2018 EXTREME RULES PPV PARTICIPANTS’ HISTORY

As I do every month, it’s time to look at this weekend’s Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View and see the history of all of the participants. To see the entire 9 year history of Extreme Rules, visit the Extreme Rules History HERE. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

Since no opening matches have been announced, here are the facts. If the Intercontinental Championship Match opens, it will be the 2nd year in a row that the Intercontinental Championship Match opens Extreme Rules & Seth Rollins will be the 1st wrestler in Extreme Rules History to go from the main event to the following year’s opener. If Finn Balor VS Baron Corbin opens Extreme Rules, Balor would also be the 1st wrestler to go from the main event to the following year’s opener & would be the 1st 1-on-1 Singles Match to open Extreme Rules since Chris Jericho VS Fandango in 2013. If a Tag Team Championship Match opens up Extreme Rules, it will be the 1st ever Tag Team Championship Match to open up Extreme Rules & Bray Wyatt would be the 1st wrestler to go from the main event to the following year’s opener & it will be Matt Hardy’s 1st Extreme Rules opener since 2009. If Team Hell No VS The Bludgeon Brothers opens up Extreme Rules, it will be Harper’s 1st opener since 2015 & Kane’s 1st opener since 2012. If the United States Championship opens, it will be the 1st time that a United States Championship opens Extreme Rules since 2009. Any other match that opens will be everyone’s 1st Extreme Rules’ opener & 1st matches to open Extreme Rules.

 

Since no main events have been announced, here are the facts. If the WWE Championship Match is the main event, it will be the 1st WWE Championship Match to main event Extreme Rules since 2016, which was also the last time that AJ Styles was in the main event of Extreme Rules. It would be Rusev’s 1st Extreme Rules main event. If Roman Reigns VS Bobby Lashley main events Extreme Rules, it will be Roman Reigns’ 3rd Extreme Rules main event in a row, tying him with John Cena for most Extreme Rules main events, & the 2nd year in a row that a Non-Title Match was the main event of Extreme Rules & 4th Non-Title Match in Extreme Rules History. It will be the 1st Non-Gimmick Match to main event Extreme Rules since Jeff Hardy VS CM Punk in 2009. If any other title main events Extreme Rules, it will be the 1st time that ever happened. The only other wrestlers on the card to compete in an Extreme Rules main event was Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, & Bray Wyatt, who competed in 2017, Daniel Bryan & Kane, who competed in 2014, & Jeff Hardy, who competed in 2009.

 

 

WWE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE CHAMPION AJ STYLES VS RUSEV

This will be the 15th WWE/World Championship Match in Extreme Rules History & 1st since 2016. The WWE or World Title has changed hands 6 times in Extreme Rules History, with the last title change taking place in 2011. This will be the 2nd time in Extreme Rules History that the WWE Championship Match was not a Gimmick Match & the 1st time since CM Punk defeated Jeff Hardy to win the World Heavyweight Title in 2009. This will be AJ Styles’ 2nd Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2016, & his 2nd Championship Match & 1st since 2016. This will be Rusev’s 4th Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2016, & 1st WWE Championship Match, but 3rd Title Match, as he challenged for & won the United States Title at back-to-back Extreme Rules.

 

AJ Styles (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns in an Extreme Rules Match (5/22/16)

 

Rusev/Alexander Rusev (2-1-0)

  1. (As Alexander Rusev) Defeated R-Truth & Xavier Woods in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (5/4/14)
  2. (As Rusev) Lost to WWE United States Champion John Cena in a Russian Chain Match (4/26/15)
  3. Defeated WWE United States Champion Kalisto to win the title (5/22/16)

 

EXTREME RULES MATCH FOR THE WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: NIA JAX VS WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION ALEXA BLISS

This will be the 7th or 8th Women’s Championship Match in Extreme Rules History & 5th year in a row. The Women’s Championship has changed hands twice in Extreme Rules History, with the last title change taking place in 2012. This will be the 1st time in Extreme Rules History that there will be 2 Women’s Title Match on an Extreme Rules PPV. This will be the 3rd year in a row that the Women’s Title will be defended in a Gimmick Match, & 4th time overall. It will be the 1st Extreme Rules Match for the Women’s Title since Beth Phoenix VS Michelle McCool in an Extreme Makeover Match in 2010, which was also the last time that the Women’s Title changed hands in a Extreme Rules Match. This will be the 15th No Disqualification/Extreme Rules Match in Extreme Rules History & 10th year in a row, making it the only match to take place at every Extreme Rules PPV. This will be the 6th official Extreme Rules Match in Extreme Rules History & 3rd year in a row. It will be the 8th No Disqualification/Extreme Rules Championship Match in Extreme Rules History & 1st since 2016. It will be the 4th official Extreme Rules Championship Match in Extreme Rules History & 1st since 2016. It will be 3rd Women’s No Disqualification Match in Extreme Rules History & 1st since Layla VS Michelle McCool in 2011. This will be Nia Jax’s Extreme Rules PPV debut, 1st Extreme Rules Match, & 1st Women’s Title Match at Extreme Rules. This will be Alexa Bliss’ 2nd Extreme Rules PPV in a row, 2nd Women’s Championship Match in a row, 2nd Gimmick Match in a row, & 1st Extreme Rules Match. She is the 1st women to compete in back-to-back Women’s Championship Matches in Extreme Rules History.

 

Nia Jax (0-0-0)

This will be Nia Jax’s Extreme Rules debut

 

Alexa Bliss (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Bayley in a Kendo Stick on a Pole Match to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship (6/4/17)

 

WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: ASUKA VS WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION CARMELLA (JAMES ELLSWORTH WILL BE HANGING ABOVE THE RING IN A SHARK CAGE)

This will be the 7th or 8th Women’s Championship Match in Extreme Rules History & 5th year in a row. The Women’s Championship has changed hands twice in Extreme Rules History, with the last title change taking place in 2012. This will be the 1st time in Extreme Rules History that there will be 2 Women’s Title Match on an Extreme Rules PPV. This will be the 1st Non-Gimmick Match for a Women’s Championship since Nikki Bella VS Naomi in 2015. This will be both Asuka & Carmella’s Extreme Rules debut & the 3rd year in a row that both wrestlers are making their Extreme Rules debut in a Women’s Championship Match.

 

Asuka (0-0-0)

This will be Asuka’s Extreme Rules debut

 

Carmella (0-0-0)

This will be Carmella’s Extreme Rules debut

 

 

WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS MATT HARDY & BRAY WYATT VS THE B-TEAM (CURTIS AXEL & BO DALLAS)

This will be the 6th or 7th Tag Team Championship Match in Extreme Rules History & 4th year in a row. The Tag Team Titles have changed hands 3 times with the last title change taking place in 2017. This will be the 1st in Extreme Rules History that there will be 2 Tag Team Championship Matches at an Extreme Rules. This will be the 1st Non-Gimmick Match for the Tag Team Championship since The New Day VS The Vaudevillains in 2016. This will be Matt Hardy’s 3rd Extreme Rules PPV & 2nd year in a row. It will be his 2nd Tag Team Championship Match in a row, & 3rd Title Match, as he also competed for the United States Championship in 2009. It will be his 1st Non-Gimmick Match in Extreme Rules History. Matt Hardy is the 1st wrestler in Extreme Rules History to defend a Tag Team Championship at back-to-back Extreme Rules PPVs. This will be Bray Wyatt’s 3rd Extreme Rules PPV & 2nd year in a row. It will be his 1st ever Title Match & 1st ever Non-Gimmick Match in Extreme Rules History. This will be Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas’ Extreme Rules PPV debut & 1st Tag Team Championship Match at a Extreme Rules PPV.

 

Matt Hardy (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to WWE United States Champion Kofi Kingston along with MVP & William Regal in a Fatal 4-Way Match (6/7/09)
  2. With Jeff Hardy as The Hardy Boyz lost the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship to Cesaro & Sheamus in a Steel Cage Match (6/4/17)

 

Bray Wyatt (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated John Cena in a Steel Cage Match (5/4/14)
  2. Lost to Samoa Joe along with Finn Balor, Roman Reigns, & Seth Rollins in a WWE Universal Championship #1 Contender’s Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match (6/4/17)

 

Curtis Axel (0-0-0

This will be Curtis Axel’s Extreme Rules debut

 

Bo Dallas (0-0-0

This will be Bo Dallas’ Extreme Rules debut

 

WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: TEAM HELL NO (DANIEL BRYAN & KANE) VS WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE BLUDGEON BROTHERS (HARPER & ROWAN)

This will be the 6th or 7th Tag Team Championship Match in Extreme Rules History & 4th year in a row. The Tag Team Titles have changed hands 3 times with the last title change taking place in 2017. This will be the 1st in Extreme Rules History that there will be 2 Tag Team Championship Matches at an Extreme Rules. This will be the 1st Non-Gimmick Match for the Tag Team Championship since The New Day VS The Vaudevillains in 2016. This will be Daniel Bryan’s 4th Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2014. It will be his 2nd Tag Team Championship in Extreme Rules History & 1st since 2013. It will be his 1st ever Non-Gimmick Match in Extreme Rules History. He has only competed in Title Matches at Extreme Rules, either the World Championship (2012 & 2014) & Tag Team Championship (2013). This will be Kane’s 5th Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2014. It will be his 3rd Tag Team Championship Match in Extreme Rules History & 1st since 2013. Daniel Bryan & Kane are the only wrestlers to be both partners & opponents at Extreme Rules, as they were partners in 2013 & opponents in 2014. This will be Harper’s 2nd Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2015. It will be his 1st ever Title Match or Non-Gimmick Match at Extreme Rules. This will be Rowan’s Extreme Rules PPV debut & 1st Tag Team Title Match.

