2018 WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER PPV PARTICIPANTS’ HISTORY

As I do every month, it’s time to look at this weekend’s WWE Elimination Chamber Pay-Per-View and see the history of all of the participants. To see the entire history of the Elimination Chamber PPV, visit the Chamber History Page here & for the history of the actual Elimination Chamber Match, go here. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

Since no Kickoff Match has been announced, here are the facts about it. The only 2 wrestlers on the Raw roster to compete in a Kickoff Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV are Curt Hawkins, who competed in 2017, and Goldust & Curtis Axel, who competed in 2014. If Hawkins competes, he will be the 1st wrestler since Cody Rhodes/Stardust in 2014 & 2015 to compete in back-to-back Kickoff Matches.

 

Since no Opening Match has been announced, here are the facts about it. If a Women’s Match opens up the Elimination Chamber PPV, it will be the 2nd year in a row a Women’s Match opened up, as Becky Lynch VS Mickie James opened in 2017. If the Tag Team Title Match opens up the Elimination Chamber PPV, it will be the 1st Tag Title Match to open an Elimination Chamber PPV since the Tag Team Chamber Match in 2015. If Hardy VS Wyatt opens up, it will be the 1st Non-Title regular Singles Match to open the Elimination Chamber PPV since Kofi Kingston VS Alberto Del Rio in 2011 & 1st singles match since Big E VS Jack Swagger for the Intercontinental Title in 2014. If a Chamber Match opens up the Elimination Chamber PPV, it will be the 1st since the Tag Team Chamber Match in 2015 & 4th Chamber Match overall to open up the PPV. The only wrestlers to compete in an opening match at an Elimination Chamber PPV are Mickie James, who opened in 2017, Cesaro & Titus O’Neil, who opened in 2015, The Miz, who opened in 2012, & John Cena & Sheamus, who opened in 2010.

 

This will be the 1st Elimination Chamber PPV since 2015 to not have a WWE Championship Match & the 2nd year in a row that the Intercontinental Championship is not defended, as the Intercontinental Champion is competing in the Elimination Chamber Match.

 

WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP #1 CONTENDER’S 7-MAN ELIMNATION CHAMBER MATCH: FINN BALOR VS JOHN CENA VS ROMAN REIGNS VS SETH ROLLINS VS ELIAS VS WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION THE MIZ VS BRAUN STROWMAN

This will be the 21st or 22nd Elimination Chamber Match in History & 2nd year in a row. This will be the 12th or 13th Elimination Chamber Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV & 8th straight PPV, but there was no Chamber PPV in 2016. This will be the 5th time that an Elimination Chamber Match will be the main event of an Elimination Chamber PPV & 2nd year in a row. This will be the 1st time since 2015 that there will be 2 Chamber Matches on an Elimination Chamber PPV. This will be the 5th #1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match & 1st since 2013 & the 1st ever to have 7 participants. This will be the 2nd year in a row that only 2 participants will have previous Chamber experience, as John Cena will be competing in his 7th Chamber Match & 2nd year in a row, making him the wrestler with the 2nd most Chamber Match Appearances, behind Chris Jericho, who has 8, & 1 more ahead of Triple H & Randy Orton, who have 6, & The Miz, who will be competing in his 3rd Chamber Mach & 2nd year in a row. This will be John Cena’s 9th match at an Elimination Chamber PPV, & 8th Elimination Chamber PPV in a row, not counting 2016, keeping him as the only wrestler to compete at every Elimination Chamber PPV. It will be his 5th Chamber Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV. In his 6 Chamber Matches overall, John Cena has entered at every number but #3 & was #6 twice. He has 5 eliminations in his Chamber Match career. He can tie The Undertaker (6) with 1 more, Triple H (7) with 2 more, or Chris Jericho (10), with 5 more. This will be The Miz’s 6th Elimination Chamber PPV & 2nd in a row. All 3 of his Chamber Matches have taken place at the Elimination Chamber PPV. In his 2 Chamber Matches, The Miz has entered at 5 & 6, making him the 7th wrestler to enter the match at either #1 or #6. He has never eliminated anyone in a Chamber match. This will be Finn Balor’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut. This will be Roman Reigns’ 3rd Elimination Chamber PPV & 1st since 2014. This will be Seth Rollins’ 4th Elimination Chamber PPV & 1st since 2015. This will be Elias’ Elimination Chamber PPV debut. This will be Braun Strowman’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut. This will be Balor, Elias, Rollins, Reigns, & Strowman’s Elimination Chamber Match debut, making it the 2nd year in a row that 4 participants made their Chamber debut in the same match & the 1st time ever that 5 participants made their Chamber debut. If one of them win, it will be the 6th or 7th time someone won in their Chamber debut & 2nd year in a row. If John Cena wins, it will be his 4th win, tying him with Triple H for most wins in Chamber History. If The Miz wins, he will join Kofi Kingston as the only wrestler to win the Chamber on his 3rd try. The winner has been the 1st entrant 3 times, the 2nd entrant once, the 3rd entrant twice, the 4th entrant 3 times, the 5th entrant 6 times, & the 6th entrant 5 times. The Winner has won by eliminating 1 participant 9 times, 2 participants 10 times, & 3 participants once. It will be John Cena & The Miz’s 2nd Elimination Chamber PPV main event in a row, & Cena’s 5th overall, giving him the most Elimination Chamber PPV main events in History. It will be Seth Rollins’ 2nd Elimination Chamber PPV main event & 1st since 2015. It will be everyone else’s 1st Elimination Chamber PPV main event.

 

Finn Balor (0-0-0)

This will be Balor’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

John Cena (3-5-0)

  1. Defeated Ted DiBiase, Triple H, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, & WWE Champion Sheamus to win the title in an Elimination Chamber Match (2/21/10)
  2. Lost the WWE Championship to Batista (2/21/10)
  3. Defeated John Morrison, Randy Orton, CM Punk, R-Truth, & Sheamus in a WWE Championship #1 Contendership Elimination Chamber Match (2/20/11)
  4. Defeated Kane in an Ambulance Match (2/19/12)
  5. With Ryback & Sheamus lost to The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, & Seth Rollins) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (2/17/13)
  6. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton along with Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Christian, & Sheamus in an Elimination Chamber Match (2/23/14)
  7. Lost to NXT Champion Kevin Owens in a Non-Title Champion VS Champion Match (5/31/15)
  8. Lost the WWE Championship to Bray Wyatt along with WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, Baron Corbin, The Miz, & AJ Styles in an Elimination Chamber Match (2/12/17)

 

Roman Reigns (1-1-0)

  1. With Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins as The Shield defeated John Cena, Ryback, & Sheamus in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (2/17/13)
  2. With Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins as The Shield lost to The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, & Bray Wyatt) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (2/23/14)

 

Seth Rollins (1-2-0)

  1. With Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns as The Shield defeated John Cena, Ryback, & Sheamus in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (2/17/13)
  2. With Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins as The Shield lost to The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, & Bray Wyatt) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (2/23/14)
  3. Lost to Dean Ambrose by Disqualification (5/31/15)

 

Elias (0-0-0)

This will be Elias’ Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

The Miz (2-3-0)

  1. Defeated MVP to retain the WWE United States Championship (2/21/10)
  2. Defeated Jerry Lawler to retain the WWE Championship (2/20/11)
  3. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk along with Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, & Dolph Ziggler in an Elimination Chamber Match (2/19/12)
  4. Lost to WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro by Disqualification (2/17/13)
  5. Lost to Bray Wyatt along with WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, WWE Champion John Cena, Baron Corbin, & AJ Styles in an Elimination Chamber Match (2/12/17)

 

Braun Strowman (0-0-0)

This will be Braun Strowman’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

6-WOMAN ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH FOR THE WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: SASHA BANKS VS BAYLEY VS MICKIE JAMES VS WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION ALEXA BLISS VS SONYA DEVILLE VS MANDY ROSE

This will be the 21st or 22nd Elimination Chamber Match in History & 2nd year in a row. This will be the 12th or 13th Elimination Chamber Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV & 8th straight PPV, but there was no Chamber PPV in 2016. This will be the 1st time since 2015 that there will be 2 Elimination Chamber Matches at an Elimination Chamber PPV. This will be the 1st time that a Women’s Title will be defended in an Elimination Chamber & the 1st Women’s Chamber Match. Titles have changed hands 9 times inside the Elimination Chamber, with the last title change being the WWE Title in 2017. This will be the 6th Diva’s/Women’s Title Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV & 6th Chamber PPV in a row, but 2nd year in a row, since there was no Chamber PPV in 2016. The Diva’s/Women’s Title has changed hands only once at an Elimination Chamber PPV, in 2017. The 6 women making their debut, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Sonya Deville, Mickie James, & Mandy Rose, will be the 1st time since the very 1st Elimination Chamber Match in 2002 that all 6 participants will be making their Chamber debuts & it is guaranteed that this will be the 6th time that someone will win in their Chamber debut & 2nd year in a row. This will be Bliss’ 2nd Elimination Chamber PPV in a row & 2nd Women’s Title Match in a row at an Elimination Chamber PPV. This will be Mickie James’ 2nd Elimination Chamber PPV in a row & 1st Women’s Title Match at a Chamber PPV. This will be Sasha Banks, Bayley, Sonya Deville, & Mandy Rose’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut.

 

Sasha Banks (0-0-0)

This will be Sasha Banks’ Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

Bayley (0-0-0)

This will be Bayley’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

Mickie James (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Becky Lynch (2/12/17)

 

Alexa Bliss (0-1-0)

  1. Lost the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship to Naomi (2/12/17)

 

Sonya Deville (0-0-0)

This will be Sonya Deville’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

Mandy Rose (0-0-0)

This will be Mandy Rose’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: TITUS WORLDWIDE (APOLLO & TITUS O’NEIL) VS WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS CESARO & SHEAMUS

This will be the 5th Tag Team Championship Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV & 3rd PPV in a row, but there was no Chamber PPV in 2016. This will be the 1st regular Tag Team Title Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV since 2014.The Tag Team Titles have only changed once at an Elimination Chamber PPV, with the title change taking place in 2011. This will be Apollo’s 2nd Elimination Chamber PPV in a row & 1st Tag Team Title Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV. This will be Titus O’Neil’s 3rd Elimination Chamber PPV & 1st since 2015. It will be his 2nd Tag Team Title Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV & 1st since 2015. This will be the 2nd time that O’Neil & Cesaro will be wrestling each other for the Tag Team Titles at an Elimination Chamber PPV, as they did in 2015. This will be Cesaro’s 4th Elimination Chamber PPV & 1st since 2015. It will be his 2nd Tag Team Title Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV & 1st since 2015. This will be Sheamus’ 6th Elimination Chamber PPV & 1st since 2015. It will be his 1st Tag Team Title Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV.

 

Apollo/Apollo Crews (1-0-0)

  1. With Kalisto defeated Dolph Ziggler in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (2/12/17)

 

Titus O’Neil (1-1-0)

  1. Defeated Darren Young (2/23/14)
  2. With Darren Young as The Primetime Players lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), & The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto) in an Elimination Chamber Match (5/31/15)

 

Cesaro/Antonio Cesaro (1-2-0)

  1. (As Antonio Cesaro) Defeated The Miz by Disqualification to retain the WWE United States Championship (2/17/13)
  2. (As Cesaro) Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton along with Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Christian, & Sheamus (2/23/14)
  3. With Tyson Kidd lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) in an Elimination Chamber Match (5/31/15)

 

Sheamus (0-5-0)

  1. Lost the WWE Championship to John Cena along with Ted DiBiase, Triple H, Kofi Kingston, & Randy Orton in an Elimination Chamber Match (2/21/10)
  2. Lost to John Cena along with John Morrison, Randy Orton, CM Punk, & R-Truth in a WWE Championship #1 Contendership Elimination Chamber Match (2/20/11)
  3. With John Cena & Ryback lost to The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, & Seth Rollins) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (2/17/13)
  4. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton along with Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Cesaro, & Christian in an Elimination Chamber Match (2/23/14)
  5. Lost to Ryback along with King Barrett, Mark Henry, R-Truth, & Dolph Ziggler in an Elimination Chamber Match for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (5/31/15)

 

IF NIA JAX WINS, SHE WILL JOIN ASUKA IN THE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH AT WRESTLEMANIA: ASUKA VS NIA JAX

This will be both Asuka & Nia Jax’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut. This will be the 2nd year in a row that there will be multiple women’s matches at an Elimination Chamber PPV.

 

Asuka (0-0-0)

This will be Asuka’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

Nia Jax (0-0-0)

This will be Nia Jax’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

MATT HARDY VS BRAY WYATT

This will be Matt Hardy’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut. This will be Bray Wyatt’s 3rd Elimination Chamber PPV & 2nd in a row. It will be his 1st singles match at an Elimination Chamber PPV.

 

Matt Hardy (0-0-0)

This will be Matt Hardy’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

Bray Wyatt (2-0-0)

  1. With Luke Harper & Erick Rowan as The Wyatt Family defeated The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, & Seth Rollins) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (2/23/14)
  2. Defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, WWE Champion John Cena, Baron Corbin, The Miz, & AJ Styles in an Elimination Chamber Match to win the title (2/12/17)
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HISTORY OF WWE ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH

This is a special blog looking at the history of the Elimination Chamber Match. It only includes the matches and not the Pay-Per-Views that featured the matches. I will first talk about the history of the match, with different facts about each match. If eliminations are mentioned in this section, only eliminations by multiple wrestlers are listed. Other eliminations done by single wrestlers are not listed. That will be listed in a separate section later on. Then, I will list the  records of all of the Chamber Match participants, all of the matches listed in chronological order, followed by the history of Entrances & Eliminations, and then which matches were Title Matches or #1 Contender’s Matches, as well as any Title Changes that have occurred in the match.

But first, let’s look at what the Elimination Chamber is all about. Though these names have all been used with the Hell In The Cell, the Elimination Chamber has been known as Satan’s Structure or Satan’s Prison. According to WWE.com, it was Triple H’s idea to come up with this new match, but for storyline, it came from the mind of Eric Bischoff in October of 2002. The ring is surrounded by a steel floor, with 4 Chambers or Pods in each corner. The entire structure is 16 feet high, 36 feet in diameter, weighs over 10 tons, with 2 miles & 6 tons of chains. Each chamber is made up of bulletproof Lexan glass, but the glass is not Superstar proof, as several wrestlers have gone through them. 2 men begin the match, with the other 4 Superstars being placed in the 4 Pods. Then, roughly every 5 minutes, though some matches had 4 minute intervals, due to time constraints, a Pod was opened at random, unleashing another Superstar into the match. The match continues until all 6 men have entered the match, though eliminations can occur by pinfall or submission at any time. The last man left after all the other 5 have been eliminated is the winner. The pinfall or submission must occur in the ring, though they have counted on the floor outside the ring, on 2 occasions.

The first Elimination Chamber Match was held at WWE Survivor Series on November 17, 2002 with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line. The 1st 6 participants were World Champion Triple H, World Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Kane, Shawn Michaels, Booker T, & Rob Van Dam. This was Booker’s only Chamber Match. For the 1st match, the wrestlers were released from their Pods in the order they were announced into the ring, meaning that Chris Jericho was the 1st to come out to the ring and was the 1st Superstar released from the Pod after Triple H & Rob Van Dam wrestled for 5 minutes. The 1st ever elimination was Rob Van Dam by Booker T, while Chris Jericho & Triple H were the 1st wrestlers to have 2 eliminations in a Chamber Match. Chris Jericho became the 1st person to get thrown through the bulletproof Pods. Shawn Michaels won the match & became the 1st person to win the match as the final entrant, while Triple H, who entered the match at #1, was the last eliminated. This event also marked the 1st time that the World Heavyweight Championship changed hands inside the Chamber.

The Chamber was brought back the following Summer, at the 2003 SummerSlam, as Triple H, Chris Jericho, & Shawn Michaels made their 2nd Chamber Match appearance, while Goldberg & Kevin Nash, in their only Chamber appearances, & Randy Orton made their debuts. For the 2nd year in a row, Chris Jericho was thrown through the Pod. This was the 2nd straight year that the wrestlers were released from their Pods, in the same order that they were introduced to the ring. Triple H became the 1st person to retain the World Championship inside the Chamber, as he entered the match at #5 & only had 1 elimination to win the match, while Shawn Michaels became the 1st person to go from the last entrant of last year’s match to the 1st entrant of the following year. Goldberg became the 1st person to eliminate 3 people from the match.

After a break with no Chamber Matches in 2004, the Chamber was brought back to crown a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion in January of 2005, at the new Pay-Per-View, New Year’s Revolution. Triple H & Chris Jericho made their 3rd straight Chamber Match, while Shawn Michaels was assigned to be the Special Guest Referee, instead of a participant, Randy Orton made his 2nd straight appearance, while Chris Benoit, in his only Chamber match, Batista, & Edge made their Chamber debuts. This match was the 1st time that the entrances into the match did not match the order of how the wrestlers were introduced. This was the 1st time that Jericho did not get thrown through the Pod. Batista continued the tradition of the previous 2 Chamber Matches, by eliminating 2 people, while Triple H, in winning his 2nd Chamber Match in a row, only eliminated 1 person, after entering the match at #3.

The Chamber returned at the following New Year’s Revolution in 2006, but this time with the WWE Championship on the line. Shawn Michaels returned to the Chamber, in his 3rd match, while Kane competed in his 1st Chamber Match since the 1st match in 2002. Everyone else, Kurt Angle, Carlito, & Chris Masters, in their only Chamber Match, & John Cena all made their Chamber debuts. This was the 1st time that there was no back-to-back entrants in the match & the 1st time that Triple H & Chris Jericho were not in the match. John Cena became the 1st Champion to start the match and retain his title, as he entered at #2, with only 1 elimination. Carlito had the most eliminations, with 3, and was one half of the only Assisted Elimination in Elimination Chamber history, as both he & Chris Masters eliminated Kane.

The Chamber made its 2nd appearance at the end of 2006, with the 1st & only Extreme Elimination Chamber for the ECW Title, at ECW’s December to Dismember. This match had not only wrestlers locked in the Pods, but when they were released, they brought a weapon with them, including a Barbed Wire Baseball Bat, a Chair, a Crowbar, & a Table. This event marked Rob Van Dam’s 2nd Chamber Match & 1st since 2002, while it marked the only Chamber Match for Bobby Lashley, Hardcore Holly, & Test, & the 1st Chamber Matches for The Big Show & CM Punk. This was the 1st time that a WWE Title was not defended inside a Chamber, but the ECW Title did change hands, as Bobby Lashley, entering at #5, which was the 2nd time that Entrant #5 won the match, defeated The Big Show, who entered last. This was the 1st time that a participant was taken out of the match before hand, as Sabu was attacked backstage and replaced by Hardcore Holly. Test & Lashley had the most eliminations with 2.

After another break, with no Chamber Matches in 2007, the Chamber became the focal point of WWE’s February Pay-Per-View, No Way Out, as a detour on the Road to WrestleMania in 2008. For the 1st time, 2 Chamber Matches occurred on the same night, as neither match had a title defended, as both matches were to determine the #1 Contenders for the World & WWE Championships, going into WrestleMania. The first one for the World Title #1 Contendership saw no back-to-back entrants, as the only wrestler not making his Chamber debut in the match, was Batista, who entered the match for the 1st time since 2005, while Finlay, MVP, & Big Daddy V made their only Chamber appearances, & The Undertaker & The Great Khali made their Chamber debuts. This match was billed as the Largest Chamber Match in WWE History, due to the weight of everyone involved. This marked the 1st time that someone got thrown through the door and out on the floor, as Big Daddy V did to The Undertaker & marked the 1st of 2 times that someone was pinned on the floor of the Chamber instead of in the ring, as The Undertaker pinned Finlay. The Undertaker had the most eliminations with 3, & he & Batista were the 1st wrestlers to start the match & be the final 2 to end the match.

The 2nd match of 2008 for the #1 Contendership for the WWE Title saw Triple H, Chris Jericho, & Shawn Michaels in their 4th Chamber Match, with Triple H & Jericho competing for the 1st time since 2005 & Michaels competing for the 1st time since 2006. It also saw the only Chamber match for John Bradshaw Layfield & Umaga, & Jeff Hardy’s Chamber debut. Triple H & Chris Jericho had the most eliminations with 2 each. Triple H won the match, for the 3rd time, and at Entrant #5 for the 2nd time.

In 2009, the Chamber returned to No Way Out, with 2 Chamber Matches being held, but both titles were on the line, instead of #1 Contenderships. This was the 1st time that a Chamber Match was both the opener & main event of a Pay-Per-View. Triple H, in his 5th Chamber Match & Jeff Hardy in his 2nd Chamber match in a row, became the 1st wrestlers to go from the main event of one year to the opening match of the following year’s Chamber. Also, in this match for the 2nd straight year was The Undertaker, in his 2nd Chamber Match, The Big Show in his 2nd Chamber Match & 1st since 2006, Edge in his 2nd Chamber Match & 1st since 2004, & Vladimir Kozlov, in his 1st & only Chamber Match. This was the 1st Chamber match to not have any blood shed. It was the 1st time that a defending Champion, Edge was the 1st entrant & the 1st person eliminated from the match, guaranteeing a new Champion would be crowned. Triple H & The Undertaker had the most eliminations with 2 each. Triple H, winning the match for a 4th time, & for the 3rd time at Entrant #5, became the 1st person to win a WWE Championship in 2 separate Chamber Matches, & the 1st person to win 2 Chamber Matches back-to-back.

In the 2nd match of No Way Out 2009 for the WWE World Championship, Edge became the 1st person to compete in 2 Chamber Matches on the same night, as he took out Kofi Kingston, prior to Kingston’s entrance and stole his spot in the match. Besides Edge making his 3rd Chamber appearance, this match saw John Cena’s 2nd Chamber Match & 1st since 2006, Jericho’s 5th Chamber Match & 2nd straight, Kane’s 3rd Chamber Match & 1st since 2006, Mike Knox’s only Chamber Match, & Rey Mysterio’s Chamber debut. Edge & Rey Mysterio had the most eliminations with 2. Rey Mysterio was the 3rd wrestler to start the match & be one of the final participants of the match. Edge became the 3rd wrestler & 4th time to win the match as Entrant #5.

Even though for 2 years prior, the Elimination Chamber was the focus of the No Way Out Pay-Per-View, in 2010, No Way Out was renamed WWE Elimination Chamber to continue the importance of the Chamber Match as the Road to WrestleMania took that dangerous detour into Satan’s Structure. And once again, both titles were on the line inside the Chamber & for the 1st time both titles changed hands, as the Chamber opened & main evented the show. In the 1st match for the WWE Title, Triple H competed for the 6th time & 3rd in a row, John Cena competed in his 3rd Chamber & 2nd in a row, Randy Orton competed in his 3rd Chamber & 1st since 2005, Ted DiBiase competed in his only Chamber Match, while Kofi Kingston & Sheamus competed in their 1st Chamber Match. This was the 1st time that the order of the Pods being released was the opposite of the order that the wrestlers came to the ring, meaning, the final 2 guys announced were the 1st to start the match, the 4th wrestler announced was the 1st to be released from their Pod, the 3rd wrestler announced was the 2nd to be released, etc, until the 1st wrestler announced was the last man to enter the match. This was the 1st time that there were no double eliminations, as everyone but the 1st wrestler eliminated eliminated someone from the match, as the man who did the previous elimination was the next person eliminated. John Cena won the match for the 2nd time, as Entrant #6, while the defending Champion, Sheamus started the match.

The 2nd Chamber Match of 2010 saw the World Title change hands, as Chris Jericho made his 6th appearance in a Chamber Match, Rey Mysterio’s 2nd Chamber Match in a row, Undertaker’s 3rd straight Chamber Match, CM Punk’s 2nd Chamber Match & 1st since 2006, & John Morrison’s Chamber debut. It is the only time that none of the participants were competing in their only Chamber Match. Once again, like the previous match, there were no multiple eliminations, as everyone that eliminated someone was eliminated next. This match marked the 1st time that someone not in the match was involved in an elimination, as Shawn Michaels came out from underneath the Chamber to cost the Undertaker his title against Chris Jericho, who won the match as Entrant #4, & was the 1st person since Edge, to win the Chamber for the 1st time.

At Elimination Chamber 2011, once again there was 2 Chamber Matches, but this time, once was for the World Title, while the other was for the #1 Contendership for the WWE Title. The World Title opened up the show, with Edge, in his 4th Chamber Match, & 1st since 2009, Rey Mysterio in his 3rd Chamber Match in a row, The Big Show in his 3rd Chamber Match & 1st since 2008, Kane in his 4th Chamber Match & 1st since 2009, Drew McIntyre in his only Chamber Match, & Wade Barrett in his Chamber debut. Wade Barrett became the 1st person to get thrown through the Pod twice in the same match, as both Rey Mysterio & The Big Show did it. Kane & Edge had the most eliminations with 2 each. Edge & Rey Mysterio were both the 1st 2 wrestlers & final 2 wrestlers in the match, making Edge, the 1st wrestler since The Undertaker in 2008, to win the match as Entrant #1.

The 2nd Chamber Match in 2011 saw the Chamber decide the #1 Contendership for the WWE Title, as John Cena competed in his 4th Chamber Match & 3rd in a row, Randy Orton competed in his 4th Chamber Match & 2nd in a row, CM Punk competed in his 3rd Chamber Match & 2nd in a row, Sheamus & John Morrison competed in their 2nd Chamber Matches in a row, & R-Truth competed in his 1st Chamber Match. This Chamber Match saw the 1st restart in Chamber Match history, as CM Punk’s Pod malfunctioned, giving him trouble, leading to Randy Orton attacking him and quickly eliminating him. Because of this the Anonymous Raw General Manager allowed Punk to re-enter his Pod & continue the match later on. John Morrison joined Wade Barrett as wrestlers that went through a Pod twice, as Randy Orton threw him through it & then he threw himself through it. For the 2nd & to date final time, in Chamber History, a pinfall occurred outside the ring & on the Chamber floor, as John Cena pinned CM Punk. Punk had the most eliminations with 2. John Cena, winning the match as Entrant #4, had only 1 elimination.

In 2012, 2 Chamber Matches were held again at WWE No Way Out, with both titles on the line, & for the 1st time both titles were retained. In the 1st one for the WWE Title, CM Punk competed in his 4th Match & 3rd in a row, as he went from the main event of last year’s Chamber to the opening of this year’s. Also in the match were Chris Jericho in his 7th Chamber Match & 1st since 2010, Kofi Kingston in his 2nd match & 1st since 2010, R-Truth in his 2nd Chamber Match in a row, & Dolph Ziggler & The Miz, making their Chamber debuts. Once again, the defending Champion was the 1st entrant & won the match. CM Punk & Chris Jericho had 2 eliminations each. Chris Jericho was the 1st wrestler to be eliminated not by pinfall or submission, as he was unable to continue the match. CM Punk threw him through the door and he landed on a cameraman and became unconscious, forcing the doctors to declare him unable to continue.

