BRAY WYATT VS WOKEN MATT HARDY: November 27 2017, Monday night Raw. Sister Abigail by Bray Wyatt to Matt Hardy. Pin for 1,2,3. These series of events snapped something up in Matt Hardy, and culminated into something we all know today as the Woken Matt Hardy. Two people, larger than life, colliding for an epic clash of the mystical wrestlers.
They fought off against each other in a series of matches thereafter, never knowing who would come out on top, although Wyatt did emerge victorious last tie they clashed at Raw25.
But come Elimination chamber, we are sure to see a career defining match for both of them. Will the Eater of the Worlds survive the Deletion? That remains to be answered.
ASUKA VS NIA JAX: Asuka Vs Nia Jax is the one match that would be deciding the fate of the Raw’s Women Champion come Wrestlemania. If Nia manages to halt the never-ending streak of Asuka at Elimination Chamber, she would be on her way to the Wrestlemania to challenge the Champion.
Last time they butt heads on 15th January 2018 edition of Raw, Nia had to forfeit the match due to a knee injury, dealt by Asuka, when she countered Jax’ move on the steel steps. However, even though no one is prepared for Asuka, Asuka must be prepared for Nia, because the Irresistible Force will stop at nothing to soothe the pain of her last defeat, even more so when it means an appearance on the Grandest Stage of ‘em All. Is Nia Jax ready for Asuka? We’ll see on this Sunday at Elimination Chamber.
MEN’S ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH (WINNER TO FACE BROCK LESNAR AT WRESTLEMANIA FOR UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP): The Men’s Elimination Chamber Match is going to be every bit gruelling as its previous editions and more. Because this time, in a history defining event, there would be seven competitors fighting for the appearance on the Wrestlemania.
The motion for this Chamber match was set in action when Raw GM Kurt Angle announced a knockout tournament for selecting the competitors of the match. In the first face-off, we saw John Cena, clinching the victory against Finn Balor. Then Elias did so against a Woken Matt Hardy, thanks to interference by Bray Wyatt. These two were joined by Braun Strowman, who later that night topple the Big Red Machine Kane, to claim the victory.
The following week, Roman Reigns made his claim to status by defeating Bray Wyatt. Intercontinental Champion the Miz made his way into the match by defeating Apollo Crews.
The following week, due to an injury, Jason Jordan was ousted from the match, and a Fatal-5 way match, dubbed as Second Chance, was contested between Bray Wyatt, Apollo Crews, Finn Balor, Matt Hardy and Seth Rollins, who was added due to Jordan’s absence and a lack of tag team partner to compete with the Bar, thereof. Seth Rollins and Finn Balor would later be added in a historic decision by Angle, following the ending of the match where, in a controversial fashion, both pinned Bray Wyatt at the same time, following a power-bomb to Wyatt (WHILE HE WAS SUPERPLEXING APOLLO CREWS….WHAT!!!).
In the week that followed, we witnessed the longest match and performance by a single wrestler in the history of 25 years of Raw, when Seth Rollins in a gauntlet match, pinned Roman Reigns, and then John Cena in a back to back fashion, and then giving a solid competition to Elias before succumbing to Drift Away, surviving a solid one hour and five minutes. Finn Balor then arrived to quickly eliminate the Drifter. Miz and the Miztourage then arrived and thanks to some interference and distraction, Miz scored a quick pin fall following a Skull Crushing Finale. This gauntlet match however ended when Braun Strowman, opened up a can of Running Powerslams, on the Miz and the Miztourage, much to the cheers of the audience.
The strong performance by Rollins definitely cemented him as a strong contender for the winning the highly anticipated match on Sunday. However, Reigns is hell bent on proving that this is still his yard. Finn Balor wants to win back the Championship he never lost. John Cena wishes to be relevant once again, and Miz has already declared it his year. Elias, well he just wants everybody to walk with him on the Road to Wrestlemania. Who will be successful in surviving the hellish structure, will be answered this Sunday.
FIRST EVER WOMEN’S ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH(FOR THE RAW’S WOMEN CHAMPIONSHIP) :In a historic match featuring Raw’s Women’s division in the Elimination Chamber, we will see Alexa Bliss defend her Raw Women’s Championship, against Bayley, Sasha Banks, Mickie James, and the deadly duo from Absolution of Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.
Little Miss Bliss is certainly crossed with the way the things have been for her having to defend her championship in the Chamber, whereas Brock Lesnar just sits out till the Wrestlemania. Sasha Banks on the other hand is ready to show the world who the real boss is. Bayley also aims at the gold after long been separated from it. Mickie James is also ready to prove that she has still got it, after saving Bliss from a targeted assault by absolution on last Monday Night. Absolution is ready to delve into the main event card by making a mark on the roster, by surviving the structure.
The winner however will go onto face either Asuka or Nia Jax(Given she wins against Asuka on Elimination Chamber PPV), or both at Wrestlemania.
Which female Superstar will walk out of the career-altering structure of pure madness with the Raw Women’s Title and the right to compete at Wrestlemania? Tune in to WWE network to find out.