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By Richard Trionfo on 2019-02-17 18:00:00

Welcome to's coverage of WWE's Elimination Chamber Pay Per View from Houston, Texas.  Make sure to check out all of the news related to the Elimination Chamber as well as the audio preview, live blog, and post game coverage.

Your host is Jonathan Coachman and he is joined by Beth Phoenix, Booker T, and Sam Roberts.

Mustafa Ali says he hates not being able to compete tonight.  He is rooting for Kofi but he will get his shot.  He says life ain't easy for those who dream.

Beth mentions how Kofi took the opportunity despite everything that Ali has done to get into the Chamber match.

Booker says Kofi has the chance to do something he has been looking forward to doing for a long time.

Sam says everyone was disappointed Ali was not in the match on Tuesday but by the end of the night, he says nobody cared because of Kofi's performance.

Booker says that Daniel Bryan is winning by any means necessary.  He says that Daniel Bryan is thinking about what he needs to do to leave the chamber as the WWE Champion.  

We see the rules for the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship.

We see Daniel Bryan pacing in the back while Erick Rowan stands to provide support.

We get comments from Braun Strowman.  He says he wants to tell us a story about a coward who thought he could challenge a monster.  This wasn't any ordinary coward, he was more like a snake.  He tried to do what he could to stop the monster, but all he could do was fuel the monster's rage.  This coward knew deep down that he could not win on his own so he recruited others.  Cowards, just like him.  They thought they had the monster down but this was no ordinary monster.  This monster did not forget and he will make them all pay.  When the coward faces the monster, there are no disqualifications so there is only one way this can finish.  The monster will continue on his path of destruction and the coward will get these hands.

 We take a look at what happened last week on Smackdown between the two teams that will battle for the Smackdown Tag Titles later tonight.

Sheamus and Cesaro join the panel.  

Coach asks them what will happen.  Cesaro and Sheamus think The Usos will win.  Sheamus says the Miz and Shane don't work.  Sam asks how did they lose the titles to a team that does not work.  Sheamus and Cesaro say it was a fluke.  Sam asks about Wrestlemania.  Sheamus says the child at Wrestlemania threw them off their game.

Otis Dozovic and Tucker Knight show up.  Tucker says they think the champs will retain.  Tucker says they have the wild card.

Cesaro says that Heavy Machinery is picking Shane because they want to suck up to the McMahons.  

We take a look at Vince McMahon's announcement from the end of Raw about the Raw Women's Championship Match.

We see footage from what happened last night between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch.

Booker says that Becky made her choice to get involved last night.  

We see The Riott Squad in the back and Ruby reminds everyone that this is where they debuted.  They have wreaked havoc and they have done it together.  Liv says they got matching tattoos to remind you that you have been warned.  The Road to Wrestlemania takes a diabolical detour when she takes the title from Ronda Rousey.  Liv says that her and Sarah will win the tag titles.

Charlotte Flair arrives and says that she remembers their debut since she was on the wrong side of things.  She tells Ruby to take out all of her aggression against Ronda Rousey.  Charlotte says that she will be sitting ringside to watch all of the action.

Coach asks if everyone is shortchanging Ruby Riott.  Sam says that Ruby would be the opponent that Charlotte would want to face at Mania.  Coach asks if Charlotte is going to be a distraction.  Beth says that every time an obstacle has been placed in front of Ronda, she has taken care of it.  Booker says Ronda is the most focused individual she has seen in a WWE ring.  Tonight will be no different.  

Coach mentions that the Riott Squad could have all of the gold.  

Sam says that there could be a number of distractions that may hurt Ronda.

We move on to discuss the Intercontinental Title Match and we see footage of what led to tonight's match.  

Booker points out what Balor had to face before he was attacked by Lashley and Rush.  Sam says that Finn cannot win the big match unless he is the Demon.  

Mojo Rawley talks to himself and tells himself the WWE Universe does not know him.  Who are they and why do they matter?  Mojo says it is time to show THEY the real YOU.

Alexa Biss says tonight we make history.  She says she is humble of how much has happened because of her.  The division has been on fire since she debuted.  Speaking of fire, there is Becky Lynch.  Maybe if Becky took her advice, Becky would be talking about main eventing Wrestlemania.  Instead, she got suspended.  Alexa talks about the tag title match and being the first Elimination Chamber match winner, her pick is Tamina and Nia Jax.

Beth talks about the progression of women's tag teams in the WWE and how important tonight is for her children.

Coach mentions that only four of the twelve in the match have Elimination Chamber experience.  

We go to ringside for your announcers for the Kickoff Show Match and they are Vic Joseph, Aiden English, and Nigel McGuinness.

Nigel is picking Buddy Murphy to retain and Aiden feels that tonight is the night for Tozawa.

