Elimination Chamber 2021 closed with a surprise: The Miz cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and won the WWE Championship off Drew McIntyre. He did so with the help of Bobby Lashley, who after losing his US Championship looks to feud with Drew McIntyre heading into WrestleMania.
It capped off a strong pay-per-view, which opened with a fantastic Elimination Chamber match won by Daniel Bryan. In what would become a theme of the show, Bryan was immediatey defeated by Universal Champion Roman Reigns in the bout that followed.
Elsewhere, Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair failed to capture the Women’s Tag Team Championships, and Riddle won the US title by pinning John Morrison.
Keep reading for a full recap of Elimination Chamber.
The Miz cashes in, becomes WWE Champion
Bobby Lashley ambushed Drew McIntyre after the Chamber, destroying him outside the ring and then putting him in the Hurt Lock. Miz’s music played and he ran into the ring, officially cashing in his Money in the Bank contract.
The bell rings. Miz got a two count following a DDT, but got the win following a Skull Crushing Finale. The show goes off the air as The Miz celebrates his championship win.
Drew McIntyre retains WWE Championship
In the main event of the show, Drew McIntyre retained his WWE Championship by winning the Elimination Chamber match. McIntyre last eliminated AJ Styles to retain his championship.
The match built up to a showdown between Sheamus and McIntyre, with Sheamus being the final entrant in the match. Sheamus eliminated Kofi Kingston with a Brogue Kick, and McIntyre eliminated Jeff Hardy with a Claymore Kick, so it looked like the two would clear house and battle to close the bout. That wasn’t to be, as Sheamus was pinned by AJ Styles following a Phenomenal Forearm.
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