It was reported by Dave Meltzer on this week’s Wrestling Observer E-newsletter that WWE had plans for Roman Reigns to defend his WWE Common Title contained in the Elimination Chamber construction on the upcoming Elimination Chamber PPV occasion.
WWE had already confirmed one other Elimination Chamber match for the Uncooked model that includes WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton vs. Jeff Hardy vs. AJ Types vs. The Miz vs. Sheamus.
On the time of that report, the opponents within the second chamber match weren’t identified. Quick ahead to Friday’s SmackDown, WWE altered plans as there will probably be a second chamber match, however Reigns gained’t be in it.
Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, King Corbin, Sami Zayn, Daniel Bryan, and Cesaro will battle within the chamber match to grow to be the brand new #1 contender for the title. Instantly after the bout, the winner will problem Reigns for the strap.
Dave Meltzer speculated on at present’s Wrestling Observer Radio that it seems WWE modified its plans so it wouldn’t mirror what they have been doing within the WWE Title match.
“It’s a approach to get warmth on Reigns. Initially, Reigns was going to be within the chamber match. That was the unique thought after which I assume they didn’t wish to do it on each reveals or one thing. No matter…they wished to tweak it, so that they tweaked it.”