WWE Raw notes: US Title Elimination Chamber, Dakota Kai, Chelsea Green appears, Carmella returns

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/01/30/wwe-raw-notes-us-title-elimination-chamber-dakota-kai-chelsea-green-appears-carmella-returns/

The WWE United States Championship is going to be defended inside the Elimination Chamber at the Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event. Participants were added to the field coming out of tonight’s Raw. Seth Rollins, Bronson Reed and Johnny Gargano all won matches to join the champion Austin Theory in the upcoming bout. On the February 6th Raw, the final two participants will be determined when Montez Ford takes on Elias in addition to Angelo Dawkins taking on Damian Priest. 

There was a segment featuring Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair that was promoted but did not air or take place. That footage was uploaded to WWE’s digital platforms and Belair addressed the women’s Elimination Chamber match participants

One of the competitors in the women’s Elimination Chamber qualifying match is the returning Carmella. She’ll be sharing the ring with Candice LeRae, Michin and Piper Niven on 2/6 to determine who gets into the Chamber. Carmella had a run-in with Asuka as she was promoting her return. 

Prior to an IYO SKY versus Candice LeRae match, Corey Graves stated that Damage CTRL’s Dakota Kai suffered an injury in the women’s Royal Rumble. Kai was ringside for SKY versus LeRae.

Later in the show, Kai was dragged out to the ring by Becky Lynch who placed a chair over Kai’s leg and threatened to stomp on it if Bayley did not agree to a Steel Cage match for next week. Bayley ended up agreeing to the bout. 

At the Royal Rumble, Chelsea Green made her return to WWE and was eliminated in quick fashion by Rhea Ripley. Green appeared on Raw and complained to Adam Pearce about her ‘welcome’ to the show. 

Has this ever happened to you?@ImChelseaGreen #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/IzYdzTbqPD

— WWE (@WWE) January 31, 2023

In the main event, Beth Phoenix and Edge got involved in Cody Rhodes and Finn Balor’s match. They took out Judgment Day (Damian Priest, Rhea Ripley & Dominik Mysterio) and Edge distracted Balor which led to Rhodes securing the win. 

As Chad Gable and Otis were walking backstage, Maximum Male Models (Maxxine Dupri, ma.ce & man.soor) were eying Otis. 

What are @KSAMANNY, @MACEtheWRESTLER & @maxxinedupri doing on #WWERaw and why do they have their sights set on @otiswwe?! pic.twitter.com/wB46TrdGXN

— WWE (@WWE) January 31, 2023

United States Champion Austin Theory was invited onto ‘The V.I.P. Lounge’ with MVP. Bobby Lashley came out to the ring and he tried to spear Theory but connected with MVP on accident. 

The theme song for WWE Elimination Chamber is ‘Psycho In My Head’ by Skillet. 

A promotional video aired on Raw for Dave Bautista’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’ film.