Andrew B’s DVD Talk
With Andrew B.
Welcome to the part 2 of Andrew B’s DVD Talk for Satan’s Prison: The Anthology of the Elimination Chamber. This time we will see what happens when the Elimination Chamber gets extreme. Also Kurt Angle, Undertaker, Big Show, Carlito, Jeff Hardy, John Cena, CM Punk & others will step into the Elimination Chamber for the first time. Plus we will see how winning the Elimination Chamber does not mean you leave as champion. So let’s begin in 2006.
Todd Grisham talks about the pods in the chamber & then he explains the rules of the match.
Kane vs. John Cena vs. Chris Masters vs. Kurt Angle vs. Carlito vs. HBK in an Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Title – New Year’s Revolution 2006:
Masters, Kane, Angle & Carlito get locked in the pods as Cena & HBK start the match in the ring. Cena & HBK lock up & HBK locks in a side headlock but Cena fights out. HBK slaps Cena in the face & Cena comes back with a punch & then a back drop followed by punches but HBK throws Cena onto the steel. Cena & HBK try to throw each other into the chains but both men counter & go back in the ring where HBK slams Cena into the turnbuckle. HBK hits Cena with multiple chops. HBK throws Cena into the ropes but Cena kicks HBK in the face. HBK goes back to leveling Cena with chops. HBK goes to throw Cena into the corner but Cena counters & HBK lands stomach first on top of the top turnbuckle & Cena kicks him multiple times & HBK gets crotched on the top rope. Cena levels HBK with punches & then clotheslines him on the steel as Carlito is released from his pod. Carlito attacks Cena from behind & then hits him with a dropkick. He then hits a rolling thunder over the top rope onto HBK who is lying on the steel. HBK goes to the top rope but Carlito throws him off the top rope into the ring for a near fall. Carlito attacks Cena & HBK with punches & then he hits a suplex on HBK for a near fall. All 3 men trade punches but Cena gets the best of both men & throws Carlito into the corner. Carlito comes back with chops to Cena & HBK. Carlito then gets hit with a double flap jack from Cena & HBK. HBK & Cena hit Carlito with a double back drop as Angle gets released from his pod. Angle hits all 3 men with a multiple German suplexes. Angle then hits HBK with a belly to belly suplex that send shim on the steel outside the ring. Angle then German Suplexes Carlito to the outside & then Angle attacks Cena in the corner followed by a suplex. Angle then slingshots HBK into the chains & HBK is bleeding. Kurt stomps Cena in the corner & then goes to the outside & throws HBK into the pod but it does not break. Back in the ring Cena levels Kurt with punches but Kurt comes back with a belly to belly suplex. Angle suplexes HBK back in the ring. Angle goes for an Angle Slam but Carlito counters & goes for a cutter DDT but Angle counters & locks Carlito in the Ankle Lock as Masters gets released from his pod. Masters breaks up the Ankle Lock & then hits Cena, Angle & HBK with clotheslines. Masters hits Cena with a power slam & then goes to lock Angle in the Master Lock but Angle counters & locks Masters in the Ankle Lock. Cena breaks it up & goes to hit Kurt with the AA but Kurt counters & locks Cena in the Ankle Lock. HBK hits Kurt with the Super Kick to break up the Ankle Lock & then HBK pins Angle to eliminate him. Carlito & Masters take it to HBK & Cena as Kane waits to get out of his pod. Carlito throws HBK into the chains multiple times. Cena hits Masters with a clothesline but Carlito attacks Cena & they double team Cena. Kane gets released from his pod & takes it to Carlito & Masters. Kane squashes Carlito in the corner & then throws him to the outside. Kane hits Masters with a running power slam & then goes to the top rope but Masters Crotches him. Masters goes for a superplex but Kane pushes him off & hits the flying clothesline off the top rope. Kane then hits HBK with a chokeslam. Kane then hits Cena with a chokeslam. Kane goes to chokeslam Carlito on the outside but Masters saves him. Masters goes to lock Kane in the Master Lock but Kane fights out