Predicting the match order at Elimination Chamber 2019
A seven match card is short by the standards of a WWE pay per view. Of course, it has two long Elimination Chamber matches that eat into the time that would likely be given to two or three more standard matches. I suppose that's better than the typical bloated WWE cards where half the matches are filler (well, that's the case this time, too, but seven is far better than ten or more).
As with every major show, the match order matters. The card doesn't look too endearing on paper, but smart ordering of the matches can make up for a lackluster appearance. Which match will main event? Which will be the curtain jerker? Which will be given the dead spot?
This is what tonight's show might look like.
#1 Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa
As should be expected when it comes to a Cruiserweight title match, we already know that this contest will take place on the pre-show. This honestly looks like it will be one of the better matches on the night, but WWE reportedly has no major plans for 205 Live, and constantly placing its matches in this spot shows it.
With Murphy certain to retain his title, this match is simply there to fill out the minutes and give people time to arrive. There are much worse ways the company can choose to fill out the time.
Murphy and Tozawa will have to get the newly-arrived (and arriving) people fired up for the rest of the night. We should have faith in their ability to do so. Buddy Murphy never disappoints and Akira Tozawa has a lot more in him when he's given chances such as this. This will be a fine way to start the night's festivities.