Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the 2021 Elimination Chamber.
Start time for tonight’s PPV is 6:00 PM EST with the Elimination Chamber Kick-Off, then the main card at 7:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page, so you should update frequently to get the latest happenings. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.
Of course, the main attraction tonight will be the two Elimination Chamber matches. Drew McIntyre will defend his WWE Championship inside the Chamber against Sheamus, Randy Orton, Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, and Kofi Kingston. While on the SmackDown side, Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, King Corbin, Sami Zayn, Cesaro, and Daniel Bryan, with the winner moving on to face Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship on the same night.
The Women’s Tag Team Titles will also be on the line tonight with Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler defending against Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair. Bobby Lashley will defend the United States Championship in a Triple Threat and, while Riddle is still in the match, Keith Lee has been removed for unknown reasons. WWE has announced a multi-man Battle Royale on the Kick-Off show to determine who will replace Lee in the match.
That’s the preview for tonight’s Elimination Chamber PPV. We want to know what you’re excited to see and your predictions for the match, so sound off below and enjoy the show!
The Kick-Off Show panel consists of Charly Caruso, Booker T, Peter Rosenberg, and JBL. They joke around about Booker T and Bad Bunny, then list all the matches on the card.
The first match discussed is the SmackDown Elimination Chamber. Booker says back in 2002 when the Chamber was created it was something sinister, something you had to get in a mind-set to get inside. Now you have to throw caution to the wind and put it all on the line. JBL says you can’t think about winning tonight you just have to survive. Caruso asks how anyone can escape the Chamber, then beat Roman Reigns? Rosenberg says Reigns is as dominant as anyone we’ve ever seen and he’s going to be fresh. Booker T says you can’t bet against Kevin Owens and Rosenberg backs Daniel Bryan.
Cesaro is interviewed backstage and he says he loves espresso shots, it reminds him of home and his friends. It has to be prepared with the perfect temperature and the right technique. Tonight will be like that for him, he will be perfect and he will celebrate his win inside the Chamber with a shot of espresso. Booker T jokes that Cesaro should drink black coffee instead.
The panel start talking about Bobby Lashley and how he’s on another level. MVP joins the panel on a split-screen and he’s asked who will replace Keith Lee in the Triple Threat tonight. MVP quotes The Rock and says “it doesn’t matter” who gets in there. He says they need to call FEMA to clean-up the wreckage after Lashley is done. Billie Kay appears and hands MVP her CV, to which he says he will not be in touch.
Sonya Deville joins the Kick-Off Show and she’s asked about the Women’s Tag Team Championship match. She says Shayna and Nia are a well-oiled team at this point but Sasha Banks is world class and so is Bianca Belair. She gives the advantage to the Champs because Sasha doesn’t play well with others. The panel wonder why Bianca Belair would even want to be in this match when she has WrestleMania to think about. The Street Profits invade the show and ask Sonya Deville when they’re going to get a title shot, to which she says all in good time.
This number one contender match gets underway with fast paced action and Ricochet clears the ring before attempting a dive over the ropes but getting caught by Ali and rolled-up for two. Ali unloads some ground-and-pound on Ricochet. Morrison and Elias return and attack them both, leading to all four men just brawling around the ring. Elias drops Ali with a back elbow, then chops Ricochet in the corner. Elias grabs Ricochet with a reverse DDT, then Morrison grabs him with a reverse DDT, then Ali dives through the ropes with a neckbreaker to Morrison and all four men go down.
Ricochet knocks Elias down and tries to jump on Ali but gets hit with a back suplex. Elias catches Ali with a leaping knee for a near-fall thanks to Slapjack pulling him from the ring. Morrison comes back and hits Ricochet with a spinning neckbreaker then looks for Starship Pain but Ricochet rolls away. Ricochet rallies and catches Ali with a rolling dropkick, then all the guys hit big moves until Ricochet lands a 450 on Ali but Retribution pull him from the ring. Ricochet runs and flips over the ropes onto them but gets caught by Mace and T-Bar and the slam him into the ring post. Morrison then rolls-up Ali and wins!
