A second Elimination Chamber match has been added to next month's pay-per-view.
This week's SmackDown closed with the announcement that Daniel Bryan will defend his WWE Championship against AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy, and Mustafa Ali inside the Elimination Chamber next month. Elimination Chamber 2019 is taking place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on February 17.
Bryan threw his old WWE Championship belt in the garbage and introduced a new sustainable title belt in the main event angle of tonight's SmackDown. He was interrupted by Styles, then Orton, Joe, Hardy, and Ali all came out. Triple H appeared on the video screen and announced the Elimination Chamber match.
Bryan said his new title belt is made from "100 percent sustainable, organic hemp" and carved from a naturally-fallen oak tree.
Bryan retained his title by defeating Styles at Sunday's Royal Rumble PPV. Bryan aligned with the returning Rowan, with Rowan interfering at the end of the match after a ref bump. Rowan brought Bryan's new title belt to the ring on SmackDown, and Bryan referred to Rowan as his "intellectual peer" during his promo.
There will also be an Elimination Chamber match to crown WWE's Women's Tag Team Champions at next month's PPV. Nia Jax & Tamina, Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan, and Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville have been confirmed for it thus far. There are three teams left to be added.