AJ Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, John Cena runs into the ropes, however, causing Styles to fall. Bray Wyatt hits Cena with the Sister Abigail. Bray Wyatt then covers John Cena and gets the win! Wyatt remains the WWE World Champion.
Back from the commercials, AJ Styles connects with a huge splash on Bray Wyatt on the table, he then goes right back up on the barricade and connects with a leg drop, breaking the table in the process. Styles tries to go for a Phenomenal forearm on John Cena inside the ring but Cena hits him with the AA instead.
Wyatt gets his momentum back by taking AJ Styles down with a shoulder block, he then tosses AJ Styles out of the ring. Cena comes in and connects with a Five knuckle shuffle on Bray Wyatt after taking him down. Cena then tries to go for an Attitude Adjustment but AJ Styles intervenes and takes Bray Wyatt out with a Flying Forearm instead.
Back in the ring, Styles continues to beat Wyatt down by driving his shoulder into Wyatt's midsection. Styles kicks Wyatt in the leg, connects with a flying forearm and covers him for the pin. Wyatt kicks out.
Back from the commercials, John Cena and AJ Styles are battling it out. Cena takes Styles down with shoulder blocks and sets up for the 5 knuckle shuffle. He runs to the ropes but Wyatt pulls his leg and takes him out. Wyatt then smashes Cena into the steel steps.
Bliss says that Naomi lucked out when she beat her on Sunday. Bliss then tells Naomi that she was no Alexa Bliss and didn't deserve to be a champion. Bliss then says that Naomi was a failure and calls herself the real Smackdown Women's champion.
Naomi then says that it has taken her eight years to get to where she is today and nothing could take the moment away from her. She promises to bring the title home at Wrestlemania. Alexa Bliss makes her entrance.
Becky punches Mickie out of the ring yet again with a strike to the back. Becky then follows Mickie to the outside and brings her back in. Mickie cluthes her arm and tells the referee that she might be legitimately hurt.
Mickie tries to reverse the momentum but Becky rolls her up for a pin again. Mickie kicks out and hits Becky with a flapjack. She then goes to the top rope but Becky moves out of the way. Becky hits Mickie with a Bexploder and pins her. Mickie kicks out.
Mickie gets a pin on Becky but Becky kicks out. Mickie continues to kick Becky down after putting her in a chinlock. Becky powers out of it and takes Mickie down with a couple of clotheslines and a big Lariat. She then hits Mickie with a kick to the thigh. Becky pins Mickie but Mickie kicks out.
Becky hits Mickie with a springboard sidekick as Mickie was on the apron. Mickie falls out of the ring as a result. Becky follows her outside and the two women take each other out with clotheslines. We cut to commercials.
Mickie James finally gets back in the ring and straight away knees Becky in the gut, she then punches Becky down some more but Becky responds with an uppercut and a couple of armdrags. Becky then twists Mickie's left arm.
Mickie tries to get some offence but Becky keeps her momentum. Becky rolls Mickie up following a scuffle but Mickie kicks out. Becky goes for a crucifix pin but Mickie kicks out again. Becky then hits Mickie with a straight Firearm, causing Mickie to roll out of the ring.
Dolph Ziggler gets interviewed backstage. He says that Kalisto and Apollo Crews were sore and losers. He says that everyone thinks they're there to replace him but he keeps proving them wrong. Ziggler then says that he'll put everyone in their place.
Ambrose doesn't appear for a while, Baron Corbin walks out, holding Ambrose by the scruff of his vest. Ambrose and Corbin fight it out at the top of the ramp, Corbin hits him with a Deep Six on the side of the ramp, leaving Ambrose incapacitated.
Back from the commercials, James Ellsworth and Carmella are in the ring. Ellsworth tells the crowd to not boo Carmella because he was her only "beau". He then gives her an extended introduction. Dean Ambrose's music starts playing.
Backstage, James Ellsworth and Carmella are having a conversation. Dean Ambrose walks in and tells Ellsworth that Carmella was using him. Daniel Bryan enters the scene and makes a match between Dean Ambrose and James Ellsworth official for later tonight, citing their unresolved issues.
Jordan connects with an Alphaplex on Konnor and another Suplex on Viktor. Gable gets tagged in and attempts to double team Ascension but gets countered. Ascension end up double teaming Gable instead. Gable kicks out of the pin.
Konnor punches Gable down. Gable connects with a hanging armbar on Konnor but the referee breaks it up. Viktor gets tagged in. Jason Jordan gets tagged in and immediately unleashes a big barrage of offence.
Back from the commercials, Viktor is in the ring with Chad Gable. Viktor appears to have the upper hand and drives Gable into his corner. Viktor pins Gable but Gable kicks out. Konnor gets tagged in and the two double team Gable. Konnor pins Gable but Gable kicks out yet again.
Viktor talks to Konnor, Viktor and Gable start fighting again and Gable takes him down with a waist lock takedown. Viktor then goes after Jason Jordan who gets in the ring. Konnor and Viktor end up tossing out American Alpha from the ring. American Alpha get back, however, climb the top rope and clothesline The Ascension.