Morrison won the match and he joins Riddle and Bobby Lashley in the Triple Threat for the United States Championship. The panel discuss who they think might win the Triple Threat and they can’t look past the dominance of Bobby Lashley but Morrison throws a spanner in the works.
To bring the Kick-Off Show to a close, the panel discuss the men’s Chamber match. They say the odds are really stacked against McIntyre and Sheamus has a great chance of winning. They also mention that The Miz is waiting in the wings. Booker predicts McIntyre, JBL says Randy Orton, and Rosenberg also says Drew.
We’re kicking things off with the SmackDown Elimination Chamber match. The winner of this match gets a title shot against the Universal Champion Roman Reigns right afterwards.
The match begins with Cesaro and Daniel Bryan. The match begins and they lock-up but Cesaro catches Bryan with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two-count. Cesaro uppercuts Bryan and whips him to buckles but Bryan flips over him and hits a running elbow. Bryan kicks Cesaro in the leg and chest, then they exchange European uppercuts. Bryan throws Cesaro over the ropes and hits a flying knee from the top rope. Bryan goes to the top rope and lands some right hands to Cesaro. Cesaro looks to hit a powerbomb from up top but Bryan counters with a hurricanrana.
Bryan runs but Cesaro clobbers him with a clothesline. Cesaro kicks Bryan’s leg and lands some uppercuts, then hits a stalling vertical suplex for a two-count. King Corbin is the first out of the pod and he immediately lifts Cesaro and runs him into the edge of the pod. Corbin beats Cesaro down beside the pod then Bryan attacks him but Baron slams Bryan into the cage wall. Corbin tosses Cesaro back in the ring and goes in after him. Corbin maintains control and hits a Deep Six for a near-fall.
Corbin gets Bryan on the outside, lifts him up and runs his knee into the edge of the pod. Cesaro comes back and starts punching Corbin but he gets shoved into the glass. Corbin lifts Bryan and runs his knee into the pod again, then he wraps his leg around the ring post and twists it. Corbin slams Cesaro into the chamber wall, then goes after Bryan again in the ring. Corbin hangs Bryan in the tree of woe but Sami Zayn’s pod opens and Corbin runs to get him. Zayn won’t come out but Bryan smashes the King from behind with a knee. Cesaro opens the other pod door and pulls Zayn out to beat on him.
Corbin attacks Cesaro again and Bryan goes at it with Sami. Zayn backs Bryan up and tries to hit a Helluva Kick against the pod but Bryan moves and Zayn hurts his foot. Corbin gets Bryan on the top rope for a superplex and scores a near-fall. Zayn jumps off the cage wall and hits Cesaro with a tornado DDT. Zayn runs at Cesaro but gets thrown up onto the top of the Chamber pod with Uso inside. Cesaro climbs up and trades shots with Zayn but Sami tries to get away and climbs along the cage to the middle and again Cesaro chases after. They fight on the cage wall until Cesaro kicks Zayn off and he falls hard, then Cesaro does some pull-ups on the roof.
Cesaro climbs back down but Corbin grabs him and slams him into the chainlink. Corbin gets Cesaro back in the ring and they go back and forth until Cesaro catches him with a big uppercut. Cesaro does The Swing, then applies the Sharpshooter and Corbin taps! Baron Corbin has been eliminated. Kevin Owens’ pod opens and Sami Zayn runs over to try and reason with him. Zayn says they have history and they can work together but Owens slams him into multiple pods. Owens gets inside and trades shots with Bryan, then goes at it with Cesaro and drops him with a step-up enziguiri. Bryan jumps on Owens’ back with a sleeper and KO hits Cesaro with a senton to break free.
Zayn climbs to the top rope and Owens climbs up to trade shots. Zayn knocks him off and jumps but Owens ducks, the superkicks him. Owens hits running cannonballs to all three men in the corners, then Zayn hits him with a big boot. Cesaro catches Zayn with a pop-up uppercut, Bryan takes him out with a running knee, then Owens catches Zayn with a pop-up powerbomb and all four men are down. Owen and Zayn slowly get up and KO hits a neckbreaker to him, then lifts Bryan for a Ushigoroshi. Jey Uso is the last man out and KO goes right after him and they trade hands on the floor.
