WWE Elimination Chamber recap: Winner takes all mega main-even set for WrestleMania 38

WWE Elimination Chamber is in the books and further sets up the WrestleMania 38 card. Check out the recap here.

Brock Lesnar at the end of the WWE Elimination Chamber match. (Image: WWE)
By Shayne Dias | Feb 20, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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.

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.

EST the next in line again

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.

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.

WWE Elimination Chamber – best of the rest

  • Ronda Rousey and Naomi beat Sonya Deville and Charlotte Flair in a decent tag match. Rousey wrestled with one arm behind her back but still tapped out Deville.
  • Roman Reigns beat Goldberg to retain the Universal championship. The finish was a decent one, with Reigns catching Goldberg mid-spear and locking in a guillotine choke, resulting in the WCW legend passing out. Other than that? The match was fine for what it was.
  • Rey Mysterio beat The Miz in the pre-show match. This normally doesn’t get covered in recaps, but there was one noteworthy thing that happened after the match. Miz teased getting himself a tag team partner of his own to face The Mysterios. Wonder who that could be…?
  • Drew McIntyre beat Madcap Moss in a Falls Count Anywhere match. He overcame the expected two-on-one handicap, given Happy Corbin was only too happy to intervene.
  • Becky Lynch defeated Lita to retain the RAW women’s championship. Lita looked decent enough so expect her to stick around for more matches.
  • The Usos vs The Viking Raiders never happened due to the former beating down on the latter.

Grade: C