February 5, 2018
Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines, Iowa
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Bray Wyatt Promo:
The Elimination Chamber is upon us, the home of Bray Wyatt’s greatest victory when he became the WWE Champion. Standing in the way of repeating his destiny is, Roman Reigns. This once great warrior has fallen so far that the world does not recognize him.
Reigns lost the Intercontinental Title and the Royal Rumble Match in the same week, but somehow maintains this massive bravado. Bray sees Reigns for what he is, a failure waiting to be put out of his misery. Bray is happy to oblige. Reigns will find out that at the bottom of that spiral is something worse than failure, him.
Roman Reigns Promo:
A failure is something who cannot deal with adversity and can’t get up when he’s down. Reigns journey to WrestleMania 34 starts tonight. He goes through the Elimination Chamber. Reigns burns down Suplex City. Nobody can stop Roman Reigns because he’ll be the next, WWE Universal Champion.
First Match: Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt in a Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bray backs Reigns into the turnbuckles. Bray drives his knee into the midsection of Reigns. Bray applies a side headlock. Reigns drops Bray with a shoulder tackle. Reigns applies a side headlock. Reigns side steps Bray into the turnbuckles. Bray does his Spider Walk Pose. Bray kicks Reigns in the face. Reigns responds with an uppercut. Reigns for a Samoan Drop, but Bray lands back on his feet. Bray sends Reigns shoulder first to the steel ring post.
Bray delivers a quick forearm smash for a two count. #WOKEN Matt Hardy is watching the match from the backstage area. Bray applies a rear chin lock. Reigns gets back to the vertical base. Reigns fires up with a series of lariats. Bray is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Reigns goes for The Drive By, but Bray counters with a clothesline. Bray sends Reigns crashing into the steel ring steps.
Coming out of the commercial break, Bray is wearing down Reigns in the center of the ring. Reigns connects with a Samoan Drop. Reigns follows that with the Never Ending Story. Reigns blocks the Uranage Slam. Bray drops Reigns with a Running Shoulder Block for a two count. Bray places Reigns on the top turnbuckle. Bray goes for a SuperPlex, but Reigns blocks it.
Bray lands a knife edge chop. Reigns responds with Multiple HeadButts. Reigns with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Reigns goes for the SuperMan Punch, but Bray counters with a Uranage Slam. Bray follows that with a Running Senton for a two count. Bray goes for the Sister Abigail, but Reigns rolls him over for a two count.
Reigns delivers The SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns goes for a Spear, but Bray counters with a Big Boot. Bray connects with The Sister Abigail for a two count. Bray transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bray goes for another Sister Abigail, but Reigns blocks it. Reigns ducks a clothesline form Bray. Reigns Spears Bray to pickup the victory.
Winner: Roman Reigns via Pinfall
Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Finn Balor & Karl Anderson w/Luke Gallows vs. The Revival
Anderson and Dash Wilder will start things off. Wilder makes a quick tag to Dawson. Dawson is mauling Anderson in the corner. Dawson fires off a knife edge chop. Anderson goes for a Hip Toss, but Dawson counters with a side headlock. Dawson drops Anderson with a shoulder tackle. Anderson lands a deep arm-drag. Anderson follows that with a Back Elbow Strike. Anderson with a Hip Toss to Wilder. Balor Club delivers Stereo Back Body Drops.
Coming out of the commercial break, Dawson is in the ring with Balor. Dawson applies an arm-bar. Balor is trying to create separation. Balor tosses Dawson out of the ring. Wilder tags himself in. Wilder drives Balor back first into the turnbuckles. The Revival are cutting the ring in half. Balor with a Double Leg TakeDown. Balor lands the Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor tags in Anderson.
Anderson decks Wilder with a Running Knee. Anderson knocks Dawson off the ring apron. Anderson side steps Wilder into the turnbuckles. Anderson connects with a Flying NeckBreaker. Anderson goes for a BodySlam, but Wilder lands back on his feet. Wilder applies a side headlock.
Dawson makes a blind tag. Anderson levels Dawson with a SpineBuster for a two count. Anderson clotheslines Wilder over the top rope. Anderson tags in Balor. Anderson takes out Wilder with a SlingShot Senton to the outside. Balor connects with the SlingBlade. Balor follows that with The ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.
