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Who won the first WWE Elimination Chamber match?

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The Elimination Chamber match has become a legendary fixture of WWE pay-per-view events, requiring both physical and mental toughness to survive.

The first of its kind occurred in 2002, pitting six of the most formidable WWE Superstars against each other. Fans and wrestling enthusiasts eagerly awaited the answer to the question: Who would win the first-ever Chamber match?

Constructed of steel and Plexiglas, the Elimination Chamber structure enclosed the ring, creating a hazardous and unforgiving environment for the six competitors. The match was contested for the World Heavyweight Championship, and with so much on the line, the pressure was palpable.

Who was in the first Elimination Chamber match?

Triple H, Chris Jericho, Kane, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, and Shawn Michaels stepped into the ring, ready to battle. As the match began, the wrestlers knew that they were in for a gruelling fight that would test their limits.

The structure featured four enclosed pods, where four wrestlers were locked inside before the match began. The remaining two wrestlers started the match in the ring, with one of the four wrestlers in the pods released into the match every few minutes.

The Chamber match is no ordinary match; it requires a combination of strength, speed, agility, and mental acuity. The wrestlers had to stay alert at all times, as eliminations could occur by pinfall or submission from any of their opponents.

The match was filled with heart-pounding moments, with each wrestler trying to eliminate their opponents. The competitors relentlessly attacked each other, using every move in their arsenal to gain the upper hand. With the weight of the championship on their shoulders, the stakes couldn’t have been higher.

First Elimination Chamber winner

It was Shawn Michaels who emerged victorious, eliminating all five of his opponents to claim the title of the first-ever World Heavyweight Champion to win the title in the Elimination Chamber.

His victory was another big moment in his illustrious career, once again establishing him as one of the most dominant and feared competitors in the WWE.


In conclusion, the first-ever WWE Elimination Chamber match was a historic event featuring six of the most renowned wrestlers in the world.

Shawn Michaels emerged as the winner, conquering his opponents and further cementing his place in WWE history.

The match was a testament to the gruelling and unforgiving nature of the Elimination Chamber, a true spectacle that continues to capture the imagination of fans worldwide.

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