In the 2nd Chamber Match for the World Title, which was the 1st time that a Chamber Match was not the Main Event of a Pay-Per-View, The Big Show competed in his 4th Chamber Match & 2nd in a row, The Great Khali competed in his 2nd Chamber match & 1st since 2008, Wade Barrett competed in his 2nd Chamber Match in a row, Santino Marella & Cody Rhodes competed in their only Chamber Matches, & Daniel Bryan competed in his 1st Chamber Match. This match marked the 1st time that someone broke into a Pod to attack a participant, as The Big Show broke the chains on top of the Pod to attack Daniel Bryan. Santino Marella had the most eliminations with 2. Daniel Bryan won the match, as Entrant #6.

In 2013, for the 1st time since 2006, there was only 1 Chamber Match held, as this one was for the #1 Contendership for the World Title. This match marked Daniel Bryan’s 2nd Chamber Match in a row, Chris Jericho’s 8th & final Chamber Match, & 2nd in a row, Kane’s 5th Chamber Match & 1st since 2011, Randy Orton’s 5th Chamber Match & 1st since 2011, & Jack Swagger’s 1st & only Chamber Match & Mark Henry’s 1st Chamber Match. This was the only Chamber Match where Tag Team Champions were both in the match at the same time. This was the 1st time that the Chamber Match was not the opener or main event, but the 3rd match on the show. Mark Henry & Randy Orton had the most eliminations with 2. Jack Swagger won the match, as Entrant #3.

In 2014, the Chamber Match returned to the main event, as once again, only 1 Chamber Match was held, with the World Title on the line. It was Randy Orton’s 6th Chamber Match & 2nd in a row, John Cena’s 5th Chamber Match & 1st since 2011, Sheamus’ 3rd Chamber Match & 1st since 2011, Daniel Bryan’s 3rd Chamber Match in a row, Christian’s only Chamber Match, & Cesaro’s Chamber debut. Randy Orton had the most eliminations with 2, as he won the match as Entrant #6. For the 2nd time, someone not part of the match caused an elimination, as The Wyatt Family interfered, costing John Cena the match.

In 2015, it looked like it was going to be the end of the Elimination Chamber, as WWE replaced the Elimination Chamber Pay-Per-View with WWE Fastlane, but once again the WWE surprised us during the May Pay-Per-View, WWE Payback. During that show, they announced that the Elimination Chamber was returning on May 31, as a WWE Network Exclusive Special. For the 1st time, the WWE or World Title were not defended, as 2 Chamber Matches were held, one for the Vacant Intercontinental Championship & the other for the Tag Team Championship in the 1st ever 6 Team Elimination Chamber Match. The Tag Team Championship Match started off the show, which was the 1st time since 2012 that happened. Since it was a Tag Team Chamber Match, 2 men, & in the case of The New Day, 3 men were locked in the Pods, and then released into the match. The only 2 competitors to return to the Chamber were Cesaro for the 2nd year in row & Kofi Kingston, in his 3rd Chamber Match & 1st since 2012. Everyone else: Big E, Xavier Woods, Konnor, Viktor, Sin Cara, Kalisto, Tyson Kidd, Titus O’Neil, Darren Young, Diego, & Fernando were all making their Chamber debut. And since this was the most men held in the Chamber, it was the most men to make their debut in a Chamber Match. This match also saw the 1st ever appearance of a bull in a Chamber Match, as El Torito got involved. The Ascension & The Prime Time Players both had the most eliminations, with 2 eliminations each, while The New Day won the match, as Entrant #6. The Intercontinental Championship Match was held later on. It saw the Chamber debut of Ryback, making this the 1st Chamber Match since 2011 that only 1 wrestler made its debut. Joining Ryback was Sheamus, in his 4th Chamber Match & 2nd in a row, Mark Henry, in his 2nd Chamber Match & 1st since 2013, Dolph Ziggler, in his 2nd Chamber Match & 1st since 2012, & King Barrett & R-Truth’s 3rd Chamber Match & 1st since 2012. This Chamber Match saw the 1st time that someone was released from their Pod early, as Dolph Ziggler got thrown through Mark Henry’s Pod by King Barrett and Henry came out to attack Barrett. The referee allowed him to continue the match. Also, Sheamus’ Pod was stuck and he couldn’t come out when he was supposed to, but it turned that he did that on purpose, using his cross. Ziggler also went through a Pod a 2nd time, later on by Sheamus, making it the 1st time that happened since 2011. Ryback & Sheamus were tied with 2 eliminations each, while Ryback won the match, as Entrant # 5.

In 2017, the Elimination Chamber PPV returned, as a Smackdown Brand Exclusive PPV, with an All-New much larger Chamber. There was 1 Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship, which was the 1st time since 2012. There were only 2 competitors that had previous Chamber Match experience, with John Cena & The Miz. John Cena competed in his 6th Chamber Match & 1st since 2014, tying him with Triple H & Randy Orton, for the 2nd most appearances in a Chamber Match. The Miz competed in his 2nd Chamber Match & 1st since 2012. The other 4 participants, Dean Ambrose, Baron Corbin, AJ Styles, & Bray Wyatt all made their Chamber debuts, which was the 1st time since 2006 that 4 wrestlers made their debut in the same match. For the 5th time, someone won the Chamber Match in their debut appearance, as Bray Wyatt won. He was the 3rd person to win as Entrant #4, & the 1st since John Cena in 2011. He also had the most eliminations with 2.

In 2018, at the Elimination Chamber PPV, there will be 2 Elimination Chamber Matches for the 1st time since 2015. And for the very first time, a Women’s Title will be defended in the Elimination Chamber, as we will see the 1st ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match. The 6 women making their debut, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Sonya Deville, Mickie James, & Mandy Rose, will be the 1st time since the very 1st Elimination Chamber Match in 2002 that all 6 participants will be making their Chamber debuts. The 2nd Chamber Match will determine the #1 Contender for the Universal Championship, which will be the 1st #1 Contender’s Chamber Match since 2013. It will be the 1st ever 7-Man Elimination Chamber Match. This will be the 2nd year in a row that only 2 participants will have previous Chamber experience, as John Cena will be competing in his 7th Chamber Match & 2nd year in a row, making him the wrestler with the 2nd most Chamber Match Appearances, behind Chris Jericho, who has 8, & 1 more ahead of Triple H & Randy Orton, who has 6. This will be The Miz’s 3rd Elimination Chamber Match & 2nd in a row. This will be Finn Balor, Elias, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, & Braun Strowman’s Elimination Chamber debut, making it the 2nd year in a row that 4 participants made their Chamber debut in the same match & the 1st time ever that 5 participants made their Chamber debut. If one of them win, it will be the 6th time someone won in their Chamber debut & 2nd year in a row.

Before I get into the Wrestler’s Records, I thought I would share other facts that I didn’t list above. There has been 75 participants in the 22 Elimination Chamber Matches, with 50 wrestlers competing in only 1 Chamber Match, 9 competing in 2, 5 competing in 3 & 4 Chamber Matches, 2, Triple H & Randy Orton, have competed in 6 Chamber Matches, 1, John Cena, has competed in 7 matches, & only Chris Jericho, competing in the most Chamber Matches, at 8. Jack Swagger, Bobby Lashley, Big E, Xavier Woods, Ryback, & Bray Wyatt are the only wrestlers to win in their only Chamber Match. Kofi Kingston won on his 3rd try. Both Chris Jericho & Edge won their 1st Chamber Match on their 6th try. Kane has lost the most Chamber Matches without a win, at 5. Triple H has won the matches, at 4, which he did all in a row. John Cena won 3 matches, including 2 back-to-back. Edge is the only wrestler to win & lose 2 Chamber Matches in the same night. There has been 5 #1 Contender’s Matches, 1 ECW Championship Match, 1 Intercontinental Championship Match, 1 Tag Team Championship Match, 1 Raw Women’s Championship Match, 5 WWE Championship Matches, & 8 World Championship Matches. There has been 9 Title Changes, with 1 ECW Title, 1 Intercontinental Title, 4 World Title, & 3 WWE Title Changes. The Big Show, John Cena, & The Undertaker have all entered the match as the 6th entrant twice, Edge, Chris Jericho, & Sheamus have all entered the match as the 1st entrant twice, which Shawn Michaels has been the 1st entrant 3 times. Kofi Kingston & Rey Mysterio have entered the match as the 2nd entrant twice. Kane has been the 4th entrant twice. Triple H has been the 3rd entrant twice & the 5th entrant 3 times. Chris Jericho has been an entrant at every number, including 1 twice & 2 3 times, except entrant 5. Randy Orton has been entrant 3 twice, entrant 5 twice, but has never been entrant 1 or 2. The winner has been the 1st entrant 3 times, the 2nd entrant once, the 3rd entrant twice, the 4th entrant 3 times, the 5th entrant 6 times, & the 6th entrant 5 times. Chris Jericho has had the most eliminations, with 10. The Winner has won by eliminating 1 participant 9 times, 2 participants 10 times, & 3 participants once.

Now, please enjoy the rest of this blog looking at Satan’s Structure known as the Elimination Chamber. For feedback and thoughts, you can tweet me at @hbkid718. Thanks.

 

WRESTLER’S RECORDS

 

Dean Ambrose (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Bray Wyatt along with WWE Champion John Cena, Baron Corbin, The Miz, & AJ Styles (2/12/17 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Kurt Angle (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Champion John Cena along with Carlito, Chris Masters, WWE World Tag Team Champion Kane, & Shawn Michaels (1/8/06 WWE New Year’s Revolution)

 

King Barrett/Wade Barrett (0-3-0)

  1. (As Wade Barrett) Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge along with The Big Show, Kane, Drew McIntyre, & Rey Mysterio (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  2. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan along with The Big Show, The Great Khali, Santino Marella, & WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  3. (As King Barrett) Lost to Ryback along with Mark Henry, R-Truth, Sheamus, & Dolph Ziggler for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Batista (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to Triple H along with Chris Benoit, Edge, Chris Jericho, & Randy Orton for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (1/9/05 WWE New Year’s Revolution)
  2. Lost to The Undertaker along with Finlay, The Great Khali, WWE United States Champion MVP, & Big Daddy V for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)

 

Chris Benoit (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Triple H along with Batista, Edge, Chris Jericho, & Randy Orton for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (1/9/05 WWE New Year’s Revolution)

 

The Big Show (0-4-0)

  1. Lost the ECW Championship to Bobby Lashley along with Hardcore Holly, CM Punk, Test, & Rob Van Dam in an Extreme Elimination Chamber (12/3/06 ECW December to Dismember)
  2. Lost to Triple H along with WWE Champion Edge, Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, & The Undertaker (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  3. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge along with Wade Barrett, Kane, Drew McIntyre, & Rey Mysterio (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  4. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan along with Wade Barrett, The Great Khali, Santino Marella, & WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Daniel Bryan (1-2-0)

  1. Defeated Wade Barrett, The Big Show, The Great Khali, Santino Marella, & WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  2. Lost to Jack Swagger along with Mark Henry, Chris Jericho, WWE Tag Team Champion Kane, & Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/13 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  3. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton along with John Cena, Cesaro, Christian, & Sheamus (2/23/14 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Sin Cara (0-1-0)

  1. With Kalisto as The Lucha Dragons lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Carlito (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Champion John Cena along with Kurt Angle, Chris Masters, WWE World Tag Team Champion Kane, & Shawn Michaels (1/8/06 WWE New Year’s Revolution)

 

John Cena (3-3-0)

  1. Defeated Kurt Angle, Carlito, Chris Masters, WWE World Tag Team Champion Kane, & Shawn Michaels to retain the WWE Championship (1/8/06 WWE New Year’s Revolution)
  2. Lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Edge along with Chris Jericho, Kane, Mike Knox, & Rey Mysterio (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  3. Defeated Ted DiBiase, Triple H, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, & WWE Champion Sheamus to win the title (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  4. Defeated John Morrison, Randy Orton, CM Punk, R-Truth, & Sheamus for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  5. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton along with Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Christian, & Sheamus (2/23/14 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  6. Lost the WWE Championship to Bray Wyatt along with WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, Baron Corbin, The Miz, & AJ Styles (2/12/17 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Cesaro (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton along with Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Christian, & Sheamus (2/23/14 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  2. With Tyson Kidd lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Christian (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton along with Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Cesaro, & Sheamus (2/23/14 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Baron Corbin (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Bray Wyatt along with WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, WWE Champion John Cena, The Miz, & AJ Styles (2/12/17 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Diego (0-1-0)

  1. With Fernando as Los Matadores lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Ted DiBiase (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to John Cena along with Triple H, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton & WWE Champion Sheamus (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Big E (1-0-0)

  1. With Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) to retain the titles (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Edge (2-2-0)

  1. Lost to Triple H along with Batista, Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, & Randy Orton for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (1/9/05 WWE New Year’s Revolution)
  2. Lost the WWE Championship to Triple H along with The Big Show, Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, & The Undertaker (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  3. Defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Chris Jericho, Kane, Knox, & Rey Mysterio to win the title (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  4. Defeated Wade Barrett, The Big Show, Kane, Drew McIntyre, & Rey Mysterio to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Finlay (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to The Undertaker along with Batista, The Great Khali, WWE United States Champion MVP, & Big Daddy V for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)

 

Fernando (0-1-0)

  1. With Diego as Los Matadores lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Goldberg (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H along with Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, & Randy Orton (8/24/03 WWE SummerSlam)

 

The Great Khali (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to The Undertaker along with Batista, Finlay, WWE United States Champion MVP, & Big Daddy V for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)
  2. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan along with Wade Barrett, The Big Show, Santino Marella, & WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Triple H (4-2-0)

  1. Lost the WWE World Championship to Shawn Michaels, along with WWE World Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T, & Rob Van Dam (11/17/02 WWE Survivor Series)
  2. Defeated Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, & Randy Orton to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (8/24/03 WWE SummerSlam)
  3. Defeated Batista, Chris Benoit, Edge, Chris Jericho, & Randy Orton to win the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (1/9/05 WWE New Year’s Revolution)
  4. Defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho, John Bradshaw Layfield, Shawn Michaels, & Umaga for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)
  5. Defeated The Big Show, WWE Champion Edge, Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, & The Undertaker to win the title (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  6. Lost to John Cena along with Ted DiBiase, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton & WWE Champion Sheamus (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Jeff Hardy (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to Triple H along with WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho, John Bradshaw Layfield, Shawn Michaels, & Umaga for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)
  2. Lost to Triple H along with The Big Show, WWE Champion Edge, Vladimir Kozlov, & The Undertaker (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)

 

Mark Henry (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to Jack Swagger along with WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan, Chris Jericho, WWE Tag Team Champion Kane, & Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/13 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  2. Lost to Ryback along with King Barrett, R-Truth, Sheamus, & Dolph Ziggler for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Hardcore Holly (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Bobby Lashley along with ECW Champion The Big Show, CM Punk, Test, & Rob Van Dam in an Extreme Elimination Chamber (12/3/06 ECW December to Dismember)

 

Chris Jericho (1-7-0)

  1. Lost to Shawn Michaels along with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, WWE World Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T & Rob Van Dam (11/17/02 WWE Survivor Series)
  2. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H along with Goldberg, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, & Randy Orton (8/24/03 WWE SummerSlam)
  3. Lost to Triple H along with Batista, Chris Benoit, Edge, & Randy Orton for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (1/9/05 WWE New Year’s Revolution)
  4. Lost to Triple H along with WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy, John Bradshaw Layfield, Shawn Michaels, & Umaga for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)
  5. Lost to Edge along with WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Kane, Mike Knox, & Rey Mysterio (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  6. Defeated John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk, & WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker to win the title (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  7. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk along with Kofi Kingston, The Miz, R-Truth, & Dolph Ziggler (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  8. Lost to Jack Swagger along with WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry, WWE Tag Team Champion Kane, & Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/13 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Kalisto (0-1-0)

  1. With Sin Cara as The Lucha Dragons lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Kane (0-5-0)

  1. Lost to Shawn Michaels along with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, WWE World Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Booker T & Rob Van Dam (11/17/02 WWE Survivor Series)
  2. Lost to WWE Champion John Cena along with Kurt Angle, Carlito, Chris Masters, & Shawn Michaels (1/8/06 WWE New Year’s Revolution)
  3. Lost to Edge along with WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Chris Jericho, Mike Knox, & Rey Mysterio (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  4. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge along with Wade Barrett, The Big Show, Drew McIntyre, & Rey Mysterio (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  5. Lost to Jack Swagger along with WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry, Chris Jericho, & Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/13 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Tyson Kidd (0-1-0)

  1. With Cesaro lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Kofi Kingston (1-2-0)

  1. Lost to John Cena along with Ted DiBiase, Triple H, Randy Orton & WWE Champion Sheamus (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  2. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk along with Chris Jericho, The Miz, R-Truth, & Dolph Ziggler (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  3. With Big E & Xavier Woods as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) to retain the titles (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Mike Knox (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Edge along with WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Chris Jericho, Kane, & Rey Mysterio (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)

 

Konnor (0-1-0)

  1. With Viktor as The Ascension lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Vladimir Kozlov (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Triple H along with The Big Show, WWE Champion Edge, Jeff Hardy, & The Undertaker (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)

 

Bobby Lashley (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated ECW Champion The Big Show, Hardcore Holly, CM Punk, Test, & Rob Van Dam in an Extreme Elimination Chamber to win the title (12/3/06 ECW December to Dismember)

 

John Bradshaw Layfield (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Triple H along with WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, & Umaga for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)

 

Santino Marella (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan along with Wade Barrett, The Big Show, The Great Khali, & WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Chris Masters (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Champion John Cena along with Kurt Angle, Carlito, WWE World Tag Team Champion Kane, & Shawn Michaels (1/8/06 WWE New Year’s Revolution)

 

Drew McIntyre (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge along with Wade Barrett, The Big Show, Kane, & Rey Mysterio (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Shawn Michaels (1-3-0)

  1. Defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, WWE World Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T & Rob Van Dam to win the title (11/17/02 WWE Survivor Series)
  2. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H defeated Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Kevin Nash, & Randy Orton (8/24/03 WWE SummerSlam)
  3. Lost to WWE Champion John Cena along with Kurt Angle, Carlito, Chris Masters, & WWE World Tag Team Champion Kane (1/8/06 WWE New Year’s Revolution)
  4. Lost to Triple H along with WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho, John Bradshaw Layfield, & Umaga for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)

 

The Miz (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk along with Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, & Dolph Ziggler (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  2. Lost to Bray Wyatt along with WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, WWE Champion John Cena, Baron Corbin, & AJ Styles (2/12/17 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

John Morrison (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to Chris Jericho along with Rey Mysterio, CM Punk, & WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  2. Lost to John Cena along with Randy Orton, CM Punk, R-Truth, & Sheamus for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

MVP (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to The Undertaker along with Batista, Finlay, The Great Khali, & Big Daddy V for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)

 

Rey Mysterio (0-3-0)

  1. Lost to Edge along with WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Chris Jericho, Kane, & Mike Knox (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  2. Lost to Chris Jericho along with John Morrison, CM Punk, & WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  3. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge along with Wade Barrett, The Big Show, Kane, & Drew McIntyre (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Kevin Nash (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H defeated Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, & Randy Orton to retain the title (8/24/03 WWE SummerSlam)

 

Titus O’Neil (0-1-0)

  1. With Darren Young as The Primetime Players lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), & The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto) (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Randy Orton (1-5-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H defeated Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, & Kevin Nash to retain the title (8/24/03 WWE SummerSlam)
  2. Lost to Triple H along with Batista, Chris Benoit, Edge, & Chris Jericho for the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (1/9/05 WWE New Year’s Revolution)
  3. Lost to John Cena along with Ted DiBiase, Triple H, Kofi Kingston, & WWE Champion Sheamus (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  4. Lost to John Cena along with John Morrison, CM Punk, R-Truth, & Sheamus for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  5. Lost to Jack Swagger along with WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry, Chris Jericho, & WWE Tag Team Champion Kane for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/13 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  6. Defeated Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Cesaro, Christian, & Sheamus to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (2/23/14 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

CM Punk (1-3-0)

  1. Lost to Bobby Lashley along with ECW Champion The Big Show, Hardcore Holly, Test, & Rob Van Dam in an Extreme Elimination Chamber (12/3/06 ECW December to Dismember)
  2. Lost to Chris Jericho along with John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, & WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  3. Lost to John Cena along with John Morrison, Randy Orton, R-Truth, & Sheamus for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  4. Defeated Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, R-Truth, & Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE Championship (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Cody Rhodes (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan along with Wade Barrett, The Big Show, The Great Khali, & Santino Marella (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

R-Truth (0-3-0)

  1. Lost to John Cena along with John Morrison, Randy Orton, CM Punk, & Sheamus for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  2. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk along with Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, & Dolph Ziggler (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  3. Lost to Ryback along with King Barrett, Mark Henry, Sheamus, & Dolph Ziggler for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Ryback (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated King Barrett, Mark Henry, R-Truth, Sheamus, & Dolph Ziggler to win the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Sheamus (0-4-0)

  1. Lost the WWE Championship to John Cena along with Ted DiBiase, Triple H, Kofi Kingston, & Randy Orton (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  2. Lost to John Cena along with John Morrison, Randy Orton, CM Punk, & R-Truth for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  3. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton along with Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Cesaro, & Christian (2/23/14 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  4. Lost to Ryback along with King Barrett, Mark Henry, R-Truth, & Dolph Ziggler for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (5/31/17 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

AJ Styles (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Bray Wyatt along with WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, WWE Champion John Cena, Baron Corbin, & The Miz  (2/12/17 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Jack Swagger (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry, Chris Jericho, WWE Tag Team Champion Kane, & Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/13 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Booker T (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Shawn Michaels along with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, WWE World Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Kane, & Rob Van Dam (11/17/02 WWE Survivor Series)

 

Test (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Bobby Lashley along with ECW Champion The Big Show, Hardcore Holly, CM Punk, & Rob Van Dam in an Extreme Elimination Chamber (12/3/06 ECW December to Dismember)

 

Umaga (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Triple H along with WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho, John Bradshaw Layfield, & Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)

 

The Undertaker (1-2-0)

  1. Defeated Batista, Finlay, The Great Khali, WWE United States Champion MVP, & Big Daddy V for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)
  2. Lost to Triple H along with The Big Show, WWE Champion Edge, Jeff Hardy, & Vladimir Kozlov (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  3. Lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Chris Jericho along with John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, & CM Punk (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Big Daddy V (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to The Undertaker along with Batista, Finlay, The Great Khali, & United States Champion MVP for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)

 

Rob Van Dam (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to Shawn Michaels along with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, WWE World Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Kane, & Booker T (11/17/02 WWE Survivor Series)
  2. Lost to Bobby Lashley along with ECW Champion The Big Show, Hardcore Holly, CM Punk, & Test, in an Extreme Elimination Chamber (12/3/06 ECW December to Dismember)

 

Viktor (0-1-0)

  1. With Konnor as The Ascension lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Xavier Woods (1-0-0)

  1. With Big E & Kofi Kingston as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) to retain the titles (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Bray Wyatt (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, WWE Champion John Cena, Baron Corbin, The Miz, & AJ Styles to win the title (2/12/17 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Darren Young (0-1-0)

  1. With Titus O’Neil as The Primetime Players lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) along with The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), & The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto) (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Dolph Ziggler (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk along with Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, & R-Truth (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  2. Lost to Ryback along with King Barrett, Mark Henry, R-Truth, & Sheamus for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

MATCH SECTION

 

Shawn Michaels defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, WWE World Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T & Rob Van Dam to win the title (11/17/02 WWE Survivor Series)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Triple H Van Dam by Booker
2 Rob Van Dam Booker by Jericho
3 Chris Jericho Kane by Jericho
4 Booker T Jericho by Michaels
5 Kane Triple H by Michaels
6 Shawn Michaels WINNER: Michaels

 

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H defeated Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, & Randy Orton to retain the title (8/24/03 WWE SummerSlam)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Shawn Michaels Nash by Jericho
2 Chris Jericho Orton by Goldberg
3 Randy Orton Michaels by Goldberg
4 Kevin Nash Jericho by Goldberg
5 Triple H Goldberg by Triple H
6 Goldberg WINNER: Triple H

 

Triple H defeated Batista, Chris Benoit, Edge, Chris Jericho, & Randy Orton to win the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (1/9/05 WWE New Year’s Revolution)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Chris Benoit Edge by Jericho
2 Chris Jericho Benoit by Batista
3 Triple H Jericho by Batista
4 Edge Batista by Orton
5 Randy Orton Orton by Triple H
6 Batista WINNER: Triple H

 

WWE Champion John Cena defeated Kurt Angle, Carlito, Chris Masters, WWE World Tag Team Champion Kane, & Shawn Michaels to retain the title (1/8/06 WWE New Year’s Revolution)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Shawn Michaels Angle by Michaels
2 John Cena Kane by Carlito & Masters
3 Carlito Michaels by Carlito
4 Kurt Angle Masters by Carlito
5 Chris Masters Carlito by Cena
6 Kane WINNER: John Cena

 

Bobby Lashley defeated ECW Champion The Big Show, Hardcore Holly, CM Punk, Test, & Rob Van Dam in an Extreme Elimination Chamber to win the title (12/3/06 ECW December to Dismember)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Rob Van Dam Punk by Van Dam
2 Hardcore Holly Holly by Test
3 CM Punk Van Dam by Test
4 Test Test by Lashley
5 Lashley Big Show by Lashley
6 The Big Show WINNER: Lashley

 

The Undertaker defeated Batista, Finlay, The Great Khali, WWE United States Champion MVP, & Big Daddy V for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 The Undertaker V by Batista
2 Batista Great Khali by Undertaker
3 Big Daddy V MVP by Finlay
4 The Great Khali Finlay by Undertaker
5 Finlay Batista by Undertaker
6 MVP WINNER: The Undertaker

 

Triple H defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho, John Bradshaw Layfield, Shawn Michaels, & Umaga for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Shawn Michaels Layfield by Jericho
2 Chris Jericho Umaga by Jericho
3 Umaga Jericho by Hardy
4 John Bradshaw Layfield Michaels by Triple H
5 Triple H Hardy by Triple H
6 Jeff Hardy WINNER: Triple H

 

Triple H defeated The Big Show, WWE Champion Edge, Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, & The Undertaker to win the title (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Edge Edge by Hardy
2 Jeff Hardy Kozlov by Undertaker
3 Vladimir Kozlov Big Show by Triple H
4 The Big Show Hardy by Undertaker
5 Triple H Undertaker by Triple H
6 The Undertaker WINNER: Triple H

 

Edge defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Chris Jericho, Kane, Knox, & Rey Mysterio to win the title (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Chris Jericho Kane by Mysterio
2 Rey Mysterio Knox by Jericho
3 Kane Cena by Edge
4 Mike Knox Jericho by Mysterio
5 Edge Mysterio by Edge
6 John Cena WINNER: Edge

