Who's Missing from WrestleMania Poster? New Cruiserweight? Rousey
Sunday, February 25, 2018
The Elimination Chamber pay-per-view will be taking place later on tonight and the show will officially be the last pay-per-view for the Raw brand before WrestleMania. Several matches planned for the event have been reported for a while now, including John Cena vs. The Undertaker. Interestingly enough, Wrestling Inc. has discovered the DVD poster for this year's WrestleMania and "The Phenom" is nowhere to be found on the poster. Undertaker seemingly retired from the ring after losing to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33, and even though this poster does not confirm that he won't be on the show, it will be interesting to see if the Undertaker does return to the ring in April after all.
Ever since Drake Maverick took over as the General Manager of 205 Live and launched a tournament to crown the next Cruiserweight Champion, several new stars have competed on the cruiserweight-exclusive show. Performers such as Roderick Strong, Mark Andrews, and Buddy Murphy have been wrestling on 205 Live lately, but it sounds like Maverick may not be finished adding new cruiserweights to the roster just yet. After showing off his gymnastics background while training at the WWE Performance Center, Stacey Ervin Jr. seems to be on Maverick's radar. Given that the Cruiserweight Championship tournament is currently filled up, it may be a while before Maverick starts recruiting anymore new roster members.
One of the most anticipated segments taking place during tonight's Elimination Chamber show will be Ronda Rousey's official contract signing for Monday Night Raw. Rousey just wrapped up her commitments outside of WWE and has been training at the Performance Center once again over the past week. Tonight will likely be the true beginning of Rousey's WWE career and the first hint of who her first opponent will be also seems likely to be revealed tonight. Before signing the deal to come to Raw, Rousey took it upon herself to comment on the contract signing planned for tonight. Rousey lets her fans on Instagram know that she has arrived for the show tonight and she is excited to finally sign her Raw contract.