On Sunday, May 31, 2015, WWE will present WWE Elimination Chamber 2015, live at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST at the American Bank Center in Corpus Cristi, Texas. For those who are unable to attend it live, it will be available for viewing exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.
However, the Inquisitr understands not everyone in the WWE Universe (or wrestling community in general) will be able to spend three hours to watch WWE Elimination Chamber 2015. Therefore, results will be presented live as they become available.
Similar to past WWE pay-per-views, the WWE is providing one courtesy to those who do not have a paid subscription to the WWE Network. One hour before the official pay-per-view, WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 Kickstart will take place. The first part is a panel of WWE personalities and commentators, most likely Renee Young, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton, discussing the matches in WWE Elimination Chamber 2015.
After that, The Miz will host a special edition of Miz TV. Daniel Bryan will be the special guest as he talks about his new role on WWE Tough Enough. Also, it is rumored there will be a handicap match in which Daniel Bryan will face off against both Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Once again, this is just a rumor and if it does happen, will most likely be short due to Bryan’s injuries.
The WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 Kickstart can be viewed not only on the WWE Network, but also on WWE’s official website, WWE App, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Pheed, and Pinterest, one hour before the actual pay-per-view.
Prior to this, the Inquisitr reported on the latest news leading up to WWE Elimination Chamber 2015, which may or may not assist in fan predictions on what will take place. Select articles are listed below for your reading.
- Will Bray Wyatt replace Rusev due to the latter’s injury?
- What are the predictions for Kevin Owens versus John Cena?
It should also be noted that WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 is a peculiar pay-per-view. First off, this is the first pay-per-view in the Elimination Chamber series to happen in May. Usually, this occurs in February as the first stop to Wrestlemania. Rumors went wild on why it didn’t happen then, mostly centered on the WWE’s lack of funds. Another peculiar point is that WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 is happening just two weeks after WWE Payback 2015. This may be a means for WWE to make pay-per-views a mid-month special. Right now, pay-per-views air at the end of the month.
Nevertheless, the following match card shown below is what is provided at this moment and can change for any reason. As mentioned earlier, the Inquisitr will update this article with the latest results as they become available LIVE!
Neville vs. Bo Dallas — This is surely going to be a show of what the NXT alumni can do in the WWE. This is a “main roster rematch” for both of them. Historically, Neville is the one who sent Bo Dallas packing from NXT in a match that determined if Dallas would continue working for the developmental brand. Now that both are on the main roster, this match is surely to delight, especially NXT fans who see nostalgia from the first time Neville and Bo Dallas square off for the NXT Heavyweight Championship.
RESULT: Neville defeats Bo Dallas via pinfall after the Red Arrow.
Nikki Bella vs. Paige vs. Naomi (WWE Divas Championship) – This is a triple threat match for the divas championship. This is WWE’s “family vs. family” storyline in which Naomi has teamed up with Tamina (cousins through marriage) and the Bella Twins. Paige seems to be thrown in as the “lone wolf.” Still, I think the match will go to Naomi since WWE is starting to push her.
RESULT: Nikki Bella retains the WWE Divas Championship via pinfall after connecting with the Rack Attack on Naomi.
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose – What is unique about this match is the fact it is former Shield members going against each other. This is a basic singles match with the exception of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship being on the line. Given the fact that Ambrose is the face, he is favored to win. However, with more prominent pay-per-views coming up, Rollins may retain for a bigger match at those.
RESULT: Dean Ambrose defeats Seth Rollins via disqualification. Therefore Rollins retains the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Elimination Chamber (WWE Intercontinental Championship) – This is one of two Elimination Chamber matches and it is for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship, the one Daniel Bryan had to surrender. The wrestlers in this match are Sheamus, Ryback, R-Truth, King Barrett, Rusev, and Dolph Ziggler. The story aspect of the match is mostly between Rusev and Dolph Ziggler but with Rusev possibly out with an injury, the winner for this match is now up in the air.
RESULT: Ryback wins the WWE Intercontinental Championship via pinfall after connecting with Shellshock on Sheamus.
Elimination Chamber (WWE Tag Team Championship) — This is the second Elimination Chamber match and it is for the WWE Tag Team Championship. It will consists of tag teams The New Day, Lucha Dragons, Tyson Kidd and Cesaro, Prime Time Players, Ascension, and Los Matadores. This is the first time tag teams were used for an Elimination Chamber match so this can be pretty interesting.
RESULT: The New Day retains the WWE Tag Team Championship via pinfall after Kofi Kingston connects with Trouble in Paradise on Titus O’Neil.
John Cena vs. Kevin Owns – Despite the fact this pay-per-view highlights the Elimination Chamber, this Champion vs. Champion match is probably the most anticipated match of the night. Now to be fair, this match will most likely not end the pay-per-view (the Elimination Chamber matches will most likely do that), but this is the one everyone is looking forward to. For weeks, Owens has decimated John Cena. The question is if he’ll do the same to Cena at this venue. It is predicted he will since Owens is being marketed as this cold and conniving man who will do anything to keep his title for the sake of his family.
RESULT: Kevin Owens defeats John Cena via pinfall after the Pop-Up (Lights Out!) Powerbomb.
[Image via WWE Elimination Chamber 2015]