Sunday’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view featured several highlight-reel moments, but the one everyone are going to be talking about until WrestleMania was Drew McIntyre eliminating Brock Lesnar.
Not only did he throw The Beast out of the ring, but he went on to win the entire thing to earn a title shot at WrestleMania 36. He will get to settle on between Bray Wyatt and Lesnar but the choice already seems clear.
Other notable results include Becky Lynch finally defeating Asuka, Wyatt retaining the WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan and Charlotte Flair winning the women’s Rumble match.
The biggest event of the year takes place on April 5. Between now then, WWE has the Elimination Chamber PPV to plan.
Certain matches seem obvious supported what we’ve seen in recent weeks while others are less clear. Let’s check out some bouts we’ll likely see on March 8.
Lana vs. Liv Morgan
Lana and Liv Morgan are set to possess a match on Monday’s Raw with Bobby Lashley and Rusev being banned from ringside as a stipulation.
If we all know anything about WWE, it’s that there’s no way this match ends clean without some quite interference by The All Mighty and/or The Bulgarian Brute.
This feud has been building for several weeks. it isn’t getting to endways a post-PPV episode of Raw. it’s getting to last a minimum of until Elimination Chamber.
Maybe WWE will use the chamber pods to lock up Rusev and Lashley above the ring so Lana and Morgan can settle their differences by themselves.
This is Morgan’s big return storyline and if WWE wants to push her as a possible contender for the title, she must defeat The Ravishing Floridian on a grand stage.
Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley
Rusev and Lashley have had a few of matches since this storyline began, but Rusev needs a serious victory to get through this feud permanently.
The losses he has suffered at the hands of The All Mighty are designed to form his eventual win even more exciting, but your reaction will depend upon how you are feeling about this whole situation.
While this storyline continues to urge tons of attention, WWE fans and analysts are split on whether it’s good or not. Some people view it as a breath of fresh air while others think it’s a step backward.
Regardless of how we all feel, this may continue until Elimination Chamber. meaning several more weeks of Lana screaming about her ex-husband during every promo.
Women’s Elimination Chamber
Charlotte won the women’s Royal Rumble on Sunday to a mixed response. She hasn’t officially chosen her opponent for WrestleMania 3 yet but odds are good she chooses to face whoever holds the Raw Women’s Championship. That woman is currently the person.
The SmackDown women’s title must be the focus of the women’s Elimination Chamber match, especially since Lacey Evans and Bayley can’t keep this feud going for for much longer.
This leaves four other spots to fill inside the Chamber. The recently returned Naomi would be a logical choice, then would Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.
As for the ultimate spot, one among the NXT Superstars who appeared during The Royal Rumble would be the right candidate. Shayna Baszler is prepared to be called up and this might be her breakout performance.
She could prove how dominant she is by eliminating a couple of people from the match. albeit she doesn’t begin of the chamber with the title, having a robust showing would be an excellent start to her SmackDown career.
Men’s Elimination Chamber
McIntyre is nearly certainly getting to challenge The Beast for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36 rather than facing The Fiend.
Wyatt needs an opponent for the Showcase of the Immortals and Daniel Bryan can only do such a lot. The Chamber is that the ideal thanks to find his next challenger.
WWE could keep it exclusive to SmackDown Superstars but a far better option would be to combine it up a touch by including people from both shows. If someone from Raw wins, they might need to move to SmackDown in order that they could challenge for the universal title.
Roman Reigns, Baron Corbin, Seth Rollins, Aleister Black, Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens are the six men who make the foremost sense from a storyline perspective.
This would allow two different feuds to continue while giving The Dutch Destroyer an opportunity to face a number of the most important names on the roster.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman has defeated Shinsuke Nakamura a couple of times in recent weeks but he has not been granted a title shot yet.
The Monster Among Men wants the Intercontinental Championship and he will stop at nothing to urge it, especially since it’s clear he won’t be going for a top title again for quite a while.
Sami Zayn has been trying to avoid this but his client can only run goodbye. Strowman must win a championship sooner instead of later. Management already killed his momentum once when he was the most well liked act on the roster. Let’s hope he doesn’t undergo an equivalent thing on SmackDown.
These five matches would bring an entertaining PPV and that they would give WWE tons of options heading into WrestleMania 36.