Chris Jericho Says Elimination Chamber Was Originally WarGames, Vince McMahon Thought It Was Too WCW

In 2002, WWE debuted the Elimination Chamber match concept. The original Elimination Chamber match took place at Survivor Series and featured Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Chris Jericho, Booker T, Kane, and Rob Van Dam.

The Elimination Chamber structure is a domed chamber with four pods where superstars are released in intervals. The concept drew comparisons to Hell in a Cell and WarGames.

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Speaking on Talk Is Jericho, Chris Jericho revealed that Elimination Chamber was supposed to be WarGames.

"They originally, Elimination Chamber was originally going to be WarGames, but Vince didn't want to do WarGames because he said it was too WCW. So then, we created our own. Hunter always wanted to do WarGames and then he brings it to NXT," said Jericho.

Jericho noted that he watched NXT WarGames in the lead-up to Blood & Guts to get modern ideas on the match.

WWE continues to use the Elimination Chamber concept as an annual pay-per-view event.

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