WWE News: Elimination Chamber to return in February; PPV set to become SmackDown exclusive

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The road to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) WrestleMania 33 is on the horizon and it will include a returning pay-per-view (PPV) this time around. The Elimination Chamber is set to make its return in February, 2017 and will be a part of the list of PPV’s which will build up The Granddaddy of them all.

Since WWE has implemented the brand split, both RAW and SmackDown are having their very own PPV’s each month. Hence, it is only likely that The Elimination Chamber PPV, once it makes a return will be a brand exclusive. However, there has been no official reveal regarding whether it will side with the red or blue variant of the wrestling promotion, according to comicbook.com.

But, if we take a look at the alternating RAW/SmackDown PPV’s of the year, The Elimination Chamber will fall in the category of being a SmackDown exclusive, this coming February. The RAW exclusive before Royal Rumble is scheduled to be Roadblock in December, 2016. Hence, the Chamber show will belong to the blue brand followed by the Fastlane PPV for RAW, according to wrestlingnews.co.

The last Elimination Chamber was organized by WWE on May 31, 2015, in Corpus Christi, TX. The event was set up in a hustle by the wrestling promotion for its very own WWE Network.

The gimmick-based PPV was dropped by WWE since it was a hassle to move a giant 10-ton structure around. There were also logistical issues with certain arenas which found it tough to hang the structures.

WWE has announced recently that it will organize its Fastlane PPV on March 2, 2017 in the BMOP Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Here is a list of the PPV’s which the wrestling promotion has officially scheduled until September 2017.

January – Royal Rumble

February – Elimination Chamber

March – Fastlane

April – WrestleMania

April/May – Payback

May – Extreme Rules

June – Money In The Bank

July – Battleground

August – SummerSlam

September – Clash of Champions

There will be more shows added to this list, since WWE will host 2 PPV’s every month for its two brands, RAW and SmackDown.

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