Monday, February 13, 2017

WWE Elimination Chamber Recap #WWEChamber

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the Smackdown Live exclusive edition of the WWE Elimination Chamber Recap.

WWE Elimination Chamber took place at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The main event of the evening was obviously the Elimination Chamber as WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena defended his title against Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles, WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, The Miz and Baron Corbin. WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Champions American Alpha defended their titles in a Tag Team Turmoil Match. WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion Alexa Bliss defended her title against Naomi. Dolph Ziggler battled Kalisto and Apollo Crews in a Handicap Match. Nikki Bella battled Nattie Neidhart in a one on one Women's Division match. Becky Lynch battled Mickie James in a one on one Women's Division match. Mojo Rawley battled Curt Hawkins in a one on one match to kick off the pre-show.

** Pre-Show **

- Mojo Rawley vs. Curt Hawkins: The match closes out with Mojo hitting a shoulder tackle on Hawkins into the corner and follows that up with a Stinger Splash. Hawkins applies a rear naked choke, but Mojo escapes with a jawbreaker. Mojo hits a series of running axe handles and hits a slam for a near fall on Hawkins. Hawkins is able to land an enziguri on Mojo, stunning him, but Mojo comes back and decks Hawkins with a right hand. Mojo hits a tilt a whirl slam on Hawkins and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Mojo Rawley, by pinfall.

- James Ellsworth purchases Carmella box seat tickets for tonight's show.

- Becky Lynch was in the Social Media Lounge and promised to Disarm both of Mickie James' arms tonight.

** Elimination Chamber **

- Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James: The match closes out with Becky landing a drop kick and a Bexploder Suplex on Mickie for a near fall. Mickie counters a flying forearm with a flap jack and goes to the top rope. Mickie hits a senton off the ropes for a near fall. Mickie counters a Becky hammerlock, but gets taken out with a missile dropkick. Becky goes for a pump handle slam, but Mickie counters out and plants the Mick Kick for a near fall. Mickie tries another pinfall, but Becky again kicks out, forcing Mickie to go into a ground and pound offense on Becky. Becky counters a DDT with a back body drop on Mickie. Becky surprises Mickie with a roll up and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Becky Lynch, by pinfall.

- "Handicap Match": Dolph Ziggler vs. Apollo Crews and Kalisto: Before the match can even start Ziggler attacks Kalisto during his entrance and tosses him into the LED board on the Elimination Chamber stage, forcing medical to attend to Kalisto. The match closes out with Ziggler working over Crews' neck. Crews hits an enziguri on Ziggler as Kalisto slowly makes his way to the ring. Kalisto tags in, hits a springboard senton and a handspring roundhouse on Ziggler. Ziggler counters Salida Del Sol, but eats a kick to the head by Kalisto. Crews tags in and hits a the Apollo Bomb on Ziggler and scores the pinfall. After the match, Ziggler sends Kalisto flying off the apron and then grabs a steel chair. Ziggler attacks Crews, wraps the chair around Crews' leg and stomps on it repeatedly.
Winners: Apollo Crews and Kalisto, by pinfall.

- "WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship, Turmoil Match": American Alpha (c) vs. Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. The Ascension vs. The Vaudevillians vs. Breezango vs. The Usos:

** Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. Breezango: The match closes out with Fandango grounding and pounding Slater. Fandango tosses a handful of fashion tickets at Slater as Rhyno takes out Breeze. Fandango attacks Rhyno and tosses him outside. Slater hits an O'Connor Roll on Fandango and tags Rhyno in. Rhyno lays out Fandango with the Gore and scores the pinfall.

** Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. The Vaudevillains: The match closes out with Gotch unloading a series of knees on Slater. Rhyno hits a shoulder block on Gotch as Slater dodges an English swanton bomb. Slater hits a DDT and scores the pinfall.

** Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. The Usos: The match closes out with Jey getting a near fall on Rhyno. Rhyno tags Slater who hits a flying clothesline and a series of punches on Jey. Jey gets a near fall Samoan Drop on Slater and then sends Rhyno to the floor. Jimmy tags in, hits the Uso Kick on Slater and scores the pinfall.

** The Usos vs. American Alpha: The match closes out with Jordan hitting a drop kick on Jey and follows that with a over head belly to belly. Gable tags in and almost gets pinned on a Jimmy sunset flip. Gable sneaks in a rollup on Jimmy and scores the pinfall.

