assembly in the arena takes eight hours to complete and eight motors are used to suspend the structure over the ring before each event.[3] When not in use, the structure is stored at a dock in Newark, New Jersey.[3] Unlike standard steel cage matches and Hell in a Cell matches, Elimination Chamber matches cannot be held at several arenas due to the structure's massive size and weight, similar to how WarGames matches could only be held at certain arenas. This would play a factor in WWE dropping the annual Elimination Chamber event.[20]

In 2017, the Elimination Chamber event returned (2017's event was SmackDown-exclusive while 2018's was Raw-exclusive). In addition, the chamber structure was redesigned, becoming square instead of circular. The pods were also changed from circular to square and feature sliding doors that referees slide open from outside the chamber. At the top of the chamber at its center which is now 26 ft (7.9 m) tall is a large cutout of the WWE logo. The steel grates between the ring and the cage were also replaced with padding. LED lights also line the corners of the structure. The redesign was for practical purposes due to certain venues only being able to house the previous structure.[21]

Variations

The fifth match, held by the ECW brand at December to Dismember, was a slight variation called the Extreme Elimination Chamber.[22] In this variation, each chamber had one of four weapons for the competitors locked inside to hold on to. When each competitor's chamber opened, their weapon entered the match with them.[23] The four weapons used in the match were a crowbar, a table, a steel folding chair and a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat.[23]

The 2015 Elimination Chamber event saw another slight variation of the match, namely the tag team chamber match. Both team members were inside of their respective pods, for a total of six tag teams in the match. This match was for the WWE Tag Team Championship. This variation was repeated in 2019, but for women and to determine the inaugural holders of the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship.

The 2018 Elimination Chamber featured the first seven-man chamber match. Due to the extra person, three competitors started the match instead of two. The 2018 event also featured the first women's chamber match, but there were no variations in the rules.

Interference

Despite the structure, interference has become common inside the Elimination Chamber. At New Year's Revolution in January 2005, Ric Flair distracted guest referee Shawn Michaels. allowing Batista who had been eliminated to attack Randy Orton so Triple H could win the match. At No Way Out in february 2009, Edge attacked Kofi Kingston during his entrance and locked himself in one of the pods becoming a participant in the match for the World Heavyweight Championship after losing the WWE Championship earlier in the night. At Elimination Chamber in February 2010, Cody Rhodes passed Ted DiBiase Jr. a metal pipe which he used to eliminate Randy Orton in the match for the WWE Championship. Later in the night, Shawn Michaels broke into the chamber to cost The Undertaker his World Heavyweight Championship to Chris Jericho. At the Elimination Chamber event in February 2013, Mark Henry took out the remaining participants in the chamber for a World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 29 after being eliminated until SmackDown General Manager Booker T broke it up. At the Elimination Chamber for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in February 2014, The Wyatt Family interfered by attacking John Cena, leading to his eventual elimination by Randy Orton. Kane would then come out to help escort The Wyatt Family out of the chamber, but would then interfere to cost Daniel Bryan the match to Orton.

Match history

The Elimination Chamber debuted at WWE's event Survivor Series at Madison Square Garden in November 2002. Since the inaugural match, there have been 22 other matches (23 overall) as of Elimination Chamber in March 2019. The Raw brand has been featured the most with eleven matches, including its joint-branded match with SmackDown. ECW has been featured in two matches, including its joint-branded match with SmackDown. The SmackDown brand has been featured in seven matches including the joint-branded matches with both ECW and Raw. The Elimination Chamber event has featured more Elimination Chamber matches than any other WWE pay-per-view event, with fifteen matches being held. Triple H has the most number of victories with four. Chris Jericho holds the distinctions of being involved in the most number of Elimination Chamber matches to date (8) and eliminating the most wrestlers (10). Braun Strowman has the most eliminations in a single Elimination Chamber match (5).

The majority of matches have been contested for a top-tier championship with the World Heavyweight Championship and WWE Championship (once as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship) being contested for the most in seven matches each and the ECW World Championship, WWE Tag Team Championship and Intercontinental Championship being contested in one match each. Five matches (two in 2008 and one in 2011, 2013 and 2018) awarded the winners with number-one contenderships for the WWE Championship, World Heavyweight Championship and WWE Universal Championship, respectively, at that years WrestleMania. The Elimination Chamber match has been contested only in indoor arenas in the United States and once in Puerto Rico. From 2008–2014, the match had been featured in February pay-per-view events only. An Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event took place on May 31, 2015 exclusively on the WWE Network. The Elimination Chamber in february 2018 featured the first seven-man Elimination Chamber match as well as the first Elimination Chamber match for women with the Raw Women's Championship contested. The Elimination Chamber in March 2019 event again featured a tag team Elimination Chamber match, the second overall tag team chamber match, but this time for women to determine the inaugural holders of the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship.

