• New Name For The Elimination Chamber Revealed
In 2020, WWE began doing one of the two Saudi Arabia PPVs of the year before WrestleMania, and that is going to be the case this year as well.
According to Andrew Zarian, WWE is planning to return to Saudi Arabia on February 19th for Super ShowDown 2022. This will happen on a Saturday, as opposed to the usual Thursday PPV in Saudi.
Fightful Select is now reporting that a separate Elimination Chamber PPV will not take place this year.
Instead of a separate PPV, the Elimination Chamber match will take place at next month’s Saudi PPV:
“As of now, the working plan is for the Elimination Chamber match and structure to take place at the February Saudi Arabia show.
We’re unsure of the Premium Live Event name will follow that, or if they’ll opt for something different. Some staff that is working with WWE in the area have also been briefed of these plans.”
The Wrestling Observer added that WWE is planning to rename the Elimination Chamber to the WrestleMania Chamber.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (January 17, 2016) – Old School WWF Veteran Passed Away
On this day in 2016, we lost Old School World Wrestling Federation Veteran “Iron” Mike Sharpe (Real name: Michael Sharpe) at the age of 64.
Mike Sharpe is still to this day considered one of the best so called “Jobbers To The Stars” in WWF/E history, more often than not being referred to as THE single greatest Jobber of all time.
“Canada’s Greatest Athlete” as he called himself, wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1983 until 1995.
† REST IN PEACE MIKE SHARPE
October 28, 1951 – January 17, 2016