WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 Results
The pay-per-view ended in shocking fashion
The road to WrestleMania continued on February 21 and Elimination Chamber was broadcast from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Both world titles were on the line and the show ended in shocking fashion. Check out the results below:
John Morrison def. Mustafa Ali, Elias & Ricochet - Fatal 4-Way United States Championship Qualifier - Kickoff Show
John Morrison earned himself a spot in the United States Championship match during the Kickoff Show after he managed to overcome Mustafa Ali, Elias and Ricochet during a short Fatal 4-Way.
All four men were given chances to shine during the bout but RETRIBUTION members at ringside repeatedly interfered. Their presence ultimately backfired on Mustafa Ali, though, as after Mace and T-Bar took out Ricochet while the former SmackDown Hacker watched on, John Morrison rolled Ali up for the 1-2-3.
Daniel Bryan def. Jey Uso, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn & King Corbin - Elimination Chamber Match - Winner faced Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship later in the show
While many believed Cesaro would pick up the win heading into the pay-per-view, The Swiss Cyborg was not destined to challenge Roman Reigns tonight and Daniel Bryan won his third Elimination Chamber match instead.
The leader of the Yes! movement and Cesaro started the match and they were eventually joined by Sami Zayn and King Corbin. The Swiss Superman then managed to score the first elimination as he performed the Cesaro Swing on Corbin and locked in the Sharpshooter to force the King Of The Ring to tap out.
Sami Zayn followed Corbin out of the chamber door a few minutes later after Kevin Owens entered the match and caught him with a Stunner. Owens then focussed his attention on Jey Uso once Roman Reigns' lackey entered the match, but KO once again came up short in his pursuit of the Universal Championship as Uso trapped his arm in the chamber door and caught him with a Splash to score the elimination once the officials freed Owens,
Having eliminated his long-running rival, Uso continued his momentum and caught Cesaro with a Superkick and Splash for the 1-2-3.
This left Uso and Daniel Bryan as the final two men and the five-time world champion managed to kick out of a Splash. "Main Event" then tried to hit another Splash from the top of the pod but Bryan got his knees up and capitalised with the Running Knee to win the match.
Roman Reigns def. Daniel Bryan - Universal Championship
The leader of the Yes! movement had no time to rest, though, as Roman Reigns immediately made his way to the ring for his Universal Championship defence.
The match didn't get off to the best of starts for The Big Dog as Bryan countered a Spear into the Yes Lock, but Reigns quickly reversed and pummelled the challenger until he was helpless. He then locked in the Guillotine on Bryan and the referee called for the bell after just over two minutes.
The chamber and title defence then took a backseat to WrestleMania 37 as Edge appeared from out of nowhere and Speared Roman Reigns after the bell. The Rated-R Superstar then pointed at the WrestleMania sign and Edge vs. Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship was made official for The Showcase Of The Immortals.
Riddle def. John Morrison & Bobby Lashley - United States Championship
Fans witnessed the first shock of the night in the next match as after months of being demolished by Bobby Lashley, Riddle managed to capture the United States Championship.
Lashley seemingly had the match won in the closing stages as he trapped John Morrison in the Hurt Lock, but Riddle retrieved MVP's crutch and smashed The All Mighty across the back with the weapon.
This forced Lashley to tumble out of the ring in pain and Riddle seized his chance and connected with the Bro Derek on Morrison to win the United States Title.
The end of Lashley's championship reign at Elimination Chamber was somewhat of a surprise, but WWE seemingly has bigger plans for The All Mighty which were revealed later in the night.
Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax def. Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair - Women's Tag Team Championship
The storyline between Reginald and Sasha Banks ultimately overshadowed what many had hoped would be a good title match.
Banks and Belair worked well together as a team and almost picked up the win following a KOD to Baszler, but Nia Jax dragged The EST Of WWE out of the ring to break up the pin.
The chemistry between Banks and Belair was then all for nought as Reginald headed to the ring and rolled a champagne bottle into the squared circle for Banks to use as a weapon. All this did was distract Banks, however, and Nia Jax took advantage with a Samoan Drop to retain the title for her team.
Drew McIntyre def. AJ Styles, Sheamus, Jeff Hardy, Kofi Kingston & Randy Orton - Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship
In a somewhat predictable result, Drew McIntyre managed to overcome the odds stacked against him and retain the WWE Championship.
The Scottish Psychopath was the third man to enter the match, but Kofi Kingston ultimately scored the first elimination after he rolled up Randy Orton for the 1-2-3.
This only enraged The Viper, though, who RKO'd Hardy and Kingston before reluctantly leaving the chamber. AJ Styles then sensed an opportunity and Omos ripped off the plexiglass from The Phenomenal One's pod and Styles entered the chamber early. He wasn't able to capitalise, though, and the action continued without an elimination until Sheamus entered the match.
Kofi Kingston was the next man to go following a Brogue Kick from Sheamus and Jeff Hardy was gone from the match a few minutes later after Drew McIntyre caught him with a Claymore from out of nowhere.
This left McIntyre, Sheamus and Styles as the final three participants and they battled back and forth for a few minutes until Sheamus countered a Claymore attempt from McIntyre with a Brogue Kick. The Celtic Warrior didn't have time to capitalise, however, as Styles caught him with a Phenomenal Forearm and pinned him to score the elimination.
Styles then looked to take advantage of the Brogue Kick and put McIntyre away with another Phenomenal Forearm, but the WWE Champion caught Styles with a Claymore while the challenger was flying through the air. He then covered him to retain the WWE Championship.
The Miz def. Drew McIntyre - WWE Championship
McIntyre's night didn't end inside the Elimination Chamber, though. MVP was shown backstage talking to The Miz earlier in the show and the conversation ultimately paid dividends for The A-Lister as an enraged Bobby Lashley charged to the ring after the main event and beat down the WWE Champion, leaving him easy prey for Mr. Money In The Bank.
The Miz then gleefully ran to the ring, cashed in the briefcase on a helpless McIntyre and pinned him a couple of minutes later following a Skull Crushing Finale.
With that, The Miz became a two-time WWE Champion.
Beyond the matches that did take place, Asuka was scheduled to defend the Raw Women's Championship on the show against Lacey Evans but the match was scrapped during the Kickoff Show. Evans wasn't expected to compete following the announcement of her pregnancy on Raw but it was mentioned on the Kickoff panel that Asuka would defend the title against an unnamed opponent. Wrestling Inc. reported, however, that WWE decided to scrap The Empress Of Tomorrow's match altogether 30 minutes before the pay-per-view went on the air.