Drew McIntyre successfully defended his WWE Championship inside the Elimination Chamber. He overcame five former WWE Champions to retain his title. But things went downhill for McIntyre right after his match.
Bobby Lashley, who lost his United States Championship came out and viciously attacked McIntyre. Lashley punched McIntyre out of the ring and drove him into the barricade. He applied the Hurt Lock inside the ring, after crushing McIntyre through the commentary table.
Lashley set up the perfect opportunity for The Miz to cash in his Money in the Bank contract. Miz cashed in his contract and faced McIntyre who was in no condition to fight. He hit a DDT and went for the cover but McIntyre kicked out. Miz hit a Skull Crushing Finale to become the new WWE Champion.
Twitter reacts to the new WWE Champion
The WWE Universe was completely shocked to see The Miz winning the title. A successful cash-in was not expected. Although, Lashley paid an important role in Miz’s win but The Miz deserves credit too. He decided to opt out of the Elimination Chamber match and chose the right moment to cash-in his contract.
Right after his win, The Miz cut a hilarious promo while showing off his newly earned WWE gold. Wrestling enthusiasts around the globe congratulated The Miz and also shared their reactions.