but Carlito hits Kane with a backstabber but Kane sits up. Carlito & Masters hit Kane with double DDT but Kane sits back up. Masters slams Carlito on top of Kane & they both pin Kane to eliminate him. Masters attacks Cena with punches as Carlito throws HBK to the outside. Carlito rams the face of HBK on the chains. Masters throws Cena to the outside & Carlito & Masters double team HBK but he fights back. HBK clotheslines Carlito to the outside & then clotheslines Masters to the outside. HBK hits Cena with a body slam & then an elbow drop from the top rope as all 4 men are down. HBK hits Cena with Sweet Chin Music but he then gets attacked by Carlito & Masters. Carlito hits HBK with a corkscrew DDT to eliminate HBK. Carlito & Masters double team Cena in the ring but Cena comes back with a double clothesline followed by multiple clotheslines to Carlito & Masters. Cena hits Masters with a suplex & then the reverse spinning backdrop on Carlito. Cena hits Carlito with the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. He goes to AA Carlito but Masters saves Carlito & throws Cena to the outside on the steel. Masters hits Cena with a DDT on the steel & then Masters goes in the ring to help Carlito up. They throw Cena into the chains together as Cena is bleeding. They both attack Cena with punches in the ring. They hit Cena with a double suplex. They hit Cena with a double back suplex off the top rope. Masters locks Cena in the Master Lock but from behind Carlito low blows Masters & then rolls him up to eliminate him. Cena then rolls up Carlito to win the match after 28 minutes.
After the match Mr. McMahon comes out & says to raise the Chamber because we have another WWE Title Match as Edge is cashing in his Money in the Bank Contract against John Cena right now.
Winner: John Cena Retains the WWE Title
Match Rating: *** ¼ out of 5
Edge vs. John Cena for the WWE Title – New Year’s Revolution 2006:
Edge attacks Cena in the corner with punches & kicks & then pins Cena for a near fall. Edge levels Cena with kicks to the head & body. Edge hits Cena with a spear for a near fall. Edge hits Cena with a second spear to win his first WWE Title after 106 seconds.
Winner: Edge Wins the WWE Title
Match Rating: ½ * out of 5
Todd Grisham is here with John Cena & Cena says there are many match types that punish your body but nothing compares to the Elimination Chamber. Cena says New Year’s Revolution 2006 was not one of his proudest nights.
CM Punk vs. Test vs. Lashley vs. Big Show vs. RVD vs. Hardcore Holly in an Extreme Elimination Chamber for the ECW Title – December to Dismember 2006:
Before the match Paul Heyman comes out & cuts a promo saying that ECW will live long after his death & it’s all thanks to him. Heyman says 6 of the top stars in ECW will put everything on the line to become ECW Champion.
Show (with a barbed wire bat), Punk (with a chair), Test (with a crowbar) & Lashley (with a table) get locked in the pods as RVD & Holly start. Holly & RVD lock up & RVD levels Holly with a kick to the face & then a clothesline. RVD then runs into a clothesline from Holly. Holly attacks RVD in the corner but RVD comes back with punches & then Holly throws RVD onto the steel. Holly goes to throw RVD into a pod but RVD counters with a kick & then goes to the top rope & jumps but Holly moves & RVD lands on the chains like Spiderman. RVD then jumps off the chains & Holly moves & RVD hits the ropes. Holly body slams RVD onto the steel. Holly throws RVD into the chains & then hits anther body slam on the steel. Holly goes to the top rope & jumps but lands on RVD’s boot. RVD hits rolling thunder over the top rope & lands on Holly who is lying on the steel. RVD goes for a suplex but Holly counters & suplexes RVD into the ring. Holly & RVD trade punches & then Holly hits RVD with a dropkick for a near fall as CM Punk gets released from his pod with his weapon. Punk takes it to Holly & RVD. Punk throws the chair at RVD but RVD throws it right back in his face. RVD monkey flips Punk onto the chair & then goes to kick Punk but Punk counters & leg drops RVD onto the chair. Punk