Owens beats Jey down inside a pod but then all five men start trading shots on the floor. Owens climbs on top of a pod and hits a moonsault onto four men below, then hits Bryan with a Stunner, followed by Cesaro. Owens rolls inside and Zayn looks for a Helluva Kick but Owens ducks it and hits a Stunner for the pinfall. Sami Zayn has been eliminated. As Zayn is leaving the match, Uso slams the Chamber door on Owens’ arm, then superkicks him over and over again. Uso knocks Owens back into the ring and hits an Uso Splash for the pinfall. Kevin Owens has been eliminated.
Jey tries to jump over the ropes to Cesaaro but gets caught with a European uppercut. Cesaro climbs to the top rope and hits an elbow drop for a near-fall. Cesaro tosses Uso over the ropes and jumps over with a double stomp. Bryan jumps from the middle rope to Cesaro but gets caught and thrown over the ropes into the ring. Cesaro and Bryan trade and Daniel counters a European uppercut with a backslide for a near-fall. Bryan hits the Yes Kicks for another close count, then grabs Cesaro by the arms and stomps his face until his knee gives out. Bryan goes to the corner and looks for the Yes kick but its countered with a torture rack. Bryan reverses into a pin attempt to no avail, then lands another head kick.
Bryan goes to the top rope and Cesaro goes after, then Cesaro hits a military-press into a gutbuster from the top rope! Cesaro does a one-leg Swing to Bryan but Jey catches him with a superkick! Jey goes up top for an Uso Splash and the pin. Cesaro has been eliminated. Uso drags Bryan into the middle of the ring and hits an Uso Splash but Bryan kicks out! Jey can’t believe it. Uso drags Bryan over to the corner and climbs onto the top pod and leaps for another splash but Bryan gets his knees up. Bryan hits the running knee for the win!
As soon as the Chamber lifts and Jey rolls out of the ring, Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman march down to the ring. Bryan can barely stand.
The bell rings and Roman runs for a Spear but Bryan counters into the Yes Lock! Reigns fights it and powers Bryan’s hands apart. Roman turns Bryan over and batters him with right hands and forearms. Reigns beats on Bryan for a brief minute, then applies the Guillotine and Bryan passes out.
As Roman is celebrating his win with Paul Heyman, he turns around into a Spear from Edge! The Rated-R Superstar points to the WrestleMania sign and gets in Roman’s face, so now we know! Edge points at the sign again and fireworks explode.
Bad Bunny, the WWE 24/7 Champion, is backstage and The Miz approaches him. Miz says he watched him on SNL last night and it was great but him and Morrison should have been the guests. Miz asks why he’s there and Bunny says he’s a Champion and makes fun of Miz for not being one. Miz shoves him and Bunny slaps him back. The Miz turns around and Damian Priest is there staring at him. Miz storms off and Priest laughs with Bunny.
The match gets underway and Lashley attacks Riddle in the corner and stomps him down. Morrison stays out of the way, then tries to help Lashley but he gets tossed to the corner and stomped. Riddle jumps on Lashley’s back but gets slung off and out of the ring. Morrison kicks Lashley but gets thrown to the apron and knocked off. Lashley gets out and slams John into the barricade, then lifts him up and runs him face-first into the ring post. MVP directs traffic as Riddle jumps off the steps onto Lashley but gets thrown overhead onto the floor. Lashley lifts Riddle up in a suplex but Morrison springboards in and shoves Riddle down.
Lashley knocks the both out of the ring but then Riddle and Morrison work together and get back inside on either side of the Champion. They try to swarm Lashley but he takes them both out with spinebusters. Lashley runs at Riddle but gets sent over the ropes to the floor. Riddle moves to the apron and hits a running kick to the arm, then Morrison dives over Riddle onto Lashley. Riddle then hits a Broton from the apron to Lashley. Morrison shoves Riddle into the ring post, then gets him back in the ring. Riddle and Morrison go back and forth with some impressive athletics and reversals until Riddle hits a Pele kick.
