The debut edition of WWE Elimination Chamber came to you, live on pay-per-view, from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. As has become tradition for the February event, the show will feature two Elimination Chamber Matches for the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships, respectively. The Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship would see champion Sheamus compete in his first Chamber Match as “The Celtic Warrior” defends the gold against the Superstar he took the WWE Title from back in December, John Cena, thirteen-time World Champion “The Game” Triple H, six-time World Champion “The Viper” Randy Orton, Orton’s protégé Ted DiBiase, & Kofi Kingston. In the other Elimination Chamber Match, The Undertaker would defend the World Heavyweight Championship against five-time World Champion Chris Jericho, three-time World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, R-Truth, “The Rock Star” John Morrison, & former World Heavyweight Champion Rey Mysterio. Following their recent confrontations on SmackDown, Drew McIntyre would make his toughest title defense to date as “The Chosen One” defends the Intercontinental Championship against “The Big Red Machine” Kane. In a tournament that started with eight Divas, it comes down to two as former Divas Champion Maryse goes one-on-one with former Women’s Champion Gail Kim to determine who will win the vacant Divas Title.
- WWE Championship: Elimination Chamber Match: John Cena def. Sheamus (c), Triple H, Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, & Kofi Kingston to win the WWE Title.
- WWE Championship: Batista def. John Cena (c) by pin following the Batista Bomb to win the WWE Title.
After winning the WWE Title in the Elimination Chamber Match, WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon came out and announced that John Cena would defend the WWE Title against Batista.
- Intercontinental Championship: Drew McIntyre (c) def. Kane by pin following the Future Shock DDT.
Drew McIntyre caught Kane with a thumb to the eye before planting Kane with the Future Shock DDT.
- Team Lay-Cool def. Maryse & Gail Kim by Michelle McCool pinning Gail Kim with the Faith Breaker.
Before the Finals of the Divas Tournament could begin, SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero came out and said that, as the only "Diva with power" in the building, she is postponing the Finals of the Divas Tournament so that Maryse & Gail Kim can team up and face SmackDown’s Michelle McCool & Layla. After Maryse refused to tag into the match, Michelle McCool hit the Faith Breaker on Gail Kim to win the match.
- United States Championship: The Miz (c) (with Big Show) def. MVP (with Mark Henry) by pin following the Knockout Punch by Big Show to retain.
During the match, Big Show & Mark Henry fought on the outside, with Big Show throwing Mark Henry through the barricade at ringside.
- World Heavyweight Championship: Elimination Chamber Match: Chris Jericho (with Shawn Michaels) def. The Undertaker (c), CM Punk, R-Truth, John Morrison, & Rey Mysterio to win the World Heavyweight Title.
The Undertaker was set to deliver the Tombstone Piledriver to Chris Jericho, but Shawn Michaels emerged from underneath the steel floor of the Elimination Chamber and delivered Sweet Chin Music to The Undertaker; allowing Jericho to pin Undertaker and win the World Heavyweight Title.
- World Heavyweight Championship
- WWE Championship
- United States Championship
- Intercontinental Championship
- Team Lay-Cool Vs. Maryse & Gail Kim
No time was wasted in getting the Elimination Chamber Matches started as the opening match of the night was the Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship! John Cena was the first to enter the demonic structure and Cena showed determination and a fearless attitude as the former WWE Champion was locked inside one of the four pods. After Cena was placed in his pod, Legacy’s Ted DiBiase entered the Elimination Chamber for the first time in his young career and was also locked inside one of the pods. The third Superstar to enter the Chamber was St. Louis’ own, Randy Orton! After Orton came face-to-face with protégé turned rival, Ted DiBiase, “The Viper” took his place inside his pod. The fourth and final man to be placed inside one of the pods was the Elimination Chamber veteran, “The Game” Triple H! By process of elimination, the WWE Champion Sheamus and Kofi Kingston would start the Elimination Chamber Match!
