The spot between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania is always a bit of an awkward one, as WWE strains to fill time and rustle up drama ahead of the The Grandaddy Of Them All.
But this year's Elimination Chamber benefited from not overplaying its hand with the WrestleMania foreshadowing, focusing instead on quality marquee bouts which mostly delivered on their promise.
Though with just seven matches on the show's card - and a rare main show run-time of "only" three-ish hours - much of the undercard was undeniably weak and ended up feeling like filler between the more anticipated bouts.
And yet, the two Elimination Chambers delivered fully on expectations - if not surpassing them - and helped prop up a show that could've easily been a whole lot of nothing.
It'll be interesting to see where WWE moves forward given the rapturous crowd response to the final phase of the main event, but you'd be smart to expect nothing and be pleasantly surprised if anything else comes of it...
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