WWE Elimination Chamber 2015 was an action-packed event, with two Elimination Chamber matches, and several titles on the line.
However, arguably the biggest story to come out of the event in Corpus Christi, Texas, came in the Champion v Champion match, where the United States Champion (and 15-time World Champion) John Cena, was defeated by the NXT Champion Kevin Owens.
Owens was competing in his first match on the main roster in WWE, just a few short months after making his debut in the WWE, in the highly-popular developmental programme, NXT.
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ZAYN AND CENA
A couple of months after first appearing on NXT, Kevin Owens defeated his long-time best friend, Sami Zayn, by way of knockout, and won the NXT Championship at NXT Takeover: Rival, before repeating this feat at NXT Takeover: Unstoppable, with another stoppage win over Zayn.
Meanwhile, two weeks ago on an episode of Raw, John Cena issued his weekly United States Championship Open Challenge, to whoever wanted an opportunity. To everyone's surprise, it was Kevin Owens who responded to the call, but instead of accepting the challenge, he attacked Cena, laying him out with his patented Pop-Up Powerbomb finisher.
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The following weeks, after Cena had successfully defended his United States title against Zack Ryder, Owens proceeded to attack Cena again, with the same result as the week before.
The match was made at the Elimination Chamber event, and the match did not disappoint.
It was a back and forth match, with both men showing their abilities. From Cena's Springboard Stunner, to Owens attempted a Pop-Up Moonsault. Both kicked out of each other's finishers before Owens hit Cena with another Pop-Up Powerbomb and picked up the pinfall victory.
It was definitely an unexpected victory for Owens, especially with the track record of his opponent. But he proved that he belongs in the WWE, and that he can not only fight amongst the best, but beat the best.
A rematch will take place in two weeks at the Money in the Bank Pay-Per-View from Columbus, Ohio, with revenge and pride on the line for Cena, and further proof of dominance on Owens' s mind. Regardless, this should be another classic between these two athletes.
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