WWE Elimination Chamber Review: Two Chamber Matches, Women’s World Title Match

WWE Elimination Chamber
Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia

Michael Cole welcomed us to WWE Elimination Chamber. They showed a beautiful drone shot from high above Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia. We saw Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley and Nia Jax arriving separately. More WWE Superstars including Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair and WWE United States Champion Logan Paul arriving separately. Kevin Owens arrived carrying a Koala Bear which looked so cute. Randy Orton also arrived. 

Elimination Chamber was shown coming down. WWE Elimination Chamber opening video package aired. 

More WWE Superstars including Raquel Rodriguez, Liv Morgan, Grayson Waller, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes were show arriving separately. Michael Cole and Corey Graves were on commentary. Cole wished Graves a Happy 40th Birthday. 

Women’s Elimination Chamber Number One Contender’s Match
Becky Lynch vs. Bianca Belair vs. Naomi vs. Tiffany Stratton vs. Liv Morgan vs. Raquel Rodriguez

Bianca Belair received a huge reaction. Raquel Rodriguez got a strong reaction. Tiffany Stratton got a big reaction. Liv Morgan got a very big reaction. Naomi got a big reaction. Becky Lynch got a superstar reaction. Becky Lynch and Naomi stared the match. The fans sang along to Becky’s theme song. Becky and Naomi were evenly matched to start the match. Becky connected with a springboard kick sending Naomi into the chamber pod. Naomi responded running Becky into the chamber fencing. Naomi delivered a splits-legged splash off the chamber fencing to Becky for a two count. Tiffany Stratton entered the match to a huge reaction. Tiffany rocked Becky and Naomi with a sliding double stomp for a pair of near falls. Tiffany planted Becky with a Spinebuster for a two count. Naomi caught Becky and Tiffany with a double flying crossbody for a two count. Tiffany delivered a rolling senton to Naomi onto Becky. Tiffany called for the Prettiest Moonsault Ever but Becky yanked Tiffany off the ropes. Naomi delivered a splits-legged splash to Becky and Tiffany for a two count. Naomi connected with a Splits-Legged Moonsault to Becky. Liv Morgan was next. The crowd booed as Liv ran Tiffany into the chamber pod. Liv caught Becky and Naomi with a pair of Codebreakers. Liv delivered a flying Codebreaker to Becky for a two count. Tiffany went for a Cartwheel Alabama Slam but Naomi escaped climbing the chamber fencing. There were light boos as Becky placed Tiffany in a Dis-Arm-Her against the chamber fencing. Naomi planted Liv with a Sunset Powerbomb off the chamber pod. Tiffany caught Naomi with an O’Connor Roll. Naomi was first eliminated. Raquel Rodriguez was next. Rodriguez dominated using her power advantage swinging Tiffany into the chamber fencing. Becky stopped Rodriguez with a chop block. Becky and Liv planted Rodriguez with a double DDT. Becky, Liv and Tiffany all tried to cover Rodriguez at the same time. Rodriguez kicked out by shoving them all off her. The fans chanted “Bulls*it” at the kick out. Bianca Belair entered last as she took over the match. Rodriguez went for a suplex but Belair countered with a nice looking DDT onto the chamber padding. Liv delivered a flying senton splash to Rodriguez off the chamber pod in a cool spot. Tiffany delivered an amazing looking Swanton Bomb from the chamber pod onto Becky, Belair and Rodriguez in the highlight spot of the match. The fans chanted “This Is Awesome!” Liv caught Tiffany with a Springboard ObLIVion. The crowd booed and chanted “Bulls*it” as Tiffany was next eliminated. Liv mockingly cried to taunt the crowd as they booed her. Rodriguez took back control planting Belair with a Powerbomb. Rodriguez planted Becky and Liv with a Double Powerbomb in another impressive spot. This gave Belair the opening to eliminate Rodriguez after hitting the KOD. There were more great stuff with Belair delivering a double Handspring Moonsault onto Becky and Liv for a double two count. Becky responded catching Belair and Liv with a DDT/Reverse DDT combo. Belair battled back rocking Becky with her signature corner strikes. This gave Liv to the opening to catch Belair with a Stack Powerbomb for a two count. Liv planted Becky with a Superplex. Belair went for a 450 Splash but Becky got her knees up in perfect timing. Belair went for a KOD but Liv countered into a Codebreaker. Becky went for a Manhandle Slam but Liv countered into a Codebreaker. Becky went for a Manhandle Slam but Belair landed on her feet. Belair called for KOD but Becky landed on her feet. Liv caught Belair with rollup. Belairwas eliminated. Becky caught Liv with a Manhandle Slam to win the Women’s Elimination Chamber match. Becky got a big reaction for her win. 

