Welcome to another edition of eWN Round Table, where we gather some of the most active writers here on eWrestlingNews and share the platform to answer some questions surrounding a centralized topic, upcoming event, etc.
This is meant to showcase the potential for both a wide range of perspectives as well as how sometimes, there can be a group consensus no matter what your viewpoint is, so we also invite all of you to join in on the discussion by answering these questions yourself in the comments section below.
For this particular volume, we’ll be focusing on this Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber 2020 event.
Participants for this round = Anthony Mango, Richard Staple, Steve Mitchell, Sarah Hirsch, Jay Bradley, Mathew Sarpraicone, Ethan Absler and Steve Cook.
Note: Most answers were submitted prior to SmackDown.
1) “We all know Shayna Baszler will win her match. But do you want to see her eliminate most, if not all of the field, or should the eliminations be more dispersed among Asuka, Liv Morgan, etc?”
MANGO: Screw it. As much as I’d like to see everyone get their time to shine with Morgan pinning Logan, Riott pinning Morgan, Nattie pinning Riott, Asuka pinning Nattie and Baszler taking out Asuka, WWE won’t do anything with that. Let’s just have Shayna beat all three members of The Riott Squad, Asuka beat Nattie and Shayna beat Asuka.
STAPLE: The thing about it as that none of the other five competitors can lay claim to even being in the match. RAW’s women’s division is so thin and this is an indication of how just how thin it is. Shayna dominating this match would be the best way to build drama.
MITCHELL: Since Shayna Baszler is so obviously winning, she and Asuka should each eliminate two other competitors, and then Shayna eliminates Asuka. With the Riott Squad unable to settle things, their story can keep going, and it’ll also keep things open for Natalya to take on the Kabuki Warriors again. That way it’s a win-win for all the women in the match.
HIRSCH: With how everything is going with the former Riott Squad members, I see Riott eliminating Morgan and Logan before Baszler has her coming out party. I definitely think that Baszler will have to work for this win though, especially with Natalya and Asuka, given if she’s cleared to compete. I have hopes for that, as WWE gave Baszler and Kairi Sane a good match on Raw Monday, adding to what great battles they had in NXT/MYC.
BRADLEY: Asuka should eliminate everybody else. She even blocks Baszler from eliminating anybody. Then it comes down to those 2. Then Baszler bites her in the neck and flies to the top of the cage, hanging upside down by her toes like a bat in a cave.
SARPRAICONE: Seeing her eliminate Liv or Natalya.
ABSLER: I agree that Baszler will win her match and I believe that the eliminations should be dispersed. Having Shayna eliminate everyone seems unrealistic and dispersing eliminations also gives other superstars like Liv Morgan time to shine.
COOK: I think she needs to just to send the message home that she’s the biggest threat to Becky Lynch and has a really good chance of winning at WrestleMania. She’s the one getting built here. Sure, I’d throw an elimination Ruby Riott or Liv Morgan’s way to continue that issue. Otherwise, it should be Shayna choking people out or hitting big moves.