WWE’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view has become a post-Royal Rumble staple on the calendar as a show that goes a long way towards shaping the WrestleMania card every year.
2021 is no exception. Drew McIntyre defends his WWE championship against five challengers inside the Chamber, while Roman Reigns will await the winner of a second Elimination Chamber match in a Universal championship match later in the night. The United States championship and women’s tag team titles will also be on the line, but SmackDown women’s champion Sasha Banks is in action in the women’s tag title match (with Rumble winner Bianca Belair) and Raw women’s champion has seemingly lost a challenger with the revelation of Lacey Evans’ pregnancy, potentially taking those two titles out of play.
The picture for the dual-night WrestleMania 37 in Tampa will get clearer by the end of the night. Follow live as we break it down, match by match.
Match in progress
Elimination Chamber match to be No. 1 contender for the Universal championship: Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Jey Uso vs. Sami Zayn vs. King Corbin
United States championship qualifier: John Morrison def. Ali, Ricochet and Elias
John Morrison defeated Ricochet, Ali and Elias to earn his spot in the United States championship match at Elimination Chamber. @WWE
There are some occasions in which WWE strains suspension of disbelief to its breaking point. This match was one of them.
In a Fatal 4-Way match in which there are no disqualifications or countouts, Instead of actively getting involved in the match, which they could’ve done at any time. Ali’s trio of Retribution allies only interfered twice to break up pinfalls and to powerbomb Ricochet into the turnbuckle pole. As the entire faction was distracted with beating up Ricochet, their woes of trying to establish relevancy continued as Morrison rolled up Ali to earn the pinfall and the title shot.
What’s next: Morrison takes Keith Lee’s spot in the United States championship match against Riddle and Bobby Lashley. While anything is possible in a United States or Intercontinental championship match, it’s likely that Lashley continues to run roughshod for some time to come.
Still to come:
Elimination Chamber match for the WWE championship: Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jeff Hardy
Universal championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Winner of Elimination Chamber match
Raw women’s championship: Asuka (c) vs. TBA
United States championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Riddle vs. Keith Lee
Women’s tag team championship: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair