Brock Lesnar has set up a huge “Title vs. Title” showdown at WrestleMania 38 by winning the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber.
The match started out with Austin Theory and Seth Freakin’ Rollins in the ring as he was serenaded with his entrance theme by the crowd. For the most part neither man was able to gain an advantage until Rollins hit a Buckle-Bomb on Theory through the pod containing champion Bobby Lashley.
In the process the young star landed on Lashley, seemingly injuring his knee. As Riddle was released into the match, referees and Adam Pearce tended to Lashley before escorting him backstage.
Next into the match was AJ Styles, who quickly asserted his dominance as the freshest man into the action. However, Riddle fought back and looked set to land an RKO when the next entrant was due to enter the match. The entrant was supposed to be Lashley but Lesnar broke his way out of his pod as it was announced that Lashley was out of the match as a result of being entered into “concussion protocol.”
With Lesnar now into the match he eliminated Seth Freakin’ Rollins, Riddle and then AJ Styles, leaving himself one-on-one with Austin Theory.
To say that Theory was apprehensive about locking horns would be an understatement, and it was quickly clear as to why. Lesnar delivered Suplexes and throws, dominating his opponent. But, Theory wasn’t quite done. A vicious low-blow enabled him to get in some offense, including a near-fall with a DDT.
Although this flurry was proven to be short-lived, with Theory trying to escape out of the top of the chamber as he was chased up the side of the structure. This eventually left both men stood atop of a pod, and Lesnar delivered a stunning F-5 on Theory to the floor.
The Beast rolled his rival back into the ring to score the pin.
— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2022
Earlier on the show, Roman Reigns defended his Universal Championship against Goldberg, choking out his challenger.
In the women’s Elimination Chamber Match, Bianca Belair booked herself a shot at Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 38.