The WWE will return to pay-per-view tonight with Elimination Chamber coming live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC. The show will begin at 8 p.m. ET and will be streamed live on Peacock.
This is the final ppv stop on the road to Wrestlemania 39 this April and the main event will feature undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns defending his titles against Sami Zayn in Zayn’s hometown of Montreal. Formerly the “Honorary Uce” in the Bloodline, Zayn refused to partake in the group’s beatdown of Kevin Owens at the Royal Rumble. Instead, he hit Reigns in the back with a steel chair and was promptly was beaten down and thrown out of the group. On the following week’s episode of Smackdown, Zayn issued an attack on the champ and challenged him to a title match for EC. Reigns would accept the challenge, vowing to destroy the challenger in front of all of his friends and family. For this match, we’re almost guaranteed to get one of the most electric atmospheres we’ve ever witnessed on a WWE ppv.
The show will also feature two Elimination Chamber matches, one for the men and one for the women. The United States Championship will be on the line in the men’s match as Austin Theory will defend against Seth Rollins, Johnny Gargano, Bronson Reed, Damian Priest, and Montez Ford. The women’s match will feature Asuka, Carmella, Liv Morgan, Natalya, Nikki Cross, and Raquel Rodriguez duking it out for a title shot against Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair at Wrestlemania.
Follow along as we’ll keep track of tonight’s show and offer our thoughts below.
That’s the show!. We’re now on the path towards Wrestlemania 39 in six weeks where it will definitively be Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes in the main event. Still interesting to see where the Bloodline goes with Jey seemingly on his way out as well as KO and Sami mending fences.
11:13 p.m. ET: Zayn gets the last laugh by planting Reigns with a Helluva Kick. Interestingly enough, KO didn’t fully embrace Zayn even after he helped him. They still need time to mend fences after Zayn spent months beating him down with the Bloodline.
11:12 p.m. ET: Kevin Owens is here! And he’s laying out everyone in the Bloodline.
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship - Roman Reigns (c) vs. Sami Zayn
Winner: Roman Reigns via pinfall
11:09 p.m. ET: Jey Uso was reluctant to hit Sami with a steel chair. Sami went for Roman with a spear and accidentally put down Jey. Roman would hit him with chair shots and spear of his own. After the ref was finally revived, he put him down with a three count to retain.
WHAT DID WE JUST WITNESS?!#WWEChamber #UndisputedTitle pic.twitter.com/aoiYZqgZYb— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2023
11:07 p.m. ET: Jey Uso is here! It’s decision time for the Uce!
11:05 p.m. ET: Another ref is down.
11:00 p.m. ET: Sami hit the Helluva Kick but the dang ref is down. Oh, Jimmy Uso is here! But where’s Jey?
10:58 p.m. ET: Zayn with his own near fall. An exploder suplex followed by his own Superman Punch and then a Helluva Kick for a two-and-a-half count. Business picking up.
El Superman Punch y la Helluva Kick de Sami Zayn y esa cuenta de casi tres. MADRE. MÍA. QUÉ. TENSIÓN. #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/vgejH5SgPL— Luigi (@LuigiWrestling) February 19, 2023
10:56 p.m. ET: We just had our first near fall of the match. Zayn went for the Helluva Kick and planted him with a spear for a two-and-a-half count. We continue on.
10:50 p.m. ET: Roman pummeling Sami ringside and trash talking his wife at the same time.
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10:40 p.m. ET: Solid three minutes of the crowd cheering and they haven’t even locked up yet.
10:37 p.m. ET: Roman taunting Sami’s wife right before the match. Let’s get active. The match is underway.
10:32 p.m. ET: Sami out now to a hero’s welcome in Montreal. Everyone singing along to his theme song.
What an entrance for Montreal's own @SamiZayn at #WWEChamber!#UndisputedTitle pic.twitter.com/6SEmlqnoUo— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2023
10:29 p.m. ET: The champ is out first and the boos are so loud that his entrance sounds somewhat muted. “F*** you Roman” chants already fired up.
Deafening boos for Roman Reigns in Montreal#WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/5ljKkEN3Nb— WrestlePurists (@WrestlePurists) February 19, 2023
10:22 p.m. ET: People, people....it’s time. Time for the main event.
United States Championship - Austin Theory (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Johnny Gargano vs. Bonson Reed vs. Damian Priest vs. Montez Ford (Elimination Chamber)
Winner: Austin Theory
10:15 p.m. ET: With Paul’s interference, Theory was able to capitalize by hitting Rollins with the A-Town Down to win the match and retain.
10:12 p.m. ET: Ford had to be helped out of the chamber and while the door was open, Logan Paul arrives to clothesline Rollins and deliver a stomp to him.
IT'S LOGAN PAUL!!!!@LoganPaul just cost @WWERollins the #USTitle at #WWEChamber! pic.twitter.com/6xtDawHvnU— WWE (@WWE) February 19, 2023
10:09 p.m. ET: Ford starting to cook here. And as soon as a typed that, Rollins hit him with the stomp and Theory rolled him up for the elimination. Down to the champ and Rollins.
10:07 p.m. ET: A blockbuster by Montez Ford eliminates Priest from the match. Down to three.
10:05 p.m. ET: Johnny Gargano was a house of fire a few minutes there but a Razor’s Edge by Damian Priest eliminates him. Good showing for Johnny Wrestling.
10:04 p.m. ET: JOHNNY GARGANO JUST COUNTERED A SETH ROLLINS POWERBOMB OFF THE TOP OF THE POD INTO A HURRICARANA. NOW WE’RE COOKING.