WINNER: Becky Lynch

  • Becky Lynch stood on the chamber pod celebrating her win. The fans cheered along. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) — This was just a fantastic Women’s Elimination Chamber match. A great showing from everyone getting a chance to shine. A tremendous showing from Tiffany Stratton showing everyone why she’s going to become a huge WWE Superstar. Tiffany delivered her strongest performance as she felt like a star coming out of the match. Liv’s reaction after eliminating Tiffany was great playing subtle heel. I could see Liv turning heel after coming so close to win in both the Women’s Royal Rumble and Women’s Elimination Chamber. The closing moments of the match between Becky, Belair and Liv was just great stuff. A strong showing from Becky as she looked great in the win. Becky and Rhea Ripley is the right choice as it feel like a really special WrestleMania match. (****1/4)

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor & Damian Priest) [c] (w/Dominik Mysterio) vs. New Catch Republic (Pete Dunne & Tyler Bate) 

Bate and Dunne got a strong reaction. Balor and Priest came out to huge boos. Dominik went to give the ring introduction but was drawn out by thunderous boos from the fans. Bate and Dunne attacked Judgment Day before the match began. Dunne caught Priest with a Flying Moonsault to the floor. Bate sent Balor flying with an Exploder suplex. Bate connected a standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Dunne stomped on Balor’s hands. Bate connected with a Corkscrew Splash to Balor for a two count. Priest tagged in rocking Bate with a right hand. Priest planted Bate with a Broken Arrow for a two count. Bate battled back catching Balor with a flying uppercut. Dunne ran wild rocking Balor with a running Shining Wizard. Dunne connected with a nice looking Flying Moonsault onto Balor and Priest on the floor. Bate and Dunne delivered a German suplex/rebound lariat combo to Balor for two. Priest responded rocking Bate with a huge Hammerlock Lariat for a two count. Balor and Priest delivered Final Cut/side slam combo to Bate for two. Bate responded catching Balor with a Blue Thunder Bomb. The fans cheered as Bate delivered the Airplane Spin to Priest in an impressive spot. Bate connected with a Cannonball Tope to Priest on the floor. Bate delivered the Bitter End to Balor. Dominik placed Balor’s foot underneath the ropes. The fans cheered as the referee sent Dominik to the back. The screen went blank and audio was cut for a brief momentum. Balor made a comeback catching Dunne with a Slingblade. Balor followed with a Woo Dropkick. Balor went for the Coup De Grace but Dunne moved. Dunne snapped Balor’s fingers. Bate and Dunne delivered the double Tyler Driver combo but Priest made the save. The fans chanted “This Is Awesome!” Bate went for a rebound lariat but Balor intercepted with a Bloody Sunday for a two count. Priest went for a Razor’s Edge but Bate countered into a Hurricanrana. The timing was slightly off as Priest launched himself draping Balor on the turnbuckle. Bate and Dunne delivered a double Burning Hammer but Priest kicked out at two. Bate and Dunne rocked Priest with a combo Shining Wizard. Bate and Dunne went for a Super Tyler Driver but Balor grabbed hold onto Priest’s legs. Priest delivered a double Super Chokeslam to Bate and Dunne off the ropes. Balor hit the Coup De Grace onto Dunne for the win to retain the titles. 

