John Cena, Christian, Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan stood in the pods as Cesaro and Sheamus began the battle.
Cesaro bashed Sheamus with uppercuts and forearms, showing no signs of trepidation about being in the Elimination Chamber for the first time. "The Celtic Warrior" fought back, clotheslining Cesaro onto the steel grate around the ring.
Bryan entered, turning the slugfest into a showcase of his speed. With his enemies on their knees, Bryan took turns kicking at their chests.
An aggressive Christian then entered, attacking Bryan's injured arm, tearing at his bandages.
"Captain Charisma" escaped a powerslam attempt from Sheamus and later hopped onto the cage wall to fly at Cesaro. Sheamus and Cesaro went back to their individual battle, slamming each other into steel and Plexiglass.
Cena entered, soon feeling the drumbeat of boots on his chest courtesy of Bryan. He tossed Christian against the Chamber wall, only to find himself catching a Cesaro uppercut in mid-flight.
Each man threw punches at everything within range. By the time Orton walked out of the pod, each of his opponents lying writhing on the mat.
He attacked everyone before every foe surrounded him, inspiring him to flee back into the pod.
An enraged Sheamus kicked in Orton's pod with a Brogue Kick. The Irishman hit Cena with a Brogue Kick as well, but Christian failed to steal a pin. Christian did get a three-count after he hit a splash from the top of the pod.
Bryan eliminated Christian with his flying knee.
Cesaro went on a brief tear, but Cena cracked him against the grate and then forced him to tap out to the STF.
Cena then went for that submission hold on Orton, but the lights went out. When the darkness lifted, The Wyatt Family grinned inside the Chamber. The brutes attacked Cena, leaving him out cold. Orton slid on top of him for the three-count.
That left Orton and Bryan to attack each other, the title awaiting the victor.
It seemed Bryan had the match won when Kane interfered. Stunned, he couldn't avoid the RKO, losing to the champ.
Orton wins the Chamber match.
Memorable Moments and Quotes
"Thank God he only has two feet."—John "Bradshaw" Layfield on Bryan.
Bryan suplexes Cesaro while still holding Sheamus in submission hold.
Sheamus hit a rolling fireman's carry slam onto the grate.
Cesaro hit Cena with a midair uppercut.
Sheamus destroys a pod with a Brogue Kick.
Cesaro spins Orton 30 times.
Bryan and Cena square off alone in the ring.
Cesaro hits a suplex on both Cena and Bryan.
The cheap ending hurt this match, draining it of some of the drama it had built toward.
Still, the intensity level was extremely high, and every Superstar thrived. Cesaro stole the show with his aggressiveness, and Christian provided a number of highlights.
Cesaro and Sheamus need to enter a rivalry and give fans more uppercut-heavy brawls like they delivered in the Chamber.
Should Bryan get added to the WWE title match as a third entrant, this ending is a wise move, delaying his triumph just a few months longer. If WWE goes with Batista vs. Orton, though, it is going to have flashbacks of Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg at WrestleMania XX in terms of negative crowd reaction.