No Way Out
WWE No Way Out PPV Results – 2/15/09
Location: Seattle, Washington
Commentators: Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler, Jim Ross & Tazz and Todd Grisham & Matt Striker
Report by: Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
– The WWE promo hits.
– A video package runs looking at Shane McMahon trying to get revenge against Randy Orton for what he did to his father, “On this night the Legend Killer becomes the hunted.” The video also highlights tonight’s match between Shawn Michaels and JBL and the two Elimination Chamber matches tonight for the World Heavyweight Championship and WWE Championship.
– A graphic opening hits welcoming us to WWE No Way Out. We then go live to the Key Arena in Seattle, WA where a huge display of pyro goes off. Jim Ross is the first to welcome us to the show tonight.
– The Undertaker’s music hits right away to kick off the show.
WWE Championship – Elimination Chamber Match
Edge (c) vs. The Undertaker vs. Big Show vs. Vladimir Kozlov vs. Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy
The Undertaker was out first and was locked inside a chamber. Big Show was out second and was locked inside a chamber. Vladimir Kozlov was out third, stared down Undertaker and Big Show and was locked inside a chamber. Triple H was out fourth, spit water on the chamber Big Show was inside and was then locked inside a chamber. Jeff Hardy and WWE Champion Edge were out last and they will start the match tonight.
WWE referees lock up the chamber entrance. The bell rings and here we go. Jeff Hardy charges at Edge and lands some kicks and right hands against the ropes. Hardy takes down Edge a few times, but Edge comes right back with a big boot leveling Hardy. Edge with a cover and Hardy kicks out after two. Edge with a big right hand that takes Hardy down again. Edge with a body splash on Hardy against the ropes, hooks the leg and Hardy again kicks out after two. Edge sends Hardy face first into the turnbuckle. Edge with more shots on Hardy in the corner as Big Show looks on from his chamber. Hardy with a title-a-whirl takedown, atomic-drop and dropkick to the chest of Edge. Edge counters a Twist of Fate, attempts a DDT, Hardy counters that and hits the Twist of Fate. Hardy then goes up top, jumps attempting a Swanton Bomb, but Edge rolls out of the way. Edge attempts a Spear, Hardy counters and rolls up Edge. Hardy gets the pinfall!
Edge is eliminated.
Edge can’t believe it and jumps right up arguing with the referee. Edge then runs around the chamber with wide eyes and can’t believe he was just pinned. Jim Ross notes we are guaranteed to see a new WWE Champion tonight. “Edge is hitting the showers early,” added JR. Edge leaves the chamber and walks up the ramp screaming, “No!”
Time expires. The spotlights focus on the four chambers. Out next is Vladimir Kozlov. Kozlov exits his chamber and levels Hardy with a big boot. Kozlov launches Hardy into the corner, hits a few shoulder charges and kicks. Hardy with a knee to Kozlov and dropkick to the knees. Hardy is up top, jumps, but Kozlov hits his headbutt to the sternum. Kozlov then grabs Hardy and sends him into the side of the chamber chains. Kozlov launches Hardy back into the ring, hooks the leg and Hardy kicks out after two. Kozlov mounts Hardy and gets in a few right hands. Kozlov lifts Hardy up, places him on the top turnbuckle, hits a few headbutts to the side and then kicks Hardy right in the gut. Kozlov then grabs Hardy and hits a big fallaway slam. Kozlov with a cover and Hardy again kicks out after two. Kozlov with a backbreaker, cover and Hardy still kicks out. Kozlov then applies a waistlock on Hardy on the mat. Hardy fights back with a few shots, but is taken out quickly with a shoulder block. Kozlov hits an elbow, picks Hardy up, props him on his shoulder, Hardy counters and sends Kozlov to the corner. Hardy then hits a dropkick to the chest on Kozlov. Hardy with a Whisper in the Wind on Kozlov.
