WWE Falls Count Anywhere

Welcome back to TCB’s Falls Count Anywhere! Like Ash Ketchum was once on the road to Viridian City, we’re on the road to WrestleMania (coincidentally, also green-fitted). A lot has happened since we last talked, but we’ll hit on the important stuff here and move along. 

Pivot or not, they got it right

Cody Rhodes will wrestle Roman Reigns for the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship at WrestleMania XL. Last week at this time, it didn’t appear like that would happen. But it will. Whether it was a pivot or not, they got this decision right. What’s said has been said. Cody Rhodes is the most over babyface on the planet. His coronation has been long anticipated, and if all goes to plan, it’ll happen in Philadelphia.

As it should.

Speaking of over babyfaces, let’s talk about Bayley

Bayley really didn’t have to do too much to fall into everyone’s favor again. The 2024 Royal Rumble winner decided to choose IYO SKY as her WrestleMania XL opponent. That decision led to an outstanding organic turn back into a babyface. She played it smart on February 2 after getting attacked and then came back on February 9 with a great promo.

Her and Dakota Kai will likely be the ones to watch on the way to Elimination Chamber in Perth. Dakota, Asuka, and Kairi Sane are all due for meet-and-greets at the event. So, it’s fair to say that they all might convene for a collision. That might not end well for Bayley, but she will have incredible support behind her. The crowd’s been ready to cheer for her if these last two weeks are any indication.

The Men’s and Women’s Chamber fields grow

With berths at WrestleMania on the line, the Women’s and Men’s Elimination Chamber fields grew exponentially over the past week or so. After Becky Lynch qualified, Bianca Belair soon followed. Then, on Raw, Liv Morgan splashed with a smashing re-entry into the pool and won her match over Zoey Stark. This is a hell of a field already fit with potential Mania challengers for Rhea Ripley. It stands to only look even better after this week’s qualifiers.

The Men’s Chamber looks excellent too. Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton qualified last Friday on Smackdown. Then, on Monday, Bobby Lashley and fan-favorite LA Knight clinched their berths in Perth.

We’ve had some really good Elimination Chamber matches in the past. With the way things look, we’re bound to do that again this year.

Bron adds another accomplishment

Bron Breakker won the NXT Tag Team Championships on Tuesday night with Baron Corbin. Breakker, who’s appeared recently on Raw and Smackdown, is on a heck of a stretch. He had an outstanding performance at the Royal Rumble. Then he started to surface on the TV shows amid a ‘bidding war’ over the top-flight prospect.

Winning championship gold only enhances that for Breakker. And hey, it’s a tag title, which fits right down to a tee with his family’s history. There’s no telling where this run will end, or how long it will go, but they’re doing a lot for Breakker right now. It only stands to help, as his reactions have started to increase on the main roster shows he appears on.

Gunther vs. Main Event Jey awaits

Gunther’s 612-day reign as Intercontinental Champion remains absolutely remarkable. But he will be put to the test next Monday on Raw. Gunther will face “Main Event” Jey Uso with the prestigious IC Title on the line. They won’t do battle in Perth, since Gunther isn’t allowed to travel due to restrictions. So they will likely main event the show. These two are both on fire right now and Jey is getting some of the biggest pops in the company.

You just have to wonder if Jimmy maybe shows up to screw over his brother. You can’t imagine they have the title change hands on Raw, but stranger things have happened.

And with no mailbag, that’s all the time we have this week!

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Chris Novak has been talking and writing about sports ever since he can remember. Previously, Novak wrote for and managed sites in the SB Nation network for nearly a decade from 2013-2022