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Women's Elimination Chamber lineup set, Asuka to face Nia Jax


Alexa Bliss' Elimination Chamber challengers were confirmed on Raw tonight, plus another match was made official for the pay-per-view.

Kurt Angle announced that Sasha Banks, Bayley, Mickie James, Mandy Rose, and Sonya Deville would be challenging for Bliss' Raw Women's Championship in the Elimination Chamber. He noted that Nia Jax wasn't included in that list, then revealed that Jax would be facing Asuka at the PPV.

If Jax wins, she'll be added to the Raw Women's title match at WrestleMania. Asuka hasn't indicated whether she'll be challenging the Raw or SmackDown Women's Champion in New Orleans, with the storyline being that she can choose which one she'll be facing.

During Angle's announcement, Bliss accused him of being sexist for making her defend her title at the PPV when Brock Lesnar doesn't have to. Angle responded by pointing out that Bliss hasn't had a title defense since October and asked the audience if they wanted to see the women's Chamber match.

Braun Strowman, Elias, John Cena, Roman Reigns, and The Miz have qualified for the men's Elimination Chamber, with one more spot remaining. That match will decide who challenges Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania.

Elimination Chamber 2018 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on February 25th. Those three matches are all that's been announced so far.