Tossing Salt Presents:
WWE Elimination Chamber 2021
Thoughts & Predictions
February 21, 2021
Later tonight, live from the Thunderdome and on the WWE Network, the “road to Wrestlemania” begins with the Elimination Chamber. Are you ready for a few predictions? Let’s do this.
Elimination Chamber Match for Universal Championship Match against Roman Reigns later in the show: Jey Uso vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin Owens vs. Baron Corbin vs. Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn.
Let’s clear the field here to begin. Sami Zayn and Baron Corbin will NOT be winning this match and facing Roman Reigns. Daniel Bryan would be cool, but he’s been losing more often than not as of late so let’s take him out of the picture too. So that leaves Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, and Cesaro. I’m sick of Roman versus Owens so let’s eliminate that one. Jey Uso would be cool and it would be great to see Roman order Jey to “lay down” for him, but Jey can’t because that would dishonor Roman and the family. That would be the best option storyline, but I don’t want to see that yet. I want to see Cesaro get a push and get moved into the top tier of WWE. So Cesaro wins here and then loses to Roman due to the injuries suffered in this match, but gets elevated anyhow because it’s a great match and he deserves it. Works for me.
WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Elimination Chamber match winner.
I already told you how this one goes down. Cesaro wins the Chamber match and then faces Roman, but the previous match takes its toll and after a great effort, we see Roman win to retain his title. And there you go. By the way, Cesaro is a former Paul Heyman guy so there’s a little something extra to add some intrigue to this match. Cesaro loses the match, but gains standing in the company.
Winner and STILL WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
Elimination Chamber Match: WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. AJ Styles. Sheamus will be the last man to enter the Chamber.
Let’s do a few eliminations. Jeff Hardy isn’t winning. Kofi Kingston isn’t winning. AJ Styles isn’t winning. So that leaves the champion, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, and Randy Orton. I think that Alea Bliss and The Fiend have Randy on the mind and thus, Orton will be headed down that path for Wrestlemania. No title for the Viper. And so Sheamus or Drew? I just can’t see Sheamus back as champion right now. Look for the former 3MB member to retain and keep the belt, as it should be.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: Drew McIntyre
WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley with MVP vs. Riddle vs. Keith Lee.
I like Riddle and he’s legit tough but comes across as a goof. Lee impresses me every time I see him perform, but his booking has not been consistent and I just don’t see him winning the belt here. Lashley looks and has been booked as the baddest man on the RAW roster and I think he should retain here. Look for a miscue between Lee & Riddle and Bobby taking advantage to get the win.
Winner and STILL WWE United States Champion: Bobby Lashley
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair.
I’m so sick of Nia Jax and truly hate that they replaced the Asuka versus Lacey for this stinker of a match instead. The match will be decent enough, but it seems like they’re aiming towards Sasha versus Bianca at Mania and while giving them the tag titles would seem like a typical WWE move to build towards this match, I just don’t see it here. Look for Lana, Carmella, Reginald, and maybe even (one can hope) Asuka to get involved. And in the chaos, the master of “the hole” scores a win for her team to retain the belts.
Winners and STILL WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler
And there you go. So what matches are you looking forward to at the Elimination Chamber event tonight? Who do you think will be the winners and losers of the night? Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. And with that, I’m down and gone. My thanks for reading. Take care of yourself, stay safe, and I’ll see you at the matches. Until the next time…