Austin Theory faces an uphill battle if he wants to keep hold of his United States Championship beyond the Elimination Chamber on February 18th.
On the most recent episode of Monday Night Raw, Damian Priest, and Montez Ford earned their way into the match with wins over Angelo Dawkins and Elias respectively.
The two men join Johnny Gargano, Bronson Reed, and Seth Rollins in taking their shot at the champion.
After Ford saw off Elias, Seth Rollins appeared at ringside and laid out Theory who had been on commentary.
Also at the event, Roman Reigns will put the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship on the line against Sami Zayn as The Bloodline continues to fall apart.
On Raw, it was also confirmed that Edge will team up with wife Beth Phoenix to take on Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley at the event. Also on the red brand, Brock Lesnar laid down a challenge to Bobby Lashley for a match on the show. The All-Mighty said that his legal team would need to check the contract, before booping Lesnar on the nose.
Unsurprisingly, The Beast didn’t take this well and laid his rival out with two F-5’s.
The line-up for the women’s Elimination Chamber is also complete after Carmella filled the final spot in her first match in seven months. Carmella joins Natalya, Liv Morgan, Raquel Rodriguez, Nikki Cross, and Asuka in trying to earn a shot at Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair at WrestleMania.
Austin Theory To Face John Cena At WrestleMania?
It has been reported that Austin Theory is heading for big things after Elimination Chamber. It appears that Theory will be stepping in the ring with John Cena at WrestleMania, with the most recent report on the match noting that it’s “locked in.”