PPV Fusion: Elimination Chamber 2014
The 2014 WWE Elimination Chamber Pay-Per-View starts with a video hyping the Elimination Chamber match to take place later on in the night, followed by Jack Swagger (accompanied by Zeb Colter) taking on Big E Langston for the Intercontinental Championship to kick off the show.
The match sees Langston get the victory to retain his title, when he counters Swagger’s ankle-lock with an enzuigiri and follows it up with the Big Ending for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Langston celebrates as Bad News Barrett appears rising on a podium at the entrance, with the bad news he gives is to taunt the USA about the results of the Sochi Olympic Games.
After the announcers point out the various news coverage and confirm that Hulk Hogan will be returning to WWE to be the host of WrestleMania XXX (30), with his return coming on the upcoming episode of Monday Night Raw, a video recapping Kane’s actions towards Daniel Bryan on the past week’s episodes of Raw and SmackDown, and Byron Saxton interviews Bryan about his chances in the Elimination Chamber match, “The New Age Outlaws” Road Dogg and Billy Gunn are pitted against “The Usos” Jimmy and Jey for the WWE Tag Team Championship.
The match sees Gunn get the victory and retain the titles for his team, when he rolls up Jimmy for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Bad News Barrett makes another appearance, this time with his podium lowered to the ground, and he says that his bad news this time is that Daniel Bryan will not be winning the Elimination Chamber match to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
After a video hyping that there are 42 days until WrestleMania XXX (30), the announcers hyping the imminent release of the WWE Network, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Titus O’Neil goes against Darren Young.
The match sees O’Neil get the victory, when he hits Young with a sitout-spinebuster (that Michael Cole informs us is called “Clash of the Titus”) for the 3-count.
Afterwards, yet another appearance from Bad News Barrett, with him informing us that his podium will no longer be rising from the ground due to the electricians, and that his bad news on this occasion is that Hulk Hogan’s spotlight will be forever dimmed by the extraordinary charisma and athletic skills of Barrett himself.
After checking in with the Elimination Chamber Panel (comprised of Josh Mathews, Mark Henry, The Miz, and Rey Mysterio) for their thoughts on the PPV so far, a video recapping the Kickoff (Pre-Show) match between the team of Cody Rhodes and Goldust and the team of Ryback and Curtis Axel, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, “The Wyatt Family” Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan take on “The Shield” Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose in a Six-Man Tag Team match.
There is clearly much anticipation for the match, as the crowd are chanting “this is awesome” before the match even gets under-way, but the match sees Bray Wyatt get the victory for his team, when Reigns ends up falling to the numbers game, as Wyatt hits him with Sister Abigail for the 3-count.
After a video hyping the imminent release of the WWE Network, and Renee Young interviews Christian about his chances in the Elimination Chamber match, AJ Lee (accompanied by Tamina Snuka) is pitted against “Funkadactyl” Cameron in a match for the Divas Championship.
The match sees Cameron get the victory but AJ retain her title, when Tamina’s interference against Cameron in full view of the referee causes him to call for the disqualification of AJ.
After Bad News Barrett makes another appearance, lamenting the fact that his podium is broken and claiming that the WWE Network will cause the viewers to become overwhelmed and thus lose their jobs, be expelled from school, and will ultimately have their houses condemned by the Government thus making them homeless.
After a backstage interaction involving Santino Marella, Emma, The Great Khali, “Los Matadores” Diego, Fernando and Torito, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Batista goes against Alberto Del Rio in a match that initially appears will not take place due to Del Rio wearing a neck-brace and using a crutch.
Del Rio is quickly revealed as being fine however, as he uses the crutch to attack Batista in an attempt to get the upper-hand before the match officially starts. The match sees Batista get the victory, when he pushes Del Rio head-first into an exposed turnbuckle, and follows it up with a Batista-bomb for the 3-count.
After repeating the video hyping the WWE Network, checking in with the Elimination Chamber Panel again, and a video recapping and hyping the Elimination Chamber match concept itself, John Cena, Christian, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, Antonio Cesaro and Sheamus take on each other in an Elimination Chamber match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The match sees Sheamus and Cesaro start the match, with Sheamus being the first to be eliminated as the match progresses, followed quickly by the person who eliminated him; Christian. Cesaro is the next to be eliminated, after tapping out to an STF from Cena, but things take an unexpected turn when The Wyatt Family’s entrance is signalled by the lights going out and coming back on to find them standing in the Elimination Chamber.
As a result of their actions, Cena is eliminated by Orton taking advantage of their attack upon him, but Kane ordering them to leave allows Bryan to spot him and take him out with a diving knee. Kane’s subsequent interference first sees him pull out the referee to interrupt the 3-count which would have resulted after Bryan’s running knee to Orton, and secondly hit Bryan with a shot that Orton takes advantage of by following it up with an RKO for the 3-count to retain his title.
Afterwards, Randy Orton celebrates near the entrance, while Bryan sits dejected at losing in the ring, as Elimination Chamber goes off the air.