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- John Cena makes his way to the ring to start the show and he has a microphone in hand, Cena talks about being on the road to Wrestlemania 34. Cena wonders who will get a chance to make their moment at ‘Mania, Cena says that he has to win the men’s Elimination Chamber match. Cena says there may be no road to ‘Mania for him if he doesn’t win the Elimination Chamber, Cena promises to win the Elimination Chamber match and face Brock Lesnar at WWE Wrestlemania 34. The Miz interrupts with The Miztourage and he has a microphone in hand, Miz reminds Cena that 2018 is the Year Of The Miz.
Miz says that Cena is the founding father of Suplex City, Miz then proclaims that he’ll go onto main event ‘Mania 34. Cena says that Miz will have virtually no chance of defeating Lesnar, Miz says he matches up better with Lesnar than Cena did. Miz says he is confident about winning the men’s Elimination Chamber, Cena challenges Miz to a match tonight and the loser would enter the Elimination Chamber match first. The Miztourage jump Cena and they continue attacking until Miz stops them to say the challenge is accepted.
WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle comes out and he has a microphone in hand and he says the match is on, Angle then sends Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel backstage.
Loser Enters The Elimination Chamber First: The Miz vs. John Cena
The match starts with Miz getting a near fall on a downed Cena, Miz assaults Cena with strikes before getting another near fall and we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Miz knocking Cena to the arena floor, Miz follows Cena out there and he throws Cena into the barricade. Miz gets Cena in the ring and then goes to the top rope, Miz nails Cena with a top rope axe handle drop for a near fall. Cena gets his knees up as Miz was trying to jump on top of him, Cena then nails Miz with a drop kick for a near fall. Cena then hits Miz with a fisherman buster suplex for a near fall, Miz fights back and he drops Cena with knee strikes.
Miz drops Cena with a few strikes before getting another near fall, Miz traps Cena in the corner while landing a bunch of strikes. Cena recovers and he nails Miz with a middle rope tornado DDT for a near fall, Miz recovers and he catches Cena in a sleeper hold as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Miz go for the Skull Crushing Finale and Cena escapes. Miz drops Cena and he applies the figure four leg lock, Cena escapes and he locks Miz in the STF until Miz gets to the ropes. Miz rolls to the ring apron before dropping Cena neck first on the top rope, Miz goes to the top rope and Cena catches him as he leaps off.
Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment and Miz escapes to land a DDT for a near fall, Miz then hits Cena with a running clothesline in the corner. Cena recover and he hits Miz with an Attitude Adjustment for a near fall, Cena goes to the top rope and Miz crotches him before Cena crashes to the mat below. Miz reapplies the figure four leg lock to Cena, Cena gets free again and he applies the cross face to Miz until Miz gets to the ropes. Cena misses a charge into the corner and Miz lands the Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall, Miz then gets Cena on the top rope and he follows him up there. Miz goes for a super Skull Crushing Finale and Cena counters with a super Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winner: John Cena
- Matt Hardy appears and he says that he has a second chance to change his destiny tonight, Hardy says he will render his opponents obsolete. Hardy also says the Elimination Chamber will become the Deletion Chamber.
- Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows are backstage, Gallows says The Revival have been blowing the nerd meter up in recent weeks and Gallows wants his chance against them tonight.
- The Revival jump The Balor Club as they were making their entrance, Gallows knee gets injured during the ruckus.
The Balor Club (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
The match begins with Gallows assaulting Dawson with some strikes, Gallows corners Dawson before landing more strikes. Gallows knocks Wilder off the ring apron before tossing Dawson across the ring, Gallows again mauls Dawson with strikes in the corner. Gallows nails Dawson with a boot to the face as Anderson brawls with Wilder on the arena floor, Gallows then sends Wilder back out of the ring. Dawson nails a distracted Gallows with a chop block as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Dawson working over the injured knee of Gallows.
