From Triple H to CM Punk, WWE Superstars Who Have Suffered Injuries Inside the Elimination Chamber

Published 02/19/2021, 1:05 PM EST


The Elimination Chamber is one of the most daunting structures ever made in WWE. The unforgiving steel is hardened by the memories of bodies being thrown on them, and the entire construction reeks of pain and chilling screams. 

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Unlike a lot of structures, the Elimination Chamber is not at all same. Despite the change in its structure, it continues to be one of the most dangerous stipulations in WWE. 
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Speaking of danger, there have been brutal injuries inside this ring that have turned a lot of eyes. Although none of them came since the construction was re-imagined, they still stand as clear reminders of just how lethal the Chamber can be.

1.Triple H (2002)

During the first-ever Elimination Chamber match in 2002, none of the stars knew what they were getting into and headed into an untested structure. Therefore, there were no Dos and Don’ts yet. 
Rob Van Dam, forced to perform his signature Five-Star Frog Splash, jumped off the top of one of the pods and connected with an unfortunate Triple H. 
The impact was huge, but it all went horribly wrong. Instead of traditionally landing on the mat, RVD’s knee landed directly on top of Triple H’s throat, nearly crushing it. 
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The force of the knee made ‘The Game’ writhe in pain. Fighting through an obvious injury, Triple H heroically finished off the match and was rushed to the hospital after. 

2.Chris Jericho (2012)

10 years after its first major mishap, Chris Jericho faced the brunt of the steel chains inside the chamber. Y2J had been performing extremely well the entire match and even managed to eliminate 2 opponents.
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However, he met his match in CM Punk, who had a brawl with him outside the ropes on the steel chained surroundings. Punk proceeded to deliver a signature high kick, causing Jericho’s head to bounce off against the chains. 
The impact knocked Y2J out cold, and he did not recover soon enough. The officials were forced to call it on his time in the match and he was helped out of the ring. 
Chris Jericho was not pinned or made to submit but was deemed unable to continue. 

3.CM Punk (2011)

Not even ‘The Best in the World’ was spared from the atrocities of the Chamber in 2011. During the fight, CM Punk took a massive bump off one of the chain walls or the floor. 
The impact caused three gashes on his backside which looked extremely painful. The former WWE Champion shared the picture recently on Twitter.

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— player/coach (@CMPunk) January 5, 2021

The structure is now a lot safer due to a lot of the dangerous elements being removed. However, it isn’t baby-proof and there is a lot of space for things to go horribly wrong. 

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Hopefully, all the Superstars entering the ring leave safely come Sunday. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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