Superstars from Raw and SmackDown might be confined inside considered one of WWE’s most bodily demanding constructions on Saturday, Feb. 18. WWE will erect the Elimination Chamber in entrance of what needs to be a raucous Montreal crowd for his or her remaining main present earlier than WrestleMania 39.
Two Elimination Chamber matches have been introduced for the annual occasion. United States champion Austin Theory will defend his title in opposition to acquainted foes, reminiscent of Seth Rollins, and new nemeses like Bronson Reed. The winner of the opposite Elimination Chamber match will decide who will problem Raw girls’s champion Bianca Belair on the grandest stage. Raquel Rodriguez, Asuka, Liv Morgan and Nikki Kross have all been confirmed as contenders.
A protracted-awaited undisputed WWE common championship match between Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn can be anticipated to happen in Zayn’s hometown. The supremely entertaining rise of Zayn by way of the ranks of The Bloodline hit its dramatic fall on the Royal Rumble. Tasked with an almost not possible determination, Zayn sided with estranged greatest buddy Kevin Owens over Reigns and the household.
Plus, a showdown between Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley can be set for the cardboard. The pair have confronted one another twice in singles matches, splitting the conferences, although Lashley has gotten the higher of a number of brawls in addition to eliminating Lesnar from January’s Royal Rumble match.
Take a glance beneath on the confirmed and predicted matches for the 2023 Elimination Chamber. Check again for updates and predictions.
2023 WWE Elimination Chamber matches
Undisputed WWE Universal championship — Roman Reigns (c) vs. Sami Zayn: The wheels have been lastly set in movement for a long-anticipated match between Reigns and Zayn when Zayn struck Reigns with a chair at Royal Rumble. The Bloodline’s adoption of “Honorary Uce” Zayn is likely one of the greatest storylines WWE has produced in a very long time. At the Rumble, Reigns demanded that Zayn blast estranged greatest buddy Owens with a chair shot to the pinnacle. Unable to ship a career-ending blow, Zayn as a substitute struck Reigns with the chair. Zayn made it clear he was now gunning for Reigns and his titles however acquired a beat-down from Reigns, who stated he’d give Zayn the match in entrance of Zayn’s household in Montreal.
United States championship — Austin Theory (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Bronson Reed vs. Damian Priest vs. Montez Ford (Elimination Chamber match): It was introduced on the Jan. 30 episode of Monday Night Raw that Theory will defend his U.S. championship contained in the Elimination Chamber. Qualifier matches occurred over the following few weeks, placing many acquainted names within the combine. Ford is an particularly fascinating darkish horse candidate to take the title however a lot of the eye might be on the standing rivalry between Theory and Rollins because the match unfolds.
Raquel Rodriguez vs. Nikki Kross vs. Liv Morgan vs. Asuka vs. Natalya vs. Carmella (Elimination Chamber match): Rhea Ripley, the ladies’s Royal Rumble winner, revealed that she would problem for the SmackDown girls’s championship. Authority determine Adam Pearce subsequently introduced that Belair would defend the Raw girls’s championship at WrestleMania 39 in opposition to the winner of a No. 1 contender’s Elimination Chamber match. The 4 runner-ups from the Rumble match — Rodriguez, Morgan, Asuka and Kross — have been chosen as the primary 4 contributors within the Elimination Chamber. Natalya and Carmella gained their manner into the match through qualifiers.
Edge & Beth Phoenix vs. Finn Balor & Rhea Ripley: Ripley delivered a Con-Chair-To to Phoenix final yr, forcing Edge to say “I give up” and lose a match to Balor. Payback has been lengthy in coming however seems as if it is going to lastly occur at Elimination Chamber. Phoenix has twice speared Ripley — who might be difficult Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown girls’s title at WrestleMania — and she or he and Edge laid out the problem for the match on Raw, with Balor accepting.
Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley: Lesnar and Lashley are cut up 1-1 of their collection. Lashley gained their first assembly on the 2022 Royal Rumble and Lesnar evened the rating at Crown Jewel in November. An irate Lashley laid out Lesnar following their sophomore encounter. Lesnar reignited the feud within the lead-up to this yr’s Rumble match and the pair have been at odds since. Lesnar attacked Lashley a number of occasions on Raw; in the meantime, Lashley eradicated the previous UFC champion from the 2023 males’s Royal Rumble match. The two plan on concluding their trilogy at Elimination Chamber.
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