WWE Elimination Chamber is in the books and further sets up the WrestleMania 38 card. Check out the recap here.
WWE Elimination Chamber came to fans live from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. And it wasn’t necessarily a bad show but one whose results were very strangely predictable.
On the one hand, it’s great to see WWE actually commit to something long-term and stick to it. On the other, it nullifies a pay-per-view – or premium live event – since its sole purpose is to build the next one.
In that vein, Brock Lesnar winning the WWE championship inside the Elimination Chamber match was no shock. The Beast Incarnate is always a favourite in whatever match he enters, and this was no different.
He entered and then proceeded to eliminate everyone in the match. That’s not a typo – he legitimately scored all the eliminations. And in case you were hoping for a swerve, the final two were… Lesnar and Austin Theory.
It’s a BROCK PARTY at #WWEChamber!@BrockLesnar pic.twitter.com/NUwddIcRCz
— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2022
Look, this is no knock on Theory. The guy is young and a great pro wrestler; he’s also definitely a star for the future if booked right. But he is currently booked as something of a goober trying to impress the boss.
This was only ending one way. And that was what happened when Lesnar F5-d Theory from the top of a pod and won the match.
Lesnar vs Reigns. WrestleMania 38, winner takes all belts. Believe that.
Coming into the women’s Elimination Chamber match, there were maybe three favourites to win – Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss and Rhea Ripley. In that order.
True to form, these three women were the last three standing before Belair eliminated Rhipley with a KOD. That thus left a final two wherein, truth be told, either side could pick up the win.
Bliss would eventually eat a KOD, meaning Belair is next for RAW women’s champion Becky Lynch. Truth be told, this is the best direction for them to go given the manner of Lynch’s comeback at SummerSlam.
LET’S RUN IT BACK!!!!!!!!#wrESTleMania https://t.co/TYIORLzqQd
— Bianca Belair (@BiancaBelairWWE) February 19, 2022
Other things worth noting – Doudrop’s power game remains awesome to watch, Liv Morgan continues to be in the ‘babyface who catches an unlucky break’ category and Nikki ASH… needs to ditch the tights and go back to being Nikki Cross.
All in all, this was a match worth watching and every single one of the performers did their bit and did it well.