elimination chamber

WWE Elimination Chamber is returning in 2017, and it will take place from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ on February 12.

It was previously reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the event would be a Raw brand exclusive show, but now F4Wonline.com is reporting that due to changes in the pay-per-view schedule, it is now tentatively set to be a SmackDown show. Additionally, WWE Fastlane which is set to take place from Milwaukee on March 5 is now tentatively scheduled to be a Raw event.

Cody Rhodes is set to work ROH Final Battle on Friday, and he recently spoke to For The Win to promote the show. During the interview Cody was asked about the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, and if he was invited to the finals and if he would have gone. You can check out the full interview here along with a quote below.

“It’s a great question. I was aware and kept in the loop that they were doing the tournament. I wish there had been more communication about whether we were going to be part of the finals, not so much for me. You don’t have to call and invite me. I understand I walked away from the company. It would have been nice to put in the call to my mother, though. That was something a little irritating. Dustin was there to represent the family and the brand. The Dusty tag team classic itself is meant to highlight my father. The only people in the ring should be the teams competing. I’ve got no issue with it. Had they called me, I wouldn’t have known what my response would have been. Maybe it’s a blessing they didn’t. I can assure you that I wasn’t at home throwing a fit. I am pretty sure I was working somewhere.”