The Elimination Chamber Match rules

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May 17, 2015

On May 31, one of WWE's most treacherous, brutal contests — the Elimination Chamber Match — makes its return to pay-per-view.

The imposing structure must be transported on a flatbed truck, and it takes eight hours to set up in the respective arena. The chamber itself is made of black-painted steel with 16 frames, each weighing 300 pounds. Eight motors are needed to suspend the massive structure over the ring for each event.

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In the Elimination Chamber Match, six Superstars will enter this heinous structure — which is composed of two miles of chain and 10 tons of unforgiving steel — but only one can emerge victorious.

Here are the rules:

  • Two Superstars will start the match while the remaining four are enclosed in glass pods.
  • After a regularly scheduled period of time, a pod will open at random, enabling a Superstar to enter the match. This will continue until all the competitors have been released.
  • A man is eliminated via pinfall or submission only.
  • The last man standing is the winner.

Tune in to WWE Elimination Chamber, live on WWE Network on Sunday, May 31, to see this chaotic, physical match and much more.

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