WWE Elimination Chamber Results – February 23, 2014
Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil
After the Network tutorial is done, Darren Young’s theme music hits. He comes out to pretty much no reaction as video highlights are shown breaking down the history of the Darren Young and Titus O’Neil feud. After the video is finished playing, Titus O’Neil’s theme music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. The ref has to hold Young back inside the ring as O’Neil makes his entrance, as Young is ready to get at him.
The bell sounds and the two aggressively lock up. The guys struggle in a lock up, pushing and pulling each other all over the ring. The ref breaks them up, but during the break up, O’Neil hits Young with a cheap shot. A loud “we want Lesnar” chant breaks out as O’Neil continues to use his superior power to manhandle Young.
Young catches O’Neil with a big right hand out of nowhere, and then follows it up with a dropkick to the legs of O’Neil. Young knocks O’Neil out to the floor and follows him out to continue the beatdown on the floor. Back in the ring, Young comes off the top-rope and nails O’Neil with a flying clothesline for a near fall. O’Neil ends up launching Young out of nowhere over the top rope.
O’Neil follows Young out to the floor. He picks him up in a body slam position and smashes him back-first into the ring post a few times. He rolls Young back in the ring and tries to pin him, but Young manages to kick out at two. O’Neil slaps on a bear-hug to Young and is squeezing away at the back he just worked on outside the ring. Young breaks free and climbs to the middle rope. He comes off looking for a cross-body splash, but O’Neil catches him and slams him down.
O’Neil puts Young in an abdominal stretch. Young tries fighting his way out of it. O’Neil slams Young back-first into the turnbuckle. A light “we want Ziggler” chant breaks out as both guys knock each other down to the mat. Young is firing up on offense for a comeback, but the crowd is absolutely flat for it. They seem like they couldn’t care less about Young for most of this match.
Regardles of the crowd being hot for Young’s little comeback attempt or not, O’Neil cuts it short. O’Neil simply blasts Young with his Clash Of The Titus finisher. 1-2-3. That’s all she wrote. Titus O’Neil wins.
Winner: Titus O’Neil
After The Match: Bad News Barrett Part 3
Bad News Barrett pops up after the match. He taps on his little podium and tells us that he’s afraid he’s got some bad news. He said it was announced on Friday that “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan will be returning to WWE and will be hosting WrestleMania XXX. Barrett says his limelight will be dim compared to the charisma and ability of Bad News Barrett. He thanks us very much.
Checking In With The Expert Panel
After the third Bad News Barrett segment of the evening, we shoot back to the Elimination Chamber expert panel. Mathews introduces each guy individually. They all talk about some of the matches on tonight’s card. Mathews wraps up by introducing a video package highlighting the history of The Wyatt Family and Shield feud. That six-man tag-team match is up next.
The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family
After the video package, The Shield make their way to the ring through the crowd as usual. Out next is The Wyatt Family. When the lights come back on and The Wyatt’s are at ringside, the fans immediately break out in a loud “this is awesome” chant before anything even happens. This does feel big, by the way. The Wyatt Family finally enter the ring, where The Shield are standing. All six guys stand across from each other. A loud “let’s go Wyatt” and “let’s go Shield” dueling chant breaks out. The Shield and The Wyatt Family all clash and the crowd erupts. The Wyatt Family duck out the back door and The Shield stand tall in the ring.
As The Wyatt Family stands outside the ring, another incredibly loud “let’s go Wyatt’s” and “let’s go Shield” dueling chant breaks out. Finally the bell rings and Seth Rollins and Erick Rowan start things off. Rollins gets Rowan in The Shield corner and tags in Roman Reigns.Reigns stomps away at Rowan a bit and tags Rollins back in. Rowan ends up rag-dolling Rollins across the ring. He tags Luke Harper in.
Luke Harper manhandles Rollins a bit and now he has him in The Wyatt Family corner. Harper tags Bray Wyatt in. Wyatt enters the ring and stomps away at Rollins. Rollins makes it to his corner and tags in Roman Reigns. The crowd explodes as they realize we’re about to see Reigns and Wyatt clash in the ring. Reigns slowly approaches Wyatt as Wyatt has a big ass smile on his face. Reigns bullies Wyatt into the corner and starts firing away with punches. Wyatt blasts Reigns back with a big shot of his own. Reigns knocks Wyatt down. Wyatt gets back up and goes back to work on Reigns. Wyatt knocks Reigns down and tags Harper back into the match.
Harper grabs Reigns and goes for a suplex. He tries three times to get him up, but Reigns blocks it each time. Reigns counters and nails Harper with a suplex of his own. Reigns tags Dean Ambrose in. Ambrose fires away at Harper with punches in The Shield corner of the ring. Ambrose tags in Rollins. All three members hit a big sopt together. Reigns tags in and beats up Harper for just a second or two before tagging Ambrose back in.
Ambrose blasts Harper with a big clothesline for a near fall. Ambrose tags Rollins back in. Rollins headbutts Harper in the mid-section and quickly tags back out. Ambrose takes the tag and he picks up where Rollins left off with Harper. The Shield are utilizing quick tags to keep a fresh guy on a beaten down Harper. Out of nowhere, Harper throws a huge dropkick and floors Ambrose. Harper tags Wyatt back in.