 

Daniel Bryan (1-2-0)

  1. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus in a 2 Out of 3 Falls Match (4/29/12)
  2. With Kane as Team Hell No lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) in a Tag Team Tornado Match (5/19/13)
  3. Defeated Kane in an Extreme Rules Match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (5/4/14)

 

Kane (1-3-0)

  1. With The Big Show defeated The Corre (Wade Barrett & Ezekiel Jackson) in a Lumberjack Match to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship (5/1/11)
  2. Lost to Randy Orton in a Falls Count Anywhere Match (4/29/12)
  3. With Daniel Bryan as Team Hell No lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) in a Tag Team Tornado Match (5/19/13)
  4. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan in an Extreme Rules Match (5/4/14)

 

Harper/Luke Harper (0-1-0)

  1. (As Luke Harper) Lost to Dean Ambrose in a Chicago Street Fight (4/26/15)

 

Rowan (0-0-0)

This will be Rowan’s Extreme Rules debut

 

30 MINUTE IRON MAN MATCH FOR THE WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: SETH ROLLINS VS WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION DOLPH ZIGGLER

This will be the 1st ever Iron Man Match in Extreme Rules History. This will be the 11th Iron Man Match in WWE History & 1st since The Hardys VS Cesaro & Sheamus at Great Balls of Fire on July 9, 2017. It will be the 1st Men’s Iron Man Match since John Cena VS Randy Orton at Bragging Rights on October 25, 2009. It will be the 1st ever Iron Man Match for the Intercontinental Title. It will be the 4th 30 Minute Iron Man Match in WWE History, the 1st since The Hardys VS Cesaro & Sheamus at Great Balls of Fire on July 9, 2017, the 2nd Men’s Singles 30 Minute Iron Man Match in WWE History & 1st since Shawn Michaels VS Kurt Angle on Raw on October 3, 2005. There has been 5 Title Changes in Iron Man Matches in WWE History, with the last being the Women’s Title when Charlotte Flair defeated Sasha Banks at Roadblock: End of The Line on December 18, 2016, which was also the last time that a title changed hands in a 30 Minute Iron Man Match. No men’s title has ever changed hands in a 30 Minute Iron Man Match. The last Men’s Title to change hands in an Iron Man Match was the WWE Championship when John Cena defeated Randy Orton at Bragging Rights on October 25, 2009. This will be the 6th Intercontinental Championship Match in Extreme Rules History & 3rd year in a row. The Intercontinental Championship has changed hands 4 times, with the last title change taking place in 2017. This will be the 3rd time that the Intercontinental Title will be defended in a Gimmick Match in Extreme Rules History & 1st since a Fatal 4-Way Match in 2016. This will be the 1st time since 2014 that The Miz will be not be competing in the Intercontinental Title Match at Extreme Rules. This will be Seth Rollins’ 5th Extreme Rules PPV & 2nd year in a row. It will be his 1st ever Intercontinental Championship Match at Extreme Rules & 1st Iron Man Match. It will be his 3rd Title Match & 4th Gimmick Match at Extreme Rules. This will be Dolph Ziggler’s 5th Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st ever Title Match of any kind at Extreme Rules & 1st Iron Man Match. It will be his 3rd Gimmick Match at Extreme Rules & 1st since 2016.

 

Seth Rollins (3-1-0)

  1. With Roman Reigns as The Shield defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) in a Tag Team Tornado Match to win the title (5/19/13)
  2. With WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns defeated Evolution (Batista, Triple H, & Randy Orton) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (5/4/14)
  3. Defeated Randy Orton in a Steel Cage Match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (4/26/15)
  4. Lost to Samoa Joe along with Finn Balor, Roman Reigns, & Bray Wyatt in a WWE Universal Championship #1 Contender’s Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match (6/4/17)

 

Dolph Ziggler (1-3-0)

  1. Lost to Kofi Kingston in a Dark Match prior to the PPV (4/25/10)
  2. Lost to Brodus Clay (4/29/12)
  3. Defeated Sheamus in a Kiss Me Arse Match (4/26/15)
  4. Lost to Baron Corbin in a Kickoff No Disqualification Match prior to the PPV (5/22/16)

 

WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION JEFF HARDY VS SHINSUKE NAKAMURA

This will be the 7th United States Championship Match in Extreme Rules History & 1st since 2016.The United States Title has changed hands 3 times in Extreme Rules History with the last title change taking place in 2016. This will be the 1st time since Santino Marella VS The Miz in 2012 that the United States Championship Match will not feature Kofi Kingston or Rusev. This will be Jeff Hardy’s 4th Extreme Rules PPV match & 2nd year in a row, as he competed twice in 2009. It will be his 1st United States Championship Match at Extreme Rules, but 4th Title Match, as he has only competed in Title Matches at Extreme Rules. This will be Shinsuke Nakamura’s Extreme Rules PPV debut & 1st United States Championship Match.

 

Jeff Hardy (1-2-0)

  1. Defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a Ladder Match to win the title (6/7/09)
  2. Lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to CM Punk (6/7/09)
  3. With Matt Hardy as The Hardy Boyz lost the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship to Cesaro & Sheamus in a Steel Cage Match (6/4/17)

 

Shinsuke Nakamura (0-0-0)

This will be Shinsuke Nakamura’s Extreme Rules debut

 

ROMAN REIGNS VS BOBBY LASHLEY

This will be Roman Reigns’ 6th Extreme Rules PPV in a row, giving him the 2nd most consecutive Extreme Rules PPV matches in a row, behind John Cena at 7. This will be his 1st ever 1-on-1 Non-Gimmick Match at Extreme Rules. This will be Bobby Lashley’s Extreme Rules PPV debut.

 

Roman Reigns (4-1-0)

  1. With Seth Rollins as The Shield defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) in a Tag Team Tornado Match to win the title (5/19/13)
  2. With WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins as The Shield defeated Evolution (Batista, Triple H, & Randy Orton) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (5/4/14)
  3. Defeated The Big Show in a Last Man Standing Match (4/26/15)
  4. Defeated AJ Styles in an Extreme Rules Match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (5/22/16)
  5. Lost to Samoa Joe along with Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, & Bray Wyatt in a WWE Universal Championship #1 Contender’s Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match (6/4/17)

 

Bobby Lashley (0-0-0)

This will be Bobby Lashley’s Extreme Rules debut

 

STEEL CAGE MATCH: BRAUN STROWMAN VS KEVIN OWENS

This will be the 9th Steel Cage Match in Extreme Rules History & 6th year in a row. It is the 1st 1-on-1 Normal Steel Cage Match since Randy Orton VS Seth Rollins in 2015 & 1st Regular Non-Title Steel Cage Match since John Cena VS Bray Wyatt in 2014 & 4th in Extreme Rules History. This will be Braun Strowman’s Extreme Rules debut & 1st Steel Cage Match. This will be Kevin Owens’ 2nd Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2016 & 1st Steel Cage Match at Extreme Rules & 2nd Gimmick Match at Extreme Rules.

 

Braun Strowman (0-0-0)

This will be Braun Strowman’s Extreme Rules debut

 

Kevin Owens (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz along with Cesaro & Sami Zayn in a Fatal 4-Way Match (5/22/16)

 

FINN BALOR VS BARON CORBIN

This will be Finn Balor’s 2nd Extreme Rules PPV in a row & 1st Non-Gimmick Match. This will be Baron Corbin’s 2nd Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st ever Non-Gimmick Match.

 

Finn Balor (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Samoa Joe along with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, & Bray Wyatt in a WWE Universal Championship #1 Contender’s Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match (6/4/17)

 

Baron Corbin (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Dolph Ziggler in a Kickoff No Disqualification Match prior to the PPV (5/22/16)

 

6-MAN TAG TEAM KICKOFF TABLE MATCH: THE NEW DAY (BIG E, KOFI KINGSTON, & XAVIER WOODS) VS SANITY (KILLIAN DAIN, ALEXANDER WOLFE, & ERIC YOUNG)

This will be the 10th or 11th Dark/Pre-Show/Kickoff Match in Extreme Rules History & 10th year in a row. This will be the 1st time in Extreme Rules History that there will be 2 Kickoff Matches. This will be the 1st Gimmick Match to be on the Kickoff Show since a No Disqualification Match between Dolph Ziggler & Baron Corbin in 2016 & 3rd in History. This will be the 3rd Tables Match in Extreme Rules History & 1st since The Big Show VS Cody Rhodes in 2012 & the 1st ever Tag Team Tables Match in Extreme Rules History. This will be the 2nd 6-Man Tag Team Match in Extreme Rules History & 1st since Evolution VS The Shield in 2014. This will be Big E’s 4th Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2016 & his 1st ever Gimmick Match at Extreme Rules. This will be Kofi Kingston’s 6th Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2015 & his 3rd Gimmick Match & 2nd Tables Match at Extreme Rules & 1st for both since 2011. This will be Xavier Woods’ 3rd Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2016 & 2nd Gimmick Match at Extreme Rules & 1st since 2014. This will be Killian Dain, Alexander Wolfe, & Eric Young’s Extreme Rules debut & 1st Gimmick Match.

 

Big E (2-1-0)

  1. Lost the WWE Intercontinental Championship to Bad News Barrett (5/4/14)
  2. With Kofi Kingston as The New Day defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Tyson Kidd to win the titles (4/26/15)
  3. With Xavier Woods as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) to retain the titles (5/22/16)

 

Kofi Kingston (4-1-0)

  1. Defeated Matt Hardy, MVP, & William Regal in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the WWE United States Championship (6/7/09)
  2. Defeated Dolph Ziggler in a Dark Match prior to the PPV (4/25/10)
  3. Defeated WWE United States Champion Sheamus in a Tables Match to win the title (5/1/11)
  4. Lost the WWE United States Championship to Dean Ambrose (5/19/13)
  5. With Big E as The New Day defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Tyson Kidd to win the titles (4/26/15)

 

Xavier Woods (1-1-0)

  1. With R-Truth lost to Alexander Rusev in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (5/4/14)
  2. With Big E as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) to retain the titles (5/22/16)

 

Killian Dain (0-0-0)

This will be Killian Dain’s Extreme Rules PPV debut

 

Alexander Wolfe (0-0-0)

This will be Alexander Wolfe’s Extreme Rules PPV debut

 

Eric Young (0-0-0)

This will be Eric Young’s Extreme Rules PPV debut

 

KICKOFF MATCH: SIN CARA VS ANDRADE ALMAS

This will be the 10th or 11th Dark/Pre-Show/Kickoff Match in Extreme Rules History & 10th year in a row. This will be the 1st time in Extreme Rules History that there will be 2 Kickoff Matches. This will be the 2nd year in a row that the Kickoff Match will be a Regular 1-on-1 Singles Match. This will be Sin Cara’s 2nd Extreme Rules PPV & 1st since 2011 & 2nd Dark/Pre-Show/Kickoff Match & 1st since 2011. This will be Andrade Almas’ Extreme Rules debut & 1st Kickoff Match.

 

Sin Cara (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Tyson Kidd in a Dark Match prior to the PPV (5/1/11)

 

Andrade Almas (0-0-0)

This will be Andrade Almas’ Extreme Rules’ debut

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2018 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO II 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: Chicago II. 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.

 

NXT Takeover: Chicago II was the 1st Takeover since Brooklyn II on August 20, 2016 that The Authors of Pain did not compete, ending the 2nd most consecutive Takeover matches at 8, behind Asuka’s 10. No one on the current roster has more than 3 consecutive matches. Also, with them moving to the main roster, it keeps them tied with The Revival for most Tag Team Championship Matches at a Takeover at 6.

