WWE Elimination Chamber dwell outcomes: Reigns, Belair punch their tickets to WrestleMania 38
WWE Elimination Chamber 2022 is the final main cease on the highway to WrestleMania 38 and with simply two matches set in stone for AT&T Stadium firstly of April, Saturday should go a good distance in shaping that card.
Each Elimination Chamber matches appear tailored to do this. The brand new No. 1 contender for the Uncooked girls’s championship will likely be decided within the girls’s Chamber match, and whereas Becky Lynch may even put her title on the road — towards Corridor of Famer Lita — Lynch’s victory appears all however sure.
The boys’s Elimination Chamber match, with Bobby Lashley’s WWE championship on the road towards 5 challengers, will likely be equally impactful. Whereas it may go a couple of other ways, six-time WWE champion Brock Lesnar, who already has a Common Championship match towards Roman Reigns set for WrestleMania after successful the boys’s Royal Rumble, may win this and make it a world title vs. world title match.
Talking of Reigns, he bought his long-awaited shot at Goldberg in a Common Championship protection at Elimination Chamber, and put away the corridor of famer to retain his belt. Ronda Rousey’s first customary match in nearly three years will likely be a tag workforce contest, pairing her with Naomi towards Rousey’s WrestleMania opponent, SmackDown girls’s champion Charlotte Flair, and Sonya Deville.
Comply with alongside as we recap each match because it occurs in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Belair survives and advances to WrestleMania
One 12 months after defeating Sasha Banks for the SmackDown girls’s championship in one of many principal occasions at WrestleMania 37, Bianca Belair will vie for the Uncooked girls’s championship after pinning Alexa Bliss to win the ladies’s Elimination Chamber match on Saturday.
What can we anticipate from Belair vs. Becky Lynch in Dallas? Extra to comply with as we replace this file dwell.
Reigns formally punches his WrestleMania ticket
The result of Roman Reigns vs. Goldberg gave the impression to be as foregone a conclusion as any match throughout Reigns’ 534 days (and counting) lengthy reign as Common champion.
However that does not imply there weren’t a couple of surprises alongside the way in which.
The group in Jeddah wholeheartedly bought into their “Goldberg” chants throughout his entrance and heartily cheered for the 55-year-old as an alternative of acknowledging Reigns, the dominant champion. Goldberg even beat Reigns to the spear, a signature maneuver for each. However as he went for a jackhammer, Reigns shook it off and grabbed the momentum along with his patented superman punch. However as he lined up his personal spear, Goldberg bought him once more, with a second spear of his personal.
However as soon as once more, Reigns shook off a jackhammer try and locked on a guillotine choke. Goldberg tried to battle out, supporting all of Reigns’ physique weight within the course of, and even driving Reigns into the nook to attempt to knock him off. However Reigns did not let go, and finally Goldberg went unconscious — formally locking Reigns in for WrestleMania.
What’s subsequent: Reigns will face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38. Solely two questions stay: which night time they will headline and whether or not or not it’s going to be a title vs. title match. I will exit on a limb and say that Lesnar will not win the boys’s Elimination Chamber match later within the night time. As for Goldberg, he may both present up for a showcase WrestleMania match or on a serious present later within the 12 months, however I might set the chances at rather less than 50/50 he’ll be on the cardboard in Dallas.
Miz and Rey Mysterio set the tone, and Dominik exhibits his darkish aspect
The match between Rey Mysterio and The Miz got here along with little fanfare, simply days earlier than the present, they usually got the unenviable job of main off the kickoff present. It will have been straightforward for each veterans to mail in an effort underneath the circumstances, Miz and Mysterio bought the group riled up with a easy, old-school match that checked all of the bins whereas additionally laying the groundwork for the long run.
Essentially the most fascinating factor is how Mysterio’s son, Dominik, factored in. With Miz’s spouse Maryse absent from ringside and unable to lean on some underhanded ways to assist Miz, Dominik did that work on Rey’s behalf. At a number of factors throughout the match, Dominik bent the principles and both distracted or bodily interacted with The Miz, culminating with Miz framing Dominik with a phantom chair shot, ala Eddie Guerrero. The following chaos was Miz’s undoing, although, as Rey rolled Miz up for a pinfall victory.
Unhappy with the result, Miz attacked Rey post-match, and Dominik returned to save lots of his dad. Miz obtained a pair of 619s and frog splashes as his comeuppance.
What’s subsequent: With Rey as the duvet athlete for the upcoming WWE2K online game launch, it appears as if he’d be in line for a big WrestleMania match. And what could possibly be an even bigger match than father vs. son at WrestleMania? The timeline could possibly be tight, however Dominik’s continued flexibility with the principles could possibly be a prerequisite for turning in direction of the darkish aspect.
Nonetheless to come back from Elimation Chamber 2022