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By Mike Johnson on 2012-02-19 19:33:11
Welcome to's WWE Elimination Chamber PPV coverage!

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Your announcers are Michael Cole, Booker T and Jerry Lawler.

The Elimination Chamber: WWE champion CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz vs. R-Truth

CM Punk and Kofi Kingston are starting out in the Chamber.  They locked up and Kingston grabbed a side headlock.  Punk sent him off into the ropes and leapfrogged him.   Punk whipped him into the ropes and Kingston leapfrogged them and landed on the outside.   He returned to the ring and that shook hands.  They locked up again and Punk drilled him with a trio of kicks to the legs.    Punk sent him into the ropes but Kingston sunset flipped Punk, sending them into a nice sequences of near falls.  Punk tried to nail the GTS but Kingston slipped out and drilled him with a dropkick for a two count.

Kingston went for the Boom Drop but Punk kicked him.  They battled to the apron.  Punk tried to suplex him outside onto the steel grate but Kingston landed on his feet.  Kingston went for a back suplex.  Punk slipped out but landed on the grate knees first.  Kingston went for a move but Punk turned it into a catapult into the pod containing Jericho.  Punk followed that up with a suplex on the grate.  The Milwaukee crowd began chanting for Punk.  Inside the ring, Punk covered Kingston for a near fall.

Punk tried to score several near falls as the countdown ended, entering Ziggler into the match.  Ziggler raked Punk's eyes and used a Fireman's Carry on the grate outside.     Ziggler grabbed the chains and exercised, then dropped down with a legdrop on Punk on the outside.    Ziggler brought him back into the ring for a two count, then punted Kingston in the guts.  Ziggler missed a leaping splash in the corner on Punk and all three men were down and out.  Kingston recovered first and began working over Ziggler.  Punk drilled Ziggler as well.  Kingston slammed Ziggler.  Punk dropkicked him.

Ziggler reversed a whip into the corner by Kofi but was kicked off as he charged.  Punk and Kingston both went for a dive at Ziggler from opposite sides of the ropes.  Ziggler ducked out of the way and Kingston and Punk wiped each other out in mid-air.  That was cool.   Punk tried to cover Kofi to no avail as the next countdown began.  R-Truth was released next.

Truth hit a big Beel Throw sending Ziggler over the top to the grate.  Truth then leaped over the ropes onto Ziggler.  Truth covered Ziggler for a two count.   Punk grabbed Truth and whipped him into the corner but was kicked off.  Undaunted, Punk nailed the running knee lift, then set up for a superplex, snapping Truth into the ring for a two count.     Punk ducked a Trouble in Paradise from Kingston, then threw him to the outside.    Punk went to the top rope, in front of Jericho's pod, then nailed a flying elbow on Truth, pinning him.

Truth is eliminated.

Ziggler rolled up Punk, who reversed it.  Kingston nailed Punk with Trouble in Paradise, then tossed Ziggler to the outside.  He covered Punk for a near fall.  Kingston springboarded onto the chains of the Chamber but Kingston grabbed, then hit a spinning DDT on the grate on Ziggler.  Miz was released.  They still did the countdown and teased who would be next even though Jericho was guaranteed to be last.

Miz hit the ring and started destroying everyone.   He grabbed Kingston and drove his face into the chains on the outside.      He slammed Kingston on the grate outside.     Ziggler charged him and was elevated over the top to the grate outside.  Miz brought him back into the ring for a two count.    Back outside, Miz drove Kingston backwards into the ringpost.     He charged but Kingston kicked him off.   Kingston was laid out and covered by Miz for another two count.   Miz hit an awful looking running clothesline on Punk, cutting his speed at the last second.  He went for The  Skullcrushing Finale but Punk reversed it into a near fall.   Miz nailed the Finale for a two count.

Miz began ripping at Punk's face.  Punk fired back with a series of elbows and neckbreaker.     Punk went for the running kneelift but was kicked by Miz.  Miz charged but was caught in a powerslam and locked in the Anaconda Vice by Punk.  Jericho was released, so Punk let Miz go and they faced off.   They began exchanging blows in the center of the ring.  Jericho caught him with a clothesline and a kick to the back, then a dropkick for a two count.

Punk fired back with several roundhouse kicked but caught by Jericho with a double leg takedown.  Jericho went for the Walls of Jericho but Punk kicked him off.   Punk went for the GTS but Jericho kicked him and nailed the Lionsault for a two count.  Ziggler rolled up Jericho for a two count.   Jericho nailed the Codebreaker and pinned Ziggler. 

Ziggler is eliminated.

Outside, Jericho  began kicking the hell out of Kingston.   He returned to Punk and worked him over in the center.   Punk grabbed his legs when Jericho went for a dropkick and catapulted him over the ropes onto the grate outside.  Punk began slamming him backwards into one of the pods.   Jericho locked himself in the pod to escape.   Punk made his way in and worked over Jericho.  Jericho fired back, slamming the pod door closed on Punk's shoulder.  Punk went down so Jericho turned his attention to Kingston before returning to Punk to mock him.

Jericho went back to Kingston, who nailed the SOS on Jericho on the outside  Miz covered Jericho to steal the win but Jericho kicked out.   Kingston returned to the fray but was attacked by Miz and peppered with punches in the corner.   Miz charged but Kingston used the ropes for leverage to kick Miz in the face.  Kingston started to climb to the top but Miz cut him off.  Miz went for a superplex but was attacked from behind by Punk.    Punk powerbombed Miz down for a two count.   Kingston climbed to the top of one of the pods and hit a flying bodypress onto both Miz and Punk.  He covered Miz, who kicked out at two. 

Jericho grabbed Kingston and turned him over for the Walls of Jericho.  Kingston tried to hold on but finally tapped.    Kingston has been eliminated.  Jericho refused to let go.  He finally did, then grabbed Kofi and threw him over the top onto the grate.  He followed Kingston to the outside and then threw out of the door of the Chamber to the fall.  Punk then kicked Jericho out of the Chamber.  Jericho fell to the floor, hitting his head the inside of a barrier wiping out one of the cameramen as well.  The referees checked on Jericho, who didn't respond to them.  They called for a doctor saying he couldn't continue.     Jericho wasn't responding.  They treated it like it was a legitimate knockout.  Punk was on his knees asking if Jericho was done, using the dreaded "X" sign. 

Jericho is eliminated.

Miz attacked Punk and tried to go for a neckbreaker but Punk slipped out and kicked him in the head for a two count.   Punk hit the running kneelift into the bulldog for a two count.   Punk went for the springboard clothesline but was caught with the Skull Crushing Finale for a CLOSE two count.  Miz drove Punk into the corner and worked him over with punches.   He began screaming at Punk that was nothing and striking him.  The announcers said that Miz had lost focus because he wanted to get back into the main event of Wrestlemania so bad.  He took his time and charged Punk, who moved and Miz hit a pod head-first.  Punk nailed him with the GTS and covered Miz. 

Miz was eliminated.

Your winner and still WWE champion, CM Punk!

As Punk left, Jericho was still outside being checked on.

Really, really good match. It wasn't a blowaway match that will be trumpeted through the ages but the false finishes were great and they told some good stories, especially with Punk vs. Jericho. Everyone worked hard and they worked a good, hard pace. Some of the bumps on the outside made me cringe. Kingston went from an afterthought to showing he really could go with this performance. Miz was trying hard to redeem himself. Truth looked fine. Ziggler worked hard. Punk and Jericho were their usual great selves. Thumbs up for sure.

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