At the 2023 Elimination Chamber event, Asuka would enter the chamber last and outlast five other women to punch her ticket to WrestleMania.
The match started with Liv Morgan and Natalya and lasted nearly 20 minutes. Big spots in the match included Nikki Cross delivering a cross body off the top of Carmella‘s pod. Morgan hit a sunset flip from the top of a pod to Raquel Rodriguez. And there was also a moment where Rodriguez drove Cross in through a pod that Carmella was trying to keep herself in.
The first elimination was by Rodriguez to Cross. The second and surprising elimination was Morgan, but she didn’t go out easy. She would end up passing out in both the Sharpshooter by Natalya and a combo submission from Asuka. Carmella would eliminate Natalya about 17 minutes into the match by pinfall. Rodriguez was eliminated by Carmella and Asuka leaving us with the final two.
Carmella immediately hit a superkick on Asuka trying to get the surprise victory, but Asuka was able to kick out. Finally, Asuka got Carmella into submission which cause the Princess of Staten Island to tap out.
Asuka will be facing Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania making the second women’s match confirmed for the two-night event. Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley will do battle for the SmackDown Women’s Title.
Speaking of Ripley, the Royal Rumble winner, had a huge match at this event alongside Finn Balor. They faced the team of Beth Phoenix and Edge. A longtime coming match between the Grit Couple and the Judgment Day.
In one of the best mixed tag team matches in years, the four competitors put on one heck of a match. Lastly nearly 14 minutes, it would be Phoenix and Edge to pick up the big win in Canada. Edge would pin Balor.
Great event overall!
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