 

Since no openers have been announced here are the facts. If the Chicago Street Fight opens Takeover, it will be Johnny Gargano’s 1st opener since Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017 & Tommaso Ciampa’s 1st ever Takeover opener. They will be the 1st wrestlers since Gargano at Chicago on May 20, 2017 & Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017 to go from the main event of a Takeover to the following Takeover opener. If the NXT Championship opens Takeover, it will be the 1st ever NXT Championship Match to open Takeover & Sullivan’s 2nd opener in a row. If the Tag Team Championship Match opens up Takeover, it will be the 1st Tag Team Title Match since Philadelphia on January 27, 2018, which was Kyle O’Reilly’s last Takeover opener. If the Women’s Title Match opens Takeover, it will be the 1st time in history that happened, but the 1st Women’s Match to open Takeover since a Mixed Tag Team Match at Orlando on April 1, 2017, which also featured Nikki Cross. If Ricochet VS The Velveteen Dreams opens Takeover, it will be both Ricochet & Velveteen Dream’s 2nd Takeover in a row.

 

Since no main events have been announced, here are the facts. If the NXT Championship is the main event, it will be 16th time that an NXT Title Match is the main event of a Takeover & will be both Aleister Black & Lars Sullivan’s 1st Takeover main event. Also, Sullivan will be the 1st wrestler in Takeover history to go from the opener of a Takeover to the following Takeover’s main event. If the Chicago Street Fight is the main event, then it will be the 2nd Takeover in a row that the NXT Championship Match is not the main event, Tommaso Ciampa’s 2nd Takeover main event in a row, & Johnny Gargano’s 3rd Takeover main event in a row. If the Tag Team Championship Match is the main event, it will be the 1st Tag Team Title Match to main event NXT since Takeover: Chicago on May 20, 2017, & will be Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong’s 2nd Takeover main event & 1st since War Games on November 18, 2017. If the Women’s Championship Match is the main event, it will be the 1st Women’s Championship Match to main event Takeover since Respect on October 7, 2015, & both Nikki Cross & Shayna Baszler’s 1st Takeover main event. If Ricochet VS The Velveteen Dream is the main event, it will be both wrestlers’ 1st Takeover main event.

 

NXT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: NXT CHAMPION ALEISTER BLACK VS LARS SULLIVAN

This will be the 19th NXT Championship Match in Takeover History & 13th in a row. The NXT Championship has changed hands 8 times in Takeover History, with the last title change taking place at NXT Takeover: New Orleans on April 7, 2018. Aleister Black will be the 2nd NXT Champion in a row to win the NXT Title at 1 Takeover & defend it at the next one. If he retains, he will be the 2nd NXT Champion in a row to do that. If he loses, then he will be the 1st NXT Champion since Drew McIntyre to win the NXT Title at 1 Takeover & lose it at the next. This will be Aleister Black’s 6th Takeover & 4th in a row & his 2nd NXT Championship Match in a row. This will be Lars Sullivan’s 3rd Takeover & 2nd in a row & 1st NXT Championship Match.

 

Aleister Black (5-0-0)

  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)
  4. Defeated Adam Cole in an Extreme Rules Match (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)
  5. Defeated NXT Champion Andrade Almas to win the title (4/7/18 NXT TAKEOVER: NEW ORLEANS)

 

Lars Sullivan (1-1-0)

  1. Defeated Kassius Ohno (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)
  2. Lost to Adam Cole along with Killian Dain, EC3, Ricochet, & The Velveteen Dream in a 6-Way Ladder Match for the Vacant NXT North American Championship (4/7/18 NXT TAKEOVER: NEW ORLEANS)

 

NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: NIKKI CROSS VS NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPION SHAYNA BASZLER

This will be the 20th NXT Women’s Championship Match in Takeover History & 20th in a row, continuing the streak of being the only NXT Title to be defended at every Takeover. The NXT Women’s Championship has changed hands 6 times in Takeover History, with the last title change taking place at Takeover: New Orleans on April 7. This will be Nikki Cross’ 5th Takeover & 1st since War Games on November 18, 2017 & will be 4th Women’s Title Match at Takeover & 1st since War Games on November 18, 2017. It will be her 1st ever 1-on-1 singles match at a Takeover & 1st time she will not be in the ring with either Peyton Royce or Ruby Riot at a Takeover. This will be Shayna Baszler’s 3rd Takeover in a row & 3rd Women’s Title Match in a row & 1st time she will not be in the ring with Ember Moon at a Takeover.

 

Nikki Cross (1-3-0)

  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)
  4. Lost to Ember Moon along with Peyton Royce & Kairi Sane in a Fatal 4-Way Match for the Vacant NXT Women’s Championship (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

 

Shayna Baszler (1-1-0)

  1. Lost to NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)
  2. Defeated NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon to win the title (4/7/18 NXT TAKEOVER: NEW ORLEANS)

 

NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: DANNY BURCH & ONEY LORCAN VS NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE UNDISPUTED ERA (KYLE O’REILLY & RODERICK STRONG)

This will be the 18th NXT Tag Team Championship Match in Takeover History & 3rd in a row. The NXT Tag Team Championship has changed hands 7 times in Takeover History, with the last title change taking place at Brooklyn II on August 19, 2017. This will be Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan’s Takeover debut & 1st Tag Team Championship Match. They will be the 1st team since Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa at Brooklyn II on August 20, 2016 to make their Takeover debut challenging for the Tag Team Championship. If they won, they will be the 1st tag team since The Lucha Dragons at Takeover: Fatal 4 Way on September 11, 2014 to win the Tag Team Titles at their debut Takeover. This will be Kyle O’Reilly’s 4th Takeover in a row & 3rd Tag Team Championship Match in a row. He will be the 1st wrestler since The Authors of Pain to compete in 3 Tag Team Championship Matches in a row, but if he wins, then he will be the 1st to successfully defend at 3 consecutive Takeovers. This will be Roderick Strong’s 6th Takeover & 2nd in a row & his 2nd Tag Team Championship Match at a Takeover & 2nd in a row.

 

Danny Burch (0-0-0)

This will be Burch’s Takeover debut

 

Oney Lorcan (0-0-0)

This will be Lorcan’s Takeover debut

 

Kyle O’Reilly (3-0-0)

  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)
  2. With Bobby Fish as NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA defeated The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) to retain the titles (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)
  3. With Adam Cole as NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA defeated The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) & WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne & Roderick Strong in a Triple Threat Match to retain the titles & win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament (4/7/18 NXT TAKEOVER: NEW ORLEANS)

 

Roderick Strong (2-3-0)

  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)
  4. With The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) 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)
  5. With WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA (NXT North American Champion Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly) along with The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) in a Triple Threat Final Match of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament (4/7/18 NXT TAKEOVER: NEW ORLEANS) (4/7/18 NXT TAKEOVER: NEW ORLEANS)

 

CHICAGO STREET FIGHT: JOHNNY GARGANO VS TOMMASO CIAMPA

This will be the 4th No Disqualification Match in Takeover History & 2nd Takeover in a row to have one after the Unsanctioned Match between Gargano & Ciampa at New Orleans on April 7, 2018. This will be the 1st time in Takeover History that the same match took place at consecutive Takeovers with the same stipulation. This will be the 14th match to be re-matched at a Takeover & the 2nd Takeover in a row to have a match take place at back-to-back Takeovers, after Ember Moon VS Shayna Baszler at Takeover: New Orleans on April 7, 2018. This will be Johnny Gargano’s 9th Takeover & 3rd in a row. He now ties Finn Balor as the wrestler with the 2nd most Takeover matches, with 1 behind Asuka, who has 10. It will be his 2nd No Disqualification Match in a row at a Takeover. This continues the streak of Gargano competing against the same wrestlers at back-to-back Takeovers. This will be Tommaso Ciampa’s 6th Takeover & 2nd in a row & his 2nd No Disqualification Match in a row at a Takeover.

 

Johnny Gargano (2-6-0)

  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)
  7. Lost to NXT Champion Andrade Almas (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)
  8. Defeated Tommaso Ciampa in an Unsanctioned Match to reinstate his NXT Contract (4/7/18 NXT TAKEOVER: NEW ORLEANS)

 

Tommaso Ciampa (1-5-0)

  1. With Johnny Gargano lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  2. With Johnny Gargano 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 Johnny Gargano as #DIY lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  4. With Johnny Gargano 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 Johnny Gargano 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 Johnny Gargano in an Unsanctioned Match (4/7/18 NXT TAKEOVER: NEW ORLEANS)

 

RICOCHET VS THE VELVETEEN DREAM

This will be Ricochet’s 2nd Takeover in a row. This will be The Velveteen Dream’s 4th Takeover in a row.

 

Ricochet (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Adam Cole along with Killian Dain, EC3, Lars Sullivan, & The Velveteen Dream in a 6-Way Ladder Match for the Vacant NXT North American Championship (4/7/18 NXT TAKEOVER: NEW ORLEANS)

 

The Velveteen Dream (1-2-0)

  1. Lost to Aleister Black (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)
  2. Defeated Kassius Ohno (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)
  3. Lost to Adam Cole along with Killian Dain, EC3, Ricochet, & Lars Sullivan in a 6-Way Ladder Match for the Vacant NXT North American Championship (4/7/18 NXT TAKEOVER: NEW ORLEANS)

 

 

2018 WWE MONEY IN THE BANK PPV PARTICIPANTS’ HISTORY

As I do every month, it’s time to look at this weekend’s Money In The Bank Pay-Per-View and see the history of all of the participants. To see the entire 8 year history of the Money In The Bank PPV, visit the Money In The Bank PPV History HERE. This will only look at the history of the Money In The Bank Pay-Per-View. To see the history of the actual Money In The Bank Match, go HERE. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

 

Since no opening matches have been announced, here are the facts. If a MITB match opens, it will be the 7th MITB Match to open up a MITB PPV & 2nd year in a row. It will be Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, & Natalya’s 2nd MITB opener in a row, & everyone else’s 1st opener, except for Big E & Kofi Kingston, who were in the opener in 2016. If the WWE Championship is the opener, it will be the 1st time that happened & would be both AJ Styles & Shinsuke Nakamura’s 1st MITB opener. If a singles match opens MITB, it will be the 1st time in MITB History. If a tag team match opens MITB, it will be the 1st time since 2016, but 1st 2-on-2 tag team match since 2014. The other wrestlers to compete in a MITB opener are Big Cass in 2016, Roman Reigns in 2015, Daniel Bryan in 2011, & Matt Hardy in 2010. If the Men’s MITB Match, Bobby Lashley VS Sami Zayn, or the WWE Championship Match opens up MITB, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura, & AJ Styles will be the 1st wrestlers since Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, & Sheamus in 2014 & 2015 to go from a MITB main event to the following year’s opener.