 

John Cena defeated Ted DiBiase, Triple H, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, & WWE Champion Sheamus to win the title (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Sheamus Orton by DiBiase
2 Kofi Kingston DiBiase by Kingston
3 Triple H Kingston by Sheamus
4 Randy Orton Sheamus by Triple H
5 Ted DiBiase Triple H by Cena
6 John Cena WINNER: John Cena

 

Chris Jericho defeated John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk, & WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker to win the title (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 R-Truth R-Truth by Punk
2 CM Punk Punk by Mysterio
3 Rey Mysterio Mysterio by Morrison
4 Chris Jericho Morrison by Undertaker
5 John Morrison Undertaker by Jericho
6 The Undertaker WINNER: Chris Jericho

 

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Wade Barrett, The Big Show, Kane, Drew McIntyre, & Rey Mysterio to retain the title (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Edge Barrett by Big Show
2 Rey Mysterio Big Show by Kane
3 Wade Barrett McIntyre by Kane
4 Kane Kane by Edge
5 Drew McIntyre Mysterio by Edge
6 The Big Show WINNER: Edge

 

John Cena defeated John Morrison, Randy Orton, CM Punk, R-Truth, & Sheamus for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 John Morrison R-Truth by Sheamus
2 Sheamus Orton by Punk
3 Randy Orton Sheamus by Morrison
4 John Cena Morrison by Punk
5 R-Truth Punk by Cena
6 CM Punk WINNER: John Cena

 

WWE Champion CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, R-Truth, & Dolph Ziggler to retain the title (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 CM Punk Truth by Punk
2 Kofi Kingston Ziggler by Jericho
3 Dolph Ziggler Kingston by Jericho
4 R-Truth Jericho (Unable To Continue)
5 The Miz Miz by Punk
6 Chris Jericho WINNER: CM Punk

 

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Wade Barrett, The Big Show, The Great Khali, Santino Marella, & WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes to retain the title (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 The Big Show Great Khali by Big Show
2 Wade Barrett Big Show by Rhodes
3 Cody Rhodes Rhodes by Marella
4 Santino Marella Barrett by Marella
5 The Great Khali Marella by Bryan
6 Daniel Bryan WINNER: Daniel Bryan

 

Jack Swagger defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry, Chris Jericho, WWE Tag Team Champion Kane, & Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/13 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Chris Jericho Bryan by Henry
2 Daniel Bryan Kane by Henry
3 Jack Swagger Henry by Orton
4 Kane Jericho by Orton
5 Randy Orton Orton by Swagger
6 Mark Henry WINNER: Jack Swagger

 

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Cesaro, Christian, & Sheamus to retain the title (2/23/14 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Sheamus Sheamus by Christian
2 Cesaro Christian by Bryan
3 Daniel Bryan Cesaro by Cena
4 Christian Cena by Orton
5 John Cena Bryan by Orton
6 Randy Orton WINNER: Randy Orton

 

WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) to retain the titles (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) Matadores by Ascension
2 The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto) Lucha Dragons by Ascensions
3 Cesaro & Tyson Kidd Ascension by Primetime Players
4 Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) Cesaro & Kidd by Primetime Players
5 The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) Primetime Players by New Day
6 The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) WINNER: The New Day

 

Ryback defeated King Barrett, Mark Henry, R-Truth, Sheamus, & Dolph Ziggler to win the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 King Barrett Barrett by Truth
2 Dolph Ziggler Truth by Ryback
3 R-Truth Henry by Sheamus
4 Mark Henry (Came out of Pod Early) Ziggler by Sheamus
5 Ryback Sheamus by Ryback
6 Sheamus WINNER: Ryback

 

Bray Wyatt defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, WWE Champion John Cena, Baron Corbin, The Miz, & AJ Styles in an Elimination Chamber Match to win the title (2/12/17 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 John Cena Corbin by Ambrose
2 AJ Styles Ambrose by Miz
3 Dean Ambrose Miz by Cena
4 Bray Wyatt Cena by Wyatt
5 Baron Corbin Styles by Wyatt
6 The Miz WINNER: Bray Wyatt

 

MATCHES BY TYPE

 

#1 CONTENDER’S MATCHES

  1. The Undertaker defeated Batista, Finlay, The Great Khali, WWE United States Champion MVP, & Big Daddy V for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)
  2. Triple H defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho, John Bradshaw Layfield, Shawn Michaels, & Umaga for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/08 WWE No Way Out)
  3. John Cena defeated John Morrison, Randy Orton, CM Punk, R-Truth, & Sheamus for the WWE Championship #1 Contendership (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  4. Jack Swagger defeated WWE Tag Team Champion Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry, Chris Jericho, WWE Tag Team Champion Kane, & Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contendership (2/17/13 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

EXTREME ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCHES

  1. ECW Bobby Lashley defeated ECW Champion The Big Show, Hardcore Holly, CM Punk, Test, & Rob Van Dam in an Extreme Elimination Chamber Match to win the title (12/3/06 ECW December to Dismember)

 

ECW CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

  1. Bobby Lashley defeated ECW Champion The Big Show, Hardcore Holly, CM Punk, Test, & Rob Van Dam in an Extreme Elimination Chamber Match to win the title (12/3/06 ECW December to Dismember)

 

WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

  1. Ryback defeated King Barrett, Mark Henry, R-Truth, Sheamus, & Dolph Ziggler to win the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

  1. WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Cesaro & Tyson Kidd, Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), & The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) to retain the titles (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

  1. WWE Champion John Cena defeated Kurt Angle, Carlito, Chris Masters, WWE World Tag Team Champion Kane, & Shawn Michaels to retain the title (1/8/06 WWE New Year’s Revolution)
  2. Triple H defeated The Big Show, WWE Champion Edge, Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, & The Undertaker to win the title (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  3. John Cena defeated Ted DiBiase, Triple H, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, & WWE Champion Sheamus to win the title (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  4. WWE Champion CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, R-Truth, & Dolph Ziggler to retain the title (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  5. Bray Wyatt defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, WWE Champion John Cena, Baron Corbin, The Miz, & AJ Styles in an Elimination Chamber Match to win the title (2/12/17 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

  1. Shawn Michaels defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, WWE World Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T & Rob Van Dam to win the title (11/17/02 WWE Survivor Series)
  2. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H defeated Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, & Randy Orton to retain the title (8/24/03 WWE SummerSlam)
  3. Triple H defeated Batista, Chris Benoit, Edge, Chris Jericho, & Randy Orton to win the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (1/9/05 WWE New Year’s Revolution)
  4. Edge defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Chris Jericho, Kane, Knox, & Rey Mysterio to win the title (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  5. Chris Jericho defeated John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk, & WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker to win the title (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  6. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Wade Barrett, The Big Show, Kane, Drew McIntyre, & Rey Mysterio to retain the title (2/20/11 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  7. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Wade Barrett, The Big Show, The Great Khali, Santino Marella, & WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes to retain the title (2/19/12 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  8. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Cesaro, Christian, & Sheamus to retain the title (2/23/14 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

TITLE CHANGES

  1. Shawn Michaels defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, WWE World Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T & Rob Van Dam to win the title (11/17/02 WWE Survivor Series)
  2. Triple H defeated Batista, Chris Benoit, Edge, Chris Jericho, & Randy Orton to win the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (1/9/05 WWE New Year’s Revolution)
  3. Bobby Lashley defeated ECW Champion The Big Show, Hardcore Holly, CM Punk, Test, & Rob Van Dam in an Extreme Elimination Chamber Match to win the title (12/3/06 ECW December to Dismember)
  4. Triple H defeated The Big Show, WWE Champion Edge, Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, & The Undertaker to win the title (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  5. Edge defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, Chris Jericho, Kane, Knox, & Rey Mysterio to win the title (2/15/09 WWE No Way Out)
  6. Chris Jericho defeated John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk, & WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker to win the title (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  7. John Cena defeated Ted DiBiase, Triple H, Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, & WWE Champion Sheamus to win the title (2/21/10 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  8. Ryback defeated King Barrett, Mark Henry, R-Truth, Sheamus, & Dolph Ziggler to win the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (5/31/15 WWE Elimination Chamber)
  9. Bray Wyatt defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, WWE Champion John Cena, Baron Corbin, The Miz, & AJ Styles in an Elimination Chamber Match to win the title (2/12/17 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

WRESTLERS BY ENTRANCE

(The number next to the wrestler’s name is their Entrant #. If they competed in multiple matches, the numbers are in numerical order & not in chronological order. The number in ( ) is how many times they entered at that number.)

  1. Dean Ambrose: 3
  2. Kurt Angle: 4
  3. King Barrett/Wade Barrett: 2, 3, 5
  4. Batista: 2, 6
  5. Chris Benoit: 1
  6. The Big Show: 1, 4, 6 (2x)
  7. Daniel Bryan: 2, 3, 6
  8. Sin Cara: 2
  9. Carlito: 3
  10. John Cena:1, 2, 4, 5, 6 (2x)
  11. Cesaro: 2, 3
  12. Christian: 4
  13. Baron Corbin: 5
  14. Ted DiBiase: 5
  15. Diego: 4
  16. Big E: 6
  17. Edge: 1 (2x), 4, 5
  18. Fernando: 4
  19. Finlay: 5
  20. Goldberg: 6
  21. The Great Khali: 4, 5
  22. Triple H: 1, 3 (2x), 5 (3x)
  23. Jeff Hardy: 2, 6
  24. Mark Henry: 6, 1
  25. Hardcore Holly: 2
  26. Chris Jericho 1 (2x), 2 (3x), 3, 4, 6
  27. Kalisto: 2
  28. Kane: 3, 4 (2x), 5, 6
  29. Tyson Kidd: 3
  30. Kofi Kingston: 2 (2x), 6
  31. Mike Knox: 4
  32. Konnor: 1
  33. Vladimir Kozlov: 3
  34. Bobby Lashley:5
  35. John Bradshaw Layfield: 4
  36. Santino Marella: 4
  37. Chris Masters: 5
  38. Drew McIntyre: 5
  39. Shawn Michaels: 1 (3x), 6
  40. The Miz: 5, 6
  41. John Morrison: 1, 5
  42. MVP 6
  43. Rey Mysterio: 2 (2x), 3
  44. Kevin Nash: 4
  45. Titus O’Neil: 5
  46. Randy Orton: 3 (2x), 4, 5 (2x), 6
  47. CM Punk: 1, 2, 3, 6
  48. Cody Rhodes: 3
  49. Ryback: 4
  50. Sheamus: 1 (2x), 2
  51. AJ Styles: 2
  52. Jack Swagger: 3
  53. Booker T: 4
  54. Test: 4
  55. R-Truth: 1, 3, 4, 5
  56. Umaga: 3
  57. The Undertaker: 1, 6 (2x)
  58. Big Daddy V: 3
  59. Rob Van Dam: 1, 2
  60. Viktor: 1
  61. Xavier Woods: 1
  62. Bray Wyatt: 4
  63. Darren Young: 5
  64. Dolph Ziggler: 3, 6

 

WRESTLERS BY ELIMINATIONS

(This list shows the Total Eliminations by Wrestlers in all Chamber Matches)

 

10 ELIMINATIONS: Chris Jericho

7 ELIMINATIONS: Triple H

6 ELIMINATIONS: The Undertaker

5 ELIMINATIONS: John Cena Randy Orton, CM Punk

4 ELIMINATIONS: Edge, Sheamus

3 ELIMINATIONS: Batista, Goldberg, Shawn Michaels, Rey Mysterio

2 ELIMINATIONS: The Big Show, Daniel Bryan, Carlito, Jeff Hardy, Mark Henry, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Konnor, Bobby Lashley, Santino Marella, John Morrison, Titus O’Neil, Ryback, Test, Viktor, Bray Wyatt, Darren Young

1 ELIMINATIONS: Dean Ambrose, Carlito & Chris Masters, Christian, Ted DiBiase, Big E, Finlay, The Miz, R-Truth, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, Unable To Continue, Xavier Woods

 

 

 

2018 WWE ROYAL RUMBLE PARTICPANTS’ HISTORY

As I do every month, it’s time to look at this weekend’s Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View and see the history of all of the participants. As of press time, the entire Rumble Participant List for either match has not been released, so for simplicity’s sake, every active wrestler on the WWE Roster will be listed with their Rumble history in case they get added to the Rumble Match. To see the entire 31 year history of the Royal Rumble, visit the Rumble History Page HERE or search “#RRWL” or #DBWL” on Twitter. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

The Royal Rumble Match itself will be the Main Event of the show, which will be the 5th year in a row that happened. This will be the 5th year in a row in the Main Event for Kofi Kingston, The Miz, & Rusev, & if they are in the match, Harper, Roman Reigns, & Dolph Ziggler. This will be the 3rd year in a row in the Main Event for Mark Henry, if he’ in the match. This will be the 2nd year in a row in the Main Event for Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews, Tye Dillinger, Big E, & Xavier Woods, & if they are in the match Cesaro, Jack Gallagher, Kalisto, & Mojo Rawley. It will be the 1st Main Event since 2016 for Titus O’Neil & Bray Wyatt, & if they are in the match, Curtis Axel, Tyler Breeze, Goldust, & Rowan. If Sin Cara, Fandango, or Zack Ryder is in the Main Event, it will be their 1st Main Event since 2015. If The Usos or Seth Rollins also compete in the Rumble, it will be their 1st Main Event since 2014. If Epico, Jinder Mahal, or Primo are in the Main Event, it will be their 1st Main Event since 2013. It will be Matt Hardy’s 1st Main Event & if he’s in the Rumble, Shelton Benjamin’s 1st since 2010. If the Universal Title or WWE Title Match is the Main Event, it will be the 1st time since 2013 that a Royal Rumble is not the Main Event, making it Kane’s 1st since 2016, & Brock Lesnar & Braun Strowman’s 3rd Main Event in a row, or AJ Styles & Kevin Owens’ 1st Main Event since 2016, & Sami Zayn’s 3rd Main Event in a row. It will be everyone else’s 1st Main Event.

 

Also, a wrestler may be doing double duty by competing in a match & the Rumble match. No Rumble participants have been announced to compete in another match, & no other match participants have been announced to participate in the Rumble. But if it happens, it will be the 8th year in a row someone competed twice at a Royal Rumble. And to avoid redundancy, the wrestlers will only be listed under their respective matches, and not in the Rumble, but I will refer to their Rumble history.

 

Since no Opening Match was announced, here are the facts. If the Women’s Royal Rumble opens, it will be the 2nd year in a row that a Women’s Match opened up a Royal Rumble PPV & Bayley’s 2nd year in a row in the opener. If the Universal Title or WWE Title Match opens up the Royal Rumble, it will be Kevin Owens’ 1st Royal Rumble opener since 2016, Brock Lesnar’s 1st opener since 2003, & the 1st World Title Match to open up a Royal Rumble since 2013. If a Tag Team Title Match opens up the Royal Rumble PPV, it will be the 1st Tag Team Title Match to open up the Royal Rumble since 2004. It will be everyone else’s 1st Royal Rumble opener.

 

 

This will be the 2nd Royal Rumble in a row to not have a WWE Intercontinental Title Match. It will be the 1st Royal Rumble PPV since 2015 to not have a Women’s Title Match. This will be the 1st time that there will be 2 Royal Rumble Matches in WWE History.

 

30-MAN ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH (ANNOUNCED PARTICIPANTS ARE: FINN BALOR, JOHN CENA, BARON CORBIN, APOLLO CREWS, TYE DILLINGER, BIG E, ELIAS, AIDEN ENGLISH, MATT HARDY, KOFI KINGSTON, WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION THE MIZ, SHINSUKE NAKAMURA, TITUS O’NEIL, RANDY ORTON, ROMAN REIGNS, RUSEV, XAVIER WOODS, & BRAY WYATT & 12 TBA)

This is the 31st or 32nd Royal Rumble & the 30th year in a row that there was a Royal Rumble Match. If you count each Rumble as 30 separate participants and the Women’s Rumble take place before the men’s match, the 20th participant of the men’s match will be the 950th Rumble participant in history. For each wrestlers’ individual Rumble Records, look for their name below.

 

Finn Balor (0-0-0)

This will be Balor’s Rumble debut

 

John Cena (6-7-1)

This will be Cena’s 15th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row, his 8th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2013. In his 7 Appearances, he won twice, has lasted 2 hours, 4 minutes, & 17 seconds, & has eliminated 22 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Brock Lesnar [As Entrant #18, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 9:38 at #21] (1/19/03)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #28, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Big Show in 7:37 at #25] (1/25/04)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #25, eliminated (3) Edge (w/Batista), Kane, & Viscera, & was eliminated by Batista in 15:28 at #28] (1/30/05)
  4. Defeated WWE Champion Edge to win the title (1/29/06)
  5. Defeated Umaga in a Last Man Standing Match to retain the WWE Championship (1/28/07)
  6. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #30, eliminated (4) Carlito, Chavo Guerrero, Triple H, & Mark Henry, in 8:27] (1/27/08)
  7. Defeated John Bradshaw Layfield to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (1/25/09)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #19, eliminated (4) Batista, Shelton Benjamin, Kofi Kingston, & Yoshi Tatsu, & was eliminated by Edge in 22:11 at #29] (1/31/10)
  9. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #22, eliminated (7) Tyson Kidd, Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, CM Punk, Alex Riley (w/Kofi Kingston), Mason Ryan, & Heath Slater, & was eliminated by The Miz, who was not an official entrant in 34:17 at #36] (1/30/11)
  10. Wrestled Kane to a Double Count Out (1/29/12)
  11. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #19, eliminated (4) Antonio Cesaro, Cody Rhodes, Ryback, & Heath Slater, in 26:39 at #30] (1/27/13)
  12. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton in a Pinfall or Submission Only Match (1/26/14)
  13. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar along with Seth Rollins in a Triple Threat Match (1/25/15)
  14. Defeated WWE Champion AJ Styles to win the title (1/29/17)

 

Baron Corbin (0-1-0)

This will be Corbin’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 32 minutes & 45 seconds & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #13, eliminated (1) Braun Strowman, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 32:45 at #21] (1/29/17)

 

Apollo Crews (0-1-0)

This will be Crews’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 5 minutes & 47 seconds & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #22, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Luke Harper in 5:47 at #15] (1/29/17)

 

Tye Dillinger (0-1-0)

This will be Dillinger’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he lasted 5 minutes & 30 seconds & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #10, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 5:30 at #8] (1/29/17)

 

Big E (1-3-0)

This will be Big E’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 5th in a row, but will be his 6th match, since he competed twice in 2015. This will be his 4th Royal Rumble Match & 2nd in a row. In his 3 Appearances, he has lasted 27 minutes & 21 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant # 29, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Sheamus in 2:41 at #21] (1/26/14)
  2. With Kofi Kingston as The New Day lost to Cesaro & Tyson Kidd in the Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #20, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rusev in 14:50 at #18] (1/25/15)
  4. With Kofi Kingston as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) to retain the titles (1/24/16)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Cesaro & Sheamus in 9:50 at #12] (1/29/17)

 

Aiden English (0-0-0)

This will be English’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Matt Hardy (2-8-0)

This will be Matt Hardy’s 11th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2010. It will be his 8th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2010. In his 7 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 17 minutes, & 29 seconds & has eliminated 3 wrestlers.

  1. With Jeff Hardy as The Hardy Boyz defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) in an Elimination Tables Match (1/23/00)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #3, eliminated (3) Bull Buchanan (w/Jeff Hardy), Faarooq (w/Jeff Hardy), Jeff Hardy, & was eliminated by Jeff Hardy at the same time in 4:45 at #3] (1/21/01)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Triple H [As Entrant #9, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 4:16 at #10] (1/20/02)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Brock Lesnar [As Entrant #13, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 27:13 at #20] (1/19/03)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #7, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rene Dupree in 14:18 at #8] (1/25/04)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Rey Mysterio [As Entrant #23, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Viscera in 7:42 at #14] (1/29/06)
  7. With WWE Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy defeated MNM (Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro) (1/28/07)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Undertaker [As Entrant #4, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 18:55 at #9] (1/28/07)
  9. Lost to ECW Champion Jack Swagger (1/25/09)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Kane in 0:20 at #10] (1/31/10)

 

Kofi Kingston (1-10-0)

This will be Kofi Kingston’s 10th Royal Rumble PPV, & 10th in a row, but 12th match since he competed twice in 2015 & 2016. This will be his 10th Royal Rumble Match, & 10th in a row, making him tied for 2nd with Dolph Ziggler, unless Dolph doesn’t compete this year, for most Consecutive Rumble Matches. In his 9 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 56 minutes, & 56 seconds, & has eliminated 6 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #22, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Brian Kendrick in 6:58 at #12] (1/25/09)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #27, eliminated (2) R-Truth & Jack Swagger, & was eliminated by John Cena in 3:51 at #25] (1/31/10)
  3. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #26, eliminated (1) Alex Riley (w/John Cena), & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 26:04 at #31] (1/30/11)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #11, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Sheamus in 17:55 at #18] (1/29/12)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #4, eliminated (2) Tensai & Darren Young, & was eliminated by Cody Rhodes in 22:18 at #9] (1/27/13)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #8, eliminated (1) Alexander Rusev (w/CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, & Seth Rollins), & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 12:32 at #7] (1/26/14)
  7. With Big E as The New Day lost to Cesaro & Tyson Kidd in the Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/25/15)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rusev in 2:51 at #13] (1/25/15)
  9. With Big E as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) to retain the titles (1/24/16)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 10, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Chris Jericho in 8:15 at # 6] (1/24/16)
  11. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #14, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Cesaro & Sheamus in 16:12 at #10] (1/29/17)

 

The Miz (2-12-0)

This will be The Miz’s 12th Royal Rumble PPV & his 12th in a row, but will be his 15th match, since he competed twice in 2010, 2013, & 2015. This will be his 11th Royal Rumble Match & 7th in a row. In his 10 Appearances, he has lasted 2 hours, 2 minutes, & 41 seconds, & has eliminated 2 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Undertaker [As Entrant #29, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Great Khali in 0:07 at #20] (1/28/07)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #16, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Hornswoggle in 13:07 at #13] (1/27/08)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #13, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Triple H in 1:18 at #6] (1/25/09)
  4. Defeated MVP to retain the WWE United States Championship (1/31/10)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #16, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by MVP in 0:17 at #8] (1/31/10)
  6. Defeated Randy Orton to retain the title (1/30/11)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #1, eliminated (2) Alex Riley & R-Truth, & was eliminated by The Big Show in 45:39 at #24] (1/29/12)
  8. Lost to WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro in the Pre-Show Match prior to the PPV (1/27/13)
  9. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #28, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Ryback in 5:08 at #24] (1/27/13)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #18, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Luke Harper in 12:01 at #16] (1/26/14)
  11. With Damien Sandow lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) (1/25/15)
  12. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #1, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Bubba Ray Dudley in 4:01 at #1] (1/25/15)
  13. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 25, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 8:23 at # 22] (1/24/16)
  14. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #15, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 32:40 at #24] (1/29/17)

 

Shinsuke Nakamura (0-0-0)

This will be Nakamura’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Titus O’Neil (0-3-0)

This will be Titus O’Neil’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 4th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 3 Appearances, he has lasted 9 minutes & 29 seconds, & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #7, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by David Otunga in 7:30 at #3] (1/27/13)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #26, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns in 0:04 at #17] (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 11, eliminated (1) Goldust, & was eliminated by The Big Show in 8:55 at # 7] (1/24/16)

 

Randy Orton (4-8-0)

This will be Randy Orton’s 12th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row, but will be his 13th match, since he competed twice in 2011. This will be his 9th Royal Rumble Match & 2nd in a row. In his 8 Appearances, he has won twice, has lasted 2 hours, 47 minutes, & 44 seconds, & has eliminated 20 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #2, eliminated (5) Shelton Benjamin, Ernest Miller, Rico, Rikishi, & Booker T, & was eliminated by Mick Foley in 33:43 at #17] (1/25/04)
  2. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H (1/30/05)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Rey Mysterio [As Entrant #30, eliminated (2) Chris Benoit & Orlando Jordan, & was eliminated by Rey Mysterio in 13:04 at #29] (1/29/06)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Undertaker [As Entrant #16, eliminated (2) Super Crazy (w/Edge) & Matt Hardy, & was eliminated by Shawn Michaels in 27:15 at #27] (1/28/07)
  5. Defeated Jeff Hardy to retain the WWE Championship (1/27/08)
  6. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #8, eliminated (3) The Big Show, Triple H, & Kane (w/Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes), in 48:27] (1/25/09)
  7. Lost to WWE Champion Sheamus by Disqualification (1/31/10)
  8. Lost to WWE Champion The Miz (1/30/11)
  9. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #39, eliminated (3) Wade Barrett, Kofi Kingston, & King Sheamus, & was eliminated by Alberto Del Rio in 8:18 at #38] (1/30/11)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #28, eliminated (3) Wade Barrett, The Big Show, & Jey Uso, & was eliminated by Chris Jericho in 5:46 at #28] (1/29/12)
  11. Defeated John Cena in a Pinfall or Submission Only Match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (1/26/14)
  12. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #23, eliminated (1) Roman Reigns, in 20:51] (1/29/17)

 

Roman Reigns (1-4-0)

This will be Reigns’ 5th Royal Rumble PPV, but 6th match since he competed twice in 2017. This will be his 5th Royal Rumble Match & 5th in a row. In his 4 Appearances, he won once, has lasted 2 hours, 6 minutes, 3 seconds, & has eliminated 26 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #15, eliminated (12) Dean Ambrose, Cesaro, Goldust, The Great Khali (w/Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins), Luke Harper, Kofi Kingston, John Bradshaw Layfield, Kevin Nash, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, El Torito, & Dolph Ziggler, & was eliminated by Batista in 33:41 at #29] (1/26/14)
  2. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #19, eliminated (6) The Big Show, Goldust, Kane, Titus O’Neil (w/Dean Ambrose), Rusev, & Stardust in 27:29] (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H in a 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant # 1, eliminated (5) Tyler Breeze (w/AJ Styles), Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, Rusev, & Sheamus & was eliminated by Triple H in 59:50 at # 28] (1/24/16)
  4. Lost to WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens in a No Disqualification (1/29/17)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #30, eliminated (3) Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, & Bray Wyatt, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 5:03 at #29] (1/29/17)

 

Rusev/Alexander Rusev (0-4-0)

This will be Rusev’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 5th in a row. This will be his 5th Royal Rumble Match, & 5th in a row. In his 4 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 6 minutes & 6 seconds, & has eliminated 6 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #6, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Kofi Kingston, CM Punk, Seth Rollins, & Cody Rhodes in 6:42 at #3] (1/26/14)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #15, eliminated (6) Big E, Fandango, Kofi Kingston, Diamond Dallas Page, Adam Rose, & Damien Sandow, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 35:17 at #28] (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 2, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 1:30 at # 1] (1/24/16)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #18, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Goldberg in 22:37 at #20] (1/29/17

 

Xavier Woods (0-1-0)

This will be Woods’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row. This will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 4 minutes & 48 seconds & has eliminated nobody.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #20, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Cesaro & Sheamus in 4:48 at #11] (1/29/17)

 

Bray Wyatt/Husky Harris (1-3-0)

This will be Bray Wyatt’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV, & 1st since 2016. This will be his 4th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 3 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 13 minutes, & 32 seconds, & has eliminated 9 wrestlers.