hits Holly with a springboard dropkick. RVD is bleeding as Punk throws him head first into the chair between the turnbuckles. Holly then swings Punk into the chains for a near fall. Holly kicks Punk in the head multiple times & then hits a back drop for a near fall. Holly drops Punk belly first onto the ropes. Holly hits Punk with a superplex & all 3 men are down. Punk hits Holly with the running knee in the corner & then goes for a bulldog but runs into a kick from RVD as Test enters with the crowbar. Test attacks Punk & RVD with the crowbar. RVD hits Holly with multiple clotheslines & a kick & then hits Test with the chair in the head. RVD then hits the running dropkick with the chair to Punk sitting in the corner. RVD hits Punk with the frog splash to eliminate Punk. Test hits Holly with a kick to eliminate Holly. RVD hits Test with a kick off the top rope. RVD gives Big Show the finger & then climbs on his pod but Show grabs his leg & test hits RVD with multiple chair shots & then throws RVD off the pod. Test climbs up the pod & hits RVD with an elbow drop as RVD lies with the chair on his face to eliminate RVD. Test is alone in the ring for about a minute before Lashley gets released from his pod with his weapon. Heyman’s security keeps Lashley locked in his pod but Lashley uses the table to rip the chains on top of his pod & he climbs out of the top of the pod. Test climbs up but Lashley pushes him down & hits a clothesline off the top rope. Lashley attacks Tests & then throws him through a pod. In the ring Lashley levels Test with punches but Test comes back with his own punches. Test chokes Lashley in the corner with his boot. Lashley comes back with multiple clotheslines. Lashley then hits a suplex & then attacks Test with the crowbar. Lashley then spears Test to eliminate him. Now Lashley is alone for 75 seconds & throws weapons at the pod that Show is in & then Lashley waits for Show with a chair. Show comes out with his barb wire bat & Show swings with the bat but Lashley holds the chair to protect him. On the outside Show swings but Lashley moves & the bat is stuck in the chains. Lashley hits Show with the chair & then throws him into the chains multiple times. Lashley throws Show into a pod & Show is bleeding. Lashley attacks Show with punches in the pod. Show throws Lashley into the ring & then hits Lashley with a clothesline. Show goes for a chokeslam but Lashley counters with DDT. They trade punches & Show throws Lashley in the corner & Show goes for a splash but Lashley moves & then Lashley jumps off the ropes but Show catches him & goes for a power slam but Lashley hops off. Lashley then hits Show with a spear for the win in 25 minutes.
Winner: Lashley Wins the ECW Title
Match Rating: *** out of 5
Todd Grisham tells us that the Undertaker has been in many dangerous matches but it was not until 2008 that he would enter the Chamber.
Finlay vs. Undertaker vs. Batista vs. Great Khali vs. Big Daddy V vs. MVP in a World Title # 1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber – No Way Out 2008:
MVP, BDV, Finlay & Khali start in the pods as Batista & Undertaker start the match in the ring. They lock up & they trade punches & Batista throws UT in the corner & hits him with spears. UT throws Batista onto the steel & then rams his face in the chains. Batista kicks UT into the ring & then hits a clothesline for a near fall. UT attacks Batista in the corner with punches & kicks &then a choke. Batista comes back with kicks & punches. Batista & UT then hit each other with a boot & they are both down as BDV gets released from his pod. BDV comes in & just manhandles UT & Batista with clotheslines & chops. BDV hits UT with a body slam & then chops Batista in the corner. BDV then hits UT with a Samoan drop & then he steps on UT. BDV then hits Batista with a chop in the corner & then a body slam. BDV throws UT into the chains & the Chamber door opened & UT falls out of the Chamber. UT is back in the Chamber & BDV squashes him against the chains. BDV squashes Batista in the corner & then goes for a Samoan drop but Batista counters & hits a