Match Number One:  WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match:  Buddy Murphy versus Akira Tozawa

They lock up and Buddy with a wrist lock and he takes Tozawa to the mat with an arm bar.  Tozawa with a reversal.  Murphy with a reversal and he continues to work on the arm.  Tozawa with a chop and a second one.  Tozawa with another chop and Murphy misses a chop.  Tozawa with more chops and they go to the floor.  Tozawa with another chop.  Murphy chops the ring post when Tozawa misses.  Tozawa is sent high into the air by Murphy.  Tozawa with a head scissors and baseball slide.  Tozawa goes for the suicide dive head butt but Murphy catches Tozawa and suplexes him on the floor.  

Tozawa tries to get back into the ring but he falls back to the floor.  Murphy with a knee to the back.  Tozawa with chops but he holds his back.  Murphy with a chop.

Kayla Braxton is outside the New Day's locker room while Murphy chops Tozawa.  Big E says that Kofi is indisposed.  Xavier says that Kofi is getting massaged.  Tozawa with an elbow and he goes to the turnbuckles but Murphy blocks a kick.  Tozawa with an octopus.  Big E is asked about Kofi lasting so long on Tuesday.  Big E says Kofi has no problem with endurance.  Xavier mentions what Kofi did before they were even in the WWE.  Murphy with a back breaker and rear chin lock.  Woods says the prophecy of the New Day will be realized.  Murphy with an abdominal stretch.

Murphy tries for a hip toss but Tozawa blocks it and hip tosses Murphy to the floor.  Tozawa with a super kick when Murphy returns to the floor.  Tozawa with a kick and he goes up top for a missile drop kick.  Tozawa with a Yakuza Kick. Tozawa misses an enzuigiri and then Tozawa lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex.  Tozawa with a Saito suplex and kick for a near fall.  Tozawa goes to the turnbuckles.and leaps over Murphy when Buddy gets back to his feet.  Tozawa with another Yakuza kick with Murphy on the turnbuckles.  Tozawa goes for a superplex but Murphy knocks Tozawa off the turnbuckles.  Tozawa with a Super Frankensteiner for a near fall after Murphy presses Tozawa above him on the turnbuckles.

Murphy sends Tozawa to the apron and Tozawa goes up top for a cross body but Murphy holds on and rolls through and gets Tozawa on his shoulders.  Murphy catches Tozawa and hits facebuster and another knee.  Murphy with a suplex for a near fall.  Murphy with boots to the head and he pie faces Tozawa.  Murphy with a forearm and Tozawa with chops.  Tozawa makes Murphy flinch but Murphy avoids the jab.  Murphy with strikes and Tozawa with a punch.  Tozawa with a clothesline and then Tozawa with a deadlift German suplex for a near fall.   Tozawa goes to the turnbuckles but Murphy grabs Tozawa's foot to stop him.  Tozawa with kicks and Murphy stops Tozawa.  Tozawa with a kick and a reverse rana from the turnbuckles but Murphy rolls to the floor.

Tozawa with the suicide dive head butt.  Tozawa with a second suicide dive headbutt.  Tozawa goes up top but Murphy goes to the apron.  Tozawa with a kick and a back senton with Murphy in the ropes but Murphy kicks out at two.  Tozawa slaps Murphy but Murphy with a jumping knee.  Tozawa counters Murphy's Law with a victory roll for a near fall.  Tozawa with an Octopus but Murphy picks up Tozawa and hits Murphy's Law for the three count.

Winner:  Buddy Murphy (retains Championship)

We go to commercial.

Kevin Owens is in the car and he says he finished rehab for today and he has a pizza for him and his family to watch the Elimination Chamber.  He says it hurts that he is not in the Elimination Chamber and he has never been in an Elimination Chamber match.  Kevin says he is about a month away but the Kevin Owens Show is coming back soon.  He says he is looking forward to Finn Balor and the Riott Squad win.  He says it will be hard to tell his children why Becky Lynch is not going to be at Wrestlemania.  Kevin says it is hard to figure out why his kids like pineapple on their pizza.  Kevin takes a bite and hates it.  Kevin takes another bite and forgets that he hates it before the promo ends.

We have a video package for Daniel Bryan and the WWE Championship Match.

Charly Caruso brings out WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry.  Charly asks Mark for thoughts on the Elimination Chamber Match.  Mark says it is great to be back in Texas.  Mark wants the crowd to acknowledge the Cruiserweight Title Match.  Mark says every man who goes in comes out differently.  Mark is asked to pick the winner of the Women's match.  Mark's pick is the Iiconics.  Mark is asked for his pick in the WWE Championship Match and he says after Kofi's performance last week, it is hard to pick against Kofi.  Mark says Kofi made him a believer.  Mark says if he was in the match, there would be a lot of other men introduced to the Hall of Pain.

Coach asks for predictions.

WWE Championship Match:  Beth says Daniel has his work cut out for him and she is going with Jeff Hardy.  Booker says momentum will make this Kofi's night.  Sam picks Daniel Bryan.

The Elimination Chamber descends from the ceiling as we get ready for the Elimination Chamber Pay Per View.

Pay Per View Coverage Begins on Next Page


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