Wilder tags in and he wrenches away on the injured knee of Gallows, Wilder attacks the knee of gallows with some strikes. Dawson tags in and Gallows nails him with a super kick, Anderson tags in and he cleans house on the opposing team. Anderson catches Wilder with a running kick to the face, Anderson then hits Wilder with a middle rope neck breaker. Gallows and Dawson brawl on the arena floor until Dawson throws Gallows into the ring steps, Anderson hits Wilder with a spine buster for a near fall. Dawson tags back in and The Revival hit Anderson with the Shatter Machine for the three count.
Winners: The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder)
- Highlights are shown from the WWE Raw Tag Team Title Match last week on WWE Raw.
- WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle is shown walking backstage.
- WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle is in the ring and he has a microphone in hand, Angle announces that Ronda Rousey will sign her WWE contract at the WWE Elimination Chamber event. Angle then says that his son Jason Jordan has undergone neck surgery, Angle then announces that Jordan is going to miss ‘Mania 34. Angle says he will now address the WWE Universe as a father and not as the Raw GM, Angle blasts everybody for celebrating Jordan’s injury. Seth Rollins interrupts and he makes his way to the ring, Rollins grabs a microphone and he says that he feels bad for Jordan.
Rollins talks about his own injuries and how they knocked him out of action for awhile, Rollins complains about not having a match at WWE Elimination Chamber. Angle offers Rollins another shot at the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles and Rollins declines, Rollins says he wants to be the man on Raw. Rollins says he wants a match with Brock Lesnar at WWE Wrestlemania 34, Rollins wants in the last chance match for the final spot in the men’s Elimination Chamber match. Angle wants the WWE Universe to determine of Rollins should get in the match tonight and they all say yes, Angle says Rollins is in the match tonight.
- Bray Wyatt appears and he comments on Seth Rollins entering the match tonight, Wyatt says nobody in the match deserves a second chance. Wyatt says that he knows how to fix everyone, Wyatt says he is a shark and that he is starving. Wyatt says he will win the men;s Elimination Chamber match and beat Brock Lesnar at WWE Wrestlemania 34.
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
The match begins with Bayley catching Banks with a few roll ups for a few near falls, Bayley then hits Banks with a springboard arm drag followed by a drop kick. Banks corners Bayley before mauling her with strikes, Bayley slows things down by holding her in a headlock. Bayley releases the hold and she drops Banks with a shoulder block, Banks recovers and she wrenches away on the arm of Bayley. Banks catches Bayley with a double knee strike for a near fall, Banks goes back to wrenching away on the arm of Bayley. Banks catches Bayley with a forearm strike before throwing her out of the ring, Bayley gets to the ring apron and Banks nails her with a drop kick.
Banks gets Bayley back in the ring and Bayley quickly corners her, Banks recovers and she drops Bayley shoulder first on the top rope as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Banks holding Bayley in the straight jacket submission, Bayley gets free and Banks catches her with a double knee strike to the injured shoulder for a near fall. Banks traps Bayley in the ropes before going for a double knee strike, Bayley blocks the strike and Banks lands a second attempt. Bayley then crushes a charging Banks with a clothesline, Bayley and Banks have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring.
Bayley catches Banks with a Thesz Press before landing a bunch of strikes, Bayley backs Banks into the corner while landing some shoulder thrusts. Bayley then catches Banks with a belly to back suplex followed by a rope assisted stunner for a near fall, Banks fights back and she catches Bayley with a jaw breaker. Bayley recovers as well and she nails Banks with a knee strike, Bayley goes to the top rope and she misses a top rope elbow drop. Banks catches Bayley in the Bank Statement and Bayley gets to the ropes, Bayley then sends banks into the second turnbuckle. Banks then cracks a charging Bayley with a boot to the face, Banks goes to the top rope and Bayley meets her up there.
Bayley goes for a superplex and Banks stops it from happening, Bayley then hits Banks with a super Bayley To Belly Suplex for the three count.
After the match, Nia Jax appears out of nowhere and she attacks both competitors.
- Nia Jax is interviewed on the top of the entrance ramp, she says that that attack had everything to do with her and that she destroyed both women in a few seconds. Jax then promises to break Asuka’s winning streak at WWE Elimination Chamber.
