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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Reason why Elimination Chamber and Fastlane have multi-man main events

Daniel Wood
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3.25K   //    15 Feb 2018, 21:26 IST

Seth Rollins and Finn Balor make the Elimination Chamber main event a seven man affair
Seth Rollins and Finn Balor make the Elimination Chamber main event a seven-man affair

What's the story?

WWE are really stacking the main event title matches for their upcoming Elimination Chamber and Fastlane pay-per-views with as many Superstars as possible, and it seems there's method to their madness. Twitter-based wrestling news provider Wrestle Votes has suggested that the WWE are trying to keep people guessing leading up to WrestleMania.

In case you didn't know...

For the first time ever there will be seven men, instead of six, in the Elimination Chamber, the RAW brand's next pay-per-view after Seth Rollins and Finn Balor both pinned Apollo Crews at the same time in the second-chance Fatal Fiveway match.

As for SmackDown Live and the Fastlane main event, it was changed from a Triple Threat to a Fatal Fiveway after both Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin earned their way into the match by defeating Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens respectively.

The heart of the matter

With Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar being rumoured as the Universal Title match since last year, and Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles seemingly set to do battle over the WWE title the WrestleMania title matches seem set in stone already.

However, Wrestle Votes has revealed that the WWE are adding as many men as possible to their WWE and Universal Title main events at Elimination Chamber and Fastlane in an attempt to muddy the waters and in order to keep the WWE Universe guessing.

What's next?

It's a nice sentiment from the WWE to try to keep things as uncertain and as exciting as possible, but does anyone really, really think that they're going to have someone other than Roman Reigns win the Elimination Chamber. Or that AJ Styles will lose the title to someone else and not go on to face Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakamura.

Author's take

Personally, I think that Strowman is the logical choice to dethrone Lesnar at WrestleMania given the events of the last few months and how everyone has been booked leading up to now. So I'm still holding out hope that there's an unexpected surprise in store.


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Daniel Wood
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