Time expires. The spotlights focus on the three remaining chambers. Out next is Big Show. Big Show leaves his chamber and enters the ring. Big Show tears off Hardy’s shirt and tosses him across the ring. Big Show and Kozlov then allow each other to pick up Hardy and hit respective scoop slams. Hardy fights back on Big Show and Kozlov before Big Show takes him back down quickly. Big Show picks up Hardy and launches him into the corner. Big Show hits a big chest chop on Hardy that causes Hardy to fall down. Kozlov then charges at Big Show and takes him down. Kozlov shouts at Big Show as he gets up. They lock up and Big Show pushes Kozlov down. Big Show grabs Kozlov, attempts a suplex, Kozlov backs up and stays in the corner. Big Show backs off and misses a splash. This allows Kozlov to hit a big shoulder charge.
Time expires. The spotlights focus on the two remaining chambers. Out next is Triple H. Triple H exits his chamber, enters the ring and goes after Big Show with some big right hands. Triple H with a knee to the face on Big Show and a high knee on Kozlov. Big Show misses a splash on Triple H and Triple H takes him out with a big spinebuster. Hardy is up and attempts a Twist of Fate on Triple H, but Triple H counters and takes out Hardy with a big clothesline. Kozlov charges and Triple H pulls the top rope down sending Kozlov to the steel. Triple H attempts a Pedigree on Kozlov on the steel area surrounding the ring, but Big Show interferes grabbing Triple H by the hair and pulling him back in hitting a huge chop to the chest. Big Show sends Triple H to the corner and gets in some big body shots. Big Show with a side slam on Triple H. Big Show covers and Triple H kicks out after two. In the opposite corner, Kozlov has Hardy down and his choking him with his boot. Kozlov hits a few elbows on Hardy on the mat. Triple H counters a chokeslam attempt from Big Show, but gets a military press slam instead. Triple H is then sent face first into the side of the chamber by Big Show. In the ring, Hardy can be heard taking down Kozlov. Hardy then jumps off the top at Big Show. Big Show catches him and sends him into Triple H. Big Show then tries to splash himself into Triple H and Hardy and they move causing Big Show to crash into the chains. In the ring, Triple H and Hardy take out Kozlov with a double suplex. Hardy with a Whisper in the Wind on Triple H.
Time expires. The spotlight focuses on the last chamber. Out last is The Undertaker. Undertaker jumps out and takes out Kozlov with a big boot. Taker with clotheslines on Triple H and Hardy in their respective corners. Another big boot by Taker on Kozlov. Taker has Triple and Hardy when Big Show breaks it up. Taker with a flying clothesline on Big Show that takes him down. Taker grabs Triple H, looks to attempt Old School, Taker then drops Triple H’s arm and jumps at Big Show on the outside of the ring. Big Show catches Taker. Taker then takes out Big Show with a HUGE DDT on the steel! Taker then grabs Triple H again and hits the Old School. Taker takes out Hardy and then Kozlov charges at Taker taking him out. Kozlov with shoulder charges to Taker in the corner. Kozlov then hits a few elbows over Taker’s head in the corner. Taker then props Kozlov up on his shoulders and hits the Last Ride! Taker hooks the leg and gets the pinfall on Kozlov.
Vladimir Kozlov is eliminated.
Taker is then leveled with a chokeslam from Big Show. Triple H attempts a Pedigree, but Big Show counters and flips Triple H over his head onto the steel surrounding the ring. Hardy grabs Big Show and Big Show picks up Hardy launching him into Triple H. Big Show walks to the area surrounding the ring and sends Triple H into the chains. Big Show attempts the same on Hardy who hangs on to the chains and crawls up. He gets near the top of a pod in the chamber and Big Show trips him up causing Hardy to low blow himself. Big Show gets up on the top turnbuckle going after Hardy when Taker follows him up. Taker grabs Big Show and hits a big superplex off the top turnbuckle! Triple H then takes advantage and hits a Pedigree on Big Show. Hardy is now standing back and on top of the pod in the chamber. Hardy jumps and connects with the Swanton Bomb on Big Show. Hardy rolls away, Triple H covers Big Show and gets the pinfall.
Big Show is eliminated.
