Road to Wrestlemania kicked off with the Royal Rumble. The journey, however, seems to get more and more exciting for the women’s division of WWE. Asuka having won the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match, now has the right to challenge any champion of her choosing: Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair or Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss. The eve after this historical match, Stephanie McMahon, hyping Asuka and the crowd, announced the first ever Women’s Elimination Chamber match, in which the current Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss will defend her title against five other women inside the Elimination Chamber.
According to popular online surveys, fans are mostly rooting for Little Miss Bliss to retain. She certainly should be happy for the results, even though virtual, because she did not at all seemed pleased when Angle announce her opponents for the Elimination Chamber the following week on Raw. Bliss questioned Angle’s decision of making her defend her title in the Elimination Chamber match while Universal Champion Brock Lesnar sits out and goes to Wrestlemania. She alleged him of being a sexist to loud boos from the crowd. Her feminism card not getting played here as Angle had a befitting reply for the Goddess of WWE. He said that Alexa had not defended her championship since October in Table, Ladders and Chairs (TLC), as opposed to Brock who had recently defended his title at the Royal Rumble against the Big Red Machine Kane, and the Monster among Men Braun Strowman. And to clarify the situation further, he made sure the WWE universe’ voice was taken into account to which loud cheers pretty much made the point was made. Women’s Elimination chamber match for Raw’s Women Championship is happening, “Oh! It’s true. It’s damn true!”
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Mickie James vs. Mandy Rose vs. Sonya Deville- Women’s Elimination Chamber Match
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Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose from the heel stable Absolution are going to be the other two contestants in the match, as announced by Angle. Mickie James will also be seen on the card, and it would be interesting to watch the newly formed friendship between her and Bliss, when she came to Bliss’ aid after a tag team match, where the Absolution almost assaulted the Champion.
Next favourites to win are Sasha Banks and Bayley, where a likely heel turn by the Boss is expected. This heel turn is speculated to cost the opportunity of a life-time to her best friend Bayley. To conjecture who comes out on top from among these superstars is going to be tough as all of them have the Championship multiple times.
Women’s Elimination Chamber can be expected to be a blast at the very least and might even exceed the hype it has generated, especially given the booking between Sasha Banks, Bayley and Bliss in the recent past. Regardless of who wins, it is more likely that Asuka would choose to face the Raw’s Women’s Champion, giving us a match to remember at the Grandest Stage of ‘em All. Be it the Goddess of WWE fighting for her respect, The Boss trying to get her title back, the Huggable One trying to be back where she belongs (at Wrestlemania!), Mandy Rose willing to prove that nobody should ever take eyes off of her, Sonya Deville to enliven her threat to be the best or Mickey James wanting to usher a new era of her Legacy, the road to Wrestlemania from here onwards, for the Raw Women’s Division, seems star spangled, and definitely a treat to watch.