Wyatt comes in and goes right to work on Ambrose with punches in the corner. Wyatt beats up Ambrose for a few more seconds and then tags in Rowan. Rowan picks up where Wyatt left off with Ambrose. The Wyatt Family seems to be doing the same thing with Ambrose that The Shield did with Harper a few minutes ago. An insanely loud “let’s go Wyatt’s” and “let’s go Shield” dueling chant breaks out again. The crowd is really, really hot for this big six-man tag-team match. Meanwhile, The Wyatt Family continues to utilize quick-tags to keep fresh guys on a beaten up Ambrose. Harper nails Ambrose with a big suplex for a near fall.
Ambrose is finally able to make a tag to Rollins. Rollins comes in and uses his speed to fly all over the place on Harper. Rollins goes to the top-rope. Rowan tries to knock Rollins off but Rollins hits him with a kick from the top rope. The distraction was enough for Harper to go up after Rollins. Both guys are on the top rope now. Harper goes for a belly-to-back suplex off the top but Rollins flips through and lands on his feet. Awesome. Rollins flies out to the floor on one of The Wyatt Family guys. I didn’t catch who. The crowd breaks out into a loud “this is awesome” chant.
Out on the floor, Rollins is down with Bray Wyatt stalking him. Bray runs, jumps and lands with his own back on Rollins’ body. Wyatt rolls Rollins back in the ring and tries to pin him, but Rollins manages to kick out at two. Another loud “let’s go Wyatt’s” and “let’s go Shield” chant breaks out. The crowd atmosphere in the Target Center in Minneapolis for this six-man tag-team match is off-the-charts awesome. Rowan is the legal man in the ring now and he continues to deliver the punishment to Rollins. Rowan tags Harper back in and the two doule-team Rollins before Rowan heads back to the apron.
Harper hits Rollins with a hard slap across the face. Harper blasts Rollins with some European uppercuts in the corner. He runs and blasts Rollins with a clothesline in the corner. Wyatt yells at Harper to tag him in. Harper does. Wyatt drops a big headbutt on Rollins on the mat. We see a closeup shot of Roman Reigns intensely looking on as Rollins tries fighting back with punches. Bray gets Rollins in the Wyatt Family corner and pummels him some more. He whips him into the opposite corner. Rollins hops up to the middle rope. When he comes off, however, Bray catches him by the throat and slams him down to the mat with a big chokeslam.
Bray drags Rollins lifeless body into The Wyatt Family corner and tags in Harper. Harper stomps away at Rollins and then goes over to taunt Reigns. A loud “this is awesome” chant breaks out. Rollins hops up out of the blue and nails Harper with a big spinning kick. Rollins used that opportunity to make the tag. He tags in Roman Reigns and the crowd explodes. Reigns takes the hot tag and is clearing house of all of The Wyatt Family members. Reigns hits a big move on Harper for a near fall but Bray runs in to break up the pin attempt. Ambrose runs in and knocks Bray down for interfering. Harper does a big dive out to the floor. Rollins follows up with a jumping flip dive out to the floor of his own.
Back in the ring, Reigns and Rowan are having a knockdown, drag-out fight. We see some replays of all the dives that just happened. Rollins clears off the Spanish announce table. Bray nails Rollins from behind. Some of the guys are fighting in the crowd, some are fighting on the floor and Reigns and Rowan are still in the ring trading haymakers. Rowan throws Reigns shoulder-first into the ring post from inside the ring. Rowan hits the ropes but Reigns catches him coming off the ropes with a flying clothesline. We see Harper and Rollins fighting near the Spanish announce table. Bray comes over to double-team Rollins with Harper. Now the guys are clearing off the U.S. announce table as well.
Back in the ring, we see Reigns and Rowan still duking it out. Rowan hits Reigns with a fall-away slam that sends Reigns out to the floor. Now we’re looking at Harper and Rowan standing on top of the U.S. announce table with Rollins. They double-chokeslam him all the way over to — and through — the Spanish announce table. Cue the “holy sh*t” chants.
We see Reigns crawling in the ring by himself. Rowan enters the ring. Bray hops up on the apron. Harper does as well. Reigns is by himself with all three members of The Wyatt Family approaching him. Reigns runs at Bray and knocks him down but Harper and Rowan jump on him from behind. Rowan throws Reigns into Harper, where Harper greets him with a big boot. The three-on-one attack on Reigns continues. Bray does his leaning backwards scream in the corner. Bray goes for Sister Abigail on Reigns, but Reigns uses pure strength to slowly peel the arms of Bray off of him. Reigns blasts Bray with a Samoan Drop. Reigns nails The Wyatt Family guys with Superman punches. He’s taking all three guys out by himself now.
Reigns sets Bray up for the spear. Harper runs in and Reigns nails him with the spear. This allows Bray to run over and blast Reigns. Bray picks Reigns up and hits him with his Sister Abigail finisher. 1-2-3. The Wyatt Family wins.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
Renee Young Interviews Christian
Backstage, Renee Young catches up with Christian. She points out that he was the only person who didn’t beat Randy Orton in singles matches on RAW and/or SmackDown leading into tonight’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. Christian says none of that matters because no one will remember those matches when he wins the Elimination Chamber tonight and becomes the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He dares everyone to underestimate him.