Elimination Chamber: Bray Wyatt wins WWE Championship
He’s got the whole world in his hands, and also a world title. Bray Wyatt has survived the Elimination Chamber to capture the WWE Championship.
Wyatt eliminated John Cena with Sister Abigail to end Cena’s 16th world title reign and guarantee a new champion leave Phoenix, Arizona.
Cena’s exit left Wyatt to battle former titleholder AJ Styles with the WWE Championship on the line.
Both the Elimination Chamber and its combatants looked worse for wear by the end of the night.
Baron Corbin was the first man forced out of the Chamber, eliminated by Dean Ambrose. The Lone Wolf retaliated by smashing Ambrose through one of the plexiglass pods used to contain Superstars.
The Miz was the next to go thanks to a John Cena AA. Wyatt then eliminated Cena with Sister Abigail, leaving The Eater of Worlds to go it alone against AJ Styles.
Styles, who started the Elimination Chamber against John Cena some 30 minutes earlier, attempted to finish Wyatt with a springboard 450 Splash. Wyatt blocked the move with his knees.
Wyatt plucked Styles from the air during a Phenomenal Forearm attempt and drove him to the mat with Sister Abigail.
“Welcome to hell, SmackDown,” JBL boomed from the commentary table as Wyatt covered Styles to claim the WWE Championship, his first singles title in WWE.
WWE Elimination Chamber Results:
- Mojo Rawley def. Curt Hawkins
- Becky Lynch def. Mickie James
- 2-on-1 Handicap Match:
Apollo Crews & Kalisto def. Dolph Ziggler
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship, Tag Team Turmoil:
American Alpha (c) def. The Ascension, Breezango, Heath Slater & Rhyno, The Usos and The Vaudevillains
- Double Count-Out: Natalya vs. Nikki Bella
- Randy Orton def. Luke Harper
- SmackDown Women’s Championship:
Naomi def. Alexa Bliss (c)
- WWE Championship, Elimination Chamber:
Bray Wyatt def. AJ Styles, Baron Corbin, Dean Ambrose, John Cena (c) and The Miz