The main event for the Elimination Chamber was for the World Heavyweight Championship.
The first four superstars to be locked in the pods, in order of entry, were Rey Mysterio, John Morrison, Chris Jericho, and The Undertaker. This left R-Truth and CM Punk to start the matchup. The other four would be locked inside the pods until each one would enter, every five minutes.
R-Truth took the early advantage, getting punk on the outside of the ring. R-Truth somersaulted off the top rope onto Punk, and they both crashed to the steel floor. Once they were back inside, they went back and forth for several minutes, before Punk hit the GTS. He eliminated R-Truth, and while he waited for the next pod to open, he grabbed the mic. Punk proceeded to tell The Undertaker that he would make him tap like he did before and then delivered a mini-sermon to the St. Louis crowd.
The second entry would be Rey Mysterio, who met Punk with a springboard off the top rope. Mysterio started off quick, getting a set of early and close two-counts. Mysterio went for a 619, but was met with a snap powerslam by a recovering Punk. He went for the GTS on Mysterio, but was reversed into a hurracanrana pin by Mysterio. Punk regained the advantage outside the ropes, and slung Mysterio’s body into the side of the chamber.
Punk threw him back inside the ring and went for the pin, only got a two-count. Punk grabbed Mysterio and threw him shoulder-first into the ringpost from inside the ring, but Mysterio’s momentum cause his head to connect with the pod he came out of first. Myserio was able to get a surprise splash off the top rope, and eliminate Punk, the the happiness of the crowd.
The third entry into the match was Chris Jericho, who was immediately backdropped by Mysterio. But as Mysterio charged at Jericho, he was dropped with a vicious clothesline. Mysterio would connect with a 619, but Jericho lured Mysterio outside the ropes and drove him face-first into the steel floor. Back in the ring, they would trade punches and go back and forth until Mysterio locked in a version of the Dragon Sleeper. Jericho was able to battle out of the hold and put Mysterio in the Walls of Jericho.
The fourth entry would be John Morrison who came in and went to work on Jericho, putting him on the outside and then turning his attention to Mysterio. As Mysterio went for a springboard from the outside to the inside, Morrison caught him with a big kick to the side of the head that put him down for a few minutes.
By this time, Jericho had gotten back into the match, and backdropped Mysterio over the top rope, leaving him to be the only one in the ring. He chased after Mysterio, but Morrison came from the other side of the chamber and leaped over the top turnbuckle to clothesline both Jericho and Mysterio. Jericho had recovered and was able to drive Mysterio to the mat. Morrison would hit the Starship Pain on Mysterio, get the pin and eliminate Mysterio. This left Morrison with Jericho and The Undertaker.
Morrison had a few minutes to work on Jericho, but took his eyes of Jericho just long enough for Jericho to lock in the Walls of Jericho. The Undertaker finally entered the match, and then proceeded to put down both men. Undertaker went for double chokeslam on his opponents, however they reversed it into a double suplex.
At one point, Jericho found himself locked in one of the pods with The Undertaker, who beat and pounded Jericho to the point he couldn’t get up. The champion then got back in the ring and splashed Morrison in the corner twice. Morrison would get a moment of offense though, hitting a patented springboard kick onto The Undertaker, but reinjuring his ankle in the process. But when he tried to go for his Starship Pain, Undertaker got the knees up and then went on the attack. He looked at Jericho, who immediately ran inside one of the pods and locked himself inside.
Undertaker then grabbed Morrison on the outside of the ropes. As he went for the Last Ride powerbomb, Jericho emerged from the pod and speared the champion into the side of the chamber. Back inside the ring, Morrison gained a quick advantage on Jericho. It was short-lived, however, as Undertaker came back in and was quick to take advantage of Morrison’s injury. He pinned Morrison, leaving Jericho as the only superstar left for him to go through.
Undertaker pulled the straps of his gear down off his shoulders, awaiting Chris Jericho for a one-on-one confrontation. The champion caught Jericho in the corner and delivered a series of hard rights to him, before splashing him in the corner. As he went for a second attempt, Jericho moved, and took a small advantage, hitting a huge superplex off the top rope.
Jericho would hold the advantage for several minutes, even reversing a chokeslam attempt. But as he went for the Walls of Jericho, Undertaker reversed and started to put him in the Hell’s Gate submission. Jericho would reverse again, and eventually put the champion in his submission. Undertaker managed to put him into the Hell’s Gate again, but Jericho slipped out of the hold and went outside for a quick break.
When The Undertaker went after Jericho, he was caught back inside by a a sudden Codebreaker. That same move defeated the champion on Friday Night SmackDown! this past week. Jericho kept putting the pressure on, putting him in the corner. But Undertaker would find a way to get Jericho positioned to deliver a Last Ride in the middle of the ring. He wasn’t able to make an immediate cover though.
As The Undertaker got back to his feet, he signaled for the Tombstone Piledriver. But to the surprise of everybody, Shawn Michaels made his way inside the cage and delivered a thunderous Sweet Chin Music to The Undertaker. From there, he simply stood over the fallen Undertaker as a stunned Chris Jericho crawled over to make the pin and become the new World Heavyweight Champion. Michaels was shown standing over The Undertaker as the pay-per-view went off the air.