WWE Elimination Chamber 2012 Results: Kane and Wrestlers That Failed to Deliver

Eric BallFeatured ColumnistFebruary 21, 2012

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The 2012 edition of the Elimination Chamber was an event for the stars.

CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and John Cena shined while the lesser-known guys were the ones that had to take the physical punishment.

Here were the three duds in a star-studded night.



We all knew John Cena couldn’t lose in his final match before the big showdown with The Rock, and the fight resembled a predictably bad Freddie Krueger or Jason sequel.

Cena dominated from the beginning and aside from when Kane used a stretcher to his advantage, it was a complete one-sided affair. Cena was drilling Kane with steel steps and eventually threw him into the ambulance to seal the deal.  

Now that the feud has literally been sealed shut, he has no direction and no disputes of any real significance. That’s not good.



Despite not entering the Raw Elimination match until after CM Punk, Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler had roughed each other up, he barely lasted more than a few minutes before a flying elbow from Punk knocked him out.

He was a complete afterthought in the event and it makes you wonder what the future holds. He is stuck in an odd place between star and superstar. The creative team has a tough task ahead to figure out what they want to do with R-Truth.


Great Khali 

As Santino Marella won the crowd over rather quickly and ended up being the surprise of the SmackDown Elimination Chamber before losing to Daniel Bryan, Khali was awful.

Khali was the unlucky victim to last a mere 45 seconds. It’s a slap in the face when you think about the sizable hype he received beforehand.

Nobody had a worse night and less face time than Khali.