We are now down to The Undertaker, Triple H and Jeff Hardy. Taker dodges a Wishiper in the Wind attempt from Hardy. Triple H walks up and hits Taker with a few right hands. Taker then grabs Triple H, throws him to the corner and gets in a few shots of his own. Taker then launches Triple H into the other corner sending him over and crashing to the steel around the ring. Taker grabs Hardy by the arm, attempts the Old School, but Triple H walks up and trips up Taker causing him to crotch himself. Taker is trying to recover sitting up on his knees when he hits the ropes, jumps off Taker’s back and goes over the top rope taking out Triple H. Taker then pulls Hardy in from over the top rope into a Tombstone Piledriver position, connects and gets the pinfall.
Jeff Hardy is eliminated.
We are now down to The Undertaker and Triple H with one of these two becoming the new WWE Champion. Triple H charges at Taker and Taker takes him out with a big boot. Taker puts Triple H in the corner and gets in a few shots. Taker then backs up, attempts a running big boot and Triple H moves out of the way causing Taker to get his leg caught up on the top turnbuckle. Triple H grabs Taker and sends him into the chain around the chamber. Triple H then goes up top, jumps, Taker catches Triple H and connects with a big chokeslam. Taker covers Triple H and Triple H gets a shoulder up barely after the two count. Triple H catches Taker with a boot in the corner followed by a big spinebuster. Triple H covers Taker and Taker also kicks out after a close two count. They are back out on the steel around the ring when Triple H sends Taker into the chains. Triple H attempts a Pedigree, but Taker counters that by catapulting Triple H into the chain. Taker then props Triple H up on his shoulder, Triple H counters by falling back into the ring and Taker counters that flipping back and keeping Triple H up on his shoulder. Taker then hits a Tombstone Piledriver on Triple H, covers and Triple H puts his boot on the bottom rope to break up the pinfall. Triple H comes back hitting a Pedigree on Taker, covers and Taker barely gets a shoulder up after two. Triple H and Taker start exchanging punches. Triple H with a few punches on Taker in the corner. Taker lifts Triple H up for a Last Ride, Triple H jumps off, turns around, hits a Pedigree on Taker, covers and gets the pinfall. Very solid match.
Winner & NEW WWE Champion: Triple H
After the match, both Triple H and The Undertaker are still down trying to recover from what just took place. We then see highlights of the match showing all of the eliminations leading to the finish between Triple H and Undertaker. Back live, Jim Ross notes how Triple H has become a 13-time WWE Champion. We see Triple H in the ring with the WWE Championship in hand. He gets to his feet as Undertaker stands up, looks back and then heads up the ramp.
– Backstage, Edge is with Vickie Guerrero. He is trying to get her to restart the match. Vickie flips out on him saying this was all his fault. She then apologizes as Edge sits down frustrated.
– A video package runs highlighting the events between Randy Orton and Shane McMahon in recent weeks leading to tonight’s match at No Way Out.
– Backstage, Randy Orton calls out Shane McMahon. He asks how his father is. Orton said he is probably home from the hospital by now, propped up in bed with his wife right by his side hoping and praying tonight that there only son will avenge him. Orton said that is not going to happen and Vince will watch his only son cry out in pain as he takes him apart piece by piece. He said Vince will try to turn away hoping the carnage will stop, but it will not stop becuase he will not stop until the entire McMahon family is destroyed. Orton said he will make his legacy at the expense of Shane’s and nothing will stop him from taking his rightful place in the main event of WrestleMania.
No Holds Barred Match
Randy Orton vs. Shane McMahon
The bell rings and Shane gets in a quick left jab on Randy Orton. Shane with another jab on Orton. More rights and lefts from Shane on Orton. Orton then gets in a kick to the gut on Shane and gets in some big rights of his own sending Shane into the corner. Shane with a big shot to the gut of Orton sending Orton back. Shane with a big right that sends Orton through the ropes to the outside. Shane then hits a baseball slide on Orton. Shane goes under the ring and pulls out a table. Shane also pulls out a trash can and puts it under a corner in the ring. Orton then grabs Shane and drops him over his back followed by ramming him into the side of the ring two times. Orton tosses Shane back inside and kicks him hard in the chest. Orton picks up Shane and hits a big back suplex. Orton then exposes the top turnbuckle in a corner. Orton irish whips Shane with force into the exposed turnbuckle and Shane is down. Orton then kicks Shane in the back until he falls out of the ring. Orton then leans through the ropes to grab Shane when Shane cracks a kendo stick over his head.
