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WWE Elimination Chamber 2017 Results

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Finally, our long national nightmare is over and Bray Wyatt is, at last, WWE World Champion.  In the climax to last night’s Elimination Chamber match and PPV, the Eater of Worlds eliminated then-WWE World Champion John Cena and former WWE World Champion AJ Styles to win the richest prize in Sports Entertainment.  Wyatt is now slated to face Royal Rumble Winner and tag team partner Randy Orton at WrestleMania.  Let’s run down the Chamber match and the rest of the evening of graps action.

Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE World Championship: Bray Wyatt defeated John Cena, AJ Styles, The Miz, Baron Corbin, & Dean Ambrose 

AJ Styles and John Cena started the match, packing a mini version of their Royal Rumble match into the first period of action before being joined by the third entrant, Dean Ambrose.  Ambrose wasted no time upping the craziness by being the first man of the evening to jump off of the roof of one of the pods in the redesigned Chamber.  Speaking of the “all-new” Chamber, the re-design made for some excellent camera angles during the broadcast including an excellent moment with Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles smashing each other into new clear portions of plexiglass above each pod.

Next into the Chamber was the eventual winner Bray Wyatt at #4, followed by Baron Corbin at #5.  Corbin had a dominant run in the match laying out Cena, Ambrose, Styles, & Wyatt before taunting and waiting on the Miz to enter the match at #6.  As the Miz demured, Dean Ambrose was able to roll up Corbin for the first elimination of the match. Corbin, upset with the elimination, raged against Dean Ambrose by slamming him into a pod and hitting the End of Days to set up Ambrose for the second elimination by the Miz. Corbin is now positioned either in the short-term or for WrestleMania as an Intercontinental Championship challenger.

With the Miz falling to John Cena as the third elimination we were down to the final three of Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles, & John Cena.  After a number of near-falls between Styles & Cena trading finishers, Cena attempted to finish off both men with a dive from atop a Chamber pod.  Seemingly in control, Cena attempted to AA Wyatt, only to be countered into Sister Abigail for the elimination.

Down to Wyatt & Styles, after an excellent sequence of back and forth moves, Styles attempted a Phenomenal Forearm but was caught and hit with a Sister Abigail for the victory.  After the match, Wyatt and now challenger Randy Orton stared each other down from their respective positions in the Chamber and on the stage.

Overall, the match was excellent and the retooled Chamber looked great on television.  Wyatt’s coronation as champion was strong and smartly done as he eliminated the current champion and the former long-time champion, making him the clear legitimate title holder.

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The Morning Roundup 10/10/16: No Mercy

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No Mercy Results – WWE

Luke Harper returned to distract Randy Orton long enough for Bray Wyatt to nail him with Sister Abigail and score a victory over the Viper in the show-closing match of No Mercy.  Why didn’t I call it the main event you ask? Because WWE opened last night’s event with the match labeled “The Main Event”, as AJ Styles defeated John Cena & Dean Ambrose by pinning Cena after a chair shot. Earlier in the match, Styles tapped to a double submission by Ambrose and Cena, causing the referee to restart the match. And in the other standout match of the evening, Dolph Ziggler captured his 5th Intercontinental Championship, keeping his career going in the process, against The Miz. Another solid show all around for the blue brand.

Lynch Pulled from No Mercy – Cageside Seats

Becky Lynch did not defend her Women’s Championship as scheduled due to an undisclosed medical reason that is not in-ring related and not serious. Her match with Alexa Bliss has been rescheduled for the November 8th Smackdown Live in Glasgow, Scotland.

Hell In A Cell Matches – Wrestling INC

Just like that, we’re on to the next one. In three weeks, Hell In A Cell takes place on the WWE Network from Boston, MA, and two new matches were made official during the No Mercy broadcast.  Joining Rusev vs. Reigns in a Hell In A Cell match will be two championship rematches: Charlotte vs. Sasha for the Women’s Championship and Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins.

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The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show: Will TNA be #DELETED?

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Grab your extraordinary xylophone and prepare yourself for an all-new Chad Dukes Wrestling Show! Chad Dukes, Loud Goat and Thom discuss if TNA can survive, The New Day, The Miz, Bray vs. Orton, and TJ Perkins’ gimmick on this week’s episode. #BelieveInTheWide

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The Morning Roundup 8/31/16

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ROH Adds Six-Man Championship – ROH Wrestling

Ring of Honor will be introducing a new Six-Man Tag Team Championship with a tournament beginning at All Star Extravaganza 8.  Teams announced so far include The Bullet Club, The Cabinet, and Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Kamaitachi.  With the popularity of six-man matches in Mexico (see also Lucha Underground) I’d expect some of the talent coming to ROH from new partner CMLL will be involved in the division as well as the teams in New Japan’s NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Division.

Alberto Del Rio On The Outs Again – Wrestling INC

Wrestling INC is reporting that Alberto Del Rio gave notice to WWE 60 Days ago and will not be returning once his wellness policy suspension is completed.   Things seemed to go south with Del Rio rather rapidly after the dissolution of the League of Nations and then he and Paige, who he has been romantically linked, being drafted to separate shows.

SmackDown Tournament Semifinals Set – WWE

After The Hype Bros defeat of The Vaudevillains and Rhyno & Heath Slater’s victory over the returning Headbangers, the semifinals in the tournament to crown SmackDown Tag Team Champions are set.  Next week, American Alpha faces the Usos and Hype Bros square off with Rhyno & Heath Slater.  C’mon Rhyno & Slater, Beulah needs a double wide and an in-ground pool.  The winners of next week’s matches will meet in the Finals at BackLash.

Orton-Wyatt/Ziggler-Miz at BackLash – WWE

Also coming out of last night’s SmackDown Live, The Eater of Worlds will face The Viper at BackLash.  This matchup is a sticky wicket as both men need to gain some momentum, Wyatt, fresh off another Family breakup and Orton, fresh off a Brock Lesnar thrashing.  In addition, Dolph Ziggler will challenge The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship.

VIDEO: The Miz Verbally Snaps on SmackDown GM Daniel Bryan on Talking Smack

While SmackDown Live is at a bit of a programming disadvantage, due to the extra hour Raw receives on the USA Network each week, it has more than made up for it with their new WWE Network post-show Talking Smack.

If you haven’t been watching, Talking Smack is hosted by Renee Young and Daniel Bryan and operates in a similar vein to scripted television post shows like Talking Dead and their ilk, while also featuring relevant guests from that week’s episode.  Most notably from the first few weeks of the show is the looser tone from traditional WWE programming, bringing real-world issues into their storytelling, like the fans negative reactions to the Usos, and often including Daniel Bryan often slipping in comments that tow the line between storylines and real life feelings.

From publicly criticizing the Universal Championship name to calling Brock Lesnar and the stars of Raw “lazy,” to being offended by Cena’s comments on Styles having to go back to independent wrestling, Daniel Bryan has slung his fair share of dirt on the program.  Last night, The Miz slung back.

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