WWE is reportedly planning to hold the Elimination Chamber in Saudi Arabia for the first time in the history of the ‘Devil’s Playground’.
The Elimination Chamber was first seen in WWE back in 2002 when Eric Bischoff made the brutal match Raw’s main event at Survivor Series. It would see six men battle over Triple H’s World Heavyweight Championship. In the end, Shawn Michaels came out on top of the inaugural Chamber match, winning his first world title in the company for over four years.
Since then, the structure has become a regular part of the company’s annual schedule, with the match type spawning its own themed event in 2010. As of the end of 2021, there have been a total of 28 Elimination Chamber matches since its creation.
Now, a new report from Fightful Select has claimed that this year the Chamber will be taken to Saudi Arabia for their show in the Kingdom on February 19th. February has become the traditional time of year when the company brings out the giant structure with nine out of the eleven Elimination Chamber events taking place in the month.
The report also says that the Chamber match taking place in Saudi Arabia has been in the works since WWE held their last show there in November 2021. There is no word yet if the title of the show itself will be named after the steel structure or if the company will go for another name.
It was noted by the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer on Twitter that they could go for a different name for Elimination Chamber in Saudi Arabia.
WWE is looking at rebranding the Elimination Chamber the "WrestleMania Chamber." Not official until it's announced.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) January 14, 2022
WWE has been running shows Saudi Arabia since 2014 and entered into a controversial formal partnership with the country’s General Authority for Entertainment in 2018. The partnership means that WWE regularly brings major shows to the Kingdom, with the first of these having been 2018’s Greatest Royal Rumble.