** American Alpha vs. The Ascension: The match closes out with Viktor unloading stomps, sends Jordan into the turnbuckle and hits a knee. The Ascension get a near fall on Jordan and work the double team on him. Jordan hits another over head belly to belly and sends Konnor to the floor. American Alpha hit the Grand Amplitude, score the pinfall and retain their titles.
Winners: American Alpha, to retain the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship.

- Nikki Bella vs. Nattie Neidhart: The match closes out with Nikki getting a near fall spine buster on Nattie and follows that with a near fall springboard enziguri. Nattie catches Nikki on the top rope and hits a superplex. Nattie goes for the Sharpshooter submission, but Nikki counters with John Cena's STF submission. Nattie reaches the ropes for the break and the action goes outside. Nattie tosses Nikki into the barricade, but Nikki comes back and brawls with Nattie. Both ladies are counted out before they get back in the ring. Nattie forearms Nikki and then ground and pounds her. Nattie tries to escape, but gets speared by Nikki right on the ramp.
Winner: Double Countout

- Randy Orton vs. Luke Harper: The match closes out with Orton planting Harper with a scoop powerslam. Harper and Orton trades shots on the top rope until Orton hits a superplex for a near fall. Harper counters the RKO and Orton counters the Harper Lariat and plants Harper with a full nelson slam for a near fall. Orton hits the hanging DDT, but gets hit by two straight super kicks from Harper for a near fall. Orton counters a sit down power bomb, but eats a Harper thrust kick. Harper plants Orton with the sit down power bomb and gets a near fall. Harper goes for the Harper Lariat, but Orton counters and hits the RKO for the pinfall.
Winner: Randy Orton, by pinfall.

- "WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship Match": Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Naomi: The match closes out with Naomi hitting the Rear View on Alexa for a near fall. Alexa backs into the corner and begs Naomi for mercy. Naomi lands a kick sending Alexa to the floor. Alexa comes back with a forearm and a snapping DDT for a near fall. Naomi hits a modified Code Breaker and a split legged moonsault. Alexa rolls up Naomi and tries to steal the pinfall with her foot on the ropes for leverage, but the referee catches it. Alexa goes for Twisted Bliss, but Naomi blocks it with her knees up. Naomi hits another split legged moonsault, scores the pinfall and wins the title.
Winner: Naomi, by pinfall, to win the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship.

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Elimination Chamber Match": John Cena (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz:

** Order of Entrants **
#1: John Cena
#2: AJ Styles
#3: Dean Ambrose
#4: Bray Wyatt
#5: Baron Corbin
#6: The Miz

** First Elimination: The match goes until all six men are in the match before the first elimination takes place. The Miz enters, but stays in his pod as Corbin measures Miz up. Miz hesitates and distracts Corbin long enough for Ambrose to roll up Corbin and score the pinfall.

** Second Elimination: Corbin is livid that Ambrose snuck the pinfall in on him and viciously attacks Ambrose. Corbin hits a lariat on Ambrose and then tosses Ambrose right through the pod glass door. Corbin continues the onslaught with forearms to the back of Ambrose and then lays Ambrose out with End of Days. The Miz finally leaves his pod, covers and scores the pinfall on Ambrose.

** Third Elimination: Miz mocks Daniel Bryan with Yes Kicks to Cena, Styles and Bray. Miz hits corner drop kicks on Cena, Styles and Bray and then hits the Awesome Clothesline. Bray stops Miz from climbing the ropes, so Miz plants Bray with the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz climbs the ropes again and goes for a cross body on Cena. Cena counters by catching Miz, hitting the AA and scoring the pinfall.

** Fourth Elimination: Cena gets double teamed by Styles and Bray. Super Cena kicks in with the shoulder tackles, side slam and double Five Knuckle Shuffles. Cena plants Bray with the AA. Styles hits the Styles Clash on Cena for a near fall. Cena counters the Phenomenal Forearm and hits the AA on Styles for a near fall. Cena climbs on a pod and hits a flying crossbody on both Styles and Bray. Cena goes for the AA on Bray, but Bray counters, plants Cena with Sister Abigail and scores the pinfall.

** Final Elimination: Bray unloads forearms on Styles and then sends him into the corner. Styles gets a near fall forearm strike. Bray starts to spider walk and eventually hits a lariat for a near fall. Styles counters the Uranage Slam with the Pele Kick and connects on Bray with a Shining Wizard. Styles hits a springboard 450 Splash on Bray and gets a near fall. Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Bray counters, hits Sister Abigail and scores the pinfall, to win the title. After the match, Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton have a stare down to end the show.
Winner: Bray Wyatt, to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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