WWE Elimination Chamber 2024: 3 Aspects We Disliked and 3 Aspects We Enjoyed

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Fueled by a considerable amount of caffeine and determined willpower, the Wrestling Inc. team braved an early 5 a.m. start time to witness WWE’s 2024 Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event, broadcasted live from Perth, Western Australia. The main card showcased four matches, encompassing both men’s and women’s Elimination Chamber contests, as well as defenses of the men’s Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles and the WWE Women’s World Championship by Australia’s beloved Rhea “Bloody” Ripley. The Kabuki Warriors also put their WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships on the line against Candace LeRae and Indi Hartwell during the Elimination Chamber kickoff show.

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As is customary with WWE events, there were highs and lows, with the Wrestling Inc. team expressing varying degrees of appreciation for different aspects of the show. While there was a career-defining performance, some were less pleased with certain match outcomes. The “Grayson Waller Effect” left a less-than-pleasant taste for some, but the positive reception from the local audience was a highlight enjoyed by others.

Disliked: Austin Theory’s Attempt at Emulating Rock

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I’ve criticized Austin Theory in the past, asserting that he requires a complete overhaul, and I still firmly maintain that stance. Once again, I find myself ready to criticize another Theory moment from Elimination Chamber. On “The Grayson Waller Effect,” alongside his tag team partner Grayson Waller, Theory assumed the role of an irritating nuisance quite effectively. He provoked both Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes enough to receive a Cody Cutter from the latter and a Stomp from the former before the segment concluded. While we gleaned noteworthy updates from both Rollins (returning soon from injury) and Rhodes (challenging The Rock), Theory’s impression of The Rock seemed entirely unnecessary and lacked sensibility.

Firstly, The Rock himself would likely have given Austin Theory a hard time for attempting such an impersonation. Secondly, it’s unclear why Rollins and/or Rhodes would encourage him to recite The Rock’s lines, especially considering that Theory’s performance was subpar. While it’s commendable that Theory is doing what he’s assigned, it raises questions about the direction for a character in need of a significant revamp. Moreover, why is he even remotely involved in discussions about purported WrestleMania main events?

Regarding Austin Theory, a few necessary actions come to mind: 1) Separate him from Waller, as the Australian wrestler stands strong on his own and doesn’t need A-Town dragging him down. This separation is likely inevitable. 2) It’s crucial that Theory avoids any further involvement with Rhodes, Rollins, The Rock, or Roman on the Road to WrestleMania. 3) If only I could lay my hands on one of those Men In Black memory erasers to wipe his segment from my memory forever.

Enjoyed: Nia Jax Shines in the Main Event

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WWE Elimination Chamber 2024: Mixed Reactions and Highlights

The Wrestling Inc. team demonstrated considerable dedication by enduring a challenging 5 a.m. start time to witness WWE’s Elimination Chamber 2024 live from Perth, Western Australia. The main card featured four matches, including the men’s and women’s Elimination Chamber contests, along with defenses of the men’s Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles and the WWE Women’s World Championship by Australia’s own Rhea “Bloody” Ripley. Additionally, The Kabuki Warriors defended the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships against Candace LeRae and Indi Hartwell on the Elimination Chamber kickoff show.

As is customary with WWE events, there were both highs and lows, with the Wrestling Inc. team having varied opinions on different aspects of the show. While there was a standout performance that defined a career, some were dissatisfied with certain match outcomes. The “Grayson Waller Effect” left a less-than-pleasant impression on some, but the positive reception from the local audience was a notable highlight.

Here are three aspects that garnered criticism and three that were appreciated during WWE Elimination Chamber 2024.

Criticism: Austin Theory’s Rock Impersonation
Austin Theory’s appearance on “The Grayson Waller Effect” drew criticism, with the sentiment that he needs a complete reboot persisting. Despite playing the role of an annoying pest effectively alongside Grayson Waller, Theory’s attempt at emulating The Rock was deemed unnecessary and subpar. The Rock himself might not have approved, and the question arose as to why Theory was tasked with reciting The Rock’s lines. Suggestions were made to distance Theory from Waller, avoid further involvement with prominent figures like Rhodes, Rollins, and The Rock, and perhaps even erase the memory of this segment.

Appreciation: Nia Jax’s Main Event Performance
Heading into the main event of Elimination Chamber, Nia Jax faced skepticism about her worthiness for the spotlight. While Rhea Ripley had a proven track record of high-quality matches, this was a significant opportunity for Jax. She exceeded expectations by delivering a fantastic performance, focusing on her powerhouse strengths to tell a compelling story. Jax presented a genuine threat to the title, dominating much of the match and strategically capitalizing on her physicality and strength advantage over Ripley. Her commitment to impactful moves, such as putting Ripley through a table and enduring a huge superplex, showcased her dedication. Despite the spotlight on Ripley’s upcoming match against Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 40, Jax deserved acknowledgment for delivering the best match of her career, highlighting the improvements she has made since returning to the company.

Disliked: What’s the hurry?

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The women’s Elimination Chamber match kicked off the intense journey toward WrestleMania, and for the most part, it lived up to expectations. All six participants elevated the standard, with standout moments such as Tiffany Stratton’s daring leap from the chamber pod and Liv Morgan’s tenacious brawl with Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch in the match’s concluding phase. The attire choices were commendable, Raquel Rodriguez had a well-deserved spotlight after her absence, and Naomi has embarked on an exciting trajectory on “WWE SmackDown.” The women’s Elimination Chamber match was on the verge of perfection.

However, the abrupt conclusion left much to be desired. It’s disappointing, especially considering my recent appreciation for the unhurried pace of Morgan vs. Stratton on the latest “SmackDown.” While it’s a jest, it almost feels like WWE did the opposite of what I commended them for. The climactic phase of the women’s Elimination Chamber match involving Belair, Morgan, and Lynch was almost cinematic in its beauty. Counters and near falls created a riveting narrative, momentarily overshadowing the WrestleMania 40 buildup confirming Lynch’s clash with Ripley. The tension was palpable, showcasing the storytelling prowess of all three women.

Morgan executed her signature roll-up to pin Belair, gripping Australia’s attention. Then, in a blink, Lynch swiftly pinned Morgan in less than two seconds, securing her spot at WrestleMania. What could have been an extended, dramatic clash between two formidable contenders to face Ripley was compressed into a two-second offense and a three-second pin, without even a submission. The rushed finish felt like the hurried conclusion of a student film realizing the assignment is due tomorrow. The sudden shift from grandiose action to a rapid resolution left little time to process or savor the moment, resulting in a significant drop in adrenaline.

My main gripe with the conclusion of this match is that very few, if anyone, could fully appreciate it. The rushed pace left us with insufficient time to absorb the events. Wrestling thrives on storytelling, so what value does a story hold when it’s reduced to two fleeting moments and three instances on the mat, lacking the necessary build-up? While brevity is often praised, there’s a risk of rushing without cultivating proper anticipation for the ideal cathartic experience.

Another concern lies in Liv Morgan’s trajectory post-match. Her anticipated “revenge tour” seems too compelling to abandon – it feels akin to Cody Rhodes needing to “finish the story.” However, the match’s abrupt and conclusive finish leaves little room for questioning or contemplation. The pressing question now is, what becomes of Morgan’s revenge tour? Hopefully, the answer unfolds with more depth and satisfaction than the match’s hasty and brief resolution.

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