WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 Results with Biggest WrestleMania 35 Implications

Aaron Bower@@aaronbowerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 19, 2019

WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 Results with Biggest WrestleMania 35 Implications

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    Credit: WWE.com

    With the amount of shows remaining before WrestleMania 35 getting smaller by the week, each episode of WWE Raw and SmackDown is likely to become more and more important in shaping the card for the biggest pay-per-view of the year.

    As well as that, though, the PPVs leading up to April 7 would have a huge say in creating the card, and Sunday's Elimination Chamber was no exception.

    With the WWE Championship match headlining the event and plenty of other significant moments on the night, there were several incidents and outcomes that will have a huge bearing on what the card for The Show of Shows looks like.

    Here's a look at the results that will have the biggest WrestleMania implications.

Sasha Banks and Bayley Win Women's Tag Team Championships

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    Irrespective of who left Elimination Chamber as the first-ever WWE women's tag team champions, this bout was always going to have huge ramifications for WrestleMania.

    It will be interesting to see where the company positions the tag division going into the biggest show of the year, not least given the fact another women's match is a strong contender to headline the pay-per-view.

    With Banks and Bayley as champions, though, it creates endless possibilities for them moving forward.

    Nia Jax and Tamina seem their most obvious challengers initially, but beyond that, there are plenty of teams lining up to have a shot at the champions.

    WWE has introduced the belts at the right time. It gives the champions time to settle in and grow the division over the coming weeks before WrestleMania rolls around.

The Usos Def. The Miz and Shane McMahon

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    The SmackDown tag division has been the stronger of the two brands in recent months, and that was underlined again at Elimination Chamber.

    While Raw tag champions The Revival weren't even on the card, the blue brand's tag belts were switching hands, as The Miz and Shane McMahon surprisingly lost out to The Usos.

    That's an interesting booking decision, not least because it creates a whole new dynamic for Miz and McMahon moving forward.

    With this being their first real setback, will the duo begin to implode ahead of a potential WrestleMania feud? Or will they be stronger than ever in their bid to reclaim the belts over the coming weeks?

    Had Miz and McMahon won here, it may have led to the SmackDown tag division going somewhat stale. That definitely won't be the case now, though.

Finn Balor Def. Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush

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    Finn Balor's successful capture of the Intercontinental Championship was arguably the biggest surprise of the night at Elimination Chamber.

    With Bobby Lashley holding the belt for little over a month, it was a real twist to see it taken away from him and pinned on Balor with WrestleMania approaching.

    However, the result will not only have huge implications for the title picture moving into Mania, but also for both men in particular.

    Balor winning on Sunday night increases the possibility of his feud with Lashley continuing all the way into WrestleMania. Had The Almighty seen off the Irishman at the first attempt, it would have been hard to imagine their rivalry continuing.

    So, although it was a disappointment for Lashley to drop the belt, it may make things more interesting for him over the next few weeks as WrestleMania approaches.

Daniel Bryan Wins Elimination Chamber Match for WWE Championship

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    While Daniel Bryan retaining the WWE Championship was arguably the right move for SmackDown at present, it was events elsewhere in the match that should have the biggest ramifications moving forward to WrestleMania.

    Fans will have been watching with keen interest to see if Kofi Kingston could replicate his performance from the go-home taping of SmackDown, when he produced a marathon effort in a Gauntlet Match to win the hearts of many.

    Kingston successfully continued that momentum, and it is perhaps telling that it was he and Bryan in the final two at Elimination Chamber.

    Is that a hint as to where Bryan's title reign is headed for Mania? Will it be Bryan vs. Kingston? There is, after all, a brilliant story waiting to be told for The New Day member, who is yet to capture a world title during his run with the company.

    WrestleMania is all about creating historic moments, so it's easy to wonder if this result, and the order of eliminations, was simply laying the platform for a potential Bryan-Kingston feud at WrestleMania.