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By Buck Woodward on 2008-02-17 22:50:55

They showed Jeff Hardy in the back getting ready for the Elimination Chamber. 

Mike Adamle introduced a video package on the Orton-Cena feud. 

WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. John Cena.

They locked up at the bell, and Cena tripped Orton into a small package for a one count.  The crowd is louder and more active than they've been since the Undertaker entrance.  There were dueling chants for Orton and Cena. Orton knocked Cena down and stomped his head.  Orton hit some punches to the head, and kicked him down.  Cena reversed a whip into the corner then hit a bulldog for a two count.  Cena hit a back elbow, then delivered an elbowdrop for a two count.  Orton kicked Cena's arm, and decked Cena as he tried to come back.  Orton punched Cena in the ropes and knocked him to the apron.  Cena snapped Orton's head on the ropes from the apron, then hit a top rope Rocker Dropper for a two count.  Cena ran into an Orton elbow, then Orton choked him against the bottom rope.  Orton punched Cena, and Cena grabbed for an FU from nowhere.  Orton wriggled out of it and hit an uppercut.  

Orton stomped Cena's sneaker-clad ankles.  Orton continued the stomping, targeting the arm and shoulders.  Orton then began punching Cena's surgically repaired pectoral muscle. Orton set up for a kneedrop, but Cena moved out of the way.  Orton grabbed a headlock, then turned it into a sleeperhold, then into a chinlock.  Cena battled up out of it, and hit a pair of shoulderblocks, then a back suplex into a powerbomb.  Cena did the Five Knuckle Shuffle, and hit the fistdrop.  Cena went for the FU, but Orton rolled out and went to the floor. Cena followed him outside, and they slugged it out. They were almost counted out, and both men dove into the ring at the nine count.  They stared at each other, then began slugging it out.

Orton hit a side neckbreaker on Cena. Orton put Cena on the top turnbuckle, and hit a series of punches.  Orton went for a superplex, but Cena shoved it off.  Cena went for the top rope Rocker Dropper again, but Orton moved out of the way and Cena crashed to the mat.  Orton set up for an RKO, but Cena slammed it away and applied the STFU.  Orton struggled in the hold, then made the ropes. Orton rolled to the floor, and complained about his knee.  The referee asked if he could continue.  Orton told the referee to count him out.  Cena came out, saying he knew Orton wasn't hurt to the referee, who tried to stop him.  Orton grabbed Cena and hit an RKO on the floor, then rolled into the ring.  The referee got up to a nine count, and Cena rolled back into the ring.  Cena yelled at Orton to get to his feet.  Orton slapped the referee, and the referee called for the bell at the seventeen minute mark.  Orton smiled. Cena complained to the referee, then gave Orton an FU and applied an STFU.  Orton tapped like crazy, but the referee had already left the ring. Cena finally walked off in disgust. Orton got his belt and walked off as they announced that Cena was the winner, but Orton was still the champion.

Winner via disqualification: John Cena.

Backstage, Shawn Michaels approached Triple H.  Michaels said this is normally where they deliver witty lines and shill merchandise.  They both agreed that they would do whatever they had to do in order to win tonight. 

Elimination Chamber for a WWE Title match at Wrestlemania: Jeff Hardy vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H vs. Chris Jericho vs. JBL vs. Umaga.

Triple H entered first, then Umaga, then JBL, then Jeff Hardy.  So, it will start with Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels. Jericho came out and taunted JBL, who was in a pod. Michaels made his entrance, and the match began.

Jericho grabbed a hammerlock, but Michaels got out and they traded chops.  Michaels grabbed a sunset flip and the two traded reversals for two counts. Jericho went for a German suplex, but Michaels blocked it and Jericho hit a Northern Lights suplex for a two count.  Michaels bridged up and grabbed a backslide for two, then Jericho nailed him with a clotheslines.  Jericho hit a side backbreaker, then punched Michaels and slapped him on the mat.  Jericho hit punches and chops, then Michaels ducked a clothesline and hit a flying forearm.  Michaels kipped up and hit a reverse atomic drop, then slammed Jericho.  Michaels went for a top rope elbow, but Jericho got his knees up.  Jericho hit a bulldog and went for a Lionsault.  Michaels got his knees up, but Jericho stopped himself and went for the Walls Of Jericho.  Michaels reversed it and went for a Sharpshooter, but Jericho tripped out of it and dropped an elbow.  They traded shots and Michaels hit some chops.  They collided on simultaneous bodypress attempts as the clocks ran out. 

Umaga entered the match. 