- Seth Rollins is backstage when Roman Reigns appears, Reigns confronts him about trying to get into the men’s Elimination Chamber match. Reigns says he wants Rollins to win tonight so he can eliminate him at the Chamber, The Bar arrives and they say Rollins will fail at the opportunity tonight. The Bar then mock an injured Jason Jordan and Dean Ambrose, Reigns mocks Cesaro and tells Sheamus he will see him later tonight.
- A video package highlighting Asuka’s undefeated run in the WWE airs.
- Rene Young interviews Titus Worldwide, O’Neal grabs the microphone and he winds up interviewing Apollo Crews. Crews says he plans on running through all of his opponents tonight, Dana Brooke then says Crews can’t lose.
- WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss bumps into Mickie James backstage, Bliss says she asked for the match against Absolution tonight. James questions Bliss’ motives and Bliss says that she wants to clear the air between them, Bliss admits that she is jealous of all that James accomplished.
Absolution (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville) w/Paige vs. Mickie James & Alexa Bliss
The match begins with James taking Rose down with a headlock, Rose counters and James gets free to reapply the hold. James then hits Rose with a shoulder tackle followed by a drop kick, Rose recovers and she drops James with a forearm strike. Deville tags in and she scores a go from behind takedown on James, James fights back and she drops Deville with a forearm strike. Bliss tags in and she double teams Deville alongside James, Bliss then hits Deville with a pair of double knee strikes. Bliss mauls Deville with more strikes before shoving her to the ground, James tags in and she double teams Deville alongside Bliss for a near fall.
Deville traps James in the corner before attacking her with shoulder thrusts, James then takes Deville down with a hurricarana. Rose distracts James and that allows Deville to kick her for a near fall, Rose tags in and she applies the abdominal stretch to James. James gets free and she nails Rose with a neck breaker, Paige distracts Bliss and Deville attacks her from behind. Rose hits James with an Implant Buster for a three count.
Winners: Absolution (Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville) w/Paige
After the match, Absolution attacks Mickie James until Alexa Bliss makes the save.
- Elias is shown walking backstage.
- Elias is in the ring and he wants to know “who will walk with Elias?” Elias mocks the people of California, Elias says he will win the Elimination Chamber match before defeating Brock Lesnar at WWE Wrestlemania 34. Elias then performs the “Elimination Chamber Blues,” Braun Strowman appears at the top of the entrance ramp near a microphone and he grabs a large violin. Strowman breaks the violin and the microphone before performing a song, Strowman brings the violin to the ringside area. Strowman and Elias both put their musical instruments down, Elias attacks Strowman as he enters the ring. Elias tries hitting Strowman with the guitar and Strowman stops him, Strowman then hits Elias with a running power slam. Elias tries crawling away and Strowman destroys the violin on his back.
- Finn Balor cuts a Twitter promo about competing in tonight's fatal five way match.
Sheamus w/Cesaro vs. Roman Reigns
The match begins with Sheamus wrenching away on the arm of Reigns, Reigns does the same to Sheamus until Sheamus gets to the ropes. Sheamus backs Reigns to the corner while landing a plethora of strikes, Reigns fights back and he knocks Sheamus out of the ring with a clothesline. Sheamus gets back in the ring and Reigns uses strikes to knock him back out, Sheamus drags Reigns out of the ring before smashing his face on the ring apron. Reigns fights back and he throws Sheamus into the barricade a few times, Cesaro distracts Reigns and that allows Sheamus to nail Reigns with a Finlay Roll on the arena floor as we go to a commercial break.
We return from the break to see Sheamus wrenching away on the arm of Reigns, Sheamus also starts attacking Reigns with some knee strikes while holding onto the arms. Reigns fights back and he drops Sheamus with some strikes, Reigns then hits Sheamus with a leaping clothesline. Sheamus recovers and he throws Reigns into the ring post, Sheamus then hits Reigns with the Irish Curse back breaker for a near fall. Sheamus decides to just stomp away on a downed Reigns, Sheamus would then apply the Texas Cloverleaf to Reigns. Reigns gets free and he nails Sheamus with a Samoan drop for a near fall, Reigns goes for the superman punch and Sheamus counters with White Noise for a near fall.
Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick and Reigns counters with a superman punch for a near fall, Sheamus catches a charging Reigns with a knee strike. Reigns recovers to land a sit out power bomb for a near fall, Cesaro tries interfering and that allows Sheamus to roll up Reigns for a near fall. Sheamus then hits Reigns with a knee strike for another near fall, Sheamus shoves Reigns out of the ring. Cesaro tries interfering and Reigns propels him into the crowd, Reigns then throws an attacks Sheamus into the ring post. Reigns goes for a Drive By and Sheamus counters with a clothesline, Sheamus gets Reigns back in the ring. Sheamus goes for a top rope clothesline and Reigns counters with a spear for a three count.
Winner: Roman Reigns
- A video plays announcing that Ivory is being inducted into the 2018 WWE Hall Of Fame class.
Fatal 5 Way Match - Winner Gets Final Spot In Elimination Chamber Match: Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Matt Hardy vs. Seth Rollins vs. Apollo Crews w/Titus O’Neil
The match began during the commercial break and we see Crews knocking Wyatt to the arena floor before nailing him with a moonsault, Crrews returns to the ring and he takes out Rollins. Balor returns and he knocks Crews out of the ring, Balor works over Rollins before landing a double stomp. Wyatt gets back in the ring and Balor drops him for a near fall, Hardy looks to power bomb Balor and Rollins nails him with a super kick. Balor then hits Rollins with a sling blade, Rollins recovers and he nails a charging Balor with a super kick. Wyatt drops Rollins and then goes for Sister Abigail, Rollins counters the move before landing a super kick for a near fall.
Balor gets back in the ring and Rollins throws him out of it, Rollins goes to the top rope and Crews meets him up there. Wyatt attacks everybody in the corners before wiping out Hardy and Balor, Wyatt then hits Rollins with an inverted stunner. Wyatt then drops Crews with a uranage followed by a senton for a near fall as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Wyatt nailing Balor with a clothesline in the corner. Hardy mocks Wyatt before attacking him with strikes. Hardy then hits Wyatt with a running clothesline in the corner followed by a Side Effect, Hardy also nails Balor with a Side Effect.
Hardy then catches Wyatt with a middle rope elbow strike, Hardy goes for a Twist Of Fate and Rollins breaks everything up. Rollins then attacks Wyatt with a plethora of strikes, Rollins would then hit Crews and Wyatt with a double blockbuster. Rollins follows that up with a suicide dive on Hardy and Balor, Rollins also nails Wyatt with a suicide dive. Rollins catches Crews with a suplex into a falcon arrow for a near fall, Rollins would knock Crews out of the ring before Wyatt levels him with a clothesline for a near fall. Balor nails Crews and Hardy with shotgun drop kicks on the arena floor, Balor then hits Wyatt with a sling blade followed by a shotgun drop kick.
Balor goes to the top rope and Rollins meets him up there, Rollins misses a phoenix splash and Hardy nails Wyatt with a Twist Of Fate. Balor breaks up the Hardy pin with a Cupe De Grace, Rollins catches Balor with a Fade To Black for a near fall. Rollins and Crews have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring, Crews hits Rollins with a Samoan drop followed by a standing moonsault for a near fall. Crews goes for his finisher and Rollins escapes to eat an enzaguri, Crews then hits Rollins with a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Crews goes to the top rope and Hardy follows him up there, Wyatt grabs Hardy to nail him with Sister Abigail on the arena floor.
Wyatt then goes to the top rope and he battles Crews, Balor and Rollins also go to the top rope and a tower of doom takes place. Rollins and Balor both score the pin on a downed Wyatt.
Winner: Seth Rollins & Finn Balor
- Raw then goes off the air with massive confusion taking place.