Raw General Manager Kurt Angle announced the competitors for the Women’s Elimination Chamber Match

Who will enter the first Women's Elimination Chamber Match?: Raw, Feb. 5, 2018

Raw General Manager Kurt Angle reveals who will battle Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss in the historic Women's Elimination Chamber Match on Sunday, Feb. 25.

Last week, Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon announced that Alexa Bliss would defend her Raw Women’s Title in the first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match. This week, Little Miss Bliss tried her hardest to get out of it.

Things went swimmingly before that, however, as Raw General Manager Kurt Angle arrived to name the rest of the field for the Women’s Chamber — Bayley, Sasha Banks, Mickie James, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville — plus an interesting wrinkle: Nia Jax won’t be in the match, but she’ll face Asuka at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view and, if she wins, will be added to the Women’s Title Match at WrestleMania no matter who else is in it.

At that point, Alexa reared her head, taking Angle to task for forcing her to defend her title in the Chamber but not Universal Champion Brock Lesnar, going so far as to accuse him of betraying the Women's Evolution by giving The Beast Incarnate “preferential treatment.” With Angle on the ropes after Alexa’s inquiry, The Olympic Hero offered a fair compromise: As General Manager, he answers to the WWE Universe, and would leave it up to them to decide whether Alexa would defend her title in the Chamber. Unfortunately for Little Miss Bliss, the audience voted overwhelmingly to send her into the lion’s den with an avalanche of "YES!" chants, but as far as exit strategies go, it was an inspired effort nonetheless.

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