There was a moment, right after the immense praise from HHH and Stephanie, before she was about to sign her new contract, where she paused, and I thought, ok, something shady is about to happen. That’s when Kurt Angle started spouting off nonsense about WrestleMania 31 and all hell broke loose. Kurt gets escorted out of the ring, while HHH makes an excuse for his behavior, Stephanie tries to save face by talking her way out of a hole, and that’s when HHH takes a dirt nap right into a table, courtesy of none other than Rousey herself! Stephanie is a pretty decent actress in the ring I must say, she got in Rousey’s face screaming at her and delivered a forceful slap, nailing Rousey in the face. Well, now we’ve made Rowdy Ronda angry, so she signs her contract and this is a sure set up for something big to come for her at WrestleMania 34.
The last match of the night, the Men’s Elimination Chamber. This one set up a bit differently from the ladies match. We saw 7 men (instead of 6 , like the ladies) competing in the chamber and the Universal Championship wasn’t on the line, but a chance to face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania was. Again, this was another excellent, entertaining, high flying, high risk match, with a predictable ending. Although I’m not a Braun Strowman fan, he was extremely impressive in this bout, eliminating 5 of the 6 competitors! I can’t take anything away from his talent or performance, both are great but his character just doesn’t do it for me. I was rooting for Roman Reigns, I’m a big fan of his. I feel like I’m in the minority there, I read a lot of not-so-nice things about him on the internet, but I don’t care, I’ve been a fan of his for a long time. It was close though, I could see Braun taking out everyone and coming out on top, and I think the push he’s getting from WWE is great, but Reigns is more deserving of going to WrestleMania in my opinion. Predictable but what I was hoping for, a big checkmark in the win column for The Big Dog! Roman Reigns finally gets his chance to re-visit the WrestleMania 31 main event against Brock Lesnar. Hopefully, there will be no Seth Rollins interference this time and a better outcome will be in the cards for Reigns.
All in all, an entertaining and enjoyable pay-per-view, I’d say 7/10.