History of the Elimination Chamber


The Elimination Chamber is a professional wrestling elimination-based match held in the WWE promotion. It features a large chain-linked circular steel structure or “chamber” which encloses the ring. The chamber’s floor is platformed over the ringside area which elevates it to ring level and within the chamber are four inner enclosures outside each ring corner. While similar in profile and nature to WWE’s original large scale steel-structured match, Hell in a Cell, the Elimination Chamber match is strictly a six participant match wherein two participants begin the bout in the ring as the remaining four are held within each inner enclosure and are released into the match at five minute intervals.

The objective is to eliminate each opponent from the match via pinfall or submission. The winner is the last remaining participant after all others have been eliminated. As in the Hell in a Cell match, disqualifications do not apply. The structure itself is 16 ft (4.9 m) high, 36 ft (11 m) in diameter, weighs over 10 short tons (9,100 kg), and comprises 2 mi (3.2 km) and 6 short tons (5,400 kg) of chain. There have been sixteen Elimination Chamber matches in WWE since the concept’s inception in November 2002. (Courtesy of Wikipedia.com)

DateEvent/WinnerParticipants
11/17/2002
New York, NY
Survivor Series (RAW brand)
WINNER: Shawn Michaels
Triple H
Kane
Booker T
Chris Jericho
Rob Van Dam
08/24/2003
Phoenix, AZ
SummerSlam (RAW brand)
WINNER: Triple H
Shawn Michaels
Bill Goldberg
Randy Orton
Chris Jericho
Kevin Nash
01/09/2005
San Juan, Puerto Rico
New Year’s Revolution (RAW brand)
WINNER:  Triple H
Randy Orton
Batista
Chris Jericho
Chris Benoit
Edge
01/08/2006
Albany, NY
New Year’s Revolution (RAW brand)
WINNER:  John Cena
Shawn Michaels
Kurt Angle
Kane
Chris Masters
Carlito Cool
12/03/2006
Augusta, GA
December To Dismember (ECW brand)
WINNER:  Bobby Lashley
The Big Show
Rob Van Dam
Hardcore Holly
Test
C.M. Punk
02/17/2008
Las Vegas, NV
No Way Out (SmackDown brand)
WINNER:  The Undertaker
Batista
Fit Finlay
The Great Khali
Big Daddy V
Mark Henry
02/17/2008
Las Vegas, NV
No Way Out (RAW brand)
WINNER:  Triple H
Shawn Michaels
Jeff Hardy
Chris Jericho
JBL
Umaga
02/15/2009
Seattle, WA
No Way Out (SmackDown brand)
WINNER:  Triple H
Edge
Jeff Hardy
The Undertaker
The Big Show
Vladimir Kozlov
02/15/2009
Seattle, WA
No Way Out (RAW brand)
WINNER:  Edge (last minute replacement)
John Cena
Chris Jericho
Rey Mysterio
Mike Knox
Kane
02/21/2010
St. Louis, MO
Elimination Chamber (RAW brand)
WINNER:  John Cena
Sheamus
Triple H
Randy Orton
Ted DiBiase Jr.
Kofi Kingston
02/21/2010
St. Louis, MO
Elimination Chamber (SmackDown)
WINNER:  Chris Jericho
The Undertaker
C.M. Punk
Rey Mysterio
R-Truth
John Morrison
02/20/2011
Oakland, CA
Elimination Chamber (SmackDown brand)
WINNER:  Edge
Rey Mysterio
Kane
The Big Show
Drew McIntyre
Wade Barrett
02/20/2011
Oakland, CA
Elimination Chamber (RAW brand)
WINNER:  John Cena
C.M. Punk
John Morrison
King Sheamus
Randy Orton
R-Truth

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