Posted on 10 February 2011.
On Sunday, Feb. 20 WWE will be holding a Pay-Per-View event in Oakland for the very first time.
WWE has held many of its events in California, including Oakland, but has never held a PPV event in Oakland.
This is the time of year when wrestlers shorten their careers with expected injuries in the “Elimination Chamber.” This PPV event, now known as “Elimination Chamber,” got its name from the match also known as the “Elimination Chamber.”
The “Elimination Chamber” is a match where six wrestlers enter but only one leaves as the champion.
As described by WWE.com, two participants begin the bout in the ring while the remaining four are held within each inner enclosure and released into the match at five-minute intervals.
The objective is to eliminate each opponent from the match via pinfall or submission.
The match ends when only one man remains.
This match was founded in 2002 at Survivor Series, a former WWE/PPV event in mid-July.
The first match was held with Triple H (current champion), Booker T, Chris Jericho, Kane, Shawn Michaels and Rob Van Dam.
The match was won by Shawn Michaels, current hall-of-famer in the WWE.
What makes this match so unique is that six men enter and fight for a championship inside of a black-painted steel structure of 16 frames, each weighing 300 pounds.
The chamber is 16 feet high and 36 feet in diameter. It weighs a total of 16 tons, 10 of which consist of steel.
Usually this match would have two championship matches where both the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship are defended in the chamber, but this year it will be held a little differently.
On Raw, one of the WWE’s primetime shows and brands, the “Elimination Chamber” will consist of men who are trying to move on to WrestleMania XXVII.
WrestleMania is a yearly show, similar to the Super Bowl, where the greatest wrestlers show their talent in historic matches to make their mark in wrestling history.
The other match being brought from Raw will be a WWE Championship bout between the champion, The Miz, and the new number one contender Jerry “The King” Lawler. This will be a normal, one on one match.
On SmackDown, the other primetime show of WWE, there will be a match for the World Heavyweight Championship in the “Elimination Chamber” match.
Not all of the matches for the event have been announced yet, but so far the list is:
WWE Championship Match
Jerry “The King” Lawley vs. The Miz
RAW Elimination Chamber
John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. CM Punk vs. John Morrison vs. R-Truth
Winner gets a title shot at WrestleMania XXVII SmackDown Elimination Chamber
Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Wade Barrett vs. Kane vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Rey Mysterio
Lineups for the event will continue to be posted at WWE.com.
“Elimination Chamber” will be held in Oakland at the Oracle Arena at 4:45 p.m. Tickets are still available via ticketmaster.com starting at $35.