The match started with two of the Elimination Chamber first-timers as WWE Champion Sheamus and Kofi Kingston went to battle first. With Kofi Kingston down, the first pod opened and the Chamber veteran Triple H entered the match and squared off with Sheamus; taking it to the WWE Champion! Sheamus got back into it and the two powerhouse Superstars went to war before Kofi Kingston returned to the fray and was able to deliver a Boom Drop to Triple H with “The Game” lying on the steel floor of the Chamber! The clock counted down and the fourth man to enter the Chamber Match was “The Viper” Randy Orton! The vicious Orton was the first to make the competitors taste the steel as “The Viper” ran both Sheamus & Triple H face first into the wall of steel chains of the Elimination Chamber! With all four of the entered Superstars struggling to get to their feet, Ted DiBiase entered the Elimination Chamber Match for the first time in his career! After entering the match, it did not take DiBiase long to come face-to-face with his mentor, Randy Orton and actually helped Orton to his feet! Seemingly back on the same page, Orton & DiBiase ran rough shot over the other Chamber participants! The diabolical Orton then orchestrated putting Kofi Kingston head through one of the chain walls! Orton & DiBiase then slowly and viciously picked apart the helpless Kofi and, after finishing with Kofi, Orton & DiBiase turned their attention to Triple H! The evil Randy Orton then used his patented suspended DDT to plant Triple H face-first onto the steel floor of the Chamber! With Triple H out of it, Orton & DiBiase anxiously waited outside of the pod of John Cena as the clock ticked down and Cena was released from the pod! Cena came into the match on fire as the former champion took it to both Orton & DiBiase! Cena then took DiBiase out the equation, temporarily, by delivering the Attitude Adjustment to DiBiase onto the steel floor! While Cena started out dominant, the numbers game caught up with Cena! With Orton ready to hit the RKO on Cena, Cody Rhodes made his way to ringside and slipped a lead pipe into the confines of the Chamber! DiBiase grabbed hold of the pipe and, with Cena having hoisted Orton up for the Attitude Adjustment, DiBiase cracked Orton in the back with the pipe! Cena delivered the Attitude Adjustment to Orton and DiBiase then struck Cena in the mid-section with the pipe! With both Cena & Orton laid out before him, DiBiase made the decision to pin, and eliminate, his mentor Randy Orton! The first elimination of the match kick-started a series of eliminations as Kofi Kingston caught Ted DiBiase with Trouble In Paradise en route to eliminated the Legacy member! Following this elimination, Sheamus hit his vicious pump kick and patented powerbomb before eliminating Kofi! Triple H made his way back into the match and delivered a low blow to Sheamus before hitting the Pedigree en route to eliminating the WWE Champion! Two men remained as both John Cena & Triple H struggled to get to their feet with one of them guaranteed to be the new WWE Champion! After all of the abuse suffered throughout the contest, Triple H had no choice but to tap out to Cena’s version of the STF! By forcing Triple H to submit, John Cena successfully survived the Elimination Chamber and, more importantly, regained the WWE Title! WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon immediately comes out and makes the shocking announcement that Cena will main event WrestleMania, but only if he can defend the WWE Championship against Batista!
After narrowly surviving the Elimination Chamber match to regain the WWE Championship, John Cena was forced to immediately defend the WWE Title against Batista! With Cena running on “empty”, Batista got his reward from the Chairman as “The Animal” planted Cena with the Batista Bomb en route to taking the WWE Championship from Cena and guaranteeing himself a spot in the main event of WrestleMania! How will John Cena respond to his WWE Title and WrestleMania aspirations being stolen from him?
Following the shocking changing of hands of the WWE Championship, the Intercontinental Title was up for grabs as “The Chosen One” Drew McIntyre made his toughest title defense to date as he would face “The Big Red Machine” Kane. In the end, it was a well-laced thumb to the eye, followed by the Future Shock DDT, that led to McIntyre retaining the Intercontinental Title against Kane! How will Kane respond to the controversial loss to Drew McIntyre?
Backstage, Maryse catches up with Gail Kim on her way to the ring and tells Gail something in French, but Gail responds in French and reveals that she knows that Maryse has been bad-mouthing her in French! Gail then states that she will enjoy beating Maryse and claiming the Divas Title!
It was then time for the Finals of the Divas Tournament as Maryse and Gail Kim went one-on-one with the winner earning the vacant Divas Title. Before the contest can begin, SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero comes out and states that being the only “Diva with power” in the arena, she is “postponing” the Finals of the Divas Tournament and, in its place, Maryse & Gail Kim would be forced to team together to face SmackDown’s Michelle McCool & Layla! As one would expect, Maryse & Gail Kim did not work together as a team as Maryse refused to tag into the match, which led to Michelle McCool hitting the Faith Breaker and pinning Gail for the win! After the match was over, Maryse did enter the ring; to plant Gail Kim with the French Kiss DDT! With Vickie Guerrero postponing their match, when will Maryse & Gail Kim go one-on-one with the vacant Divas Title on the line?
Backstage, United States Champion and one-half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champion The Miz discusses his mentoring of his Rookie, Daniel Bryan. The Miz calls Bryan a “guy with no personality” and a “loser”, but that with his “help”, Daniel Bryan will have “the look, the personality, and the charisma to be a star”! MVP then confronts The Miz and reminds Miz that he and Mark Henry defeated The Miz & Big Show on RAW with himself pinning The Miz. MVP then reveals that his pin over The Miz earned him a United States Title opportunity against The Miz; a title shot that will take place later in the night! Can The Miz retain the Untied States Title or does MVP have the number of the double champion?
