Moving on, comes the time of the KO Show. Kevin Owens says he will win the qualifier match against Austin Theory and he will contend for the title against Lashley. After various chatter, Seth Rollins is introduced (this time dressed slightly better than the previous episode).
The Visionary assures that he will be able to bring the Universal Title back to Raw and, he adds, that he will also participate in the Elimination Chamber. Meanwhile, Austin Theory arrives, ready to face Owens for the qualifying match.
Austin Theory vs Kevin Owens was quite an enjoyable match. The finish was surprising: despite a suplex suffered by Theory, the latter managed to save himself by putting one foot on the rope. The best match on WWE RAW came between AJ Styles and Rey Mysterio, who gave everything to become the final participant announced in the Elimination Chamber Match.
The decision to pair these two together in such a high-stakes match was a good one.
AJ Styles vs. Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio displayed his timeless offense and had a counter for nearly everything AJ Styles threw at him. However, it was The Phenomenal One who emerged on top.
He was genuinely spent after an incredible battle between two living legends. Could this lead to a shock WWE Championship win in Saudi Arabia? Owens, angry, keeps hitting him but, suddenly, Theory surprises Owens and wins, qualifying, to the amazement of many, for the Elimination Chamber Match!
Winner: AUSTIN THEORY While the race between Gable and Riddle continues backstage, Angelo Dawkins and Dolph Ziggler climb into the ring, ready to face each other for a 1 vs 1 match. Angelo Dawkins vs Dolph Ziggler Without too many words, Angelo Dawkins wins thanks to a Double Underhook Swinging Neckbreaker.
Winner: ANGELO DAWKINS. Igniting a feud against Cena by turning heel, Styles met him at SummerSlam to settle things. The match was beyond epic and received a lot of positive fan reviews. It was a pinnacle of a wrestling match.
“As I’ve said, the chemistry that we have is unbelievable so what you don’t know about that match at Royal Rumble (2017) is ‘cause that one at SummerSlam was totally different, ‘cause we never went outside the ring at the Royal Rumble match,” says Styles. “We never on to the floor which is different than most matches you know”.