Asuka Wins Elimination Chamber Match, Will Face Bianca Belair At WrestleMania 39

The women’s Elimination Chamber match kicked off the 2023 live event, as six women stepped foot into the Elimination Chamber match.

Liv Morgan and Natalya would start off the match, with the crowd giving a large ovation for Canada’s own. The Chamber was brought into play very early, with Natalya and Liv using it early on much to the delight of the maniacal Nikki Cross, sitting crosslegged in her pod.

Raquel Rodriguez would enter the match third, taking it to both Liv and Natalya early on. She would also use the chamber brutally, with the three having a fun sunset flip spot into the chamber walls.

Nikki Cross would enter the match fourth and as expected, went after everyone, with some fun spots where the chamber was once again used effectively. Nikki would climb to the top of Carmella’s pod, taking everyone out with a crossbody.

Carmella entered fifth in the match, quickly returning to her pod. Raquel Rodriguez would pick Nikki up and drive her through the pod, with Rodriguez pinning Cross and eliminating her shortly after, while Carmella climbed back into Raquel’s pod. LIv Morgan would deliver a sunset flip from the top of a pod too Raquel, but Rodriguez kicked out of the resulting pin.

Asuka entered the match and went right for Carmella, much to the delight of the Montreal crowd. She would attack all in her sight, with the match picking up the pace significantly.

Natalya would lock in the Sharpshooter on Liv, with Asuka putting in an Armbar. Morgan would still not tap, going out to the joint submission instead, resulting in her elimination. Shortly after, Carmella would land a superkick, pinning Natalya.

Asuka and Carmella would work together in order to eliminate Raquel Rodriguez before Carmella landed a superkick for a near fall. the two would trade reversals breifly, but Asuka would inevitably tap out Carmella for the win.

Asuka will now challenge Bianca Belair for the RAW Women’s Championship on April 1st or 2nd at WrestleMania 39.

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