  1. (As Husky Harris) Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #9, eliminated (3) Ted DiBiase (w/Michael McGillicutty), Mark Henry (w/Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, & CM Punk) & John Morrison (w/Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, & CM Punk), & was eliminated by The Great Khali in 15:48 at #15] (1/30/11)
  2. (As Bray Wyatt) Defeated Daniel Bryan (1/26/14)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #5, eliminated (6) The Boogeyman, Daniel Bryan, Sin Cara, Bubba Ray Dudley, Luke Harper, & Zack Ryder, & was eliminated by The Big Show & Kane in 46:58 at #24] (1/25/15)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 27, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Triple H & Sheamus in 10:46 at # 25] (1/24/16)

 

30-WOMEN ROYAL RUMBLE (ANNOUNCED PARTICIPANTS ARE: ASUKA, SASHA BANKS, BAYLEY, DANA BROOKE, CARMELLA, SONYA DEVILLE, ALICIA FOX, MICKIE JAMES, NIA JAX, LANA, SARAH LOGAN, BECKY LYNCH, LIV MORGAN, NAOMI, NATALYA, RUBY RIOTT, MANDY ROSE, & TAMINA & 12 TBA)

This is the 31st or 32nd Royal Rumble & the 30th year in a row that there was a Royal Rumble Match. If you count each Rumble as 30 separate participants and the Women’s Rumble take place before the men’s match, the 20th participant of the men’s match will be the 950th Rumble participant in history. This will be the most participants to make their Rumble debut since the 1st Royal Rumble in 1988. Natalya & Tamina will become the 1st daughters of a previous Rumble participant to also participate in a Rumble, unless Charlotte Flair & Stephanie McMahon enter the match. Lana, Naomi, & Natalya will join Beth Phoenix as the only spouse of a previous Rumble participant to also participate in a Rumble, unless Brie Bella & Stephanie McMahon enter the match.

 

Asuka (0-0-0)

This will be Asuka’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Sasha Banks (0-1-0)

This will be Banks’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row.

  1. Lost to Nia Jax in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Bayley (0-1-0)

This will be Bayley’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row.

  1. Lost to WWE Raw Womens’ Champion Charlotte Flair (1/29/17)

 

Dana Brooke (0-0-0)

This will be Brooke’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Carmella (0-0-0)

This will be Carmella’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Sonya Deville (0-0-0)

This will be Deville’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Alicia Fox (0-2-0)

This will be Fox’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2012

  1. With Katie Lea Burchill, Jillian Hall, Maryse, & Natalya lost to The Bella Twins (Brie & Nikki Bella), Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, & Eve Torres in a 10-Diva’s Tag Team Dark Match prior to the PPV (1/31/10)
  2. With Kelly Kelly, Tamina Snuka, & Eve Torres lost to The Bella Twins (Brie & Nikki Bella), Natalya, & WWE Diva’s Champion Beth Phoenix in an 8-Diva’s Tag Team Match (1/29/12)

 

Mickie James (2-1-0)

This will be James’ 4th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row.

  1. Defeated Ashley with Special Guest Referee WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus (1/29/06)
  2. Defeated WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool to win the title (1/31/10)
  3. With WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss & Natalya lost to Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, & Naomi in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Nia Jax (1-0-0)

This will be Jax’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row.

  1. Defeated Sasha Banks in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV(1/29/17)

 

Lana (0-0-0)

This will be Lana’s Royal Rumble debut.

 

Sarah Logan (0-0-0)

This will be Logan’s Royal Rumble debut.

 

Becky Lynch (1-1-0)

This will be Lynch’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV in a row.

  1. Lost to WWE Diva’s Champion Charlotte (1/24/16)
  2. With Nikki Bella & Naomi defeated WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, & Natalya in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Liv Morgan (0-0-0)

This will be Morgan’s Royal Rumble debut.

 

Naomi (1-0-0)

This will be Naomi’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row.

  1. With Nikki Bella & Becky Lynch defeated WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, & Natalya in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Natalya (1-4-0)

This will be Natalya’s 6th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row.

  1. With Katie Lea Burchill, Alicia Fox, Jillian Hall, & Maryse lost to The Bella Twins (Brie & Nikki Bella), Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim, & Eve Torres in a 10-Diva’s Tag Team Dark Match prior to the PPV (1/31/10)
  2. Lost the WWE Diva’s Championship to Eve Torres along with Layla & Michelle McCool in a Fatal 4-Way Match (1/30/11)
  3. With The Bella Twins (Brie & Nikki Bella) & WWE Diva’s Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Alicia Fox, Kelly Kelly, Tamina Snuka, & Eve Torres in an 8-Diva’s Tag Team Match (1/29/12)
  4. With Paige lost to The Bella Twins (Brie & WWE Diva’s Champion Nikki Bella) (1/25/15)
  5. With WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss & Mickie James lost to Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, & Naomi in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Ruby Riott (0-0-0)

This will be Riott’s Royal Rumble debut.

 

Mandy Rose (0-0-0)

This will be Rose’s Royal Rumble debut

 

Tamina/Tamina Snuka (0-1-0)

This will be Tamina’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2012.

  1. (As Tamina Snuka) With Alicia Fox, Kelly Kelly, & Eve Torres lost to The Bella Twins (Brie & Nikki Bella), Natalya, & WWE Diva’s Champion Beth Phoenix in an 8-Diva’s Tag Team Match (1/29/12)

 

TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FOR THE WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP: KANE VS WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION BROCK LESNAR VS BRAUN STROWMAN

This will be the 42nd or 43rd WWE/World Championship Match, also counting ECW Championship Matches at a Royal Rumble PPV. The WWE/World Title has changed hands 9 times at a Royal Rumble PPV, with the last title change taking place in 2017. This will be the 5th Triple Threat Match at a Royal Rumble & 1st since 2015. This will be the 4th WWE or World Title to be defended in a Triple Threat Match. It has never changed hands in a Triple Threat Match.

 

Kane/Isaac Yankem DDS/Diesel II (1-19-1)

This will be Kane’s 20th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016, but 22nd match since he competed twice in 2013. It will be his 2nd Title Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st Triple Threat Match at the Royal Rumble & 1st Non-Rumble Match since 2013. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 20th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 19 Appearances, he has lasted 3 hours, 36 minutes, & 44 seconds, & has eliminated 45 wrestlers, which is the Record for Most Eliminations & Most Rumble Matches.

  1.  (As Isaac Yankem DDS) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Shawn Michaels [As Entrant #27, eliminated (1) Fatu, & was eliminated by Shawn Michaels in 7:05 at #25] (1/21/96)
  2. (As Diesel II) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #23, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Steve Austin in 17:49 at #28] (1/19/97)
  3. (As Kane) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Mr. McMahon [As Entrant #18, eliminated (4) Road Dogg, The Godfather, Goldust, Kurrgan, & eliminated himself, as he ran away from orderlies in 0:53 at #15] (1/24/99)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Rock [As Entrant #28, eliminated (3) Prince Albert, Billy Gunn, & Val Venis, & was eliminated by X-Pac in 6:11 at #27] (1/23/00)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #6, eliminated (11) Albert, Steve Blackman, Crash Holly, The Honky Tonk Man, Scotty 2 Hotty (w/The Undertaker), Raven, The Rock, Perry Saturn, Grand Master Sexay, Al Snow, & Tazz, & was eliminated by Steve Austin in 53:46 at #29] (1/21/01)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Triple H [As Entrant #28, eliminated (1) The Big Show, & was eliminated by Kurt Angle in 1:02 at #25] (1/20/02)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Brock Lesnar [As Entrant #22, eliminated (3) A-Train, Rosey, Rob Van Dam, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 20:24 at #28] (1/19/03)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #12, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Booker T in 1:30 at #6] (1/25/04)
  9. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #27, eliminated (2) Mark Jindrak & Chris Jericho, & was eliminated by John Cena in 3:54 at #21] (1/30/05)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Rey Mysterio [As Entrant #9, eliminated (1) Bobby Lashley (w/The Big Show), & was eliminated by Triple H in 3:33 at #8] (1/29/06)
  11. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Undertaker [As Entrant #10, eliminated (3) King Booker, Tommy Dreamer, & Sabu, & was eliminated by King Booker, who was already eliminated in 13:21 at #11] (1/28/07)
  12. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #20, eliminated (3) John Morrison, Roddy Piper, & Jimmy Snuka, & was eliminated by Batista & Triple H in 17:58 at #27] (1/27/08)
  13. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #23, eliminated (3) Finlay, Santino Marella, & Dolph Ziggler, & was eliminated by Ted DiBiase, Randy Orton, & Cody Rhodes in 18:21 at #24] (1/25/09)
  14. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #12, eliminated (1) Matt Hardy, & was eliminated by Triple H in 10:59 at #11] (1/31/10)
  15. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #40, eliminated (1) Ezekiel Jackson, & was eliminated by Rey Mysterio in 1:36 at #34] (1/30/11)
  16. Wrestled John Cena to a Double Count Out (1/29/12)
  17. With Daniel Bryan as WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No defeated Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow) to retain the titles (1/27/13)
  18. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #24, eliminated (2) Daniel Bryan (w/Antonio Cesaro) & The Great Khali (w/Daniel Bryan), & was eliminated by Daniel Bryan in 1:46 at #15] (1/27/13)
  19. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #5, eliminated (1) CM Punk after he was already eliminated, & was eliminated by CM Punk in 0:56 at #2] (1/26/14)
  20. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #24, eliminated (4) Dean Ambrose (w/The Big Show), Ryback (w/The Big Show), Bray Wyatt (w/The Big Show), & Dolph Ziggler (w/The Big Show), & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 16:56 at #26] (1/25/15)
  21. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 7, eliminated (1) R-Truth, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 18:44 at # 9] (1/24/16)

 

 

Brock Lesnar (5-2-0)

This will be Brock Lesnar’s 7th Royal Rumble PPV, & his 4th in a row, but his 8th match, since he competed twice in 2003. This will be his 3rd Championship Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 2nd Triple Threat Match & 1st since 2015, which was also the last time he was not in a Rumble Match. If he is also in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 4th Royal Rumble Match & 3rd in a row. In his 3 Appearances, he won once, has lasted 21 minutes & 42 seconds, & has eliminated 11 wrestlers.

  1. Defeated The Big Show in a Royal Rumble Qualifying Match (1/19/03)
  2. Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #29, eliminated (4) Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, Matt Hardy, & The Undertaker, in 8:59] (1/19/03)
  3. Defeated Hardcore Holly to retain the WWE Championship (1/25/04)
  4. Defeated The Big Show (1/26/14)
  5. Defeated John Cena & Seth Rollins in a Triple Threat Match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (1/25/15)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 23, eliminated (4) Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, & Jack Swagger, & was eliminated by Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, & Braun Strowman, who were already eliminated in 8:13 at # 21] (1/24/16)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #26, eliminated (3) Dean Ambrose, Enzo Amore, & Dolph Ziggler, & was eliminated by Goldberg in 4:30 at #19] (1/29/17)

 

Braun Strowman (0-2-0)

This will be Braun Strowman’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. This will be his 2nd Title Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st ever Non-Rumble Match & Triple Threat Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he is also in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 3rd in a row. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 29 minutes & 55 seconds, & has eliminated 12 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 17, eliminated (5) The Big Show, Kane, Mark Henry (w/Luke Harper & Erick Rowan), Brock Lesnar (w/Luke Harper & Erick Rowan, after they were already eliminated), & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 16:44 at # 19] (1/24/16)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #7, eliminated (7) The Big Show, Big Cass, Tye Dillinger, James Ellsworth, Mark Henry, Kalisto, & Mojo Rawley, & was eliminated by Baron Corbin in 13:11 at #9] (1/29/17)

 

2-ON-1 HANDICAP MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE CHAMPION AJ STYLES VS KEVIN OWENS & SAMI ZAYN

This will be the 43rd or 44th WWE/World Championship Match, also counting ECW Championship Matches at a Royal Rumble PPV. The WWE/World Title has changed hands 9 times at a Royal Rumble PPV, with the last title change taking place in 2017. This will be the 1st ever Handicap Match at a Royal Rumble PPV, therefore there has never been a title change in a Handicap Match at a Royal Rumble PPV.

 

AJ Styles (0-2-0)

This will be AJ Styles’ 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. It will be his 3rdWWE Title Match in a row. It will be his 1st ever Handicap Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. He & Kevin Owens will be the 1st wrestlers since Triple H in 2003-2005 to compete in 3 World/WWE Title Matches in a row. Styles will also be the 1st wrestler since CM Punk in 2012 & 2013 to be defending WWE Champion in back-to-back Royal Rumbles. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble Match, it will be 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 27 minutes & 53 seconds, & has eliminated 2 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 3, eliminated (2) Curtis Axel & Tyler Breeze (w/Roman Reigns), & was eliminated by Kevin Owens in 27:53 at # 11] (1/24/16)
  2. Lost the WWE Championship to John Cena (1/29/17)

 

 

Kevin Owens (1-2-0)

This will be Kevin Owens’ 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row, but 4th match, since he competed twice in 2016. It will be the 3rd year in a row that he will be in a singles match & a stipulation match, his 3rd WWE/Universal Title Match in a row, & 1st Handicap Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. He joins AJ Styles as the 1st wrestler since Triple H in 2003- 2005 to compete in 3 World/WWE Title Matches in a row. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble Match, it will be 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 4 minutes & 28 seconds, & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose in a Last Man Standing Match (1/24/16)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 18, eliminated (1) AJ Styles, & was eliminated by Sami Zayn in 4:28 at # 12] (1/24/16)
  3. Defeated Roman Reigns in a No Disqualification Match to retain the WWE Universal Championship (1/29/17)

 

Sami Zayn (0-2-0)

This will be Sami Zayn’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. It will be his 2nd Title Match & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st Handicap Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st Non-Rumble Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he also competes in the Rumble Match, it will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 3rd in a row. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 51 minutes & 27 seconds, & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 20, eliminated (1) Kevin Owens, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 4:33 at # 15] (1/24/16)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #8, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 46:54 at #25] (1/29/17)

 

WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS JASON JORDAN & SETH ROLLINS VS CESARO & SHEAMUS

This will be the 15th or 16th WWE Tag Team/World Tag Team/Unified Tag Team Championship Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. The Tag Team Title has changed hands 5 times, with the last title change taking place in 2017. This will be the 1st time that there will be 2 Tag Team Title Matches at a Royal Rumble PPV.

 

Jason Jordan (0-0-0)

This will be Jason Jordan’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Tag Team Title Match.

 

Seth Rollins (0-2-0)

This will be Seth Rollins’ 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2015. It will be his Tag Team Title Match or Tag Team Match of any kind at the Royal Rumble PPV. If he is also in the Royal Rumble Match, It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2014. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 48 minutes & 31 seconds, & has eliminated 3 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #2, eliminated (3) The Great Khali (w/Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns), Rey Mysterio & Alexander Rusev (w/Kofi Kingston, CM Punk, & Cody Rhodes), & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 48:31 at #25] (1/26/14)
  2. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar along with John Cena in a Triple Threat Match (1/25/15)

 

Cesaro/Antonio Cesaro (2-5-0)

This will be Cesaro’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row, but 8th match since he competed twice in 2013, 2015, & 2017. This will be his 2nd Tag Team Title Match in a row at a Royal Rumble PPV. Cesaro & Sheamus will be the 2nd tag team in a row after The Usos in 2014 & 2015 to compete in back-to-back Tag Team Title Matches at a Royal Rumble. If he doesn’t compete in the Rumble too, it will be the 1st time since 2014 that he only competed in 1 match. But, if he competes in the Royal Rumble Match, it will be his 5th Royal Rumble Match & 2nd in a row. In his 4 Appearances, he has lasted 37 minutes & 31 seconds, & has eliminated 4 wrestlers.

  1. (As Antonio Cesaro) Defeated The Miz to retain the WWE United States Championship in the Pre-Show Match prior to the PPV (1/27/13)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #22, eliminated (1) Daniel Bryan (w/Kane), & was eliminated by John Cena in 8:50 at #18] (1/27/13)
  3. (As Cesaro) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant # 21, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 16:57 at #24] (1/26/14)
  4. With Tyson Kidd defeated The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) in the Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/25/15)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #28, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Dolph Ziggler in 4:56 at #22] (1/25/15)
  6. With Sheamus lost the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship to Gallows & Anderson (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #19, eliminated (3) Big E (w/Sheamus), Kofi Kingston (w/Sheamus), & Xavier Woods (w/Sheamus), & was eliminated by Chris Jericho in 6:48 at #13] (1/29/17)

 

Sheamus/King Sheamus (2-6-0)

This will be Sheamus’ 8th Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. It will be his 2nd Tag Team Title Match in a row. Cesaro & Sheamus will be the 2nd tag team in a row after The Usos in 2014 & 2015 to compete in back-to-back Tag Team Title Matches at a Royal Rumble. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 7th Royal Rumble Match & 3rd year in a row. In his 6 Appearances, he has lasted 2 hours, 10 minutes, & 46 seconds, & has eliminated 13 wrestlers.

  1. (As Sheamus) Defeated Randy Orton by Disqualification to retain the title (1/31/10)
  2. (As King Sheamus) Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #28, eliminated (1) Hornswoggle, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 21:49 at #32] (1/30/11)
  3. (As Sheamus) Won the 30-Man Royal Rumble [As Entrant #22, eliminated (3) Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, & Jack Swagger (w/The Big Show), in 22:21] (1/29/12)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #11, eliminated (4) Brodus Clay (w/Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Heath Slater, & Darren Young), Jinder Mahal, David Otunga, & Dolph Ziggler, & was eliminated by Ryback in 37:23 at #28] (1/27/13)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #17, eliminated (1) Big E, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 28:11 at #28] (1/26/14)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 29, eliminated (1) Bray Wyatt (w/Triple H), & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 8:45 at # 27] (1/24/16)
  7. With Cesaro lost the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship to Gallows & Anderson (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #16, eliminated (3) Big E (w/Cesaro), Kofi Kingston (w/Cesaro), & Xavier Woods (w/Cesaro), & was eliminated by Chris Jericho in 12:17 at #14] (1/29/17)

 

2 OUT OF 3 FALLS MATCH FOR THE WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPION THE USOS (JEY & JIMMY USO) VS SHELTON BENJAMIN & CHAD GABLE

This will be the 15th or 16th WWE Tag Team/World Tag Team/Unified Tag Team Championship Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. The Tag Team Title has changed hands 5 times, with the last title change taking place in 2017. This will be the 1st time that there will be 2 Tag Team Title Matches at a Royal Rumble PPV. This will be the 4th 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at a Royal Rumble PPV, the 1st since 1989, & 1st 2 Out of 3 Falls Title Match since the Women’s Tag Team Title Match in 1988.

 

Jey Uso (1-3-0)

This will be Jey Uso’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 3rd Tag Team Title Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2014. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 11 minutes & 26 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #24, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 7:05 at #20] (1/29/12)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #23, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Luke Harper in 4:21 at #17] (1/26/14)
  3. With Jimmy Uso as WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated The Miz & Damien Sandow (1/25/15)
  4. With Jimmy Uso as The Usos lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (1/25/16)

 

Jimmy Uso (1-2-0)

This will be Jimmy Uso’s 4th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 3rd Tag Team Title Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble, it will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2014. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 7 minutes & 46 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #9, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Dean Ambrose in 7:46 at #5] (1/26/14)
  2. With Jey Uso as WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated The Miz & Damien Sandow (1/25/15)
  3. With Jey Uso as The Usos lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) (1/25/16)

 

Shelton Benjamin (0-8-0)

This will be Shelton Benjamin’s 9th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2010. It will be his 1st ever Tag Team Title Match at a Royal Rumble PPV, 1st 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at a Royal Rumble PPV, & 1st ever Non-Rumble Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. In his 8 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour & 43 seconds & has eliminated 4 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Brock Lesnar [As Entrant #23, eliminated (2) Goldust (w/Charlie Haas) & Booker T (w/Charlie Haas), & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 10:55 at #19] (1/19/03)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 0:37 at #14] (1/25/04)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #9, eliminated (1) Muhammad Hassan (w/Chris Benoit, Edge, Chris Jericho, Luther Reigns, & Booker T), & was eliminated by Edge in 14:35 at #9] (1/30/05)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Rey Mysterio [As Entrant #28, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Shawn Michaels in 6:51 at #24] (1/29/06)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to The Undertaker [As Entrant #9, eliminated (1) Viscera (w/Chris Benoit, Edge, Hardcore Holly, Johnny Nitro, CM Punk, Kevin Thorn, & Rob Van Dam), & was eliminated by Shawn Michaels in 22:22 at #14] (1/28/07)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody & was eliminated by Shawn Michaels in 0:18 at #7] (1/27/08)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #20, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 4:17 at #10] (1/25/09)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #20, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by John Cena in 0:48 at #18] (1/31/10)

 

Chad Gable (0-0-0)

This will be Gable’s Royal Rumble debut, 1st Tag Team Title Match, & 1st 2 Out of 3 Falls Match at a Royal Rumble PPV.

 

KICKOFF MATCH: US OPEN CHALLENGE VS WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION BOBBY ROODE

This will be the 4th United States Championship Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be the 1st time that it will be defended on a Pre-Show/Kickoff Show since 2013. The United States Title has changed hands once, with the last title change taking place in 2016.

 

Bobby Roode (0-0-0)

This will be Roode’s Royal Rumble debut

 

 

KICKOFF MATCH: GALLOWS & ANDERSON (KARL ANDERSON & LUKE GALLOWS) VS THE REVIVAL (SCOTT DAWSON & DASH WILDER)

This will be the 5th year in a row that there will be a Tag Team Match on the Kickoff Show. It will be the 1st Non-Title Tag Team Match since 2016.

 

Karl Anderson (1-0-0)

This will be Anderson’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Kickoff Match in a row.

  1. With Luke Gallows as Gallows & Anderson defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus to win the titles in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Luke Gallows (0-1-0)

This will be Gallows’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Kickoff Match in a row.

  1. With Karl Anderson as Gallows & Anderson defeated WWE Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus to win the titles in a Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV(1/29/17)

 

Scott Dawson (0-0-0)

This will be Dawson’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

Dash Wilder (0-0-0)

This will be Wilder’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

6-MAN TAG TEAM KICKOFF MATCH: LINCE DORADO, KALISTO, & GRAN METALIK VS JACK GALLAGHER, DREW GULAK, & TJP

This will be the 6th 6-Person Tag Team Match at a Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd year in a row. This will be the 2nd year in a row that there will be a 6-Person Tag Team Match on the Kickoff Show. Kalisto & Jack Gallagher will be the 2nd year in a row after Sheamus last year to go from the Royal Rumble main event to the following year’s Kickoff Show.

 

Lince Dorado (0-0-0)

This will be Dorado’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

Kalisto (1-1-0)

This will be Kalisto’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. It will be his 1st Kickoff Match & 1st Tag Team Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he also competes in the Rumble Match, it will be his 2nd Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he lasted 8 minutes & 16 seconds, & eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Defeated WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio to win the title (1/24/16)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #3, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 8:16 at #4] (1/29/17)

 

Gran Metalik (0-0-0)

This will be Metalik’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

Jack Gallagher (0-1-0)

This will be Gallagher’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row. It will be his 1st Kickoff Match & 1st Tag Team Match at a Royal Rumble PPV. If he also competes in the Royal Rumble, he will be 2nd Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he lasted 3 minutes & 18 seconds & eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #5, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Mark Henry in 3:18 at #1] (1/29/17)

 

Drew Gulak (0-0-0)

This will be Gulak’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

TJP (0-0-0)

This will be TJP’s Royal Rumble debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

REST OF THE WWE ROSTER’S ROYAL RUMBLE RECORDS

Since WWE has only announced 18 out of the 30 Participants for the Men’s Royal Rumble & 19 of the 30 Participants for the Women’s Royal Rumble, I have included everyone’s record that is on the current WWE Roster. If they are on the current roster & are not listed, then they will be making their Royal Rumble debut. If a Legend returns, then go to darrenswinloss.wordpress.com/wwerr to see all 316 Royal Rumble Participants’ Records.

 

Alexa Bliss (0-1-0)

This will be Bliss’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 1st Royal Rumble Match.

  1. With Mickie James & Natalya lost to Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch, & Naomi in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV (1/29/17)

 

Curtis Axel/Michael McGillicutty (0-3-0)

This will be Curtis Axel’s 4th Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row. It will be his 4th Royal Rumble Match & 2nd in a row. In his 3 Appearances, he has lasted 16 minutes & 18 seconds, & has eliminated 4 wrestlers.

  1.  (As Michael McGillicutty) Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #13, eliminated (4) Ted DiBiase (w/Husky Harris), Mark Henry (w/Husky Harris, David Otunga, & CM Punk), JTG, & John Morrison (w/Husky Harris, David Otunga, & CM Punk), & was eliminated by John Cena in 15:07 at #20] (1/30/11)
  2. (As Curtis Axel) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #6, never entered the match, as he was attacked by Erick Rowan in the aisle and couldn’t continue] (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 5, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by AJ Styles in 1:11 at # 3] (1/24/16)

 

Tyler Breeze (0-1-0)

This will be Tyler Breeze’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 2nd in a row. It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 2nd in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 1 minute & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 4, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns & AJ Styles in 1:00 at # 2] (1/24/16)

 

Sin Cara (0-2-0)

This will be Sin Cara’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2015. It will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2015. In his 2 Appearances, Cara, Sin has lasted 4 minutes & 4 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #29, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Ryback in 3:27 at #23] (1/27/13)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #8, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Bray Wyatt in 0:38 at #6] (1/25/15)

 

Bo Dallas (0-1-0)

This will be Bo Dallas’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2013. It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2013. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 21 minutes & 42 seconds, & has eliminated 1 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #16, eliminated (1) Wade Barrett, & was eliminated by Wade Barrett, who was already eliminated in 21:42 at #21] (1/27/13)

 

Epico (0-1-0)

This will be Epico’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2012. It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2012. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 11 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #10, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Mick Foley in 0:11 at #6] (1/29/12)

 

Fandango (0-2-0)

This will be Fandango’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2015. It will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2015. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 10 minutes & 20 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #19, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by El Torito in 2:45 at #13] (1/26/14)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #11, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rusev in 7:35 at #10] (1/25/15)

 

Charlotte Flair/Charlotte (2-0-0)

This will be Flair’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 1st Royal Rumble Match.

