6 Ups And 7 Downs From WWE Elimination Chamber 2019

Some nice moments and solid main event, but lackluster PPV overall.

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Don’t let the number of ups and downs confuse you: Elimination Chamber was not a good show Sunday night.

The second-to-last PPV before WrestleMania 35 watched like an episode of Raw with a quality PPV main event riveted onto it, with a couple title changes thrown in to liven/shake things up. Match quality was well below average, and nearly a half-hour of PPV time was dedicated to introductions during the two chamber matches.

We crowned new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions in a match where no one had to tag in or out of the match. We saw a title change hands where the winner didn’t pin the champ. We saw another title change where the full-time wrestler took the pinfall loss instead of the 49-year-old commissioner.

And on top of that, we were treated to a PPV match featuring the offensive (emphasis on “offensive”) stylings of Baron Corbin, fresh off his latest Olive Garden shift. We got to see Corbin and company drag things to a halt with their slot.

But, Elimination Chamber did feature two title changes that put the titles on wrestlers who deserved the straps. We saw a quality main event that gave a veteran a spotlight to shine. And we saw inaugural champs crowned in a real, emotional moment.

Oh, and The Man came around.

With that said, let’s get to it…


Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.