Just two weeks after winning the WWE World Championship for the 16th time in his career, John Cena shockingly lost his title in an epic Elimination Chamber match.
Here are the results from Sunday's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view:
Mojo Rawley defeated Curt Hawkins
Hawkins just wasn’t hyped enough.
Becky Lynch defeated Mickie James
Becky Lynch kicked out after taking a huge seated senton and was saved by a momentary rope break after being hit with the Mick Kick, then was able to counter James’ roll-up with a roll-up of her own to get the pinfall.
Apollo Crews and Kalisto defeated Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler attacked Kalisto as he made his entrance and threw him into the screens on the stage, both (temporarily) taking Kalisto out of the match and breaking the screen in the process.
When Kalisto eventually recovered, however, Ziggler didn’t stand a chance. Crews hit a massive spinout powerbomb to win the match, but Ziggler retaliated after losing by attacking Crews and attempting to snap his ankle with a steel chair.
American Alpha retains their SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The current SmackDown tag champs were the fifth team to enter the Tag Team Turmoil match Sunday night, and despite taking a ton of punishment from a furious set of Usos after they were eliminated, American Alpha were able to fight off The Ascension and keep their titles by hitting Grand Amplitude.
Natalya vs. Nikki Bella ends in a double count-out
The raucous Phoenix crowd had been doing Tye Dillinger’s “10” chant whenever the referee was forced to count, which may have altered the outcome of the match between Natalya and Nikki Bella. After Natalya escaped from the Fearless Lock, the action spilled outside the ring - but just as the referee’s count reached nine, while the crowd had been chanting 10 all along, Natalya pulled Nikki Bella away from the apron just as she was about to re-enter the ring.
Randy Orton defeated Luke Harper
Near the end of a match he largely had control of, Randy Orton somehow managed to kick out of back-to-back *devastating* Superkicks, and again out of a sit-out powerbomb. After trading shots in the center of the ring, Orton countered a discus clothesline with an RKO to win.
Naomi defeated Alexa Bliss to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship
Naomi countered Alexa Bliss’ Twisted Bliss by hitting her with a pair of knees to the face, then finished Bliss off with a split-legged moonsault to head to WrestleMania 33 as the new Women’s Champion.
Bray Wyatt wins the Elimination Chamber match to win the WWE World Championship
AJ Styles and John Cena started off the match one-on-one, with the other four men locked in glass chambers. The incredible crowd drowned out the commentators with warring “AJ Styles-Let’s Go Cena” chants for a few minutes before Dean Ambrose was released as the third participant.
Ambrose delivered a couple of jaw-dropping moves, jumping off his pod to hit Cena with a flying elbow outside the ring. All three men were lying in the ring recovering when Bray Wyatt become the fourth entrant.
After all six men entered, Baron Corbin was the first to be eliminated on a roll-up by Dean Ambrose, but an enraged Corbin retaliated by throwing Ambrose through one of the chambers, allowing The Miz to score an easy pinfall.
After hitting Bray Wyatt with a Skull-Crushing Finale on the steel, The Miz tried to deliver a cross-body from the top rope on John Cena but was plucked out of the air. Cena hit an Attitude Adjustment on The Miz and knocked him out of the match to reduce the number to three.
Shockingly, John Cena was eliminated by Bray Wyatt when Wyatt countered an Attitude Adjustment with Sister Abigail, ensuring that there would be a new WWE World Champion.
Styles set up Wyatt for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Wyatt caught Styled out of midair and hit Sister Abigail to win the WWE World Championship for the first time in his career and tentatively book a place in the WrestleMania main event.