The REAL Broken Entity. [Ronda Rousey’s Contract Signing]
It was appalling to see WWE handle a single contract-signing segment better than a feud that had been given three months or so of build-up. Ronda Rousey’s signing was exciting – the fans were screaming relevant chants and Triple H ended up being put through a table. It also carried implications – after the segment, we knew that another WrestleMania match was officially set in motion: Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle vs Stephanie McMahon and Triple H.
Now that is something we can all get excited about.
Yes, That Guy Won. [First Ever 7- Man Chamber Match]
Oh and they decided to put the paddings in the men’s match as well. Welp, there goes our favorite landing for a back body drop. We did not like this extra protection in the men’s seven-way. We understand the move in the women’s match, but why did that to their counterparts as well? Sure sure, it was for safety and injury purposes, but can you just not let wrestlers fight for fewer than 250 matches a year and spoil the ECW marks in all of us once in a while, WWE?
So yeah, what we all predicted became a reality: Roman Reigns won the Elimination Chamber 2018, and he will be facing Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 34 for the WWE Universal Championship. But the real star of the match was Braun Strowman: He eliminated EVERYONE ELSE. He was an absolute monster for 95% of the match. In fact, most of the fun spots involved him: The double-suplex on Cena and Rollins, Miz being hurled off the top of a pod onto Cena, Balor, and Reigns, QUADRUPLE SHIELD-STYLE POWERBOMB on Strowman, Cena delivering an Attitude Adjustment on The Monster Among Men, and STROWMAN KICKING OUT OF CENA’S AND THEN REIGNS’ FINISHER.
Keep in mind that had this been a standard Elimination Chamber affair (6-man), Strowman would have made enough eliminations to win the whole thing on his own. His performance was undoubtedly the best in the entire history of Elimination Chamber matches, so he surely had another feat to be proud of.
But that entire paragraph lauding Braun Strowman was not to undermine the efforts of the other competitors. Specifically, Reigns, Rollins, and Balor did very good jobs to keep the match flowing; Miz and Elias also handled their parts well. All seven competitors were on their night tonight and pieced together an excellent main event to close out the evening. It would not be an overstatement to say that this was the best Elimination Chamber match ever.
Most of the show was good to excellent, so it was definitely not a bad PPV by any means. There were definitely things that could have been improved, though, such as the WWE RAW Tag Team Championship match and the Hardy – Wyatt affair. The first women’s Elimination Chamber went well enough for us to look forward to a second installment; however, the highlight of the show was undoubtedly the men’s. Reigns emerged victorious, but there was more than one winner in the match. Damn it WWE, we are going to say this again: Braun Strowman is a fricking star.