spinebuster on BDV. Batista then clotheslines BDV to the outside. UT hits BDV with a DDT on the outside & Batista pins BDV to eliminate him. Khali comes out of his pod & head-butts both men & then chops both men. Khali then attacks both men in the corner. UT hits Khali with punches & Khali goes for a chop but UT ducks & goes for a chokeslam but Khali counters & hits a Khali Bomb for a near fall. Khali then hits UT with a chop & locks the Vice Grip on Batista but Batista fights out & hits a spear. UT then locks Khali in Hell’s Gate & Khali taps. Khali is bleeding from the mouth as UT drags Batista on the steel & Finlay is released from his pod but runs into a kick from UT. UT throws Finlay in the corner & goes for a splash but Finlay moves. Finlay attacks both men & throws Batista to the outside. He then hits UT with the Celtic cross. Batista then drops Finlay on the steel & slingshots him into the chains. Batista & UT trade punches & then UT hits Batista with a clothesline. Finlay throws UT on the outside & then into the chains & then into the pods multiple times. Batista throws Finlay into the ring post. Batista then hits Finlay with a suplex for a near fall. MVP gets released from his pod & UT stands in front of his pod & UT attacks him in the pod. Batista throws UT in the corner & hits him with spears & then a clothesline. Batista then runs into a kick from UT & MVP hits Batista with the Drive By & then a kick to UT in the corner for a near fall. MVP chokes Finlay with his chain & then he hits UT with it multiple times for a near fall. MVP then hits Finlay & Batista with kick as UT us bleeding. MVP levels UT with multiple punches & then MVP climbs on top of the pod but UT chokeslams MVP off the pod & Finlay pins MVP to eliminate him. UT goes for an elbow drop but Finlay moves. Hornswoggle sneaks in a hole in the Chamber & slides Finlay his shillelagh. Finlay uses it to attacks UT & Batista. Batista then goes for a Batista Bomb but Finlay hits Batista with the shillelagh. UT chokeslams Finlay onto the steel & eliminates Finlay. Batista is bleeding as he trades punches with UT. Batista hits UT with a Batista Bomb for a near fall. Batista levels UT with punches in the corner but UT then hits Batista with a Last Ride for a near fall. UT goes for a tombstone but Batista counters & throws UT onto the steel. Batista rams the face of UT in the chains. Batista throws UT into the chains face first. Batista goes for a power slam but UT counters & tombstones Batista in the ring to win after 29 minutes.
Winner: Undertaker Wins the World Title # 1 Contender’s Chamber Match
Match Rating: *** ½ out of 5
Todd Grisham tells us that No Way Out 2008 started a tradition of having a Raw Chamber Match & a SmackDown Chamber Match every year.
Umaga vs. HHH vs. HBK vs. JBL vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Jericho in a WWE Title # 1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber – No Way Out 2008:
Umaga, HHH, JBL & Hardy start in the pods as HBK & Jericho start off in the ring. They lock up & HBK hits Y2J with a shoulder block & then they trade chops. Some back & forth action with many near falls by both men. Y2J hits HBK with a clothesline & then a back breaker. Jericho hits HBK with punches & chops but HBK come back with a flying forearm & pop up followed by an atomic drop & body slam. HBK goes for the elbow drop but Y2J puts his knees up. Y2J then hits HBK with a bulldog & goes for the lionsault but HBK gets his knees up but Y2J goes for the Walls of Jericho but HBK counters & goes for the sharpshooter but Y2J counters it into a roll up for a near fall. Y2J then hits HBK with a kick & elbow drop for a near fall. They hit each other with a cross body & they are both down as Umaga gets released from his pod. Umaga attacks both men & throws Jericho to the outside on the steel. Umaga then hits both men with a double clothesline. He then goes to Samoa Drop Y2J but HBK stop it but Umaga picks them both up & hits a double Samoan Drop. Umaga kicks HBK to the outside & then he head-butts Y2J. Umaga then climbs the chains & drops on the back of HBK