Shane jumps in the ring and hits Orton with the kendo stick some more. Shane with more shots using the kendo stick hitting Orton right in the chest a few more times. Orton rolls to the outside trying to recover when Shane jumps out as well and levels Orton with a big clothesline. Shane then starts clearing off the Smackdown announce table and grabs a TV monitor cracking Orton in the head with it. Orton is busted open as Shane grabs Orton and places him over the Smackdown announce table. Shane gets back in the ring, goes up on the top turnbuckle and Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes run out pulling Shane off. DiBiase and Rhodes start beating down Shane in the corner. Rhodes leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair. DiBiase holds Shane back. Rhodes swings, Shane turns around and Rhodes hits DiBiase on the back with the steel chair. Shane then takes out Rhodes with a DDT. Shane then props Rhodes up on the ground in the corner. Shane puts the trash can in Rhodes’ face, goes back up top, jumps and hits the Coast to Coast right into Rhodes’ face!
Shane then goes back up top again, looks down at Orton who is still on the Smackdown announce table, jumps, Orton moves and Shane crashes through the announce table. A bloody Orton gets to his knees as the referee checks on him. Orton rolls into the ring and grabs DiBiase who is checking on Rhodes. Orton tells DiBiase to take Rhodes out of the ring and to the back. Shane is able to get to his feet and move his way up the ring apron trying to get back in the ring. Shane is through the second rope when Orton grabs him and drops him with a huge DDT. Orton rolls Shane over to his back, hooks the leg and Shane kicks out after two. Another cover by Orton and Shane again kicks out. A third cover and Shane still kicks out. Orton is upset and can’t believe it. Orton then looks down and sees the table that Shane brought out earlier. Orton pulls it inside the ring and kicks Shane a few times in the ribs. Orton then sets up the table near the corner where Shane is recovering. Orton hits a few elbows on Shane as he tries to get to his feet.
Orton puts Shane up on the top turnbuckle and gets in some more shots. Orton goes up with Shane, hooks an arm and Orton hits a huge superplex on Shane from the top right through the table! Orton then covers Shane and Shane somehow gets a shoulder up! Orton then grabs Shane by the head and launches it back into the broken table. Orton stomps all over Shane’s body. Orton with a knee to the chest on Shane. Orton hooks the leg and Shane again kicks out after two. Orton, who is still covered in blood, gets to his feet and backs up. Shane stands up, Orton charges and Shane levels Orton with a big Spear. Shane then grabs the steel chair used earlier and cracks it over Orton’s back. Shane then hits the chair over Orton’s leg. Shane hits Orton’s leg again with the chair. Shane does this a third time and Orton screams out in pain. Shane looks to hit Orton again as Orton screams out, “No! No!” Shane then cracks the chair over Orton’s head and Orton is down. Shane then waits for Orton to get to his feet. When Orton gets to his feet, Shane charges, Orton jumps up and connects with the RKO. Orton covers Shane and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Randy Orton struggles to his feet using the ropes. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Shane McMahon is just starting to get to his feet. Orton teases he was going to boot Shane in the head, but backs off and heads up the ramp staring down Shane.
– A video looking at the history of WrestleMania airs.