  1. (As Charlotte) Defeated Becky Lynch to retain the WWE Diva’s Championship (1/24/16)
  2. (As Charlotte Flair) Defeated Bayley to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship (1/29/17)

 

Goldust/Dustin Rhodes/The Artist Formally Known As Goldust (1-15-0)

This will be Goldust’s 14th Royal Rumble PPV & 5th in a row, but will be his 17th match, since he competed twice in 1997, 1998, & 2014. It will be his 12th Royal Rumble Match & 5th in a row. In his 11 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 6 minutes, & 25 seconds, & has eliminated 4 wrestlers.

  1.  (As Dustin Rhodes) With Dusty Rhodes lost to Ted DiBiase & Virgil (1/19/91)
  2. (As Goldust) Defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon to win the title (1/21/96)
  3. Lost to WWF Intercontinental Champion Hunter Hearst Helmsley (1/19/97)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #14, eliminated (1) Hunter Hearst Helmsley, & was eliminated by Owen Hart in 5:33 at #13] (1/19/97)
  5. (As The Artist Formally Known As Goldust) Lost to Vader (1/18/98)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #17, eliminated (2) Mankind & Vader, & was eliminated by Chainz in 4:56 at #23] (1/18/98)
  7. (As Goldust) Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Mr. McMahon [As Entrant #16, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Kane in 4:02 at #14] (1/24/99)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Triple H [As Entrant #2, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Undertaker in 13:00 at #6] (1/20/02)
  9. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Brock Lesnar [As Entrant #27, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas in 0:47 at #14] (1/19/03)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Rey Mysterio [As Entrant #29, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rob Van Dam in 3:09 at #20] (1/29/06)
  11. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #17, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Cody Rhodes in 1:11 at #8] (1/25/09)
  12. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #8, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Cody Rhodes in 9:41 at #5] (1/27/13)
  13. With Cody Rhodes as The Rhodes Brothers lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn) in the Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (1/26/14)
  14. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #10, eliminated (1) Cody Rhodes, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 11:50 at #12] (1/26/14)
  15. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #16, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 6:21 at #14] (1/25/15)
  16. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 8, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Titus O’Neil in 5:55 at # 4] (1/24/16)

 

Harper/Luke Harper (0-4-0)

This will be Harper’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 5th in a row. This will be his 5th Royal Rumble Match & 5th in a row. In his 4 Appearances, he has lasted 52 minutes & 50 seconds, & has eliminated 7 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #22, eliminated (2) The Miz & Jey Uso, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 15:02 at #23] (1/26/14)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #4, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Bray Wyatt in 4:13 at #4] (1/25/15)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 13, eliminated (4) Mark Henry (w/Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman), Brock Lesnar (w/Erick Rowan & Braun Strowman, after they were already eliminated), Neville, & Stardust, & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 23:40 at # 18] (1/24/16)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #25, eliminated (1) Apollo Crews, & was eliminated by Goldberg in 9:55 at #22] (1/29/17)

 

Curt Hawkins (0-1-0)

This will be Curt Hawkins’ 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2011. It will be his 1st Royal Rumble Match.

  1. Lost to R-Truth in a Dark Match prior to the PPV (1/30/11)

 

Mark Henry (1-11-0)

This will be Mark Henry’s 12th Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row, but will be his 13th match, since he competed twice in 2016. It will be his 10th Royal Rumble Match & 3rd in a row. In his 9 Appearances, he has lasted 58 minutes & 32 seconds, & has eliminated 5 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Steve Austin [As Entrant #21, eliminated (2) Phineas I. Godwinn & Ahmed Johnson (w/D-Lo Brown), & was eliminated by Faarooq in 19:07 at #25] (1/18/98)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Mr. McMahon [As Entrant #26, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Chyna in 7:57 at #21] (1/24/99)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #3, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Chris Benoit in 5:14 at #3] (1/25/04)
  4. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle (1/29/06)
  5. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #25, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by John Cena in 9:12 at #24] (1/27/08)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #19, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Rey Mysterio in 3:14 at #9] (1/25/09)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #23, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by R-Truth in 3:09 at #22] (1/31/10)
  8. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #11, eliminated (2) Chavo Guerrero & Yoshi Tatsu, & was eliminated by Husky Harris, Michael McGillicutty, David Otunga, & CM Punk in 7:04 at #11] (1/30/11)
  9. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan along with The Big Show in a Triple Threat Steel Cage Match (1/29/12)
  10. With Jack Swagger defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley), & Damien Sandow & Darren Young in the Kickoff Show Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Royal Rumble Qualifying Match prior to the PPV (1/24/16)
  11. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 22, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, & Braun Strowman in 0:30 at # 16] (1/24/16)
  12. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #6, eliminated (1) Jack Gallagher, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 3:15 at #5] (1/29/17)

 

Konnor (1-1-0)

This will be Konnor’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. It will be his Royal Rumble debut.

  1. With Viktor as The Ascension defeated The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) (1/25/15)
  2. With Viktor as The Ascension lost to Mark Henry & Jack Swagger along with The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) & Damien Sandow & Darren Young in the Kickoff Show Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Royal Rumble Qualifying Match prior to the PPV (1/24/16)

 

Jinder Mahal (0-2-0)

This will be Jinder Mahal’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2013. It will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2013. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 3 minutes & 27 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #14, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Great Khali in 1:17 at #10] (1/29/12)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #27, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Sheamus in 2:10 at #19] (1/27/13)

 

Primo (0-1-0)

This will be Primo’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2012. It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2012. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 1 minute & 57 seconds, & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #6, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Mick Foley in 1:57 at #3] (1/29/12)

 

Mojo Rawley (0-1-0)

This will be Rawley’s 2nd Royal Rumble PPV in a row & 2nd Royal Rumble Match in a row. In his 1 Appearance, he lasted 6 minutes & 15 seconds & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #4, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Braun Strowman in 6:15 at #2] (1/29/17)

 

Rhyno (0-2-0)

This will be Rhyno’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2005. It will be his 2nd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2004. In his 1 Appearance, he has lasted 14 minutes, & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Chris Benoit [As Entrant #6, eliminated (1) Tajiri, & was eliminated by Chris Benoit in 14:00 at #7] (1/25/04)
  2. Lost to Maven in a Sunday Night Heat Match prior to the PPV (1/30/05)

 

Rowan/Erick Rowan (0-2-0)

This will be Rowan’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2016. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 9 minutes & 1 second & has eliminated 2 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #25, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Batista in 4:47 at #18] (1/26/14)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 21, eliminated (2) Mark Henry (w/Luke Harper & Braun Strowman) & Brock Lesnar (w/Luke Harper & Braun Strowman, after they were already eliminated), & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 4:14 at # 17] (1/24/16)

 

Zack Ryder (0-4-0)

This will be Ryder’s 5th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2015. This will be his 5th Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2015. In his 4 Appearances, he has lasted 4 minutes & 23 seconds & has eliminated 0 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #7, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by CM Punk in 0:32 at #6] (1/31/10)
  2. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #4, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Daniel Bryan in 0:43 at #2] (1/30/11)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #25, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Randy Orton in 2:34 at #17] (1/27/13)
  4. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #9, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Bray Wyatt in 0:34 at #7] (1/25/15)

 

Heath Slater (0-3-0)

This will be Heath Slater’s 4th Royal Rumble PPV & 1st since 2013. It will be his 3rd Royal Rumble Match & 1st since 2013. In his 2 Appearances, he has lasted 16 minutes & 46 seconds, & has eliminated 1 wrestler.

  1. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #25, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by John Cena in 0:57 at #23] (1/30/11)
  2. Lost to Yoshi Tatsu in a Dark Match prior to the PPV (1/29/12)
  3. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #10, eliminated (1) Brodus Clay (w/Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Sheamus, & Darren Young), & was eliminated by John Cena in 15:49 at #11] (1/27/13)

 

Viktor (1-1-0)

This will be Viktor’s 3rd Royal Rumble PPV & 3rd in a row. This will be Viktor’s 1st Royal Rumble Match.

  1. With Konnor as The Ascension defeated The New Age Outlaws (Billy Gunn & Road Dogg) (1/25/15)
  2. With Konnor as The Ascension lost to Mark Henry & Jack Swagger along with The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) & Damien Sandow & Darren Young in the Kickoff Show Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Royal Rumble Qualifying Match prior to the PPV (1/25/16)

 

Dolph Ziggler (0-11-0)

This will be Dolph Ziggler’s 10th Royal Rumble PPV, & 10th in a row, but 12th match, since he competed twice in 2011 & 2012. This will be his 10th Royal Rumble Match, & his 10th in a row, making him tied for 2nd with Kofi Kingston, for most Consecutive Rumble Matches. In his 9 Appearances, he has lasted 1 hour, 39 minutes, & 15 seconds, & has eliminated 7 wrestlers.

  1. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #27, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Kane in 0:21 at #14] (1/25/09)
  2. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Edge [As Entrant #1, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by CM Punk in 2:29 at #2] (1/31/10)
  3. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge (1/30/11)
  4. Lost the 40-Man Royal Rumble to Alberto Del Rio [As Entrant #31, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by The Big Show in 7:12 at #27] (1/30/11)
  5. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk (1/29/12)
  6. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Sheamus [As Entrant #18, eliminated (3) The Great Khali (w/Cody Rhodes), Kharma, & Booker T (w/Cody Rhodes), & was eliminated by The Big Show in 19:46 at #26] (1/29/12)
  7. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to John Cena [As Entrant #1, eliminated (2) The Godfather & Chris Jericho, & was eliminated by Sheamus in 49:47 at #27] (1/27/13)
  8. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Batista [As Entrant #12, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Roman Reigns in 5:59 at #8] (1/26/14)
  9. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Roman Reigns [As Entrant #30, eliminated (2) Bad News Barrett & Cesaro, & was eliminated by The Big Show & Kane in 2:20 at #23] (1/25/15)
  10. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Triple H [As Entrant # 28, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Triple H in 7:00 at # 24] (1/24/16)
  11. Lost the 30-Man Royal Rumble to Randy Orton [As Entrant #24, eliminated nobody, & was eliminated by Brock Lesnar in 4:21 at #17] (1/29/17)

 

NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA PARTICIPANTS’ TAKEOVER HISTORY

Since I do the blogs looking at every Pay-Per-View every month, I thought I would do one looking at NXT Takeover: Philadelphia. To see the entire history of Takeover, visit the Takeover History HERE. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

Since no opening match has been announced, here are the facts. If Kassius Ohno VS The Velveteen Dream opens up Takeover, it will be Ohno’s 2nd straight Takeover opener. If the Extreme Rules match between Aleister Black & Adam Cole opens the show, it will be both Black & Cole’s 1st Takeover opener, & Cole will also be the 1st wrestler since Johnny Gargano at Takeover: Chicago on May 20 & Brooklyn on August 19, 2017 to go from the Takeover main event to the following Takeover’s opener. If the Tag Title Match opens up Takeover, it will be the 1st Tag Title Match since American Alpha VS The Revival at Takeover: Dallas on April 1, 2016 to do so & will be The Authors of Pain & The Undisputed ERA’s 1st opener. They will also be the 1st wrestlers since Gargano to compete in the main event & then opener. If the Women’s Title Match opens, it will be the 1st Women’s Title Match ever to open a Takeover, the 1st Women’s Match to open Takeover since Asuka VS Emma at Takeover: London on December 6, 2015, & both Ember Moon & Shayna Baszler’s 1st Takeover opener. If the NXT Title Match opens up Takeover, it will be the 1st ever NXT Championship Match to open up Takeover & Andrade Almas & Johnny Gargano’s 1st opener since their last match at Takeover: Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017.

 

NXT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: JOHNNY GARGANO VS NXT CHAMPION ANDRADE ALMAS

This will be the 16th NXT Championship Match at a Takeover & 11th in a row. The NXT Title has changed hands 8 times including the last 2 consecutive Takeovers. If Almas retains, he would be the 1st wrestler since Bobby Roode at Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017 & Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017 to win the title at 1 Takeover & retain it at the following one. If Gargano wins the title, Almas would be the 2nd wrestler in a row, after Drew McIntyre to lose his title in his 1st defense at a Takeover. This will be the 14th out of 18 Takeovers to have a NXT Championship Match as the main event & 1st since Takeover: Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017. This will be Gargano’s 7th Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Brooklyn & 1st ever NXT Title Match. It will be Gargano’s 2nd Takeover main event & 1st since Takeover: Chicago on May 20, 2017. This will be Almas’ 7th Takeover & 3rd in a row, & 2nd NXT Title Match in a row. It will be Almas’ 1st ever Takeover main event. They will tie The Authors of Pain, also competing in their 7th Takeover match, for the most Takeover matches for anyone on the current NXT roster. This will be the 11th match to take place at multiple Takeovers & the 1st to not take place in the same year.

 

Johnny Gargano (1-5-0)

  1. With Tommaso Ciampa lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  2. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY defeated NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) to win the titles (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  3. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  4. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) along with The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Triple Threat Elimination Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  5. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) in a Ladder Match (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)
  6. Lost to Andrade Almas (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)

 

Andrade Almas (3-3-0)

  1. Defeated Tye Dillinger (6/8/16 NXT TAKEOVER: THE END)
  2. Lost to Bobby Roode (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  3. Lost to Roderick Strong (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  4. Lost to Aleister Black (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  5. Defeated Johnny Gargano (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)
  6. Defeated Drew McIntyre to win the NXT Championship (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

 

NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION EMBER MOON VS SHAYNA BASZLER

This will be the 18th straight Women’s Championship Match at a Takeover, continuing the streak of the only title to be defended at every Takeover. The NXT Women’s Title has changed hands 5 times, with the last title change taking place at the last Takeover, Takeover: War Games on November 18, 2017. This will be Ember Moon’s 5th Takeover & 3rd in a row & 4th NXT Women’s Title Match in a row, but she didn’t compete at Takeover: Chicago on May 20, 2017. This will be Shayna Baszler’s Takeover debut & 1st Women’s Title Match. She will be the 2nd wrestler in a row after Kairi Sane at Takeover: War Games to make their Takeover debut competing in a Women’s Title Match. This will be the 1st Takeover since Drew McIntyre at Takeover: Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017 that only 1 wrestler will be making their Takeover debut.

 

Ember Moon (2-2-0)

  1. Defeated Billie Kay (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  2. Lost to NXT Women’s Champion Asuka (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  3. Lost to NXT Women’s Champion Asuka (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)
  4. Defeated Nikki Cross, Peyton Royce, & Kairi Sane in a Fatal 4-Way Match to win the Vacant NXT Women’s Championship (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

 

Shayna Baszler (0-0-0)

This will be Baszler’s Takeover debut

 

NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: THE AUTHORS OF PAIN (AKAM & REZAR) VS NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE UNDISPUTED ERA (BOBBY FISH & KYLE O’REILLY)

This will be the 16th NXT Tag Team Championship Match at a Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017. The NXT Tag Team Titles has changed hands 7 times with the last title change taking place at Takeover: Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017. This will be Akam & Rezar’s 7th Takeover in a row, giving them the most consecutive Takeover matches for anyone on the current NXT roster. It will be their 5th NXT Tag Team Title Match & 1st since Takeover: Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017, making them the 2nd tag team in NXT with the most Tag Team Title Matches at Takeover, 1 behind The Revival, who competed in 6 matches. This will be Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly’s 2nd Takeover in a row & 1st Tag Title Match at a Takeover.

 

Akam (4-2-0)

  1. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) in the Finals of The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  2. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated NXT Tag Team Champions #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) to win the titles (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  3. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) & The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Triple Threat Elimination Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  4. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) in a Ladder Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)
  5. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe & Eric Young) (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)
  6. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain & Roderick Strong lost to The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, & Kyle O’Reilly) along with NXT Tag Team Champions SAnitY (Killian Dain, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young) in a 6-Man Triple Threat War Games Match (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

 

Rezar (4-2-0)

  1. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) in the Finals of The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  2. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated NXT Tag Team Champions #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) to win the titles (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  3. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) & The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Triple Threat Elimination Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  4. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) in a Ladder Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)
  5. With Akam as The Authors of Pain lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe & Eric Young) (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)
  6. With Akam as The Authors of Pain & Roderick Strong lost to The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, & Kyle O’Reilly) along with NXT Tag Team Champions SAnitY (Killian Dain, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young) in a 6-Man Triple Threat War Games Match (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

 

Bobby Fish (1-0-0)

  1. With Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly as The Undisputed ERA defeated The Authors Pain (Akam & Rezar) & Roderick Strong & NXT Tag Team Champions SAnitY (Killian Dain, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young) in a 6-Man Triple Threat War Games Match (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

 

Kyle O’Reilly (1-0-0)

  1. With Adam Cole & Bobby Fish as The Undisputed ERA defeated The Authors Pain (Akam & Rezar) & Roderick Strong & NXT Tag Team Champions SAnitY (Killian Dain, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young) in a 6-Man Triple Threat War Games Match (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

 

EXTREME RULES MATCH: ALEISTER BLACK VS ADAM COLE

This will be the 2nd Extreme Rules/No Disqualification Match at a Takeover & 1st since Bull Dempsey VS Baron Corbin at Takeover: Rival on February 11, 2015. This will be Black’s 4th Takeover & 3rd in a row & 1st ever Gimmick Match at a Takeover. This will be Cole’s 2nd Takeover in a row & 2nd Gimmick Match in a row at a Takeover.

 

Aleister Black (3-0-0)

  1. Defeated Andrade Almas (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  2. Defeated Hideo Itami (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)
  3. Defeated The Velveteen Dream (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

 

Adam Cole (1-0-0)

  1. With Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly as The Undisputed ERA defeated The Authors Pain (Akam & Rezar) & Roderick Strong & NXT Tag Team Champions SAnitY (Killian Dain, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young) in a 6-Man Triple Threat War Games Match (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

 

KASSIUS OHNO VS THE VELVETEEN DREAM

This will be Ohno’s 3rd Takeover & 2nd in a row. This will be Velveteen Dream’s 2nd Takeover in a row.

 

Kassius Ohno (0-2-0)

  1. With Tye Dillinger, Ruby Riot, & Roderick Strong lost to SAnitY (Nikki Cross, Killain Dain, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young) in an 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  2. Lost to Lars Sullivan (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

 

The Velveteen Dream (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Aleister Black (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

2017 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES PARTICIPANTS’ TAKEOVER HISTORY

Since I do the blogs looking at every Pay-Per-View every month, I thought I would do one looking at NXT Takeover: War Games, now that I have NXT Takeover Section here on the site. To see the entire history of Takeover, visit the Takeover History HERE. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

This will be the 1st Takeover since Takeover: Brooklyn on August 22, 2015 that Asuka did not compete, ending the longest streak of anyone in NXT. This will be the 1st Takeover since Takeover: Respect on October 7, 2015 to not have a NXT Tag Team Championship Match. This will be the 1st Takeover since The End on June 8, 2016 that Johnny Gargano & Bobby Roode did not compete. Takeover: War Games continues the streak of The Authors of Pain & Eric Young, who have competed at every Takeover of 2017.

 

Since no opening match has been announced, here are the facts. If the NXT Championship Match opens, it will be the 1st time that happened, Almas’ 2nd Takeover opener in a row, & McIntyre’s 1st opener. Also, McIntyre will be the 2nd year in a row someone went from the Takeover main event to the following Takeover’s opener. If the Women’s Title opens up Takeover, it will be Nikki Cross’ 1st Takeover opener since Takeover: Orlando on April 1 & the 1st Women’s Championship Match & Fatal 4-Way Match to open up Takeover, & 1st Women’s Match to open Takeover since Takeover: London on December 6, 2015. If Kassius Ohno VS Lars Sullivan opens up Takeover, it will be Ohno’s 1st Takeover opener since Takeover: Orlando on April 1 & Sullivan’s 1st Takeover. It will be everyone else’s Takeover opener debut.

 

WAR GAMES MATCH: THE AUTHORS OF PAIN (AKAM & REZAR) & RODERICK STRONG VS NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS SANITY (KILLIAN DAIN, ALEXANDER WOLFE, & ERIC YOUNG) VS UNDISPUTED ERA (ADAM COLE, BOBBY FISH, & KYLE O’REILLY)

This will be the 1st ever War Games at a Takeover. This will be the 2nd Steel Cage Match at a Takeover & 1st since Takeover: The End on June 8, 2016. This will be the 1st ever Non-Title Match to main event a Takeover & 1st time since Takeover: Chicago on May 20 that the NXT Championship is not the main event of Takeover. This will be the 3rd Triple Threat Match at a Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Chicago on May 20. This will be the 1st ever Takeover to have both a Triple Threat & Fatal 4-Way Match. This will be The Authors of Pain’s 6th straight Takeover, 1st War Games Match, 1st Steel Cage Match, 2nd Triple Threat Match & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017, their 1st Non-Title Match since Takeover: Toronto on November 19, 2016, & 2nd main event & 1st since Takeover: Chicago on May 20. This will be Roderick Strong’s 4th Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Chicago on May 20, his 1st War Games, 1st Steel Cage Match, 1st Triple Threat Match, & 1st main event. It will be his 3rd straight Takeover to compete against Eric Young. This will be the 2nd Takeover in a row that The Authors of Pain wrestled Alexander Wolfe & Eric Young. This will be Killian Dain’s 2nd Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017, 1st War Games, 1st Steel Cage Match, 1st Triple Threat Match, & 1st main event. This will be Alexander Wolfe’s 3rd Takeover in a row, 1st War Games, 1st Triple Threat Match, & 1st main event. This will be Eric Young’s 5th Takeover in a row, 1st War Games, 1st Steel Cage Match, 1st Triple Threat Match, & 1st main event. This will be Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, & Kyle O’Reilly’s Takeover debut, 1st War Games, 1st Steel Cage Match, 1st Triple Threat Match, & 1st main event. This will be the 2nd Takeover in a row that someone will be making their Takeover debut in the main event.

 

Akam (4-1-0)

  1. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) in the Finals of The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  2. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated NXT Tag Team Champions #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) to win the titles (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  3. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) & The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Triple Threat Elimination Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  4. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) in a Ladder Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)
  5. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe & Eric Young) (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)

 

Rezar (4-1-0)

  1. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) in the Finals of The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  2. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated NXT Tag Team Champions #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) to win the titles (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  3. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) & The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Triple Threat Elimination Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  4. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) in a Ladder Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)
  5. With Akam as The Authors of Pain lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to SAnitY (Alexander Wolfe & Eric Young) (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)

 

Roderick Strong (2-1-0)

  1. Defeated Andrade Almas (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  2. With Tye Dillinger, Kassius Ohno, & Ruby Riot lost to SAnitY (Nikki Cross, Killain Dain, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young) in an 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  3. Defeated Eric Young (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

Killian Dain (1-0-0)

  1. With Nikki Cross, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young as SAnitY defeated Tye Dillinger, Kassius Ohno, Ruby Riot, & Roderick Strong in an 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

Alexander Wolfe (2-0-0)

  1. With Nikki Cross, Killian Dain, & Eric Young as SAnitY defeated Tye Dillinger, Kassius Ohno, Ruby Riot, & Roderick Strong in an 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  2. With Eric Young as SAnitY defeated NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) to win the titles (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)

 

Eric Young (3-1-0)

  1. Defeated Tye Dillinger (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  2. With Nikki Cross, Killian Dain, & Alexander Wolfe as SAnitY defeated Tye Dillinger, Kassius Ohno, Ruby Riot, & Roderick Strong in an 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  3. Lost to Roderick Strong (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)
  4. With Alexander Wolfe as SAnitY defeated NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) to win the titles (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)

 

Adam Cole (0-0-0)

This will be Cole’s Takeover debut

 

Bobby Fish (0-0-0

This will be Fish’s Takeover debut

 

Kyle O’Reilly (0-0-0)

This will be O’Reilly’s Takeover debut

 

NXT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: NXT CHAMPION DREW MCINTYRE VS ANDRADE ALMAS

This will be the 16th NXT Championship Match at a Takeover & 10th in row. The NXT Title has changed hands 6 times at a Takeover, with the last title change taking place at Takeover: Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017, when McIntyre defeated Bobby Roode. This will be McIntyre’s 2nd Takeover in a row & 2nd NXT Championship Match in a row. If McIntyre retains, he will be the 1st wrestler since Bobby Roode at Takeover: San Antonio on January 28 & Takeover: Orlando on April 1, to win the title at one Takeover & successfully defend it at the next. He is the 9th wrestler to compete in back-to-back NXT Championship Matches. This will be Andrade Almas’ 6th Takeover & 4th in a row & his 1st NXT Championship Match. This will be the 3rd Takeover in a row that someone will be competing in their 1st NXT Championship Match at a Takeover.

 

Drew McIntyre (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated NXT Champion Bobby Roode to win the title (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)

 

Andrade Almas (2-3-0)

  1. Defeated Tye Dillinger (6/8/16 NXT TAKEOVER: THE END)
  2. Lost to Bobby Roode (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  3. Lost to Roderick Strong (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  4. Lost to Aleister Black (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  5. Defeated Johnny Gargano (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)

 

FATAL 4-WAY MATCH FOR THE VACANT NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: NIKKI CROSS VS EMBER MOON VS PEYTON ROYCE VS KAIRI SANE

This will be the 17th Women’s Championship Match at a Takeover in a row, continuing the streak of being the only title to be defended at every Takeover. The NXT Women’s Title has changed hands 4 times with the last title change taking place at Takeover: Dallas on April 1, 2016 when Asuka defeated Bayley. This will be the 2nd time that a Vacant Women’s Title will be decided at a Takeover, & 1st since Charlotte defeated Natalya at the 1st Takeover on May 29, 2014. This will be the 1st Women’s Championship Match since Bayley VS Nia Jax at Takeover: London on December 6, 2015 that there will be someone other than Asuka in a Women’s Title Match. This will be the 4th Fatal 4-Way Match at a Takeover & 1st since Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017, the 3rd Women’s Title Match to be held in a Fatal 4-Way Match & 1st since San Antonio. There has only been 1 Title Change in a Fatal 4-Way Match, when the Women’s Title changed hands at Takeover: Rival on February 11, 2015, when Sasha Banks defeated Bayley, Charlotte Flair, & Becky Lynch. This will be Nikki Cross’ 4th Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Chicago on May 20, 2017, her 3rd Women’s Title Match at a Takeover, & 1st since Takeover: Chicago on May 20, 2017, & 2nd Fatal 4-Way Match & 1st since Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017. This will be Ember Moon’s 4th Takeover & 2nd in a row, her 3rd Women’s Title Match in a row, & 1st Fatal 4-Way Match. This will be Peyton Royce’s 2nd Takeover & 1st since Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017, her 2nd Women’s Title Match & 2nd Fatal 4-Way Match at Takeover, & both 1st since Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017. This will be Kairi Sane’s Takeover debut, 1st Women’s Title Match, & 1st Fatal 4-Way Match. She will be the 1st wrestler since Nikki Cross & Peyton Royce to make their Takeover debut in a Women’s Title Match. If she wins, she will be the 1st wrestler since Charlotte at the 1st Takeover on May 29, 2014 to win the Women’s Title in her debut Takeover, which was also for a Vacant title.

