We are heading towards the last brand-exclusive PPVs before Wrestlemania. From Raw, it is going to be the Elimination Chamber PPV in Las Vegas, Nevada on this Sunday whereas, from Smackdown Live, it is going to be the Fastlane PPV in Columbus, Ohio on March 11th. The implications are huge with these two events since they will set up the main event matches for Wrestlemania 34.
Meanwhile, we will be getting multi-man main event matchups in these two PPV shows. In the Elimination Chamber PPV, there will be a contender’s match that will feature seven superstars to determine who is going to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at ‘Mania.
From the blue brand, it is going to be a fatal-5-way match at the Fastlane PPV. It will be contested for the WWE Championship match. Needless to say that the odds are stacked against the reigning champion, AJ Styles who has to defend against four other prime superstars from the brand, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin.
It is interesting to note that on both of these shows, the officials added as many superstars as they could due to a big reason. They wanted the audience to keep on guessing about what could be the actual title match lineups at Wrestlemania. WrestleVotes gave an update about the same stating that a WWE source hinted about that.
Texting w/ WWE source this morning…interesting note. The reason both PPVs prior to Mania have multi man main events (12 total guys) is to “keep the fans guessing” as to what’s in store for WrestleMania. It’s a different thought process, not sure it’s necessarily working however
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) February 15, 2018
Going by the speculations, the two prime title matches at Wrestlemania are all set. Roman Reigns will challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal title. Meanwhile, Shinsuke Nakamura has won the Royal Rumble match and challenged AJ Styles, right away indicating that the WWE Championship match is also set, too.
Hence, the officials wanted to throw as many superstars as possible to keep the fans in confusion, (courtesy SportsKeeda.com)
“However, Wrestle Votes has revealed that the WWE is adding as many men as possible to their WWE and Universal Title main events at Elimination Chamber and Fastlane in an attempt to muddy the waters and in order to keep the WWE Universe guessing.”
It is a good try on behalf of the creative team. However, the above-mentioned lineups in the title matches are not likely to change by any means, at all.
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