Elimination Chamber was the final stop for WWE on the Road to WrestleMania, and it provided us with some big moments and some matches made for Mania itself.
The main attraction was the women’s Elimination Chamber match, which saw six females fight for the right to take on Becky Lynch in Tampa on April 5.
And as expected, that person will be Shayna Baszler.
Natalya and Ruby Riott started the match and were joined by Sarah Logan, but once Baszler entered the match at number four, things quickly started to change and superstars started to get eliminated one-by-one.
Logan was the first to be taken out by Shayna’s Kirifuda Clutch, followed by Riott, and then after almost murdering Natalya with the door of one of the Chamber pods, Baszler then made the Canadian submit.
Liv Morgan also had a grizzly ending once she entered, and that left Shayna with a final showdown with the fearsome Asuka, but even that wasn’t much of a test as within a few minutes, one half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions had passed out to the Clutch.
In the other Chamber match, The Miz and John Morrison outlasted five other SmackDown teams to retain their Tag Team Championships.
There were massive spots from both Lince Dorado and Otis in this match – which you can read more about HERE – but it was the champs who ended up last eliminating The Usos with a clever pinning move to make sure they head to Mania with the titles.
Another title match from the SmackDown brand saw Braun Strowman defend the Intercontinental Championship in unique circumstances – in a Handicap match against Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro.
Even with the numbers disadvantage, many expected Strowman to walk out victorious, but that wasn’t the case at all.
The numbers proved too much, as Cesaro and Nakamura hoisted up Braun for an assisted Helluva Kick, and they allowed their ‘leader’ Zayn to win his first main roster championship.
Also on the card, The Street Profits defended their newly-won Raw Tag Team Championships in a rematch against Seth Rollins and Murphy.
The outcome was much the same, with Kevin Owens providing a necessary distraction to allow Montez Ford to capture the win for himself and Dawkins, and it looks like we will get Rollins v Owens at WrestleMania.
Another match we look likely to be getting on April 5 is The Undertaker against AJ Styles, after Taker interfered in the Tuwaiq Trophy match at Super ShowDown to pin The Phenomenal One.
And The Deadman appeared yet again to cost Styles a match against Aleister Black – you can read more about that HERE.
In a match we’ve seen countless times before, Andrade defended his United States Championship against fellow Mexican Humberto Carrillo, and if you thought El Idolo would be punished for violating the Wellness Policy – you’d be mistaken.
Andrade secured yet another win via a roll-up variation which surely means Carrillo’s time as a challenger to Raw’s secondary title is over for now.
One match we’ve never seen though is Daniel Bryan v Drew Gulak, but it opened the card up and stole the entire show.
Gulak ended up passing out to the LeBell Lock, but Bryan made sure to showcase Drew’s talents to the world, and we have a feeling that the feud will rumble on for a while longer.
Shayna Baszler def. Asuka, Liv Morgan, Natalya, Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan – Elimination Chamber match
Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro def. Braun Strowman [c] – Handicap match for Intercontinental Championship
Street Profits [c] def. Seth Rollins & Murphy – Raw Tag Team Championships
Aleister Black def. AJ Styles – No Disqualification match
The Miz & John Morrison [c] def. The Usos, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode, Heavy Machinery, New Day and Lucha House Party – Elimination Chamber match for SmackDown Tag Team Championships
Andrade [c] def. Humberto Carrillo – United States Championship
Daniel Bryan def. Drew Gulak