Roman Reigns on course to match Hulk Hogan, John Cena v Undertaker and Ronda Rousey set for first showdown with Stephanie McMahon: WWE talking points

We are just over a week away from Elimination Chamber, a WWE Network special that should tell us a lot more about where the company is heading ahead of WrestleMania 34.

Here are some of the talking points going into the show.

Hard to look beyond Roman Reigns

We are a week away from Elimination Chamber and it is hard to see anyone other than Roman Reigns coming out of the chamber on Sunday as the man set-up to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal title at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans on April 8.

It feels like a match that has been on the horizon pretty much since WrestleMania 33 when Lesnar won his fifth WWE world title by pinning Bill Goldberg.

There is nothing wrong with predictability, when it is executed well, and the Elimination Chamber has the set up of a strong match.

All seven guys can go well in the ring and the late addition of Seth Rollins and Finn Balor only supports that view further.

How WWE book the match will be interesting as it is important Reigns is seen to earn the title shot rather than just be one of the last guys to enter the match and win quickly after a flurry of spears.

Lesnar v Reigns II, a re-match of WrestleMania 31, has a lot going for it. We never got a winner then as Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase during the match and claimed the victory.

Lesnar has been booked as a dominant champion over the past 12 months and has clean wins of Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman and AJ Styles.

A big performance from Reigns at the Elimination Chamber in triumphing will set up the momentum of this inevitable showdown, with the WWE again looking to establish Reigns at the top of the card.

If Reigns does main event WrestleMania with Lesnar he will be only the second man, after Hulk Hogan, to be on the final match at the WWE's biggest show for four successive years.