The New Day won the WWE Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Match

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Since its inception in 2002, there have only been 19 Elimination Chamber Matches, so it was fitting for the 20th encounter inside the unforgiving structure to be something completely new and extraordinary: the first tag team contest inside the Elimination Chamber. With the titles at stake, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day managed to outlast five opposing teams and narrowly escape with their championship reign intact.

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Earlier in the evening, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day approached WWE Director of Operations Kane to receive some acknowledgement for their recent aid of The Authority. To repay the trio, Kane drastically altered the impending Chamber Match by permitting all three members of New Day to compete in the contest. Though forced to squeeze inside one Chamber pod — unless, as Kane offered, they chose to start the match — the champions readily accepted the advantage. A wise decision, indeed, by The New Day.

The match began with The Ascension facing The Lucha Dragons, dual masked high-flyers who immediately put their fast-paced, jaw-dropping offense to work, keeping Konnor & Viktor on their heels. Eventually, the larger and more powerful duo of The Ascension regained control, thanks in part to The New Day, who grabbed Kalisto’s legs when he ascended to the top of the trios’ pod.

As the two former NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension and Lucha Dragons battled back and forth, Kidd & Cesaro were the first duo to emerge from inside their respective pod and the pair instantaneously took control of the match. The former WWE Tag Team Champions showed their determination to reclaim the titles by keeping their four fellow competitors on the defensive.

 

The New Day won the WWE Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Match

Los Matadores entered the bout next with El Torito leaping from the top of the pod, taking down Cesaro. With chaos erupting in the center of the ring, Kalisto scaled the Elimination Chamber to its roof high above the mat, before he plunged to take out every competitor below. As soon as the WWE Universe picked their jaws up off the floor, they dropped again as the tiny El Torito then amazingly climbed to the ceiling of the structure. The Ascension, however, caught the brave bull and viciously threw him to the outside of the ring before Viktor & Konnor eliminated El Torito’s cohorts, Los Matadores, with The Fall of Man.

The Ascension’s celebration was short-lived as Prime Time Players made their way into the ring and immediately stopped the face-painted warriors in their tracks. Titus O’Neil & Darren Young made quick work of The Ascension and eliminated them before focusing on Kidd & Cesaro.
Finally, The New Day entered the match and utilized their numbers advantage — proving their decision to listen to Kane was the right move.

However, in an effort to level the playing field against the WWE Tag Team Championship trio, The Prime Time Players joined forced with Kidd & Cesaro to take out Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods — all three defending titleholders — with an unprecedented seven-man suplex.

Following a Cesaro Swing on Kingston, Darren Young seized an opportunity and pinned a disoriented Cesaro, thus eliminating the former tag team champions and WWE Universe-supported contenders in the bout.

With numbers back in their favor, The New Day attacked The Prime Time Players with intense ferocity. Although at a 3-on-2 disadvantage, Young fought, eventually joined by his partner, O’Neil, and the million dollar duo began dismantling all three members of The New Day.

Unfortunately for the aspiring challengers, no matter what they did, The Prime Time Players just couldn’t seal the victory — even after O’Neil’s near upset pinfall. Managing to recalibrate, The New Day worked together to bring down their opponents and secure an impressive triple pinfall in the historic 13-man Chamber Match for the WWE Tag Team Championships.

ORDER OF ENTRY

  1. Lucha Dragons (eliminated 2nd by The Ascension)
  2. The Ascension (eliminated by 3rd The Prime Time Players)
  3. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro (eliminated 4th by The Prime Time Players)
  4. Los Matadores (eliminated 1st by The Ascension)
  5. The Prime Time Players (eliminated 5th by The New Day)
  6. WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (winners)

 

The New Day won the WWE Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Match

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Since its inception in 2002, there have only been 19 Elimination Chamber Matches, so it was fitting for the 20th encounter inside the unforgiving structure to be something completely new and extraordinary: the first tag team contest inside the Elimination Chamber. With the titles at stake, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day managed to outlast five opposing teams and narrowly escape with their championship reign intact.

View photos | The Prime Time Players react to the intense battle |  Get the award-winning WWE Network for just $9.99!

Earlier in the evening, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day approached WWE Director of Operations Kane to receive some acknowledgement for their recent aid of The Authority. To repay the trio, Kane drastically altered the impending Chamber Match by permitting all three members of New Day to compete in the contest. Though forced to squeeze inside one Chamber pod — unless, as Kane offered, they chose to start the match — the champions readily accepted the advantage. A wise decision, indeed, by The New Day.

The match began with The Ascension facing The Lucha Dragons, dual masked high-flyers who immediately put their fast-paced, jaw-dropping offense to work, keeping Konnor & Viktor on their heels. Eventually, the larger and more powerful duo of The Ascension regained control, thanks in part to The New Day, who grabbed Kalisto’s legs when he ascended to the top of the trios’ pod.

As the two former NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension and Lucha Dragons battled back and forth, Kidd & Cesaro were the first duo to emerge from inside their respective pod and the pair instantaneously took control of the match. The former WWE Tag Team Champions showed their determination to reclaim the titles by keeping their four fellow competitors on the defensive.

 

The New Day won the WWE Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Match

Los Matadores entered the bout next with El Torito leaping from the top of the pod, taking down Cesaro. With chaos erupting in the center of the ring, Kalisto scaled the Elimination Chamber to its roof high above the mat, before he plunged to take out every competitor below. As soon as the WWE Universe picked their jaws up off the floor, they dropped again as the tiny El Torito then amazingly climbed to the ceiling of the structure. The Ascension, however, caught the brave bull and viciously threw him to the outside of the ring before Viktor & Konnor eliminated El Torito’s cohorts, Los Matadores, with The Fall of Man.

The Ascension’s celebration was short-lived as Prime Time Players made their way into the ring and immediately stopped the face-painted warriors in their tracks. Titus O’Neil & Darren Young made quick work of The Ascension and eliminated them before focusing on Kidd & Cesaro.
Finally, The New Day entered the match and utilized their numbers advantage — proving their decision to listen to Kane was the right move.

However, in an effort to level the playing field against the WWE Tag Team Championship trio, The Prime Time Players joined forced with Kidd & Cesaro to take out Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods — all three defending titleholders — with an unprecedented seven-man suplex.

Following a Cesaro Swing on Kingston, Darren Young seized an opportunity and pinned a disoriented Cesaro, thus eliminating the former tag team champions and WWE Universe-supported contenders in the bout.

With numbers back in their favor, The New Day attacked The Prime Time Players with intense ferocity. Although at a 3-on-2 disadvantage, Young fought, eventually joined by his partner, O’Neil, and the million dollar duo began dismantling all three members of The New Day.

Unfortunately for the aspiring challengers, no matter what they did, The Prime Time Players just couldn’t seal the victory — even after O’Neil’s near upset pinfall. Managing to recalibrate, The New Day worked together to bring down their opponents and secure an impressive triple pinfall in the historic 13-man Chamber Match for the WWE Tag Team Championships.

ORDER OF ENTRY

  1. Lucha Dragons (eliminated 2nd by The Ascension)
  2. The Ascension (eliminated by 3rd The Prime Time Players)
  3. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro (eliminated 4th by The Prime Time Players)
  4. Los Matadores (eliminated 1st by The Ascension)
  5. The Prime Time Players (eliminated 5th by The New Day)
  6. WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day (winners)