Zelina Vega was with Andrade in his US title match against Humberto Carrillo. Vega rolled up the mats outside for Andrade to DDT Carrillo on the hard ground, as Carrillo did to him in January. But instead, Carrillo did a huge somersault over the top ropes (and the ref), leading to the final roll-up exchange sequence which Andrade ultimately won.
Women’s Elimination Chamber: Asuka vs. Liv Morgan vs. Natalya vs. Ruby Riott vs. Sarah Logan vs. Shayna Baszler
Kairi Sane came out with Asuka, but she did not accompany her to ringside. The first entrants in the match were Riott and Natalya. They fought intensely around Liv Morgan’s pod. Logan was in next and gave Natalya a double knee strike into a pod. Later, Logan dove off a pod onto both women. Natalya then powerbombed both Logan and Riott.
Baszler was in next. She immediately tapped out Logan with a Kirifuda Clutch. Right after that, she tapped out Riott. She dragged Natalya into the pod for some time and then slowly submitted her as well. Morgan was in next. Baszler swung her into the cage, then into a pod. Baszler then put Morgan in the Kirifuda Clutch and she passed out. Baszler stared down Asuka as she did it.
Asuka was in last. Asuka missed a roundhouse kick but connected with a running hip attack and kicks to the chest. Baszler caught her and hit kicks of her own. Asuka hit a roundhouse kick and applied the Asuka Lock. Baszler rolled to the outside and slammed Asuka into the cage, then attacked her injured wrist. Asuka managed to fight out of a Kirifuda Clutch but Baszler went back after the wrist. Baszler followed with a knee strike then applied the Kirifuda Clutch and Asuka passed out for the win.
Winner: Shayna Baszler
Baszler is now officially facing Becky Lynch at WrestleMania.
Thoughts: The match was fine until Baszler came in and destroyed everyone. We knew who was winning from the moment they announced this match and they still didn’t even try to make it competitive one bit. This booking helps Baszler, but not the division, as her potential challengers in the future won’t have any credibility. I was disappointed Liv didn’t get to interact with Logan and Riott after the tease on raw, but maybe they’re saving it for later. Hopefully they let Asuka focus on the Tag Team division now.