Raw brand SmackDown brand ECW brand
Number Brand Prize Result Date Event Location Ref. Length
1 Raw World Heavyweight Championship Shawn Michaels defeated Triple H (c), Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T and Rob Van Dam November 17, 2002 Survivor Series New York City, New York [24][25] 39:20
2 Raw World Heavyweight Championship Triple H (c) defeated Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton and Kevin Nash August 24, 2003 SummerSlam Phoenix, Arizona [26][27] 19:12
3 Raw World Heavyweight Championship[A 1] Triple H defeated Randy Orton, Batista, Chris Jericho, Chris Benoit and Edge
(with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee)
January 9, 2005 New Year's Revolution San Juan, Puerto Rico [28][29] 35:02
4 Raw WWE Championship John Cena (c) defeated Carlito, Chris Masters, Shawn Michaels, Kane and Kurt Angle January 8, 2006 New Year's Revolution Albany, New York [30][31] 28:25
5[A 2] ECW ECW World Championship Bobby Lashley defeated Big Show (c), Test, Rob Van Dam, Hardcore Holly[A 3] and CM Punk December 3, 2006 December to Dismember Augusta, Georgia [9][22] 24:42
6 SmackDown/ECW World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania XXIV The Undertaker defeated Batista, Finlay, Montel Vontavious Porter, The Great Khali and Big Daddy V February 17, 2008 No Way Out Las Vegas, Nevada [10][32] 29:28
7 Raw WWE Championship match at WrestleMania XXIV Triple H defeated Jeff Hardy, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Umaga and John Layfield [10][33] 23:54
8 SmackDown WWE Championship Triple H defeated Edge (c), The Undertaker, Jeff Hardy, Big Show and Vladimir Kozlov February 15, 2009 No Way Out Seattle, Washington [11][34] 35:55
9 Raw World Heavyweight Championship Edge[A 4] defeated John Cena (c), Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Mike Knox and Kane [11][35] 29:46
10 Raw WWE Championship John Cena defeated Sheamus (c), Triple H, Kofi Kingston, Ted DiBiase and Randy Orton February 21, 2010 Elimination Chamber St. Louis, Missouri [36][37] 30:10
11 SmackDown World Heavyweight Championship Chris Jericho defeated The Undertaker (c), John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk and R-Truth [37][38] 35:40
12 SmackDown World Heavyweight Championship Edge (c) defeated Rey Mysterio, Kane, Drew McIntyre, Big Show[A 5][39] and Wade Barrett February 20, 2011 Elimination Chamber Oakland, California [40] 31:30
13 Raw WWE Championship match at WrestleMania XXVII John Cena defeated CM Punk, John Morrison, Sheamus, Randy Orton and R-Truth [41] 33:12
14 WWE[A 6] WWE Championship CM Punk (c) defeated The Miz, Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth February 19, 2012 Elimination Chamber Milwaukee, Wisconsin [42] 32:39
15 WWE[A 6] World Heavyweight Championship Daniel Bryan (c) defeated Santino Marella,[A 7] Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, Big Show and The Great Khali [A 8] 34:04
16 WWE[A 6] World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania 29 Jack Swagger defeated Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, Kane and Daniel Bryan February 17, 2013 Elimination Chamber New Orleans, Louisiana 31:18
17 WWE[A 6] WWE World Heavyweight Championship Randy Orton (c) defeated Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Cesaro, Christian and Sheamus February 23, 2014 Elimination Chamber Minneapolis, Minnesota 37:30
18 WWE[A 6] WWE Tag Team Championship The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods) (c) defeated The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O'Neil), Tyson Kidd and Cesaro, The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor), The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara) and Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando) May 31, 2015 Elimination Chamber Corpus Christi, Texas 23:40
19 WWE Intercontinental Championship[A 1] Ryback defeated Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Mark Henry,[A 9] R-Truth and King Barrett 25:12
20 SmackDown WWE Championship Bray Wyatt defeated John Cena (c), AJ Styles, The Miz, Dean Ambrose and Baron Corbin February 12, 2017 Elimination Chamber Phoenix, Arizona 34:20
21[A 10] Raw WWE Raw Women's Championship Alexa Bliss (c) defeated Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James, Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose February 25, 2018 Elimination Chamber Paradise, Nevada 29:35
22[A 11] WWE Universal Championship match at WrestleMania 34 Roman Reigns defeated Braun Strowman, Seth Rollins, Finn Bálor, John Cena, Elias and The Miz 40:15
23[A 12] Raw/SmackDown WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Sasha Banks and Bayley defeated Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, Nia Jax and Tamina, The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan), The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) and Naomi and Carmella February 17, 2019 Elimination Chamber Houston, Texas 33:00
24 SmackDown WWE Championship Daniel Bryan (c) defeated Kofi Kingston,[A 13] Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe 36:40
  1. ^ a b The championship was vacant for this match.
  2. ^ This edition of the match was promoted as the Extreme Elimination Chamber which featured a weapon in each inner chamber.
  3. ^ Sabu was originally scheduled to be part of the match, but due to a scripted attack by Hardcore Holly backstage he was unable to take part. Holly was allowed to take his place.
  4. ^ Kofi Kingston was originally scheduled to be part of the match, but due to a scripted attack by Edge during his entrance he was unable to take part. Edge was allowed to take his place.
  5. ^ Dolph Ziggler was originally scheduled to be part of the match, but was replaced by Big Show before the match due to being fired (kayfabe) on SmackDown 2 days earlier.
  6. ^ a b c d e The brand extension was not in effect from August 2011–July 2016.
  7. ^ Randy Orton was originally scheduled to be part of the match, but due to suffering a scripted concussion at the hands of Daniel Bryan he was replaced by Santino Marella, who won a battle royal to take Orton's spot.
  8. ^ Mark Henry was originally scheduled to be part of the match, but due to a scripted suspension by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long he was replaced by The Great Khali.
  9. ^ Rusev was originally scheduled to be part of the match, but due to suffering a broken foot, he was replaced by Mark Henry.
  10. ^ This was the first Elimination Chamber match to involve female competitors.
  11. ^ This was the first Elimination Chamber to feature seven men, with three men starting the match.
  12. ^ This match determined the inaugural holders of the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship, with three teams from Raw and SmackDown each.
  13. ^ Mustafa Ali was originally scheduled to be part of the match, but due to suffering an injury he was replaced by Kofi Kingston.

