Will The US Title Be Defended In A Triple Threat Match At Elimination Chamber?
Last night on SmackDown Live, the team of Rusev and Shinsuke Nakamura was able to overcome the threat of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in Tag Team action, with Lana back at ringside.
Even though these two men were able to stay on the same page throughout the match, Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer believes that they are destined to do battle once again, but this time at Elimination Chamber.
“I’m thinking that they’re going to end up with a three-way with Rusev, Nakamura, and R-Truth at the pay-per-view,” he said via Ringsidenews.
R-Truth wasn’t present on SmackDown Live as he sold his injuries at the hands of Rusev and Nakamura from the beatdown last week. Since he now holds the United States Championship and both Rusev and Nakamura have a claim to it, it’s easy to see WWE turning this into a Triple Threat match for Elimination Chamber.
Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose Are Finally Given A Name
Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose debuted on the main roster alongside Paige as two thirds of Absolution, but after Paige was forced to retire and went on to become SmackDown General Manager, she pointed out numerous times that Absolution was over.
This was more than a year ago, and despite Deville and Rose teasing turns a number of times in recent months, the duo are still seen as a legitimate tag team heading into Elimination Chamber, where they could become Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Of course, being part of a match of this magnitude means that the duo needs a new name and last night on SmackDown Live, the two women were billed as Fire & Desire.
Could this be the name of the first ever Women’s Tag Team Champions?