WWE Elimination Chamber ended with the women’s Elimination Chamber match. Shayna Baszler mowed over every opponent and claimed a match against Becky Lynch at WrestleMania. It almost didn’t end up that way.
While speaking about the pay-per-view on Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez revealed that there were those backstage who wanted a different closer.
The men’s tag team match had a few supporters backstage who wanted to see that match end the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. They were vocal about their reasons, but so was the opposition.
“In fact, there was huge debate about what the end of this show was gonna be. Going into this show they didn’t know what the main event was gonna be. It wasn’t obviously going to be the women’s match. There were a lot of arguments for it to be the men’s tag team match. There were arguments for it being the women’s match.”
“I know that some people saw the way the match was structured and thought, ‘There’s no way this match should close the show. Have the men’s match close the show.’ At the end of the day they chose the women so it was not a foregone conclusion that the women would be closing the show.”
WWE Elimination Chamber left many fans in Philadelphia and at home wanting more. They barreled through with their plans and Shayna Baszler dominated regardless of differing ideas backstage.
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