Winner: Finn Balor & Karl Anderson via Pinfall
Sasha Banks & Bayley Backstage Segment:
Third Match: Drew Gulak & Tony Nese vs. Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali
Nese and Ali will start things off. Nese drives his knee into the midsection of Ali. Nese drops Ali with a haymaker. Nese throws Ali back first across the turnbuckles. Nese starts showing off his abs. Ali dives over Nese. Ali ducks a clothesline from Nese. Ali lands a Hurricanrana. Ali tags in Alexander. Ali and Alexander takes out the legs of Nese with separate Basement Dropkicks. Nese whips Alexander face off the top rope. Nese with a Running Back Elbow Strike for a one count. Nese tags in Gulak.
Gulak with a Running Axe Handle Strike to the back of Alexander. Nese places Alexander on the top turnbuckle. Gulak connects with an Inside Out Lariat. Gulak tags in Nese. Nese with the cover for a two count. Nese applies a Body Scissors Hold. Alexander kicks Nese in the jaw. Alexander drops Nese with a Discus Back Elbow Strike. Ali and Gulak are tagged in.
Ali dropkicks Gulak. Ali follows that with a uppercut. Ali connects with a Tornado DDT for a two count. Alexander tosses Nese out of the ring. Alexander lands a SomerSault Plancha. Ali with a Flying Crossbody Block. Gulak rolls him over for a two count. Gulak takes out Ali with another Inside Out Lariat. Alexander makes the blind tag. Alexander with a SpringBoard Clothesline to Gulak. Alexander plants Gulak with The Lumbar Check to pickup the victory.
Winner: Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali via Pinfall
Kurt Angle & Alexa Bliss In-Ring Segment:
Alexa Bliss will defend her title in the first Women’s Elimination Chamber Match. Kurt Angle announces that Sasha Banks, Bayley Mickie James, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville will be the five other participants in the Chamber Match. Nia Jax will also take on Asuka in a singles match at the Elimination Chamber PPV. If Nia wins, the Raw Women’s Championship Match at WrestleMania will become a Triple Threat Match. Alexa Bliss comes out to interrupt Angle and she’s blissed off.
This needs to stop now. She tried to be a good sport about this. Angle’s poor decision is against company policy. The Women’s Evolution means that the expectations of the men and women are the same. Why is her is on the line in the Elimination Chamber, but the Men’s Title isn’t? That means that Brock Lesnar gets to sit on the sidelines and watches to see who wins. Is it because she’s a woman?
Brock Lesnar successfully defended his title at the Royal Rumble and Bliss hasn’t defended the title since the WWE TLC PPV. Bliss says that’s not her problem because Angle makes the matches. Does Angle value Brock Lesnar more than her? It seems like Bliss is trying to weasel out of this match. Angle asks the Iowa Crowd if they want to see Alexa Bliss defend her RAW Women’s Championship inside the Elimination Chamber? The Iowa Crowd chants yes. Bliss demands respect and heads to the backstage area.
Fourth Match: Asuka vs. Bayley
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Asuka applies a front facelock. Asuka transitions into a rear chin lock. Bayley responds with an arm-bar. Asuka reverses the hold. Asuka starts paint brushing Bayley. Asuka delivers a Waist Lock TakeDown. Bayley applies a side headlock. Asuka regains momentum with a Hip Toss. Asuka repeatedly kicks Bayley in the back. Bayley with a Running Forearm Smash which sends Asuka crashing to the outside.
Bayley turns a Wrecking Ball Dropkick into a Hurricanrana. Bayley rolls Asuka back into the ring. Asuka knocks Bayley off the ring apron with a Running Hip Attack. Bayley drives Asuka shoulder first to the ringside barricade. Coming out of the commercial break, Bayley applies a Waist Lock. Asuka goes for a Running Hip Attack, but Bayley counters with a Saito Suplex for a two count.
Bayley drives her elbow to the back of Asuka. Asuka creates distance multiple bodyshots. Asuka kicks Bayley in the ribs. Asuka drops Bayley with a High Knee Strike. Asuka follows that with a Spinning Heel Kick Attack. Asuka with a Running Hip Attack to Bayley. Asuka lands a Sliding Knee Strike for a two count. Asuka goes for the Missile Dropkick, but Bayley ducks out of the way.
Bayley with a Running Boot for a two count. Bayley connects with a Draping Stunner. Bayley goes for a Flying Clothesline off the ring apron, but Asuka counters with a knee lift in mid-air. Asuka with the cover for a two count. Asuka delivers a series of buzzsaw kicks. Bayley with a Jack Knife Cover for a two count. Asuka brings her lightning quick offense to Bayley. Asuka blocks The Bayley to Belly. Asuka goes for The Asuka Lock, but Bayley rolls her over for a two count. Asuka locks in the Cross Arm Breaker which forces Bayley to tap out.
