On the February 15th edition of Monday Night RAW, Sheamus defeated his five Elimination Chamber opponents in a gruelling near one-hour Gauntlet Match to earn the right to the enter the upcoming WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match as the final entrant.
Sheamus took on reigning WWE Champion and current rival Drew McIntyre, alongside Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston [who earlier in the night replaced The Miz in the Elimination Chamber match].
Throughout the match each competitor was looking to deal early damage to their opponents and place themselves in the best possible opportunity to leave the Elimination Chamber PPV as WWE Champion, with Styles in particular dealing significant damage to the already injured knee of newcomer Kofi Kingston.
Drew McIntyre -who entered the Gauntlet 3rd- eliminated three men including his long term adversary ‘The Viper’ Randy Orton [with an assist from Alexa Bliss] and was involved in the match for well over half an hour.
Sheamus eventually took advantage of McIntyre’s extreme fatigue and connected with the Brogue Kick to keep the WWE Champion down for the three count and give himself the advantage heading in to Sundays PPV event.
With both Edge’s WrestleMania opportunity and the Money in the Bank Briefcase still unaccounted for, it is unknown if Drew McIntyre will make it out of WrestleMania as WWE Champion or if the ‘Ultimate Opportunist’ and/or ‘WWE’s Most Must See Superstar’ will be able to derail the ‘Scottish Warrior’s’ career defining reign.
The Elimination Chamber PPV is set to take place live on the WWE Network on Sunday, 21st February 2021 and will feature two Elimination Chamber matches for a shot at both the Universal and WWE Championship.