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WWE Elimination Chamber
« on: February 16, 2019, 10:43:55 AM »


P   Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Akira Tozawa    for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship


1 Nia Jax and Tamina vs. The Riott Squad  vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. The IIconics  vs. Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. Naomi and Carmella    Elimination Chamber match for the inaugural WWE Women's Tag Team Championship
2 The Miz and Shane McMahon (c) vs. The Usos  for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
3 Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton vs. Samoa Joe vs. Kofi Kingston   Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship
4 Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Ruby Riott    for the WWE Raw Women's Championship
5 Bobby Lashley (c) and Lio Rush vs. Finn Bálor   Handicap match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
6 Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin   No Disqualification match

No idea on the card order or if they'll toss anything else on the preshow. Any thoughts on winners or losers? Should Bryan keep the belt straight through to Mania and who should he fight at Mania?

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 02:00:34 PM »
He should just face all three members of New Day in a 2 out of 3 Falls match.  A month of absurdly confident Bryan quietly becoming paranoid about not knowing which order New Day will challenge him sounds too entertaining.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 02:04:26 PM »
Daniel cutting promos about how incredibly wasteful New Day is with food would have me rolling.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 02:07:20 PM »
This is happening tomorrow? Shit.

I guess Bryan vs Ali at Mania. Based on nothing. Otherwise just Bryan/Joe/Styles in some threeway that will be nowhere near as good as it should be.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 02:10:37 PM »
Daniel cutting promos about how incredibly wasteful New Day is with food would have me rolling.

Only if it culminates with New Day driving a vehicle of some kind and spraying hot syrup or honey at Bryan.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2019, 02:22:05 PM »
Big E dressed as a giant honey bear would have to happen.

Actually fuck my Ali prediction. I want Rey and I want Bryan to hate how he gets his salsa from New York city.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 02:30:50 PM »
Big E dressed as a giant honey bear would have to happen.

Actually fuck my Ali prediction. I want Rey and I want Bryan to hate how he gets his salsa from New York city.

Bryan can put over how he’s an authentic Mexican hero since he married Brie Bella and Rey is a disgrace to his heritage who doesn’t even like chalupas. 

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 01:20:10 AM »
Aside from the two Chamber matches and the McMiz match, I didn't even know what this card was.

I do think Bryan retains, and probably at Mania too.  There just isn't anyone to take the title from him right now.  Not a serious contender anyways.  For Wrestlemania, Cena would be the obvious choice, but that would involve Cena actually being at Mania and agreeing to be in such a high profile match.  I'm not exactly counting on that.  I thought I read that he was filming into April.  Rey/Bryan could be interesting and Rey is not on this card which means they could be trying to keep the matchup fresh.  I suppose they could finally pull the trigger on Kofi and New Day is pretty much the exact opposite of what Bryan's character stands for these days, so it would make sense from a storyline standpoint.  With Rowan around, Bray Wyatt challenging Bryan is another option.

Anyways, nothing big happens here.  Bryan retains, McMiz retains, Tamina/Nia Jax win the Women's Chamber, Ronda retains, and Murphy retains.  The only one I'm not sure of is the IC Title match.  They could throw Finn a bone and give him the IC Title since he's one of the few remaining over faces on RAW.  Or they could move him to Smackdown after Mania where Bryan needs fresh opponents.  Perhaps it is wishful thinking, but I do think they have something in mind for Balor with what seems like half the roster getting hurt or wanting to jump ship.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2019, 01:54:27 AM »
I feel like my thoughts line up pretty closely with Kahran.  This Kofi/New Day thing is one again where I am excited at the possibility but know the likelihood is low.  I just really have wanted Kofi to get a run since 2009 but now probably isn’t the time...

My other curiousity point is if any of the people involved in the news this week get squashed.  I assumed Jimmy would eat the pin from Shane following his brush up but now that Carmella is involved in the Graves drama, I wonder if the fact her and Naomi are a team means they get squashed upon entry or less likely, storyline attacked and replaced by a surprise team.
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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2019, 02:27:52 AM »
Anyone else here who's never cared much for, or really anticipated the EC gimmick? I take that back, I cared before HHH beat Goldberg, never really since.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2019, 02:46:51 AM »
I am indifferent to the Chamber.  Haven't been excited for one in a while but I think the last one I was excited for was more for the participants than the gimmick.  Like, I always like the years they throw in guys who wouldn't normally get title shots.