WINNERS: Finn Bálor & Damian Pries retained the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles 

(Amin’s Thoughts) — This was a really good action packed tag team match. A tremendous showing from Bate and Dunne showing they can deliver great matches on big time WWE PLE shows. A great showing once again from Balor and Priest as they are such a fun team to watch. A really good match with both teams standing out with strong performances. (****)

They showed Randy Orton, Bobby Lashley and Logan Paul warming up separately.

Grayson Waller Effect with Cody Rhodes & Seth Rollins 

Austin Theory was standing inside the ring. Theory taunted the crowd. Theory introduced the hometown boy Grayson Waller to a big reaction. Waller delivered a Shooey with Australian UFC fighter Tai Tuivasa. Waller led the fans in an “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi. Oi” chant which got a huge reaction. Waller introduced his guests WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes. Rollins got a huge reaction. Rollins stood inside the ring as the fans loudly sang along to his song. Cody Rhodes came out to an absolute incredible reaction. Cody’s firework display looked awesome. The WOAHHH from the fans was awesome. Huge Cody chants from crowd. 

Cody asked what they wanted to talk about? Waller said it’s his show. Waller said they should acknowledge the Tribal Chief Roman Reigns. There were lots of Bloodline signature from the crowd. Waller asked Rollins who he wanted to face WrestleMania. Rollins said the Elimination Chamber match is stacked. Rollins said he’s got a scoop. Rollins said he’ just days from being medically cleared to compete. The fans cheered. Rollins said the Elimination Chamber winner stands no chance. Rollins said the world will sing his song. The fans sang. Rollins led the crowd in his catchphrases. Waller said “Cool Story Bro!” LMAO! 

Waller said Cody ruined Roman Reigns vs. The Rock at WrestleMania. Huge chants of “Rocky Sucks!” Cody said he’s a fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The fans booed. Cody mocked The Rock’s catchphrases if he was here. Cody asked what The Rock calls his fans. Waller said  “Cody Crybabies” which he found funny. The fans cheered if there were Cody Crybabies in the crowd. Huge Cody chants. Cody said The Rock doesn’t want to have the conversation about why he stepped out of the WrestleMania match. (Nice to see they are mentioning it.) 

Waller said The Rock is “The People’s Champion!” The fans booed. Cody said at one point The Rock was the people’s champion. Cody said you have to be around the people to be called the People’s Champion. There was a light “Cody Sucks” chant. Cody said Rollins had an announcement. Cody said he has an announcement of his own. Cody said he’s challenging Roman Reigns at WrestleMania. Cody then challenged The Rock anytime which got a big reaction. Rollins stood up and put his hand on Cody’s shoulder. 

Rollins said he admires Cody’s challenge to face The Rock. Rollins said there’ no such thing as facing the Bloodline one-on-one. Rollins said Cody won’t be fighting alone if The Rock accepts the challenge. Waller was excited about getting another scoop on his show. The crowd booed as Theory took the mic from Waller. Waller did The Rock catchphrases as the fans booed. Cody and Rollins heard enough from Theory. Waller stayed back as he watch Cody and Rollins attack Theory. Cody gave Theory a Cody Cutter. Rollins followed hitting a Curb Stomp. Cody and Rollins shook hands. Rollins music played. Cody’s music played. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) — This was a pretty newsworthy segment. Rollins announcing he’s getting closer to getting cleared to wrestle. The other big news was Rollins helping Cody to face the Bloodline. They are pretty much teased we are getting Cody/Rollins vs. Roman Reigns/The Rock at WrestleMania. It was interesting they teased Cody mentioning The Rock doesn’t want to have a conversation about why he took Cody’s spot. It was good they didn’t just drop that story and it looks like they will follow up. Cody teasing a match with The Rock was also interesting. I could a scenario where The Rock get the wins on WrestleMania Night One. Cody beats Roman Reigns on WrestleMania Night Two. The Rock faces Cody at SummerSlam. Cody felt liked a huge superstar. Rollins felt like a big star. The crowd treated Grayson Waller like a big star in his home country. They used Theory in this segment so Waller doesn’t look bad in his home country. Overall, good stuff setting the stage for a huge WrestleMania tag team match. 

