The booking for tonight’s Elimination Chamber main event was all from Paul Heyman, according to a WWE source.
The feeling going into the pay-per-view was that everyone watching at home already knew that Baszler was going to win and challenge Lynch at WrestleMania and it was better to just have her go through everyone to put her over as a monster heel. Heyman is very high on Baszler even though McMahon has had his doubts about her.
Heyman wanted to do this many years ago with CM Punk but the idea was shot down by Vince McMahon. It looks like Heyman got his way this time.