One of the Pros for WWE NXT, William Regal, made a special appearance and stated that, of all the NXT Pros & Rookies, he has the most “tenure” and demands that he be treated with “respect”! Regal continues that he is the “model of professionalism” and his Rookie can learn a lot from him ,as can the fans! Regal’s speech is cut short by the arrival of the 2010 Royal Rumble Winner, Edge! Edge states that he came out there to say something that the fans “want” to hear! Edge reminds Regal that he won the Royal Rumble Match and reveals that, on RAW, he will reveal which champion he will challenge at WrestleMania XXVI! Edge then states that his announcement will be on RAW, but then reveals his reason for being at WWE Elimination Chamber by spearing William Regal! Who will Edge decide to challenge at WrestleMania XXVI? Will he challenge new WWE Champion Batista or World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker? Will The Undertaker even be the World Heavyweight Champion?
With his tag team partner, and fellow tag team champion, Big Show accompanying him to the ring, United States & Unified WWE Tag Team Champion The Miz would defend the United States Title against MVP, who brought his tag partner, Mark Henry, with him for the match! After Big Show pulled The Miz to the safety of the outside of the ring, Mark Henry got involved and shoved Big Show into the ring post! However, Big Show recovered and hurled Mark Henry all the way through the barricade on the outside! The match continued in the ring and, with Miz distracting the referee, Big Show knocks out MVP with a vicious right hand en route to The Miz pinning MVP and retaining the United States Title! How will The Miz be as a mentor to Daniel Bryan? How will MVP & Mark Henry respond to the actions of The Miz & Big Show?
Then it was time for the main event as the World Heavyweight Championship would be decided inside the Elimination Chamber and the first Superstar to enter the Chamber was Rey Mysterio as Rey took his place inside his locked pod. Next out was John Morrison who, for the first time in his career, stepped inside the Elimination Chamber and was placed inside his pod. The third Superstar to come out and enter the Chamber was the veteran of the Elimination Chamber Match, Chris Jericho, who was locked inside his designated pod. The final Superstar to be locked in a pod was none other than the World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker! With Rey Mysterio, John Morrison, Chris Jericho, & World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker locked in the four pods, that leaves R-Truth & CM Punk to start the Elimination Chamber Match!
With his Straightedge Society in tow, CM Punk made his way to the ring and states that he hopes the “symbolism” of the four of them being locked inside the Elimination Chamber is not lost on the four Superstars locked in! Punk calls all four of them “extremely weak” and alleges that they are “locked inside a prison of addiction”! Punk then says that the opposition is “locked” in there with him and that after he defeats them, they should think of it as him “saving” them and setting them “free”! Punk’s speech was then interrupted by the arrival of R-Truth, who would make his first venture into the demonic Elimination Chamber!
The Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship then got underway as CM Punk and R-Truth faced off inside the evil structure. CM Punk was able to hit the GTS on R-Truth en route to eliminating R-Truth and earning himself some time to recover before the first Superstar is released from his pod! Punk gets in the face of The Undertaker and tells the World Heavyweight Champion that “The Deadman” better “pray” he gets released last because he will make The Undertaker “tap out again”!
Following his bold declaration, CM Punk was faced with Rey Mysterio; the first Superstar to be released from his pod into the Elimination Chamber Match! Following a hurrincanrana off of the top rope onto the steel floor, Rey hit a springboard frog splash on Punk en route to eliminating Punk from the match! Shortly after this elimination, Chris Jericho was released from his pod into the match! The next Superstar out of the pod and into the Elimination Chamber Match was, for the first time in his career, John Morrison! Morrison quickly adapted to the Chamber as “The Rock Star” was able to eliminate Rey Mysterio after hitting Starship Pain! Last, but certainly not least, World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker entered the Elimination Chamber! After holding his own against veterans The Undertaker & Chris Jericho, John Morrison was finally eliminated following a vicious chokeslam onto the steel floor of the Elimination Chamber by The Undertaker! Then it was down to two Superstars as The Undertaker and Chris Jericho were left to battle over the World Heavyweight Championship!
As The Undertaker was set to deliver the Tombstone Piledriver to Chris Jericho and retain the World Heavyweight Title, a steel section of the Elimination Chamber floor is removed and Shawn Michaels emerges! Michaels then proceeds to deliver Sweet Chin Music to The Undertaker, followed by Chris Jericho pinning The Undertaker to win the World Heavyweight Championship! How will The Undertaker respond to Shawn Michaels’ shocking actions? What will be the ramifications of Michaels’ actions?