The Super Bowl of Japanese Wrestling returns, as challenger, Hiroshi Tanahashi fights champion, Kenny Omega for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title. Meanwhile, Chris Jericho and Tetsuya Naito fight for the Intercontinental.
I went into Elimination Chamber assuming the worst, this is generally the last stop before Wrestlemania so very little usually happens. I was mistaken, this was actually slightly less predictable than I thought.
Now I'm not going to break this down because then it goes into spoiler territory. I'll do nothing but clipnotes.
The kickoff was predictable and as with most 205 stuff, nobody really cared.
The historic women's tag team inaugural elimination chamber match was entertaining enough, but again it was predictable yet this time it was justifiably so.
Miz & McMahon vs the Uso's was less predictable, I didn't see the finale coming and quite frankly I don't understand the decision. The match was quick but passable stuff.
The intercontinental championship saw a demotion for Balor from competing for the Universal Championship to the midcard and against two guys I simply cannot abide. Passable stuff if only for the finale.
Ruby vs Ronda was the definition of predictable and to an extent I didn't even expect. Absolutely heartbreaking stuff that was made marginally better by what happened afterwards. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
Corbin vs Strowman existed only to build up to whatever match combination they choose for Wrestlemania. Passable stuff, but a mere stepping stone.
The main event had one of those rare opportunities to do something the fans really wanted, to do something historic, to do something that would make the world get on its feet and cry with elation. This is WWE, so they didn't. Instead we had a gutsy enjoyable enough main event but I still think the womens tag match should have taken the spot.
So the ppv was better than I expected but as usual WWE's glaring flaws damaged it detrimentally.
Womens Elimination Chamber match
Not as predictable as expected
Stupidly padded chamber
Historic match shouldn't have opened the show
Shane McMahon, seriously can he stop wrestling please
The women's title bout
One of the biggest missed opportunities in WWE history
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