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First Match Slated For Next Week’s WWE Raw


WWE has announced the first match for next week’s episode of Raw on the USA Network. Sasha Banks and Bayley will go up against Alicia Fox and Nikki Cross in order to qualify for the Elimination Chamber match that will crown the first WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions next month at the pay-per-view event.

WWE holds next week’s show in Portland, OR at the Moda Center. As of this writing, no other matches for Raw have been announced.

During this week’s Raw, Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan, Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka qualified for the match. WWE sent out the following:

As first announced by five-time Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss during her Raw talk show “A Moment of Bliss,” the inaugural WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions will be determined inside the dreaded Elimination Chamber at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view on Sunday, Feb. 17.

The contest will feature three teams from Raw and three teams from SmackDown LIVE. Nia Jax & Tamina earned their way into the match with a victory over Bliss & Mickie James on Raw the night after the Royal Rumble event. Later that night, Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan joined them in the contest by taking down Natalya & Dana Brooke. It’s still anyone’s guess which elite tandems will join them inside one of sports-entertainment’s most nightmarish structures to determine the first-ever titleholders.

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It was extremely fitting that the announcement was made by The Goddess of WWE, as Bliss won the first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match in 2018, toppling five other Superstars and successfully defending the Raw Women’s Championship inside the career-altering combat zone that debuted in 2002.

This time around, two teams will start the bout while the remaining four duos remain enclosed in pods. At specified intervals, a pod will open at random, enabling a new team to enter the match. This will continue until all six pairs have joined the bout. If one member of a team gets eliminated at any time via pinfall or submission, both members of the team are eliminated and must leave the contest. The last tag team standing will be declared the winner and the first-ever Women’s Tag Teams Champions.

Who will make history? Find out at WWE Elimination Chamber, Sunday, Feb. 17, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on WWE Network!

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