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WWE Elimination Chamber 2018 Results

Can't watch WWE Elimination Chamber live? As always: we got you covered.

Follow all the action in Smark Henry's live results, tweets and commentary below.

Quick Results* The Kickoff Show aired, with Renee Young, Booker T, Peter Rosenberg and David Otunga at the panel. *

* Kickoff Show: The Good Brothers (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) def. The Miztourage (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) via the Magic Killer
#GoodBrothers@LukeGallowsWWE & @KarlAndersonWWE took the MAGIC right out of #TheMiztourage as they defeat @RealCurtisAxel & @TheBoDallas on #WWEChamber#Kickoff! — WWE (@WWE) February 26, 2018

1. RAW Women's Championship - Elimination Chamber Match: Alexa Bliss def. Bayley, Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Mickie James and Sasha Banks to retain her title
- Deville and Bayley are the first 2 women
- Rose enters after the 5-minute mark, Banks after the 10-minute mark
- Rose is eliminated by Banks via the Bank Statement submissi…
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