The card for WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 was severely missing contemplating its place because the final pay-per-view earlier than WrestleMania 36.
Most fights have been rematches that had been accomplished earlier than too usually, whereas others have been foregone conclusions that did not must occur.
Many huge names weren’t scheduled to seem Sunday night time, and the entire thing felt like WWE had cut up the distinction between this and Super ShowDown on February 27.
But each WWE present has the potential to shock, even when it appears like a waste of time.
Is that what occurred with this present? What have been the largest positives and negatives that stood out from this system?
Presented so as of look, listed below are the highlights and low factors from Sunday’s Elimination Chamber.
Full Match Results
WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 outcomes
- The Viking Raiders defeated Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder by pinfall.
- Daniel Bryan defeated Drew Gulak by submission.
- Andrade defeated Humberto Carrillo by pinfall to retain the United States Championship.
- John Morrison and The Miz received the SmackDown Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber match.
- No Disqualification Match: Aleister Black defeated AJ Styles by pinfall.
- The Street Profits defeated Seth Rollins and Murphy by pinfall to retain the Raw Tag Team Championship.
- Sami Zayn, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Braun Strowman by pinfall to win the Intercontinental Championship. Zayn scored the pin and is the brand new champion.
- Shayna Baszler received the Women’s Elimination Chamber match.
Low Point: Kickoff
Sometimes, it is as if WWE purposely tries to inform followers to not hassle watching one thing.
With so many Superstars not on the Elimination Chamber card, was WWE’s go-to possibility for a bonus match on the Kickoff present actually The Viking Raiders vs. Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder?
Elias vs. King Corbin, Sheamus vs. Apollo Crews and Shorty G or one thing with the SmackDown ladies’s division would have been higher and carried over tales from the blue model not less than.
Meanwhile, the 2 groups who did characteristic Sunday night time have had little momentum.
The remainder of the Kickoff was a waste of time. All it did was kill time that might have been higher used for loads of different tales.
Highlight: Daniel Bryan vs. Drew Gulak
This was a nail-biter of a gap match. The story was predominantly Drew Gulak capitalizing on Daniel Bryan’s neck accidents, which was each logical and nerve-racking.
Each time Bryan was dropped on his head made sense, as Gulak has talked beforehand about figuring out his opponent’s weaknesses. But it was additionally scary, as any of these moments may have ended The Yes Man’s profession.
As lengthy as they have been secure, this was an important style of what these gifted Superstars may do in a future rematch. However, it will possibly’t be stated sufficient that regardless of how a lot this toyed with our feelings, security ought to at all times be the precedence.
Middle of the Road: Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo
Andrade and Humberto Carrillo have fought seven instances since Halloween on tv and pay-per-view.
They reached some extent the place they have been repeating themselves way back, so there was nothing new right here. Granted, a second like Carrillo’s hurricanrana off the highest rope was enjoyable and elicited a “this is awesome” chant from the gang.
In a bubble, this was an honest sufficient match. The downside was that this story misplaced its steam over a month in the past.
Hopefully, this was an OK fruits of this feud and not one thing that can occur once more for a while. However, Andrade successful by holding the tights implies this nonetheless might not be over, which is irritating.
Highlight: SmackDown Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber Match
The Elimination Chamber match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship was an absolute thrill, with a few of the finest spots we’ll most likely see all 12 months in WWE.
Gran Metalik’s hurricanrana onto John Morrison, Lince Dorado’s flip from the highest of the cage and Tucker’s somersault off the highest of a pod have been among the many “wow” moments, however the actual showstopper was Otis barreling by a pod and spilling exterior the cage.
However, tales have been additionally advised on this match.
The feud between Otis and Dolph Ziggler was highlighted.
The crowd was fired as much as see Tucker combat Robert Roode and The Showoff in his buddy’s stead, then upset for Heavy Machinery to be eradicated.
When Roode and Ziggler have been taken out, it introduced a “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye” music from the gang.
The Usos and The New Day have proven lots respect for one another up to now and labored properly collectively at instances Sunday night time, whereas The Miz and John Morrison bent the foundations to carry on to their titles.
This was improbable and properly value watching once more.
Highlight: Aleister Black vs. AJ Styles
There have been 4 issues WWE wanted to perform on this section:
- Further set up The O.C. as a unit that fights collectively and will cheat if want be.
- Add extra gas to the hearth within the AJ Styles vs. Undertaker feud.
- Give Aleister Black his win again over Styles.
- Have a superb match by that course of.
Thankfully, all events have been in a position to verify every thing off that checklist.
Black and Styles have additionally proved they’ve chemistry within the ring, so at any time when WWE needs to revisit this feud in a extra in-depth means, this match will give followers one thing to sit up for.
Middle of the Road: The Street Profits vs. Seth Rollins and Murphy
The Raw Tag Team Championship match was a superb contest, nevertheless it did not stand out as a spotlight on a card with higher segments.
In the grand scheme of issues, this boiled right down to Kevin Owens and The Viking Raiders interfering to offset AOP and screw Seth Rollins and Murphy so The Street Profits may win. That’s no totally different from what occurred when Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins claimed the titles.
All WWE did Sunday was repeat it for individuals who did not watch Raw, which is not the identical as including one other wrinkle within the story.
Also, for the reason that rematch clause was speculated to be expunged over one 12 months in the past, Rollins and Murphy did not want an opportunity to win their belts again within the first place.
At least the motion was ok to take pleasure in, although.
Highlight: Intercontinental Championship 3-on-1 Handicap Match
As disappointing because it was to see Braun Strowman drop a title inside a couple of weeks—which appears a transparent signal WWE does not suppose he ought to have a championship reign—not less than it was accomplished this fashion.
Losing a 3-on-1 Handicap match towards Shinsuke Nakamura, Cesaro and Sami Zayn does assist to guard The Monster Among Men from wanting too unhealthy.
On the intense aspect, the belt is now in Zayn’s possession as a substitute of reverting again to Nakamura, who WWE forgets to make use of at any time when he has a midcard title. It’s one thing totally different and could possibly be plenty of enjoyable.
Here’s hoping this was extra about stepping into that route and releasing Strowman up for one thing else or organising an opportunity for him to get his revenge.
Low Point: Raw Women’s Championship No. 1 Contender Elimination Chamber Match
If anybody thought Roman Reigns successful a males’s Elimination Chamber would have been an excessive amount of of a foregone conclusion, why did not they see the identical factor with Shayna Baszler?
There was little doubt The Queen of Spades was going to prevail Sunday night time and forge a problem to Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 36.
Sometimes, it is nice to ebook somebody as sturdy as Baszler was featured right here. After all, the extra intimidating she is, the extra threatening she appears for the Raw ladies’s champion.
However, the best way this was laid out was disjointed and unpalatable.
Why did not the match begin with The Riott Squad as the primary three within the ring to not less than give them a second to shine till Baszler took all of them out? It did Liv Morgan no favors to come back in after her two former finest pals have been eradicated and faucet out inside a minute or so.
Natalya took extra punishment from Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan, quite than Baszler.
Intervals of simply ready for a pod to open have been removed from exhilarating, too, particularly for a essential occasion. That meant the gang peaked earlier within the present and left on a flat word.
The essential occasion makes extra of a long-lasting impression than something, and if anybody felt underwhelmed or dissatisfied with the PPV, it is doubtless right down to how boring the finale was.