I felt bad because when I went to Takeover, I was talking to a guy who travels for a lot of shows and he was saying he needs to see a Chamber live.  He seemed kinda disappointed when I told him it was a letdown to me.  Granted, the Chamber I saw live was that Goldberg/HHH one which was the second one ever.  From my floor seats I remember difficulty seeing.  I think they have reworked the Chamber so it is better but I know they still have stuff that is hard for the live audience to see like when they re-ran the Punjabi Prison a few years ago, so it may not still be that live audience friendly,
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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2019, 03:41:09 AM »
I've never been the biggest fan of Kofi as a singles worker, but I will say I'm rooting for him to at least get a month long title run. His work in The New Day has revitalized him and he was terrific in that gauntlet.

I like the Chamber for the most part. There's been some stinkers, but as long as there's good workers in the match it can be entertaining. It is a baffling decision to not have the best worker that knows how to have a great Elimination Chamber match in the match. Rey Mysterio's Chamber matches in 09 and 11 were awesome and he'd be a better fit to this match than Orton or even Jeff Hardy.

This is a pretty weak card overall. I remember they did a men's tag Elimination Chamber a couple of years ago that was a mess. I think there's too many people in the Chamber for the women's one to not be a clusterfuck. Men's chamber and Rousey/Ruby should be good. Rest of the card looks blah.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2019, 03:47:49 AM »
If it was just modified Wargames rules, where no one can be officially eliminated until everyone is out of the pods, it'd be much better.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2019, 04:49:38 AM »
This is a pretty weak card overall. I remember they did a men's tag Elimination Chamber a couple of years ago that was a mess. I think there's too many people in the Chamber for the women's one to not be a clusterfuck. Men's chamber and Rousey/Ruby should be good. Rest of the card looks blah.

People forget about that tag chamber because it was on the same show that had likely the worst Chamber match of all-time in the Intercontinental Title Chamber that Ryback won after Bryan had to vacate the belt.

The tag chamber was kinda car crashy entertaining in seeing them jam some of the teams in the Chamber and the "hijinx" because I feel like all three New Day were in there together being heels at the time and they may have included Torito in the Chamber with Los Matadores.
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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2019, 04:57:36 AM »
This is a pretty weak card overall. I remember they did a men's tag Elimination Chamber a couple of years ago that was a mess. I think there's too many people in the Chamber for the women's one to not be a clusterfuck. Men's chamber and Rousey/Ruby should be good. Rest of the card looks blah.

People forget about that tag chamber because it was on the same show that had likely the worst Chamber match of all-time in the Intercontinental Title Chamber that Ryback won after Bryan had to vacate the belt.

The tag chamber was kinda car crashy entertaining in seeing them jam some of the teams in the Chamber and the "hijinx" because I feel like all three New Day were in there together being heels at the time and they may have included Torito in the Chamber with Los Matadores.

I think the tag chamber had Kalisto get on top of the chamber pod and freeze up for two minutes before finally climbing to the top of the chamber and doing an underwhelming spot. Both chambers were shit that year. The men's one was awful, but had such a bad lineup that I couldn't see it being good.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2019, 08:15:22 AM »
That was the Elimination Chamber 2015, which was announced like a month before and was in late May/early June deadzone after WrestleMania feuds have all died off but before you can really start building towards SummerSlam. Singles one was for vacant IC Title and I really only remember it for Daniel Bryan having to pretend to be psyched for Ryback.

This is 2 match show but I think every EC PPV has been like 2 match show. So has every non Big 4 PPV though.

I'm really curious to see what happens in the men's match. Lot of cool directions they could go in. Ronda Rousey/Ruby Riott (that's fun to say) could be good if given time. I agree with everyone who thinks that there's no way that the women's tag EC isn't a clusterfuck. Seems odd that they wouldn't just do a tourney to determine the champs and have it end at WrestleMania.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2019, 08:31:18 AM »
Not sure how reliable the source is, but rumor has there had been some shuffling of the match order for tonight

https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/exclusives/exclusive-backstage-news-wwe-s-indecisive-elimination-chamber-main-event

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2019, 09:53:13 AM »
i like buddy a lot and keeping the belt on him til mania is a fair reward for the work hes been doing this year but i cant help but be sad when tozawa loses

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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2019, 10:40:26 AM »
Boo, Iiconics gone.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2019, 10:41:16 AM »
I'm sorry, but can we stop dragging Beth Phoenix out there?  Commentary is not her forte and they already have a woman at the table.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2019, 10:53:51 AM »
Well there was a damn good Chamber match. Glad the match with the most possibilities delivered!

