Why did WWE change Elimination Chamber so much?
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 659
During the Monday Night Raw episode aired tonight, WWE wanted to announce two Elimination Chamber matches within the February PPV of the same name, one for men and one for women. Unlike other years, however, this year WWE did not organize the match inside the cage with the men's world title up for grabs, but decided to put the secondary title of the red show, that of the United States, up for grabs.
But why? To give an answer to this question that several members of the WWE Universe have asked themselves, the well-known Dave Meltzer has thought about it in the last few hours, who to the microphones of the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter wanted to affirm how the fact of having a titled match between Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn, it would overshadow everything else.
According to the well-known journalist, therefore, WWE is betting everything on the match with the Tribal Chief, leaving the US title to the infernal cage of the Elimination Chamber.
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In addition to the men's Elimination Chamber, WWE also wanted to build a match inside the cages for its Raw women, with Bianca Belair's new Wrestlemania challenger, who will come out of this very contest.
During the last episode of Raw aired tonight, Adam Pearce also wanted to announce the qualifying matches for the women's Chamber, with Candice LaRae vs Carmella (just back tonight for the occasion) vs Piper Niven vs Michin in a fatal 4 way.
The other athletes already announced are Raquel Rodriguez, Asuka, Liv Morgan and Nikki Cross. Obviously, one participant is still missing from the final count, which apparently has already been chosen by WWE but will remain unannounced, probably for some future surprise.
Whether it's the returning Chelsea Green or some other high-sounding name on the WWE rosters? We just have to wait and see how WWE will change its PPV card between now and February 18th. WWE Chief Content Officer Triple H clearly stated that pressure makes creative bookings exciting for him.
Here's what WWE's Chief Content Officer had to say: "The pressure is what makes it [booking] exciting. I think for anybody that's performed in this to a certain level, like if you don't love that pressure or if you don't live for that pressure, if you don't walk that, then you gotta struggle in this," The Game said.
"There's a part of him that if he could be here for this, if he could be here for this WrestleMania in Hollywood, he [The Rock] would turn over every stone and walk through fire to be able to do it if he could. I just don't think it's in the cards," he said.