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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

The Rundown Slam: WWE Elimination Chamber 2021

03/09/2021 06:19:57 PM

WWE Elimination Chamber 2021 poster (obtained from Cageside Seats)

The first of two pitstops to this year's WrestleMania had taken place last month—and of course, it's always a diabolical one.

It's been almost a full year since the WWE universe had been into venues to watch live pro wrestling sports entertainment action unfold right before their very eyes. Elimination Chamber served as the sole detour to WrestleMania 36 last year. In this event, we saw how Shayna Blazher dominated the women's division in a lackluster fashion.

Fast-forward to 2021, WWE is still holding their shows at the Thunderdome inside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. And probably, with one match scrapped due to pregnancy announcements, we didn't see a possible title switch and make a Lady get her strap during the Elimination Chamber 2021.

The entire event ran for nearly 2 ½ hours – just shorter than their usual 3-hour schtick. For what its worth, EC 2021 did fair. The stellar opening match made Daniel Bryan fought the odds as if it's the road to YEStleMania again. Sure, he succumbed to Roman Reigns after a quick battle for the Universal Championship, but you got to love how the ex-WWE Champion scratched and clawed his way, proving that he is still the top underdog.

It was actually impressive how the Elimination Chamber fits itself in the era and arena full of virtual fan boards and stellar productions work. 

Meanwhile, other matches didn't really prove much, except how Bobby Lashley transitioned from being a United States championship-holder into a world title contender. Miz, on the other hand, pulled off a sneaky heist on Drew McIntyre.  Meanwhile, Matt Riddle managed to snatch a singles gold of his own, despite having a shoo-in opponent in John Morrison to their triple threat match. 

Reginald really confuses the shit out of me. Plus, we haven't really seen the build-up between budding rivals Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair.

It wasn't the typical WWE PPV that we have seen in recent months and years. We're just glad to see an event that has a solid start and quite a solid finish, no matter how many marks would probably perceive it to the almost-a-spoiler pulp.

The Verdict: 8/10

Author: slickmaster | © 2021 The SlickMaster's Files

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