WWE Elimination Chamber 2018 Review: Most Important Moments of the PPV
The 2018 Elimination Chamber pay-per-view is in the rearview mirror and it's time for us to take a look back at what transpired and what will have the biggest influences on WWE programming going forward.
As with any event, there are some elements which are just not important to the grand scheme of things, and this show had its fair share of those moments.
This is why you won't be seeing Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt recapped or a breakdown of how The Miztourage lost to The Good Brothers.
However, since this is an event that specifically helps set up WrestleMania, there were a few segments which have implications that are going to be huge in the coming months.
With all that being said, here is a rundown of the five most important moments of the Elimination Chamber 2018.
#5 Asuka stays undefeated, but Jax strikes back
Whether they were stuck in a loop, someone copied off of somebody else's paper, or WWE's creative team just couldn't think of anything better than doing the same thing twice on this show, there were two moments where someone lost a match and attacked their opponent afterwards in order to remain looking strong.
The first of the night was when Asuka was able to pin Nia Jax, who then tackled her through a security barricade in frustration.
This is because had Jax been victorious, she would have entered the Raw Women's Championship match at WrestleMania, but with the quick pin, she fell short of that goal.
There are two reasons this is important, with the first being that Asuka's undefeated streak is sticking around and she will likely hold that record into WrestleMania.
The second is that Jax is clearly not finished with Asuka and may still somehow find herself in title contention, particularly if Asuka were to opt to challenge Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women's Championship instead.
This could be a case of WWE booking themselves into a corner without thinking ahead of time and then trying to do whatever is necessary to set up Asuka vs. Flair and still have Jax look dominant and be a challenger on the Raw side, while not upsetting the streak.