Johnny Gargano was pressing the triangle button on this one #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/PvQZzOYZ2S— Public Enemies Podcast (@TheEnemiesPE3) February 19, 2023
10:01 p.m. ET: Superkicks, a stomp, and a frog splash is what put Bronson Reed down for the match’s first elimination.
10:00 p.m. ET: They must’ve heard me because the pace has indeed picked up. Montez Ford literally climbed to the top of the cage, hung upside down, and dropped down to the rest of the field. Unreal.
MONTEZ FORD FROM THE TOP OF THE CHAMBER #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/ku5g8Hdps2— WrestlePurists (@WrestlePurists) February 19, 2023
9:56 p.m. ET: Montez Ford finally in and all six competitors are active in the match.
9:53 p.m. ET: Bronson Reed in the match and already throwing fools around. Still no eliminations yet.
9:50 p.m. ET: Damian Priest in the match now. They need to pick up the pace. Been kind of slow so far.
9:45 p.m. ET: Austin Theory now in the match. Let’s see if the champ can survive.
9:39 p.m. ET: Johnny Gargano and Seth Rollins will start the match.
9:31 p.m. ET: U.S. title chamber matchup next. Intrigued by who wins this one.
Edge and Beth Phoenix vs. Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley
Winner: Edge and Beth Phoenix via pinfall
9:26 p.m. ET: Edge and Beth Phoenix win, putting Edge down with...the Shatter Machine? Shout out to FTR. Anyway, this match was sloppy at times but it was fun.
9:20 p.m. ET: Match is starting to pick up as we get this amazing superplex by Beth Phoenix.
SuperPlex de Beth Phoenix para Rhea Ripley en #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/yPoGjagLLu— MUNDO LUCHA (@MundoLucha_) February 19, 2023
9:15 p.m. ET: “F*** you Dominik” chants by the Montreal crowd. It’s a lively bunch at the Bell Centre tonight.
9:06 p.m. ET: Pretty spooky entrance for the Judgement Day.
8:57 p.m. ET: HAHAHAHA. Seth Rollins as the Joker and Becky Lynch as Batman. ‘Mania season is here baby.
El anuncio de Joker y Batman de Seth Rollins y Becky Lynch como promo para WrestleMania. Con un remix de la canción de Seth Rollins de fondo.— Luigi (@LuigiWrestling) February 19, 2023
Sencillamente, cine #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/ebpXINVOny
Bobby Lashley vs. Brock Lesnar
Winner: Bobby Lashley via DQ
8:55 p.m. ET: Lashley had Lesnar in the Hurt Lock again and Lesnar low blowed him to trigger a DQ. Kind of a lame finish for an otherwise fun sprint. Referee Chad Patton and Lashley both took an F5 after the match and then they both took another one through the announce table.
8:50 p.m. ET: We got a Hurt Lock countered into an F5. Lesnar planted another F5 on Lashley and he kicked out for a second time!
8:48 p.m. ET: It’s a full circle night of sorts for Lesnar.
Lesnar back in the building he made his debut in.— Nick Simon (@Nick_JSimon) February 19, 2023
8:40 p.m. ET: Rubber match hoss fight between Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley coming up. The winner...*sigh*...will enter the Wyattverse after this.
No. 1 contender for Raw Women’s Championship - Asuka vs. Carmella vs. Liv Morgan vs. Natalya vs. Nikki Cross vs. Raquel Rodriguez (Elimination Chamber)
"Asuka Lock" y la emperatriz da cuenta de Carmella. Asuka va directo a #Wrestlemania. #WWEChamber #WWE #Wrestling pic.twitter.com/i2jBSoODPV— El Face Genérico 2.0 (@FaceGenerico) February 19, 2023
8:34 p.m. ET: And almost immediately, Asuka submits Carmella to win the match. It will be Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Asuka at Wrestlemania.
8:32 p.m. ET: Eliminations coming in fast as Carmella and Asuka take Rodriguez to Superkick City to eliminate her. Down to those two.
8:31 p.m. ET: A combined sharpshooter and arm wrench by Asuka is what eliminates Morgan from the match. Thanks for playing Liv, see you at Wrestlemania. And now Carmella puts out Natalya with a kick. Three to go.
8:27 p.m. ET: What a sunset flip by Morgan to Rodriguez off the top of the pod and now Asuka is in. Everybody gonna die.
El TREMENDO Sunset Flip de Liv Morgan sobre Raquel Rodríguez. La cantidad de spots está siendo una jodida maravilla. #WWEChamber pic.twitter.com/inlAqZKszM— Luigi (@LuigiWrestling) February 19, 2023
8:26 p.m. ET: Press F for Nikki Cross, who just got put through one of the pods by Raquel Rodriguez. She was shortly eliminated afterwards.
8:24 p.m. ET: Carmella in the match now. Still no eliminations.
8:21 p.m. ET: Nikki Cross is the fourth entrant into the match. Still no eliminations just yet.
8:16 p.m. ET: Raquel Rodriguez is the next one in.
8:10 p.m. ET: Liv Morgan and Natalya will start us off.
8:00 p.m. ET: Women’s Elimination Chamber match kicking us off. Asuka is the favorite here but I have a sneaking suspicion that they’ll swerve us.
7:19 p.m. ET: Crowd is already getting rowdy and the Bell Centre isn’t even half full yet. We’re going to get an insane scene for that main event. Buckle in.
1 hr before showtime... I love Montreal.#WWEChamber #WWE pic.twitter.com/FH6oQ5zLXl— Aaron Justice (@aarondjustice) February 19, 2023