Participant list

Males

Shawn Michaels was the inaugural winner in November 2002
Triple H holds the record for the most Elimination Chamber wins at 4
Chris Jericho holds the record for most Elimination Chamber appearances at 8 and most cumulative eliminations with 10
Along with Triple H, Daniel Bryan holds the record for either winning or defending both the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship in the Elimination Chamber
Along with Bryan, John Cena holds the record from winning the match from both starting it and entering last
Wrestler Victories Appearances Eliminations
Triple H 4 6 7
John Cena 3 7 5
Edge 2 4 4
Daniel Bryan 2 4 4
Bobby Lashley 1 1 2
Ryback 1 1 2
Bray Wyatt 1 1 2
Jack Swagger 1 1 1
Xavier Woods 1 1 1
Big E 1 1 1
Roman Reigns 1 1 1
The Undertaker 1 3 6
CM Punk 1 4 6
Shawn Michaels 1 4 3
Kofi Kingston 1 4 3
Randy Orton 1 7 6
Chris Jericho 1 8 10
Braun Strowman 0 1 5
Goldberg 0 1 3
Carlito 0 1 3
Test 0 1 2
Santino Marella 0 1 2
Konnor 0 1 2
Darren Young 0 1 2
Booker T 0 1 1
Chris Masters 0 1 1
Finlay 0 1 1
Ted DiBiase 0 1 1
Cody Rhodes 0 1 1
Christian 0 1 1
Viktor 0 1 1
Dean Ambrose 0 1 1
Kevin Nash 0 1 0
Chris Benoit 0 1 0
Kurt Angle 0 1 0
Hardcore Holly 0 1 0
Big Daddy V 0 1 0
Montel Vontavious Porter 0 1 0
John Layfield 0 1 0
Umaga 0 1 0
Vladimir Kozlov 0 1 0
Mike Knox 0 1 0
Drew McIntyre 0 1 0
Diego 0 1 0
Fernando 0 1 0
Kalisto 0 1 0
Sin Cara 0 1 0
Tyson Kidd 0 1 0
Titus O'Neil 0 1 0
Baron Corbin 0 1 0
Elias 0 1 0
Finn Bálor 0 1 0
Seth Rollins 0 1 0
Samoa Joe 0 1 0
Batista 0 2 3
John Morrison 0 2 2
Mark Henry 0 2 2
Rob Van Dam 0 2 1
AJ Styles 0 2 1
The Great Khali 0 2 0
Cesaro 0 2 0
Dolph Ziggler 0 2 0
Rey Mysterio 0 3 3
Jeff Hardy 0 3 2
The Miz 0 3 1
Wade Barrett/King Barrett 0 3 0
Sheamus 0 4 4
Big Show 0 4 2
R-Truth 0 4 1
Kane 0 5 2

Females

Alexa Bliss was the winner of the inaugural women's Elimination Chamber in February 2017
Wrestler Victories Appearances Eliminations
Alexa Bliss 1 1 2
Sasha Banks 1 2 3
Bayley 1 2 2
Tamina 0 1 3
Mickie James 0 1 1
Billie Kay 0 1 1
Peyton Royce 0 1 1
Nia Jax 0 1 1
Naomi 0 1 0
Carmella 0 1 0
Liv Morgan 0 1 0
Sarah Logan 0 1 0
Mandy Rose 0 2 1
Sonya Deville 0 2 1

Compilation release

In July 2010, WWE released Satan's Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber, a DVD featuring every Elimination Chamber match as of the 2010 Elimination Chamber.[43] The European release of the DVD is titled Iron Will, primarily over the name change of the structure, match type and pay-per-view in Germany to avoid a brand blunder with the Elimination Chamber name as it may create imagery of gas chambers during The Holocaust (the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, structure and match are called No Escape in Germany).[44]

See also

Notations

  • "WWE Elimination Chamber History (2002–2008)". WWE. Archived from the original on 17 February 2008. Retrieved 14 February 2008.

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External links

  • WWE.com – Elimination Chamber match description
  • Elimination Chamber Statistics
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