2017 Elimination Chamber Preview and Predictions
One of the two Pay-Per-View events before Wrestlemania 33 as Smackdown has their show first. There are three divas matches on the card, a huge tag team match and of course the Elimination Chamber match. This should close some story lines and extend others until the big show in April.
Elimination Chamber Card
- Mojo Rawley vs. Curt Hawkins
- Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James
- Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
- Dolph Ziggler vs. Apollo Crews and Kalisto
- Randy Orton vs. Luke Harper
- Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Naomi for the Smackdown Women’s Championship
- American Alpha (c) vs. Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. Breezango vs. The Usos vs. The Ascension vs. The Vaudevillains for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship
- John Cena (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. The Miz vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose in an Elimination Chamber for the WWE Championship
Match Preview and Predictions
Mojo Rawley vs. Curt Hawkins
Curt Hawkins made a joke to Mojo Rawley and that is what built up this match. Rawley is left in singles competition with Zach Ryder out. WWE needs to build up Rawley and having him lose to Hawkins would lose that momentum they can build.
Mojo Rawley wins via pinfall
Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James
Mickie James is one of the best ever females in the WWE. While she doesn’t have anything else left to prove, it doesn’t mean she is going to put over ever person she goes up against. While it will hurt Lynch and her shot to reclaim the throne of Smackdown, Mickie James could compete for that shot at Wrestlemania.
Mickie James wins via pinfall
Nikki Bella vs. Natalya
This rivalry has been going on since No Mercy and it won’t end at Elimination Chamber. I believe a final match at Wrestlemania will finish the series. Nikki Bella seems to be the one here to get the win. She was attacked on Talking Smack and it could fuel her for a victory over Natalya
Nikki Bella wins via pinfall
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kalisto and Apollo Crews
This “rivalry” has been the same thing over and over again. Ziggler takes on one of these men, the match ends quickly and he attacks them with a chair. Then the other comes out to save the one getting beat up by Ziggler. Ziggler is having a heel turn right now and what better way to become more of a heel than lose by DQ? Ziggler will make it a good match, until he feels like he can’t win and he will bring out a chair and attack either one and lose the match.
Kalisto and Apollo Crews win via DQ
Randy Orton vs. Luke Harper
The Wyatt family is down to two members as Luke Harper has turned face and sees Randy Orton as a threat. Randy Orton is going to main event Wrestlemania, so having him lose this match would make him look weak going into the biggest PPV event of the year.
Randy Orton wins via pinfall
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Naomi for the Smackdown Women’s Championship
While we thought we would see this match at Royal Rumble, we are getting it one month later. While Naomi would be a fresh face to hold the belt, Bliss needs to keep holding that title and become the top heel on the program.
Alexa Bliss wins via pinfall
American Alpha (c) vs. Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. Breezango vs. The Usos vs. The Ascension vs. The Vaudevillains for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship
American Alpha was looking for competition and now they got it. While half of the teams haven’t been doing much since being on Smackdown, the other half have been in title matches. The only teams to compete with American Alpha is Heath Slater and Rhyno and The Usos. American Alpha hasn’t had the titles for long, and you don’t want to turn these titles into the Raw women’s championship where it bounces around and it loses its meaning.
American Alpha wins via pinfall
John Cena (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. The Miz vs. Baron Corbin vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose in an Elimination Chamber for the WWE Championship
This one could go two ways. No way Dean Ambrose wins since he is the Intercontinental champion and The Miz isn’t ready for another main event push just yet. Baron Corbin has been moving up the ranks and while he would be a great champion, it is too early to put it on him. Styles just had a run, so his time being champion is up for now.
That leaves it down to two options. John Cena could win it and take on Randy Orton at Wrestlemania, but we all can see Randy Orton vs Bray Wyatt coming up. Now either two things can happen. If Cena wins, Orton would take him on then deal with Bray after Wrestlemania. If Bray Wyatt wins, then we got two matches out of that possibility. Bray could finally have the title, and his first defense has to be against Randy Orton and the Wyatt family starts to fall apart.
If Wyatt wins then he takes on Orton, but John Cena wants to use his rematch clause and it is booked as a triple threat match at Wrestlemania. Either of those options sound like a great idea, so for that having to happen. Bray needs to win and get his first WWE Championship.
Bray Wyatt wins via pinfall