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Throwback Thursday: Ranking the Women’s Elimination Chamber Matches

Before what is only the 4th ever Women’s Elimination Chamber match in WWE history, it’s necessary to look back at the incredible women who’ve fought in the chamber before. In October 2002, the famous Eric Bishoff said that the first-ever elimination chamber match would take place at Survivor Series 2002. However, it wouldn’t be until 2018 that women would be allowed into the chamber until 2018 to demonstrate their abilities. Let’s take a look back and rank the 3 Women’s matches!

#3: Elimination Chamber 2020: Shayna Baszler, Asuka, Liv Morgan, Natalya, Ruby Riott, and Sarah Logan for WWE Raw Women’s Championship match at WrestleMania 36

Winner: Shayna Baszler

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While none of the matches have been terrible, this match ranks at the bottom. Although this match put the implosion of the Riott Squad on the main stage, and there were a few good spots, for the most part, this match was slow-paced and a bit monotone. It is clear that this match was written to put over Baszler and set her up for the title shot at WrestleMania. The only woman who actually put up a decent fight against the Queen of Spades was Asuka. There was a point where Shayna was pacing the ring waiting for the next person to be released. This is by far, the worst chamber match on the list.

#2: February 2019: Sasha Banks and Bayley. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville, Nia Jax and Tamina, The Riott Squad, The IIconics, and Naomi and Carmella for the Inaugural Women’s Tag Team Championship

Winner: Sasha Banks and Bayley – Boss N Hug Connection

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There is a huge difference in quality between this contest and the third-place match. The stakes were high, and this match was considerably more enjoyable than the last one. There was only one tag team chamber match before this one, and this match created yet another precedent for women wrestling. Aside from the moment when Naomi and Mandy finally met before Naomi was pinned, the storytelling in the ring seemed to be lacking. Despite the fact that this match had its share of sloppy times, the thrilling moments more than made up for them, and it’s safe to say that this match sits comfortably at #2 on the list.

#1: February 2018: Alexa Bliss, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James, Sonya Deville, and Mandy Rose for the Raw Women’s Championship

Winner: Alexa Bliss – Retained

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This match opened the show for the 2018 Elimination Chamber PPV and made history as the first-ever time that women were able to step into the chamber. In a stark difference from the match at number 2, this match was packed full of storytelling. Sonya Deville took on Bayley in the first round. Mandy Rose came out swinging in the second, or at least she tried to – Bayley showed that she had other plans for her and the double team that was tried. Through all of this, it would be Alexa Bliss to outlast them all, with a little aid from Sasha, who turned on Bayley in this match. Alexa retained her title, and all six of these women proved that women could turn out an Elimination Chamber match just as easily as the men. This match is ranked among the best Elimination Chamber matches ever, and definitely the best Women’s Chamber match to date.

The women are making history yet again, as this weekend’s match will be the first-ever women’s Elimination Chamber match in Saudi Arabia, along with there being a total of 3 women’s matches on the card, the most ever in the history of the WWE/Saudi Arabia partnership. Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair, Doudrop, Nikki ASH, Liv Morgan, and the recently announced Alexa Bliss will clash in the chamber for a chance at the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania in Dallas. Liv Morgan and Alexa Bliss are both Elimination Chamber veterans, but who will emerge victoriously? Make sure you tune in to find out!


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