The final pay-per-view before WWE Wrestlemania, the Elimination Chamber, lived up to its hype with helped the Road to WrestleMania gain further steam. A new intercontinental champion was crowned, and a new No. 1 contender for the Raw Women’s Championship determined. Here are the results from the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. Also Read - INTERVIEW - Extremely Thankful For My Connection With WWE Universe: WWE Superstar Lana
The Viking Raiders Defeated Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins Also Read - WrestleMania 36 - Full Match Card, Where to Watch, Date And Start Time and How to Watch
The Vikings Raider, since losing the Raw tag team titles to Seth Rollins and Biddy Murphy, have been on a bit of a hunt, and a win over Ryder and Hawkins is the perfect first big step towards regaining their dominance. In this rare TV match, Hawkins and Ryder pushed the Vikings Ryder, at one stage looking like they’ll pull off an upset when a two-on-one assault saw Ivar almost reach his breaking point. But after an accident Rough Ryder to Hawkins, the Ryder fell to the Viking Experience for the pinfall. Also Read - Hope to One Day Face Brock Lesnar In a One-On-One Match: NXT Superstar Keith Lee
Daniel Bryan Defeated Drew Gulak
In this wrestling classic, Gulak and Bryan went back and forth, and produced a perfect blueprint for what two good mat-wrestlers are capable of. Gulak seemingly had Bryan in trouble when he had the former world champion in a leg lock and later going after his neck. Bryan even survived a scary drop on his neck from a German Suplex, but got back in the match to execute the Yes Lock for a won. Gulak didn’t tap but passed out, and Bryan couldn’t help but offer a handshake for his opponent’s gutsy fight.
Andrade Defeated Humberto Carrillo to Retain US Championship
Andrade once again had Carrillo’s number, rolling him up and grabbing a hold of his tights to pick up the win. But this wasn’t before Carrillo displayed his high-flying luchadore-like moves. He threatened to land the Hammerlock DDT on Andrade on the floor, before the US champion used his tactics and picked up the win
The Miz and John Morrison Retained the Smackdown Tag Titles
Miz and Morrison were the first two individuals to survive the Chamber. The entered fourth into the match, before which The Lucha House Party had put up quite the show against The Heavy Machinery and the Usos. The Luchas was the first team eliminated by the Heavy Machinery, but when Otis ploughed through the pod, chamber and into the floor, Tucker, left all by himself, fell to Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler. The Usos and New Day formed a temporary alliance to eliminate Roode and Ziggler, but the association ended, allowing Morrison and Miz to pin both teams and emerge victorious
The Undertaker Appears to Help Aleister Black Defeat AJ Styles
In this no disqualification match, pretty much all the toys were used. It was just a matter of time before the OC was to interrupt the match but till the time that happened, Black and Styles put on a clinic. With Black setting Styles up for the Black Mass, Karl Alderson and Luke Gallows assisted Styles in beating down Black… before off went the lights and GONGGG! When the lights came back on, Undertaker had both Anderson and Gallows by their necks and turned just in time to catch Styles who tried to hit the Phenomenal forearm. A chokeslam flattened Styles and the Undertaker disappeared. A groggy Black crawled and picked up the win via pinfall.
The Street Profits Defeated Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy
The Street profits received a bit of help from the Vikings Raiders and Kevin Owens to ensure this remained a two-on-two contest. Erik and Ivar walked down the aisle and brawled with the AOP into backstage, an once KO appeared with a popcorn and sat next to the commentators, he was doing his bit to add his share of distraction. The ploy worked perfectly as Angelo Dawkins shoved Rollins into the barricade, leaving Murphy all by himself. And once the Street Profits delivered the Spinebuster, Frog Splash combo to pick up the win, KO had his moment when he stunned Rollins after the match
Sami Zayn pinned Braun Strowman to Become New Intercontinental Champion
Sami Zayn won his first major title on the main roster. This, after he was all but counted out. However, the twist was that it was Shinsuke Nakamura who was the IC champion before Strowman. With the Big Man running into a double Suplex-Helluva Kick combo, The Great Liberator pinned The Monster Among Men to be crowned the new Intercontinental Champion.
Shayna Baszler won the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match
If Becky Lynch needed to know just what kind of a woman she is running into at WrestleMania, The Man received a resounding answer to Shayna Baszler’s dominating performance inside the chamber. Baszler entered fourth, but was the only woman remaining before the final pod opened. In a matter of minutes, The Queen of Spades took out four members of the match – Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan in 60 seconds, and later Liv Morgan and Natalya – all to submissions – before being the only woman left before Asuka could even enter the match. Once she did, The Empress of Tomorrow put up a fight before the last women out.