It has been confirmed that Brock Lesnar will compete inside the Elimination Chamber for the first time as he tries to regain the WWE Championship on February 19th.
Ahead of the January 31st episode of Monday Night Raw it was announced that Bobby Lashley will be defending his WWE Championship inside the Elimination Chamber at the event of the same name. The only question was who would his five challengers be?
As it transpires, Lashley didn’t have to wait too long, as all of his opponents have now been confirmed. WWE Official Adam Pearce opened the show hyping the match before the All-Mighty and MVP interrupted. Unsurprisingly, they were less than impressed at having to defend the championship in such a match.
To add one more combustible element to an already volatile situation, Brock Lesnar then arrived in the ring, declaring that he was coming for the WWE Championship. The Beast said that he wasn’t mad with Lashley for how he beat him at the Royal Rumble, instead he was mad at Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns. Lesnar then announced that he would be facing Reigns at WrestleMania after winning back the WWE Championship.
In the midst of the threats, it wasn’t lost on anyone that Lesnar had arrived in the ring in his gear and ready to fight. Although the All-Mighty and MVP didn’t want any of The Beast. As the segment ended it was confirmed that Lesnar will be competing inside the Elimination Chamber for the first time.
Later in the show, Kevin Owens hosted a special episode of the KO Show with Seth Freakin’ Rollins. After looking back at the events of the Royal Rumble, Rollins announced that he was heading for the Elimination Chamber due to his performance just days before. By contrast Owens had to face Austin Theory in a qualifying match which he eventually lost.
In addition, the academic challenge aka the scooter race between Chad Gable and Riddle ended in shocking circumstances. With the win just yards away, Riddle was taken out by Otis, allowing Gable to grab the win. The victor then explained that as Riddle wanted a match he would now face Otis. This brought out Adam Pearce who confirmed the winner would also take their place inside the Elimination Chamber.
Despite Otis’ best efforts it was Riddle who snuck the win, out-smarting his much larger rival.
WOW. @BrockLesnar won't get his rematch for the #WWETitle tonight, but he WILL be one of 5️⃣ Superstars challenging @fightbobby for the gold inside the Elimination Chamber on Feb. 19! #WWERaw#WWEChamberpic.twitter.com/1PJF7DBJHl
— WWE (@WWE) February 1, 2022
The final man to book a place inside the Elimination Chamber is AJ Styles. In a battle of the former World Champions, momentum swung back and forth but Styles finally his the Styles Clash to claim the win.
At Elimination Chamber Bobby Lashley will defend his newly won WWE Championship against Brock Lesnar, Seth Freakin’ Rollins, Austin Theory, Riddle and AJ Styles.