Triple H wins Raw Elimination Chamber

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February 17, 2008

LAS VEGAS -- Once again, the King of Kings proved that the Elimination Chamber is his playground. And he is its schoolyard bully.

For the third time in history, Triple H has entered "Satan's Structure" and walked out victorious. This time, the 11-time World Champion leaves the 10 tons of steel at No Way Out with a WWE Championship opportunity at WrestleMania XXIV against former Evolution teammate, Randy Orton.

But this tough victory did not come easily for The Cerebral Assassin, who had to survive challenges from five other top Raw Superstars -- Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy, John Bradshaw Layfield, Umaga, Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels -- to earn the WWE Title berth in Orlando, Fla.

JBL was eager to get revenge on Y2J for a loss on Raw earlier in the week, but was eliminated thanks to Jericho's Codebreaker. The self-made millionaire didn't take his loss lightly, as he delivered chair blows to everyone in the ring.

The Intercontinental Champion was our fans' choice to win the match, and he entered the Chamber as the final competitor. His Swanton Bomb from the top of the chamber led to Umaga's elimination by Y2J, who was then eliminated after a dose of Sweet Chin Music.

Hardy caught the bloody, battered Michaels with a Twist of Fate, and HBK's own DX partner showed no mercy, finishing off The Showstopper with a Pedigree.

Hardy was the last roadblock to The Game's victory. The Intercontinental Champion defeated Triple H at Armageddon just two months earlier, but the King of Kings was not to be denied. He outlasted the red-hot Hardy, stunning the high-flyer with a Pedigree onto a steel chair to claim the victory.

As the crowd in the Thomas & Mack Center gave the combatants a standing ovation, Triple H stretched his arms high, staring at the WrestleMania XXIV logo hanging from the rafters.

After a brutal night of battle in this chamber of horrors, his ticket to Orlando to face the Legend Killer is now confirmed. 

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