A new report has suggested that WWE might be about to rename the Elimination Chamber as the company prepares to embark on the Road to WrestleMania.
The Road to WrestleMania traditionally begins at the Royal Rumble but over the last decade, that road has frequently passed through the demonic structure known as the Elimination Chamber.
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.
Fightful Select reported that the Elimination Chamber is set to return with the company expected to take the giant structure to Saudi Arabia for their show in the country on February 19th. February has become the traditional time of year when the company erects the giant structure with 9 out of the 11 Elimination Chamber events taking place in the month.
Now Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has suggested that the company could be about to rebrand the event as well, saying:
“WWE is looking at rebranding the Elimination Chamber the “WrestleMania Chamber.” Not official until it’s announced.”
WWE has rebranded one of its lynchpin shows before for a Saudi Arabia event. In April 2018, the Royal Rumble was transformed into the 50-man ‘Greatest Royal Rumble’ for the first show of the controversial partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Entertainment and WWE.