2020 WWE Elimination Chamber results, recap, grades: Shayna Baszler dominates, Undertaker appears

Expectations may not have been high for WWE Elimination Chamber Sunday night from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, but the final pre-WrestleMania pay-per-view event delivered relatively consistent action despite the mostly predictable results. In the main event, Shayna Baszler delivered one of the most dominant performances in the history of the Elimination Chamber, eliminating every other woman in the match and doing so with relative ease. With the win, she will move on to WrestleMania 36 to face Becky Lynch for the Raw women's championship.

The other highlight moment on the card was The Undertaker ruining AJ Styles' night, just as he had done weeks ago in Saudi Arabia at Super ShowDown. The Undertaker arrived just as Styles and his O.C. teammates were about to finish off Aleister Black in a no disqualification bout. One chokeslam later and Undertaker handed Black the victory.

In addition to those matches, the show opened with two great wrestling showcases, Miz and John Morrison retained the SmackDown tag titles in the Elimination Chamber, Sami Zayn won the intercontinental championship and much more.

CBS Sports was with you the entire way on Sunday, updating this story with results and grades from the show along with highlights in the live updates at the bottom of the page. Keep on reading for thoughts on each match from start to finish at WWE Elimination Chamber. 

2020 WWE Elimination Chamber results, grades

The Viking Raiders def. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder via pinfall (Kickoff show): This was a short match and completely out of nowhere. But the Raiders get a win on the kickoff show to keep some momentum ahead of WrestleMania. Hawkins and Ryder looked solid despite almost never being on TV, but Ryder got caught in a two-on-one leading to the Viking Experience for the finish. Grade: C-

Daniel Bryan def. Drew Gulak via submission: A pitch-perfect match that was executed beautifully by both men. Gulak did have an answer for everything Bryan had to offer until the very end. From hard-hitting strikes to brutal suplexes to classic Bryan and Gulak mat work, this could not have gone much better. Bryan took a very scary German Suplex at one point, landing high on his neck, but was able to come back and lock in the Yes Lock for the submission after a series of elbows and hammerfists. Grade: A

United States Championship -- Andrade (c) def. Humberto Carrillo via pinfall to retain the title: A second consecutive outstanding match to open the pay-per-view. These two continue to have great chemistry in every outing. Andrade tried to hit the hammerlock DDT on the concrete but was countered, and the two then went back and forth in pinning combinations before Andrade grabbed Carrillo's tights to get the cheap win and retain his title. Grade: B+

SmackDown Tag Team Championship -- The Miz & John Morrison (c) def. The Usos, The New Day, Lucha House Party, Heavy Machinery and Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode (Elimination Chamber) to retain the titles: As is tradition, everyone was given a chance to shine in the Chamber. New Day and The Usos opened the match, battling until Lucha House Party entered to pick up the pace. From that point onward, the match was a quick-moving mix of big moves, near falls and high spots. Maybe the most notable early "big move" was Tucker of Heavy Machinery hitting a huge plancha from the top of one of the pods. Lince Dorado would one-up him a bit later in the match, hanging from the top of the Chamber before swinging himself into a Shooting Star Press onto the other competitors. 

Heavy Machinery scored the first elimination of the match, taking out Lucha House Party before engaging with Ziggler and Roode as they were still locked in their pod. The tension between those two teams boiled over eventually, with Otis recklessly charging at Ziggler before crashing through a pod and to the outside of the ring. Tucker would get pinned shortly after for the second elimination of the match. Ziggler and Roode would then find their way out of the match at the hands of The Usos, leaving Miz and Morrison against The Usos and New Day.
New Day and the Usos couldn't stay on the same page for long in teaming up against Miz and Morrison, eventually allowing for the tag champs to get a quick pin to eliminate New Day after Kofi Kingston missed a top-rope dropkick. The Usos went hard after the titles, but Miz took advantage of the rules -- or lack thereof -- in the match, helping Morrison in a pin by hanging himself on the ropes for added pressure to retain their titles. Grade: B