 

Nikki Cross (1-2-0)

  1. Lost to NXT Women’s Champion Asuka along with Billie Kay & Peyton Royce in a Fatal 4-Way Match (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  2. With Killian Dain, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young as SAnitY defeated Tye Dillinger, Kassius Ohno, Ruby Riot, & Roderick Strong in an 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  3. Lost to NXT Champion Asuka along with Ruby Riot in a Triple Threat Match (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

Ember Moon (1-2-0)

  1. Defeated Billie Kay (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  2. Lost to NXT Women’s Champion Asuka (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  3. Lost to NXT Women’s Champion Asuka (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)

 

Peyton Royce (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to NXT Women’s Champion Asuka along with Nikki Cross & Billie Kay in a Fatal 4-Way Match (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)

 

Kairi Sane (0-0-0)

This will be Sane’s Takeover debut

 

ALEISTER BLACK VS THE VELVETEEN DREAM

This will be Aleister Black’s 3rd Takeover in a row. This will be The Velveteen Dream’s Takeover debut.

 

Aleister Black (2-0-0)

  1. Defeated Andrade Almas (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  2. Defeated Hideo Itami (8/19/17 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III)

 

The Velveteen Dream (0-0-0)

This will be Dream’s Takeover debut

 

KASSIUS OHNO VS LARS SULLIVAN

This will be Kassius Ohno’s 2nd Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017. This will be Lars Sullivan’s Takeover debut.

 

Kassius Ohno (0-1-0)

  1. With Tye Dillinger, Ruby Riot, & Roderick Strong lost to SAnitY (Nikki Cross, Killain Dain, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young) in an 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

Lars Sullivan (0-0-0)

This will be Sullivan’s Takeover debut

 

HISTORY OF THE HELL IN THE CELL MATCH

In the Pay-Per-View History section of the site, you will see the history of the WWE Hell In A Cell Pay-Per-View, which started in 2009. This special blog will look at the actual Hell In A Cell Match that has taken place at all events and those matches’ participants. This is now updated with last year’s results, as well as with a list of all of the matches in chronological order. Also, instead of the wrestler’s records in order of wins & losses, I did it in alphabetical order.

 

Hell In A Cell has been used at least once a year since it’s debut in 1997. The only year there was no Cell matches was in 2001. The first Hell In A Cell Match took place at WWE In Your House: Badd Blood on October 3, 1997 and featured The Undertaker VS Shawn Michaels. This match also featured the debut of Kane. The 2nd Cell match was the 1st one televised on Monday Night Raw and was the 1st tag team Cell Match, with Steve Austin, in his Cell debut, & The Undertaker, in his 2nd Cell Match, VS Kane & Mankind, in their debuts, on June 15, 1998. The next match, which took place 13 days later, on June 28, 1998, at WWE King of The Ring, is probably the most infamous one, as Mankind, in his 2nd Cell Match, wrestled The Undertaker, in his 3rd Cell Match. 2 months later, on August 24, 1998, we had our 2nd, and to date, last Cell Match on TV, with the 1st Cell Match to not feature The Undertaker, as Mankind, in his 3rd Cell Match, wrestled Kane, in his 2nd Cell Match. This matched ended in a No Contest, which was the only time a Cell Match did not have a winner. Undertaker, in his 4th Cell Match, was next featured in the 1st of only 3 Cell Matches to take place at a WrestleMania, as he faced The Big Boss Man, in his Cell debut, at WrestleMania 15 on March 28, 1999. The next Cell Match was at No Way Out on February 27, 2000, as Triple H, in his Cell debut, wrestled Cactus Jack, in Mick Foley’s 4th Cell Match. That match was the 1st Cell Match where the WWE Title was on the line. Later that year, on December 10, 2000, we had our only 6-Man Cell Match, at WWE Armageddon, which featured Kurt Angle, in his Cell debut, Steve Austin, in his 2nd & 1st since 1998, Triple H in his 2nd Cell Match in the same year, Rikishi, in his Cell debut, The Rock, in his Cell debut, & The Undertaker in his 5th Cell Match.

 

After a year off, the Cell returned at WWE Judgment Day on May 19, 2002, as Triple H, in his 3rd Cell Match, wrestled Chris Jericho, in his Cell debut. Then, later that year, on October 20, 2002, at WWE No Mercy, the Cell returned as Brock Lesnar, in his Cell debut, wrestled The Undertaker, in his 6th Cell Match. On June 15, 2003, the Pay-Per-View where the Cell was born, returned, as at WWE Bad Blood, Triple H, in his 4th Cell Match, wrestled Kevin Nash, in his Cell debut. The Cell returned a year later at the next Bad Blood Pay-Per-View, when Triple H, in his 5th Cell Match, wrestled Shawn Michaels, in his 2nd & 1st since 1997, in the longest Cell Match in history at 47:26, on June 13, 2004. WWE Bad Blood was replaced by WWE Vengeance, on June 26, 2005, as Triple H, in his 6th Cell Match, wrestled Batista, in his Cell debut, in Triple H’s 3rd year in a row inside the Cell. On December 18, 2005, we had the 2nd Cell Match of the year, as The Undertaker, in his 6th Cell Match, wrestled Randy Orton, in his Cell debut, at WWE Armageddon. At WWE Unforgiven, on September 17, 2006, we had our 1st and only 3-on-2 Handicap Cell Match, as D-Generation X, giving Triple H his 7th Cell Match, & Shawn Michaels, in his 3rd Cell Match, faced The Big Show, & Shane & Vince McMahon, in their Cell debuts. On November 18, 2007, The Undertaker, in his 7th Cell Match, wrestled Batista, in his 2nd Cell Match, at WWE Survivor Series. Next, at WWE SummerSlam on August 17, 2008, The Undertaker, in his 8th Cell Match, wrestled against Edge, in his Cell debut.

 

In 2009, WWE gave the Cell its own Pay-Per-View, as WWE Hell In Cell began on October 4, 2009. The inaugural event featured 3 Cell Matches, which included The Undertaker, in his 9th Cell Match, VS CM Punk, in his Cell debut, which was the 1st time a Cell Match opened up a Pay-Per-View, John Cena, in his Cell debut, VS Randy Orton, in his 2nd Cell Match, in the 1st Cell Match to not feature either Triple H or Undertaker since Mankind VS Kane in 1998, & in the main event, D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels in his 4th Cell Match & Triple H in his 8th Cell Match), wrestled Legacy of Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes, in their Cell debuts. Also, the 2009 Cell Matches were the 1st time that the WWE & World Titles both changed hands inside the Cell.

 

The 2010 Hell In A Cell Pay-Per-View on October 3 saw 2 Cell Matches, as Randy Orton, in his 3rd Cell Match, wrestled Sheamus, in his Cell debut, & The Undertaker, in his 10th Cell Match, wrestled Kane, in his 3rd Cell Match & 1st since 1998. In 2011, we had 2 Cell Matches, with one that has never been seen by the WWE Universe. On September 26, prior to the 2011 Hell In A Cell Pay-Per-View, after Raw went off the air, we had the only 5-Way Cell Match, as John Cena, in his 2nd Cell Match, wrestled CM Punk in his 2nd Cell Match, & Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, & Dolph Ziggler in their Cell debuts. According to WWE, they count this match in the history of the Cell, but there is no video footage of the match, and only pictures. This was a preview of the following week’s Pay-Per-View on October 2, 2011, as Cena, in his 3rd Cell Match, Del Rio, in his 2nd Cell Match, & Punk, in his 3rd Cell Match, competed in the only Triple Threat Hell In A Cell Match. The other Cell Match featured on the show was Mark Henry, in his Cell debut, VS Randy Orton, in his 4th Cell Match.

 

In 2012, the Cell was featured twice. For the 2nd time the Cell was featured on WWE’s Biggest Show of the Year, as at WrestleMania 28, on April 1, The Undertaker, in his 11th Cell Match, wrestled Triple H, in his 9th Cell Match. This match would be the final time Triple H has competed inside the Devil’s Playground. The Cell was used later in 2012, at the WWE Hell In A Cell Pay-Per-View, on October 28, as CM Punk, in his 4th Cell Match, faced Ryback, in his Cell debut. In 2013, on October 27, CM Punk, in his 5th Cell Match, & Ryback, in his 2nd Cell Match, returned to the Cell, but this time added Paul Heyman to the mix, to make it a 2-on-1 Handicap Match. The other Cell Match in 2013 featured Daniel Bryan, in his Cell debut, & Randy Orton, in his 5th Cell Match, for the Vacant WWE Championship. On October 26, 2014, we saw our 1st ever 2-time Hell In A Cell Match, as John Cena, in his 4th Cell Match, wrestled Randy Orton, in his 6th Cell Match, again inside the Cell for the 1st time since 2009. The 2nd Cell Match in 2014 saw the 1st ever Cell Match since Orton VS Cena in 2009 to feature 2 wrestlers making their Cell debuts, as Dean Ambrose wrestled Seth Rollins.

 

On October 25, 2015, the Devil’s Playground returned for WWE Hell In A Cell, with 2 Cell Matches. For the 2nd straight year, 2 wrestlers made their Cell debut as Roman Reigns wrestled Bray Wyatt. Then, the 2nd match to take place twice inside the Cell happened, as The Undertaker, in his 1st Cell Match since 2008 & 13th Cell match overall, wrestled Brock Lesnar, in his 2nd Cell Match & 1st since 2002, which was also against The Undertaker.

 

In 2016, the Cell was brought back for the 3rd time at WrestleMania, as Shane McMahon, in his 2nd time inside the Cell & 1st since 2006, faced off against The Undertaker, competing in his 14th Cell Match, & 2nd straight. The Cell made its 2nd appearance in October at the Hell in A Cell PPV, with 3 Cell Matches taking place, making it the 1st time that 4 Cell Matches took place in the same year. For the 1st time since 2009, a Cell Match opened up a Hell in A Cell PPV, with the 1st ever United States Championship Match contested inside the Cell, as Roman Reigns, in his 2nd Cell Match in a row, wrestled Rusev, in his 1st ever Cell Match. Then, the Universal Title was on the line for the 1st time inside the Cell as Seth Rollins, in his 2nd Cell Match & 1st since 2014, wrestled Kevin Owens, in his Cell debut. Then, in the main event, for the 1st time ever, 2 women competed inside Satan’s Structure, as Sasha Banks defended her Raw Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair, which was the 3rd year in a row that both participants made their Cell debut in the same match.

 

In 2017, 2 more Cell Matches took place during the Hell In A Cell PPV. For the 1st time ever, Tag Team Championships were decided inside the Hell in A Cell as The New Day wrestled The Usos. It was both members of The New Day, Big E & Xavier Woods, & Jey & Jimmy Uso’s Cell debut, which made it the 4th year in a row that all participants will made their Cell debuts. It was the 4th tag team match to be contested inside the Cell & the 1st since 2009. The Usos joined their father Rikishi, as the 2nd father & son after Vince & Shane McMahon to both compete inside the Hell in A Cell. The other Cell Match saw Shane McMahon, in his 3rd Hell In A Cell & 2nd year in a row, wrestle Kevin Owens, in his 2nd straight Cell Match in a row. It was also the 1st time since 2015 that no WWE or Universal Championships were defended inside the Hell In A Cell.

 

 

HELL IN A CELL MATCH PARTICIPANTS

 

Before I go to in detail of every wrestlers’ individual records, here are some facts about the participants of Hell In A Cell. There have been 43 participants in 38 Cell Matches. The Undertaker has the most Cell Matches with 14 & has the most victories inside the Cell with 8. Triple H is the 1st wrestler to retain the WWE Championship inside the Cell, when he defeated Cactus Jack at No Way Out on February 27. 2000. He & Shawn Michaels are the only wrestlers to compete in 2 Tag Team Cell Matches in 2006 & 2009. He & Michaels & Mankind & Kane are the only wrestlers to be both opponents and partners inside the Cell. Shawn Michaels & Mick Foley are the only wrestlers that have competed in the Cell to be a Special Guest Referee as well, as Michaels has done it twice, at WrestleMania 28 & Hell In A Cell 2013, while Foley did it at Bad Blood 2003. Shawn Michaels, Batista, & Brock Lesnar are the only wrestlers to be undefeated in more than 1 Cell Match. Randy Orton is the only wrestler to win the WWE Championship twice inside the Cell, at 2009 & 2013. CM Punk & Ryback are the only wrestlers to face off 2 years in a row inside the Cell at 2012 & 2013, as 2013, Paul Heyman was added to make it a Handicap Match. Kurt Angle is the only wrestler to defeat 5 other men inside the Cell, while John Cena is the only man to defeat 4 men, & CM Punk is the only wrestler to defeat 2 men. Kane & Mick Foley are the only wrestlers to have a match end in a No Contest inside the Cell. John Cena is the only wrestler to lose the WWE Championship twice in the Cell in 2009 & 2011. Now, here’s everyone’s record inside the Cell.

 

Dean Ambrose (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Seth Rollins (10/25/14 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Kurt Angle (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Steve Austin, Triple H, Rikishi, The Rock, & The Undertaker in a 6-Pack Match to retain the WWE Championship (12/10/00 WWE Armageddon)

 

Steve Austin (1-1-0)

  1. With The Undertaker defeated Kane & Mankind (6/15/98 Raw)
  2. Lost to WWE Champion Kurt Angle, along with Triple H, Rikishi, The Rock, & The Undertaker in a 6-Pack Match (12/10/00 WWE Armageddon)

 

Sasha Banks (0-1-0)

  1. Lost the WWE Raw Women’s Championship to Charlotte Flair (10/30/16 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Batista (2-0-0)

  1. Defeated Triple H to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (6/26/05 WWE Vengeance)
  2. Defeated The Undertaker to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (11/18/07 WWE Survivor Series)

 

The Big Boss Man (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to The Undertaker (3/28/99 WWE WrestleMania 15)

 

The Big Show (0-1-0)

  1. With Shane & Vince McMahon lost to D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match (9/17/06 WWE Unforgiven)

 

Daniel Bryan (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Randy Orton with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels in a Match for the Vacant WWE Championship (10/27/13 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

John Cena (2-2-0)

  1. Lost the WWE Championship to Randy Orton (10/4/09 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  2. Defeated Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, Jack Swagger, & Dolph Ziggler in a 5-Way Match to retain the WWE Championship (9/26/11 Raw Dark Match)
  3. Lost the WWE Championship to Alberto Del Rio along with CM Punk in a Triple Threat Match (10/2/11 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  4. Defeated Randy Orton (10/25/14 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Alberto Del Rio (1-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Champion John Cena, along with CM Punk, Jack Swagger, & Dolph Ziggler in a 5-Way Match  (9/26/11 Raw Dark Match)
  2. Defeated WWE Champion John Cena & CM Punk in a Triple Threat Match to win the title (10/2/11 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Ted DiBiase (0-1-0)

  1. With Cody Rhodes as Legacy lost to D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) (10/4/09 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Big E (0-1-0)

  1. With Xavier Woods as The New Day lost the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship to The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) (10/8/17 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Edge (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to The Undertaker (8/17/08 WWE SummerSlam)

 

Charlotte Flair (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated WWE Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks to win the title (10/30/16 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Mick Foley (0-1-2)

  1. (As Mankind) With Kane lost to WWF Champion Steve Austin & The Undertaker (6/15/98 Raw)
  2. Lost to The Undertaker (6/28/98 WWE King of The Ring)
  3. Wrestled Kane to a No Contest (8/28/98 Raw)
  4. (As Cactus Jack) Lost to WWE Champion Triple H (2/27/00 WWE No Way Out)

 

Triple H (6-3-0)

  1. Defeated Cactus Jack to retain the WWE Championship (2/27/00 WWE No Way Out)
  2. Lost to WWE Champion Kurt Angle, along with Steve Austin, Rikishi, The Rock, & The Undertaker in a 6-Pack Match (12/10/00 WWE Armageddon)
  3. Defeated Chris Jericho (5/19/02 WWE Judgment Day)
  4. Defeated Kevin Nash with Special Guest Referee Mick Foley to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (6/15/03 WWE Bad Blood)
  5. Defeated Shawn Michaels (6/13/04 WWE Bad Blood)
  6. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Batista (6/26/05 WWE Vengeance)
  7. With Shawn Michaels as D-Generation X defeated The Big Show & Shane & Vince McMahon in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match (9/17/06 WWE Unforgiven)
  8. With Shawn Michaels as D-Generation X defeated Legacy (Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes) (10/4/09 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  9. Lost to The Undertaker with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (4/1/12 WWE WrestleMania 28)

 

Mark Henry (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Randy Orton to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (10/2/11 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Paul Heyman (0-1-0)

  1. With Ryback lost to CM Punk in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (10/27/13 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Chris Jericho (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Triple H (5/19/02 WWE Judgment Day)

 

Kane (1-1-1)

  1. With Mankind lost to WWF Champion Steve Austin & The Undertaker (6/15/98 Raw)
  2. Wrestled Mankind to a No Contest (8/28/98 Raw)
  3. Defeated The Undertaker to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (10/3/10 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Brock Lesnar (2-0-0)

  1. Defeated The Undertaker to retain the WWE Championship (10/20/02 WWE No Mercy)
  2. Defeated The Undertaker (10/25/15 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Shane McMahon (0-3-0)

  1. With The Big Show & Vince McMahon lost to D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match (9/17/06 WWE Unforgiven)
  2. Lost to The Undertaker (4/3/16 WWE WrestleMania 32)
  3. Lost to Kevin Owens in a Falls Count Anywhere Hell In A Cell Match (10/8/17 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Vince McMahon (0-1-0)

  1. With The Big Show & Shane McMahon lost to D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match (9/17/06 WWE Unforgiven)

 

Shawn Michaels (3-1-0)

  1. Defeated The Undertaker (10/3/97 WWE In Your House: Badd Blood)
  2. Lost to Triple H (6/13/04 WWE Bad Blood)
  3. With Triple H as D-Generation X defeated The Big Show & Shane & Vince McMahon in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match (9/17/06 WWE Unforgiven)
  4. With Triple H as D-Generation X defeated Legacy (Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes) (10/4/09 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Kevin Nash (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H with Special Guest Referee Mick Foley (6/15/03 WWE Bad Blood)

 

Randy Orton (3-3-0)

  1. Lost to The Undertaker (12/18/05 WWE Armageddon)
  2. Defeated WWE Champion John Cena to win the title (10/4/09 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  3. Defeated Sheamus to retain the WWE Championship (10/3/10 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  4. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry (10/2/11 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  5. Defeated Daniel Bryan with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels to win the Vacant WWE Championship (10/27/13 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  6. Lost to John Cena (10/25/14 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Kevin Owens (2-0-0)

  1. Defeated Seth Rollins to retain the WWE Universal Championship (10/30/16 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  2. Defeated Shane McMahon in a Falls Count Anywhere Hell In A Cell Match (10/8/17 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

CM Punk (2-3-0)

  1. Lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to The Undertaker (10/4/09 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  2. Lost to WWE Champion John Cena along with Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, & Dolph Ziggler in a 5-Way Match (9/26/11 Raw Dark Match)
  3. Lost to Alberto Del Rio along with WWE Champion John Cena in a Triple Threat Match (10/2/11 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  4. Defeated Ryback to retain the WWE Championship (10/28/12 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  5. Defeated Paul Heyman & Ryback in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (10/27/13 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Roman Reigns (2-0-0)

  1. Defeated Bray Wyatt (10/25/15 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  2. Defeated Rusev to retain the WWE United States Championship (10/30/16 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Cody Rhodes (0-1-0)

  1. With Ted DiBiase as Legacy lost to D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) (10/4/09 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Rikishi (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Champion Kurt Angle, along with Steve Austin, Triple H, The Rock, & The Undertaker in a 6-Pack Match (12/10/00 WWE Armageddon)

 

The Rock (0-1-0)

1.      Lost to WWE Champion Kurt Angle, along with Steve Austin, Rikishi, The Rock, & The Undertaker in a 6-Pack Match (12/10/00 WWE Armageddon)

 

Seth Rollins (1-1-0)

  1. Defeated Dean Ambrose (10/25/14 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  2. Lost to WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens (10/30/16 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Rusev (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns (10/30/16 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Ryback (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk (10/28/12 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  2. With Paul Heyman lost to CM Punk in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (10/27/13 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Sheamus (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Champion Randy Orton (10/3/10 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Jack Swagger (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Champion John Cena, along with Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, & Dolph Ziggler in a 5-Way Match  (9/26/11 Raw Dark Match)

 

Jey Uso (1-0-0)

  1. With Jimmy Uso as The Usos defeated WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods) to win the titles (10/8/17 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Jimmy Uso (1-0-0)

  1. With Jey Uso as The Usos defeated WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods) to win the titles (10/8/17 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

The Undertaker (8-6-0)

  1. Lost to Shawn Michaels (10/5/97 WWE In Your House: Badd Blood)
  2. With WWF Champion Steve Austin lost to Kane & Mankind (6/15/98 Raw)
  3. Defeated Mankind (6/28/98 WWE King of The Ring)
  4. Defeated The Big Boss Man (3/28/99 WWE WrestleMania 15)
  5. Lost to WWE Champion Kurt Angle, along with Steve Austin, Triple H, Rikishi, & The Rock in a 6-Pack Match (12/10/00 WWE Armageddon)
  6. Lost to WWE Champion Brock Lesnar (10/20/02 WWE No Mercy)
  7. Defeated Randy Orton (12/18/05 WWE Armageddon)
  8. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Batista (11/18/07 WWE Survivor Series)
  9. Defeated Edge (8/17/08 WWE SummerSlam)
  10. Defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk to win the title (10/4/09 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  11. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Kane (10/3/10 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  12. Defeated Triple H with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (4/1/12 WWE WrestleMania 28)
  13. Lost to Brock Lesnar (10/25/15 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  14. Defeated Shane McMahon (4/3/16 WWE WrestleMania 32)

 

Xavier Woods (0-1-0)

  1. With Big E as The New Day lost the WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship toThe Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) (10/8/17 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Bray Wyatt (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Roman Reigns (10/25/15 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

Dolph Ziggler (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Champion John Cena, along with Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, & Jack Swagger, in a 5-Way Match  (9/26/11 Raw Dark Match)

 

 

MATCH LIST

 

  1. Shawn Michaels defeated The Undertaker (10/5/97 WWE Badd Blood)
  2. WWF Champion Steve Austin & The Undertaker defeated Kane & Mankind (6/15/98 WWE Raw Is War)
  3. The Undertaker defeated Mankind (6/28/98 WWE King of the Ring)
  4. Mankind wrestled Kane to a No Contest (8/24/98 (WWE Raw Is War)
  5. The Undertaker defeated The Big Boss Man (3/28/99 WWE WrestleMania XV)
  6. WWE Champion Triple H defeated Cactus Jack to retain the title (2/27/00 (WWF No Way Out)
  7. WWE Champion Kurt Angle defeated Steve Austin, Triple H, Rikishi, The Rock, & The Undertaker in a 6-Way Match to retain the title (12/10/00 WWE Armageddon)
  8. Triple H defeated Chris Jericho (5/19/02 WWE Judgment Day)
  9. WWE Champion Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker to retain the title (10/20/02 WWE No Mercy)
  10. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H defeated Kevin Nash with Special Guest Referee Mick Foley to retain the title (6/15/03 WWE Bad Blood)
  11. Triple H defeated Shawn Michaels (6/13/04 WWE Bad Blood)
  12. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated Triple H to retain the title (6/26/05 WWE Vengeance)
  13. The Undertaker defeated Randy Orton (12/18/05 WWE Armageddon)
  14. D-Generation X (Triple H &  Shawn Michaels) defeated The Big Show & Shane & Vince McMahon in a 3-on-2 Handicap Hell In The Cell Match (9/17/06 WWE Unforgiven)
  15. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Batista defeated The Undertaker to retain the title (11/18/07 WWE Survivor Series)
  16. The Undertaker defeated Edge (8/17/08 WWE SummerSlam)
  17. The Undertaker defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk to win the title (10/4/09 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  18. Randy Orton defeated WWE Champion John Cena to win the title (10/4/09 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  19. D-Generation X (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) defeated Legacy (Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes) (10/4/09 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  20. WWE Champion Randy Orton defeated Sheamus to retain the title (10/3/10 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  21. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeated The Undertaker (10/3/10 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  22. WWE Champion John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, Jack Swagger, & Dolph Ziggler in a 5-Way Match to retain the title (9/26/11 WWE Raw SuperShow Dark Match)
  23. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton to retain the title (10/2/11 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  24. Alberto Del Rio defeated WWE Champion John Cena & CM Punk in a Triple Threat Match to win the title (10/2/11 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  25. The Undertaker defeated Triple H with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (4/1/12 WWE WrestleMania 28)
  26. WWE Champion CM Punk defeated Ryback to retain the title (10/28/12 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  27. CM Punk defeated Paul Heyman & Ryback in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (10/27/13 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  28. Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan to win the vacant WWE Championship with Special Guest Referee Shawn Michaels (10/27/13 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  29. John Cena defeated Randy Orton (10/26/14 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  30. Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose (10/26/14 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  31. Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt (10/25/15 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  32. Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker (10/25/15 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  33. The Undertaker defeated Shane McMahon (4/3/16 WWE WrestleMania 32)
  34. WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns defeated Rusev to retain the title (10/30/16 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  35. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens defeated Seth Rollins to retain the title (10/30/16 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  36. Charlotte Flair defeated WWE Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks to win the title (10/30/16 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  37. The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) defeated WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods) in a Hell In A Cell Match to win the titles (10/8/17 WWE Hell In A Cell)
  38. Kevin Owens defeated Shane McMahon in a Falls Count Anywhere Hell In A Cell Match (10/8/17 WWE Hell In A Cell)

 

WRESTLERS BY TOTAL CELL MATCHES

 

  1. The Undertaker

14

  1. Triple H

9

  1. Randy Orton

6

  1. CM Punk

5

  1. John Cena

4

  1. Mick Foley (Mankind/Cactus Jack)

4

  1. Shawn Michaels

4

  1. Kane

3

  1. Shane McMahon

3

  1. Steve Austin

2

  1. Batista

2

  1. Alberto Del Rio

2

  1. Brock Lesnar

2

  1. Kevin Owens

2

  1. Roman Reigns

2

  1. Seth Rollins

2

  1. Ryback

2

  1. Dean Ambrose

1

  1. Kurt Angle

1

  1. Sasha Banks

1

  1. The Big Boss Man

1

  1. The Big Show

1

  1. Daniel Bryan

1

  1. Ted DiBiase

1

  1. Big E

1

  1. Edge

1

  1. Charlotte Flair

1

  1. Mark Henry

1

  1. Paul Heyman

1

  1. Chris Jericho

1

  1. Vince McMahon

1

  1. Kevin Nash

1

  1. Cody Rhodes

1

  1. Rikishi

1

  1. The Rock

1

  1. Rusev

1

  1. Sheamus

1

  1. Jack Swagger

1

  1. Jey Uso

1

  1. Jimmy Uso

1

  1. Xavier Woods

1

  1. Bray Wyatt

1

  1. Dolph Ziggler

1

 

I hope you enjoyed this special look at the Devil’s Playground & Satan’s Structure, known as the Hell In A Cell. Please leave all feedback and questions in the comment section below or tweet me (@hbkid718) Thanks.

