The professional wrestling matches at Elimination Chamber featured professional wrestlers performing as characters in scripted events pre-determined by the hosting promotion, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Storylines between the characters were produced on WWE's weekly television shows Raw and Smack Down with the Raw and Smack Down brands—storyline divisions in which WWE assigned its employees to different programs.
after criticizing Miz's win by using his Money in the Bank briefcase while former champion Randy Orton was injured.
He lost to Miz in a TLC match after his fellow commentator Michael Cole stopped Lawler from climbing the ladder.
On the January 31 episode of Raw, the Raw general manager announced a Raw Rumble match, to determine the WWE Championship contender at Elimination Chamber, while the losing participants would be entered into an Elimination Chamber match to determine who will face the WWE Champion at Wrestle Mania XXVII.
The participants were CM Punk, Randy Orton, King Sheamus, John Morrison, John Cena, Jerry Lawler, and R-Truth.
Lawler last eliminated Sheamus to win the battle royal to earn himself the title match, while the other six contestants went on to participate in the Raw Elimination Chamber match.
At the Royal Rumble, Alberto Del Rio won the eponymous match to earn himself a World Championship match at Wrestle Mania.
Edge was then embroiled in a feud with Dolph Ziggler and his on-screen ex-wife Vickie Guerrero, who was also scripted to be dating Ziggler.The week before the Elimination Chamber Edge and Kelly Kelly defeated Ziggler and Lay Cool, causing Guerrero to fire Kelly Kelly.Kelly Kelly was rehired by Teddy Long, Vickie was attacked by Kelly, who was only to be stopped by Laycool, in turn was stopped by Trish Stratus.On the final episode of Smack Down before the pay-per-view, acting general manager Guerrero stripped Edge of the championship and awarded it to Ziggler, only for Theodore Long, the real general manager, to give Edge a return match which he won.After this, Long fired Ziggler leaving an open spot in the Elimination Chamber match (which was subsequently filled by Big Show).The other participants were Kane, Rey Mysterio, Wade Barrett and Drew Mc Intyre.After that event, Edge and Kelly Kelly defeated Drew Mc Intyre and Vickie Guerrero thus making Theodore Long fire Vickie Guerrero as the official consultant of Smack Down.The event opened with Alberto Del Rio facing Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston.Del Rio forced Kingston to submit to the Cross Armbreaker to win the match.Next was the Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship involving Edge, Rey Mysterio, Kane, Drew Mc Intyre, Big Show and Wade Barrett. Barrett entered at #3, Kane entered at #4, Mc Intyre entered at #5 and Big Show entered at #6. Mysterio executed a 619 and a Slingshot Splash on Edge for a near-fall.Barrett was eliminated by Big Show after a KO Punch. Mc Intyre was eliminated by Kane after a Chokeslam. Mysterio executed another 619 and leapt off the top rope but Edge performed a Spear on Mysterio in mid-air to eliminate him and retain the title.