According to PWInsider, WWE have changed the planned date for their Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.
Originally, the vicious event will determine either the WrestleMania challenger to Drew McIntyre/Goldberg or Roman Reign at WrestleMania – whichever brand doesn’t win the Royal Rumble Match – was scheduled for February 28, but has been moved forward a week to February 21.
The news comes after it was revealed that WWE have pushed back WrestleMania 37 to April 11 – it’s original date was March 28 – in the hope that fans will be allowed into either Tropicana Field or the discussed location of Raymond James Stadium, the original destination of WrestleMania 36, by the onset of Spring.
Elimination Chamber is expected to be the final WWE pay-per-view before ‘The Grandest Stage of Them All’, with no word on an announcement on a Fastlane coming forth.
Last year at WWE Elimination Chamber, the final WWE pay-per-view to have fans in attendance prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Miz and John Morrison retained their WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championships inside the hellish structure, while Shayna Baszler sealed her WrestleMania spot against Becky Lynch when she outlasted Natalya, Liv Morgan, Ruby Riott and Sarah Logan.
The Elimination Chamber structure was birthed as the brainchild of Eric Bischoff at the 2002 Survivor Series, which saw Shawn Michaels cap off a successful return to the ring when he pinned Triple H to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.