ECW Championship Match
Jack Swagger (c) vs. Finlay
The bell rings and here we go. Lock up and Finlay pushes Swagger to the corner. Finlay grabs Swagger by the leg, sweeps for a takedown and then Finlay locks on a single leg boston crab. The crowd starts a loud “WE WANT CHRISTIAN” chant. Swagger reaches for the bottom rope, but Finlay pulls Swagger back out to the middle of the ring. Finlay drops Swagger’s knee back down on the mat with force and then locks on another modified single leg boston crab. Finlay kicks Swagger on his back leg, sends Swagger back into the corner and kicks his leg and body. Finlay attempts a big charge and Swagger moves causing Finlay to hit the corner with force. Swagger kicks Finlay back into the corner with once more. Swagger with some knees to Finlay’s gut and then locks on a wristlock. Swagger with a kick to Finlay’s arm. Swagger with a big shoulder driver on Finlay, cover and Finlay kicks out after two. Swagger drops down and attempts an armbar. Finlay gets on his side trying to break it up, but Swagger kicks Finlay back and puts him on his shoulders again.
Finlay gets a shoulder up when the referee counts the pinfall. Swagger continues to work on Finlay’s arm and hitting a few knees to the body. Swagger with some shoulder charges to Finlay. Finlay fires back with an inverted DDT, cover on Swagger and Swagger kicks out after two. Swagger sends Finlay into the corner with force. Finlay with a rollup from the corner on Swagger and Swagger kicks out after two. Swagger sends Finlay to the corner, the referee backs him off and then Swagger comes forward with a big right hand. Swagger puts Finlay up on the top turnbuckle, goes up top and Finlay punches him away. Finlay drops down and kicks Swagger with force. Finlay with a big uppercut on Swagger followed by a quick takedown. Finlay goes up top when Hornswoggle appears from under the ring. Finlay jumps off the top and hits a cross-body on Swagger for a two count. Finlay with a few clotheslines on Swagger, cover and Swagger still kicks out. Finlay with a shoulder charge on Swagger in the corner.
Finlay sends Swagger to the other corner and hits another shoulder charge. Hornswoggle is up on the ring apron when Finlay has Swagger up on his shoulders. Swagger jumps off, sends Finlay into the ropes, Hornswoggle is knocked off and Swagger hits a gutwrench powerbomb. Swagger covers Finlay and gets the pinfall.
Winner & STILL ECW Champion: Jack Swagger
After the match, we see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Swagger has the ECW Title over his shoulder and he smiles heading up the ramp.
– At ringside, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler inform the audience that Shane McMahon has been losing consciousness since his match with Randy Orton.
– Backstage, Shawn Michaels is shown preparing for his match tonight.
– A video package runs highlighting the events between JBL and Shawn Michaels in recent months leading to tonight’s match.
All or Nothing Match
If HBK wins, he is no longer JBL’s employee
If JBL wins, he will own the likeness of HBK
Shawn Michaels vs. JBL
During JBL’s entrance, Shawn Michaels’ wife Rebecca is shown at ringside. JBL smiled and stared her down. HBK also went over to her during his entrance.
The bell rings and here we go. They lock up and JBL pushes HBK’s to the corner. Another lock up and JBL pushes HBK to the corner once more. The referee breaks it up and HBK unloads on JBL with some right hands. HBK continues to attack JBL who bails from the ring and tries to regain some composure. HBK goes to the outside and JBL tosses a steel chair at him. HBK catches it and the referee yells that he if uses it he will be disqualified. HBK throws it down and takes it to JBL some more. They return to the ring and HBK gets two close pinfall attempts on JBL. JBL then quickly takes down HBK, hits an elbow, cover and HBK kicks out after two. HBK with a few chop blocks to JBL. HBK then locks a Figure Four on JBL. JBL gets to the bottom rope and the referee calls out the five count. HBK lets go right after four. HBK then applies a Crossface on JBL that JBL counters into a pinfall that HBK kicks out of after two. HBK with a big chest chop on JBL. HBK hits an elbow, but gets reversed by JBL during an irish whip, hits the corner hard and falls to the outside.
