WWE Elimination Chamber is rapidly approaching. This Sunday, six men will be locked inside the sadistic confines of the elimination chamber, as they fight it out for the top prize in this industry. John Cena will defend his record-tying 16-time World Championship against the likes of “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, “The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin, “The Eater of Worlds” Bray Wyatt, “The Hollywood A-Lister” The Miz, and current Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose. Cena will definitely have a lot on his plate Sunday night. Can the leader of the Cenation once again overcome the odds?
The 2017 Royal Rumble winner will also be in action. Before heading to the main event of WrestleMania 33, Randy Orton will have to fight former Wyatt Family ally Luke Harper. Can Orton strike down the rebellious big man? Or will Harper kill the momentum of The Viper?
There is three women’s division matches, including Alexa Bliss defending her WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship against a glowing Naomi. Nikki Bella and Natalya are engaged in a much more personal rivalry, as Nattie taunts Nikki about her relationship with current WWE World Champion John Cena. Becky Lynch will also look to silence her own detractor in the form of a returning Mickie James. Can Mickie kick her way back to the top? Or will Becky show the elder James just want straight fire is all about?
A tag team turmoil match is also scheduled, as six teams try to survive the gauntlet and go home with the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship. Who will survive the Elimination Chamber event? Look into my crystal ball of pro wrestling & you may see into the future!
WWE Elimination Chamber 2017 Viewing Details
Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017
Time: 7 P.M. EST/ 4 P.M. PST
TV Channel: WWE Network / Pay-Per-View
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Main Event: Elimination Chamber match for the WWE World Championship: John Cena (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
Elimination Chamber match for the WWE World Championship: John Cena (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz vs. Baron Corbin
John Cena just won the WWE World Championship about two weeks ago. Now, his title reign is in jeopardy as he fights five of SmackDown’s top superstars. There’s a rumor making the rounds on the internet that Bray Wyatt is bookmarked to fight Randy Orton at WrestleMania 33. It’d only make sense if that match were for the WWE World Championship. So, it’s about time that the Eater of Worlds won the big won.
Bray Wyatt wins the WWE World Championship
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Naomi
Naomi has really been picking up a lot of momentum lately. It looks like she has the champs number, as she’s defeated Bliss in non-title encounters on multiple occasions. But Bliss is red hot as champion. I don’t see her relinquishing the gold just yet.
Alexa Bliss defeats Naomi to retain the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
Randy Orton vs. Luke Harper
Luke Harper has really been improving on the mic. The fans are really buying into the good guy/anti-hero version of Luke Harper, but they still love Randy more. It’d be great to give Luke such a high-profile win against The Viper. But Orton really needs this victory to continue his momentum into the WWE World Championship match at WrestleMania 33. The Apex Predator will reign supreme in this contest.
Randy Orton defeats Luke Harper
Tag Team Turmoil match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: American Alpha (c) vs. Rhyno & Heath Slater vs. The Vaudevillians vs. The Ascension vs. The Usos vs. Breezango
American Alpha are SmackDown’s dominant tag team, and this match will definitely prove that. Although, The Ascension looked great on the most recent episode of WWE SmackDown Live, so they may just pull off an upset in this one. But I highly doubt it. I envision American Alpha reigning supreme once again. Playing hot potato with the tag team gold won’t help anyone.
American Alpha retains the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Natalya vs. Nikki Bella
This match between Natalya and Nikki Bella has become highly personal. Nattie takes personal (and physical) shots at Nikki every chance she gets. Natalya has really improved on the mic, and should be rewarded for her hard work. Defeating Nikki will increase Nattie’s bragging rights. But in the end, Ms. Bella is just more likely to shut up The Queen of Hearts than not.
Nikki Bella defeats Natalya
Mickie James vs. Becky Lynch
This is like a dream match. Two champions from two different decades will fight it out. The past will battle the present. But who will make it out on top? I’m sure Becky will leave it all in the ring Sunday night against Mickie. But WWE doesn’t want to kill Ms. James’ momentum just yet. I mean, she really just came back into the limelight. WWE needs to build her back-up to make her seem a bit more credible in comparison to WWE’s newer female generation.
Mickie James defeats Becky Lynch
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kalisto & Apollo Crews
Ziggler really has the odds stacked against him. This match really reverses your typical handicap match. Usually we see two bad guys fight one good guy, but in this one, it’s the complete absolute. #HEELZiggler will really have his work cut out for him in this one. But somehow, someway, The Showoff will pull off the victory.
Dolph Ziggler defeats Kalisto & Apollo Crews
Kickoff Show: Mojo Rawley vs. Curt Hawkins
This match is a freebee that anyone can watch for live on YouTube. WWE hopes this contest will get their fans hyped for the Elimination Chamber pay per view (corny pun/inside joke intended). Hawkins has really disappeared from the scene since his debut back at No Mercy 2016. Rawley is expected to make quick work of this so-called “Prince of Queens.”