Elimination Chamber

WWE.com issued the following on Monday, confirming that AJ Styles has been added to the WWE Title Elimination Chamber match at the Elimination Chamber PPV on February 12 in Phoenix, while also touting the potential of WWE Champion John Cena vs. Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 33.

Randy Orton to compete in the main event of WrestleMania 33

It’s a rivalry without parallel in modern-day WWE, and at WrestleMania 33, career-long foes John Cena and Randy Orton could very well lock horns again — provided Cena makes it to April 2 with his newly won WWE Championship.

The Viper punched his ticket to the main event of WrestleMania by overcoming an all-star field of 29 other competitors to claim the 2017 Royal Rumble Match. Mere hours earlier, The Cenation Leader defeated AJ Styles to win his 16th World Title, a historic feat only accomplished by one other competitor in history: WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.

While Orton’s opportunity at The Showcase of the Immortals is secure, Cena’s is not, yet. The Champ first must retain the title on Sunday, Feb. 12, in a WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match announced weeks ago by SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon. As of now, the only other competitor confirmed for that six-Superstar battle is Styles. If Cena is successful at WWE Elimination Chamber, only then will his WrestleMania match against Orton be set in stone.

Putting Elimination Chamber aside for a moment, a WrestleMania main event between Cena and Orton would be a fitting, if not poetic, way to celebrate both Superstars’ 15-year anniversaries in WWE. The Champ and The Viper have been peers throughout their remarkable careers, beginning with their training in former WWE developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, and they have waged war in many a WWE pay-per-view main event over the years.

Will the WWE Universe witness the next chapter at WrestleMania 33?


  1. They actually never had a one-on-one match at Mania. They should have had it in 2008 when Cena won the rumble, but they went with that lame-ass triple threat involving Triple H. I’m not saying having them main event 9 years later is the way to go, but it’s still a great match-up and these two guys can put on a fantastic match. With that said, it’s not going to happen anyway. They are setting up a curveball and Cena will either drop the title, or they will . with the integrity of the rumble and screw Orton out of his guaranteed spot.

  2. Or, given his non-participation at the Rumble, a Rollins triple threat with Cena and Orton. Hell…they could make it a Fatal 4 Way. Though somehow I suspect we will finally end up with Rollins vs The Game at Mania.

  3. It’s obvious. Its going to be Cena vs Orton vs Taker at WM.
    Taker will win the elimination chamber and Cena with his rematch clause will be drafted into the main event because looking at the current condition of Taker, a one on one match will not be befitting for the showcase of immortals

  4. There has been tension brewing between them for a long time.
    Styles has not been happy with the management of SDLive and him having to face John Cena again for the title.
    The question remains what would Wyatt do for mania if WWE is going ahead with the cena orton angle?
    Maybe Taker vs Styles and Cena vs Orton vs Bray become the final card. Clearer picture will be painted tomorrow.

  5. If they do it right. And do the wyatt family break up.
    Orton vs bray could get a really good reaction.
    It would need to be done really well I admit to get Orton that top baby-faced pop for mania win.
    Wyatt winning it at elim chamber but at same time if that happened I think fans would want bray to win

    Also throw in cena record title holder for only one month might be a bit of a throw away

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