WWE Elimination Chamber is officially in the books, and it’s been a successful outing for the most part.
The company’s second premium live event of the year featured great in-ring action in front of a massive audience. The Bell Center provided an excellent live atmosphere for one of the most anticipated showdowns of 2023.
Now all roads lead to Sofi Stadium, the destination of WrestleMania 39. We already know that Cody Rhodes will face Roman Reigns in the main event of the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Rhea Ripley also challenged Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Title.
Of course, the result of last night’s opening game will also influence the upcoming event. Asuka became the first woman to win a match between Elimination Chamber and Royal Rumble. As such, The Empress of Tomorrow takes on Bianca Belair in The Showcase of Immortals.
These are three more Elimination Chamber results that will have significant implications for WWE’s return to Hollywood.
Bobby Lashley isn’t done with Brock Lesnar yet
Most fans expected Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar to end their years-long feud in Elimination Chamber.
WWE even teased Bray Wyatt as the match winner’s opponent on the latest episode of SmackDown. Instead, the third edition of this matchup ended similarly to the last one, with The Beast Incarnate surviving to fight another day.
Lashley surprisingly withstood two F5s. After that, he held the hurt lock and the win until Lesnar pinned him with a low punch to force a disqualification.
That was a bit of a head scratcher. History would suggest the two-time WWE Champion has Lesnar’s number, but he narrowly escaped again. Surely that means he’ll finally defeat his greatest rival under the bright lights of WrestleMania, right?
Granted, this was a fun feud and a dream match for Lashley. So stretching the feud and ending it on the biggest stage of them all isn’t a bad idea.
Logan Paul is Seth Rollins’ WrestleMania opponent
WWE sowed the seeds for Seth Rollins vs. Logan Paul during the Men’s Royal Rumble Match.
Paul interfered as The Visionary tried to finally beat Cody Rhodes and earn a rematch against Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 39. Then the surprise contestant eliminated him and taunted him on the way out to give a good measure.
If that wasn’t enough to tell you these two have blood, Rollins made a rant about the YouTuber on Instagram live and during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show. Apparently, the 27-year-old didn’t appreciate what he was saying and decided to do something about it.
In the Elimination Chamber, Paul, taking advantage of the excitement surrounding Montez Ford’s exit from the ring, attacked Rollins and cost him the United States Championship. This development will definitely add fuel to the fire under this seething story.
The Ultimate Influencer put on an outstanding performance against The Tribal Chief at Crown Jewel last year. The marquee matchup will give him another chance to make headlines against one of the best in-ring performers on the roster.
Sami Zayn’s road to WrestleMania
Sami Zayn is undoubtedly more popular than ever. It was great to see him get such an incredible reaction in his hometown ahead of the biggest game of his career.
The Elimination Chamber main event hit all the right notes, but unfortunately The Great Liberator fell short last night. It was a disappointing result for many fans, but this isn’t the end of his story.
Zayn didn’t pull off a picture-perfect win against The Head of Table last night. However, the plays are poised for a confrontation with the Usos at WrestleMania 39 as the undisputed tag team champions played a part in his defeat.
Jimmy jumped the Canadian wrestler from behind, almost costing him the match. Meanwhile, Jey is still conflicted, but he hesitated long enough to inadvertently help his cousin retain the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
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After that, Kevin Owens returned to rescue his longtime friend and give Montreal audiences a semblance of a happy ending. The two aren’t ready to reconcile after the events of Survivor Series, but their reunion will be epic.
If you need another clue that they’ll eventually team up again, check out Zayn’s change to his gear and his new Titantron. The use of gray electrical tape definitely points to a reconciliation with his best friend to contend for the tag titles.
Some might see this as a demotion for him, but this is the logical ending to this story. Zayn desperately wanted to be a part of the Bloodline, but he was looking for the acceptance he already had from his hometown, real family, and best friend.