Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring. Footage is shown of Kurt Angle announcing that Seth Rollins and Finn Balor would both be in the Elimination Chamber after a double pin. There will be seven men for the first time ever in the Elimination Chamber.
Elias vs. Finn Balor
Balor gets in the ring and clubs away at Elias. Elias punches him back and sends him into the ropes. Balor rolls through a roll-up and dropkicks him for a two count. Balor chops him to the corner. Elias reverses a whip to the corner, but Balor sidesteps him going to the apron. Balor then kicks him back and goes to the top rope, but Elias gets out of the ring.
We come back from the (you guessed it) break to see Elias take Balor down and drop a knee on the arm. Elias asks who wants to walk with him. Renee Young is backstage with Seth Rollins, who is shown picture in picture. She asks what he can take away from this to apply to Elimination Chamber on Sunday. Rollins says he pinned two of the all time greats back to back, but it doesn’t mean anything if he doesn’t win the Elimination Chamber on Sunday. Balor fights up from an arm bar and punches Elias. Elias hits a shoulder breaker for a near fall. Elias comes off the middle rope with a club to the shoulder. Elias pushes him into the ropes and continues to attack the surgically repaired shoulder of Elias. A “We want Strowman” chant picks up. Elias applies a hammerlock and sends him shoulder-first into the turnbuckle for a near fall. Elias applies an arm bar, but Balor fights up. Elias whips him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Balor kicks him back before hitting an overhead kick to take him down. They’re both down, and the shot shows the WrestleMania sign looming over them. Balor gets up in the corner and boots him back. Balor hits a pair of running forearms before hitting a running clothesline. Balor gets him in the corner and chops him. Balor sends him to the opposite corner, but Elias boots him back. Elias goes to the top rope, but Balor kicks him off to the floor. Balor goes outside and hits a running dropkick into the barricade. Balor gets him in the ring and hits a Sling Blade. Balor goes for a running dropkick, but Elias connects with a stiff clothesline for a near fall. Elias gets him on his shoulders in electric chair position before spinning him into a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. This match has been going nearly an hour and a half, by far the longest match in RAW history.
Returning from the break, Balor sends Elias out of the ring and kicks him in the face from the apron. Elias comes back by sending him face-first into the ring post. Elias gets him in the ring and misses an elbow drop. Balor quickly rolls him up for a two count. Elias then quickly goes to an arm bar. Balor tries to get to the bottom rope, but Elias pulls him to the middle of the ring and reapplies the arm bar. Balor gets out and hits a double stomp.
Both are down and slowly get to their feet. They exchange blows before Balor hits a Sling Blade. Balor then viciously dropkicks him into the corner. Balor goes to the top rope and hits the Coup de Grace on Elias’ bad ribs for the win.
Finn Balor defeated Elias in the Gauntlet Match
Finn Balor vs. The Miz
The Miz’ music hits, but The Miztourage comes out instead. They start running down. The Miz then attacks Balor from behind and punches away at him! Miz hits a kneeling DDT for a near fall. Miz DDTs Balor again for a two count. The Miz argues with the referee over the count. Miz kicks away at Balor. Miz continues kicking until Balor gets to his feet. Miz quickly reverses a whip and turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Miz then throws him out of the ring. The Miztourage slowly approaches, but the referee warns them not to. Miz goes outside and sends Balor shoulder-first into the barricade. Miz then twists the arm around the ropes and hits an arm breaker.
Back from the break, Miz is applying an arm bar to Balor. Renee Young is backstage with Elias, picture in picture. She talks about the advantage he’ll have entering the Elimination Chamber last. Elias says he’ll pick up the scraps and give the greatest performance of a lifetime on the grandest stage of them all. Everyone will know what WWE stands for.
Miz starts up the “IT” Kicks on Balor, but Balor ducks the big kick and chops away at him. Balor quickly kicks him down and delivers a falling elbow for a near fall. Michael Cole mentions the longest single performance in WWE history was Bruno Sammartino against Waldo Von Erich in 1964. That was over 80 minutes. Balor chops away at him before Miz boots him. Miz goes for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Balor counters with a roll-up for a two count. Miz quickly drives the shoulder into the mat and goes for a kick, but Balor rolls him up for a two count. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Balor grabs the ropes. The referee backs up Miz, and The Miztourage takes advantage of the distraction to snap Balor’s arm off the ropes. Balor hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and hits The Miztourage with a summersault senton! Balor kicks Miz in the face and viciously dropkicks him into the corner. Balor gets on the apron and forearms Curtis Axel to the floor. Balor then boots Bo Dallas to the floor. Miz then crotches Balor on the top rope. Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the win!
The Miz defeated Finn Balor in the Gauntlet Match
Renee Young is backstage with Finn Balor, who says The Miztourage will be locked out of the Elimination Chamber. This Sunday, he’ll go on to face Brock Lesnar and beat him at WrestleMania.
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