2017 WWE SUMMERSLAM PARTICIPANTS’ HISTORY

As I do every month, it’s time to look at this weekend’s SummerSlam Pay-Per-View and see the history of all of the participants. To see the entire 29 year history of SummerSlam, visit the SummerSlam History HERE. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

Since the opening match hasn’t been announced, here are the facts about it. If the US Title opens SummerSlam, it will be Kevin Owens’ 2nd opener in a row & the 1st US Title Match to open up SummerSlam since 2005. If Big Show VS Big Cass opens, then it will be Cass’ 2nd opener in a row. If the Raw Tag Team Title Match opens, then it will be Sheamus’ 2nd opener & 1st since 2015, & 1st Tag Team Title Match to open up SummerSlam since 2003. If Randy Orton VS Rusev opens, then it will be Orton’s 2nd opener & 1st since 2015. If Finn Balor VS Bray Wyatt opens, then it will be Wyatt’s 2nd opener & 1st since 2013. It will be everyone else’s 1st opener & the 1st time that any women’s match would open SummerSlam. This will also be the 1st SummerSlam to have 8 Title Matches, which is the most Title Matches in SummerSlam History.

 

 

FATAL 4-WAY MATCH FOR THE WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP: WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION BROCK LESNAR VS SAMOA JOE VS ROMAN REIGNS VS BRAUN STROWMAN

Counting all forms of World Championships, including WCW & ECW, this will be the 46th or 47th Universal/WWE Championship Match in SummerSlam History & 26th year in a row. WWE/Universal/World Titles have changed hands 12 times in SummerSlam History, with the Universal Title being the last title change in 2016. This will be the 2nd year in a row that there will be 2 WWE & Universal Title Matches at SummerSlam. This will be the 4th Fatal 4-Way Match at SummerSlam, 1st since 2015, & 1st ever Fatal 4-Way for the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Titles have only changed once in a Fatal 4-Way Match, which were the Tag Team Titles in 2015. The WWE or World Title has changed hands only once in a Multi-Person Match, in a Triple Threat Match in 1999. This will the 20th time that a WWE/Universal/World Title will be the main event of a SummerSlam & 1st time since 2014 that the World Title Match will be the main event of SummerSlam. This will be Roman Reigns’ 3rd SummerSlam & 1st since 2015, 1st Universal Championship Match, 1st ever Fatal 4-Way Match at SummerSlam, & 1st ever SummerSlam main event. This will be Brock Lesnar’s 8th SummerSlam & 6th in a row, his 4th WWE/Universal Championship Match & 1st since 2014, 1st ever Fatal 4-Way Match at SummerSlam, & 6th SummerSlam main event & 4th in a row, giving him the most SummerSlam main events in History & the most consecutive main events. This will be Samoa Joe & Braun Strowman’s SummerSlam debut, 1st WWE Universal Title Match, 1st Fatal 4-Way Match at SummerSlam, & 1st SummerSlam main events. This will be the 1st time since 2010 that multiple people are making their SummerSlam debut in the main event. This will be the 2nd year in a row that someone is challenging for the Universal Title in their SummerSlam debut.

 

Samoa Joe (0-0-0)

This will be Joe’s SummerSlam debut

 

Brock Lesnar (5-2-0)

  1. Defeated WWE Undisputed Champion The Rock to win the title (8/25/02)
  2. Lost to WWE Champion Kurt Angle (8/24/03)
  3. Defeated Triple H in a No Disqualification Match (8/19/12)
  4. Defeated CM Punk in a No Disqualification Match (8/18/13)
  5. Defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena to win the title (8/14/14)
  6. Lost to The Undertaker (8/23/15)
  7. Defeated Randy Orton by TKO (8/21/16)

 

Roman Reigns (2-0-0)

  1. Defeated Randy Orton (8/14/14)
  2. With Dean Ambrose defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Bray Wyatt) (8/23/15)

 

Braun Strowman (0-0-0)

This will be Strowman’s SummerSlam debut

 

WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: SHINSUKE NAKAMURA VS WWE CHAMPION JINDER MAHAL

Counting all forms of World Championships, including WCW & ECW, this will be the 46th or 47th Universal/WWE Championship Match in SummerSlam History & 26th year in a row. WWE/Universal/World Titles have changed hands 12 times in SummerSlam History, with the Universal Title being the last title change in 2016. This will be the 2nd year in a row that there will be 2 WWE & Universal Title Matches at SummerSlam. This will be both Shinsuke Nakamura & Jinder Mahal’s SummerSlam debut & 1st WWE Championship Match at SummerSlam. This is the 1st time that both the challenger & defending WWE Champion are making their SummerSlam debuts. Mahal will be the 3rd wrestler after Sheamus in 2010 & Yokozuna in 1993 to make their SummerSlam debut as defending WWE Champion.

 

Shinsuke Nakamura (0-0-0)

This will be Nakamura’s SummerSlam debut

 

Jinder Mahal (0-0-0)

This will be Mahal’s SummerSlam debut

 

WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: SASHA BANKS VS WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION ALEXA BLISS

This will be the 9th or 10th WWE Women’s/Diva’s Championship Match at SummerSlam & 2nd year in a row. The Women’s/Diva’s Title has changed hands 5 times, with the last title change taking place the last 2 times it was defended in 2014 & 2016. This will be the 1st time that there will be  2 Women’s Championship Matches at SummerSlam. This will be Sasha Banks’ 3rd SummerSlam in row & 2nd Women’s Championship Match in a row. This will be Alexa Bliss’ 2nd SummerSlam in a row & 1st Women’s Championship Match at SummerSlam.

 

Sasha Banks (0-2-0)

1.      With Naomi & Tamina as Team B.A.D. lost to Team PCB (Charlotte, Becky Lynch, & Paige) along with Team Bella (Brie & WWE Diva’s Champion Nikki Bella & Alicia Fox) in a 3-Team Diva’s Triple Threat Elimination Match (8/23/15)

2.      Lost the WWE Women’s Championship to Charlotte (8/21/16)

 

Alexa Bliss (1-0-0)

1.      With Nikki Bella & Natalya defeated Carmella, Becky Lynch, & Naomi in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Match (8/21/16)

 

WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION NAOMI VS NATALYA

This will be the 9th or 10th WWE Women’s/Diva’s Championship Match at SummerSlam & 2nd year in a row. The Women’s/Diva’s Title has changed hands 5 times, with the last title change taking place the last 2 times it was defended in 2014 & 2016. This will be the 1st time that there will be 2 Women’s Championship Matches at SummerSlam. This will be Naomi’s 3rd SummerSlam in a row, 1st Women’s Championship Match at SummerSlam, & 1st time she is not in a Multi-Women’s Match at SummerSlam. This will be Natalya’s 4th SummerSlam & 2nd year in a row, her 1st Women’s Title Match at SummerSlam & 1st singles match at SummerSlam since 2013. Naomi & Natalya will become the 4th time that wrestlers competed against each other in tag team matches & then against each other in a singles match in back-to-back SummerSlams, & 2nd year in a row that happened.

 

Naomi (0-2-0)

1.      With Sasha Banks & Tamina as Team B.A.D. lost to Team PCB (Charlotte, Becky Lynch, & Paige) along with Team Bella (Brie & WWE Diva’s Champion Nikki Bella & Alicia Fox) in a 3-Team Diva’s Triple Threat Elimination Match (8/23/15)

2.      With Carmella & Becky Lynch lost to Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss & Natalya in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Match (8/21/16)

 

Natalya (2-1-0)

  1. Lost to Beth Phoenix in a 15-Diva’s Battle Royal in the Dark Match prior to the PPV with Special Guest Referee Chavo Guerrero (8/23/09)
  2. Defeated Brie Bella (8/18/13)

3.      With Nikki Bella & Alexa Bliss defeated Carmella, Becky Lynch, & Naomi in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Match (8/21/16)

 

WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: DEAN AMBROSE & SETH ROLLINS VS WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS CESARO & SHEAMUS

This will be the 18th Tag Team Championship Match at SummerSlam, counting all forms of Tag Team Titles, including WCW. Tag Team Titles have changed hands 6 times, with the last title change taking place in 2015. This will be the 1st time that there will be 2 Tag Team Championship Matches at SummerSlam. This will be Dean Ambrose’s 5th SummerSlam in a row, 1st Tag Team Championship Match at SummerSlam, & 1st Tag Team Match since 2015. This will be Seth Rollins’ 4th SummerSlam in a row, 1st Tag Team Championship Match at SummerSlam, & 1st ever Tag Team Match at SummerSlam. This will be Cesaro’s 5th SummerSlam & 4th in a row, but 1st on the main show since 2015, & 1st ever Tag Team Championship Match & Tag Team Match at SummerSlam. This will be Sheamus’ 6th SummerSlam & 3rd in a row, but 1st on the main show since 2015, & 1st ever Tag Team Championship Match at SummerSlam & 1st Tag Team Match at SummerSlam. Both Ambrose & Rollins and Cesaro & Sheamus are the 1st wrestlers to be opponents & then tag team partners at SummerSlam, & Cesaro & Sheamus are the 1st to do it back-to-back.

 

Dean Ambrose (2-2-0)

  1. Lost to Rob Van Dam by Disqualification in the Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/18/13)
  2. Lost to Seth Rollins in a Lumberjack Match (8/14/14)
  3. With Roman Reigns defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Bray Wyatt) (8/23/15)
  4. Defeated Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE World Championship (8/21/16)

 

Seth Rollins (2-1-0)

  1. Defeated Dean Ambrose in a Lumberjack Match (8/14/14)
  2. Defeated WWE United States Champion John Cena in a Title For Title Winner Takes All Match to retain his title & win the United States Championship (8/23/15)
  3. Lost to Finn Balor for the Vacant WWE Universal Championship (8/21/16)

 

Cesaro/Antonio Cesaro (1-3-0)

  1. (As Antonio Cesaro) Defeated WWE United States Champion Santino Marella in the Pre-Show Match prior to the PPV to win the title (8/19/12)
  2. (As Cesaro) Lost to Rob Van Dam in the Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/14/14)
  3. Lost to Kevin Owens (8/23/15)
  4. Lost to Sheamus in a Kickoff Match #1 of a Best of 7 Series prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Sheamus (3-2-0)

  1. Lost to Randy Orton by Disqualification (8/15/10)
  2. Lost to Mark Henry by Count Out (8/14/11)
  3. Defeated Alberto Del Rio to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (8/19/12)
  4. Defeated Randy Orton (8/23/15)
  5. Defeated Cesaro in a Kickoff Match #1 of a Best of 7 Series prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH WITH SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE SHANE MCMAHON: WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION AJ STYLES VS KEVIN OWENS

This will be the 6th United States Championship Match at SummerSlam & 1st since 2015. The US Title has changed hands 3 times with the last title change taking place in 2015. Shane McMahon will be the 1st Special Guest Referee to referee at SummerSlam since Triple H in 2013 & will be the 9th time that a match at SummerSlam had a Special Guest Referee. This will be AJ Styles’ 2nd SummerSlam in a row & 1st US Title Match at SummerSlam. This will be Kevin Owens’ 3rd SummerSlam in a row & 1st US Title Match at SummerSlam.

 

AJ Styles (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated John Cena (8/21/16)

 

Kevin Owens (2-0-0)

  1. Defeated Cesaro (8/23/15)
  2. With Chris Jericho defeated Enzo Amore & Big Cass (8/21/16)

 

JOHN CENA VS BARON CORBIN

This will be John Cena’s 14th SummerSlam, giving him the 2nd most matches at SummerSlam, just 2 behind The Undertaker’s 16 SummerSlam matches. It will also be his 14th straight SummerSlam, tying him with The Undertaker (1992 -2005), as the wrestlers with most consecutive SummerSlam matches in History. This will be the 2nd year in a row he will be competing against someone making their SummerSlam debut. This will be Baron Corbin’s SummerSlam debut.

 

John Cena (4-9-0)

  1. Defeated WWE United States Champion Booker T in a Non-Title Match #1 of a Best of 5 Series (8/15/04)
  2. Defeated Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Championship (8/21/05)
  3. Lost to WWE Champion Edge (8/20/06)
  4. Defeated Randy Orton to retain the WWE Championship (8/26/07)
  5. Lost to Batista (8/17/08)
  6. Lost to WWE Champion Randy Orton (8/23/09)
  7. With Daniel Bryan, Edge, Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, & R-Truth as Team WWE defeated The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Skip Sheffield, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, & Darren Young) in a 7-on-7 Elimination Match (8/15/10)
  8. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk with Special Guest Referee Triple H to become the Undisputed WWE Champion (8/14/11)
  9. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk along with The Big Show in a Triple Threat Match (8/19/12)
  10. Lost to the WWE Championship to Daniel Bryan with Special Guest Referee Triple H (8/18/13)
  11. Lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Brock Lesnar (8/14/14)
  12. Lost the WWE United States Championship to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins in a Title For Title Winner Takes All Match (8/23/15)
  13. Lost to AJ Styles (8/21/16)

 

Baron Corbin (0-0-0)

This will be Corbin’s SummerSlam debut

 

RANDY ORTON VS RUSEV

This will be Randy Orton’s 13th SummerSlam, tying him with Triple H for 3rd most SummerSlam matches. It will be his 5th SummerSlam in a row. This will be Rusev’s 3rd SummerSlam & 1st since 2015.

 

Randy Orton (6-6-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H along with Goldberg, Chris Jericho, Shawn Michaels, & Kevin Nash in an Elimination Chamber Match (8/24/03)
  2. Defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit to win the title (8/15/04)
  3. Defeated The Undertaker (8/21/05)
  4. Lost to Hulk Hogan (8/20/06)
  5. Lost to WWE Champion John Cena (8/26/07)
  6. Defeated John Cena to retain the WWE Championship (8/23/09)
  7. Defeated WWE Champion Sheamus by Disqualification (8/15/10)
  8. Defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Christian in a No Holds Barred Match to win the title (8/14/11)
  9. Defeated WWE Champion Daniel Bryan with Special Guest Referee Triple H to win the title (8/18/13)
  10. Lost to Roman Reigns (8/14/14)
  11. Lost to Sheamus (8/23/15)
  12. Lost to Brock Lesnar by TKO (8/21/16)

 

Rusev (1-0-1)

  1. Defeated Jack Swagger in a Flag Match (8/14/14)
  2. Wrestled Dolph Ziggler to a Double Count Out (8/23/15)

 

FINN BALOR VS BRAY WYATT

This will be Finn Balor’s 2nd SummerSlam in a row. This will be Bray Wyatt’s 4th SummerSlam & 1st since 2015. It will be his 1st singles match since 2014.

 

Finn Balor (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Seth Rollins to win the Vacant WWE Universal Championship (8/21/16)

 

Bray Wyatt (2-1-0)

  1. Defeated Kane in a Ring of Fire Match (8/18/13)
  2. Defeated Chris Jericho (8/14/14)
  3. With Luke Harper lost to Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns (8/23/15)

 

THE BIG SHOW VS BIG CASS (WITH ENZO AMORE LOCKED IN A SHARK CAGE ABOVE THE RING)

This will be The Big Show’s 8th SummerSlam & 1st since 2015. This will be his 1st 1-on-1 match since 2008, which was a Dark Match & 1st ever regular 1-on-1 singles match. This will be Big Cass’ 2nd SummerSlam in a row & 1st ever singles match.

 

The Big Show (5-2-0)

  1. With The Undertaker defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Kane & X-Pac to win the titles (8/22/99)
  2. Defeated Sabu in a Extreme Rules Match to retain the ECW World Championship (8/20/06)
  3. Defeated Bam Neely in a Dark Match prior to the PPV (8/17/08)
  4. With Chris Jericho defeated Cryme Tyme (JTG & Shad Gaspard) to retain the WWE Unified Tag Team Championship (8/23/09)
  5. Defeated The Straight Edge Society (Luke Gallows, Joseph Mercury, & CM Punk) in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match (8/15/10)
  6. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk along with John Cena in a Triple Threat Match (8/19/12)
  7. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback along with The Miz in a Triple Threat Match (8/23/15)

 

Big Cass (0-1-0)

  1. With Enzo Amore lost to Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens (8/21/16)

 

KICKOFF MATCH FOR THE WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP:WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE NEW DAY (BIG E & XAVIER WOODS) VS THE USOS (JEY & JIMMY USO)

This will be the 17th Tag Team Championship Match at SummerSlam, counting all forms of Tag Team Titles, including WCW. Tag Team Titles have changed hands 6 times, with the last title change taking place in 2015. This will be the 1st time that there will be 2 Tag Team Championship Matches at SummerSlam. This will be the 31st, 32nd, or 33rd Dark/Free-For-All/Pre-Show/Kickoff Match at SummerSlam & 2nd year in a row. It will be the 2nd year in a row that a Tag Team Match was on the Kickoff Show & the 1st ever Tag Team Championship Match to be on the Kickoff Show. This will be Big E’s 3rd SummerSlam & 1st since 2015, 2nd Tag Team Championship Match & 1st since 2015, & 3rd Tag Team Match, & 1st ever Kickoff Match at SummerSlam. This will be Xavier Woods’ 2nd SummerSlam in a row & 2nd Tag Team Championship Match in a row & 1st ever Kickoff Match at SummerSlam. This will be the 1st time that Big E & Xavier Woods are teaming up at SummerSlam. This will be Jey & Jimmy Uso’s 2nd SummerSlam in a row, 1st Tag Team Championship Match at SummerSlam, & 2nd Kickoff Match in a row.

 

Big E/Big E. Langston (1-1-0)

  1. (As Big E Langston) With WWE Diva’s Champion AJ Lee lost to Kaitlyn & Dolph Ziggler in a Mixed Tag Team Match (8/18/13)
  2. (As Big E) With Kofi Kingston as The New Day defeated The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), & WWE Tag Team Champions The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) in a Fatal 4-Way Match to win the titles (8/23/15)

 

Xavier Woods (0-1-0)

  1. With Kofi Kingston as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day lost to The Club (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) by Disqualification (8/21/16)

 

Jey Uso (1-0-0)

1.      With Jimmy Uso as The Usos, American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan) & The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango), & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) in a 12-Man Tag Team Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Jimmy Uso (1-0-0)

1.      With Jey Uso as The Usos, American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan) & The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango), & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) in a 12-Man Tag Team Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

KICKOFF MATCH FOR THE WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION AKIRA TOZAWA VS NEVILLE

This will be the 3rd Cruiserweight Championship Match at SummerSlam & 1st since 2003. The Cruiserweight Championship has changed hands once at SummerSlam, with the last title change taking place in 2001. This will be the 31st, 32nd, or 33rd Dark/Free-For-All/Pre-Show/Kickoff Match at SummerSlam & 2nd year in a row. This will be Akira Tozawa’s SummerSlam debut & 1st Cruiserweight Championship Match at SummerSlam & 1st Kickoff Match. He will be the 1st wrestler since Tajiri in 2001 to make his SummerSlam debut defending a Cruiserweight/Light Heavyweight Championship. This will be Neville’s 3rd SummerSlam in a row, his 1st singles match & 1st Cruiserweight Championship Match at SummerSlam, & 2nd Kickoff Match in a row.

 

Akira Tozawa (0-0-0)

This will be Tozawa’s SummerSlam debut

 

Neville (2-0-0)

1.      With Stephen Amell defeated King Barrett & Stardust (8/23/15)

2.      With Sami Zayn defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) in a Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

6-MAN TAG TEAM KICKOFF MATCH: THE HARDY BOYZ (JEFF & MATT HARDY) & JASON JORDAN VS WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION THE MIZ & THE MIZTOURAGE (CURTIS AXEL & BO DALLAS)

This will be the 12th 6-Person Tag Team Match in SummerSlam History & the 2nd year in a row. This will be the 2nd year in a row that a Multi-Person Match will be on the Kickoff Show & the 2nd year in a row that the Kickoff Show had 3 matches. This will be the 31st, 32nd, or 33rd Dark/Free-For-All/Pre-Show/Kickoff Match at SummerSlam & 2nd year in a row. This will be Jeff Hardy’s 6th SummerSlam & 1st since 2009, his 1st ever Multi-Person Tag Team Match, & 1st ever Kickoff Match. With 8 years between his SummerSlam matches, he will tie The Big Boss Man (1991-1999) & Kevin Nash/Diesel (1995-2003) for 5th place in biggest gaps between SummerSlam matches. This will be Matt Hardy’s 7th SummerSlam & 1st since 2008, his 1st ever Multi-Person Tag Team Match, & 1st ever Kickoff Match. With 9 years between his SummerSlam matches, he will tie Brock Lesnar (2003-2012) for 4th place in biggest gaps between SummerSlam matches. This will be Jason Jordan’s 2nd SummerSlam in a row, 2nd Multi-Man Match in a row, & 2nd Kickoff Match in a row. This will be Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas’ SummerSlam debut, 1st Multi-Person Tag Team Match, & 1st Kickoff Match. They will also be the 9th & 10th child of a father who also competed at SummerSlam. Dallas will also be the 8th sibling of a SummerSlam participant, joining his brother Bray Wyatt. This will be The Miz’s 6th SummerSlam & 3rd in a row, his 2nd Multi-Man Tag Team Match & 1st since 2011, & his 1st Kickoff Match. It will also be the 1st time he is not defending or challenging for the Intercontinental Championship since 2011. This will be the 1st time that the WWE Intercontinental Championship will not be defended since 2013 & 8th time in SummerSlam History that it won’t be defended.

 

Jason Jordan (1-0-0)

1.      With Chad Gable as American Alpha, The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder), & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango), & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) in a 12-Man Tag Team Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Jeff Hardy (0-5-0)

  1. With Matt Hardy as The New Brood lost to The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) along with Prince Albert & Droz, Christian & Edge, Crash & Hardcore Holly, & The Ministry of Darkness (Mideon & Viscera) in a Tag Team Turmoil Match (8/22/99)
  2. With Matt Hardy as The Hardy Boyz lost to WWF Tag Team Champions Christian & Edge along with The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) in a TLC Match (8/27/00)
  3. Lost the WWF Hardcore Championship to Rob Van Dam in a Hardcore Ladder Match (8/19/01)
  4. Lost to MVP (8/17/08)
  5. Lost to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to CM Punk in a TLC Match (8/23/09)

 

Matt Hardy (1-5-0)

  1. With Jeff Hardy as The New Brood lost to The Acolytes (Bradshaw & Faarooq) along with Prince Albert & Droz, Christian & Edge, Crash & Hardcore Holly, & The Ministry of Darkness (Mideon & Viscera) in a Tag Team Turmoil Match (8/22/99)
  2. With Jeff Hardy as The Hardy Boyz lost to WWF Tag Team Champions Christian & Edge along with The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) in a TLC Match (8/27/00)
  3. Defeated Zach Gowen by Forfeit in a Sunday Night Heat Match prior to the PPV (8/24/03)
  4. Lost to Kane in a ‘Til Death Do Us Part Match (8/15/04)
  5. Lost to Edge (8/21/05)
  6. Defeated ECW Champion Mark Henry by Disqualification (8/17/08)

 

Curtis Axel (0-0-0)

This will be Axel’s SummerSlam debut

 

Bo Dallas (0-0-0)

This will be Dallas’ SummerSlam debut

 

The Miz (2-3-0)

  1. With R-Truth as Awesome Truth & Alberto Del Rio lost to Kofi Kingston, John Morrison, & Rey Mysterio in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (8/14/11)
  2. Defeated Rey Mysterio to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship (8/19/12)
  3. Lost the WWE Intercontinental Championship to Dolph Ziggler (8/14/14)
  4. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback along with The Big Show in a Triple Threat Match (8/23/15)
  5. Defeated Apollo Crews to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship (8/21/16)

 

SUMMERSLAM RECORDS FOR THE REST OF THE WWE ROSTER

This is the record for the rest of the WWE Roster, not counting those that are injured that are not scheduled to compete. The following wrestlers have never competed at SummerSlam: Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali, Dana Brooke, Ariya Daivari, Noam Dar, Tye Dillinger, Lince Dorado, Elias, James Ellsworth, Emma, Jack Gallagher, Drew Gulak, Curt Hawkins, Nia Jax, Lana, Gran Metalik, Tony Nese, Erick Rowan, Rich Swann, TJP, & Dash Wilder.

This will be the 1st SummerSlam since 2008 that Dolph Ziggler did not wrestle on ending his 8 year streak.

