The superstars of WWE Monday Night Raw are prepared for war inside the Elimination Chamber. Tonight, the WWE Universe will experience a truly historic moment when they see the first-ever women’s Elimination Chamber match featuring “The Goddess” Alexa Bliss defending her WWE Raw Women’s Championship against five of the top female performers in the division.
The women won’t be the only ones making history tonight. For the first time ever, we’ll get to see a seven-man Elimination Chamber match. The winner of that main event clash will go on to battle “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34 in April.
Let’s not waste a moment longer and get right down to action…
WWE Elimination Chamber 2018 Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, February 25, 2018
Time (kick-off show): 7:00 P.M. EST
Time (main show): 8:00 P.M. EST
TV Channel: WWE Network / Pay-Per-View
Location: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada
The Miztourage (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
Both teams trade control of the match. The Miztourage stand tall before the commercial break as Karl Anderson is sent sailing out of the ring. When we return from the break, Bo Dallas is soldily in control, putting the hurt on Anderson. Curtis Axel gets the tag and lays into his opponent. Dallas is tagged in and beats Anderson into the corner. Bo is getting too cocky, which allows Anderson to mount a comeback. Dallas squashes the initial comeback, but Bo gets too cocky again and gets dropped by Anderson.
Axel tries to stop Anderson from making the tag to Luke Gallows. But Gallows gets the tag and goes on the assault, nearly kicking his opponent’s head off.
The Miztourage regain control, but “the good brothers” Anderson & Gallows quickly turn the tide. Anderson nails a spine-buster on Axel. Gallows and Anderson finishes off Dallas with a Magic Killer.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeat The Miztourage (Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas)
Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Mandy Rose vs. Mickie James vs. Sonya Deville
Bayley and Sonya Deville start off tonight’s Chamber match. Deville takes down Bayley to start off the match, slamming her to the mat and going for the pin. Bayley kicks out at the count of 1 and mounts a comeback, knocking Deville down to the mat. After a stare-down/lock-up, Bayley regains control, sending Deville crashing to the canvas with a bulldog. But Deville returns to her feet and turns the tide, sending Bayley’s face into the corner.
After more back-and-forth action, Mandy Rose enters the match as the first woman out of her pod. Bayley initially tries to put up a fight, but gets laid out and dissected by Absolution. Both women lay into Bayley hard, but look frustrated when they can’t put her away for the 3 count.
Sasha Banks is next in the match, coming in like a great ball of fire. She dominates both Rose and Deville, while Bayley is laid out at ringside. Sasha is kicking ass. But Deville turns the tide, ramming Banks into the corner.
Banks and Bayley double-team Deville, sending her sailing face-first into the chamber. Banks and Rose clash in the ring. Rose is about to put away Banks with a pile-driver, but “The Boss” counters with a Banks Statement. Bayley tackles Deville and Rose taps out.
Mandy Rose has been eliminated by Sasha Banks.
Mickie James is the next woman out of the pod. She attacks and levels every woman in the ring. Sasha Banks tries to stop Mickie’s comeback, but gets dropped. Mickie leaves the ring and immediately gets attacked by Sonya Deville. But Mickie turns the tide with a hurricarana. Mickie begins to climb the chamber. Sasha tires to stop her, but gets kicked in the face. Both Bayley and Mickie climb the cage and trade punches. Mickie knocks Bayley down to the steel grates below. She then climbs up on a pod and jumps off, taking out Sonya Deville.
Sonya Deville has been eliminated by Mickie James.
Both Sasha Banks and Bayley attack Mickie James right after the pinfall, both hitting their finishing moves on James. Bayley eliminates James with a Bayley-to-Belly.
Mickie James has been eliminated by Bayley.
It’s Alexa Bliss’ turn to enter the match, but she seems very reluctant to face Bayley and Banks. Bliss scales the chamber while Banks and Bayley climb after her. Banks ends up purposefully knocking Bayley off the cage. Bliss is on the floor now. Banks goes after Bliss, but gets attacked by behind by Bayley. She sends Sasha into the turnbuckle. Bliss tangles with Bayley.
Bayley and Banks get into a heat fight. Banks gets stuck in a tree of woe and Bayley goes to town with kicks on her. Bayley tries to take out Banks, but gets caught and sent sailing with a superplex from Bliss. Banks follows that up with a frog splash on Bayley.
After more back-and-forth, Bayley hits Sasha Banks with a Bayley-to-Belly. But Bliss surprises Bayley with a roll-up.
Bayley has been eliminated by Alexa Bliss.
Banks and Bliss fight down to the wire. After Sasha’s leg gets caught up in the chamber, Bliss ascends the top rope and hits Sasha with a Twisted Bliss off the pod. But Sasha immediately turns that around into a Banks Statement. Bliss is able to escape and after more back-and-forth action, she is able to put away Banks with a DDT from the second rope. Sasha Banks has been eliminated.
Alexa Bliss wins the first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match
Post-Match: Alexa Bliss begins with an empowering feminist speech for all the girl’s and women fans out there, telling them “dare to dream.” But then Bliss turns it around saying that they’ll never accomplish what she has.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: The Bar (c) vs. Titus Worldwide
Sheamus and Cesaro (The Bar) jump both members of Titus Worldwide before the match. Apollo and Titus O’Neil are able to turn the tide, gaining ground by knocking The Bar out of the ring. Apollo goes sailing over the top rope, knocking down both members of The Bar.
