Now that WWE has moved past the Royal Rumble on the Road to ‘Mania 34, the next stop will soon be reached.
The Raw brand will be in control of presenting that pit stop and it’ll feature one of the most incredible structures in wrestling – the Elimination Chamber. And to make matters even more exciting, members of the Raw Women’s roster will compete within the Chamber’s confines for the first time. Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss will try to survive against Bayley, Mandy Rose, Mickie James, Sonya Deville, and Sasha Banks. As for the men’s Elimination Chamber match, the individual who leaves victorious will become the #1 contender for Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship at ‘Mania 34.
There’s a lot at stake for the Superstars competing at the 2018 Elimination Chamber event. Here’s my batch of predictions on who’ll prevail and who’ll take the ultimate loss.
Asuka vs. Nia Jax (If Nia Wins, She’ll be Added to the WWE Raw Women’s Championship Match at WrestleMania 34)
Predictions & Winner: Making a prediction for this one is pretty much a no-brainer, right? The winner of this matchup is practically much a foregone conclusion. Asuka is nigh unstoppable, as evidenced by her main roster run and her win during the inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble. She’s been well protected on Raw and presented as someone who won’t lose so easily. The massive challenge put against her during this event is Nia Jax, someone who’s been defeated by Asuka on both NXT and Raw. This match is pretty much a warmup for Asuka. She’s going to have a tough time putting Nia away, but Asuka will end up beating her come hell or high water. While this bout’s victory stipulation for Nia makes it seem like Asuka will face the Raw Women’s Champion at ‘Mania 34, we all know that’s not the case. WWE’s in the business of producing dream matches, which is why I see Asuka deciding to choose Charlotte for her Women’s Championship opportunity at ‘Mania 34.
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Bayley vs. Mandy Rose vs. Mickie James vs. Sonya Deville vs. Sasha Banks (Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship)
Predictions & Winner: The women of WWE have competed in a Ladder Match, brawled in the Hell in a Cell, and competed in their very first Royal Rumble. And now they’ll make history once again by fighting tooth and nail within the legendary Elimination Chamber. Alexa Bliss surely has her work cut out for her as she’s entering this match as the defending champion. Her threats come in the form of some past rivals and Paige’s stable running mates. Here’s what I envision for this multi-women bout – Bayley and Banks will be up first and give the crowd a reminder of their past NXT wars. Then, Sonya Deville will enter the bout next and do some damage to both ladies. Later on, her fellow stable member Mandy Rose will hop in and team up with Sonya to dish out some more damage. Mickie James will make her entrance next, which will leave the Raw Women’s Champion as the very last entrant. Sonya and Mandy will be the first women to meet their end, while Mickie will end up biting the bullet soon after. Then Banks will get eliminated later on, which will leave Bliss to contend with Bayley in a thrilling final struggle. But Bliss’ sneaky nature and penchant to outsmart her opponent will result in her finding a way to vanquish Bayley and hold onto her title.