WWE Elimination Chamber 2020
The biggest names in WWE aren’t scheduled to compete at Elimination Chamber on Sunday at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see some solid action in the last tune-up before WrestleMania 36.
As of Thursday morning, there are only six scheduled matches, but that could change after Friday’s episode of Smackdown.
However, because two are the long-form Elimination Chamber matches, we might not see anything besides a pre-show bout.
Card, Odds and Predictions
The odds for all six matches are probably what most would expect.
Here is a look at what oddsmakers think about the card, per MyBookie. My predictions are in bold.
Women’s Elimination Chamber Match – Winner Challenges Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 36
Liv Morgan (+2500) vs. Sarah Logan (+5000) vs. Shayna Baszler (-2200) vs. Asuka +500 vs. Ruby Riott (+2000) vs. Natalya (+3000)
There is almost no way WWE has spent the time to try to develop a feud between Shayna Baszler and Becky Lynch only to have the former fall short in an EC match that would set up the two women to meet at WrestleMania. There is a reason Baszler is the biggest favorite on the card.
Barring something truly unexpected, Baszler will go over in this one.
Smackdown Tag-Team Championship Elimination Chamber Match
(c) John Morrison and The Miz (-200) vs. The New Day (+350) vs. The Usos (+400) vs. Heavy Machinery (+1000) vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode (+1500) vs. Lucha House Party (+5000)
With Morrison and The Miz just winning the titles last week in Saudi Arabia at Super ShowDown, it’s highly unlikely they drop the belts in a week. It’s a shame the result appears to be so predictable because there is some serious potential in this match.
United States Championship
(c) Andrade (-150) vs. Humberto Castillo (+110)
Fresh off his WWE Wellness Policy violation and suspension, Andrade is defending his title against Castillo. If the latter won, it wouldn’t be a shock, but I’d bet on Andrade retaining.
Raw Tag-Team Championships
(c) The Street Profits (-260) vs. Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy (+200)
Just as Morrison and The Miz won the titles recently, the same thing happened for The Street Profits.
Rollins and Murphy don’t actually need gold to put over their current gimmick. They were likely given the tag titles just to put over The Street Profits in an entertaining match. WWE seems to believe in SP, so there is no reason to think they will drop the titles so soon.
Intercontinental Championship 3-on-1 Handicap Match
(c) Braun Strowman (-220) vs. Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn (+180)
The more it seems like Strowman is headed toward a loss in this handicap match, the more you can be sure it won’t happen.
Strowman should be being built to make a run at a major championship. If nothing else, he’ll retain his title run and continue feuding with mid-carders.
No Disqualification Match
AJ Styles vs. Aleister Black (No odds listed)
This match has the most potential of any of the bouts on the card. Unfortunately, it’s probably some sort of diversion while we wait on The Undertaker to face Styles at WrestleMania 36.
Hopefully it isn’t cut short.
The Potential Swerve
Taker Continues to Target Styles and Shows Up
The Undertaker vs. Styles is rumored to be headed for WrestleMania. Taker has already attacked Styles in Saudi Arabia, so it seems like a build toward The Showcase of Immortals is in place.
The Styles-Black match could be stellar, but it might be interrupted. The only way that won’t be a bad idea is if it leads to a Triple-Threat match at WrestleMania between Styles, Black and Undertaker.