After Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber becomes the most awaited live event for the WWE universe. The steel structure match was introduced in the 2002 Survivor Series. However, after eight years, Elimination Chamber became a premium live event. Over the years, the event has become one of the most important gimmick matches for WWE. We have seen numerous steel structure matches in recent years, but few of them left an impact on us. So, let’s take a look at the five best Elimination Chamber matches in the history of WWE.
The five best Elimination Chamber matches in the history of WWE
5. Triple H vs Goldberg vs Shawn Michaels vs Randy Orton vs Kevin Nash vs Chris Jericho – SummerSlam 2003
The 2003 Elimination Chamber match took place at SummerSlam and the main agenda of the match was to make Goldberg legitimate in front of the WWE universe. Minutes after entering the ring, Goldberg eliminated the likes of Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, and Chris Jericho.
The final two men remaining in the steel structure were the champion Triple H and Goldberg. Both men were proving themselves to the best of their abilities. But, the Game’s Evolution mate, Ric Flair managed to sneak a sledgehammer and that helped his comrade win the match.
4. Triple H vs The Undertaker vs Jeff Hardy vs Edge vs Big Show vs Kozlov – No Way Out 2009
Out of the two Elimination Chamber matches at the No Way Out 2009, it was the first one and it was for the WWE Championship. Shockingly, Jeff Hardy eliminated the champion, Edge after just three minutes of action. Then, Vladimir Kozlov and the Big Show started dominating the ring.
But it was Jeff, who the Big Show’s story with a Swanton off the pod. However, the final two remaining as well the final two entrants were Triple H and the Undertaker. However, the Game turned the Deadman’s Last Ride into a Pedigree to secure the victory.
3. Daniel Bryan vs AJ Styles vs Jeff Hardy vs Kofi Kingston vs Randy Orton vs Samoa Joe – Elimination Chamber 2019
It was the time when Kofi Kingston was in his prime. In Kofi’s quest for his maiden World title, the first elimination of the match came as Samoa Joe. The high-flying action from Jeff Hardy’s arsenal as well as AJ Styles’ technical masterclass, were all a joy to witness.
But when the New Day member eliminated his long-time rival Randy Orton from the match, the crowd went nuts. In the end, it was only Kofi Kingston and the WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan. After an intense 12-minute battle, Bryan denied the possibility of a fairy tale.
2. Triple H vs Shawn Michaels vs Rob Van Dam vs Booker T vs Chris Jericho vs Kane – Survivor Series 2002
Two decades ago, we witnessed the very first Elimination Chamber match at Survivor Series 2002. Interestingly, the inaugural fixture has still haven’t lost its relevance. At that time, Triple H had a lot of enemies on the roster. He started things off with hardcore specialist Rob Van Dam. Rob Van Dam was legitimately destroying the Game in the steel structure until Kane entered. The Red Machine was throwing everyone from left to right in the ring. Surprisingly, Booker T eliminated made the first ever elimination in the gimmick match and it was Rob Van Dam. But Y2J also ejected Booker T from the match instantly.
But the real action started when Shawn Michaels got in the ring. Michaels, Jericho and Triple H joined forces to eliminate Kane and they did so. After the ejection of Kane, the Heart Break Kid found himself alone battling against the odds. But with Sweet Chin Music, Michaels got the better of Y2J. With the final elimination of this friend, ‘The Showstopper’ Shawn Michaels won the match.
1. Triple H vs Randy Orton vs Batista vs Chris Benoit vs Chris Jericho vs Edge – New Years Revolution 2005
All the top stars from RAW locked horns against each other at the 2005’s New Year’s Revolution for the vacant World Heavyweight Championship. That happened after the controversial match between Triple H, Chris Benoit, and Edge at RAW. In order to spice up things more, Shawn Michaels was the special guest referee.
In the match, Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho were the high-performing individuals as they started the thing off. Surprisingly, Edge was the first elimination of the match, with the grace of HBK. Then, Batista dominated the whole match and eliminated Benoit and Jericho. After Randy Orton gave the Animal an RKO, Batista was also out. Hence, after watching all the men brawl, Triple H later attacked Randy Orton and walked out as the champion.
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