With 2022 nearing its end, WWE is making public their plans for 2023, as it’s been confirmed that Elimination Chamber will emanate from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, February 18th. It had previously been speculated that the premium live event would be held in Saudi Arabia, as was the case this year.
As confirmed in a WWE-issued press release, the trip to Canada will be a two-night event, with Friday Night SmackDown the day before taking place at the Bell Centre, too. The venue last hosted an episode of the blue brand on August 19th, though SmackDown has been back in Canada since, airing from the Canada Life Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba on September 30th.
Combo tickets for both the SmackDown broadcast and Elimination Chamber are scheduled to go on sale on Friday, November 18th via Ticketmaster. Individual show tickets will subsequently become available two weeks later on December 2nd.
For premium live events, this will mark WWE‘s first in the Bell Centre for fourteen years, last producing the only Breaking Point event in September 2009. That featured a double main event of John Cena and Randy Orton’s WWE Championship I Quit match, and CM Punk and The Undertaker’s World Heavyweight Championship Submissions match.
The History Of WWE Elimination Chamber
First held in February 2010, the Elimination Chamber replaced the No Way Out pay-per-view, which had previously held the annual Chamber matches. That year, John Cena left the Raw-branded match as the new WWE Champion, while Chris Jericho did the same for the SmackDown Chamber as the World Heavyweight Champion.
A total of twelve Elimination Chamber matches have been held since the namesake event’s introduction. The 2022 event saw two matches take place, with Brock Lesnar crowned the WWE Champion in the men’s bout, whereas the women’s match saw Bianca Belair earn a Raw Women’s Championship match against Becky Lynch.