Men’s Elimination Chamber Number One Contender’s Match
Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens vs. LA Knight vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Logan Paul

Kevin Owens got a huge reaction. Bobby Lashley got a big reaction and firework display. Lashley’s elbow was tapped up. Logan Paul came out to huge boos and a cool firework display. Randy Orton received an incredible babyface reaction. Drew McIntyre came out to an incredible heel reaction and nice firework display. LA Knight got a huge babyface reaction and nice firework display. McIntyre and Knight started the match. Knight connected with a flying elbow to McIntyre for a near fall. McIntyre responded sending Knight flying with an overhead suplex. The fans chanted “CM Punk!” McIntyre teased the GTS but Knight broke free. Knight connected with a slingshot tackle sending McIntyre into the chamber fencing. The crowd chanted YEAH as Knight rammed McIntyre into the chamber pod. Kevin Owens was next. Owens planted Knight with a Chokeslam. Cole said Owens promised to deliver a Chokeslam for a Make-A-Wish boy he met over the weekend in Australia. Owens connected with a Frog Splash to McIntyre for two. Owens delivered a Codebreaker to McIntyre landing onto Knight for two. Owens did Orton’s signature pose which was funny. McIntyre connected with a flying crossbody onto Owens and Knight. Bobby Lashley was next. Lashley planted McIntyre with a suplex on the chamber pads. McIntrye responded rocking Lashley with a Glasgow Kiss. Lashley caught McIntyre with a Slam Dunk Spinebuster. Owens nailed Lashley with a superkick for a two count. Randy Orton was next. Orton planted Owens with a Draping DDT on the chamber pads. Orton sold his back. Lashley rocked Knight with a Spear. Knight caught McIntyre with a DDT on the chamber pads. Logan Paul was next. Owens trapped Paul ramming him inside the chamber pod. Lashley grabbed Owens sending him crashing through the chamber pod. Lashley delivered a Spear sending Paul crashing through the chamber pod in an awesome post. The fans chanted “Thank You Bobby!” McIntyre eliminated Bobby Lashley after a pair of Claymore Kicks. Knight caught McIntyre with a Springboard Superplex. Knight laid out both McIntyre and Orton with Blunt Force Trauma. AJ Styles appeared whacking Knight with a steel chair. Styles delivered a Styles Clash to Knight onto a chair. McIntyre pinned LA Knight who was next eliminated. Owens planted Paul with a Pump Handle Driver. Owens delivered cannonballs to McIntyre and Orton. Owens hit a Swanton Bomb to Orton for two. Owens went for a Swanton Bomb but McIntyre got his knees up. McIntyre called for a Claymore Kick but Owens intercepted with a Popup Powerbomb. Owens caught Paul with a Stunner. Orton eliminated Kevin Owens after hitting an RKO. Orton and McIntyre came face-to-face exchanging strikes. Orton caught McIntyre with a snap powerslam. McIntyre caught Orton with a neck breaker. Paul delivered a flying crossbody off the chamber pod onto McIntyre in a cool spot. Paul grabbed the Brass Knuckles. Orton eliminated Logan Paul after catching him with an RKO outta nowhere in an awesome spot. RKO spot got an awesome reaction. Orton caught McIntyre with a Draping DDT after a fun counter exchange. The fans cheered as Orton called for the RKO. McIntyre caught Orton with a Spinebuster. McIntyre called for the Claymore Kick but Orton’s back gave out. Orton played possum catching McIntyre with an RKO. Paul rocked Orton with the Brass Knuckles. McIntyre covered Orton for the win. 

WINNER: Drew McIntyre 

  • McIntyre celebrated his win. McIntyre got an incredible firework display for his win. McIntyre looked into the camera saying “We’re going to WrestleMania!” 

