Bray Wyatt appears to have his road to WrestleMania set as he made an interesting challenge on WWE SmackDown.
The former world champion shocked fans on Friday night’s edition of the show when he laid down the gauntlet for the winner of tonight’s heavyweight scrap between Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar.
It all went down as Wyatt and Uncle Howdy laid waste to Hit Row, interrupting their in-ring rap to beat up the group in dominating fashion.
Once they had cleared the ring, Wyatt firstly told the Montreal fans that they were welcome, before calling out the winner of Lashley and Lesnar’s match at Elimination Chamber.
It was totally unexpected and signals some intent on the part of Triple H to make sure the Firefly Fun House host has something big planned for WrestleMania.
The challenge also adds some stakes to tonight’s grudge match beyond the intense rivalry between the two superstars, with Wyatt waiting in the wings for whoever emerges victorious.
Both would be first time singles matches, with the All Mighty never having faced the Eater of Worlds in any capacity.
However, the real money match would appear to be Lesnar, whose only TV clash against Wyatt came in a Handicap Match at Roadblock in 2016 when the Beast Incarnate beat him and Luke Harper.
This would be an entirely different contest between two stars at very different points in their career – not least in terms of the way they are presented on camera.
As well as the third match between Lesnar and Lashley, this weekend’s show will feature two Elimination Chamber bouts – one for the United States Championship and the other to see who will challenge Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Title – and a mixed tag match pitting Edge and Beth Phoenix against The Judgment Day’s Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley.
In the main event, hometown hero Sami Zayn will face Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship in what proves to be a special match.
WWE’s Elimination Chamber will broadcast live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, on Saturday night (February 18) at 1am. Tune in on the WWE Network or on BT Sport.
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