JBL walks out and drives HBK back first into the ring apron. JBL tosses HBK back inside the ring and hits a big forearm to the back. JBL hits a few elbows across the chest of HBK. As JBL hits the elbows he looks over at HBK’s wife at ringside. JBL with a big clothesline on HBK, cover and HBK again kicks out after two. JBL props HBK up in the corner and gets in some stiff right hands. JBL with a bearhug on HBK. HBK breaks out and hits a chest chop. HBK with a swinging neckbreaker on JBL. HBK with an atomic-drop on JBL followed by more chest chops. HBK is launched into the corner, flips back and JBL props him back up on the top turnbuckle. JBL with some more stiff right hands on HBK. JBL attempts a superplex, but HBK fights back and knocks JBL off after some big right hands. HBK then stands up, jumps attempting a flying elbow and JBL moves out of the way. JBL then hits the ropes and connects with the Clothesline From Hell on HBK. Cover and HBK barely gets enough up to kick out after two.
JBL then stares at HBK’s wife and taunts at her. JBL hits the ropes and hits a second Clothesline From Hell on HBK. JBL kicks HBK out of the ring and tells the referee to start the count. The referee starts the count: 1…2…3…4…5…6…7…8…9…HBK is up and slides into the ring. JBL then grabs HBK and tosses him out of the ring. JBL walks out, picks up HBK, puts him in his wife’s face and then HBK’s wife slaps JBL! HBK grabs JBL and tosses him back in the ring. HBK jumps on JBL and hits some big rights and lefts. HBK with a scoop slam on JBL, goes up top and connects with the flying elbow. HBK is getting the crowd pumped up as he backs to the corner and starts tuning up the band for some Sweet Chin Music. JBL is up and HBK connects with Sweet Chin Music. HBK hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Shawn Michaels
After the match, they show a shot of HBK’s wife Rebecca in the crowd smiling and celebrating. The referee raises Shawn Michaels’ hand. HBK leaves the ring and kisses his wife in celebration. HBK brings her over the guard railing and to the ringside area. HBK then heads up the ramp holding his wife’s hand as they head to the back. HBK drops to his knees in celebration one last time before they leave. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
– A promo for WrestleMania 25 on April 5 airs. WrestleMania is 49 days away.
– Backstage, Todd Grisham is with Chris Jericho. Grisham asks him how confident he is. Jericho said he is the best in the world at what he does and his confidence level is where it should be. He said he will walk out of the Chamber tonight as the new World Heavyweight Champion and when he does win, he will invite and challenge Ric Flair to come out of retirement to face him in a match at WrestleMania 25 to become a 17-time World Champion. Jericho then pauses and says he actually will not do that. He said he is serious about his guarantee to win the Chamber match tonight and will prove to these “sicko” fans why he was the 2008 Superstar of the Year and why he will be just that in 2009.
– Back live, the Elimination Chamber starts to lower around the ring.
World Heavyweight Championship – Elimination Chamber Match
John Cena (c) vs. Mike Knox vs. Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena is out first and enters a chamber. Mike Knox is out second and enters a chamber. Kane is out third and enters a chamber. Kofi Kingston is out fourth. As Kingston walks down the ramp Edge appears and sends him right into the steel steps. Edge grabs a steel chair, walks back over to Kingston and hits the chair over Kingston’s head against the steel steps. Edge then walks inside the chamber intended for Kingston. Rey Mysterio runs out and yells for EMTs and medical help. They run out and attend to Kingston. Mysterio jumps inside the chamber and starts hitting the pod containing Edge. Chris Jericho is then out last so we will start with Jericho and Mysterio. Edge will then be replacing Kingston despite the confusion.
The bell rings and here we go. Lock up and both Jericho and Mysterio push away. Another lock up and Jericho applies a headlock on Mysterio. Jericho with a headlock takedown on Mysterio. Mysterio gets to his feet, hits a few knees to Jericho and Jericho comes back with a big shoulder block after hitting the ropes. Mysterio with a monkey flip on Jericho. Mysterio with a tilt-a-whirl takedown on Jericho. Mysterio attempts a 619, but Jericho dodges it. Mysterio then instead springboards over the top rope and takes out Jericho over the steel area surrounding the ring. Mysterio clotheslines Jericho back inside the ring. Mysterio with a big elbow to Jericho. Mysterio with shots to Jericho in the corner. Mysterio irish whips Jericho to the other corner. Mysterio charges, Jericho moves and Mysterio goes head first into the chamber pod containing Kane! Mysterio connects with a loud thud. Jericho picks up Mysterio and hits a huge vertical suplex. Cover and Mysterio kicks out after two. Jericho then keeps Mysterio grounded with a submission. Mysterio fights to his feet hitting a few kicks on Jericho. Jericho then ends up tossing Mysterio over the top rope to the steel outside. Jericho goes out with Mysterio and catapults him into the chains. Mysterio hangs on and crawls up top the chamber. Very impressive spot saw Mysterio dangling from the chains and hit a hurcarana on Jericho! Mysterio with a senton splash into Jericho in the ring that results in a close two count. Mysterio with a big jumping bulldog on Jericho in the ring.
