This year’s WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view kicked off with the SmackDown Chamber match featuring Kevin Owens vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Cesaro vs. Jey Uso vs. Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin. The winner would get an immediate Univeral Championship match against Roman Reigns.
Some notes…Zayn initially refused to enter the match and he kept his pod locked but Cesaro snuck in behind him on the other side of the pod that was also open. Later, Zayn tried to run from Cesaro by climbing up on a pod. Zayn was knocked off the side of the chamber onto the steel grate while Cesaro hung off the top of the chamber.
Zayn tried to plead with Ownes about working together but KO didn’t want to hear it and he rammed Zayn into the pod. Then it was Owens vs. Bryan and Owens for Cesaro for the next few minutes. Jey and KO brawled as soon as Jey got into the match. Moments later, Owens hit a moonsault off the top of a pod onto the rest of the competitors.
Owens pinned Zayn after hitting the stunner and then Jey Uso slammed the chamber door on KO’s arm. Uso then superkicked him several times and then followed up with the frog splash and the pin. We got several more minutes of Bryan vs. Cesaro with Bryan favoring his injured (storyline) left knee. Jey took out Cesaro with a superkick and frog splash. Uso also tried to pin Bryan after hitting the frog splash but Bryan kicked out. Uso tried a splash off the pod but Bryan got his knees up and he hit the running knee to pin Uso.
Order of entry:
2. Daniel Bryan
3. King Corbin
4. Sami Zayn
5. Kevin Owens
6. Jey Uso
Order of elimination:
1. King Corbin eliminated when he tapped out to Cesaro’s Sharpshooter.
2. Sami Zayn pinned by Kevin Owens
3. Kevin Owens pinned by Jey Uso
4. Jey Uso pinned Cesaro
5. Daniel Bryan pinned Jey Uso