US Title Match Taking Place Inside Elimination Chamber
It was announced on WWE Monday Night Raw that the US Title will be on the line inside the Elimination Chamber.
The United States Champion Austin Theory will defend his US Title against five opponents. On the January 30th edition of Monday Night Raw, WWE held qualifying matches to determine Theory’s opponents in the Chamber match.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins defeated Chad Gable with a Pedigree to earn a spot inside the Elimination Chamber. Rollins has had a long rivalry with Theory that will see Seth get another chance to regain the US Title.
In the second US Title qualifying match, Johnny Gargano defeated Baron Corbin. Gargano had Dexter Lumis with him to watch his back and he came in handy because when John Bradshaw Layfield wanted to interfere, Lumis scared him with an ax. Gargano managed to counter a Corbin move with an inside cradle for the pinfall.
The third US Title qualifying match saw Bronson Reed defeat Dolph Ziggler in a dominant manner. While Ziggler managed to hit some big moves like the Zig Zag, he wasn’t able to put Reed away. Ziggler went for a Fameasser, but Reed caught him and hit a Powerbomb. Reed went up top and hit the Tsunami splash for the pinfall win in a match that only went about four minutes.
With four wrestlers official for the US Title Elimination Chamber match, there are two spots left and those spots will be settled next week in these two matches:
* Montez Ford will face Elias.
* Angelo Dawkins will face Damian Priest.
All of that means that the US Title match inside the Elimination Chamber at the Elimination Chamber PLE will see Austin Theory defend the US Title against Seth Rollins, Johnny Gargano, Bronson Reed, the winner of Ford/Elias, and the winner of Dawkins/Priest.
WWE Elimination Chamber takes place on Saturday, February 18th in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.