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2019, 10:57:49 AM »
Beth breaking down and crying at the end more than justifed her being there. It also meant that Corey was almost dead silent most of the match. Fantastic Chamber.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2019, 11:00:55 AM »
I'm still adjusting to Miz actually being a nice guy.  Kinda like seeing Montana in a Chiefs jersey.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2019, 11:05:33 AM »
The IIconics were fucking incredible in that Chamber match.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2019, 11:10:27 AM »
I'm still adjusting to Miz actually being a nice guy.  Kinda like seeing Montana in a Chiefs jersey.

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They are stringing out the Miz and Shane are legit friends and good hearted family men portion of their WrestleMania storyline way longer than I expected. I'm guessing to make their dissolution more devastating but Shane and Miz being BFFs feels like seeing your teacher at the grocery store or something.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2019, 11:16:36 AM »
No lie, the fact that Shane can still do that elbow is impressive; I keep waiting for him to pull a Foley at Mania 2000 and fall like three feet short.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2019, 11:23:10 AM »
really fun tag match and good angle. Show's been really good so far. Don't think they can keep it up through BOB's and Corbin's matches but there's still some good stuff.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2019, 11:42:39 AM »
I would've put Strowman/Corbin after the Women's Chamber match, but as long as I'm entertained, whatever.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2019, 11:49:37 AM »
Soooo....not only is Becky like Austin, but also Bret with this whole "Becky suspended Becky..not Vince.."

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2019, 11:52:31 AM »
If the crowd gave Ruby Riott one thousandth of a percent chance of winning she'd be the default face out there with Charlotte and Rousey.

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« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2019, 11:56:26 AM »
Fucking hell, Ruby Riott was almost less than an afterthought there.

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« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2019, 12:05:40 PM »
I’m digging rhonda in shield/Sonya blade gear. Keep that look around.

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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2019, 12:07:14 PM »
What was the point of even involving Ruby Riott? I didn't expect the match to be super competitive but I expected her to get some offense in.

If that was gonna be the match, they should've just had a Charlotte-Ronda contract signing.

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« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2019, 12:08:16 PM »
Anyone else here who's never cared much for, or really anticipated the EC gimmick? I take that back, I cared before HHH beat Goldberg, never really since.

I actually like the gimmick.  I bought the DVD Set that came out in the pre-Network days that had all of the chamber matches to that time.  There are a few very good ones there.  The Goldberg one really sucked though.  We agree about that.

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« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2019, 12:09:47 PM »
There's been more than a few crummy Elimination Chambers so it's not like the Rumble where it's guaranteed fun but the good outweigh the bad enough that I generally anticipate them.

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« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2019, 12:16:24 PM »
I don't know why WWE has made it their goal to make sure nobody gives a shit about Braun Strowman, but they're succeeding at it.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2019, 12:35:16 PM »
Anyone else here who's never cared much for, or really anticipated the EC gimmick? I take that back, I cared before HHH beat Goldberg, never really since.

I actually like the gimmick.  I bought the DVD Set that came out in the pre-Network days that had all of the chamber matches to that time.  There are a few very good ones there.  The Goldberg one really sucked though.  We agree about that.

I also have that DVD set now that I think about it. They didn't feel as watered down back when the set came out even though they'd be doing two a year for a while. 2009(?) with the two Edge ones is just so good. Poor Kofi, though.
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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2019, 12:42:54 PM »
Anyone else here who's never cared much for, or really anticipated the EC gimmick? I take that back, I cared before HHH beat Goldberg, never really since.

I actually like the gimmick.  I bought the DVD Set that came out in the pre-Network days that had all of the chamber matches to that time.  There are a few very good ones there.  The Goldberg one really sucked though.  We agree about that.

I also have that DVD set now that I think about it. They didn't feel as watered down back when the set came out even though they'd be doing two a year for a while. 2009(?) with the two Edge ones is just so good. Poor Kofi, though.