Riddle hits a forearm in the corner, then another, and exploder suplex. Riddle misses a kick, then a moonsault, but lands a Broton. Riddle hits a German suplex to Morrison for a near-fall. Lashley comes back in but Riddle drops him with a kick, then Morrison shoves Riddle out and hits Lashley with Starship Pain for a near-fall. MVP starts calling Morrison an idiot so he gets out to argue with him. Morrison takes MVP’s crutch, then gets back inside and tries to hit Lashley but gets caught in The Hurt Lock. Riddle slides in and hits Lashley with the crutch, then catches Morrison with the BroDerek for the win!
Kayla Braxton interviews Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks backstage and asks about her WrestleMania choice, and if they can co-exist tonight. Reginald appears beside them and says of course they can, Bianca is the EST. of WWE and someone as beautiful as Sasha can get along with anyone. Bianca says tonight might make her decision easier.
Bianca starts with Nia Jax and they lock-up, then Belair takes her back and kicks her “hole”. Belair jumps on the middle rope and spanks herself, then jumps over an incoming Nia to tag Banks. Sasha hits Nia with a bulldog and tags Bianca but Nia lifts her up and throws her into Belair who catches her. Beliar slams Banks into Jax and they hit a double dropkick to knock her out of the ring. Baszler tags in and Belair takes her down, then Banks tags in and hits a meteora off the top rope for a two-count.
Baszler knocks Banks to the apron and tags Jax, who runs into her on the apron. Jax brings Sasha inside and tags Shayna who punches her in the gut. Baszler twists Banks’ arm and takes control of the match. Belair is knocked off the apron but Banks starts coming back and hits a backslide pin for a two-count. Belair tags in and lifts Baszler in a wheelbarrow but she rolls through and gets her in the Kirifuda Clutch. Belair escapes and hits a Glam Slam and tags Banks for a frog splash and a near-fall. Belair slams Shayna for a near-fall, then Jax tags back in.
Jax tries to run through Banks and Belair but Sasha hits a Meteora for a two-count. Banks hits a sunset flip and suddenly Reginald is at ringside with a bottle of champagne. Banks applies a Bank Statement to Jax but Nia reaches the ropes. Reggie hands Banks the bottle of champagne but she doesn’t want to use it and hands it to the referee. Jax lifts Banks from behind and hits a Samoan drop for the win.
After the match Shayna and Nia leave up the ramp while Belair and Banks berate Reginald for costing them the match.
The match gets underway with Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy and Orton kicks him down. Orton stomps Jeff’s extremities and tosses him out of the ring. Randy runs and slams Jeff into the pod that McIntyre is in. Jeff fires back with right hands and beats Orton down against a pod but Randy sticks a thumb in the eye and gets Hardy back in the ring. Randy applies a sleeper in the middle of the ring. Orton stomps Jeff’s sternum and grinds his foot but Hardy comes back and tips him over to hit a leg drop.
Hardy drops Randy and goes to the middle rope for a splash a two-count. Jeff and Orton go at it but McIntyre’s pod opens and he runs through them both. McIntyre slams Orton into the corner, then runs Jeff into him and hits an overhead suplex. McIntyre takes Orton outside and slams Randy into the chains and grinds his face against it. McIntyre goes to the other side of the ring and lawn-darts Jeff into the pod where Kofi is. Orton attacks McIntyre and gets him back inside to choke him in the corner. Orton goes out and chokes Jeff as well, then goes back in but Drew lands right hands.
Orton drags McIntyre through the ropes and hits the draping DDT as the countdown starts. Kofi Kingtson is out next and he goes right after Orton with punches but Randy beats him down. Kofi rolls-up Randy and scores the pinfall. Randy Orton has been eliminated. As soon as Orton gets up he RKO’s Kofi, then Hardy as well. Orton leaves but Omos opens the pod door for AJ and he runs in and tries to pin Kofi and Jeff but they both kick out. Adam Pearce runs down and ejects Omos from ringside while AJ argues from inside the Chamber.