Umaga went back and forth, knocking down both opponents.  He clotheslined both men, then lifted Jericho in a fireman's carry.  Michaels hit Umaga with some punches.  Michaels charged, Umaga bent over, then lifted Jericho and Michaels and hit a double Samoan Drop. Umaga kicked Michaels over the top rope and onto the steel flooring, then gave Jericho a diving headbutt.  Umaga gave Michaels a Bonsai Drop to the back of the head on the steel floor from off the cage wall.  Umaga went back after Jericho in the ring and hit a series of shots.  Umaga hit another drop on Michaels off the cage, then went back into the ring.  Jericho hit some chops, but Umaga decked him with a shot to the throat.  Umaga missed a second rope headbutt on Jericho, and Michaels dove off the top rope with an elbowdrop on Umaga.  Jericho turned Umaga into the Walls Of Jericho. Michaels added a Crippler Crossface to Umaga's front end as the clock ran out. 

JBL entered the match.  

JBL kicked Jericho in the face, then gave Michaels a big boot  as well. JBL gave Jericho a clothesline, then one for Michaels, who was a bloody mess.  JBL gave Jericho a neckbreaker. They replayed to show that Michaels got busted open when he collided with Jericho earlier.  Umaga started fighting with Michaels on the steel floor, slamming him, while in the ring, Jericho gave JBL a tornado DDT.  JBL and Jericho ended up on the same side of the ring with Michaels and Umaga when JBL backdropped Jericho out of the ring.  Soon, Michaels and Umaga were in the ring, with Umaga whipping Michaels hard into the corner and out of the ring.

Triple H entered the match. 

Triple H tackled Umaga and hit some punches, then went after JBL and gave him a facebuster on a knee.  HHH gave one to Umaga, then rammed him into JBL.  Triple H gave Jericho a spinebuster, then one for Umaga.  Triple H gave JBL a DDT for a two count.  Umaga cut off HHH's momentum, but HHH rammed him over the turnbuckles and into a pod.  Jericho went for a Lionsault on Triple H, but Triple H got the knees up.  Triple H went for a Pedigree on Jericho, but JBL gave HHH the Clothesline From Hell.  Jericho then gave JBL the Codebreaker for a pin. 

JBL is eliminated. 

JBL ran back into the Chamber with two chairs, and plastered Jericho and Michaels with chair shots.  He paused when he saw Umaga, then blasted him with a chair anyway.  JBL then left, leaving behind the two chairs. Jericho was busted open.  

Jeff Hardy entered the match. 

Everyone was down, except Umaga, who had just gotten up.  Hardy hit a back heel kick on Umaga, splashed Michaels in a corner, gave Jericho a gourdbuster, and Triple H a forearm shot.  Hardy jumped off of Jericho's back to hit Umaga with Air Hardy.  Triple H and Michaels grabbed Hardy and whipped him across the ring, and Hardy jumped onto the ropes and hit Whisper In The Wind on both men.  Umaga gave Hardy a thrust kick.  Umaga gave Jericho a spinning side slam.  Umaga hung Triple H in the Tree Of Woe.  Umaga whipped Michaels into HHH, then hit a headbutt on Triple H for good measure.  Umaga kicked Jericho, then pounded Triple H on the steel floor.  Umaga hit the posterior ram on Jericho against a pod, breaking through it.  

Umaga took Jericho in the ring and set up for the Samoan Spike, but Michaels gave Umaga a superkick.  Jericho gave Umaga the Codebreaker, then Triple H gave Umaga the Pedigree.  Hardy gave Umaga a Swanton off the top of a pod, and Jericho covered Umaga for the pin. 

Umaga is eliminated. 

Michaels gave Jericho a superkick, and Hardy covered Jericho for the pin. 

Chris Jericho is eliminated. 

Hardy gave Shawn Michaels a Twist Of Fate.  Triple H threw Hardy out of the ring, then gave Michaels a Pedigree for the pin. 

Shawn Michaels is eliminated. 

Triple H invited Jeff Hardy into center ring.  They slugged it out, and Triple H sidestepped Hardy and threw him out of the ring.  They fought on the steel floor, and Hardy rammed Triple H into the cage wall, then hit a DDT on the steel.  Hardy pounded Triple H on the outside, then rammed the now bloody Triple H into the cage over and over.  Hardy stomped Triple H, then went to the top rope and dove off at Triple H.  Triple H blocked it with a kick, and set up for a Pedigree on the steel floor.  Hardy backdropped Triple H into the ring.  Hardy went for the Swanton, but Triple H moved out of the way.  Triple H hit Hardy with a Pedigree, but Hardy kicked out at two.  

Triple H grabbed a chair and set up for a Pedigree on it. Hardy hit Triple H with a low blow.  Hardy went for a Twist of Fate on the chair, but Triple H threw Hardy down on it. Triple H then hit a Pedigree on the chair for the pin at the twenty four minute mark. 

Jeff Hardy is eliminated. 

Winner: Triple H. 

Triple H pointed at the Wrestlemania sign and gestured that he wanted the belt as the show ended. 

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