LIVE WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER PPV COVERAGE: WWE CHAMPIONSHIP
Feb 19, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
* Live from Milwaukee, WI
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– Opening promo
– Michael Cole welcomes us to the Elimination Chamber PPV. 15,306 is the announced attendance at the Bradley Center. Booker T and Jerry Lawler are in the broadcast booth with Cole.
– They lower the elimination chamber.
(1) Elimination Chamber for the WWE championship: CM Punk vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Chris Jericho vs. The Miz vs. R-Truth vs. Kofi Kingston
Chris Jericho is introduced first, as he will enter the match from the sixth position. The Miz is introduced second. Third out, Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero. They introduced the Spanish announcers at ringside. The Truth is introduced next, thus leaving Kingston vs. CM Punk to start off the match for the first five minutes.
This is the fourteenth elimination chamber, and Cole points out that the champion has only successfully retained the title three times. Punk is now sporting his clean shaved look. Third man to enter the chamber was Dolph Ziggler, who entered the match and goes right after Punk and hits a fireman’s carry on the steel. As Cole notes, it is a triple threat match for the next five minutes. Punk and Kingston collided in mid air, laying both guys out on the mat. The four wrestler to enter the match was R-Truth. Truth hip tosses Ziggler over the top rope onto the steel. No eliminations thus far. Punk superplexed Truth, but only could get a two count.
R-Truth is eliminated at 11:41 by Punk via the elbow drop.
Kingston DDT-ed Ziggler on the steel. Next to enter is The Miz. Miz comes in and rams Punk’s shoulder in the ring post, and then goes after Kingston. Miz slams Kingston on the steel. Y2J enters the match at 17:46, and saves Miz from Punk’s Anaconda Vise.
Code breaker eliminates Ziggler at 19:17.
Cole said Ziggler was the ninth men he has eliminated in Elimination Chamber matches. Y2J rams Punk’s arm into a chamber door repeatedly. Kingston dove off the pod onto Punk and Miz.
Y2J eliminated Kingston at 25:32 via the walls of Jericho.
After eliminating Kingston, Jericho continues to attack Kingston. Y2J pushes Kingston out of the chamber, followed by Punk kickout Jericho out, hitting the camera man. Referee Scott Armstrong can not get him to respond, and Jericho is declared unable to continue as medics check out Y2J. Referees also check out the knocked down camera man. Jericho appears to be eliminated as they are saying he has been unresponsive, as Punk faces The Miz as the final two in the chamber. Skull Crushing Finale, but Punk kicked out! Punk pinned The Miz at 32:39 via the GTS to retain the WWE championship.
Punk leaves the ring with the title as they are still attending to Jericho.