Match ratings and results for WWE Elimination Chamber 2022: Bianca Belair receives a championship opportunity at WrestleMania, while Brock Lesnar wins the WWE title.
On February 19, the road to WrestleMania resumed with two Elimination Chamber battles. For WrestleMania 38, a couple rematches were set up, and a new champion was crowned in Saudi Arabia.
An tournament that included some excellent matchups came to a predictable conclusion. Nobody could have foreseen how we got there.
In the men’s Elimination Chamber match, Brock Lesnar won the WWE championship after squashing all of the other opponents within. The champion, Bobby Lashley, was unable to compete because he was in “concussion protocol” after being injured after Rollins hit Riddle with a Buckle Bomb through Lashley’s pod.
At WrestleMania 38, Lesnar, the Royal Rumble winner, will face Roman Reigns in a champion vs. champion bout. Lashley was unable to retain his championship because he was not pinned.
Bianca Belair won the other Elimination Chamber match, allowing her to challenge for a world championship at WrestleMania once again. Becky Lynch, who defeated her at SummerSlam to win the title, will be her opponent. Lynch won the RAW women’s championship after defeating Lita earlier in the night.
In tag team action, Ronda Rousey and Naomi defeated Charlotte Flair and Sonya Deville, while Madcap Moss suffered an epic defeat to Drew McIntyre. The duel between The Usos and The Viking Raiders was called off after The Usos beat up their opponents before the contest even started. For both sides, a lengthy journey resulted in a short night.
This is how it went down:
Seth Rollins and Austin Theory began the men’s Elimination Chamber battle, with Brock Lesnar winning and becoming WWE champion. Rollins launched a Buckle Bomb into Lashley’s pod, injuring both Lashley and Theory. Riddle was the next to speak. Rollins and Riddle were fighting as Lashley was being examined. After then, Lashley was escorted from the Chamber.
Then came AJ Styles, who swept the board. Riddle gained the upper hand by delivering a Randy Orton-style middle-rope DDT. He was attempting an RKO but became sidetracked. It was now Lashley’s time, but he was nowhere to be found. Lesnar, fed up with waiting, shattered his pod and joined the fight. Rollins was trapped when he landed an F-5 on him.
As Riddle was being eliminated by Lesnar, it was announced that Lashley had been placed in “concussion protocol” and was out of the contest. After that, Lesnar eliminated Styles. Theory vs. Lesnar was the last matchup. Theory attempted to flee from Lesnar, but the latter stomped his way through a pod containing Theory. Lesnar followed with a series of suplexes. Theory delivered a low hit and attempted to flee the cage, with no intention of making this a fight.
Lesnar hit an F-5 off the top of the pod to the toughest section of the chamber at a nice place. He then pinned Theory to reclaim the WWE championship.
We expected Lesnar to win the bout. However, taking Lashley out of the contest absolutely deflated everything. It was a traditional Lesnar match, rather than a contest that could showcase everyone. Once Lashley was out, there was no reason to believe the match would be any different or unusual. With a time of roughly 14 minutes, it was also one of the shortest Chamber bouts. The F-5 off the pod was the match’s lone bright spot.
Becky Lynch retains the RAW women’s championship after defeating Lita. Lita began her first singles bout in years with a bang. Lynch trying for Lita’s neck was a recurring theme throughout the fight. While Lynch was trash-talking Lita and the fans, the audience was on her side.
Lynch rebounded from Lita’s takedown and began hammering her from the outside. The champion followed up with an exploder suplex. She had a Suplex City moment of her own. Lita used a traditional DDT to counter a suplex. Lita gained the upper hand after they exchanged strikes. With a crossbody, she threw her down. Lita mixed things up with a sleeper hold after both women’s rollups were countered. Lynch tumbled out the ring when she tried a moonsault. Lita returned to the ring and hit a Stratusphere in tribute to her old opponent Trish Stratus. The Disarm-Her and a Manhandle Slam were landed by Lynch, but Lita’s foot was on the rope before the ref could count to three.
