Chris Novak: We are OFFICIALLY on the road to WrestleMania! Kicking things off is Seth Rollins, the 2019 Men’s Royal Rumble winner. As you might imagine, the crowd is all over Setth at this point in time. Rollins talks about how he won the Rumble and then does the sign point. He says it’s the beginning of the journey and he has a choice to make between Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar. He says he’ll have to take time to think about it… and then Triple H arrives to the scene!
Robert O’Neill: Business is about to pick up, as they say. Triple H is happy for Seth and glad he got to point at the sign. He ALSO says that Seth needs to make a decision by the end of the night on if he’s gonna challenge Brock Lesnar or Daniel Bryan. And now Dean Ambrose is here, likely to ruin everything.
Chris Novak: Dean Ambrose challenges Seth and Triple H’s sentiments. He points out that Triple H was ready to kick him to the curb, but, H Man points out that Ambrose did him dirty on the same night Roman Reigns announced he was battling leukemia. Ambrose and Hunter battle a bit on the mic and Ambrose says he wants to face Rollins right now. Ambrose makes a snarky remark about HHH needing his father-in-law’s approval, but Trips gets a ref, and away we go.
Robert O’Neill: Is Dean Ambrose good again? We had that great promo to start the night and now a match that was far better than the one we saw at TLC or any other time in their feud. Maybe Rollins is inspired from the Rumble victory and that helped but this match was awesome. Ambrose sold The Stomp like it was the most pain he’s ever been in and it made for a really cool visual. Fun stuff.
Chris Novak: We came back and Dean Ambrose was still in the ring. He was about to speak when Nia Jax and Tamina came out, likely to compete in a Women’s Tag Team Elimination Chamber qualifier. Nia hits Dean from behind after there was a staredown. Afterwards, Alexa Bliss and Mickie James made their way out. So, we’re going to have this match.
Robert O’Neill: Am I right to be a little worried about Alexa working with Nia and Tamina in her first match back?
Chris Novak: I think you’re justified. This match was fun but a little rough around the edges. Which, well… you know what, I’m not gonna go too heavily here. I appreciate Alexa doing everything she can into getting something out of Tamina. But, it was what it was. Tamina and Nia are officially headed to EC.
Kurt Angle faced Baron Corbin. Corbin won with Deep Six. The match was what you figured it would be when that match was announced.
Finn Balor’s here now!
Robert O’Neill: He’s sad that he lost to Brock Lesnar but he’s proud of his effort and says he made Lesnar believe, which is true! Now Bob Lashley and LIo Rush are here. Lio calls Finn a “twerp” (ironic) and then Finn makes fun of Lashley for only lasting 12 seconds in the Rumble and gets beat down.
Chris Novak: That was really effective. Finn’s likely going to be bound for the IC Title if this interaction is any indication. Which, hey, that’s fine.
Robert O’Neill: The Revival faced Ryder and Hawkins and didn’t lose. Woo.
And now Elias is here! He’s telling the crowd they’re not worthy of him but JEFF JARRETT comes out and calls him Slapnuts and then ROAD DOGG COMES OUT!
Chris Novak: Ahahahahahaha, this was such a tremendous segment. Road Dogg, repping “The Man” Becky Lynch, goes on a bit of a spiel with Elias. Then they start to sing “With My Baby Tonight” because OF COURSE THEY DID! Elias hit Roadie with a guitar, got into a brawl with Jarrett and prevailed after hitting Jeff with the guitar.
Dana and Nattie vs. The Riott Squad is next.
Robert O’Neill: But first, Mojo Rawley cut… a very good promo backstage in a mirror. Maybe he has something cooking?
Chris Novak: Perhaps, we’ll have to see. Liv Morgan pinned Nattie in a quick match. So, The Riott Squad are in the Elimination Chamber Match. Expected result was expected.
Ronda’s here now for an open challenge. And… she’s getting boooooooooed… she’s getting Becky chants in her direction… she’s getting booooooooooooed some more. And afterwards, here comes BAYLEY! And Bayley’s here to answer the open challenge.
Robert O’Neill: Bayley’s gear is awesome. That’s not a surprise, but I really like the color scheme here.
Chris Novak: Her and Finn are wearing matching colors. Cute. This match RULED. Bayley brought out a ton of neat, new shit in this one, including a jumping kneebar, a B2B into the barricade AND used the Bank Statement. Ronda eventually put her away.