Time expires. The spotlights focus on the four chambers. Out next is Kane. Kane grabs Mysterio and takes him out with a big boot. Kane also takes out Jericho. Kane walks up to the pod with Edge inside and taunts at him. Jericho jumps on the back of Kane and Kane flips him back into the ring. Kane counters offense from Mysterio into a big side slam, cover and Mysterio kicks out after two. Kane with a shot to Jericho in the corner. Kane with a big uppercut on Jericho. Kane drops down over Mysterio, covers and gets another two count when Mysterio kicks out. Jericho walks up and kicks Kane in the gut. Jericho with shoulder charges on Kane in the ropes. kane with some more uppercuts to Jericho. Kane then clotheslines Jericho over the top rope into the steel area around the ring. Kane walks out, grabs Jericho’s knee and slams it back down on the steel floor. Mysterio with some quick offense on Kane against the ropes. Mysterio with a baseball slide to Kane through the ropes. Kane with a big uppercut to Mysterio. Mysterio with a dropkick to Kane and a big inverted DDT takedown after countering offense from Kane. Jericho misses a Lionsault attempt on Kane. Mysterio with a droptoe hold on Kane and Jericho. Mysterio attempts a 619, but Kane stands up and grabs him. Kane pushes Jericho away. Mysterio then tosses Kane back into the ropes and hits the 619 on Kane. Jericho with a Codebreaker on Kane. Mysterio with a tilt-a-whirl takedown on Jericho over the top rope to the steel floor. Mysterio then scales up Kane’s pod, jumps off and jumps on Kane taking him out. Mysterio covers Kane and gets the pinfall.
Kane is eliminated.
Time expires. The spotlights focus on the three chambers. Out next is Mike Knox. Knox levels Mysterio with a big boot. Knox with a big boot on Jericho. Knox with a splash on Mysterio in the corner. Knox with a scoop slam on Jericho and then drops a knee over Jericho’s head. Knox covers Jericho and Jericho kicks out after two. Knox then starts stomping on Mysterio in the corner. Jericho with right hands to Knox. Jericho tosses Knox over the top rope to the steel floor. Jericho attempts a springboard dropkick, but Knox catches him and sends Jericho into the chains. Knox stomps on Jericho when Mysterio jumps on Knox’s back. Knox grabs Mysterio and flips him over his shoulder right into the chains around the chamber. Knox hooks Mysterio’s foot in an opening in the chains and Mysterio is stuck against the side of the chamber. Knox gets in a cheap shot and Mysterio falls down in pain. Knox sends Jericho face first into John Cena’s pod in the chamber. Knox then gives Jericho a military press slam back into the ring over the top rope. In the ring, Jericho catches Knox with a Codebreaker when Knox was attempting to take out Mysterio with his finisher. Jericho covers Knox and gets the pinfall
Mike Knox is eliminated.
