2020 WWE Elimination Chamber matches, card, date, start time, location, rumors, PPV predictions


Just because the Royal Rumble has come and gone doesn’t mean there aren’t some serious WrestleMania stakes up for grabs. Every year, the WWE Elimination Chamber event serves as one of the final stops on the Road to WrestleMania, and 2020 will be no different. This year, there are two matches set to take place inside the Elimination Chamber structure — one determining the No. 1 contender for the Raw women’s champion while the other will see the SmackDown tag team titles being defended. 

WWE Elimination Chamber goes down from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia this Sunday, March 8. The event will begin at 7 p.m. ET and stream live on the WWE Network. The kickoff show to help get the Elimination Chamber festivities started will begin one hour prior at 6 p.m. 

Let’s take a look at what we know, as well as what we think, about the upcoming event.

WWE Elimination Chamber matches

Natalya vs. Liv Morgan vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Asuka vs. Ruby Riott vs. Sarah Logan (Elimination Chamber): The winner of the match, the first announced for the card by WWE, will earn a shot at Becky Lynch and the Raw women’s championship at WrestleMania. Riott recently returned following a long absence due to injury and took down former Riott Squad teammate Morgan on Raw. Asuka has been a longtime thorn in Lynch’s side but has come up on the losing end twice recently while challenging for the top title on Raw. Meanwhile, the inclusion of former dominant NXT champion Baszler is certainly intriguing after her near win in the women’s Royal Rumble match as well as he vicious attack on Lynch in what likely served as he debut as a member of the Raw brand.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship — The Miz & John Morrison (c) vs. The New Day vs. Heavy Machinery vs. Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler vs. The Usos (Elimination Chamber): What was originally supposed to be a men’s Elimination Chamber match was upturned and became a tag chamber match announced on the Feb. 28 edition of SmackDown. This is largely a product of the decision to put the universal championship on Goldberg and instantly book him to face Roman Reigns, while Brock Lesnar is already set to defend the WWE title against Drew McIntyre, eliminating a need for a men’s chamber match.

Lacey Evans vs. 5 TBA (Elimination Chamber): Lacey Evans announced on the Feb. 21 edition of SmackDown that she would need to outlast five other women at Elimination Chamber, a surprising twist that added a second women’s Chamber match — and third overall — to the card. No other entrants have been confirmed.

Intercontinental Championship — Braun Strowman (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro & Sami Zayn: Strowman won the title from Nakamura, the first singles title the big man has held in his WWE career. Nakamura required nine staples in his head in a follow-up of the Symphony of Destruction match when Strowman slammed him on a piano. On the Feb. 28 edition of SmackDown, the two men took part in a contract signing for a match at Elimination Chamber. Strowman said he didn’t care what was in the contract, leading to Zayn flipping the match to three-on-one.

Raw Tag Team Championship — The Street Profits (c) vs. Seth Rollins & Murphy: After Rollins & Murphy beat the Profits at Super ShowDown, the challengers were given a “do or die” last chance match on the March 2 edition of Raw. The Street Profits came up big — with an assist from Kevin Owens — to become tag champs, leading Rollins to demand a rematch at Elimination Chamber.

WWE Elimination Chamber predictions

Daniel Bryan vs. Drew Gulak: After Bryan blew off Gulak’s offer to help him shore up “holes in his game,” Gulak began trying to help Heath Slater and Curtis Axel in matches with the founder of “The Yes Movement.” Bryan vs. Gulak doesn’t feel like a WrestleMania program, but it would make for a fantastic little match during Elimination Chamber.





Source link