WWE, unfortunately, will have to make a big change to one top match at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event.
According to a report by Fightful, Mustafa Ali is expected to be pulled from the Elimination Chamber Match with the WWE Title on the line. WWE Champion Daniel Bryan is slated to make his next title defense against Ali, Randy Orton, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, and Jeff Hardy.
It was noted in the report that Ali had been working through an injured tailbone that got hurt again at the Royal Rumble and then suffered an eye injury as it was swollen shut after sitting up into Randy Orton’s boot on the Garvin Stomp. Moving along, the injury was worsened at a live event on Sunday and is not expected to be cleared for action all week long.
Now, WWE plans to write him out of the match on Tuesday’s SmackDown Live where they will blame Orton for the injuries in storyline.
Updated WWE Elimination Chamber Card
WWE Champion Daniel Bryan vs. Samoa Joe vs. Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Mustafa Ali – Elimination Chamber Match
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions Shane McMahon & The Miz vs. The Usos (Jey & Jimmy)
Nia Jax & Tamina vs. Sarah Logan & Ruby Riott vs. Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose, Billie Kay & Peyton Royce, Bayley & Sasha Banks, Carmella & Naomi – WWE Women’s Tag Team Title Elimination Chamber Match
WWE RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Ruby Riott
WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa