No Way Out (2009)

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No Way Out (2009)
No Way Out (2009).jpg
Promotional poster featuring Vladimir Kozlov
Theme
song
(s)
"Hunt You Down" by Saliva[1]
Information
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Sponsor AT&T
Date February 15, 2009
Attendance 11,200[2]
Venue KeyArena
City Seattle, Washington
Pay-per-view chronology
Royal Rumble (2009) No Way Out (2009) WrestleMania XXV
No Way Out chronology
No Way Out (2008) No Way Out (2009) No Way Out (2012)

No Way Out (2009) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and was presented by AT&T. It took place on February 15, 2009, at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.[3] It was the eleventh event under the No Way Out name and featured talent from the Raw, SmackDown and ECW brands.[4] Five matches were held on the event's card.

The main event on the Raw brand was an Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Edge won the match after last eliminating Rey Mysterio. The predominant match on the SmackDown brand was an Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship, in which Triple H won after last eliminating The Undertaker. The primary match on the ECW brand was for the ECW Championship between Jack Swagger and Finlay, which Swagger won. The undercard also featured two more matches from the Raw brand. The first was a No Holds Barred match between Randy Orton and Shane McMahon, which Orton won. The second match saw Shawn Michaels defeat John "Bradshaw" Layfield in a standard one-on-one match.

Reception[edit]

No Way Out was generally well received by critics. The Sun in their review noted that the unpredictability, shocks and top-notch wrestling overshadowed the few minor missteps of the evening, such as Vladimir Kozlov's stiff wrestling and the relative unimportance of the Orton/McMahon and Swagger/Finlay matches, criticizing the quality of both. Overall however, they awarded the event 8 out of 10, heaping praise on the use of Edge and his character.[5]

The event had 272,000 buys, down on the No Way Out 2008 figure of 329,000 buys.[6]

Results[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times[2]
1D Melina (c) defeated Beth Phoenix[7] Singles match for the WWE Women's Championship Unknown
2 Triple H defeated Edge (c), The Undertaker, Big Show, Jeff Hardy, and Vladimir Kozlov[8] Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship 35:55
3 Randy Orton defeated Shane McMahon[9] No Holds Barred match 18:16
4 Jack Swagger (c) defeated Finlay (with Hornswoggle)[10] Singles match for the ECW Championship 07:53
5 Shawn Michaels defeated John "Bradshaw" Layfield[11] Singles match 13:17
6 Edge defeated John Cena (c), Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Mike Knox, and Kane[12] Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship 29:46
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • D – indicates the match was a dark match
^ Before the Raw Elimination Chamber match began, Edge attacked Kofi Kingston and replaced him in the match.

Elimination Chamber entrances and eliminations (SmackDown)[edit]

Eliminated Wrestler Entered Eliminated by Method of elimination Time[2]
1 Edge 1 Hardy Pinned with a cradle 02:59
2 Vladimir Kozlov 3 The Undertaker Pinned after The Last Ride 22:57
3 Big Show 4 Triple H Pinned after a Swanton Bomb from Jeff Hardy from the top of a pod. 26:09
4 Jeff Hardy 2 The Undertaker Pinned after a Tombstone Piledriver 28:28
5 Undertaker 6 Triple H Pinned after a Pedigree 35:55
Winner Triple H 5 N/A N/A N/A

Elimination Chamber entrances and eliminations (Raw)[edit]

Eliminated Wrestler Entered Eliminated by Method of elimination Time[2]
1 Kane 3 Mysterio Pinned after a seated senton from the top of a pod 09:37
2 Mike Knox 4 Jericho Pinned after a Codebreaker 14:42
3 John Cena 6 Edge Pinned after a Spear 22:22
4 Chris Jericho 2 Mysterio Pinned when Mysterio reversed The Walls of Jericho 23:54
5 Rey Mysterio 1 Edge Pinned after a Spear 29:46
Winner Edge 5 N/A N/A N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saliva provides No Way Out theme". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-02-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d "No Way Out 2009". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  3. ^ "WWE Presents No Way Out". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-10-24. 
  4. ^ "WWE Pay-Per-Views To Follow WrestleMania Formula". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 
  5. ^ "No Way Out gets an extra Edge". The Sun (London). 2009-02-17. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  6. ^ "WWE Reports 2009 First Quarter Results" (PDF). World Wrestling Entertainment. 2009-05-07. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  7. ^ Martin, Adam. "Dark match result at No Way Out". WrestleView. Retrieved 2009-02-16. 
  8. ^ Passero, Mitch. "Results: Regaining the throne". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  9. ^ Sitterson, Aubrey. "Results: Legacy of Brutality". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  10. ^ Burdick, Michael. "Results: Saving face". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  11. ^ Vermillion, James. "Results: Sweet Chin Music to our ears". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 
  12. ^ Tello, Craig. "Results: Gold way out". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-02-15. 

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