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February 25, 2019 Observer Newsletter: Elimination Chamber review, more


The show didn’t sell out, even in one of WWE’s best markets. The show had more good than bad, with the highlight being the main event, the men’s Chamber match where Daniel Bryan retained and the crowd got so strong behind Kofi Kingston in the Mustafa Ali slot that Vince McMahon changed plans for Fast Lane to put Bryan vs. Kingston on top.

The other highlight was the angle where Becky Lynch, on crutches from a house show angle shot the night before in Alexandria, LA, used the crutches to attack both Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey. Rousey had won a quick match over Ruby Riott. Lynch came in on crutches, and even on crutches and suspended, there was not even a storyline attempt to keep her from getting to the ring. She started attacking Flair with a crutch while Rousey just looked on. Then she attacked Rousey. There was an agreement regarding this angle that Rousey wanted Lynch to hit her as hard as she could, so she did.

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