WWE Elimination Chamber was the final stop on the road to WrestleMania 36. The event planted the seeds for some of the biggest rivalries that fans will see at the show of shows.
The card was underwhelming overall. It did feature some marquee matches, including the Women’s Elimination Chamber match that determined a new No. 1 contender for Becky Lynch’s Raw Women’s Championship.
Shayna Baszler Will Challenge Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 36
The outcome of the Women’s Elimination Chamber match seemed to be one of the more obvious in recent WWE history.
Shayna Baszler was the overwhelming favorite to win the match. There were long-running reports that she was slated to face Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 36 and WWE had already spent a lot of time and effort building up the feud between her and Lynch.
The widespread belief was that this match was going to be an opportunity for Shayna Baszler to show how dominant she is. Vince McMahon didn’t like the reaction she got at last Monday’s episode of Raw but she has many supporters backstage. That’s why she eliminated her five opponents in the match. Now we will get Lynch against Baszler for the Raw Women’s Championship.
Undertaker Costs AJ Styles His Match With Aleister Black
AJ Styles had a one-on-one match against Aleister Black on Raw. Styles changed the rules before it started and said that Black had to beat Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows in order to fight him.
Black somehow beat them but then Anderson and Gallows hit the Magic Killer on Black before he faced Styles. The No Disqualification match on Sunday favored Styles. Anderson and Gallows got involved but The Undertaker appeared as well and cost Styles the match, which helped build their WrestleMania 36 match.
John Cena vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt spent months dominating opponents before losing the WWE Universal Championship against Goldberg at WWE Super ShowDown. The timing of Wyatt’s first pinfall loss as “The Fiend” was questionable to say the least. Fans wanted Wyatt to go to WrestleMania as a dominant champion and his loss was huge step backward for him.
Wyatt destroyed Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, The Miz and Daniel Bryan and he attacked many WWE legends and personalities, erasing memories of the years he spent losing all his feuds. The loss that started that trend took place at WrestleMania 30 against John Cena. Giving “The Fiend” the chance to right a wrong for Wyatt was a very smart decision and this match can help him get back his credibility.