 

Since no main event has been announced, here are the facts. If a MITB Match is the main event, it will be the 4th MITB Match to be a main event of a MITB PPV & 2nd year in a row, 6th Ladder Match to be the main event of a MITB PPV & 2nd year in a row. It will be Kevin Owens’ 2nd main event in a row, The Miz’s 1st main event since 2012, & everyone else’s 1st main event & 1st time a Women’s Match will be the main event of a MITB PPV. If the Last Man Standing Match is the main event of MITB, it will be the 6th WWE Championship Match to be the main event of a MITB, & Nakamura & Styles’ 2nd main event in a row. If a Non-Title Match is the main event, it will be the 1st time in MITB History. The other wrestlers to compete in a MITB main event are Sami Zayn in 2017, Roman Reigns & Bray Wyatt in 2014 & Daniel Bryan in 2013. Owens, Zayn, Nakamura, or Styles will be the 1st wrestlers since Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins in 2015 & 2016 to compete in back-to-back main events at MITB. If the Women’s Match is the MITB main event, Flair, Lynch, & Natalya will be the 1st wrestlers since Cesaro in 2013 & 2014 to go from the MITB opener to the following year’s main event.

 

 

 

LAST MAN STANDING MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP: WWE CHAMPION AJ STYLES VS SHINSUKE NAKAMURA

This will be the 1st Last Man Standing Match in MITB History. This will be the 15th WWE or World Championship Match in MITB History & 9th year in a row. The WWE or World Championship has changed hands 5 times in MITB History, with the last title change taking place in 2016, where it changed twice. This will be AJ Styles’ 3rd MITB PPV, 1st Last Man Standing Match, & 1st WWE Championship Match at a MITB. This will be Shinsuke Nakamura’s 2nd MITB PPV in a row & 1st Last Man Standing Match & 1st WWE Championship Match at a MITB PPV. This will be the 2nd year in a row at a MITB PPV that Styles & Nakamura wrestled each other, as they were both part of the MITB Match in 2017.

 

AJ Styles (1-1-0)

  1. Defeated John Cena (6/19/16)
  2. Lost to Baron Corbin along with Shinsuke Nakamura, WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, & Dolph Ziggler in a 6-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/18/17)

 

Shinsuke Nakamura (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Baron Corbin along with WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, & Dolph Ziggler in a 6-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/18/17)

 

WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: RONDA ROUSEY VS WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION NIA JAX

This will be the 8th or 9th Women’s or Diva’s Championship Match in MITB History & 2nd year in a row. This will be the 1st time since 2010 that there will be 2 Women’s Title Matches at a MITB PPV. The Women’s or Diva’s Championship has never changed hands at a MITB PPV. This will be both Ronda Rousey & Nia Jax’s MITB PPV debut & 1st Women’s Championship Match. Rousey will be the 2nd year in a row that someone made their in-ring singles debut competing for the Women’s Title at MITB after Lana in 2017. This will be the 1st Women’s Title Match to have both wrestlers make their MITB debuts since Alicia Fox VS Eve Torres & Kelly Kelly VS Layla in 2010. Every other Women’s Title Match had a participant that already competed at a MITB PPV prior to their match.

 

Ronda Rousey (0-0-0)

This will be Rousey’s MITB PPV debut

 

Nia Jax (0-0-0)

This will be Jax’s MITB PPV debut

 

WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: ASUKA VS WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION CARMELLA

This will be the 8th or 9th Women’s or Diva’s Championship Match in MITB History & 2nd year in a row. This will be the 1st time since 2010 that there will be 2 Women’s Title Matches at a MITB PPV. The Women’s or Diva’s Championship has never changed hands at a MITB PPV. This will be Asuka’s MITB debut & 1st Women’s Championship continuing the streak of having at least 1 wrestler make their MITB debut in a Women’s Championship Match since 2011. This will be Carmella’s 2nd MITB PPV in a row & 1st Women’s Championship Match. She will be the 1st wrestler since Seth Rollins in 2014 & 2015 to win the MITB Match 1 year and be a defending Champion the following year.

 

Asuka (0-0-0)

This will be Asuka’s MITB PPV debut

 

Carmella (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Natalya, & Tamina in a 5-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/18/17)

 

WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS MATT HARDY & BRAY WYATT VS THE B-TEAM (CURTIS AXEL & BO DALLAS)

This will be the 7th or 8th Tag Team Championship Match in MITB History & 6th year in a row. This will be the 1st time there will be 2 Tag Team Championship Matches at a MITB PPV. The Tag Team Championship has changed hands once in MITB History, with the last title change taking place in 2015. This will be the 1st time in MITB History that neither The New Day or The Usos are competing for the Tag Team Championship, & the 1st time that The New Day is not in a Tag Team Title Match since 2014. This will be Matt Hardy’s 2nd MITB PPV & 1st since 2010, giving him the longest gap between matches at a MITB PPV, & 1st Tag Team Championship Match at a MITB PPV. This will be Bray Wyatt’s 2nd MITB PPV & 1st since 2014, & 1st Tag Team Championship Match at a MITB PPV. This will be Curtis Axel’s 4th MITB PPV & 1st since 2014 & 1st Tag Team Championship Match at a MITB PPV, though he was Tag Team Champion in a Dark Match prior to the 2011 PPV, but it was a Non-Title Match. This will be Bo Dallas’ MITB PPV debut & 1st Tag Team Championship Match.

 

Matt Hardy (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Kane along with The Big Show, Christian, WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, & Dolph Ziggler in an 8-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Briefcase (7/18/10)

 

Bray Wyatt (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to John Cena along with Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Kane, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, & WWE United States Champion Sheamus in an 8-Way Ladder Match for the Vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship (6/29/14)

 

Curtis Axel/Michael McGillicutty (1-2-0)

  1. (As Michael McGillicutty) With David Otunga as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Nexus lost to Vladimir Kozlov & Santino Marella in a Non-Title Dark Match prior to the PPV (7/17/11)
  2. (As Curtis Axel) Defeated The Miz to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship (7/14/13)
  3. With Ryback as Rybaxel lost to Gold & Stardust (Goldust & Stardust) (6/29/14)

 

Bo Dallas (0-0-0)

This will be Dallas’ MITB PPV debut

 

 

WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION SETH ROLLINS VS ELIAS

This will be the 3rd Intercontinental Championship Match in MITB History & 1st since 2015. The Intercontinental Championship has never changed hands at a MITB PPV. This will be Seth Rollins’ 6th MITB match & 1st since 2016, & 1st Intercontinental Championship Match at a MITB PPV, but his 4th Title Match, as he defended the Tag Team Championship in 2013, retained the World Championship in 2015, won the World Championship in 2016, & lost the World Championship in 2016. This is the 1st time that he will be in a match at MITB not involving Roman Reigns or Dean Ambrose. This will be Elias’ MITB PPV debut & 1st Intercontinental Championship Match.

 

Seth Rollins (4-1-0)

  1. With Roman Reigns as WWE Tag Team Champions The Shield defeated The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) in the Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV to retain the titles (7/14/13)
  2. Defeated Dean Ambrose, Kofi Kingston, Jack Swagger, Rob Van Dam, & Dolph Ziggler, in a 6-Way Match for the World Championship Briefcase (6/29/14)
  3. Defeated Dean Ambrose in a Ladder Match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (6/14/15)
  4. Defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns to win the title (6/19/16)
  5. Lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Dean Ambrose (6/19/16)

 

Elias (0-0-0)

This will be Elias’ MITB debut

 

8-WAY MONEY IN THE BANK MATCH: FINN BALOR VS SAMOA JOE VS THE MIZ VS KEVIN OWENS VS BOBBY ROODE VS RUSEV VS BRAUN STROWMAN VS A MEMBER OF NEW DAY (BIG E, KOFI KINGSTON, OR XAVIER WOODS)

This will be the 21st or 22nd MITB Match in WWE History, the 14th or 15th to take place at the MITB PPV & 9th year in a row, & 2nd year in a row that there were 2 at a MITB PPV. This will be the 8th & 9th 8-Way MITB Match & 1st since 2012, the 6th or 7th 8-Way Match at a MITB PPV, & the 1st time since 2011 that there were 2 8-Way MITB Matches on the same show. This will be the 16th or 17th Ladder Match at a MITB PPV & 9th year in a row & 2nd year in a row that there were 2 Ladder Matches on the same show. For the 1st time since WrestleMania 26 in 2010, both Raw & Smackdown wrestlers will compete in the same match with the Contract inside being for only that respective brand’s Title. This will be the 1st time since 2016 that no Champions will compete in the MITB Match. This will be Kevin Owens’ 3rd MITB Match in a row, making him, along with Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, & Natalya, as the 1st wrestlers since The Miz in 2012 to compete in 3 MITB Matches in a row. This will be The Miz’s 4th MITB Match & 1st since 2012, giving him the longest gap between MITB Matches at 6 years, beating Rob Van Dam’s record of 5 years. This will be Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, Rusev, & Braun Strowman’s MITB debut, adding to the women’s match of being the 1st time since 2007 that 5 competitors made their debut & the 1st time in history that 10 wrestlers made their MITB debut in the same year. If Big E or Xavier Woods represent The New Day, it will be the 2nd year in a row that 6 participants made their MITB debut & the 1st time since 2011 that only 2 participants have previous MITB experience, & the 1st time that 11 participants are making their MITB debut in the same year. If Kofi Kingston represents The New Day, it will be the 1st time since 2007 that only 3 wrestlers have previous MITB experience, & will be Kingston’s 7th MITB Match, tying him with Kane for most MITB Matches, & his 1st since 2015. Lana & Rusev will be the 1st married couple to compete in MITB matches in the same year, but 2nd in history after Natalya & Tyson Kidd. If The Miz wins, it will be the 2nd year in a row that a previous MITB winner won a MITB Match, the 1st man since CM Punk in 2009, & 4th 2 time MITB winner in history. If someone making their MITB debut wins, it will be the 12th or 13th time that happened & 2nd year in a row. If Owens wins, it will be the 5th time that someone won in their 3rd MITB Match & 1st since Dean Ambrose in 2016. If Kingston is in the match & wins, he will be the 1st MITB winner to win in their 7th MITB Match & the longest space between MITB debut & win. This will be Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, & Braun Strowman’s MITB PPV debut.  This will be Kevin Owens’ 4th MITB PPV in a row, 3rd MITB Ladder Match in a row, & 1st 8-Way Match at a MITB PPV. This will be The Miz’s 5th MITB PPV & 1st since 2013, his 4th MITB Ladder Match at a MITB PPV & 1st since 2012, & his 3rd 8-Way Match at a MITB PPV & 1st since 2011. This will be Rusev’s 3rd MITB PPV & 1st since 2016, & his 1st MITB Ladder Match & 1st 8-Way Match at a MITB PPV. This will be Big E’s 5th MITB PPV in a row, his 1st MITB Ladder Match at a MITB PPV, & 1st 8-Way Match at a MITB PPV. This will be Kofi Kingston’s 8th MITB PPV & 5th in a row, his 5th MITB Match at a MITB PPV, & his 3rd 8-Way Match at a MITB PPV & 1st since 2011. This will be Xavier Woods’ 2nd MITB PPV & 1st since 2015, his 1st MITB Ladder Match at a MITB PPV, & 1st 8-Way Ladder Match at a MITB PPV. This will be the 1st time since he wrestled Rusev in 2014 that Big E did not compete in a Tag Team Championship Match & the 1st time since the MITB Match in 2015 that Kofi Kingston did not compete in a Tag Team Championship Match.

