WWE Elimination Chamber 2018, results & video highlights
With many highs and a few lows, RAW is less than six weeks away from WrestleMania 34. The directions for WrestleMania are beginning to look more and more clear, and here's what went down.
First-ever Women's Elimination Chamber match - WWE RAW Women's Championship
The entrants to the pods were Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Mickie James and Mandy Rose. That meant that Bayley and Sonya DeVille started the match.
The crowd started hot, chanting for Bayley. In the early going, she threw Sonya DeVille against the door. Mandy Rose was the first to exit the pod, and Bayley quickly and smartly attacked Mandy Rose in between two ropes and even took out DeVille. She handled herself well two-on-one until she got a slick smack to the face by Mandy Rose and an incredible spear from DeVille.
Absolution quickly got the advantage and started teaming up, even slamming Bayley over three times into the chains of the Chamber. After a jumping knee strike to the head of Bayley by Mandy Rose, they placed her hands through the chains and ambushed her. Luckily for Bayley, Sasha Banks was entry #2 in the Chamber. The Boss took out Sonya DeVille and Mandy Rose.
Sasha and Bayley began working together and they slammed DeVille viciously against the chains of the Chamber.
Mandy Rose attacked Bayley and threw Banks in the ring. Unfortunately for her, The Boss countered her quick into a Bank Statement and Bayley took out DeVille before she could save her. Mandy was forced to tap.
Mandy Rose was eliminated by Sasha Banks
Mickie James was entry #3. The veteran was able to take everyone out and she attempted a climb to the top of a pod and even fought off Bayley to jump from the top of the pod onto Sonya DeVille, pinning and eliminating her.
Sonya DeVille was eliminated by Mickie James
There was no rest for Mickie as she was attacked by Sasha Banks and then given a Bayley-to-Belly, getting eliminated.
Mickie James was eliminated by Bayley
Bayley and Sasha Banks took their time to catch a breath and decided to team up against Alexa Bliss. The countdown had finished and she first tried to force shut the pod and then climb up the chamber to escape the duo.
She was ambushed wherever she went, and when she was on top of a pod, Sasha Banks kicked Bayley down, truly making it every woman for herself.
The trio battled it out and an incredible sequence saw Bayley hit the Bayley-to-Belly from the second turnbuckle, only to get rolled up and pinned by Alexa Bliss.
Bayley was eliminated by Alexa Bliss
It was down to Sasha Banks and the champion Alexa Bliss. Another incredible sequence saw Alexa Bliss hit a twisted bliss from the top of a pod onto Sasha Banks, only for The Boss to catch her right into a bank statement outside the ropes. She rolled her into the ring but Alexa managed to stand up.
When Sasha next found herself on the top turnbuckle, Alexa smashed her against the pod and hit a top rope DDT, winning the match.
Alexa Bliss last eliminated Sasha Banks to retain the RAW Women's Championship
After the match, Alexa Bliss was interviewed by Renee Young, and she faked an emotional speech about inspiring little girls before declaring that none of them could accomplish what she did