Elimination Chamber for World title shot at Wrestlemania: Jack Swagger vs. Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan
Swagger had new, dramatic ring music. Swagger said that the mic is power and he uses it to speak the truth. He set up for a Zeb Coulter promo. Zeb said that you have to realize where you are and they are in New Orleans, a den of inequity. He said that makes him think of Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Purchase and how sad it would make him to see what's become of Louisiana and the country he defended with his life. He said the country is full of excuse makers and panders. He cut a promo about people slipping into the country and then asking for a handout. He said that tonight, they will make things right, because a real Patriot, a real American will win one for the good guys. He said that tonight marks the beginning of a Jack Swagger America.
Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho are starting out. Bryan grabbed a side headlock and was sent into the ropes. He shoulderblocked Jericho down but was caught in a series of side headlock takedowns. Bryan was almost caught in the Walls of Jericho but reversed it into an attempted No Lock. Jericho reversed it back into the Walls but Jericho flipped him off. Bryan peppered him with kicks in the corner to the chest.
Bryan whipped Jericho into the corner but was kicked off and chopped. Jericho sent Bryan over the top but he landed on his feet. They battled outside the ring on the steel grating. Bryan went for the No Lock but Jericho escaped and catapulted Bryan into the steel chains of the Chamber. Back in the ring, Jericho drilled Bryan and covered him for a two count. He kicked Bryan to the outside, then suplexed him into the ring.
Jack Swagger was randomly released from the Pod and charged, working over Jericho. He came off the ropes with the Vader splash for a two count on Jericho, then drilled Bryan to the outside. Bryan avoided a charge and Swagger hit the chains. Swagger still worked over Bryan. Jericho nailed him as Swagger returned to the ring and peppered him with kicks and punches.
Swagger regained control and tossed Jericho to the outside steel. He tossed Jericho into the chains and drilled him with a series of knees to the mid-section. Bryan came out of nowhere to hit a running knee on Swagger to the outside. Bryan tossed Jericho back into the ring and set up Jericho so he could go to the top. Bryan missed a top rope headbutt and Jericho covered him for a two count. Jericho nailed a dropkick to Bryan.
Kane was randomly released and drilled Jericho with a big punch. Kane whipped Swagger into Jericho in a corner and squashed them both with an Avalanche, then whipped Bryan into them as Bryan nailed them both with a dropkick. Kane tossed Swagger to the outside but was rolled up by Bryan for a two count. Bryan realized what he had done and asked Kane to hug it out as a means of apology. Kane said no. Bryan said yes. Bryan shoved him in the face and was punched hard. He dropped down and nailed Kane with a drop toehold in the corner, then dropkicked him. Bryan unloaded with a series of kicks to the chest but was caught by the throat. Bryan warded off the chokeslam but was caught with a sideslam coming off the ropes for a two count.
Kane went to the top but Bryan crotched him on the ropes. Bryan attempted a superplex but Jericho came from underneath and put Bryan on his shoulders. They ended up doing the Doomsdays Device. Jericho covered Bryan for a two count. Swagger returned and worked over everyone before pairing off with Kane. Kane came back with a suplex for a two count. Jericho drilled Kane with a kick and whipped Swagger into the ropes for a pinfall.
Randy Orton was released and clotheslined Swagger over the top to the steel. He nailed Jericho with a back elbow. Orton nailed the slingshot suplex on Bryan. He and Kane battled on the outside on the steel. Orton slipped out of a chokeslam attempt. He caught Kane with the hanging DDT on the steel and hurt himself in the process.
Bryan drilled Jericho with kicks. Orton recovered and worked over Swagger. They ended up in opposite corners on the top. Orton superplexed Swagger in. Jericho superplexed Bryan. Everyone was out as Mark Henry was dying to get into the Chamber. He was released and destroyed everyone with powerful shots. He nailed the World's Strongest Slam on Bryan and pinned him.
Daniel Bryan has been eliminated.
Henry sent Orton into a pod, shattering it. It came down to Kane and Henry slugging it out in the ring. Henry missed a charge in the corner and was nailed with a clothesline. Kane went to the top and came off but Henry caught him and nailed him with the World's Strongest Slam and pinned Kane.
Kane was been eliminated.
Henry tossed Jericho onto the steel outside, where Swagger was laying there hurt. Henry picked up Jericho for a move off his shoulders but Jericho slipped behind and shoved him into a pod. Jericho and Swagger double teamed Henry and even hit a suple together on the steel outside. Swagger and Jericho battled back and forth inside the ring. Swagger went for the Doctor Bomb but Jericho turned it into a Walls of Jericho attempt. Swagger escaped but was nailed with a running bulldog. Jericho went for the Lionsault but Henry was standing there waiting like a horror movie monster. He grabbed Jericho and threw him into the chains of the structure. He then tossed Jericho into the ring atop of Swagger.
Henry dragged them atop of each other in the corner and set them up for the Vader splash. He came off but they had scattered and Henry hit nothing. Jericho, Swagger and Orton all hit their finishers on Henry and Orton pinned him with an RKO.
Mark Henry has been eliminated.
Henry got a big ovation leaving but turned around and attacked everyone left, hitting them with World's Strongest Slams. The referees couldn't stop Henry. Booker T and Teddy Long came out as well. Henry finally left.
All three men left were beaten and out on the mat, trying to recover. Swagger covered Orton, who kicked out. He went after Jericho but Orton joined the fray and they double teamed on Swagger. He was sent into the ringpost shoulder-first and his head hit the Pod wall.
Orton and Jericho went back and forth with some nice exchanges. Jericho was tossed to the outside but caught himself and went to the top. He leapt off but was nailed by an Orton dropkick in mid-air for a two count. Swagger attacked Orton but was caught by a powerslam. Jericho was nailed by one as well. Jericho came off the ropes and nailed Orton for a two count. Jericho went for the Codebreaker on Swagger but was caught and sent into the corner. He went for a Vader squash but saw Orton moving. Orton was caught in the Patriot Act anklelock but Jericho nailed Swagger from behind. Swagger came back to catch Jericho with the Patriot Act but Jericho rolled through and turned it into a counter for the Walls of Jericho. Orton grabbed Jericho and nailed his patented backbreaker for a two count.
Orton tossed Swagger over the top onto the steel. He then kicked Jericho and set them up for stereo hanging DDT on the ropes. Orton set up for the RKO on Jericho but Jericho avoided it. Orton pulled his knees up on a Lionsault and nailed the RKO to pin Jericho.
Jericho has been eliminated.
Swagger rolled up Orton and scored the win.
Your winner, Jack Swagger!
Real good Chamber match with lots of great action and everyone having their moments to shine. Mark Henry looked like a beast. Orton was just plain awesome here. Jericho showed why he's probably the best worker in the business right now. Bryan and Kane were fun. Swagger looked really good and you can't say WWE didn't surprise you with this finish. The Swagger vs. Del Rio storyline should be interesting given the direction they appear to be going with for Swagger and Zeb Colter. Dutch Mantel in a Wrestlemania main event segment? Works for me!
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