 

Finn Balor (0-0-0)

This will be Balor’s MITB PPV debut

 

Samoa Joe (0-0-0)

This will be Joe’s MITB PPV debut

 

The Miz (1-3-0)

  1. Defeated Evan Bourne, Ted DiBiase, Edge, Mark Henry, Chris Jericho, John Morrison, & Randy Orton in an 8-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match for the WWE Championship Briefcase (7/18/10)
  2. Lost to Alberto Del Rio along with Evan Bourne, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, Alex Riley, R-Truth, & Jack Swagger in an 8-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match for the WWE Championship Briefcase (7/17/11)
  3. Lost to John Cena along with The Big Show, Chris Jericho, & Kane in a 5-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match for the WWE Championship Briefcase (7/15/12)
  4. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel (7/14/13)

 

Kevin Owens (0-3-0)

  1. Lost to WWE United States Champion John Cena in a Non-Title Champion VS Champion Match (6/14/15)
  2. Lost to Dean Ambrose along with Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Chris Jericho, & Sami Zayn in a 6-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/19/16)
  3. Lost to Baron Corbin along with Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, & Dolph Ziggler in a 6-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/18/17)

 

Bobby Roode (0-0-0)

This will be Roode’s MITB PPV debut

 

Rusev (2-0-0)

  1. Defeated Big E (6/29/14)
  2. Defeated Titus O’Neil to retain the WWE United States Championship (6/19/16)

 

Braun Strowman (0-0-0)

This will be Strowman’s MITB PPV debut

 

Big E (2-2-0)

  1. Lost to Rusev (6/29/14)
  2. With Xavier Woods as The New Day lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (6/14/15)
  3. With Kofi Kingston as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated Enzo Amore & Big Cass, The Club (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the titles (6/19/16)
  4. With Kofi Kingston as The New Day defeated WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) by Count Out (6/18/17)

 

Kofi Kingston (3-4-0)

  1. Lost to Kane along with The Big Show, Christian, Matt Hardy, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, & Dolph Ziggler in an 8-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Briefcase (7/18/10)
  2. Lost to Alberto Del Rio along with Evan Bourne, The Miz, Rey Mysterio, Alex Riley, R-Truth, & Jack Swagger in an 8-Way Money In The Bank Match for the WWE Championship Briefcase (7/17/11)
  3. With R-Truth as the WWE Tag Team Champions defeated Camacho & Hunico in a Non-Title Pre-Show Match prior to the PPV (7/15/12)
  4. Lost to Seth Rollins along with Dean Ambrose, Jack Swagger, Rob Van Dam, & Dolph Ziggler, in a 6-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match for the World Championship Briefcase (6/29/14)
  5. Lost to Sheamus along with Kane, Neville, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, & Dolph Ziggler in a 7-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/14/15)
  6. With Big E as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated Enzo Amore & Big Cass, The Club (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the titles (6/19/16)
  7. With Big E as The New Day defeated WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) by Count Out (6/18/17)

 

Xavier Woods (0-1-0)

  1. With Big E as The New Day lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (6/14/15)

 

8-WAY MONEY IN THE BANK MATCH: SASHA BANKS VS ALEXA BLISS VS CHARLOTTE FLAIR VS LANA VS BECKY LYNCH VS EMBER MOON VS NAOMI VS NATALYA

This will be the 21st or 22nd MITB Match in WWE History, the 14th or 15th to take place at the MITB PPV & 9th year in a row, & 2nd year in a row that there were 2 at a MITB PPV. This will be the 8th & 9th 8-Way MITB Match & 1st since 2012, the 6th or 7th 8-Way Match at a MITB PPV, & the 1st time since 2011 that there were 2 8-Way MITB Matches on the same show. This will be the 16th or 17th Ladder Match at a MITB PPV & 9th year in a row & 2nd year in a row that there were 2 Ladder Matches on the same show. For the 1st time since WrestleMania 26 in 2010, both Raw & Smackdown wrestlers will compete in the same match with the Contract inside being for only that respective brand’s Title. This will be the 1st time since 2016 that no Champions will compete in the MITB Match. This will be the 3rd MITB Match in a row for Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, & Natalya, making them the 1st wrestlers, along with Kevin Owens, since The Miz in 2012 to compete in 3 MITB Matches in a row, & the 2nd year in a row that 3 wrestlers have previous MITB experience. This will be the MITB debuts for Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, Lana, Ember Moon, & Naomi, making it the 1st time since 2007 that 5 competitors made their MITB debut in the same match & the 1st time in history that 10 wrestlers made their MITB debut in the same year. Lana & Rusev will be the 1st married couple to compete in MITB matches in the same year, but 2nd in history after Natalya & Tyson Kidd. If someone making their MITB debut wins, it will be the 12th or 13th time that happened & 2nd year in a row. If Flair, Lynch, or Natalya win, it will be the 5th time that someone won in their 3rd MITB Match & 1st since Dean Ambrose in 2016. This will be Sasha Banks, Alexa Bliss, & Ember Moon’s MITB PPV debut. This will be Charlotte Flair’s 3rd MITB PPV in a row, 2nd MITB Match in a row, & 1st 8-Way Match at a MITB PPV. This will be Lana’s 2nd MITB PPV in a row, & her 1st MITB Ladder Match & 1st 8-Way Match at a MITB PPV. This will be Becky Lynch’s 3rd MITB PPV in a row, 2nd MITB Ladder Match in a row, & 1st 8-Way Match at a MITB PPV. This will be Naomi’s 3rd MITB PPV & 2nd in a row, 1st MITB Ladder Match & 1st 8-Way Match at a MITB PPV. This will be Natalya’s 4th MITB PPV, making her the only woman to compete in 4 matches at a MITB PPV, & 3rd in a row, her 2nd MITB Ladder Match in a row, & 1st 8-Way Ladder Match. This is the 3rd year in a row that Flair, Lynch, & Natalya are in the ring with each other & the 2nd year in a row that Naomi & Lana are wrestling each other. Flair & Lynch join Natalya as the only women to compete in 3 MITB PPVs in a row.

 

Sasha Banks (0-0-0)

This will be Banks’ MITB PPV debut

 

Alexa Bliss (0-0-0)

This will be Bliss’ MITB PPV debut

 

Charlotte Flair/Charlotte (1-1-0)

  1. (As Charlotte) With Dana Brooke defeated Becky Lynch & Natalya (6/19/16)
  2. (As Charlotte Flair) Lost to Carmella along with Becky Lynch, Natalya, & Tamina in a 5-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/18/17)

 

Lana (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Naomi (6/18/17)

 

Becky Lynch (0-2-0)

  1. With Natalya lost to Dana Brooke & WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte (6/19/16)
  2. Lost to Carmella along with Charlotte Flair, Natalya, & Tamina in a 5-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/18/17)

 

Ember Moon (0-0-0)

This will be Moon’s MITB PPV debut

 

Naomi (1-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Diva’s Champion Paige (6/29/14)
  2. Defeated Lana to retain the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship (6/18/17)

 

Natalya (0-3-0)

  1. With Beth Phoenix & Eve Torres lost to Kaitlyn, WWE Diva’s Champion Layla, & Tamina Snuka in a 6-Diva’s Tag Team Match (7/15/12)
  2. With Becky Lynch lost to Dana Brooke & WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte (6/19/16)
  3. Lost to Carmella along with Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, & Tamina in a 5-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/18/17)

 

ROMAN REIGNS VS JINDER MAHAL

This will be Roman Reigns’ 5th MITB PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st 1-on-1 Non-Title Match at a MITB PPV& the 1st time he will be in a match without either Seth Rollins or Randy Orton. This will be Jinder Mahal’s 2nd MITB PPV in a row & 1st Non-Title Match at a MITB PPV.

 

Roman Reigns (1-3-0)

  1. With Seth Rollins as WWE Tag Team Champions The Shield defeated The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) in the Kickoff Show Match prior to the PPV to retain the titles (7/14/13)
  2. Lost to John Cena along with Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Kane, Randy Orton, WWE United States Champion Sheamus, & Bray Wyatt in an 8-Way Ladder Match for the Vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship (6/29/14)
  3. Lost to Sheamus along with Kane, WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston, Neville, Randy Orton, & Dolph Ziggler in a 7-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/14/15)
  4. Lost the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to Seth Rollins (6/19/16)

 

Jinder Mahal (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Randy Orton to retain the WWE Championship (6/18/17)

 

DANIEL BRYAN VS BIG CASS

This will be Daniel Bryan’s 4th MITB PPV & 1st since 2013. It will be his 1st 1-on-1 Non-Title Match at a MITB PPV. This will be Big Cass’ 2nd MITB PPV & 1st since 2016. It will be his 1st Singles Match at a MITB PPV.

 

Daniel Bryan (1-2-0)

  1. Defeated Wade Barrett, Sin Cara, Justin Gabriel, Kane, Cody Rhodes, Sheamus, & Heath Slater in an 8-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship Briefcase (7/17/11)
  2. Lost to WWE Champion CM Punk in a No Disqualification Match with Special Guest Referee AJ Lee (7/15/12)
  3. Lost to Randy Orton along with Christian, CM Punk, Sheamus, & Rob Van Dam in a 6-Way All-Star Money In The Bank Ladder Match for the WWE Championship Briefcase (7/14/13)

 

Big Cass (0-1-0)

  1. With Enzo Amore lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) along with The Club (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) in a Fatal 4-Way Match (6/19/16)

 

BOBBY LASHLEY VS SAMI ZAYN

This will be Bobby Lashley’s MITB PPV debut. This will be Sami Zayn’s 3rd MITB PPV in a row. It will be his 1st 1-on-1 Singles Match at a MITB PPV & the 1st time he will not be in a MITB Ladder Match.

