WATCH: Riddle Captures United States Championship At WWE Elimination Chamber (VIDEO)

WWE Photos & Videos |By Matt Boone |Sun, February 21, 2021 - 9:03PM EST
Riddle Wins U.S. Title At Elimination Chamber

We have ourselves a new WWE United States Champion.

Riddle emerged victorious in the WWE United States Championship Triple-Threat Match at the WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 pay-per-view at the ThunderDome inside of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Sunday evening.

The match saw John Morrison added as a late replacement for Keith Lee, who was pulled from the bout during the day of the show. Morrison won a Fatal-4-Way Eliminator Match over Ali, Ricochet and Elias during the WWE Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show.

Featured below is a recap of the WWE U.S. Title match from the WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 PPV, courtesy of our recap here at eWrestling.com:

WWE United States Championship
Riddle vs. John Morrison vs. Bobby Lashley (c)

Now we return inside the ThunderDome inside of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL., where the familiar theme of Riddle plays as the barefoot wonder makes his way to the squared circle for our second championship contest of the evening.

As he settles into the ring, we take a visit to the commentary team of Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Samoa Joe who introduce some video highlights that explain the story leading up to tonight's match, including a recap of Morrison winning the fatal-4-way eliminator match to earn his spot in this bout during the pre-show earlier this evening.

Morrison finishes up his ring entrance after we return live and then the reigning title-holder heading into this bout, Bobby Lashley is introduced. He makes his way down to the ring accompanied by fellow member of The Hurt Business, MVP, who accompanies him while walking with crutches.

The bell sounds and we're off-and-running with our third match here on the PPV card. Early on we see Morrison fare well until Lashley fires up and clears the ring of both guys. He follows out after Morrison, whom he scoops up and sends into the steel ring post with authority. He stops to slap five with MVP, only to be bum-rushed by Riddle, who he catches at the last minute and picks up and slams with ease on the floor.

Bobby Lashley continues to run through both Morrison and Riddle like a MAC truck as he plows into Riddle in the corner of the ring, driving his shoulder into the mid-section of Riddle. Morrison and Riddle look at one another as they stand across from Lashley and quickly make an unspoken agreement to double team Lashley. They both rush in on Lashley who is ready for the team up and quickly takes both Riddle and Morrison out with big punishing offense, slamming both men down like rag dolls with ease.

Lashley with a Spear to the mid-section of Riddle as Morrison is laid out on the opposite side of the ring. A shot to the arm of Lashley by Morrison. Riddle grabs the ropes as Morrison runs towards the top rope, sending Morrison falling to the floor at ringside. Riddle follows up with a Crossbody to Lashley on the outside. Morrison and Riddle make their way back into the ring, Morrison and Riddle delivering Strikes back and forth. Morrison lifts Riddle in a Fireman's Carry, Riddle able to roll through for a quick pin attempt. Morrison kicks out. Paylay Kick by Riddle sends Morrison to the canvas.

Riddle continues on offense, tossing Morrison with a Kick attempt, Morrison rolls out of the way. Riddle follows up with a Broton that connects. Riddle gets the cover as he holds a Bridge cover on Morrison. Lashley breaks the cover. Riddle with a Kick followed by a Floating Bro as he covers Lashley, Morrison breaking the cover this time! MVP shouts from ringside asking if Morrison thought he could stop the "Almighty", Morrison finally states, "SHUT UP!" exiting the ring and grabbing a crutch from MVP. MVP shouts "he has a weapon ref!". Lashley gets The Hurt Lock on Morrison. Riddle sneaks in and strikes with the crutch followed by the Bro Dereck and gets the cover for the three count pin and win!

Winner and NEW WWE United States Champion: Riddle

Featured below are some video highlights of the WWE U.S. Championship match from the WWE Elimination Chamber PPV.

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