Elimination Chamber 2018 Review/Results; Ronda Rousey Signs WWE Contract

WWE Elimination Chamber 2018 was on and the road to WrestleMania is now starting to take shape. The show itself had some highpoints, although some things are sure to make some wrestling fans very unhappy with the results. 

This year's event was headlined by two chamber matches that both had historical significance. It was the first to feature an all-women's match as well as a men's match that featured seven participants. 

Anyway, let's talk about the first match of the night and that was the female Elimination Chamber match.

I have to admit, I liked the women's match more than the men's one mainly because it was less predictable and faster paced.

The team of Absolution dominated the first half of the match, although they were actually the first ones to get out. Mickie James did an awesome dive onto Sonya Deville in one of the best moves of the night. 

Sadly though, Mickie James herself got eliminated quickly and the final three were Bayley, Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss.

There was actually no heel or face turns here which is surprising although Sasha Banks did attack Bayley due to it being "every woman for herself".

Alexa Bliss in the end however managed to beat both Bayley and Sasha Banks fair and square so she will go on to defend the Raw Women's title at WrestleMania 34.

It was a valiant effort even though she's supposed to play the cowardly heel.

In terms of the Men's Chamber match, it was very long and very predictable. The match lasted for over 40 minutes when it should have been just under 30 minutes instead. 

As I predicted, The Miz was the first person to be eliminated and he did nothing special in the match either. Elias was the other mid-card talent that did not have much to do in this match too. 

John Cena, Finn Balor and Seth Rollins were next people to go. It's worth mentioning Braun Strowman eliminated all of the five men I aforementioned and was the best performer of the match. 

Sadly though, his dominance was stopped by Roman Reigns who did a couple of Superman Punches and two Spears to win the match. Roman Reigns predictably won to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Title at WrestleMania 34. 

The men's match was long and not as exciting as the women's one. It was also far worse than last year's chamber match that featured Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles and more. 

The other big event of the PPV was the signing of Ronda Rousey. Ronda Rousey is still pretty cool, although she still needs to work on her promo skills. 

She's actually more effective looking menacing and kicking butt than acting like a happy babyface. Kurt Angle (in the storyline) admitted that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon still hate her over their confrontation at WrestleMania 31. 

Rousey got angry and slammed Triple H through a table. Stephanie slapped Rousey, but Rousey chose not to retaliate.

Instead, Rousey signed her WWE contract officially and is now a full time employee. It has been confirmed that she will have a match at WrestleMania 34. 

The rest of the card was kind of average and uneventful. Matt Hardy managed to beat Bray Waytt with a Twist of Fate in a match that lasted less than 10 minutes long. 

While Sheamus and Cesaro beat the team of Apollo and Titus O'Neil to retain their Raw tag-team titles. The match itself was average and something you would normally see on Raw television. 

Lastly, Asuka beat Nia Jax in an entertaining women's bout. It's great to see WWE keeping Asuka's winning streak intact as it's way too early for her to lose now. 

That said, the Elimination Chamber did not give us clues yet on who Asuka wants to face at WrestleMania 34.

She still has a choice to choose either Raw's Alexa Bliss or Smackdown Live's Charlotte Flair at the big event in April.

Anyway, this year's PPV had some good and bad parts. I think I would have liked it more if it wasn't predictable knowing that Roman Reigns was going to win.

I'm not even a Roman Reigns hater, but even I have to admit it's getting tiresome seeing him in the main event of WrestleMania every year.

I prefer if WWE rotates performers so everyone has a chance to become a big star.

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