Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WWE Satan's Prison: The Anthology Of The Elimination Chamber Review

Relive some of the greatest moments from one of WWE's signature matches!

WWE Satan's Prison: The Anthology Of The Elimination Chamber

Disk 1

Survivor Series (11/17/02) - World Heavyweight Title - Triple H vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Jericho vs. Booker T vs. Kane vs. Shawn Michaels: ****1/2

SummerSlam (8/24/03) - World Heavyweight Title - Triple H vs. Kevin Nash vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho vs. Goldberg: ***1/2

New Year's Revolution (1/9/05) - Vacant World Heavyweight Title - Special Guest Referee: Shawn Michaels - Chris Jericho vs. Chris Benoit vs. Triple H vs. Edge vs. Randy Orton vs. Batista: ****1/4

Disk 2

New Year's Revolution (1/8/06) - WWE Championship - John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Carlito vs. Kurt Angle vs. Chris Masters vs. Kane: ****

New Year's Revolution (1/8/06) - WWE Championship - John Cena vs. Edge: Great Moment

December To Dismember (12/3/06) - ECW Championship - Big Show vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Hardcore Holly vs. CM Punk vs. Test vs. Bobby Lashley: ***1/4

No Way Out (2/17/08) - World Heavyweight Title #1 Contender's Match - The Undertaker vs. Batista vs. Big Daddy V vs. The Great Khali vs. Finlay vs. MVP: ***3/4

No Way Out (2/17/08) - WWE Championship #1 Contender's Match - Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Umaga vs. JBL vs. Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy: ****1/4

Disk 3

No Way Out (2/15/09) - WWE Championship - Edge vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Vladimir Kozlov vs. Big Show vs. Triple H vs. The Undertaker: ****

No Way Out (2/15/09) - World Heavyweight Title - John Cena vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho vs. Kane vs. Mike Knox vs. Kofi Kingston Edge: ****3/4

Elimination Chamber (2/21/10) - WWE Championship - Sheamus vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Triple H vs. Randy Orton vs. Ted DiBiase Jr. vs. John Cena: ***3/4

Elimination Chamber (2/21/10) - WWE Championship - John Cena vs. Batista: DUD

Elimination Chamber (2/21/10) - World Heavyweight Title - The Undertaker vs. CM Punk vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison: ****1/4

Overall: 9.25/10

I've always loved the Elimination Chamber. It became one of my favorite matches in WWE from the first time I saw it. It's a really great concept and, over the years, has produced some fantastic matches and memorable moments. Disk 1 covers the early years of the Elimination Chamber, when it was a RAW Exclusive created (in storyline) by then RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff. The first and third Chamber Matches are better than the second, but they all have their moments, such as Goldberg spearing Chris Jericho through the plexiglass of one of the Chamber Pods. Disk 2 covers the Elimination Chamber's expansion to other brands. This includes the controversial Extreme Elimination Chamber from 2006 and the match's move to WWE's February PPV, where it remains an intricate part on the Road To WrestleMania up to this day. You also get Edge's infamous Money In The Bank Cash In following John Cena's successful title defense in the Chamber, which was an awesome moment. Disk 3 continues through the Elimination Chamber's spot on the Road To WrestleMania, and in an interesting fact, every match on Disk 3 has a Title Change. You have the two matches from 2009 which features the fantastic angle involving Edge and what is probably the best Elimination Chamber Match of all time. The two matches from 2010 also features a bonus match, where John Cena wins the title in the Chamber, only to lose it to Batista (who got a Title Shot thanks to Mr. McMahon). You also have the match that sees Shawn Michaels come out from underneath the Chamber Floor and cost The Undertaker his title. On the whole, if you're a fan of the Elimination Chamber, this is the set for you. Not every Elimination Chamber Match was fantastic, but there are great moments in every one that certainly makes it memorable.

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