The Elimination Chamber event was quite historic. Ronda Rousey showed up and put Triple H through a table. There was the first ever women’s Chamber match. Heck, the men had the biggest Chamber match ever! Instead of seven participants, there were six! Could it get any crazier than that?
Yes, it could. The event was all about making history, and several superstars did just that. Who made the most history?
Yessir, the Monster Among Men went on a rampage like no one else. Strowman eliminated a whopping five superstars in one match. Ideally, this would mean that he won the match, but since this was the Biggest Elimination Chamber Match in History™, there was still one other competitor in the match. Still, it is an impressive feat. It’s even more impressive when you realize that the record has stood since 2003.
Goldberg set the record back at Summerslam 2003 when he eliminated Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, and Chris Jericho. This set the record for most eliminations in one match. It’s been tied a few times (by the Undertaker in No Way Out in 2008, and Carlito in New Year’s Revolution in 2006), but never broken. Until now.
This record will now obviously never be broken (unless they really decide to have one guy eliminate everybody else), and there was no one more fitting to break Goldberg’s record than Braun Strowman.
Let’s go back to January when the women made history by having the first Women’s Royal Rumble match. Mandy Rose had the dubious honor of being the first woman eliminated, lasting a mere four minutes before being sent flying over the top ropes.
Fast forward a month later, and Rose was the third woman to enter the Chamber. She was quick to join her friend Sonya Deville to team up on Bayley, but Sasha Banks would exit her pod not long after. One Banks Statement later, Rose tapped out, and she was the first woman eliminated.
Like the header says, Rose now has the unfortunate distinction of being the first woman eliminated from both the Royal Rumble and the Elimination Chamber. It’s crazy. I highly doubt that this was intentional, but I actually only learned this when Corey Graves mentioned it, so who knows. Barring any newly introduced elimination matches, no one will ever match up to Mandy Rose’s accomplishment.
Leave it to Alexa Bliss to make the most history out of anyone. By outlasting Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Mickey James, Bayley, and Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss became the first woman to win an Elimination Chamber match. Crazy.
It gets crazier. Bliss is now also the only woman to be undefeated in Elimination Chamber matches. How crazy is that?! She also set the record for the first woman to enter the Chamber at number six and win the whole match. It’s crazy how much history Alexa Bliss made.
People talk about Seth Rollins lasting an hour in one match. They talk about Roman Reigns eliminating twelve people in one Rumble. They bring up how Shawn Michaels won the Rumble from the number one spot. These people should be talking about Alexa Bliss, who set three records in one match.