Lita connected with a DDT and attempted a moonsault, but Lynch kicked out. Lynch’s third Manhandle Slam was enough to seal the victory and keep the championship.
This contest was much superior than anyone’s expectations. Lita looked fantastic in the ring, and Lynch’s portrayal of a desperate heel facing her childhood idol worked beautifully. A rematch between Lynch and Belair is now possible. Lita is still welcome to join us!
It was essentially a squash match. To start things off, McIntyre annihilated Madcap Moss. After a time, Happy Corbin stepped in to help Moss gain an edge. McIntyre then used his sword to fight off Corbin before hitting the Claymore (while still holding his sword).
McInytre is still recovering from his injuries, but removing Corbin’s muscle could pave the way for larger things. Alternatively, there’s the possibility of another bout with Corbin. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.
Charlotte Flair and Sonya Deville were defeated by Ronda Rousey and Naomi. Deville was still wearing a cast from when Rousey assaulted her. Rousey was dressed in her judo gi, which added to her gimmick/background well.
Rousey had one arm behind her back at initially to keep things even, but Deville claimed she wasn’t hurt. Rousey, thankfully, did not go in that direction and instead utilised both arms. Rousey and Deville looked quite bright in the ring, especially considering their MMA backgrounds. We were teased by Flair vs. Rousey multiple times, but we never had a chance to watch them until the very end. Deville and Naomi’s battle continued, and when it came to Flair vs. Rousey, things got heated. Flair delivered strong strikes to Rousey’s neck.
When Rousey locked her gaze on Flair and placed Deville in an armbar, the latter promptly tapped out. In terms of plot, the bout was adequate for what it was, since it furthered both feuds.
The women’s Elimination Chamber match is won by Bianca Belair. The women’s chamber had a diverse cast of personalities and plots. A swing in Alexa Bliss’ pod was a terrific highlight for the returning Alexa Bliss.
To begin, Nikki A.S.H. faced up against Liv Morgan. Doudrop was the next to emerge, and he immediately began cleaning the home. When Rhea Ripley emerged from her pod, the current group’s favourite to win (according to oddsmakers), things got interesting. She faced her competitor, Nikki, and swiftly dispatched her. Bliss came up next,
and despite the fact that she had been absent from the ring for some time, it was as if she had never left. Bliss seemed at ease being a cross between her present gimmick and her former personality. Morgan used a top rope powerbomb to finish off Doudrop. Belair was the last to appear, and that’s when things really started going.
Ripley and Belair first paired up, which is a recurring motif when these two are together. Bliss pinned Morgan, followed by a Twisted Bliss, then Belair eliminated Ripley after a time. After a back-and-forth that included a Code Red and rollups by Bliss, an attempted Sister Abigail was reversed, and Belair pinned Bliss to win the Chamber match.
Belair may now attempt to recapture the women’s championship at WrestleMania, since this was the right method to conclude the bout. There was no room for doubt in this situation. The contest itself was excellent, especially when all of the big participants were there.
Roman Reigns retains the Universal Championship after defeating Goldberg.
At first, it seemed like the two large guys were having a staring battle. The match was then moved outdoors, where Reigns had the upper hand. Goldberg gained some momentum and speared Reigns. He attempted the Jackhammer, but Reigns countered with a Rock Bottom. The Superman Punch was delivered by Reigns. When Reigns went for the spear once again, Goldberg countered with one of his own.
He reached for the Jackhammer once again. Reigns, on the other hand, countered with a sleeper hold. Reigns refused to let go, despite Goldberg’s best efforts. After Goldberg was unable to continue, the bout was called off by the referee.
This was a straightforward bout between two large guys that didn’t put Goldberg under too much stress. Although the ultimate outcome was unavoidable, the journey to get there was fascinating.