The main event of tonight’s (Sun., Feb. 12, 2017) Elimination Chamber pay-per-view (PPV) at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona featured the WWE world championship being defended in an Elimination Chamber match.
With a brand new structure.
Dean Ambrose, Baron Corbin, The Miz, and Bray Wyatt were given spots in the four pods while AJ Styles and the defending champion John Cena started in the ring. The incredible chemistry they have led to a fun start to the match, with both surviving to the first pod opening.
Ambrose joined the party first. Naturally, he was the first to get on top of a pod and go flying off to land an elbow on a foe, this time Cena. There were no eliminations before the next entrant, Bray Wyatt. He got his time to shine before they moved into the “guys are climbing the fence and beating each other up on top of the pod” portion of the match.
It was fun!
Next in, with still no eliminations, was Baron Corbin, whose timing couldn’t have been better considering everyone was completely laid out. He had his way, too, but failed to eliminate anyone before the final pod opened and The Miz got his turn.
He didn’t want to come out of the pod, though, and while Corbin was waiting for him, Ambrose snuck up behind and rolled him up to eliminate him. Corbin was so livid he sent Ambrose crashing through the pane on one of the pods. He laid a sustained beatdown on the Intercontinental champion, only stopping after hitting the End of Days.
That’s when Miz rushed in to pin Ambrose to eliminate him.
He got some time to shine but ultimately it didn’t take all that much to get him out. Just one AA from John Cena, in fact, and he was pinned and eliminated.
That’s when we got into false finishes that brought the crowd to their feet. They went absolutely nuts for the next actual finish because it was Wyatt using Sister Abigail to eliminate Cena to ensure we would have a new champion.
After an incredible back-and-forth with a couple more false finishes thrown in, Wyatt countered a Phenomenal Forearm into a Sister Abigail on AJ Styles to become the new WWE world champion.
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