Kingston dives over the ropes onto Styles, then gets back inside to attack Drew. Kingston hits an S.O.S to Drew for a near-fall, then McIntyre drops him. Hardy puts Drew in the corner and runs but gets thrown over the post into the pod. Styles comes back and hits Kofi with a brainbuster, then throws him over the ropes to the floor. Kofi fights back and hits AJ with a monkey flip into the chainlink wall. Kofi goes back in and jumps onto McIntyre with a sleeper but Drew counters into a suplex and all men are down.
McIntyre takes Kofi to the floor and suplexes him into the wall. Drew catches AJ with a big back body drop, then slams Jeff into the cage wall. McIntyre takes Jeff over to Sheamus’ pod but the Celtic warrior has his back turned. McIntyre hits a neckbreaker to Hardy as the countdown ends. Sheamus comes face-to-face with McIntyre and they trade shots. Sheamus backs him into the corner and Drew tries to fight back but Sheamus again forces him backwards. Kofi and Jeff run in and separate them but both get tossed out of the ring and the two Celts go back at it.
McIntyre counters a back body drop with a kick and clotheslines himself and Sheamus over the ropes. Kofi and Styles brawl on the outside. Styles tosses Kofi up and he lands on the top rope, then dives onto Drew and Sheamus on the other side. Sheamus gets inside with Kofi and they battle on the top rope but Kofi climbs on top of the pod. McIntyre grabs Sheamus as he climbs onto the top rope and drops him on the top rope. McIntyre looks to superplex Sheamus but Jeff and AJ grab them and we get a tower of doom spot. Kofi then dives onto everyone with a Trust Fall and tries covering them all to no avail.
Sheamus and Kofi trade hands and Kofi chops Sheamus. Kofi then jumps at him but gets rolled over and caught with a Brogue Kick and he’s gone. Kofi Kingston has been eliminated. Hardy grabs Sheamus with a Twist of Fate. Hardy then hits Drew with one, and then AJ as well. Hardy climbs to the top of the Chamber pod and Styles rolls away, so he jumps with a Whisper In The Wind to Drew and Sheamus on the floor. Hardy goes across the ring and hits Styles with a Swanton Bomb but gets up and hit with a Claymore kick. Jeff Hardy has been eliminated.
Sheamus and McIntyre brawl and the Irishman catches the Scot with a big knee to the jaw for a near-fall. Sheamus is furious and he kicks the back of McIntyre before standing on his face. Sheamus hits Drew with White Noise and both men are down. Styles comes off the top rope with a senton, then goes for a springboard 450 for a near-fall. Sheamus gets angry and slaps AJ before tossing him over the ropes and hits the 10 Beats of the Bodhran. Sheamus tosses AJ back in and hits a flying clothesline, then looks for a Brogue Kick but AJ avoids it. Drew comes back but Sheamus catches him with a Brogue, then AJ hits Sheamus with the Phenomenal Forearm and pins him. Sheamus has been eliminated. Styles kicks McIntyre and goes to the apron for the Phenomenal Forearm but Drew catches him a Claymore Kick in mid-air and wins!
The cage raises and Drew celebrates his win but suddenly Bobby Lashley appears and Spears him! Lashley beats the crap out of McIntyre and tosses him out of the ring. Lashley slams Drew’s head into the announce tale over and over, then gets him back inside and applies The Hurt Lock until Drew collapses. Then The Miz’s music hits.
Once McIntyre gets to his feet, the referee calls for the bell to start the cash-in attempt and Miz runs over to kick the knee and land a snap DDT but Drew kicks out. Miz then lifts McIntyre and hits a Skull Crushing Finale to win.
The Miz has won the WWE Championship for the first time in ten years I think. Miz celebrates his shocking win as the show comes to a close.
That brings Elimination Chamber to a close. Let us know what you thought of the show and that crazy ending. We’ll see you back here tomorrow for more news and results. Until then, stay safe!