Time expires. The spotlights focus on the two chambers. Out next is Edge. As Edge opens the door, Mysterio jumps in and goes after Edge. Mysterio grabs Edge and tosses him inside the ring. Mysterio levels Edge and then hits some quick kicks. Jericho then takes out Mysterio with a big clothesline. Jericho with a back suplex on Mysterio. Edge then catches Jericho with a forearm. Jericho fights back with some rights and then a running bulldog on Edge. Jericho goes after Mysterio next. Jericho levels Mysterio with a high elbow, attempts a Lionsault and Mysterio gets his knees up. Edge with an inverted DDT on Jericho, cover and Jericho barely kicks out after two. Edge grabs Mysterio and launches him into the corner. Edge backs up, charges, attempts a Spear, Mysterio jumps over and Jericho attempts a Codebreaker. Edge counters out and Mysterio gets Edge ready for a 619. Mysterio hits the ropes and Jericho cuts him off again. Jericho grabs Mysterio, goes up top, brings Mysterio up top with him, Mysterio with a few shots to Jericho’s chest, right hands, Edge walks up, goes behind Mysterio, Jericho stands up and they all three tumble off the corner in a tower of doom spot. Edge sends Jericho over the top rope to the steel flooring.
Time expires. The spotlight focuses on the last chamber. Out last is John Cena. Cena hits the ring and takes out Edge. Cena clotheslines Jericho along with a suplex. Cena with a bulldog on Edge. Cena tosses Jericho over the top rope to the steel flooring. Cena with a twisting powerbomb on Edge. Cena calls for the five knuckle shuffle and connects. Cena attempts the Attitude Adjustment when Jericho hits the Codebreaker on Cena. Cena also takes a 619 from Mysterio. Edge with a Spear on Cena, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
John Cena is eliminated.
Edge registers what happens and smiles as Cena is upset. Mysterio goes after Jericho and Edge. Mysterio with a dropkick to Edge. Mysterio with a huracanrana on Jericho. Mysterio sends Edge into the ropes. Mysterio sends Jericho into the ropes. Mysterio hits a 619 on Jericho when Edge moves. Edge is sent into the corner by Mysterio. Mysterio with a springboard into Jericho. Jericho catches Mysterio and counters into a Walls of Jericho. Mysterio counters that into a rollup for a pinfall.
Chris Jericho is eliminated.
We are down to Edge and Rey Mysterio. Edge charges and Mysterio dodges a Spear attempt. Mysterio with a rollup that results in a close two count. Loud “REY” chant starts up. Mysterio with a springboard cross-body, cover and Edge kicks out after two. Edge with a sunset flip that Mysterio counters out of into a dropkick to the face. Mysterio covers Edge and Edge kicks out after two. Mysterio with a kick to Edge, springboard off the ropes, Edge cathces Mysterio and Mysterio counters planting Edge with a tornado DDT. Cover by Mysterio and Edge still finds a way to kick out. Mysterio starts going up the turnbuckle when Edge runs up and kicks him off with force. Edge picks up Mysterio on the steel flooring. Edge attempts a powerbomb that Mysterio counters into a facebuster! Mysterio props Edge from the steel flooring into the ropes. Mysterio hits a modified 619 to the back of Edge’s head. Edge stands up, Mysterio charges and Edge lifts Mysterio up launching him into a chamber pod. In the ring, Edge hits a Spear on Mysterio, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner & NEW World Heavyweight Champion: Edge
After the match, Edge sits up and can’t believe it. The referee hands Edge the World Heavyweight Championship. Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler ask what this means since Edge is from Smackdown. Lawler asks if Raw no longer has a World Champion. We then see footage from earlier in the night when Edge was eliminated from the Smackdown Elimination Chamber. We then see highlights of the start of this match of Edge attacking Kofi Kingston and putting himself into the match. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Edge is in the middle of the ring holding up the World Heavyweight Championship. He gets up on the turnbuckle and stands against a chamber pod holding up the title once more. Edge then climbs up the side of the chamber, bites a chain and poses once more. Cole points out that Edge is now an 8-time WWE Champion. We go off the air with Edge staring down at his newly won World Heavyweight Championship.
– A promo for WWE WrestleMania 25 on April 5 airs.
|What did you think of the Royal Rumble?
thumbs up – 58%
in the middle – 11%
thumbs down – 13%
didn’t see it – 17%
ECW title match – 3%
Orton-Shane – 17%
JBL-HBK – 5%
Raw elimination chamber – 36%
Smackdown elimination chamber – 39%