From the WWE Rumor Mill: First Women's Elimination Chamber match contenders revealed
The first women's Elimination Chamber will take place on February 25, 2018.
Whats the story?
As reported by Cageside Seats, Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, Bayley, Mickie James and Sonya Deville are currently pencilled in as Alexa Bliss' challengers in the first women's Elimination Chamber match.
In case you didn't know...
The Elimination Chamber features six participants competing in a gigantic caged structure. Two men start the match, with the other four in pods around the ring. Every five minutes, one competitor is released from a pod at random until all six participants are in the match. The last one standing wins the match.
With the recent women's revolution, female wrestlers are featured in more gimmick matches. The first women's Hell in a Cell match between Sasha Banks and Charlotte took place in 2016, while a women's Money in the Bank match took place in July 2017 at the MITB pay-per-view.
The heart of the matter
When asked "Why haven't we seen an all women's elimination chamber match for the Raw women's champion title belt?", Kurt angle responded in his Facebook Q and A, "Patience. You will."
The T-Mobile Arena tweeted on January 26 that there would be 12 RAW superstars inside the Elimination Chamber featuring images of Samoa Joe and RAW women's champion, Alexa Bliss. This almost confirmed the first women's Elimination match will happen.
With Alexa Bliss defending her title inside Elimination Chamber, Cageside Seats reported that Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, Bayley, Mickie James and Sonya Deville are currently pencilled in as her challengers in the first women's Elimination Chamber match.
This year, the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view will be held at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada on February 25. The Elimination Chamber will be the last pay-per-view for RAW before WrestleMania and WWE will soon announce the match in coming weeks.
I think, similar to men's Elimination Chamber match, there would be qualifying matches for the women's elimination chamber match in the coming weeks on RAW.
WWE is putting Sasha banks as a serious contender with her phenomenal performance in the Royal Rumble match and the match she had on RAW with Asuka. I think a heel turn is planned for Sasha and she will win the title at Elimination Chamber.