Winner: Asuka via Submission
Fifth Match: The Miz w/Bo Dallas vs. Apollo Crews w/Titus O’Neil & Dana Brooke in a Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
Crews starts things off with a Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Miz sends Crews to the corner. Crews kicks Miz in the chest. Crews and Miz are in a long pinning exchange in the center of the ring. Crews with a jack knife cover for a two count. Miz backs himself in between the ropes. Crews drops Miz with a Spinning Back Elbow Strike for a two count. Miz whips Crews face off the top rope. Miz is trying to regain his composure on the outside.
Miz goes for a Flying Double Axe Handle, but Crews counters with a dropkick in mid-air for a two count. Miz levels Crews with a Knee Lift. Crews connects with a Press Slam. Crews goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Miz gets his knees up in the air. Miz with the lateral press for a two count. Miz applies a Body Scissors Hold. Crews fights out of the rear chin lock. Crews decks Miz with a Running Knee Strike. Crews delivers a Running Boot. Crews follows that with a Leaping Lariat.
Crews with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Crews goes for a Back Body Drop, but Miz lands back on his feet. Miz side steps Crews into the turnbuckles. Miz connects with the Awesome Clothesline. Crews responds with a Side Gut Wrench Suplex. Crews hits the Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Miz attacks the left knee of Crews. Crews rolls Miz over for a two count. Miz launches Crews crotch first across the top rope. Miz plants Crews with The Skull Crushing Finale to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Miz via Pinfall
Kurt Angle, Jason Jordan, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns Backstage Segment:
Sixth Match: The Bar (c) vs. Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Sheamus and Rollins will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sheamus with a side headlock takeover to Rollins. Rollins responds with a Leg Scissors Leg Lock. Sheamus applies a side headlock. Sheamus drops Rollins with a shoulder tackle. Rollins leapfrogs over Sheamus. Rollins with a Running Crossbody Block. Rollins transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Cesaro applies a wrist lock. Rollins reverses the hold. Cesaro drives his knee into the midsection of Rollins. Cesaro uppercuts Rollins in the corner. The Bar are putting the boots to Rollins. Cesaro is talking smack to Reigns. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Rollins delivers a thrust kick. Rollins tags in Reigns.
Rollins and Reigns decks Cesaro with a Double Shoulder Block for a one count. The Shield mocks The Bar. Rollins with multiple haymakers to Cesaro. Rollins lands a knife edge chop. Rollins tags in Reigns. Rollins with a Body Avalanche to Cesaro. Reigns follows that with a Big Boot. Reigns uppercuts Sheamus. Rollins clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Rollins goes for a Suicide Dive, but Sheamus counters with a Irish Curse BackBreaker on the floor. Cesaro with a Running European Uppercut to Reigns. Cesaro tosses Reigns out of the ring. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus drives Reigns back first to the ringside barricade.
Coming out of the commercial break, Reigns is in the ring with Cesaro. The Bar are cutting the ring in half. Sheamus applies a rear chin lock. Reigns gets back to a vertical base. The Bar with a Double Lariat to Reigns for a two count. Sheamus kicks Reigns in the face behind the referee’s back. Cesaro connects with a Pop Up European Uppercut for a two count. Sheamus clotheslines Rollins. Reigns with The Never Ending Story to Cesaro. Reigns is distracted by Sheamus. Cesaro rolls Reigns over for a two count. Sheamus makes a blind tag. Reigns clotheslines Cesaro over the top rope.
Sheamus drops Reigns with a High Knee Lift. The Bar delivers their White Noise/Diving Clothesline Combination for a two count. Cesaro goes for The Neutralizer, but Reigns counters with a Samoan Drop. Cesaro tags in Sheamus. Sheamus knocks Rollins off the ring apron. Reigns clocks Sheamus with The SuperMan Punch. Jason Jordan makes his way to the ringside area. Jordan is urges Rollins to get back on the ring apron. Reigns makes the hot tag to Rollins. Rollins lands a SpringBoard Clothesline. Rollins knocks Sheamus off the ring apron. Rollins kicks Cesaro in the gut. Rollins follows that with The BlockBuster.
