Daniel Bryan and Cesaro are amongst six names who’ve secured a spot inside the Elimination Chamber for a chance to challenge for the Universal Championship!
Bryan and Cesaro worked together in the main event of SmackDown to defeat Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode, claiming the final two spots inside SmackDown’s Elimination Chamber match – the stipulation of which was determined earlier in the night.
Opening the show, Roman Reigns would make the blockbuster announcement that the winner of SmackDown’s Elimination Chamber match will receive a shot at his Universal Championship… immediately after their Elimination Chamber win. Adam Pearce failed to overrule Reigns’ declaration but did manage to thwart his plans somewhat, revealing that the match’s first two entrants would be his cousin Jey Uso and long-time rival Kevin Owens.
Pearce and Sonya Deville would quickly devise a plan to determine the remaining four entrants, first making an upcoming tag team match of Sami Zayn and King Corbin vs Rey and Dominik Mysterio into a qualifying match. Despite their best efforts, the father-and-son duo would fall to the dirty tactics of Zayn and Corbin – making them the third and fourth entrants of the Elimination Chamber match.
After heckling Sonya and Pearce backstage, Roode and Ziggler would secure their spot in the second qualifying match of the night opposite the makeshift tandem of Daniel Bryan and Cesaro. Cesaro would enter the match injured, having been assaulted by the returning Seth Rollins earlier in the night, but still managed to pick up the win for his team via a submission win utilising the Sharpshooter.
All six men will now face off against each other for a shot at Roman Reigns’ Universal Championship in one of two Elimination Chamber matches during the pay-per-view of the same name on February 21st. The other match set to take place inside the foreboding structure sees WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defend his title against five former world champions including Sheamus and Randy Orton.
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