Friday, February 10, 2017

WWE Elimination Chamber Preview

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the WWE Elimination Chamber preview. This Sunday's event will be live at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. This will mark the Elimination Chambers 15th year of existence, as the match made its debut back in 2002.

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Elimination Chamber Match": John Cena (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz: Last month at the WWE Royal Rumble, John Cena defeated AJ Styles to become a 16 World Champion. Next up on the road to Wrestlemania 33, Cena steps inside the Elimination Chamber and must defend the title inside the massive steel structure. AJ Styles looks to win back his title that he lost to Cena at the Royal Rumble and renews his past feud with Dean Ambrose. Dean Ambrose must contend with three past opponents of his own in Cena, Styles and the man he defeated for the WWE Intercontinental Championship The Miz. The sadistic Bray Wyatt enters the chamber, renewing his feud with Cena and Ambrose. The Miz, who's been the hottest heel on Smackdown Live looks to get revenge on Ambrose and become a two time world champion. Finally the young up and comer, Baron Corbin, looks to win his first WWE championship in the company. 

- "WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship, Turmoil Match": American Alpha (c) vs. The Usos vs. Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. Fandango and Tyler Breeze vs. The Ascension vs. The Vaudevillains: Last month on Smackdown Live, American Alpha defeated Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton to win the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship. Last week, the champs threw out an open invitation to any tag team in the locker room to face them for the titles. Five other tag teams emerged from the dressing room and a huge 12 man brawl broke out. After the brawl ended it was announced that American Alpha would put up their titles in a Tag Team Turmoil Match. Two teams start and once one of them is eliminated the next team comes out to fight.

- "WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship Match": Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Naomi: Alexa Bliss is still living the high life as the champion after defeating Becky Lynch at TLC to win the title. Alexa would then go on to defeat Becky again in a rematch as Mickie James arrived to help Alexa retain. Naomi meanwhile arrived to Smackdown Live and immediately made an impact, as she scored two straight pinfalls over Alexa and earned herself a title match at WWE Elimination Chamber. Alexa has taken Naomi very lightly and is expecting to retain her title. Naomi, meanwhile, is looking at winning the title and going on to Wrestlemania 33 as the champion in her home town.

- Randy Orton vs. Luke Harper: The Wyatt Family have been in a battle with each other internally for the past month. Harper has stated to Bray Wyatt that he didn't trust Randy Orton and felt Orton was only using Bray. Orton, however, continued to show his loyalty to Bray, helping him weekly in his matches. The Wyatt Family imploded with Harper attacking Orton and Harper getting laid out by Bray and Orton. The Wyatt Family would again fight with each other at the WWE Royal Rumble which saw Randy Orton come out victorious. Harper has dropped out of The Wyatt Family for the time being and has promised to prove to Bray that Orton is really a snake in the grass waiting to take Bray out.

- "Handicap Match": Dolph Ziggler vs. Apollo Crews and Kalisto: Heel Ziggler returned last month as Ziggler viciously attacked Kalisto and stated he didn't need anyone's help in his battles. Ziggler began to target Kalisto weekly until up and comer Apollo Crews made the save for Kalisto. Ziggler began to target Crews next for sticking up for Kalisto. Crews would go on to score a surprise victory on Ziggler, but then got attacked with a steel chair by Ziggler after the match. Kalisto tried to make the save, but he also suffered a steel chair beat down. Ziggler very happy with what he did, stated that he could beat both Crews and Kalisto any day of the week. Daniel Bryan immediately made the Handicap Match for WWE Elimination Chamber.

- Nikki Bella vs. Nattie Neidhart: The feud that began at WWE Survivor Series with Nattie Neidhart secretly attacking Nikki Bella backstage will finally come to a head at WWE Elimination Chamber. Nattie has stated that she can't stand Nikki Bella and the spotlight that she's always in and feels that the spotlight was stolen away from her. Nattie has called herself the best in the business, even belittling her own Uncle Bret Hart for tweeting on Twitter his support for Nikki Bella. Nattie has even made the feud personal as Nattie has mocked Nikki and her relationship with WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena and said that Nikki has been getting special favors from her brother in law, Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan. Nikki looks to finally get her hands on Nattie at WWE Elimination Chamber and shut the self proclaimed best in the women's division up once and for all.

- Becky Lynch vs. Mickie James: Mickie James returned to the WWE last month when she helped Alexa Bliss retain her WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship against Becky Lynch. Mickie stated that she was sick of hearing about the women's division and the women's revolution because she helped pave the way to it and no one ever gave her thanks. Becky demanded a match with Mickie James at WWE Elimination Chamber for revenge and so she can finally put Mickie in her place.

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