New Years Revolution 2005
Vacant is the WHC, something he’d go on to do a bunch of times after this. But tonight he must forfeit the title and let 6 men fight for it inside the ELIMINATION CHAMBER.
Christian & Tyson Tomko Vs William Regal & Eugene – World Tag Team Championship Match
Eugene is wearing a Hogan style T-Shirt with Eugene written on it.
at Regal having to remind Eugene to hold the tag rope.
CHRISTIAN AND REGAL STARTING THIS MATCH OFF .
Eugene comes in and… does a WEDGY to Christian. We went from Christian and Regal chain wrestling to a fucking WEDGY. And honestly I’m not that mad . It was kinda funny .
Eugene is pretty great at doing some comedy. He does a little JYD headbutts then pretends to piss on Christian like a dog .
Tomko gets tagged in and Eugene looks pretty scared. So what does he do? Runs out of the ring and high fives some fans . Christian and Tomko go after him, so he runs under the ring, but comes out from the same side and outsmarts Christian and Tomko .
Man, the ring set up looks weird as they have a huge space for the announcer’s table, but the Raw table during this time was at the top of the ramp. Usually there is a spanish announce table but for some reason there isn’t one tonight. So we have a giant empty space lol.
Eugene finally takes a bit of a beating, then Regal tags in and it’s time for him to play FIP, and Regal does great thanks to all his mannerisms and screams and shit. He’s kinda like Flair in that respect when it comes to selling.
REGAL’S NOSE IS BLEEDING. I swear the guy just needs to sneeze and his nose bleeds .
CHRISTIAN AND TOMKO TARGET THE NOSE . Well, a little bit, anyway lol. Enough for me to .
Regal is about to get the tag, but Christian sneaks round and pulls him off the apron! THOSE SNEAKY HEELS! THEY BE EVIL!!!
Nice workover on Regal, then the hot tag to Eugene!!! He comes in like a house on fire and then… fucks his knee up on a dropkick.
Nobody is sure what to do, so Christian throws Regal outside and goes after him while Eugene rolls Tomko up for the pin almost as unconvincing as Austin at SummerSlam 97 lol.
Match was pretty good until the injury ruined the ending.
CAL SCALE – 1
Edge is there to greet Christian after the loss. Edge has an offer for his former tag partner and sort of brother. It’s about being the WHC. Wow, so they planned Edge’s retirement in 2011 and Christian winning the WHC all these years ago?
Trish Stratus Vs Lita – WWE Women’s Championship Match
So at Survivor Series a couple of months earlier, they have one HELL of a fight. Lita got DQ’d pretty much straight away but absolutely mauled Trish in one of the best female FIGHTS I’ve seen in WWE. So their payoff match to that WAS on Raw, a match I need to go back and see. And this is the… payoff to the payoff apparently. Unfortunately I do believe I remember this match .
FAP FAP FA… NO! Must concentrate! I actually want to watch this for the WRESTLING.
They lock up and Lita powers Trish down and tries to slam her head into the floor .
Lita sends Trish to the floor, and hits a Thez Press off the apron and… fucks her knee up .
LITA KICKS OUT STILL THOUGH!!!
“TRISH HAS MOUNTED LITA” .
Man, Trish really goes to work on the LEGIT INJURED KNEE of Lita. Ouch! Eugene pussied out and ended the match straight after his injury… LITA IS STILL FIGHTING AND LETTING TRISH ATTACK THE INJURY!
Lita attempts a DDT, but she simply can’t do anything with her injury. CHICK KICK~! Trish is the new women’s champion .
Disappointing match due to the injury . Poor Lita . I definitely need to see their Raw match now though. Gotta give Lita major props for continuing as long as she did though.
CAL SCALE – 0
2 matches and 2 knee injuries .
So, the WHC plan Edge had with Christian wasn’t the 2011 stuff . Turns out Edge wants Bischoff to replace him with CHRISTIAN in the Elimination Chamber match, because Edge doesn’t trust HBK to be a fair referee. And then the winner faces Edge on Raw the next night. Bischoff says no.