outside the ring multiple times. Y2J hits Umaga with chops but Umaga drop him with an uppercut & then goes for a head-butt from the top rope but Y2J moves. HBK is now bleeding but he hits an elbow drop to the back of Umaga. Y2J locks Umaga in the Walls of Jericho & HBK locks a cross face on Umaga but JBL comes out of his pod & saves Umaga. He hits Y2J & HBK with kicks, clotheslines & punches. JBL hits Y2J with a neck breaker & then throws HBK to the outside. JBL attacks Y2J in the corner with punches & kicks. He then hits Y2J with a boot & elbow drop for a near fall. Umaga throws HBK into the chains & then body slams HBK on the steel as Y2J hits JBL with a tornado DDT for a near fall. JBL then back drops Y2J to the outside. Umaga throws HBK into the corner & hits lands with his belly on the top turnbuckle & then Umaga kicks him to the outside. HHH gets released from his pod & he goes right after Umaga & JBL with punches. HHH hits both men with a face buster & then throws Umaga into JBL. HHH hits Y2J with a spinebuster & then a spinebuster to Umaga followed by DDT to JBL. Umaga goes to splash HHH in the corner but HHH moves & throws Umaga over the turnbuckle & he hits the pod & falls to the outside. Y2J hits HH with a bulldog but misses the Lionsault. HHH goes for a pedigree on Y2J but JBL hits HHH with a clothesline. Y2J then hits JBL with a code breaker to eliminate JBL. All 4 men are down as JBL comes back in with a chair & hits Umaga, HBK & Y2J in the head with chair shots. Jericho is bleeding as everyone is down when Hardy gets released from his pod. Umaga gets up but Hardy attacks him. Hardy attacks all 4 men & then hops of the back of Jericho to dropkick Umaga in the corner. DX throws Hardy in the corner but he hits them with Whisper in the Wind. Umaga then kicks Hardy in the face. Umaga then attacks everyone & puts HHH in the tree of woe. HBK chops Umaga but Umaga throws HBK into HHH & then hits HHH with a running head-butt. Umaga kicks Y2J to the outside & then sends HHH to the outside. Umaga hits Y2J with the Samoan Wrecking Ball & they go through the pod. They go back inside & HBK hits Umaga with the Super Kick then Y2J hits Umaga with a code breaker followed by HHH giving Umaga a pedigree. Hardy then climbs on top of the pod & hits a Swanton Bomb to eliminate Umaga. HBK hits Y2J with Sweet Chin Music & Hardy pins Y2J to eliminate him. Hardy hits HBK with a Twist of Fate but then HHH throws Hardy to the outside. HHH hits HBK with a pedigree to eliminate him. In the ring Hardy trades punches with HHH but HHH gets control & throws Hardy to the outside, Hardy throws him into the chains & then hits HHH with DDT on the steel. Hardy attacks HHH with punches & then throws him into the chains multiple times. HHH is bleeding as Hardy jumps off the top rope but HHH kicks him. HHH goes for the pedigree but Hardy back drops him into the ring. Hardy goes for the Swanton Bomb off the top rope but HHH moves & hits Hardy with a pedigree but Hardy kicks out. HHH goes for a pedigree on the chair but Hardy counters with a low blow & goes for the Twist of Fate but HHH counters it. HHH hits Hardy with a pedigree on the chair to win the match in 24 minutes.
Winner: HHH Wins the WWE Title # 1 Contender’s Chamber Match
Match Rating: **** ¼ out of 5
Sadly we started off with 2 not so good Chamber matches. In the WWE Title Chamber there were not many spots at all. The end with Edge cashing in is more memorable than the Chamber Match. The Extreme Elimination Chamber Match was not as bad as many people believe. It was good & had some cool spots but is still the worst Chamber Match on the set. The World Title # 1 Contender’s Chamber Match was good with some nice spots but the WWE # 1 Contender’s Match at No Way Out 2008 was better with great spots like the Swanton off the pod. In the World Title # 1 Contender’s Chamber Match the chokeslams on MVP & Finlay were unbelievable.
Well that’s all for Part 2 but don’t worry cause I’ll be back soon to look at the final part of this DVD set. Also we will get a final grade for the whole set next time so you won’t want to miss it.