24. Ryback vs. Wade Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Mark Henry vs. R-Truth vs. Sheamus – Elimination Chamber 2015
To date, this is the only Chamber match to be contested over the Intercontinental Championship. It is also the worst Chamber match of all time
The problems began when Mark Henry’s pod broke before he was meant to enter. Instead of simply running wild and getting laid out for a while, Henry stood around looking like a deer in the headlights. Following this rocky start, Sheamus’ pod refused to open resulting in Sheamus acting as if he had intentionally jammed the door to avoid entering the match. This would not be too bad if the announcers had any idea what was happening.
Once everyone was in the match, Dolph Ziggler took it upon himself to yell spots to everyone in the match as they stood around. The match resulted in Ryback winning his only title in WWE and an all-around disaster of a match.
23. Bobby Lashley vs. Big Show vs. Test vs. Hardcore Holly vs. Rob Van Dam vs. CM Punk – December to Dismember 2006
The Extreme Elimination Chamber was the terrible icing on the terrible cake that was December to Dismember. Widely regarded as the worst pay per view in WWE history, the ECW branded pay per view was the nail in the coffin of WWE’s ECW.
The problems with this match started before the bell rang. Paul Heyman and Vince McMahon clashed over who should be focused on in this match. Heyman wanted CM Punk to tap out the ECW Champion Big Show in the first five minutes to guarantee a new champion, putting Punk over in the process. McMahon preferred to have Bobby Lashley be the featured performer in the match. McMahon got his way and Heyman would leave WWE shortly afterward.
Add in the facts that fan-favorites CM Punk and Rob Van Dam were two of the first three people eliminated and the overall poor performances of Hardcore Holly and Test and you have yourself a particularly poor Chamber match.
22. Undertaker vs. Batista vs. Big Daddy V vs. The Great Khali vs. Finlay vs. MVP – No Way Out 2008
No Way Out 2008 marked the first time there were two Chamber matches in one night. The winner of this match would receive a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXIV against then-champion Edge.
Undertaker and Batista had tremendous chemistry with each other. Given that they started this match and ended as the final two participants one would think that this match would be higher on this list. Unfortunately, Undertaker and Batista’s performance was dragged down by the involvement of Big Daddy V and The Great Khali. Big Daddy V and The Great Khali were basically immobile in this match, and there was little that the others could do to save the match.
Finlay and MVP performed well enough but were not believable contenders for a WrestleMania title shot. Undertaker and Batista had an all-time great Chamber finish when Taker flipped Batista over the ropes to Tombstone ‘The Animal’ and secure his spot in the WrestleMania main event. Not terrible but it could have had better participants.