Edge runs into HBK backstage, and HBK tells him he will be a fair referee… unless something were to happen and someone placed their hands on him. I have faith in HBK, he’s ALWAYS a great referee!
Shelton Benjamin Vs Maven – WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Wow, Maven really got that PUSH on Raw around this time. Main evented Survivor Series, his team won and he got to run Raw for a week where he booked himself in a WHC match against HHH. And now he’s… turned heel and going after the IC title on PPV!
Anyone else love the Tough Enough/Maven theme?
Stall. Stall. More Stall. Bit more Stall.
The fans shit over Maven. So he grabs a mic and bitches at them right back lol.
I’m guessing this was done to waste time because the Lita/Trish match was cut short.
Maven decides to leave and face Shelton in the USA instead (they are in Ouerto Rico btw).
Maven then decides he does want to have the match now. And gets rolled up immediately .
Maven wants a rematch right now. Calls Shelton a women so he comes for another match.
T-Bone and this is over in seconds again .
CAL SCALE – 0
Jerry Lawler Vs Muhammad Hassan
Fuck me this is boring and shitty. Hassan sits in a Camel Clutch for about a billion years and the crowd is SILENT during it all . And that isn’t even the finish .
Hassan takes a nice bump from a DDT. That’s about as nice as I’m gonna get for this match.
CAL SCALE – 0
Kane Vs Snitsky
Kane returns after Snitsky destroyed him at TT. He’s still after revenge for the whole dead baby thing. Come on Kane, that was months ago. Ain’t you over it YET? Lita seems to be!
Match is definitely a big man brawl, but not really a very good one. Too slow and sluggish for my liking. I’m too used to seeing Undertaker throw 10 punches in a matter of seconds and use more speed in general .
BEAR HUG~! Just what this match needed! Said nobody ever.
Fuck me this is dragging lol.
SNITSKY BITING KANE’S EAR~!
This is finally fucking over.
CAL SCALE – 0
Triple H Vs Batista Vs Randy Orton Vs Edge Vs Chris Jericho Vs Chris Benoit – Special Guest Referee: Shawn Michaels – World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match
considered this the best Elimination Chamber match ever for a long time now. Always holds up and I expect nothing less today.
Match begins, and we get to see Benoit and Jericho go at it alone first . Always fun to see these two hook it up, especially after their awesome 00/01 feud. In fact I think they have a submissions match on Raw a month or so after this. At least, I *think* that was in 2005 .
We get a nice, fun 5 minutes of those two beating each other down. Nothing out of this world, but when you have those 2 doing basic shit it’s better than 90% of guys trying to put on an epic. Speaking of being shit at trying to put on an epic…
HHH IS THE NEXT GUY OUT~!
oh yes I’m proud of myself for that one .
BTW, it’s nice to watch this match with the commentary IN TACT, unlike the Elimination Chamber DVD set that edits most of the Benoit stuff out. Come on WWE. Yeah, don’t advertise the guy and shit, but if the MATCH is on a set then don’t fuck with it.
BENOIT IS BLEEDING~! Ya know, I just had a thought; how often has Benoit bladed? I mean… off the top of my head I can’t remember ANY TIME he’s bled in a match that hasn’t been something like his nose or lips, that have always happened the HARD WAY. And about 6 people are gonna read this and list about a million matches where Benoit bladed .
Edge comes out next. Crazy to think that they built him up to win the title for OVER A YEAR. He turned heel in late 04 and from there was on a quest for the title, winning MITB and finally cashing in at NYR 06. These days if WWE start building someone to a title win and they haven’t won on their first attempt then WWE are stupid and are trying to bury the guy .
Both Jericho and HHH TASTE THE STEEL CHAINS thanks to Edge, who is starting to get on a roll. Jericho is now bleeding too.
CROSSFACE~! EDGE ESCAPES BEFORE IT CAN BE LOCKED IN~!
HHH’s nose is bleeding. Not like a normal nose bleed, but the bridge of the nose . Well, it IS the first thing that hit the chain .
