Elimination 2017 Chamber Review (official report)
ELIMINATION CHAMBER REVIEW
16 ft. high, 36 ft. in diameter, 16 short tons (15,000 kg), 10,000 kg of pure steel the elimination chamber is regarded as one of the most devilish structures in the world of wrestling entertainment and even the world as a whole it’s easy to know why WWE superstars are reluctant to compete in this destructive masterpiece
This year’s final SMACKDOWN ppv detour before WRESTLEMANIA was hosted in phoenix, Arizona; at the talking stick resort arena was a wonderful show from the SMACKDOWN brand with two titles changing hands. Let’s get to the matches
PRE SHOW KICKOFF MATCH
MOJO RAWLEY DEF CURT HAWKINS
The aim of every pre show is to get the crowd hyped and who better to that than one half of the hype bros. the match up was a normal middle card match with Rawley executing a running power slam on Hawkins to pick up the pin fall.
MATCH RATINGS: 5/10
BECKY LYNCH DEF MICKIE JAMES
The Irish lass kicker went one on one with the woman who claims to have started the divas revolution. The bout was a good one with both superstars sharing spells of dominance until Becky Lynch was able to reverse a Mickie DDT into the schoolboy to pick up the win
MATCH RATINGS: 6/10
APOLLO CREWS AND KALISTO DEF DOLPH ZIGGLER (2 ON 1 HANDICAP MATCH)
I initially had a problem with this encounter why would the WWE book a heel to go up against two faces. The whole idea of a handicap match is the enable the baby-faced superstar overcome the odds of facing two men but the ending put my worries at ease. Dolph Ziggler attacked Kalisto from behind while Kalisto was making his entrance like a true heel would do thereby facing Apollo crews one on one for almost the entire match. Kalisto made his way back into the ring to help crews secure the win by hitting Ziggler with and enzuguiri enabling crews to deliver the cruise control on Ziggler to pick up the win. After the match Ziggler attacked both men and crushed crew’s leg twice with the use of a steel chair
MATCH RATINGS: 6/10
AMERICAN ALPHA DEF HEATH SLATER & RHYNO, BREEZANGO, THE USOS, THE VAUDEVILLIANS AND THE ASCENSION (TAG TEAM TURMOIL FOR SMACKDOWN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP)
We’ve all heard the saying “the more the merrier” well this isn’t the case for one. The SMACKDOWN tag team division needs a touch up. Heath Slater and Rhyno and Breezango started the match. Breezango was eliminated after Rhyno hit the Gore on Fandango. The Vaudevillains entered the match next, but were quickly eliminated after Slater pinned Aiden English after he suffered a Gore by Rhyno. The Usos were next and eliminated Slater and Rhyno after Jimmy executed a Superkick on Slater. The tag team champions American Alpha entered next. They eliminated The Usos after Jason Jordan pinned Jey with the Schoolboy. The Usos then attacked American Alpha before being carted away by officials. The Ascension was the final team to enter the match. As they delivered the Fall of Man to Jordan, Chad Gable broke up the pin fall. Gable and Jordan executed the Grand Amplitude on Viktor to earn the pin fall victory and retain the tag team titles.
MATCH RATINGS: 3.5/10
NIKKI BELLA AND NATALYA (DOUBLE COUNTOUT)
Where are we going in this storyline, it needs to end soon. This was less of a wrestling match and more of a brawl, infact there is not much to discuss in this one. After a bunch of failed submissions the match got of the ring and the two superstars failed to return to the ring at the count of ten. The brawl also ensued to the backstage where Natalya attacked Nikki while Nikki was giving an interview.
MATCH RATINGS: 3/10
RANDY ORTON DEF LUKE HARPER
If you’ve ever doubted Luke harper’s wrestling ability he proved you wrong. Luke harper brought his A-game and Randy Orton also did a good job of making harper look good. This was a bitterly contested match with Harper stating Orton stole his family (Wyatt family) from him. Harper went for The Discus Clothesline, but Orton countered into an RKO to gain the pin fall victory.
MATCH RATINGS: 7/10
NAOMI DEF ALEXA BLISS (SMACKDOWNS WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP)
Finally Naomi got her deserved breakthrough and she would walk into WRESTLEMANIA and her hometown of Orlando, Florida as the SMACKDOWNs WWE women champion. The former funkadactyl showed in this match why she deserves to be the champion with a plethora of kicks to the head of Alexa Bliss. Naomi countered a moonsault from bliss with a split legged moonsault of her own to gain her first championship in the WWE. Now we all feel the glow.
MATCH RATINGS: 6/10
BRAY WYATT DEF JOHN CENA, A J STYLES, THE MIZ, DEAN AMBROSE, BARON Corbin.
The elimination chamber match was an emotional one and you could sense the fear in the eyes of the superstars. WWE made a right choice in starting the match with Cena and Styles. They both battled each other till Dean Ambrose was next entering the fray. Bray Wyatt was next entering the match, and then Baron Corbin got into ring laying everyone to waste. Corbin had eyes on Miz who was to enter next however it led to his elimination when Ambrose rolled up Corbin from behind to eliminate the lone wolf but Ambrose felt the wrath of Corbin who attacked Ambrose and hit him with the end of days allowing the Miz to pin Ambrose thereby leading to Ambrose’s elimination. Cena eliminated Miz after delivering the attitude adjustment to the A-lister. Bray Wyatt eliminated the champ John Cena after hitting the cenation leader with the sister Abigail meaning a new champion will walk out of the elimination chamber. As Styles attempted the Phenomenal Forearm, Wyatt caught him and reversed it into a Sister Abigail to secure the pin fall and win his first WWE Championship. After the match Randy Orton the royal rumble came out to the ramps and there was a stare between the two members of the Wyatt family.
MATCH RATINGS: 8.5/10
|WRESTLER||ENTERED||ELIMINATED BY||METHOD OF ELIMINATION|
|BARON CORBIN||5||DEAN AMBROSE||SCHOOL BOY|
|DEAN AMBROSE||3||THE MIZ||END OF DAYS FRO CORBIN|
|THE MIZ||6||JOHN CENA||ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT|
|JOHN CENA||2||BRAY WYATT||SISTER ABIGAIL|
|AJ STYLES||1||BRAY WYATT||SISTER ABIGAIL|