Gable throws Viktor down to the mat and pins him. Viktor kicks out and slowly gets back on his feet. The two lock horns again but Viktor twists Gable's arm this time. Gable gets out of it and pins Viktor again. Viktor kicks out and seems annoyed.
Styles says that John Cena wasn't a normal person like others. He then says that he can beat Bray Wyatt and has already beaten Cena in the past. Styles asks for his rematch for the WWE Championship. Daniel Bryan comes out.
Bray Wyatt to battle John Cena in a WWE Title Rematch tonight
In the wake of his “brother” Randy Orton winning the 2017 Royal Rumble Match, Bray Wyatt doubled down on The Wyatt Family’s chances at success by walking out of Sunday’s Elimination Chamber Match as the new WWE Champion. However, amid The Eater of Worlds’ championship celebration, the WWE Universe collectively began to ask one simple question as the pay-per-view came to a close: Does this mean Wyatt and Orton will clash at this year’s WrestleMania for the WWE Title?
It is, of course, tradition for the Royal Rumble Match winner to take on the champion of their brand on The Grandest Stage of Them All. However, there are seven weeks of SmackDown LIVE remaining on The Road to WrestleMania and, as General Manager Daniel Bryan put it perfectly on WWE Network’s Talking Smack, a lot can happen in those seven weeks.And just like that, the circumstances may indeed be changing.
It has been announced that John Cena has invoked his WWE Championship rematch clause and will challenge The New Face of Fear tonight on SmackDown LIVE! So despite all the excitement surrounding the Chamber, at the end of the day, will it be The Cenation Leader lining up to face The Viper at The Showcase of the Immortals?
Could Cena make history by becoming a 17-time World Champion - surpassing WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair? You want some excitement on The Road to WrestleMania? Come get some!
Naomi is the new SmackDown Women’s Champion, but for how long?
Though no one can question the importance of the Elimination Chamber Match, perhaps the most impressive moments in Sunday’s SmackDown LIVE pay-per-view came from the Women’s division. The female Superstars battled in three separate contests, each more intense than the one before it.
It was out of that fiery atmosphere that a new champion was crowned, as Naomi overcame Alexa Bliss to win her first SmackDown Women’s Title. However, there is no rest for the wicked, and the Wicked Witch of WWE is already clamoring to reclaim what has been taken from her.
And though Nikki Bella and Natalya certainly have unfinished business with each other, and Mickie James and Becky Lynch seem to just be getting warmed up, any one of those competitors could turn their attention to the Women’s Championship in the blink of an eye – especially with The Showcase of the Immortals on the horizon. Don’t forget about Carmella, either.
Although The Princess of Staten Island watched Elimination Chamber from James Ellsworth’s skybox, that doesn’t mean she won’t drop in on a moment’s notice to seize a golden opportunity.
Who will rise out of the Turmoil to challenge American Alpha?
As SmackDown Tag Team Champions, American Alpha certainly proved their mettle in the Tag Team Turmoil Match this past Sunday at Elimination Chamber. But with WrestleMania seven weeks away, which tandem will emerge to become Chad Gable & Jason Jordan’s new No. 1 contenders?
It’s worth noting that during Talking Smack on Sunday night, Daniel Bryan did single out The Ascension, who impressed the SmackDown GM both in the pay-per-view and with their huge 12-Man Tag Team Match victory.
Is this the Konnor & Viktor that WWE fans have been waiting for? Or are the tough-as-nails Usos gearing up for another showdown with the reigning titleholders? Perhaps former SmackDown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Rhyno?
Is Baron Corbin destined to become Intercontinental Champion?
While possible contenders have already begun to make themselves known within the WWE Title, SmackDown Women’s Title and SmackDown Tag Team Title pictures, who is going to step up to try to take away Dean Ambrose’s Intercontinental Championship?Certainly, based on what we saw in Sunday’s Elimination Chamber Match, the answer could very well be Baron Corbin.
After The Lunatic Fringe snuck up and eliminated him, The Lone Wolf snapped and absolutely decimated the unstable Superstar – hurling him through the Lexan glass pod before planting him with End of Days.After Corbin made such a powerful statement, one must wonder just how long it will be before The Lone Wolf sets his sights on Ambrose’s title.
Then again, any of the Chamber combatants could take up that pursuit – particularly AJ Styles and The Miz, who both have no love at all for Ambrose and really seem to like championship gold. Or will another Superstar step into the mix for an opportunity at WrestleMania glory?
Will Ziggler’s aggression cost him or give him exactly what he wants?
Guys, what exactly is to be done about Dolph Ziggler? Taking Kalisto out of action on Sunday did not allow The Showoff to prevail in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match at Elimination Chamber, but Ziggler was able to make his mark with a vicious post-match onslaught, and caused serious harm to Apollo Crews in the process.
The extent of Crews’ injuries remains unclear at this point. What is clear is that someone needs to try and put Ziggler in check.Then again, when you consider that Ziggler’s first couple of attacks on other Superstars earned him an opportunity in the Royal Rumble Match, you have to ask yourself whether the powers-that-be on SmackDown LIVE are even interested in discouraging Ziggler’s behavior.
Could his action be exactly what the aggressive former World Champion needs to ultimately get him back on top?