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WWE Elimination Chamber 2022 is the leisure predominant terminate on the motorway to WrestleMania 38 and with correct two fits space in stone for AT&T Stadium at the beginning of April, Saturday will want to switch a important distance in shaping that card.
Both Elimination Chamber fits seem tailor-made to elevate out that. The original No. 1 contender for the Raw ladies folks’s championship will ensure within the ladies folks’s Chamber match, and whereas Becky Lynch will also put her title on the motorway — against Hall of Famer Lita — Lynch’s victory appears all but decided.
The males’s Elimination Chamber match, with Bobby Lashley’s WWE championship on the motorway against five challengers, will be equally impactful. While it’ll also plug about a varied programs, six-time WWE champion Brock Lesnar, who already has a Universal Championship match against Roman Reigns space for WrestleMania after successful the males’s Royal Rumble, can also take this and make it a global title vs. world title match.
Speaking of Reigns, he purchased his prolonged-awaited shot at Goldberg in a Universal Championship defense at Elimination Chamber, and put away the corridor of famer to elevate his belt. Ronda Rousey returned in her first long-established match in almost three years with a keep crew victory with Naomi against Rousey’s WrestleMania opponent, SmackDown ladies folks’s champion Charlotte Aptitude, and Sonya Deville.
Be conscious along as we recap every match as it happens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
McIntyre continues puzzling drop in enviornment (but now not reputation) as he beats Moss
Drew McIntyre beat Brock Lesnar two years ago to take the WWE championship. Final one year, he lost a laborious-fought WWE title match against Bobby Lashley. But as every part starts to shake out for WrestleMania 38, McIntyre appears to be on a trajectory that is a miles screech from his major match credentials.
Sure, he purchased the take over Madcap Moss in their Falls Count Any place match that, for some goal, ended within the center of a wrestling ring. He even wildly swung a sword at Moss’ compatriot, Tickled Corbin, to creep Corbin from ringside. But McIntyre’s rivalry with Moss and Corbin, which is yet to be wrapped up thinking about the submit-match tensions on repeat, can now not be described as the leisure but a step backward.
Plump credit ranking to Moss, as he put on a correct sing after getting dropped at as soon as on his head and backbone within the ring in a upsetting 2d. However the rivalry obtained miniature momentum outside of a predominant reaction for the accepted McIntyre.
What’s subsequent: If this had been the final 2d of this story, it might maybe actually maybe maybe’ve been comely. But dragging out this story additional, McIntyre antagonized Corbin submit-match, all but seals McIntyre’s destiny as an afterthought on the WrestleMania 38 card. I’m now not sure if there might be ample to stretch out Corbin vs. McIntyre into April, but at this level it might maybe actually maybe maybe now not shock me if WWE tried.
Rousey’s take indirectly proved miniature
The keep crew match pitting Ronda Rousey and Naomi against Charlotte Aptitude and Sonya Deville offered a perceive into how Rousey’s conditioning and in-ring circulation looked in her first non-Rumble match since 2019. But with Rousey having her arm tied at the support of her support to stability out Deville’s “arm injury,” Ronda acquitted herself neatly in Jeddah.
Rousey, carrying her pre-UFC judo gi, indirectly picked up the victory for her crew with a one-armed armbar on Deville as Aptitude looked on apathetically. Serene, the obtain outcomes of this match indirectly didn’t give us important of what all of us wanted — extra of Rousey vs. Aptitude.
What’s subsequent: Rousey has six weeks to sing where she’s at bodily earlier than what’s taking place to be one of the most WrestleMania major events. There’s no doubting the stress or stakes Rousey and Aptitude obtain constructed and will continue to develop, but when the match is a flop, it takes the air out of the ideal-profile match WWE can carry out down the motorway: Rousey vs. Becky Lynch.
Belair space for support-to-support WrestleMania title fits
One one year after defeating Sasha Banks for the SmackDown ladies folks’s championship in one of the most principle events at WrestleMania 37, Bianca Belair will vie for the Raw ladies folks’s championship after successful the ladies folks’s Elimination Chamber match on Saturday. Belair obtained a gauntlet match on Monday to invent the coolest to enter Saturday’s match remaining after which racked up a pair of eliminations on her design to victory. Belair became the sure accepted to take of the total people within the ladies folks’s Elimination Chamber match, but all six ladies folks showed out in a showcase performance.
