- WWE Elimination Chamber will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston on February 17th
- Two Elimination Chamber matches with WWE’s men and women are set to headline the show
- Who will escape Satan’s Prison with championship gold?
As unnecessary as pay-per-views in between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania are for WWE, at least next Sunday’s Elimination Chamber event appears to have potential on paper.
Since its inception nearly a decade ago, the show has traditionally been headlined by Elimination Chamber matches. This year, the latest installments of Satan Prison’s will see the WWE Championship and the brand-new WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship on the line.
Additionally, The Miz and Shane McMahon will defend their SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The Usos while Akira Tozawa vies for Buddy Murphy’s WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
BetOnline already has odds up for two of the confirmed matches so far, and it looks like oddsmakers are quite certain whom they believe will win each outing.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Odds: The Miz and Shane McMahon vs The Usos
|Tag Team||SmackDown Tag Team Championship Odds at BetOnline (02/06/19)|
|Shane McMahon & The Miz||-400|
Shane and Miz did the unthinkable when they came together to become the SmackDown Tag Team champions at Royal Rumble by beating The Bar. Now, their toughest challenges lie ahead, including The Usos at Elimination Chamber.
The Usos have been on the back burner of SmackDown Live’s tag team division for the better part of the last year, but they are ready to take those titles from the makeshift duo of Shane and Miz. In light of recent rumors that they could be looking to exit the company once their contracts are up, it’s interesting to note that they are significantly behind in the odds to win next Sunday.
Then again, Shane and Miz just kicked off their reign as champs and will likely hold onto the gold for a little longer before they inevitably drop the straps to another tandem from the Tuesday night show. They could always lose the titles at Fastlane in March, so the odds are probably spot-on for this one.
WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Odds
|Wrestler||WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Odds at BetOnline (02/06/19)|
A champion retaining their title inside the Elimination Chamber is more common than you might think. In fact, Bryan once escaped Satan Prison’s with his title intact before advancing to WrestleMania 28 as World Heavyweight champion.
History is bound to repeat itself at this year’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, according to the odds currently up at BetOnline.
History is bound to repeat itself at this year’s Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, according to the odds currently up at BetOnline. It is among the most star-studded Chamber lineups of all-time on paper, but Bryan is the only logical pick to walk into WrestleMania with the title in tow.
The only Superstar who comes close to trailing WWE’s evil environmentalist is AJ Styles, who just ended a record-setting reign as champ late last year. Putting the belt back on him so soon would feel premature, not to mention Bryan has a lot left to offer in the WWE champion role.
Furthermore, there is no need for Randy Orton to regain the gold heading into the Show of Shows, and as cool of a moment as it would be for Samoa Joe to clinch the championship, he has proven to be all bark and no bite during his stint on SmackDown Live.
Ali pulling out the upset victory could be more probable than anything else (aside from a Bryan win), but even that would be a bit far-fetched at this point given his inexperience on the main roster. Finally, Jeff Hardy is a welcome addition to the match, but he’s simply there to fill a spot and has virtually zero chance of coming out on top.
With all that being said, Elimination Chamber has proven to be an unpredictable pay-per-view event in the past, so there’s no telling how far it will deviate from the norm and if WWE will be willing to mix things up in Houston.
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