Rollins takes out Sheamus with a Suicide Dive. Rollins with a SlingShot Leg Drop to the back of Cesaro. Rollins continues the sequence with another Suicide Dive which sends Cesaro crashing into the Iowa Crowd. Rollins rolls Cesaro into the ring. Rollins with The SlingBlade for a two count. Rollins goes for The BlackOut, but Cesaro ducks out of the way. Cesaro places Rollins on the top turnbuckle. Rollins connects with The Roll Through Falcon Arrow for a two count.
Referee John Cone is distracted by Sheamus. Jordan attacks Cesaro. Rollins rolls Cesaro over for a two count. Rollins SuperKicks Cesaro for a two count. Reigns tells Jordan to leave the backstage area. Rollins lands The King’s Landing. Rollins follows that with a SuperKick to Sheamus. Rollins tags in Reigns. Rollins & Reigns goes for The Shield PowerBomb, but Cesaro drags Sheamus out of the ring. The Bar grabs the Raw Tag Team Titles and starts hightailing out of the Wells Fargo Arena. Jordan starts brawling with The Bar to cause the disqualification.
Winner: Still WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The Bar via Disqualification
Seventh Match: Nia Jax vs. Vanessa Floyd
Nia starts paint brushing Floyd. Nia delivers a Standing Press Slam. Nia launches Floyd to the corner. Floyd kicks Nia in the jaw. Floyd fires up with a series of forearm smashes. Floyd dropkicks Nia. Nia responds with a Running Body Avalanche. Nia lands two Biel Throws. Nia connects with a Running Leg Drop to pickup the victory.
Winner: Nia Jax via Pinfall
Eight Match: Sonya Deville w/Absolution vs. Mickie James
Deville starts things off with two Waist Lock TakeDowns. Mickie fights out of the Waist Lock. Deville backs Mickie into the ropes. Mickie slaps Deville in the face. Deville drives Mickie back first into the turnbuckles. Mickie and Deville are trading back and forth shots. Mickie connects with a Lou Thez Press. Mickie transitions into a ground and pound attack.
Mickie lands a Spinning Heel Kick. Mickie decks Deville with a Running Forearm Smash for a one count. Mickie with multiple knee strikes to Deville. Following a snap mare takeover, Mickie dishes out a Running Boot for a two count. Mickie uppercuts Deville. Mandy Rose hops on the ring apron to distract Mickie. Deville launches Mickie to the other side of the ring.
Deville is not allowing Mickie to get back on her feet. Deville kicks Mickie in the ribs. Deville drops Mickie with a Muay Thai Knee Strike. Deville with a Buzzsaw Kick for a two count. Deville follows that with a Running Knee Strike for another two count. Following a haymaker exchange, Micke rolls Deville over to pickup the victory. After the match, The Absolution are destroying Mickie. Alexa Bliss arrives at the ringside area to make the save.
Winner: Mickie James via Pinfall
Ninth Match: John Cena vs. Elias vs. Braun Strowman in a Triple Threat Match. The Winner Will Be The Final Entrant In The Men’s Elimination Chamber Match
Elias quickly heads out of the ring. Cena is throwing haymakers at Strowman. Strowman drops Cena with a Big Boot. Elias is trying to run away from Strowman. Strowman chases Elias around the ringside area. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Strowman falls on his back for a two count. Strowman connects with a Biel Throw. Strowman clotheslines Elias over the top rope. Strowman with 2 HeadButts to Elias and Cena. Elias and Cena are double teaming Strowman.
Cena delivers a leaping shoulder tackle. Elias follows that with a High Knee Strike. Elias and Cena clotheslines Strowman over the top rope. Elias and Cena are destroying Strowman on the outside. Cena hits Strowman with a steel ring step. Elias breaks a Guitar over Strowman’s back. Cena delivers an Attitude Adjustment on the ring step. Elias attacks Cena from behind.
Elias rolls Cena back into the ring. Elias with the lateral press for a two count. Elias transitions into a ground and pound attack. Elias and Cena are trading back and forth shots. Elias with a Back Breaker for a two count. Elias drops Cena with a forearm smash. Elias applies a rear chin lock. Cena gets back to a vertical base.
Cena with two shoulder tackles to Elias. Cena follows that with a Spinning Side Slam. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Strowman counters with a Running PowerSlam. Elias fights out of the PowerSlam Position. Elias throws Strowman out of the ring. Elias goes on to steal the victory. After the match, Strowman dishes out a series of Running PowerSlams to end the show.
Winner: Elias via Pinfall
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