Men’s WWE Elimination Chamber Qualifying Matches Announced

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There are four more WWE Elimination Chamber qualifying matches to come to see who qualifies for the match with top male superstars Drew McIntyre & Randy Orton.

It was announced on WWE SmackDown from Charlotte that the man that challenges Seth “Freakin” Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 40 will have to win the six-man Elimination Chamber match at the Elimination Chamber PLE on February 24th.

Due to Cody Rhodes choosing to challenge Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 40, Rollins will put his World Title on the line at WrestleMania 40 against whoever wins the Chamber match. While Rollins is dealing with a knee injury, it’s expected that he should be fine by the time WrestleMania 40 takes place on April 6th and April 7th.

In the opening segment, WWE announced that twelve men from Raw & Smackdown will compete in six matches over the next week to determine the six men in the Elimination Chamber match.

There are four matches left and they have been announced by the company.

* Raw on February 12th: Bobby Lashley vs. Bronson Reed

* Raw on February 12th: LA Knight vs. Ivar

* Smackdown on February 17th: US Champion Logan Paul vs. The Miz

* Smackdown on February 17th: Dominik Mysterio vs. Kevin Owens

For Logan Paul, that match with The Miz will be the first time that Paul has wrestled on a WWE television show rather than a Premium Live Event. According to Paul, he’s not happy about it.

Drew McIntyre & Randy Orton Qualify For WWE Elimination Chamber

The first two qualifying matches took place on Smackdown in Charlotte. In the opening match, Drew McIntyre beat AJ Styles in a matchup between former WWE Champions. McIntyre got a bit of an assist because AJ’s rival LA Knight was on commentary. After McIntyre threw Styles onto Knight, it led to Knight jumping on the apron and that allowed McIntyre to nail Styles with a Claymore Kick to win.

Will AJ Styles be on Raw to cost Knight as payback? It certainly could happen as Knight takes on Ivar.

In the main event of Smackdown, Randy Orton beat Sami Zayn in the second Elimination Chamber qualifying match on the show. Orton won clean with an RKO.

At the end of Smackdown, Orton and McIntyre had a staredown as the two favorites in the Men’s Elimination Chamber match.