-- On last night's WWE Raw, Stephanie McMahon opened the show to announce that next month WWE women will be competing for the first time ever in an Elimination Chamber match at the PPV of the same name.
-- This news has bee rumored for a while, especially after the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas - the venue for the PPV - tweeted that 12 competitors would be competing in Elimination Chamber matches, pretty much confirming that there would be a women's match.
-- The women's match will be slightly different than the men's in that current WWE Raw Women's champion Alexa Bliss will actually be in the match against five of her foes, whereas in the men's match, it will be six wrestlers vying to become the #1 contender for the Universal title.
-- WWE had this to say via an article posted on their site:
At WWE Elimination Chamber, the women of Raw will once again make history when five brave competitors challenge Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss for her illustrious title in the first-ever Women’s Elimination Chamber Match.
The monumental news came from Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon just 24 hours after the groundbreaking Women’s Royal Rumble Match, and the winner of the career-altering showdown will defend the Raw Women’s Title at WrestleMania 34.
The Elimination Chamber is like no other match. The formidable construction, with its chain-link walls, glass pods and steel floors, is deadly to the core, and the rules for the warzone are as perilous as the structure itself.
Two Superstars will start the bout while the remaining four are enclosed in pods. At specified intervals, a pod will open at random, enabling a Superstar to enter the match. This will continue until all six competitors have been released. A Superstar can be eliminated at any time via pinfall or submission, and the last woman standing will be declared the winner and the Raw Women’s Champion.