 

Bobby Lashley (0-0-0)

This will be Lashley’s MITB PPV debut

 

Sami Zayn (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to Dean Ambrose along with Cesaro, Alberto Del Rio, Chris Jericho, & Kevin Owens in a 6-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/19/16)
  2. Lost to Baron Corbin along with Shinsuke Nakamura, WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, & Dolph Ziggler in a 6-Way Money In The Bank Ladder Match (6/18/17)

 

WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: GALLOWS & ANDERSON (KARL ANDERSON & LUKE GALLOWS) VS WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE BLUDGEON BROTHERS (HARPER & ROWAN)

This will be the 7th or 8th Tag Team Championship Match in MITB History & 6th year in a row. This will be the 1st time there will be 2 Tag Team Championship Matches at a MITB PPV. The Tag Team Championship has changed hands once in MITB History, with the last title change taking place in 2015. This will be the 1st time in MITB History that neither The New Day or The Usos are competing for the Tag Team Championship, & the 1st time that The New Day is not in a Tag Team Title Match since 2014. This will be the 9th Kickoff Match at a MITB PPV & 4th year in a row. This will be the 7th Tag Team Match to be on the MITB Kickoff & 3rd year in a row. This will be the 2nd Tag Team Championship Match to be on the MITB Kickoff & 1st since The Usos VS The Shield in 2013. This will be Karl Anderson’s 2nd MITB PPV & 1st since 2016 & 2nd Tag Team Championship Match & 1st since 2016. This will be Luke Gallows’ 2nd MITB PPV & 1st since 2016, & 2nd Tag Team Championship Match & 1st since 2016. This will be Harper’s 2nd MITB PPV & 1st since 2014, & 2nd Tag Team Championship Match, & 1st since 2014. This will be Rowan’s 2nd MITB PPV & 1st since 2014, & 2nd Tag Team Championship Match, & 1st since 2014. It will be everyone’s 1st Kickoff Match on a MITB PPV.

 

Karl Anderson (0-1-0)

  1. With Luke Gallows as The Club lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) along with Enzo Amore & Big Cass, & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) in a Fatal 4-Way Match (6/19/16)

 

Luke Gallows (0-1-0)

  1. With Karl Anderson as The Club lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) along with Enzo Amore & Big Cass, & The Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch) in a Fatal 4-Way Match (6/19/16)

 

Harper/Luke Harper (0-1-0)

  1. (As Luke Harper) With Erick Rowan lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) (6/29/14)

 

Rowan/Erick Rowan (0-1-0)

  1. (As Erick Rowan) With Luke Harper lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) (6/29/14)

 

 

 

2018 WWE BACKLASH PPV PARTICIPANTS’ HISTORY

 

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

 

This will be the 1st Backlash PPV since 2009 that the Tag Team Championship will not be defended. This will be the 1st time in History that there will be 2 or more Women’s Matches on a Backlash PPV.

 

Since no Main Events have been announced, here are the facts. If Roman Reigns VS Samoa Joe is the main event, it will be the 1st time since Goldberg VS The Rock in 2003 that a Non-Title Match was the main event of Backlash. It will be Reigns & Joe’s 1st Backlash main event. If the WWE Championship Match is the main event, it will be the 13th time in History & 3rd year in a row, & 1st No Disqualification Match since Steve Austin VS The Rock in 1999 to be the main event. It will be AJ Styles’ 1st main event since 2016 & Nakamura’s 1st ever Backlash main event.

 

Since no Opening Match has been announced, here are the facts. If the WWE Championship Match is the opener, it will be Nakamura’s 2nd opener in a row, making him the 1st wrestler since Matt Hardy in 2007 & 2008 to open in back-to-back Backlash PPVs & the 1st ever WWE Championship Match to open a Backlash PPV. If either Women’s Championship Match opens up Backlash, it will be the 2nd Women’s Match to open Backlash & 1st since 2016, which was also the last time that Alexa Bliss & Carmella opened a Backlash, but the 1st time a Women’s Title Match will be the opener. If the United States Championship Match opens, it will be the 2nd US Title Match & 1st since since MVP VS Matt Hardy in 2008 to open a Backlash & Jeff Hardy’s 1st opener since 2007. If the Intercontinental Championship opens, it will be the 2nd Intercontinental Title Match & 1st since Shelton Benjamin VS Chris Jericho in 2005 to open a Backlash. It will be everyone else’s 1st Backlash opener.

 

NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP: WWE CHAMPION AJ STYLES VS SHINSUKE NAKAMURA

This will be the 19th WWE or World Championship Match at a Backlash PPV & 3rd year in a row, but 6th Backlash in a row, since there were no Backlash events from 2010-2015. The WWE or World Championship has changed hands 10 times in Backlash History, with the title changing hands the last 6 Backlash PPVs. If it is retained, it will be the 1st time since The Undertaker defeated Edge to retain the WWE World Title in 2008, but since the WWE Title changed hands at that event, it will be the 1st Backlash event since 2007 that no WWE World Titles changed hands. This will be the 7th No Disqualification/No Holds Barred Match in Backlash History & 1st since 2016. It will be 1st time that the WWE Championship is defended in a No Disqualification Match since Steve Austin VS The Rock in 1999. It will be the 1st No Disqualification Title Match since Rhyno VS Raven for the Hardcore Title in 2001. Titles have only changed hands once in a No Disqualification Match, when Al Snow defeated Hardcore Holly to win the Hardcore Title in 1999. This will be AJ Styles’ 3rd Backlash in a row, 2nd WWE Championship Match, & 1st since 2016, & 1st No Disqualification Match. It will be his 3rd straight Title Match at a Backlash, since he competed for the US Title in 2017. This will be Shinsuke Nakamura’s 2nd Backlash in a row & 1st WWE Championship & No Disqualification Match.

 

AJ Styles (1-1-0)

1.      Defeated WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose to win the title (9/11/16)

2.      Lost to WWE United States Champion Kevin Owens by Count Out (5/21/17)

 

Shinsuke Nakamura (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Dolph Ziggler (5/21/17)

 

WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION NIA JAX VS ALEXA BLISS

This will be the 7th or 8th Women’s Championship Match in Backlash History & 1st since 2016. This will be the 1st time that there will be 2 Women’s Championship Matches at Backlash. The Women’s Championship has changed hands twice, with the last title change taking place in 2016 when Becky Lynch won a 6-Pack Challenge to win the Vacant Smackdown Women’s Championship. This will be Nia Jax’s Backlash debut & 1st Women’s Title Match. This will be Alexa Bliss’ 2nd Backlash PPV & 1st since 2016 & 2nd Women’s Title Match & 1st since 2016.

 

Nia Jax (0-0-0)

This will be Nia Jax’s Backlash debut

 

Alexa Bliss (0-1-0)

1.      Lost to Becky Lynch along with Nikki Bella, Carmella, Naomi, Natalya in a 6-Pack Challenge Elimination Match for the Vacant WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship (9/11/16)

 

WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: CHARLOTTE FLAIR VS WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION CARMELLA

This will be the 7th or 8th Women’s Championship Match in Backlash History & 1st since 2016. This will be the 1st time that there will be 2 Women’s Championship Matches at Backlash. The Women’s Championship has changed hands twice, with the last title change taking place in 2016 when Becky Lynch won a 6-Pack Challenge to win the Vacant Smackdown Women’s Championship. This will be Charlotte Flair’s 2nd Backlash in a row & 1st ever Women’s Title Match at a Backlash PPV. This will be Carmella’s 3rd Backlash in a row & 2nd Women’s Title Match & 1st since 2016. Carmella will be the 4th woman to compete in 3 matches in Backlash History, after Trish Stratus, who competed in 4, Mickie James, & Natalya.

 

Charlotte Flair (0-1-0)

  1. With Becky Lynch & WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Naomi lost to Carmella, Natalya, & Tamina in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Match (5/21/17)

 

Carmella (1-1-0)

1.      Lost to Becky Lynch along with Nikki Bella, Alexa Bliss, Naomi, & Natalya in a 6-Pack Challenge Elimination Match for the Vacant WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship (9/11/16)

2.      With Natalya & Tamina defeated Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, & WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Naomi in a 6-Women’s Tag Team Match (5/21/17)

 

WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHP MATCH: WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION SETH ROLLINS VS THE MIZ

This will be the 9th Intercontinental Championship Match in Backlash History & the 1st since 2016. The Intercontinental Title has changed hands twice, with the last title change taking place when Rob Van Dam defeated Shelton Benjamin in 2006. This will be Seth Rollins’ Backlash debut & 1st Intercontinental Championship Match. This will be The Miz’s 3rd Backlash PPV & 1st since 2016, & 2nd Intercontinental Championship Match & 1st since 2016.

 

Seth Rollins (0-0-0)

This will be Seth Rollins’ Backlash PPV debut.

 

The Miz (2-0-0)

  1. With John Morrison defeated Shannon Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang in a Dark Match prior to the PPV (4/27/08)
  2. Defeated Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship (9/11/16)

 

WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION JEFF HARDY VS RANDY ORTON

This will be the 4th United States Championship Match in Backlash History & 2nd year in a row. The United States Title has changed hands once, with the last title change taking place in 2008 when Matt Hardy defeated MVP. This will be Jeff Hardy’s 5th Backlash PPV & 1st since 2009, giving him the 3rd largest gap (9 years) between Backlash PPVs after Rhyno (2001-2016, 15 years) & Bobby Lashley (2007-2018, 11 years). It will be his 1st Intercontinental Championship Match, but 3rd Title Match, as he competed in a Hardcore Title Match in 2000 & Tag Team Title Match in 2007. This will be Randy Orton’s 7th Backlash PPV & 3rd year in a row, but 5th Backlash event in a row. He will tie The Big Show for most matches at a Backlash, behind Triple H at 10 & Edge & Kane at 9. It will be his 1st United States Championship Match, but 6th Title Match at a Backlash, as he wrestled for the Intercontinental Title in 2004 & the WWE Championship in 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2017. He is the 1st wrestler to compete for both the Intercontinental & United States Championships at a Backlash PPV.

 

Jeff Hardy (2-2-0)

  1. Lost to WWF Hardcore Champion Crash Holly along with Matt Hardy, Hardcore Holly, Perry Saturn, & Tazz in a 6-Way Hardcore Match (4/30/00)
  2. Lost to Brock Lesnar by Referee Stoppage (4/21/02)
  3. With Matt Hardy as WWE World Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz defeated Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch to retain the titles (4/29/07)
  4. Defeated Matt Hardy in an I Quit Match (4/26/09)

 

Randy Orton (2-4-0)

  1. Defeated Mick Foley in a Falls Count Anywhere Match to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship (4/18/04)
  2. Lost to WWE Champion John Cena along with Edge & Shawn Michaels in a Fatal 4-Way Match (4/29/07)
  3. Lost the WWE Championship to Triple H along with John Cena & John Bradshaw Layfield in a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match (4/27/08)
  4. With Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes as The Legacy defeated Batista, WWE Champion Triple H, & Shane McMahon in a 6-Man Tag Team Match to win the title (4/26/09)
  5. Lost to Bray Wyatt by Forfeit (9/11/16)
  6. Lost the WWE Championship to Jinder Mahal (5/21/17)

 

ROMAN REIGNS VS SAMOA JOE

This will be both Roman Reigns & Samoa Joe’s Backlash PPV debut.

 

Roman Reigns (0-0-0)

This will be Roman Reigns’ Backlash debut

 

Samoa Joe (0-0-0)

This will be Samoa Joe’s Backlash debut

 

DANIEL BRYAN VS BIG CASS

This will be both Daniel Bryan & Big Cass’ Backlash debut.

