In the first of two Elimination Chamber matches at the PPV of the same name on Sun., Mar. 8, The Miz & John Morrison were tasked with defending their SmackDown Tag titles. The champs began the match locked in a pod, as did challengers Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode, Heavy Machinery, and Lucha House Party’s Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik. To start things off, we got the resumption of an epic rivalry - The New Day and The Usos.
But before that, Big E tried to process a man who might be even weirder than him...
#WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/XtvPfxB8gE— Italo Santana (@BulletClubIta) March 8, 2020
E & Kofi Kingston’s latest showdown with Jimmy & Jey ended in a stalemate, with the door opening on LHP’s pod to put three babyface teams into the fray. The House Party brought their lucha libre flavor to the festivities, and some spots off the top of a pod left everyone laid out when the champs pod was buzzed open.
.@LuchadorLD and @WWEGranMetalik have taken over!— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) March 9, 2020
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That meant Metalik and Morrison in the structure at the same time, and that meant a “This Is Awesome” chant was imminent.
.@WWEGranMetalik is a gift. #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/jAJJSaYJNv— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) March 9, 2020
We knew gauntlet match standouts Otis & Tuck-ay were next, because the dastardly Ziggler & Roode won the right to enter last. The crowd-pleasing duo did their thing, and survived another impressive spot from Dorado, to eliminate LHP.
LINCE DORADO, YOU MANIAC.#WWEChamber @LuchadorLD pic.twitter.com/qg4JqzzQJZ— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) March 9, 2020
Then Dozer didn’t want to wait to get his hands on his rival for Mandy Rose’s love. Dolph tried to escape to the top of a pod, but Tucker caught up to him. That was bad news for Ziggler... and everyone else involved.
"A MACK TRUCK JUST DID A SOMERSAULT OFF THE TOP OF THE POD!!!!" - @MichaelCole— WWE (@WWE) March 9, 2020
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Otis’ quest for revenge got the better of him though. The Show-Off sidestepped a charge, and suddenly Tuck-ay was concerned - and alone.
OTIS JUST ENTERED A DIFFERENT PLANE OF REALITY— TDE Wrestling (@tde_wrestling) March 9, 2020
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The big man was hot, but he was outnumbered. After a short flurry, Roode & Ziggler eliminated Heavy Machinery. The mock-waved farewell as Tucker helped Otis to the back. We didn’t have to wait long to see them get some comeuppance though, as New Day & The Usos hit them with finishers to take us down to three teams.
DOUBLE USO SPLASHES OFF THE PODS! @WWEUsos #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/WtFnxU9xre— Italo Santana (@BulletClubIta) March 9, 2020
Jimmy, Jey, Big & Kof put their issues aside to go after the champs. They put Miz & Morrison down, but didn’t finish them off they went after each other. Looking to get rid of The Usos, Kingston went for a crossbody off the top of a pod. But when nobody was home, the champs swooped and pinned the former WWE champ.
And then there were two.
The Usos looked to have the titles won on several occasions, and it took a rope-aided two-on-one cover to end things. But that did the trick, and The Dirt Sheet duo overcame the odds to retain their titles in a fun Chamber match.
MIZ AND MORRISON— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) March 9, 2020
HO HO #WWEChamber @mikethemiz @TheRealMorrison pic.twitter.com/B5fzhLyEAa
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