The Elimination Chamber match qualifiers began on last week’s episode of WWE Raw. The series of matches continued even on this week’s episode crowning five participants of the 2018 edition of the Chamber. Six contestants to compete in this match, as per the tradition which means only one spot remaining to be filled up.
The five names who have already entered the mix are John Cena, Elias, Braun Strowman, The Miz and Roman Reigns. To name the sixth and final one, a huge match was confirmed for next week’s episode of WWE Raw.
It is going to be a second chance matchup for the loser superstars from these couple of weeks.
A fatal-4-way match will be hosted which means it’s going to be a no-disqualification affair. The names involved in it are Apollo Crews, Woken Matt Hardy, Bray Wyatt and Finn Balor.
The speculations are quite high to predict who is going to be the winner of this contest setting up the full lineup of the Elimination Chamber match.
Going by the recent happenings on the flagship show, the winner of this upcoming match seems quite clear. None other than Finn Balor seems the favourite one heading into the match.
Ever since the match was confirmed, the former Universal Champion seemed determined not only to win the match but also receive a shot to the Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.
— WWE (@WWE) February 6, 2018
He sounded quite confident in comparison to his opponents while giving an interview. The situation does suggest the same, as well. Bray Wyatt and Woken Matt Hardy are in the midst of a rivalry, at this point.
Hence, they will involve solving their personal issues in the fatal-4-way match which is supposed to cost them.
Who will make the most of their SECOND CHANCE when @FinnBalor @MATTHARDYBRAND @WWEBrayWyatt and @ApolloCrews collide for an opportunity to enter the #EliminationChamber! #SDLive #RAW #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/5Pd2MWVHMN
— WWE (@WWE) February 7, 2018
Going forward, they are likely to set up a singles matchup at the Elimination Chamber PPV.
The officials will find it difficult to stack-up the card with major names involving in the Chamber match of the WWE Raw, itself. Hence, a match between Wyatt and Hardy will come handy for this purpose.
For the same purpose, a match between Asuka and Nia Jax was also confirmed on February 25th.
As far as Apollo Crews’ name is concerned, he might be a great in-ring competitor but is still to reach the championship level.
So, there’s no way that he will be going into the Elimination Chamber match toppling Finn Balor who is also a hot favourite of the crowd. The fans were displeased to see him losing the bout against John Cena.
With this upcoming win, they would be satisfied with the full list of participants.