 

Enzo Amore (1-0-0)

  1. With Big Cass lost to Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens (8/21/16)

 

Karl Anderson (1-0-0)

  1. With Luke Gallows as The Club defeated WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) by Disqualification (8/21/16)

 

Tyler Breeze (0-1-0)

1.      With Fandango as Breezango, The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) lost to American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan), The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder), & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) in a 12-Man Tag Team Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Sin Cara (0-1-0)

  1. With Kalisto as The Lucha Dragons lost to The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) along with Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) & WWE Tag Team Champions The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) in a Fatal 4-Way Match (8/23/15)

 

Carmella (0-1-0)

1.      With Becky Lynch & Naomi lost to Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss & Natalya in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Match (8/21/16)

 

Charlotte (2-0-0)

1.      With Becky Lynch & Paige as Team PCB defeated Team Bella (Brie & WWE Diva’s Champion Nikki Bella & Alicia Fox) & Team B.A.D. (Sasha Banks, Naomi, & Tamina) in a 3-Team Diva’s Triple Threat Elimination Match (8/23/15)

2.      Defeated WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks to win the title (8/21/16)

 

Apollo Crews (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz (8/21/16)

 

Aiden English (0-1-0)

1.      With Simon Gotch as The Vaudevillains, The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), & Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) lost to American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan), The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder), & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) in a 12-Man Tag Team Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Epico/Fernando (0-1-0)

  1. (As Fernando) With Diego as Los Matadores lost to The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) along with The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto) & WWE Tag Team Champions The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) in a Fatal 4-Way Match (8/23/15)

 

Fandango (0-1-0)

1.      With Tyler Breeze as Breezango, The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) lost to American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan), The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder), & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) in a 12-Man Tag Team Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Alicia Fox (0-3-0)

  1. Lost to Beth Phoenix in a 15-Diva’s Battle Royal in the Dark Match prior to the PPV with Special Guest Referee Chavo Guerrero (8/23/09)
  2. Lost to the WWE Diva’s Championship to Melina (8/15/10)

3.      With The Bella Twins (Brie &WWE Diva’s Champion Nikki Bella) as Team Bella lost to Team PCB (Charlotte, Paige, & Becky Lynch) along with Team B.A.D. (Sasha Banks, Naomi, & Tamina) in a 3-Team Diva’s Triple Threat Elimination Match (8/23/15)

 

Chad Gable (1-0-0)

1.      With Jason Jordan as American Alpha, The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder), & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango), & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) in a 12-Man Tag Team Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Luke Gallows (1-1-0)

  1. With Joseph Mercury & CM Punk as The Straight Edge Society lost to The Big Show in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match (8/15/10)
  2. With Karl Anderson as The Club defeated WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) by Disqualification (8/21/16)

 

Goldust/Dustin Runnels (2-2-0)

  1. (As Goldust) Defeated Marc Mero (8/18/96)
  2. Defeated Brian Pillman (8/3/97)
  3. (As Dustin Runnels) lost to Gangrel in a Sunday Night Heat Match prior to the PPV (8/30/98)
  4. (As Goldust) With Booker T lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The Un-Americans (Christian & Lance Storm) (8/25/02)

 

Luke Harper (0-1-0)

  1. With Bray Wyatt as The Wyatt Family lost to Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns (8/23/15)

 

Mark Henry (1-1-0)

  1. Lost to Matt Hardy by Disqualification (8/17/08)
  2. Defeated Sheamus by Count Out (8/14/11)

 

Mickie James (0-3-0)

  1. Lost to Beth Phoenix in a 12-Diva’s #1 Contender’s Battle Royal (8/26/07)
  2. With Kofi Kingston lost to the WWE Intercontinental & Women’s Championships to Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix in an Inter-Gender Winner Takes All Match for both titles (8/17/08)
  3. Lost to Beth Phoenix in a 15-Diva’s Battle Royal in the Dark Match prior to the PPV with Special Guest Referee Chavo Guerrero (8/23/09)

 

Kalisto (0-1-0)

  1. With Sin Cara as The Lucha Dragons lost to The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) along with Los Matadores (Diego & Fernano) & WWE Tag Team Champions The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) in a Fatal 4-Way Match (8/23/15)

 

Brian Kendrick (0-2-0)

  1. With Paul London & Rey Mysterio lost to The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray, D-Von & WWE Cruiserweight Champion Spike Dudley) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (8/15/04)
  2. With Paul London lost to WWE World Tag Team Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch in a Non-Title Dark Match prior to the PPV (8/26/07)

 

Kofi Kingston (3-2-1)

  1. With Mickie James lost the WWE Intercontinental & Women’s Championships to Santino Marella & Beth Phoenix in an Inter-Gender Winner Takes All Match for both titles (8/17/08)
  2. Wrestled WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler to a No Contest (8/15/10)
  3. With John Morrison & Rey Mysterio defeated Awesome Truth (The Miz & R-Truth) & Alberto Del Rio in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (8/14/11)
  4. With R-Truth defeated The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship (8/19/12)
  5. With Big E as The New Day defeated The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto), Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), & WWE Tag Team Champions The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) in a Fatal 4-Way Match to win the titles (8/23/15)
  6. With Xavier Woods as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day lost to The Club (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) by Disqualification (8/21/16)

 

Konnor (0-1-0)

  1. With Viktor as The Ascension, Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango), & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) lost to American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan), The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder), & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) in a 12-Man Tag Team Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Becky Lynch (1-1-0)

  1. With Charlotte & Paige as Team PCB defeated Team Bella (Brie & WWE Diva’s Champion Nikki Bella & Alicia Fox) & Team B.A.D. (Sasha Banks, Naomi, & Tamina) in a 3-Team Diva’s Triple Threat Elimination Match (8/23/15)

2.      With Carmella & Naomi lost to Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss & Natalya in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Match (8/21/16)

 

Titus O’Neil (0-2-0)

  1. With Darren Young as The Primetime Players lost to WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth (8/19/12)
  2. With Darren Young as The Primetime Players lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) along with The Lucha Dragons (Sin Cara & Kalisto) & Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando), in a Fatal 4-Way Match (8/23/15)

 

Mojo Rawley (1-0-0)

1.      With Zack Ryder as The Hype Bros, American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan) & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango), & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) in a 12-Man Tag Team Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Rhyno (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to Chris Jericho (8/19/01)
  2. Lost to WWE United States Champion Eddie Guerrero along with Chris Benoit & Tajiri in a Fatal 4-Way Match (8/24/03)

 

R-Truth (2-1-0)

  1. With Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Edge, Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, & John Morrison as Team WWE defeated The Nexus (Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Skip Sheffield, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, & Darren Young) in a 7-on-7 Elimination Match (8/15/10)
  2. With The Miz as Awesome Truth & Alberto Del Rio lost to Kofi Kingston, John Morrison, & Rey Mysterio in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (8/14/11)
  3. With Kofi Kingston defeated The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship (8/19/12)

 

Zack Ryder (1-1-0)

  1. Lost to Evan Bourne in a Dark Match prior to the PPV (8/15/10)

2.      With Mojo Rawley as The Hype Bros, American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan) & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango), & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) in a 12-Man Tag Team Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Heath Slater (0-1-0)

  1. With Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Skip Sheffield, Michael Tarver, & Darren Young as The Nexus lost to Team WWE (Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Edge, Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, R-Truth) in a 7-on-7 Elimination Match (8/15/10)

 

Tamina (0-1-0)

1.      With Sasha Banks & Naomi as Team B.A.D. lost to Team PCB (Charlotte, Becky Lynch, & Paige) along with Team Bella (Brie & WWE Diva’s Champion Nikki Bella & Alicia Fox) in a 3-Team Diva’s Triple Threat Elimination Match (8/23/15)

 

Viktor (0-1-0)

  1. With Konnor as The Ascension, Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango), & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) lost to American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan), The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder), & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) in a 12-Man Tag Team Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Sami Zayn (1-0-0)

1.      With Neville defeated The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D-Von Dudley) in a Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (8/21/16)

 

Dolph Ziggler (3-3-2)

  1. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio (8/23/09)
  2. Wrestled Kofi Kingston to a No Contest (8/15/10)
  3. Defeated Alex Riley in a Non-Title Dark Match prior to the PPV (8/14/11)
  4. Lost to Chris Jericho (8/19/12)
  5. With Kaitlyn defeated to Big E. Langston & WWE Diva’s Champion AJ Lee in a Mixed Tag Team Match (8/18/13)
  6. Defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz to win the title (8/14/14)
  7. Wrestled Rusev to a Double Count Out (8/23/15)
  8. Lost to WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose (8/21/16)

 

NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN III PARTICIPANTS’ HISTORY

Since I do the blogs looking at every Pay-Per-View every month, I thought I would do one looking at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III, now that I have NXT Takeover Section here on the site. To see the entire history of Takeover, visit the Takeover History HERE. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

Since Tommaso Ciampa, Nikki Cross, Roderick Strong, & Eric Young are not scheduled to compete at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III, they no longer have the streak of competing at every Takeover event of 2017, joining The Authors of Pain, Asuka, Johnny Gargano, & Bobby Roode.

 

Since no opening match has been announced, here are the facts about it. No matter who is in the opening match, it will be the 1st time since Takeover: Brooklyn II on 8/20/16 that it will not feature either Tye Dillinger or Eric Young. The only wrestlers on the card to compete in an opening match is Bobby Roode, who last competed in an opening match at Takeover: Toronto on November 19, 2016, Andrade Almas, who last competed in an opening match at Takeover: The End on June 8, 2016, & Asuka, who last competed in an opening match at Takeover: London on December 6, 2015. If The Authors of Pain or Johnny Gargano compete in the opening match, they will be the 1st wrestler since Finn Balor at Takeover: Brooklyn on August 22 & Takeover: Respect on October 7, 2015 to go from the main event to the following Takeover’s opening match.

 

NXT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: DREW MCINTYRE VS NXT CHAMPION BOBBY ROODE

This will be the 15th NXT Championship Match at a Takeover & 9th straight Takeover in a row. It has changed hands 4 times at a Takeover, with the last title change taking place at Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017, when Roode defeated Shinsuke Nakamura. This will be the 14th NXT Championship Match to be the main event of a Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1. This will be Drew McIntyre’s NXT Takeover debut, 1st NXT Championship Match, & 1st Takeover Main Event. He will be the 1st wrestler since Tyson Kidd on the 1st NXT Takeover on May 29, 2014 to make his Takeover debut challenging for the NXT Championship. He will also be the 1st wrestler since Andrade Almas as Takeover: The End on June 8, 2016 to be the only wrestler making their Takeover debut. This will be Bobby Roode’s 6th straight Takeover, 4th straight NXT Championship Match, & 3rd Takeover main event & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1.

 

Drew McIntyre (0-0-0)

This will be McIntyre’s NXT Takeover debut

 

Bobby Roode (5-0-0)

  1. Defeated Andrade Almas (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  2. Defeated Tye Dillinger (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  3. Defeated NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura to win the title (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  4. Defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to retain the NXT Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  5. Defeated Hideo Itami to retain the NXT Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: EMBER MOON VS NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION ASUKA

This will be the 16th NXT Women’s Championship Match at Takeover & 16th in a row. The Women’s Title is the only title to be defended at every Takeover. It has changed hands 4 times with the last title change taking place at Takeover: Dallas on April 1, 2016, when Asuka defeated Bayley. This will be Asuka’s 10th straight Takeover, keeping her as the wrestler with the most consecutive Takeover matches for any wrestler, male or female. It will be her 8th straight NXT Women’s Championship Match at Takeover, which is also a record for any wrestler. This will be Ember Moon’s 3rd Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017, which was her last NXT Women’s Championship Match. Ember Moon VS Asuka will be the 10th match to take place multiple times at a Takeover & the 1st Women’s Match to be a re-match since Asuka VS Bayley at Takeover: Dallas on April 1 & Takeover: Brooklyn II on August 20, 2016.

 

Ember Moon (1-1-0)

  1. Defeated Billie Kay (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  2. Lost to NXT Women’s Champion Asuka (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

Asuka (9-0-0)

  1. Defeated Dana Brooke (10/7/15 NXT TAKEOVER: RESPECT)
  2. Defeated Emma (12/16/15 NXT TAKEOVER: LONDON)
  3. Defeated NXT Women’s Champion Bayley to win the title (4/1/16 NXT TAKEOVER: DALLAS)
  4. Defeated Nia Jax to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (6/8/16 NXT TAKEOVER: THE END)
  5. Defeated Bayley to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER BROOKLYN II)
  6. Defeated Mickie James to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  7. Defeated Nikki Cross, Billie Kay, & Peyton Royce in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  8. Defeated Ember Moon to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  9. Defeated Nikki Cross & Ruby Riot in a Triple Threat Match to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: SAnitY (KILLIAN DAIN & ALEXANDER WOLFE) VS NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE AUTHORS OF PAIN (AKAM & REZAR)

This will be the 15th NXT Tag Team Championship Match at a Takeover & 9th in a row. The NXT Tag Titles have changed hands 6 times at Takeover, with the last title change taking place at Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017 when The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY. This will be the 1st Tag Title Match to not feature #DIY, American Alpha, or The Revival since The Vaudevillains VS Blake & Murphy at Takeover: Brooklyn on August 22, 2015. This will be both Killian Dain & Alexander Wolfe’s 2nd Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017. It will be their 1st ever NXT Tag Team Championship Match. This will be both Akam & Rezar’s 5th straight Takeover & 4th straight NXT Tag Team Championship Match. This will be the 1st time they are wrestling against another team besides #DIY & The Revival since TM-61 at Takeover: Toronto on November 19, 2016.

 

Killian Dain (1-0-0)

  1. With Nikki Cross, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young as SAnitY defeated Tye Dillinger, Kassius Ohno, Ruby Riot, & Roderick Strong in an 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

Alexander Wolfe (1-0-0)

  1. With Nikki Cross, Killian Dain, & Eric Young as SAnitY defeated Tye Dillinger, Kassius Ohno, Ruby Riot, & Roderick Strong in an 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

Akam (4-0-0)

  1. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) in the Finals of The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  2. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated NXT Tag Team Champions #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) to win the titles (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  3. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) & The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Triple Threat Elimination Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  4. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) in a Ladder Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

Rezar (4-0-0)

  1. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated TM-61 (Nick Miller & Shane Thorne) in the Finals of The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  2. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated NXT Tag Team Champions #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) to win the titles (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  3. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) & The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Triple Threat Elimination Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  4. With Akam as The Authors of Pain defeated #DIY (Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano) in a Ladder Match to retain the NXT Tag Team Championship (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

ALEISTER BLACK VS HIDEO ITAMI

This will be Aleister Black’s 2nd Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017. This will be Hideo Itami’s 4th Takeover & 2nd in a row. This will be the 2nd time that he competed at back-to-back Takeovers.

 

Aleister Black (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Andrade Almas (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

Hideo Itami (2-1-0)

  1. With Finn Balor defeated The Ascension (Konnor & Viktor) (12/11/14 NXT TAKEOVER: R EVOLUTION)
  2. Defeated Tyler Breeze (2/11/15 NXT TAKEOVER: RIVAL)
  3. Lost to NXT Champion Bobby Roode (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

JOHNNY GARGANO VS ANDRADE ALMAS

This will be Johnny Gargano’s 6th Takeover in a row & 1st ever Singles Match at a Takeover. This will be Andrade Almas’ 4th Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017.

 

Johnny Gargano (1-4-0)

  1. With Tommaso Ciampa lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  2. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY defeated NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) to win the titles (11/19/16 NXT TAKEOVER: TORONTO)
  3. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  4. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) along with The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) in a Triple Threat Elimination Match (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)
  5. With Tommaso Ciampa as #DIY lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) in a Ladder Match (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

Andrade Almas (1-3-0)

  1. Defeated Tye Dillinger (6/8/16 NXT TAKEOVER: THE END)
  2. Lost to Bobby Roode (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  3. Lost to Roderick Strong (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  4. Lost to Aleister Black (4/1/17 NXT TAKEOVER: ORLANDO)

 

2017 WWE BATTLEGROUND PPV PARTICIPANTS’ HISTORY

As I do every month, it’s time to look at this weekend’s Battleground Pay-Per-View and see the history of all of the participants. To see the entire 4 year history of Battleground, visit the Battleground History HERE. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

Since it is now a Smackdown Exclusive Pay-Per-View, Roman Reigns & Bray Wyatt who are Raw wrestlers will not be competing, therefore the only wrestler to compete at every Battleground PPV is Kofi Kingston.

 

No Opening Match has been announced. The only wrestlers on the card to compete in an opening match are The Usos, who last competed in an opening match in 2014, which was also the last time that the Tag Team Titles were defended in the opening match, Randy Orton, who competed in the opening match in 2015, & Charlotte Flair, who competed in the opening match in 2016.

 

 

PUNJABI PRISON MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP: RANDY ORTON VS WWE CHAMPION JINDER MAHAL

This will be the 1st ever Punjabi Prison Match at a Battleground PPV, 3rd in WWE History, & 1st since 2007. It will be the 6th WWE/World Heavyweight Championship Match at a Battleground PPV & 5th in a row since there were 2 Title Matches in 2013. The WWE/World Title has changed never changed hands at a Battleground PPV. This will be Randy Orton’s 4th Battleground PPV & 1st since 2015, his 3rd WWE or World Championship Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st since 2014, & his 3rd Main Event & 1st since 2014, making him the wrestler to compete in the most Main Events of a Battleground PPV. This is Jinder Mahal’s Battleground PPV debut.

 

Randy Orton (1-1-1)

  1. Wrestled Daniel Bryan to a No Contest for the Vacant WWE Championship (10/6/13)
  2. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena along with Kane & Roman Reigns in a Fatal 4-Way Match (7/20/14)
  3. Defeated Sheamus (7/19/15)

 

Jinder Mahal (0-0-0)

This is Mahal’s Battleground debut

 

WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: THE NEW DAY (BIG E, KOFI KINGSTON, & XAVIER WOODS) VS WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE USOS (JEY & JIMMY USO)

This will be the 3rd Tag Team Championship Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st since 2015. The Tag Team Titles have never changed hands at a Battleground PPV. This will be Big E’s 4th Battleground PPV in a row & 2nd Tag Team Title Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st since 2015. This will be Kofi Kingston’s 5th Battleground PPV in a row, making him the only wrestler to compete at every Battleground PPV & his 2nd Tag Title Match & 1st since 2015. This will be Xavier Woods’ 3rd Battleground PPV & 2nd in a row & his 1st Tag Title Match at a Battleground PPV. This will be the 3rd straight Battleground PPV that The New Day competed in a Tag Team Match and if Big E & Kofi Kingston team up, they will join The Usos as the only tag team to compete in multiple matches at a Battleground PPV. This will be Jey Uso’s 3rd Batttleground PPV, & 2nd in a row, but 1st match on the main show since 2014, & 2nd Tag Title Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st since 2014. This will be Jimmy Uso’s 3rd Batttleground PPV, & 2nd in a row, but 1st match on the main show since 2014, & 2nd Tag Title Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st since 2014. The Usos will be the only team to compete in 3 tag team matches at a Battleground PPV.

 

Big E (0-3-0)

  1. Lost to The Miz in the 19-Man Battleground Battle Royal for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (7/20/14)
  2. With Kofi Kingston as The New Day lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (7/19/15)
  3. With Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day lost to The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, & Bray Wyatt) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (7/24/16)

 

Kofi Kingston (0-4-0)

  1. Lost to Bray Wyatt (10/6/13)
  2. Lost to The Miz in the 19-Man Battleground Battle Royal for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (7/20/14)
  3. With Big E as The New Day lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (7/19/15)
  4. With Big E & Xavier Woods as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day lost to The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, & Bray Wyatt) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (7/24/16)

 

Xavier Woods (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to The Miz in the 19-Man Battleground Battle Royal for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (7/20/14)
  2. With Big E & Kofi Kingston as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day lost to The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, & Bray Wyatt) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (7/24/16)

 

Jey Uso (1-1-0)

  1. With Jimmy Uso as WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) in a 2 Out of 3 Falls Match (7/20/14)
  2. With Jimmy Uso as The Usos lost to Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) in the Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (7/24/16)

 

Jimmy Uso (1-1-0)

  1. With Jey Uso as WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) in a 2 Out of 3 Falls Match (7/20/14)
  2. With Jey Uso as The Usos lost to Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) in the Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (7/24/16)

 

WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION AJ STYLES VS KEVIN OWENS

This will be the 3rd United States Championship Match at a Battleground PPV & 3rd in a row. The United States Title has never changed hands at a Battleground PPV. This will be AJ Styles’ 2nd Battleground PPV in a row & 1st United States Title Match at a Battleground PPV. This will be Kevin Owens’ 3rd Battleground PPV in a row & 2nd United States Title Match & 1st since 2015.

 

AJ Styles (0-1-0)

  1. With Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows as The Club lost to Enzo Amore, Big Cass, & John Cena in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (7/24/16)

 

Kevin Owens (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to WWE United States Champion John Cena (7/19/15)
  2. Lost to Sami Zayn (7/24/16)

 

FLAG MATCH: JOHN CENA VS RUSEV

This will be the 1st Flag Match at a Battleground PPV, but 15th on TV & PPV in WWE History & 1st since Jack Swagger VS Rusev at SummerSlam on August 17, 2014. This will be John Cena’ 4th Battleground PPV in a row & 1st singles match at a Battleground PPV since 2015. This will be Rusev’s 3rd Battleground PPV & 2nd in a row.

 

John Cena (3-0-0)

  1. Defeated Kane, Randy Orton, & Roman Reigns in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (7/20/14)
  2. Defeated Kevin Owens to retain the WWE United States Championship (7/19/15)
  3. With Enzo Amore & Big Cass defeated The Club (Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, & AJ Styles) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (7/24/16)

 

Rusev (2-0-0)

  1. Defeated Jack Swagger by Count Out (7/20/14)
  2. Defeated Zack Ryder to retain the WWE United States Championship (7/24/16)

 

WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP #1 CONTENDER’S FATAL 5-WAY ELIMINATION MATCH: CHARLOTTE FLAIR VS LANA VS BECKY LYNCH VS NATALYA VS TAMINA

This will be the 1st ever Fatal 5-Way Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st ever Elimination Match at a Battleground PPV. It will be the 1st Multi-Women Match since a Triple Threat Match in 2015. This will be Charlotte Flair’s 3rd Battleground PPV in a row & 1st Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match. It will be the 1st time that she will not be in the ring against Sasha Banks at a Battleground PPV. She will be the 1st woman to compete in 3 matches at a Battleground PPV. This will be Becky Lynch’s 2nd Battleground PPV in a row & 1st Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match. This will be Natalya’s 2nd Battleground PPV in a row & 1st Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match. This will be the 2nd year in a row that Lynch & Natalya will be opponents at a Battleground PPV. This will be Lana & Tamina’s Battleground PPV debut.

 

Charlotte Flair/Charlotte (1-1-0)

  1. (As Charlotte) Defeated NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks & Brie Bella in a Non-Title Triple Threat Match (7/19/15)
  2. With Dana Brooke lost to Sasha Banks & Bayley (7/24/16)

 

Lana (0-0-0)

This will be Lana’s Battleground debut

 

Becky Lynch (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Natalya (7/24/16)

 

Natalya (0-1-0)

  1. Defeated Becky Lynch (7/24/16)

 

Tamina (0-0-0)

This will be Tamina’s Battleground debut

 

SHINSUKE NAKAMURA VS BARON CORBIN

This will be both Shinsuke Nakamura & Baron Corbin’s Battleground PPV debut.

 

Shinsuke Nakamura (0-0-0)

This will be Nakamura’s Battleground debut

 

Baron Corbin (0-0-0)

This will be Corbin’s Battleground debut

 

SAMI ZAYN VS MIKE KANELLIS

This will be Zayn’s 2nd Battleground PPV in a row. It will be Kanellis’ Battleground PPV debut.

 

Sami Zayn (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Kevin Owens (7/24/16)

 

Mike Kanellis (0-0-0)

This will be Kanellis’ Battleground debut

 

KICKOFF MATCH: TYE DILLINGER VS AIDEN ENGLISH

This will be the 6th Kickoff Match at a Battleground PPV & 5th year in a row Battleground had a Kickoff Match. This will be the 1st singles match on a Kickoff Show at a Battleground since 2015. This will be Dillinger & English’s Battleground PPV debut & 1st Kickoff Match at a Battleground PPV.

 

Tye Dillinger (0-0-0)

This will be Dilllinger’s Battleground debut

 

Aiden English (0-0-0)

This will be English’s Battleground debut

 

2017 WWE GREAT BALLS OF FIRE PPV PARTICPANTS’ HISTORY

As I do every month, it’s time to look at this weekend’s WWE Great Balls of Fire Pay-Per-View and see the history of all of the participants. Since this is the 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV, there is no history page. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

I am only doing this page to be consistent with my other PPV posts I do every month. Since it’s the first ever Great Balls of Fire PPV, it will be everyone’s 1st opener that will compete in the opening match.

 

WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPION BROCK LESNAR VS SAMOA JOE

This will be the 1st ever Universal Championship Match at a Great Balls of Fire PPV, therefore the Universal Title has never changed hands. It will be Lesnar’s 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV & 1st main event. It will be Joe’s 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV & main event.

 

Brock Lesnar (0-0-0)

This will be Lesnar’s GBOF debut

 

Samoa Joe (0-0-0)

This will be Joe’s GBOF debut

 

WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: SASHA BANKS VS WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION ALEXA BLISS

This will be the 1st ever Raw Women’s Championship Match at a Great Balls of Fire PPV, therefore the Women’s Title has never changed hands. It will be Banks’ 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV. It will be Bliss’ 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV.

 

Sasha Banks (0-0-0)

This will be Banks’ GBOF debut

 

Alexa Bliss (0-0-0)

This will be Bliss’ GBOF debut

 

30 MINUTE IRON MAN MATCH FOR THE WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: THE HARDY BOYZ (JEFF & MATT HARDY) VS WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS CESARO & SHEAMUS

This will be the 1st ever Raw Tag Team Championship Match at a Great Balls of Fire PPV, therefore the Raw Tag Team Titles has never changed hands. It will be the 1st ever Iron Man Match at a Great Balls of Fire PPV. It will be Jeff & Matt Hardy’s 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV. It will be Cesaro & Sheamus’ 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV.

 

Jeff Hardy (0-0-0)

This will be Hardy’s GBOF debut

 

Matt Hardy (0-0-0)

This will be Hardy’s GBOF debut

 

Cesaro (0-0-0)

This will be Cesaro’s GBOF debut

 

Sheamus (0-0-0)

This will be Sheamus’ GBOF debut

 

WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: DEAN AMBROSE VS WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION THE MIZ

This will be the 1st ever Intercontinental Championship Match at a Great Balls of Fire PPV, therefore the Intercontinental Title has never changed hands. It will be Ambrose’s 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV. It will be The Miz’s 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV.

 

Dean Ambrose (0-0-0)

This will be Ambrose’s GBOF debut

 

The Miz (0-0-0)

This will be Miz’s GBOF debut

 

AMBULANCE MATCH: ROMAN REIGNS VS BRAUN STROWMAN

This will be the 1st ever Ambulance Match at a Great Balls of Fire PPV. It will be Reigns’ 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV. It will be Strowman’s 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV.

 

Roman Reigns (0-0-0)

This will be Reigns’ GBOF debut

 

Braun Strowman (0-0-0)

This will be Strowman’s GBOF debut

 

SETH ROLLINS VS BRAY WYATT

It will be Rollins’ 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV. It will be Wyatt’s 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV.

 

Seth Rollins (0-0-0)

This will be Rollins’ GBOF debut

 

Bray Wyatt (0-0-0)

This will be Wyatt’s GBOF debut

 

ENZO AMORE VS BIG CASS

It will be Amore’s 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV. It will be Cass’ 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV.

 

Enzo Amore (0-0-0)

This will be Amore’s GBOF debut

 

Big Cass (0-0-0)

This will be Cass’ GBOF debut

 

 

KICKOFF MATCH FOR THE WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: AKIRA TOZAWA VS WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPION NEVILLE

This will be the 1st ever Cruiserweight Championship Match at a Great Balls of Fire PPV, therefore the Cruiserweight Title has never changed hands. This will be the 1st ever Kickoff Match at a Great Balls of Fire PPV. It will be Tozawa’s 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV. It will be Neville’s 1st Great Balls of Fire PPV.

 

Akira Tozawa (0-0-0)

This will be Tozawa’s GBOF debut

 

Neville (0-0-0)

This will be Neville’s GBOF debut