(Amin’s Thoughts) — This was a great Men’s Elimination Chamber match. There were some points where the match felt a bit long. I still thought the action was great as everyone got a chance to shine. I really liked the stories they told within the Chamber to set up WrestleMania matches. Looks like we are getting AJ Styles vs. LA Knight. They protected Bobby Lashley with his elbow being tapped to keep his program with Karrion Kross going. Randy Orton was tremendous in this match by how he sold his back. The setup for Randy Orton vs. Logan Paul was well done. Orton eliminating Paul with an awesome RKO. Paul getting the heat right back using the Brass Knuckles which led McIntyre getting his win. I’m curious to see who Owens will now face at WrestleMania. McIntyre has been one of my favourite WWE onscreen characters right now to watch. McIntyre now moves one step closer to winning the WWE World Heavyweight Title at WrestleMania. A really good match with some great storytelling. (****)

Paul “Triple H” Levesque came out to an incredible reaction. Huge Triple H chants from the fans. Levesque said he wanted to say thank you to the fans. Levesque announced the Optus Stadium attendance as 52,590. There was another huge firework display which looked awesome. 

WWE Women’s World Championship Match
Rhea Ripley [c] vs. Nia Jax

WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley came out to an incredible reaction. Ripley got an awesome firework display. Ripley felt like the biggest star on the show. This felt like a big match. Ripley rocked Jax with a head butt. Ripley delivered a springboard Hurricanrana which Jax took sold terribly. Ripley called for RipTide but Jax broke free. Jax took control planting Ripley with a reverse Curb Stomp. Jax brought out submission holds placing Ripley in a Stretch Muffler. Ripley responded catching Jax in a Guillotine Hold. Ripley went for a springboard Hurricanrana but Jax caught her. Jax took back the lead planting Ripley with a pair of Powerbomb. Jax connected with a running leg drop for a two count. Ripley battled back draping Jax on the ropes. Ripley rocked Jax with a missile dropkick for a two count. Ripley maintained wrist control rocking Jax with a pair of lariats. Jax responded catching Ripley with a Samoan Drop. Jax went for a sliding leg drop but Ripley moved. The fans chanted “Rhea!” Jax caught Ripley with a Super Samoan Drop off the ropes for a two count. Jax called for the Annihilator but Ripley dropped her on the turnbuckle. The fans went wild as Ripley delivered a Frog Splash for a two count. Ripley called for RipTide. Jax broke free launching Ripley to the floor. Ripley took a rough bump on the ring apron. Ripley responded yanking Jax onto the ring apron. The fans cheered as Ripley cleared the announcers table. Ripley went for a Powerbomb but Jax blocked. Jax planted Ripley with a Samoan Drop onto the announcer’s table. That looked rough. Jax stood on the chair delivering an elbow drop sending Ripley crashing thought the announcer’s table. Jax delivered an Annihilator but Ripley kicked out at two. Jax went for a second Annihilator. Ripley stopped Jax shoving her off the ropes. The fans went wild as Ripley planted Jax with a Superplex in an impressive spot. Ripley rocked Jax with a hook kick. Ripley planted Jax with an awesome looking RipTide. Ripley covered Jax for the win to retain the title. Ripley got an incredible reaction for her win. 

WINNER: Rhea Ripley retained the WWE Women’s World Title 

  • Rhea Ripley’s family were shown celebrating her win ringside. Ripley got an awesome firework display. Ripley sat on the barricade and celebrated with her family at ringside. Ripley felt like the biggest WWE Superstar on the show. Ripley stood inside the ring holding WWE Women’s World Title. 

(Amin’s Thoughts) — This was a good main event match. There were some spots that didn’t look good which is most due to Nia Jax. I thought Jax worked hard and took an awesome bump for the RipTide. It was awesome seeing Rhea Ripley working a WWE PLE main event in her home country in front of her family and friends. A tremendous showing from Ripley’s win felt like a really big and special moment. Now the fun stuff begins as WWE can start building up the Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley match for WrestleMania. (***1/2) 


WWE Elimination Chamber was a very enjoyable show to watch. I thought both the Men’s and Women’s Elimination Chambers were great matches. I also very much enjoyed the Balor/Priest and Bate/Dunne tag team match. The main event was a good match. Rhea Ripley winning in the main event in her home country was an awesome moment. This was also a pretty newsworthy show setting up some big WrestleMania matches. Overall, WWE Elimination Chamber gets a thumbs up. A good show which helped set the stage for what should be a fun ride as we continue on the Road to WrestleMania.