Order of entryOrder of elimination

The New Day

Lucha House Party (Heavy Machinery)

The Usos

Heavy Machinery (Roode & Ziggler)

Lucha House Party

Roode & Ziggler (The Usos)

The Miz & John Morrison (c)

The New Day (Miz & Morrison)

Heavy Machinery

The Usos (Miz & Morrison)

Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler

Winners: Miz & Morrison (c)

Aleister Black def. AJ Styles via pinfall (No disqualification): After a decent, hard-hitting, back-and-forth bout between Styles and Black broke down into chaos with The O.C. finally jumping in the ring to turn the situation into three-on-one against Black, the lights went out and the gong sounded. When the lights came on, The Undertaker was in the ring, choking Gallows and Anderson. Styles attempted to hit a Phenomenal Forearm on Undertaker, but was caught and chokeslammed before the lights went out again and Undertaker disappeared. Black set up Styles for a Black Mass kick to get the victory, protecting him from taking a loss while also building further toward Styles vs. Undertaker at WrestleMania. Grade: B-

Raw Tag Team Championship -- The Street Profits (c) def. Seth Rollins & Murphy via pinfall to retain the titles: A fairly standard tag match between two teams that have been in featured matches frequently in recent weeks. The Viking Raiders ran in to brawl with AOP and remove them from the equation. Kevin Owens eventually came through the crowd eating popcorn, causing a distraction that would lead to Rollins being taken out before Murphy was hit with Montez Ford's frogsplash for the win. After the match, Owens hit Rollins with a Stunner and left the ring, dumping popcorn on Murphy on his way to the back. Grade: C+

Intercontinental Championship -- Sami Zayn, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura def. Braun Strowman (c) via pinfall to win the title: This match would have been better placed either earlier in the show or on the kickoff. The entire focus here was Strowman wanting so desperately to get his hands on Zayn that he repeatedly placed himself in unnecessary danger. By the end of the match, Strowman had still failed to land a moment of offense on Zayn. A series of distractions led to Nakamura hitting Strowman with a Kinshasa against the ring post. Zayn was tagged in and hit a Helluva Kick during a Cesaro and Nakamura suplex to score the win and give Zayn a main roster singles title. While the match was poorly placed, Zayn winning the title was a slick, surprising moment. Grade: C

Shayna Baszler def. Natalya, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan and Asuka to become No. 1 contender to Raw women's championship (Elimination Chamber): If the intention of the Elimination Chamber was to establish Baszler as a threat to Becky Lynch's Raw women's title reign, this match cleared that bar by a mile. It may not go down as the most memorable or action-packed Chamber match in WWE history, but in telling the story of the new force in town, it was effective.

Natalya and Riott started the match with the standard Elimination Chamber open of a five-minute burst of action before Logan joined the party. While not much happened beyond moments of interaction between Logan, Riott and Morgan, once Baszler entered as the fourth participant, business picked up. Baszler quickly eliminated Logan, Riott and Natalya with the Karifuda Clutch, leaving her alone in the ring waiting for her next victim. Morgan was up next, and she tried to put up a fight, but was swung head-first into a pod by Baszler before passing out in the Karifuda Clutch while Baszler sat on the top rope taunting Asuka.

Then came the showdown between Baszler and Asuka, which was mildly competitive, but Baszler still managed to quickly lock in her signature submission to punch her ticket to a match with Lynch at WrestleMania. Twice in the match, Baszler was alone in the ring, pacing and waiting to strike, which takes guts to book as fans could turn on a match for lack of action. But Baszler's brutal and methodical domination of established faces makes her a new sort of challenge for Lynch. Grade: B+

Order of entryOrder of elimination

Ruby Riott

Logan (Baszler)

Natalya

Riott (Baszler)

Sarah Logan

Natalya (Baszler)

Shayna Baszler

Morgan (Baszler)

Liv Morgan

Asuka (Baszler)

Asuka

Winner: Shayna Baszler

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Shayna Baszler def. Natalya, Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan and Asuka (Elimination Chamber) to become No. 1 contender to Raw women's championship: If the intention of the Elimination Chamber was to establish Baszler as a threat to Becky Lynch's Raw women's title reign, this match cleared that bar by a mile. It may not go down as the most memorable or action-packed Chamber match in WWE history, but in telling the story of the new force in town, it was effective.