 

Daniel Bryan (0-0-0)

This will be Daniel Bryan’s Backlash debut

 

Big Cass (0-0-0)

This will be Big Cass’ Backlash debut

 

BOBBY LASHLEY & BRAUN STROWMAN VS KEVIN OWENS & SAMI ZAYN

This will be Bobby Lashley’s 2nd Backlash PPV & 1st since 2007, giving him the 2nd longest gap between Backlash matches, behind Rhyno (2001-2016, 15 years). It will be his 1st Tag Team Match. This will be Braun Strowman’s Backlash debut. This will be Kevin Owens’ 2nd Backlash & in a row & 1st Tag Team Match. This will be Sami Zayn’s 2nd Backlash in a row & 1st Tag Team Match.

 

Bobby Lashley (0-1-0)

  1. Lost the ECW Championship to Team McMahon (Shane & Vince McMahon & Umaga) in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match to win the title (4/29/07)

 

Braun Strowman (0-0-0)

This will be Braun Strowman’s Backlash debut

 

Kevin Owens (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated AJ Styles by Count Out to retain the WWE United States Championship (5/21/17)

 

Sami Zayn (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Baron Corbin (5/21/17)

 

KICKOFF MATCH: BAYLEY VS RUBY RIOTT

This will be the 17th Dark/Heat/Pre-Show/Kickoff Match in Backlash History, 2nd year in a row, & 13th Backlash event in a row to have one. This wil be the 2nd Women’s Match to be held on the Pre-Show/Kickoff since Lita VS Molly Holly on Sunday Night Heat in 2001.This will be both Bayley & Ruby Riott’s Backlash debut.

 

Bayley (0-0-0)

This will be Bayley’s Backlash debut

 

Ruby Riott (0-0-0)

This will be Ruby Riott’s Backlash debut

NXT TAKEOVER: NEW ORLEANS 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: New Orleans. 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 about it. If the Unsanctioned Match is the opener, it will be the 1st singles match to open Takeover since Kassius Ohno VS Lars Sullivan at Takeover: War Games on November 18, 2017, Gargano’s 1st opener since Takeover: Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017, & Ciampa’s 1st ever Takeover opener. If the Ladder Match opens, it will be Lars Sullivan’s 1st opener since War Games on November 18, 2017, Killian Dain’s 1st opener since Orlando on April 1, 2017, & everyone else’s 1st opener. If the Tag Title Match opens, it will be the 2nd Takeover in a row to open with a Tag Title Match & 1st Triple Threat Match to open Takeover. It will be The Authors of Pain & Kyle O’Reilly’s 2nd opener in a row, Roderick Strong’s 1st opener since Chicago on May 20, 2017, & Adam Cole & Pete Dunne’s 1st Takeover opener. If the Women’s Title Match opens Takeover, it will be the 1st Women’s Title Match to open Takeover, the 1st Women’s Match since Asuka VS Emma at London on December 6, 2015, & both Ember Moon & Shayna Baszler’s 1st opener. If the NXT Title Match opens, it will be the 1st NXT Title Match to open Takeover, Andrade Almas’ 1st opener since Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017 & Aleister Black’s 1st opener. If Gargano or Almas compete in the opener, it will be the 2nd Takeover in a row where someone went from the Takeover main event to the following Takeover opener.

 

NXT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: ALEISTER BLACK VS NXT CHAMPION ANDRADE ALMAS

This will be the 18th NXT Championship Match in Takeover History & 11th in a row. The NXT Title has changed hands 7 times, with the last title change taking place at Takeover: War Games on November 18, 2017. This will be Aleister’s Black’s 3rd Takeover in a row & 1st ever NXT Title Match & Takeover main event. This will be Andrade Almas’ 7th Takeover & 4th in a row & 3rd NXT Title Match in a row. He will be the 1st NXT Champion since Bobby Roode at Takeover: Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017 to compete in 3 straight NXT Title Matches. If he wins, he will be the 1st wrestler since Bobby Roode at Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017 & Takeover: Chicago on May 20, 2017 to defend the NXT Title successfully at back-to-back Takeovers. If he loses, he will be the 1st NXT Champion to win, retain, then lose the title at back-to-back-to-back Takeovers. It will be his 2nd Takeover main event in a row, making him the 1st wrestler since Bobby Roode at Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017 & Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017 to compete in back-to-back Takeover main events.

 

Aleister Black (4-0-0)

  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)
  4. Defeated Adam Cole in an Extreme Rules Match (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)

 

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)
  7. Defeated Johnny Gargano to retain the NXT Championship (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)

 

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

This will be the 18th NXT Women’s Championship Match in Takeover History & 18th Takeover in a row, continuing its streak of being the only title to be defended at every Takeover. This will be the 6th NXT Women’s Title Change of 2018 & 1st since Takeover: War Games on November 18, 2017. Ember Moon VS Shayna Baszler will be the 12th match to be re-matched in Takeover History, the 1st since Gargano/Almas at Takeover: San Antonio on January 27, 2018, the 1st to take place at back-to-back Takeovers since Nakamura/Roode at Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017 & Orlando on April 1, 2017, & was the 3rd Women’s Match to take place twice after Asuka/Bayley at Takeover: Dallas on April 1, 2016 & Brooklyn II on August 20, 2016 & Asuka/Moon at Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017 & Brooklyn III on August 19, 2017. This will be Ember Moon’s 6th Takeover & 5th Women’s Title Match in a row, but she didn’t compete at Takeover: Chicago on May 20, 2017. She will become the 1st person since Asuka to compete in 4 Takeover Women’s Title Matches in a row, & the 3rd which also includes Bayley, but Asuka competed in 8. This will be Shayna Baszler’s 2nd Takeover in a row & 2nd Women’s Title Match in a row.

 

Ember Moon (3-2-0)

  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)
  5. Defeated Shayna Baszler to retain the NXT Women’s Championship (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)

 

Shayna Baszler (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)

 

TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FOR THE NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP & THE FINALS OF THE DUSTY RHODES TAG TEAM CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: WWE UNITED KINGDOM CHAMPION PETE DUNNE & RODERICK STRONG VS THE AUTHORS OF PAIN (AKAM & REZAR) VS NXT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE UNDISPUTED ERA (ADAM COLE & KYLE O’REILLY)

This will be the 17th NXT Tag Team Championship Match in Takeover History & 2nd in a row. The NXT Tag Team Titles have changed hands 7 times with the last title change taking place at Takeover: Brooklyn III on August 19. 2017. This will be the 4th Triple Threat Match in Takeover History & 1st since Takeover: War Games on November 18, 2017. This will be the 2nd Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match in Takeover History & the 1st since Takeover: Orlando on April 1, 2017. There has never been a Title Change in a Triple Threat Match. This will be Pete Dunne’s 2nd Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Chicago on May 20, 2017, 1st Tag Team Title Match, & 1st Triple Threat Match. This will be Roderick Strong’s 5th Takeover & 1st since Takeover: War Games on November 18, 2017, his 1st Tag Team Title Match, & 2nd Triple Threat Match & 1st since Takeover: War Games on November 18, 2017. This will be the 1st time that Strong is not competing against Eric Young at a Takeover since he defeated Andrade Almas at Takeover: San Antonio on January 28, 2017. This will be Akam & Rezar’s 8th Takeover in a row, continuing their streak of the most consecutive Takeover matches for anyone on the current NXT roster, & their 6th Tag Team Title Match & 2nd in a row, tying them with The Revival for the most Tag Team Title Matches at Takeover. This will be their 3rd Triple Threat Match & 1st since Takeover: War Games on November 18, 2017. This will be Adam Cole’s 3rd Takeover in a row, 1st Tag Title Match, & 2nd Triple Threat Match & 1st since Takeover: War Games on November 18, 2017. He will be the 1st wrestler since Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin, & Rhyno at Takeover: Respect on October 7, 2015 to compete twice on the same Takeover. This will be Kyle O’Reilly’s 3rd Takeover in a row, his 2nd Tag Team Title Match in a row, & 2nd Triple Threat Match & 1st since Takeover: War Games on November 18, 2017.

 

Pete Dunne (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate to win the title (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

 

Roderick Strong (2-2-0)

  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)
  4. With The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) 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)

 

Akam (4-3-0)

  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)
  7. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)

 

Rezar (4-3-0)

  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)
  7. With Rezar as The Authors of Pain lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)

 

Adam Cole (1-1-0)

  1. With Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly as The Undisputed ERA defeated The Authors of 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)
  2. Lost to Aleister Black in an Extreme Rules Match (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)

 

Kyle O’Reilly (2-0-0)

  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)
  2. With Bobby Fish as NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA defeated The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) to retain the titles (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)

 

6-WAY LADDER MATCH FOR THE VACANT NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP: ADAM COLE VS KILLIAN DAIN VS EC3 VS RICOCHET VS LARS SULLIVAN VS THE VELVETEEN DREAM

This will be the 3rd time a Vacant Championship will be determined in NXT Takeover History & the 1st time it is not a Women’s Title. This will be the 3rd Ladder Match in NXT Takeover History & 1st since Takeover: Chicago on May 20, 2017. This will be the 1st time a title will change hands in a Ladder Match in Takeover History. This will be the 1st ever 6-Way Match in Takeover History. This will be Adam Cole’s 3rd Takeover in a row, 1st Title Match, 1st 6-Way Match, & 1st Ladder Match. He will be the 1st wrestler since Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, Baron Corbin, & Rhyno at Takeover: Respect on October 7, 2015 to compete twice on the same Takeover. This will be Killian Dain’s 3rd Takeover & 1st since War Games on November 18, 2017. It will be his 1st Title Match, 1st 6-Way Match, & 1st Ladder Match. This will be Lars Sullivan’s 2nd Takeover & 1st since War Games on November 18, 2017. It will be his 1st Title Match, 1st 6-Way Match, & 1st Ladder Match. This will be The Velveteen Dream’s 3rd Takeover in a row. It will be his 1st Title Match, 1st 6-Way Match, & 1st Ladder Match. This will be EC3 & Ricochet’s Takeover debut. It will be EC3’s 1st WWE match since he lost to Big E on NXT on May 29, 2013.

 

Adam Cole (1-1-0)

  1. With Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly as The Undisputed ERA defeated The Authors of 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)
  2. Lost to Aleister Black in an Extreme Rules Match (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)

 

EC3 (0-0-0)

This will be ECIII’s Takeover debut

 

Killian Dain (1-1-0)

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

 

Ricochet (0-0-0)

This will be Richochet’s Takeover debut

 

Lars Sullivan (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Kassius Ohno (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)

 

The Velveteen Dream (1-1-0)

  1. Lost to Aleister Black (11/18/17 NXT TAKEOVER: WAR GAMES)
  2. Defeated Kassius Ohno (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)

 

 

UNSANCTIONED MATCH: JOHNNY GARGANO VS TOMMASO CIAMPA

This will be the 1st ever Unsanctioned Match in Takeover History. This will be the 3rd No Disqualification Match in Takeover History & the 2nd Takeover in a row to have one. This will be Johnny Gargano’s 8th Takeover & 2nd in a row. It will be his 1st No Disqualification Match. This will be Tommaso Ciampa’s 6th Takeover & 1st since Takeover: Chicago on May 20, 2017. It will be his 1st No Disqualification Match & 1st ever Singles Match. They will be the 4th wrestlers after Charlotte Flair & Bayley, Rhyno & Baron Corbin, & Finn Balor & Samoa Joe to both be partners & opponents at a Takeover.

