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Published On: Mon, Feb 18th, 2019

WWE Elimination Chamber Results and Review February 17 2019 : Bowen’s Botches and Bodyslams

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image courtesy WWE

WWE Elimination Chamber is from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan defends his title in the Elimination Chamber Match against AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Randy Orton, Jeff Hardy, and Kofi Kingston. RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey defends her title against Ruby Riott. Smackdown Tag Team Champions Shane McMahon and The Miz defend their titles against The Usos. Bobby Lashley defends his Intercontinental Championship in a Handicap Match with Lio Rush against Finn Balor. And the first WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions will be crowned in the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match.

 

Kickoff Show Match

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Akira Tozawa

Buddy Murphy wins by Pinfall after Murphy’s Law.

 

Elimination Chamber Pay Per View Matches

Women’s Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Match
Sasha Banks and Bayley vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. Carmella and Naomi vs. Nia Jax and Tamina vs. The Riott Squad (Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan) vs. The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce)

Billie Kay and Peyton Royce eliminate Naomi and Carmella by Pinfall.
Nia Jax and Tamina eliminate Billie Kay and Peyton Royce by Pinfall.
Nia Jax and Tamina eliminate Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan by Pinfall.
Bayley, Sasha Banks, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville eliminate Tamina and Nia Jax by Pinfall.

Sasha Banks and Bayley eliminate Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose to become the First WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.

 

Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match
The Miz and Shane McMahon (c) vs. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey)

Jimmy Uso scores the Pinfall victory over The Miz after reversing his pinfall attempt to become the New Smackdown Tag Team Champions.

 

Intercontinental Championship Handicap Match
Bobby Lashley (c) and Lio Rush vs. Finn Balor

Finn Balor scores the Pinfall victory over Lio Rush after the Coup de Grace to become the New Intercontinental Champion. After the match Bobby Lashley Chokeslams Lio Rush.

 

Charlotte Flair In Ring

 

RAW Women’s Championship Match
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Ruby Riott with Charlotte Flair watching at ringside

Ronda Rousey wins by Submission with the Armbar. Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey have a stare down in the ring and an injured Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring through the crowd on crutches. Becky Lynch attacks Charlotte Flair then Ronda Rousey with her crutches before being removed by security.

 

No Disqualification Match
Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin wins by Pinfall after Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley comes out to help Corbin. The three men used the ringstep bases and hit Strowman with a Triple Powerbomb through two stacked tables.

 

WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Samoa Joe vs. Kofi Kingston vs. AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton

AJ Styles eliminates Samoa Joe by Pinfall.
Daniel Bryan eliminates Jeff Hardy by Pinfall.
Randy Orton eliminates AJ Styles by Pinfall.
Kofi Kingston eliminates Randy Orton by Pinfall.

Daniel Bryan eliminates Kofi Kingston by Pinfall to retain the WWE Championship.

 

Botches

  • Sasha and Bayley were predictable as the first Women’s Tag Team Champions. The match was great, but the ending was telegraphed.
  • Ronda Rousey had another squash match that felt like a way to have her in the ring for the confrontation with Charlotte and Becky.
  • Seeing Braun Strowman in a rematch no one asked for against Baron Corbin to end with another beatdown from Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin was just a waste of time. This had better have some spectacular payoff at Fastlane or Wrestlemania.
  • The crowd went mild after the main event. No heat against Daniel Bryan, just silence.

Bodyslams

  • The Cruiserweight Championship match had the crowd buying in and loving it.
  • Women’s Elimination Chamber was fantastic.
  • Kofi Kingston absolutely tore the house down. The crowd bought in and believed he could win the WWE Championship. I haven;t heard a WWE crowd this loud in quite some time.

The women were a huge part of this show and would have been the biggest story of the night had Kofi Kingston and Daniel Bryan not burned the house down. Finn Balor winning his first Intercontinental Championship was great to see and made the crowd happy. Sasha and Bayley were crowned the first Women’s Tag Team Champions in an excellent Elimination Chamber Match. But the story of the night is without a doubt the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match. The crowd was completely behind Kofi Kingston, and they certainly believed it was time for Kofi to achieve his dream of becoming WWE Champion. Bryan and Kingston closed out the Elimination Chamber Match with some of the finest storytelling and in ring work that can be found in the business. Kofi has spent over a decade earning the respect of the WWE fans, and there is likely not a single one who would have been disappointed in seeing him win this match. Kofi’s stock is definitely on the rise, and we are likely to see WWE capitalize on his current popularity with more television time at the very least. Overall this was a great event with entertaining matches and some surprises.

About the Author

- Greg Bowen is a writer, musician, DJ, political activist, and wrestling mark who still has Macho Madness to this day.

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