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Elimination Chamber Taking Place In Saudi Arabia, Date Confirmed

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WWE Elimination Chamber will be held in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever in a record-breaking stadium.

WWE today announced that Elimination Chamber will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday, February 19th, 2022.

The event will be held at the Jeddah Superdome, which is the world’s largest pillarless Superdome.

The official statement from WWE confirms the news.

“The General Entertainment Authority, in cooperation with WWE, has announced that the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event will be held at the world’s largest pillarless superdome in Jeddah, on Saturday, Feb.19, 2022. More details of the event will be announced in the coming weeks.

“The Elimination Chamber show complements the commitment of the General Entertainment Authority to provide the most famous international events and entertainment shows.

“This show was preceded by several previous partnerships with WWE to present international shows in the kingdom, which achieved remarkable local and international success, including the recent WWE Crown Jewel show in Riyadh Season 2021 and WWE Super ShowDown in the previous Riyadh Season in early 2020.”

The Elimination Chamber was introduced to the WWE Universe on screen in 2002 as Eric Bischoff made the six-man match Raw’s main event at Survivor Series for Triple H’s World Heavyweight Championship. On that occasion, Shawn Michaels outlasted five other men to win his first world title in the company for over four years.

Since then, the match has become a staple part of the WWE diet with the match type spawning its own stand-alone event in 2010. All in all, up until the end of 2021, WWE has showcased 28 Elimination Chamber matches since its inception.

It was reported earlier this month that WWE may hold Elimination Chamber in Saudi Arabia. A name change was also rumoured, but that didn’t come to fruition.

WWE began its controversial partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Entertainment in 2018 although the company had run shows in the country since 2014. The partnership ensured WWE would bring major shows to the Kingdom beginning with the Greatest Royal Rumble in April 2018.

Subsequent shows in Saudi Arabia have been marketed as “bigger than WrestleMania” or featured blockbuster bouts including Team Flair taking on Team Hogan, Shawn Michaels’ ill-fated comeback from retirement, or Triple H facing The Undertaker for the final time ever.