Lineups for Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania.
With WWE's Royal Rumble now in the periphery, we are full speed on the road to WrestleMania. WWE's next big event is Elimination Chamber and it's only two weeks away, which means we'll be getting a full lineup very quickly. The event takes place in Montreal, Canada.
Already announced for the show is the Men's Elimination Chamber match for the WWE US Championship with Austin Theory, Seth Rollins, Bronson Reed, Johnny Gargano and two more wrestlers to be determined on Raw.
The Women's Elimination Chamber match victor will earn a shot at the WWE RAW Women's Champion, Bianca Belair at WrestleMania. Already announced for the match are Raquel Rodriguez, Liv Morgan, Nikki Cross and Asuka. Two more women will be announced for the match. Tonight on Smackdown, and Monday on Raw will feature two elimination matches to determine the final two competitors in the match.
Also expected to be announced on Smackdown tonight is the main event with Roman Reigns defending against the hometown boy, Sami Zayn. Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley are also both scheduled for the show. It is unclear if they will be in the men's chamber or involved in a separate match.
The two-night WrestleMania card also continues to take shape. As first discussed in my previous column, here is the working lineup:
- Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship
- Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte for the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship
- Bianca Belair vs. Elimination Chamber winner for the WWE RAW Women's Championship
- Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler vs Io Skye & Dakota Kai for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship
- Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley
- Becky Lynch vs. Bayley
- Seth Rollins vs. Logan Paul
- John Cena vs. Austin Theory
- Rey Mysterio vs. Dominik Mysterio
- Edge vs. Finn Balor
- Gunther vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
- Possible match: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens vs. the Usos
What's on TV this weekend?
WWE Smackdown tonight at 8pm on Fox has a big show, which includes the followup to the closing angle at Royal Rumble last weekend:
- Roman Reigns appears
- SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair defends against Sonya Deville
- SmackDown Tag Team title contender's tournament finals: Braun Strowman & Ricochet vs. Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci)
- Women's Elimination Chamber qualifying match: Shayna Baszler vs. Shotzi vs. Zelina Vega vs. Natalya
AEW Rampage has a fun lineup planned, starting at 10pm on TNT:
- The Elite (Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks) vs. Ethan Page, Matt Hardy, and Isaiah Kassidy
- Swerve Strickland vs. Brian Pillman Jr..
- Toni Storm and Saraya vs. The Renegade Twins.
- Rush vs. Christopher Daniels
WWE NXT has a big streaming event, Vengeance Day this Saturday night at 8pm on Peacock:
- Steel Cage match for NXT Championship: Bron Breakker (c) vs. Grayson Waller
- NXT Women’s title: Roxanne Perez (c) vs. Jacy Jayne vs. Gigi Dolin
- NXT North American title: Wes Lee (c) vs. Dijak
- NXT Tag Team titles: The New Day (c) vs. Gallus vs. Pretty Deadly vs. Chase U
- NXT Women’s Tag Team titles: Kayden Carter & Katana Chance (c) vs. Fallon Henley & Kiana James
- 2 out of 3 falls: Apollo Crews vs. Carmelo Hayes
RAW on Monday at 8pm on USA Network has a pretty loaded card too:
- Steel cage match: Becky Lynch vs. Bayley
- Elimination Chamber qualifying match: Carmella vs. Candice LeRae vs. Piper Niven vs. "Michin" Mia Yim
- Elimination Chamber qualifying match: Damian Priest vs. Angelo Dawkins
- Elimination Chamber qualifying match: Montez Ford vs. Elias
AEW Dynamite next Wednesday at 8pm has a big show announced:
- AEW World title eliminator match: MJF vs. Konosuke Takeshita
- AEW Women's World title eliminator match: Jamie Hayter vs. The Bunny
- AEW World Tag Team Championship: The Acclaimed (c) vs. The Gunns
- Bryan Danielson vs. Rush
- Garcia/Guevara gauntlet match: Ricky Starks vs. Angelo Parker, Ricky Starks vs. Matt Menard, Ricky Starks vs. Daniel Garcia or Sammy Guevara
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