Cesaro looks like he hurt his leg during the scuffle with Titus O’Neil. He begins the match regardless. The Bar quickly gain dominance of the match. Sheamus is kicking Apollo’s arse and making sure he stays grounded. Apollo tries to fight out, but gets squashed by The Bar. Cesaro gets the tag and resumes control of the match for his team.
Apollo is able to fight through to his partner Titus O’Neil who comes in the match fresh and ready to battle. O’Neil is kicking ass, knocking down both members of The Bar. Titus knocks Cesaro out of the ring and hits a Clash of Titus on Sheamus. Cesaro runs in and breaks up the pin.
The Bar catches their breath outside the ring. Apollo runs the ropes and catapults himself out of the ring onto his opponents. The action returns to the ring. Apollo attempts a moonsault, but Sheamus gets his knees up. Meanwhile, Cesaro sends Titus into the ring-post. Apollo levels Sheamus with an enzirguri. Cesaro tags himself in and takes Apollo out at the knee. The Bar hit their double-team finisher on Apollo for the win.
The Bar retains the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship by defeating Titus Worldwide
Asuka vs. Nia Jax
Asuka and Jax tangle up. The bigger Jax imposes her strength on “The Empress of Tomorrow,” sending Asuka into the corner with a head-butt. Asuka keeps fighting back, but gets squashed by Jax.
Nia Jax dominates Asuka for much of the match. Asuka tries to makes Jax submit, but she’s way too strong to keep into a submission hold. Jax is kicking ass, but Asuka surprises her with a roll-up for the win.
Asuka defeats Nia Jax
Post-Match: Jax gains a measure of revenge on Asuka, attacking her after the match. The fight spills outside the ring. Jax charges Asuka and tackles her through the barricade.
“Woken” Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt
Matt Hardy plays mind-games before the match as she remains hidden from sight while singing a song about his “obsolete” opponent. Wyatt looks for Hardy who appears out of nowhere, jumping off the steel steps and attacking Wyatt. Hardy is in solid control, taking Wyatt down with a Twist of Fate for a 2 count. Matt starts a “Delete” chant, but Wyatt turns the tide and assault Hardy in the corner.
Wyatt remains in control, grounding Hardy with a headlock. Matt fights out, but eats a headbutt from Wyatt. “The Eater of Worlds” Wyatt imposes dominance on Hardy, leveling him with a huge uppercut and an epic clothesline.
Hardy starts to fight back and chokes Wyatt with the middle rope. Bray tries to impose his will on “The Woken One,” but Hardy is too crazy to put down. Hardy hits a tornado DDT and then levels Wyatt with forearm and head shots in the corner. Hardy hits a Side Effect. But Wyatt once again turns the tide, taking out Hardy with an Uranage and a senton. Wyatt goes for the cover. 1…2…kick out!
A wave of frustration overcome the face of Bray Wyatt. Meanwhile, the crowd chants for “Rusev Day.” Wyatt continues the punishment and goes for a big splash in the corner. Hardy moves out of the way and battles Bray. Wyatt hits Hardy with a big boot to the face. Hardy grabs that boot and fights Wyatt. Hardy finishes the match with a Twist of Fate.
“Woken” Matt Hardy defeats Bray Wyatt
Ronda Rousey Contract Signing
Ronda Rousey‘s signing was being built up as a dream come true until Raw GM Kurt Angle spilled the beans. Angle told Rousey that the only reason she’s being signed is for Stephanie and Triple H to take advantage of her and get revenge for Rousey attacking them at WrestleMania 31. Angle even mentions that Stephanie thinks Rousey is washed up and she can even beat her in a fight. Rousey backs Stephanie into a corner, but Triple H breaks up the confrontation.
Rousey shocks the WWE Universe by slamming Triple H through a table. Stephanie gets revenge with a hard slap on Rousey. Steph’s anger turns to fears when Rousey looks up at her. Stephanie cowardly exits the ring and Rousey signs the contract. Rousey tosses the contract on a prone Triple H still lying in a heap on the mat.
Seven-man Elimination Chamber match for a shot at the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 34: John Cena vs. Elias vs. Roman Reigns vs. The Miz vs. Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor vs. Braun Strowman
The match starts off as a triple threat showdown between The Miz, Seth Rollins, and Finn Balor. Miz tries to form a partnership with both Balor and Rollins, but to no avail. They both drop Miz with kicks and toss him out of the ring. Rollins and Balor battle each other, while The Miz enters the fray just to get knocked back down.
I’ll just fast-forward to the destruction. Braun Strowman is an absolute beast, and certainly proved it all throughout this match. After a long fought match, Strowman picked the bones and dispatched of The Miz, Elias, John Cena, Finn Balor, and Seth Rollins. No man has ever eliminated five superstars in one Elimination Chamber match.
But Braun simply couldn’t put away The Big Dog. A Superman Punch + 2 spears is the combo needed to bring down “The Monster Among Men.”