Edge had a really good one that came out after the set too where it came down to him and Rey Mysterio.  I also really liked the one with him in it where the belt was held up after he and Benoit "won" the belt at the same time.  It seems Edge being in a Chamber was a sign it would be a good one.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2019, 12:43:17 PM »
I can’t get enough of the eco friendly stuff on the title match graphic and DB tron. Well done wwe.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2019, 01:01:08 PM »
DO IT KOFI!

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2019, 01:13:50 PM »
That was an amazing finishing sequence.  Both Chamber matches were damn good.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2019, 01:18:11 PM »
That was an amazing match, but that was also very literally the worst booking decision WWE has made in at least a decade. Maybe longer.


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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2019, 01:19:34 PM »
HUGE mistake having Kofi lose. They haven't had a crowd that desperate for someone to win in years. Smackdown needs the ratings boost and it would have freshened New Day up. If it didn't help the ratings for long than have him lose it at Mania.

The show was better than expected because both chambers overdelievered but really sad Kofi lost.

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« Reply #43 on: February 17, 2019, 01:21:06 PM »
That was an amazing match, but that was also very literally the worst booking decision WWE has made in at least a decade. Maybe longer.

Royal Rumble 2014?

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« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2019, 01:23:10 PM »
HUGE mistake having Kofi lose. They haven't had a crowd that desperate for someone to win in years. Smackdown needs the ratings boost and it would have freshened New Day up. If it didn't help the ratings for long than have him lose it at Mania.

The show was better than expected because both chambers overdelievered but really sad Kofi lost.

Reminded me exactly of when they had Goldberg lose the Chamber match at SummerSlam 2003. The crowd was going insane for him but WWE chose to have Triple H retain.

When Goldberg won the title a month later at Unforgiven, it was anti-climactic. SummerSlam was the time to pull the trigger. I worry that if they decide to do Bryan vs Kofi at WrestleMania that it would end up suffering from the same problem....especially when it would get thrown in the middle of a six hour card in front of an already exhausted crowd.

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« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2019, 01:23:28 PM »
Kofi could have got a token title run here and dropped it back on smackdown via Rowan.  I was rooting for him after the submission. Saw the writing on the wall when I saw he was going for a high spot.

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« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2019, 01:24:02 PM »
That match is the most I've ever rooted against Daniel Bryan

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« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2019, 01:24:12 PM »
HUGE mistake having Kofi lose. They haven't had a crowd that desperate for someone to win in years. Smackdown needs the ratings boost and it would have freshened New Day up. If it didn't help the ratings for long than have him lose it at Mania.

The show was better than expected because both chambers overdelievered but really sad Kofi lost.

Reminded me exactly of when they had Goldberg lose the Chamber match at SummerSlam 2003. The crowd was going insane for him but WWE chose to have Triple H retain.

When Goldberg won the title a month later at Unforgiven, it was anti-climactic. SummerSlam was the time to pull the trigger. I worry that if they decide to do Bryan vs Kofi at WrestleMania that it would end up suffering from the same problem....especially when it would get thrown in the middle of a six hour card in front of an already exhausted crowd.

He wasn’t ready #mcmahonlogic.  And don’t forget hhh was fucking hurt and still won the damn thing.

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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2019, 01:26:31 PM »
That was an amazing match, but that was also very literally the worst booking decision WWE has made in at least a decade. Maybe longer.

Royal Rumble 2014?

Worse because business was in a better state then. The Smackdown live crowds are in the fucking toilet. The ratings are dogshit. The New Day are the only drawing card on Smackdown that gets younger people and their parents into the building, they are also reliant on a fanbase made up of minorities that is disproportionate to the population of the country. It is also Black History Month. The New Day are also the only guys on the entire roster to stay consistently over for four years even though they got buried by a group of old men after their first year. This was totally idiotic.


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Re: WWE Elimination Chamber
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2019, 01:26:46 PM »
There's literally another PPV in like two weeks or something that they could have had Kofi drop the belt back at.

Please note this is also basically what I wanted to happen to Jeff Hardy when he had the ladder match with Taker. Win that match and then drop it soon after because it would have MADE Jeff in similar fashion to Edge's first MITB cash-in. Sure he lost like three weeks later but he was essentially a made man. 
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