The WWE returned to pay per view with Sunday’s Elimination Chamber, where titles changed hands and 8 matches were shoved down our throats. Overall, the three hours moved along but the show felt bland at times. Somewhere in that mix of ordinary, five wrestlers left Elimination Chamber as real winners.
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WrestleNewz has Elimination Chamber play by play coverage. Becky Lynch needed the win at Elimination Chamber and she pulled one out in the opening pay per view match. This was a moment where we see the point of veterans returning. It’s not about getting the older talent over; it’s about getting the current roster over as superstars. Nobody gave Dean Ambrose much of a shot in the Elimination Chamber, yet he made the most of his time. The new design of the structure is made for someone like Ambrose. The IC Champion was able to perform those crazy elbow drops off pods and bounce around the Chamber like an actual lunatic. I truly never envisioned Naomi as a champion; let alone a memorable one. We’ll have to see how she does. She has the skills in the ring and with gold over her shoulder, it could be the right platform to elevate Naomi. Based off her post-match interview, you could see how much Naomi cares for this business and that’s who should be representing the company. For the first time in his wrestling career, Bray Wyatt is a singles champion. Not only that, but his first reign is as WWE Champion. A slew of injuries and appearing on TV seemed to slow Bray down at times. Now, he’s holding the greatest prize heading into WrestleMania. I don’t think fans give Luke Harper enough credit. He worked arguably the best match against Randy Orton. Instead of having Orton run through Harper as he heads into WrestleMania, WWE gave the deranged bearded-wrestler a chance to show his actual skills.