 

Johnny Gargano (1-6-0)

  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)
  7. Lost to NXT Champion Andrade Almas (1/27/18 NXT TAKEOVER: PHILADELPHIA)

 

Tommaso Ciampa (1-4-0)

  1. With Johnny Gargano lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival (Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder) (8/20/16 NXT TAKEOVER: BROOKLYN II)
  2. With Johnny Gargano 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 Johnny Gargano as #DIY lost the NXT Tag Team Championship to The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) (1/28/17 NXT TAKEOVER: SAN ANTONIO)
  4. With Johnny Gargano 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 Johnny Gargano as #DIY lost to NXT Tag Team Champions The Authors of Pain (Akam & Rezar) in a Ladder Match (5/20/17 NXT TAKEOVER: CHICAGO)

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 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 is the 3rd wrestler after Shawn Michaels in 2002 & 2003 & CM Punk in 2011 & 2012 to go from the 6th entrant to the 1st entrant in back-to-back Chamber Matches. 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)

 

KICKOFF MATCH: GALLOWS & ANDERSON (KARL ANDERSON & LUKE GALLOWS) VS THE MIZTOURAGE (CURTIS AXEL & BO DALLAS)

This will be the 8th Dark/Pre-Show/Kickoff Match at an Elimination Chamber PPV & 8th straight Elimination Chamber PPV to have a Dark/Pre-Show/Kick Match. It will be the 1st Tag Team Match on the Kickoff since 2014. This will be Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows’ Elimination Chamber PPV debut & 1st Kickoff Match. This will be Curtis Axel’s 2nd Elimination Chamber PPV & 1st since 2014 & 2nd Kickoff Match & 1st since 2014. This will be Bo Dallas’ 2nd Elimination Chamber PPV & 1st since 2015. It will be his 1st Kickoff Match.

 

Karl Anderson (0-0-0)

This will be Karl Anderson’s Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

Luke Gallows (0-0-0)

This will be Luke Gallows’ Elimination Chamber PPV debut

 

Curtis Axel (0-1-0)

  1. With Ryback as RybAxel lost to Goldust & Cody Rhodes in a Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (2/23/14)

 

Bo Dallas (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Neville (5/31/15)

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 was 2 Elimination Chamber Matches for the 1st time since 2015. This was the 1st time that an Elimination Chamber opened up an Elimination Chamber PPV since 2011. And for the very first time, a Women’s Title was defended in the Elimination Chamber, as we saw the 1st ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match. The 6 women that made their debut, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Sonya Deville, Mickie James, & Mandy Rose were the 1st time since the very 1st Elimination Chamber Match in 2002 that all 6 participants made their Chamber debuts. Alexa Bliss was the 6th time that someone won in their Chamber debut & 2nd year in a row. She was the 5th person to win as Entrant 6 & the 1st since The New Day in 2015 She had 2 eliminations. The 2nd Chamber Match was to determine the #1 Contender for the Universal Championship, which was the 1st #1 Contender’s Chamber Match since 2013. It was the 1st ever 7-Man Elimination Chamber Match. It was the 2nd year in a row that only 2 participants had previous Chamber experience, as John Cena competed 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. This was The Miz’s 3rd Elimination Chamber Match & 2nd in a row. He was the 3rd wrestler after Shawn Michaels in 2002 & 2003 & CM Punk in 2011 & 2012 to go from the 6th entrant to the 1st entrant in back-to-back Chamber Matches. This was 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. Roman Reigns was the 7th time that someone won in their Chamber debut & 2nd year in a row & 1st time that both Chamber Matches were won by participants making their Chamber debuts. Reigns was the 7th  person to win as Entrant #5 & the 1st since Ryback in 2015 He had 1 elimination, but Braun Strowman had the most eliminations for a single Chamber Match, with 5, becoming the 1st wrestler since The Undertaker who eliminated 3 wrestlers in 2008 to eliminate more than 2 wrestlers in a Chamber Match.

 

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, & Alexa Bliss 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. John Cena & Kane have 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 7 times, & the 6th entrant 5 times. Chris Jericho has had the most eliminations, with 10. The Winner has won by eliminating 1 participant 10 times, 2 participants 11 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)

 

Finn Balor (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Roman Reigns along with John Cena, Elias, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Seth Rollins, & Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship #1 Contendership (2/25/18 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Sasha Banks (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss along with Bayley, Sonya Deville, Mickie James, & Mandy Rose (2/25/18 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)

 

Bayley (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss along with Sasha Banks, Sonya Deville, Mickie James, & Mandy Rose (2/25/18 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

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)

 

Alexa Bliss (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Sasha Banks, Bayley, Sonya Deville, Mickie James, & Mandy Rose to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship (2/25/18 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 (3-4-0)

  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)
  7. Lost to Roman Reigns along with Finn Balor, Elias, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Seth Rollins, & Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship #1 Contendership (2/25/18 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)

 

Sonya Deville (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss along with Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James, & Mandy Rose (2/25/18 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)

 

Elias (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Roman Reigns along with Finn Balor, John Cena, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Seth Rollins, & Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship #1 Contendership (2/25/18 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)

 

Mickie James (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Raw Women’s Champion Mickie James along with Sasha Banks, Bayley, Sonya Deville, & Mandy Rose (2/25/18 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

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 (0-3-0)

  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)
  1. Lost to Roman Reigns along with Finn Balor, John Cena, Elias, Seth Rollins, & Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship #1 Contendership (2/25/18 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)

 

Roman Reigns (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Finn Balor, John Cena, Elias, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Seth Rollins, & Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship #1 Contendership (2/25/18 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)

 

Seth Rollins (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Roman Reigns along with John Cena, Elias, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, & Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship #1 Contendership (2/25/18 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

Mandy Rose (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss along with Sasha Banks, Bayley, Sonya Deville, & Mickie James (2/25/18 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)

 

Braun Strowman (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Roman Reigns along with Finn Balor, John Cena, Elias, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, & Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship #1 Contendership (2/25/18 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 Ascension
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

 

WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks, Bayley, WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss, Sonya Deville, Mickie James, & Mandy Rose to win the title (2/25/18 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

  ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 Bayley Rose by Banks
2 Sonya Deville Deville by James
3 Mandy Rose James by Bayley
4 Sasha Banks Bayley by Bliss
5 Mickie James Banks by Bliss
6 Alexa Bliss WINNER: Alexa Bliss

 

Roman Reigns defeated Finn Balor, John Cena, Elias, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, & Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship #1 Contendership (2/25/18 WWE Elimination Chamber)

 

  ORDER OF ENTRANCE ORDER OF ELIMINATION
1 The Miz Miz by Strowman
2 Seth Rollins Elias by Strowman
3 Finn Balor Cena by Strowman
4 John Cena Balor by Strowman
5 Roman Reigns Rollins by Strowman
6 Braun Strowman Strowman by Reigns
7 Elias WINNER: Roman Reigns

 

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)
  5. Roman Reigns defeated Finn Balor, John Cena, Elias, WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, & Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship #1 Contendership (2/25/18 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 RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES

  1. WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks, Bayley, Sonya Deville, Mickie James, & Mandy Rose to retain the title (2/25/18 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. Finn Balor 3
  4. Sasha Banks 4
  5. King Barrett/Wade Barrett: 2, 3, 5
  6. Batista: 2, 6
  7. Bayley 1
  8. Chris Benoit: 1
  9. The Big Show: 1, 4, 6 (2x)
  10. Alexa Bliss 6
  11. Daniel Bryan: 2, 3, 6
  12. Sin Cara: 2
  13. Carlito: 3
  14. John Cena:1, 2, 4 (2x), 5, 6 (2x)
  15. Cesaro: 2, 3
  16. Christian: 4
  17. Baron Corbin: 5
  18. Ted DiBiase: 5
  19. Sonya Deville 2
  20. Diego: 4
  21. Big E: 6
  22. Edge: 1 (2x), 4, 5
  23. Elias 7
  24. Fernando: 4
  25. Finlay: 5
  26. Goldberg: 6
  27. The Great Khali: 4, 5
  28. Triple H: 1, 3 (2x), 5 (3x)
  29. Jeff Hardy: 2, 6
  30. Mark Henry: 6, 1
  31. Hardcore Holly: 2
  32. Mickie James 5
  33. Chris Jericho 1 (2x), 2 (3x), 3, 4, 6
  34. Kalisto: 2
  35. Kane: 3, 4 (2x), 5, 6
  36. Tyson Kidd: 3
  37. Kofi Kingston: 2 (2x), 6
  38. Mike Knox: 4
  39. Konnor: 1
  40. Vladimir Kozlov: 3
  41. Bobby Lashley:5
  42. John Bradshaw Layfield: 4
  43. Santino Marella: 4
  44. Chris Masters: 5
  45. Drew McIntyre: 5
  46. Shawn Michaels: 1 (3x), 6
  47. The Miz: 1, 5, 6
  48. John Morrison: 1, 5
  49. MVP 6
  50. Rey Mysterio: 2 (2x), 3
  51. Kevin Nash: 4
  52. Titus O’Neil: 5
  53. Randy Orton: 3 (2x), 4, 5 (2x), 6
  54. CM Punk: 1, 2, 3, 6
  55. Roman Reigns 5
  56. Cody Rhodes: 3
  57. Seth Rollins 2
  58. Mandy Rose 3
  59. Ryback: 4
  60. Sheamus: 1 (2x), 2
  61. AJ Styles: 2
  62. Braun Strowman 6
  63. Jack Swagger: 3
  64. Booker T: 4
  65. Test: 4
  66. R-Truth: 1, 3, 4, 5
  67. Umaga: 3
  68. The Undertaker: 1, 6 (2x)
  69. Big Daddy V: 3
  70. Rob Van Dam: 1, 2
  71. Viktor: 1
  72. Xavier Woods: 1
  73. Bray Wyatt: 4
  74. Darren Young: 5
  75. 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, Braun Strowman

4 ELIMINATIONS: Edge, Sheamus

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

2 ELIMINATIONS: The Big Show, Alexa Bliss, 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, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Carlito & Chris Masters, Christian, Ted DiBiase, Big E, Finlay, Mickie James, The Miz, Roman Reigns, 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