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WWE Elimination Chamber 2018 Results and Review
The kick off show had Booker T and David Otunga back. We also got backstage interviews, a Paul Heyman segment, and a match. This wasn’t bad, but I was cooking so I had to miss a few things overall.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson defeated The Miztourage
This was the most basic of openers. I’m sure if I was live in the crowd I would have loved it. But watching it from home, it wasn’t that good. The Miztourage are nothing more than jobbers, and the Club Sandwich boys are boring to me. I didn’t think this was much of a match, and it really wasn’t supposed to be, was it?
Alexa Bliss won the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match
Alexa Bliss withstood an onslaught of punishment from Sasha Banks and Bayley as they were the final three in the match. Bliss turned on Bayley as soon as she could, and Bliss hit a lot of great moments. She missed Twisted Bliss at one point off the top of a pod because Banks put her legs up. Other than that, it was a showcase of several women’s talents, a few botches, and the story that Bliss can hang with all the women, although everyone did well here and I was into it. A 40 minute epic it was not, but it was good to see them fight through this one. Bliss winning is cool, and I liked Banks and Bayley’s push. I hope they get it on one more time as they are great to see wrestling together.
The Bar defeated Titus Worldwide
This was a fast moving match and while it was entertaining, you knew that The Bar was going to win. There was a moment where I thought that Titus Worldwide was going to get the win, but that faded fast after Sheamus got a hot tag and beat down the athletic guys. Titus Worldwide loses again, but Dana Brooke looked amazing. I’d love to tag with her someday. Oh, the Bar wins with a weak finish, and it looked like Cesaro may have twisted an ankle. This was a fast, safe match, and it was kind of like filler.
Asuka defeated Nia Jax
What a match. This was a monster of a match and Nia Jax wasn’t done with Asuka, even though she lost. She lost after an interesting take down from Asuka that pulled Jax’s legs nearly over her head and shifted her weight over her own. It’s a good finish, but Asuka did not dominate. She got the bricks beaten off her, and I was impressed with the overall match. Nia Jax is the real deal folks, and wow, what a match. She’s awesome.
Ronda Rousey put Triple H Through a Table and got Slapped in the Face
This signing was interesting in that Rousey put Triple H through a table, and then got slapped as hard as possible by Stephanie McMahon. Kurt Angle snitched on Triple H and Stephanie, and this was a bit awkward, but Triple H went through a table which was fun. The crowd was chanting, “YOU FU**** UP” which was awesome! Rousey is amazing, I’d love to hang out with her.
Matt Hardy defeated Bray Wyatt
This was bad. It was a normal match, and Hardy won. I don’t know what I can say about this. It was just Hardy getting the win, but the fans were chanting “Rusev Day” at one point, which shows you how much this crowd wasn’t into this match.
Roman Reigns won the Elimination Chamber Match
And away we go, heading to Wrestlemania with Roman Reigns in the main event, again. Now, the big thing coming out of this is interesting, in that Braun Strowman eliminated everyone else with his powerslam. It was a great match for him, but he lost to Reigns, again. He then beat him up afterwards, but that was that. Everyone else had good showings, but no one seemed ready for Strowman, which was fascinating.
In the end, The Elimination Chamber deserves a B grade for entertainment, but it was so predictable, that I don’t really care to rewatch it. That’s the sign of a terrible PPV isn’t it? I haven’t wanted to see anything WWE has put out in a long time, which should speak volumes to this for sure.