Liv Morgan related on a high rope sundown flip powerbomb to put off Doudrop. Alexa Bliss looked consuming in her first match since September. Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. put a bow on their rivalry. But most seriously, maybe, Ripley and Belair persisted their prolonged, uninteresting burn in direction of a future conflict as two pillars for the vogue forward for the WWE ladies folks’s division.
After leaving NXT in a an analogous window, both Ripley and Belair obtained world title fits at WrestleMania 37. And on this evening, their face-to-face moments generated sparks. They held simultaneous vertical suplexes — Ripley hoisting Bliss, Belair conserving Morgan — and tried to 1-up every varied. Belair indirectly eliminated Ripley from the match, albeit with some support as Belair clotheslined Bliss as she held Ripley in a DDT establish. But even supposing Bliss became the leisure one eliminated from the match, and Belair locked up her space for WrestleMania, Ripley exited the match with solid momentum.
What’s subsequent: Belair will face Becky Lynch at WrestleMania as soon as Lynch all but surely beats Lita later on within the evening in their title match. The rapid future for the assorted five people is normally settled within the approaching weeks earlier than WrestleMania.
Reigns formally punches his WrestleMania heed
The final end result of Roman Reigns vs. Goldberg looked as if it’d be as foregone a conclusion as any match at some level of Reigns’ 534 days (and counting) prolonged reign as Universal champion.
But that would now not mean there weren’t about a surprises along the vogue.
The crowd in Jeddah wholeheartedly purchased into their “Goldberg” chants at some level of his entrance and heartily cheered for the 55-one year-ragged rather than acknowledging Reigns, the dominant champion. Goldberg even beat Reigns to the spear, a signature maneuver for both. But as he went for a jackhammer, Reigns shook it off and grabbed the momentum along with his patented superman punch. But as he lined up his comprise spear, Goldberg purchased him again, with a 2d spear of his comprise.
But as soon as extra, Reigns shook off a jackhammer attempt and locked on a guillotine choke. Goldberg tried to wrestle out, supporting all of Reigns’ physique weight within the design, and even driving Reigns into the corner to obtain a examine to knock him off. But Reigns didn’t let plug, and indirectly Goldberg went unconscious — formally locking Reigns in for WrestleMania.
What’s subsequent: Reigns will face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38. Perfect two questions dwell: which evening they’ll headline and whether or now not it’ll be a title vs. title match. I would possibly exit on a limb and boom that Lesnar obtained’t take the males’s Elimination Chamber match later within the evening. As for Goldberg, he can also either sing up for a showcase WrestleMania match or on a predominant sing later within the one year, but I will also space the percentages at quite lower than 50/50 he’ll be on the cardboard in Dallas.
Miz and Rey Mysterio space the tone, and Dominik exhibits his darkish aspect
The match between Rey Mysterio and The Miz came in conjunction with miniature fanfare, correct days before the sing, and they had been given the unenviable process of leading off the kickoff sing. It would had been easy for both veterans to mail in an effort below the conditions, Miz and Mysterio purchased the crowd riled up with a easy, ragged-college match that checked the total boxes whereas also laying the groundwork for the prolonged bustle.
Essentially the most attention-grabbing ingredient is how Mysterio’s son, Dominik, factored in. With Miz’s wife Maryse absent from ringside and unable to lean on some underhanded tactics to support Miz, Dominik did that work on Rey’s behalf. At a lot of points at some level of the match, Dominik crooked the ideas and either distracted or bodily interacted with The Miz, culminating with Miz framing Dominik with a phantom chair shot, ala Eddie Guerrero. The following chaos became Miz’s undoing, even supposing, as Rey rolled Miz up for a pinfall victory.
Unhappy with the tip end result, Miz attacked Rey submit-match, and Dominik returned to keep his dad. Miz obtained a pair of 619s and frog splashes as his comeuppance.
What’s subsequent: With Rey as the quilt athlete for the upcoming WWE2K on-line game initiate, it appears as even supposing he’d be in line for a predominant WrestleMania match. And what on the total is a bigger match than father vs. son at WrestleMania? The timeline shall be tight, but Dominik’s persisted flexibility with the ideas on the total is a prerequisite for turning in direction of the darkish aspect.
Serene to approach from Elimation Chamber 2022
Elimination Chamber match for the WWE championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. AJ Sorts, Austin Theory, Brock Lesnar, Riddle and Seth Rollins
Raw ladies folks’s championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lita
SmackDown keep crew championships: The Usos (c) vs. Viking Raiders
Naomi and Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Aptitude and Sonya Deville
Drew McIntyre vs. Madcap Moss