PEDIGREE TO JERICHO~! Jericho practically BOUNCES off the mat from it. Looked awesome. But HHH can’t capitalise!
I HEAR VOICES IN MY HEAD THEY COUNCIL ME THEY UNDERSTAND THEY TALK TO ME… AND TELL ME TO NOT BE AS TALENTED AS I WAS A DECADE AGO APPARENTLY~!
Yeah, Orton is next in. He wants him some of THE GAME and wastes no time beating the shit out of his former mentor. RANDY ORTON IS OVER AS A BABYFACE IN THIS MATCH~! I don’t know what is more shocking; Sabu not botching that dive at ONS or Orton being over as a face in early 2005 .
Jericho is back up and in the ring after that VICIOUS Pedigree and… RKO . Poor guy can’t catch a break .
CROSSFACE TO ORTON SORT OF BUT NOT QUITE~! HHH starts trash talking Orton while Benoit has the hold applied… so Benoit decides to fuck HHH up and lets Orton go and locks THE GAME in the Sharpshooter!!!
RKO TO BENOIT~!
Edge is in the corner waiting for Orton to get up and… SPEAR~! ORTON MOVES AND EDGE LEVELS HBK!!!
SPEAR TO ORTON~! But HBK is still down! Edge gets him up and SUPER KICK~! LIONSAULT~! EDGE IS THE FIRST MAN ELIMINATED FROM THIS MATCH!!!
DIVING HEADBUTT FROM THE TOP OF A CHAMBER POD RIGHT ONTO HHH! JERICHO LOCKS IN THE WALLS OF JERICHO, BENOIT APPLIES THE CROSSFACE, AND THE CLOCK COUNTS DOWN FOR BATISTA TO ENTER!!! THE CHAIN GETS STUCK AND THE CHAMBER WON’T OPEN STRAIGHT AWAY!!! OMG THE DRAMA! WILL HHH HOLD ON LONG ENOUGH?!?!
Yes. Yes he did. Batista steamrolls over every motherfucker he gets his hands on. SPINEBUSTER TO ORTON~!
A bloody, battered HHH walks into Batista, and they tease the Animal tearing apart his Evolution buddy, until they get interupted by everyone else in the match.
BATISTA KILLS JERICHO AND A CAMERA MAN~!
SPINEBUSTER TO BENOIT~! SPINEBUSTER TO JERICHO ONTO BENOIT~! BENOIT IS OUTTA HERE!!! BATISTA IS FUCKING DOMINATING!
Lawler keeps calling the Spinebuster a Batista Bomb. So much so that even JR starts calling it a Batista Bomb .
I like how HHH is just constantly having to fight Orton, while Batista is in the ring crushing everyone else.
HHH gives Batista the thumbs up after Jericho is eliminated… then he walks right into a back body drop from Orton… ON THE STEEL. Ouch. That gotta fucking hurt.
It’s 2 on 1 now for poor Randy Orton, as his former Evolution buddies team up to kill him. Ha.
HHH and Batista take turns at trying to eliminate Orton, but the Legend Killer keeps kicking out.
Fuck me at that clothesline. No, not the one from Batista that ends the match… but one from HHH that absolutely turns Orton inside out. I mean DAMN, HHH murders him with it. Here, have a look:
Orton mounts a comeback! RKO TO BATISTA!!! HE GOES FOR THE COVER! In the background, we see HHH stand up… and then decide against it. HE JUST LET BATISTA GET ELIMINATED BECAUSE HE’S SCARED BATISTA WOULD BEAT HIM!!!
RKO TO HHH~!
But Batista is still in the ring! Flair causes a distraction and Batista runs over Orton with his brutal clothesline!
HHH slowly gets back up, hits the Pedigree and wins his 10th World Title!
By god this match still rules the planet and everything on it. Incredible. Still the absolute BEST chamber match ever, with none of them even coming close tbh, even if the STARS aren’t that far off for a couple of them.
CAL SCALE – 8
Overall CAL SCALE – 9