Natalya and Riott started the match with the standard Elimination Chamber open of a five-minute burst of action before Logan joined the party. While not much happened beyond moments of interaction between Logan, Riott and Morgan, once Baszler entered as the fourth participant, business picked up. Baszler quickly eliminated Logan, Riott and Natalya with the Karifuda Clutch, leaving her alone in the ring waiting for her next victim. Morgan was up next, and she tried to put up a fight, but was swung head-first into a pod by Baszler before passing out in the Karifuda Clutch while Baszler sat on the top rope taunting Asuka.

Then came the showdown between Baszler and Asuka, which was mildly competitive, but Baszler still managed to quickly lock in her signature submission to punch her ticket to a match with Lynch at WrestleMania. Twice in the match, Baszler was alone in the ring, pacing and waiting to strike, which takes guts to book as fans could turn on a match for lack of action. But Baszler's brutal and methodical domination of established faces makes her a new sort of challenge for Lynch. Grade: B+

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Baszler basks in her victory, pointing at the WrestleMania sign, now set to face off with Becky Lynch for the Raw women's title at the biggest show of the year.

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A brief bit of back-and-forth but this one comes to a quick close as Shayna Baszler eliminates Asuka by submission with the Karifuda Clutch to win the Elimination Chamber.

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Asuka gets the jump on Baszler and looks for the Asuka Lock. After failing to lock it in initially, she does lock it in on the second attempt but Baszler escapes the hold

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As the clock hits 0, and Asuka is the final entrant into the Elimination Chamber, Baszler backs to the ring and waits for the showdown

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Baszler again pacing around the ring while Asuka yells at her from her pod, waiting to be released.

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Baszler playing with her food now and she locks in the Karifuda Clutch while sitting on the top rope and staring at Asuka. Morgan goes limp and Shayna Baszler eliminates Liv Morgan by submission with the Karifuda Clutch.

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Morgan tries to take it to Baszler immediately, but Baszler brutally attacks her before swinging her head first into a pod.

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The 10 count hits and Liv Morgan is the fifth entrant to the Elimination Chamber.

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Baszler paces alone in the Chamber as Asuka and Morgan wait to see who will enter next and face the former NXT champ.

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Baszler traps Natalya in a pod and slams the door into her repeatedly before Shayna Baszler eliminates Natalya by submission with the Karifuda Clutch.

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Baszler immediately goes after anyone and everyone in her sight. Shayna Bazler eliminates Sarah Logan by submission with the Karifuda Clutch. Bazler then turns her attention to Riott and Shayna Baszler eliminates Ruby Riott by submission with the Karifuda Clutch.

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The countdown is on and Shayna Baszler is the fourth entrant into the Elimination Chamber.

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Logan dives off the top of the pod with a crossbody on Riott and Natalya, the first big spot of the match.

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The countdown hits and Sarah Logan is the third entrant into the Elimination Chamber. Logan immediately drives Natalya into Liv Morgan's pod and Riott runs away, climbing to the top of the pod.

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Natalya tosses Riott into the cage and suplexes her onto the grating on the outside of the ring before locking in a Sharpshooter which Riott counters by using one of the Chamber pods.

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It will be Ruby Riott and Natalya as the first two women in the Elimination Chamber.

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The women's Elimination Chamber match is up next. Shayna Baszler is the clear favorite to win. Could we see an unexpected booking swerve?

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