Results from the card, live on Pay Per View on Sunday 26th February 2018, below.
Once more the overtired Women’s gimmick matches took centre stage. First up was the first ever Women’s Elimination Chamber battle.
Alexa Bliss fended off all challengers in a predictable, moderately pleasing but still lacking match up with another poor result, where WWE are too scared or creatively uncertain off what to press forward with.
This was the moment to crown a brand new champion and push talent like Sonya Deville (the best worker of the match) to the top. WWE once more are behind on the times, as fans and critics can clearly see. Nothing changes in WWE, which is a simple embarrassment and we arn’t giving any more tips, but WWE need to set both Deville and Mandy Rose solo and send Rose up highly with Goldust as a pair to dominate also. This was also a perfect turning point, missed so badly. They still can’t figure out a single thing, can they?
Sasha Banks turned on friend Bayley, die a Disney spot akin to the Lion King (wow) and Mickie James and Alexa Bliss also chipped in with something.
Bliss showed a strong level of depth, despite the lame result, but is stuck in WWE’s same age old handling of champions who just hog titles, with no way forth as competition or development.
Up next was another dreadful Tag match with the Raw titles on the line from Cesaro and Sheamus, who thankfully retained against deadbeats Apollo, Titus O’Neil and indescribable failure Dana Brooke. Crews was renamed after the recent Florida shootings, which WWE did not want to associate their product with. Seeming to forget its entirety of allegiance with the Bullet Club, almost all its prominent member on the roster, and an ignorant Indy weed in Ricochet, given high favour and having advertised WWE Photo Shoot on the upcoming network show-reel. Classy. Shootings in America have been more prominent since WWE went all guns blazing with its selective talents signed to the roster and highlighted on programming as top stars.
Asuka and Nia Jax had a fight. If Nia won, after losing the Royal Rumble, she would join Asuka and the Women’s champion (Alexa Bliss) in a three way at Wrestlemania. Thrown together for the sake of a random encounter on PPV, with nothing achieved for either performer or the title itself, WWE entered another pot hole. Asuka won and Nia beat her down and left, as per usual. What was the point? Jax, who lost the Rumble, got special favour for no explained reason other than being fat and WWE trying to make her a female beast, which isn’t working out well, even if cheered just to be the wrecking ball to silence WWE’s lacking choices as disagreed with by its universe.
“Woken” Matt Hardy dropped Bray Wyatt in another failed concept filled with political farce. The TNA vs WWE version of Max Waltham, both very poorly enhanced on the main show. (You can’t be or replicate me and that’s why it never works, you can only have me). Wyatt lost another predictable match regardless of if he has a clean reputation backstage. It was revealed Wyatt. Who has been known to be sleeping with ring announcer JoJo, after passing up his wife, has been spending child alimony on JoJo instead. WWE’s family image in a nutshell. The match itself was lacklustre, pedestrian and could not ignite a lukewarm response. Fans also entertained themselves with “Beachball” chants. They would have been better off asking for pizza. It served no purpose either, as is often the WWE booking case. Are ratings down?
A fan was also arrested for fighting with fans, under the influence of alcohol. Ain’t WWE a great place for entertainment? Please take your kids.
WWE also wheeled out Ronda Rousey again, to sign her contract. Of course, ego obsessed hard-on hirer, Triple H had to be there, and brought the wife Stephanie McMahon along too. The promo was complete clusterf**k as even Kurt Angle was there and Rousey, Angle and the McMahon plus husband one, made a categorical mess of fluffed lines, awkward reactions and zero chemistry. Great job there, Trips. He went through a table to give Rousey a chance to build a name and dropping Triple H who for him, it was fun, but hoped the audience, who loathe him so much (which he cares not about with disregard) hoped it would generate some 'heat'. No, they just don't like you and want you to sort your egotistic mismanagement out. At this rate Rousey will never get over.
|Get a grip...|
Triple H, everyone's favourite mark.
The final battle was the Men’s Elimination Chamber, you know the one that matters. The Illumination Chamber flickered with sexy lights, in pod cameras and plexi glass galore. Oooh, are ya excited?
With no available options other than John Cena and Roman Reigns (how poor WWE have stalled their future) both failed connections with audiences, Roman Reigns won the predictable bout against The Miz, Elias, Finn Balor, John Cena and Braun Strowman.
|That sweet chest hair, dho...|
Strowman was allowed to destroy Reigns to a pulp, but only after Strowman, the beast who took out everyone, lost to SuperCena II, SuperReigns. Roman Reigns has also attracted more attention in the Hollywood steroid abuse ring, which WWE once more decided to reward with a slap up victory and heavyweight title shot at Wrestlemania, where Reigns is going to win.
You didn’t really think Vince McMahon would pass up both the poorly lacklustre defeaters of the Undertaker’s Wrestlemania streak and a sheer defiance to diss the fans with what McMahon wants rather than you’re choices? They look like 1970-1980’s behemoth’s don’t they? Vince McMahon always loves that.
PPV Rating - 2/10
Men/Women of their matches - Sonya Deville, Cesaro, Asuka, Bray Wyatt, The Miz
Man/Woman of the PPV - Roman Reigns
So the fans have left and the ones that remain will boo the hell out of the pair of WWE Superheroes and lacking direction out of the arena at Wrestlemania. Is this really quality entertainment or what is “Best for Business”? Of course not but WWE do not give one hoot about you, its all their own BS that you must swallow. How much will you take before it becomes regurgitated? WWE think they can carry on this way. Fans cannot, and more so, will not. Pockets have been struck for WWE and more likely to drop in 2018 and beyond. WWE has proven to be a catastrophic investment, failure at entertainment and full of corrupt values it promotes itself for.
The game is up.
People see WWE for what it truly has become. Only WWE can change their ways, but with their ego’s and Triple H’s negativity of this writer shaping the business and its way forward and McMahon’s jealousy at not owning such product of creative wit, WWE hasn’t got as chance in hell of healing its self created rift, with drastic cracks among the floor, which will soon collapse beneath it.
Triple H is a kid in a candy store, who wants all of everything. A jack of all trades and a master of none. He doesn’t see himself at all, and how damaging his ignorant choices are for the future business which will die once Vince McMahon is truly gone. Triple H will be no saviour and the “team” he is assembling for his future enhancement are anything but.
That’s your problem though, not mine, isn’t it?
Triple H cannot bury his ego and with it, WWE will be taken from underneath it.
Welcome to the Airhead Era.
Are you really welcome?
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