The Elimination Chamber can produce some amazing matches. Especially the earlier ones. But as of recently, the elimination chamber match quality as decreased, especially with the World Title Elimination Chamber last year, which may have been the worst elimination chamber I’ve ever seen. BUT, with only one chamber scheduled, WWE can really go out, and the participants involved could make up a first class chamber match. That and Rock vs Punk II and the 6 Man Tag Match could end up producing a very good PPV as Wrestlemania 29 rolls on. I hope it does, because I’m really losing interest in the product. At that’s not a good thing, especially considering Wrestlemania 29 is right around the corner. But now… IT’S TIME FOR PREDICTIONS………………………………
Pre-Show: Brodus Clay and Tensai vs. Team Rhodes Scholars
Match Background: After losing the WWE Tag Team Title match to Team Hell-No at Royal Rumble, Rhodes Scholars decided to go their separate ways on the SmackDown! after the rumble. But as one team was splitting up, another one was formed, as Tensai decided to find his inner-funky self, and team with Brodus Clay. After months of humiliation, Brodus helped Tensai to get down, and one of the largest teams ever got together, and duo were put together against Rhodes Scholars. Rhodes and Sandow decided to team up for ONE last time at Elimination Chamber.
What I think should happen: Rhodes Scholars win.
What I think will happen: The Lords Of The Dance… I mean Tensai and Brodus Clay win. I highly doubt that they’d have a newly-formed, popular team like Tensai and Clay lose to a team that’s “splitting-up”.
United-States Championship: Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. the Miz
Match Background: This feud has been going on ever since Cesaro appeared on MizTV, and ate a figure-four leg lock. The two met at Royal Rumble for the US title, and Cesaro was victorious. So WWE are giving you a rematch. Really? How’s Cesaro gonna benefit from beating the same guy two PPVs in a row?
What I think should happen: Cesaro wins. Cesaro has brought prestige back to the belt after the infamous reign of Santino Marrella. I don’t think he should lose it for a while.
What I think will happen: Cesaro wins. No real shocker here. It’s basically a replay from their Rumble match.
Women’s Championship: Kaitlyn (c) vs. Tamina Snuka
World Heavyweight Championship No. 1 Contender Elimination Chamber Match: Daniel Bryan vs Chris Jericho vs Randy Orton vs Mark Henry vs Jack Swagger vs Kane
Match Background: Actually, this match has been pretty well built up. The SmackDown! after Royal Rumble, SmackDown! GM Booker T gathered a bunch of former World Champions in the ring to discuss the elimination chamber. A chamber match was set, with the winner going on to face the World Champion at Wrestlemania! Unfortunately, he forgot about someone – the returning Jack Swagger. Repackaged and refreshed, Swagger demanded to be a part of the match. And after squashing the likes of Kofi Kingston, Santino and Zack Ryder, Swagger had apparently proven his worth and was added to the chamber match. Another man to return is Mark Henry, who returned 2 weeks ago on RAW, and attacked Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara. He defeated Randy Orton on SmackDown! to qualify for the chamber. Speaking of returns, Chris Jericho returned to the WWE at the Royal Rumble. This week on RAW, Jericho was given a chance to qualify for the chamber, with a match with Daniel Bryan. Jericho won, and was entered into the elimination chamber match. Randy Orton also qualified for the rumble too, as Orton looks to capture the belt he hasn’t held since September 2011. Team Hell-No were getting angry at each other, primarily because Kane and Daniel Bryan had both eliminated each other at the Royal Rumble. The two were hoping to be a part of the chamber match and go on to Wrestlemania. Daniel Bryan qualified for the match. Kane being the last man to qualify for the chamber this Monday Night on RAW, beating Dolph Ziggler, who wanted to enter the chamber to eliminate Chris Jericho.
What I think should happen: I personally think Chris Jericho should win. I think Jericho would do Alberto Del Rio a big favour by losing to him at Wrestlemania 29 (providing Del Rio is the champion at the event). Jericho vs Del Rio would also be a really appealing match as opposed to the alternatives. Team Hell-No have something lined up for Wrestlemania, and neither man should really win, unless they did a double finish in the chamber. For example, what if it came down to Daniel Bryan and Kane, and they pinned each other at the same time, leading to a triple threat between Bryan, Kane and Del Rio at Wrestlemania? I would be really surprised if Jack Swagger or Mark Henry won it. Both guys just returned, and I don’t think an injury prone Mark Henry should be going to the main event of Wrestlemania. Jack Swagger is also not established enough as a main-eventer in order to even be considering in my opinion. Randy Orton is a possibility, especially if a heel Orton faces Del Rio at Wrestlemania, but I want Orton to turn heel and fight Sheamus at Mania, and not Del Rio. Jericho Wins.
What I think will happen: Either Orton or Jericho wins, turns heel, and fights Del Rio at Wrestlemania 29. None of the other guys will possibly win.
World Championship: Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. The Big Show
Match Background: Del Rio defeated Big Show in a Last Man Standing match on the 700th edition of SmackDown! to become World Heavyweight Champion! The two had another last man standing match at Royal Rumble for the World Title, but Del Rio won again. But despite losing, Big Show was somehow entitled to another rematch, which he cashed in at Elimination Chamber.
What I think should happen: Del Rio retains. This feud ends. Big Show never gets near to the World Title again.
What I think will happen: Del Rio retains. This feud ends. I’m actually amazed Del Rio is going to Wrestlemania as champion. I mean look back at the blog post I did when Del Rio won the World title in the first place – click here for the link to that blog. I figured he’d lose it before the event, but apparently that’s not gonna happen.
The Shield vs. The Avengers (John Cena, Sheamus and Ryback)
Match Background: At the end of the Royal Rumble, it came down to John Cena, Sheamus and Ryback. After Ryback eliminated Sheamo, Cena eliminated Ryback to win the Royal Rumble for a 2nd time, and go on to WRESTLEMANIA 29! YEAH! -.- After announcing that he would face the WWE Champion at Wrestlemania (no surprise there), John Cena was attacked by The Shield, who attacked Ryback and Sheamus as well. The next week on RAW, Cena, Ryback and Sheamus turned the tables on the Shield, attacking them. Cena then announced that it’d be a 6 man tag team match at the Elimiantion Chamber, with the mighty Avengers, John Cena, Ryback and Sheamus battling The Shield.
What I think should happen: The Shield win. As much as I don’t want Ryback losing ANOTHER MATCH, The Shield are on fire right now, and the Avengers shouldn’t really bury the group as Wrestlemania approaches. Cena can surely take a defeat as he’s set to win the WWE Title at Wrestlemania 29?
What I think will happen: The Avengers wins. I don’t think WWE want Cena’s team to lose this close to Wrestlemania (even though they should).
WWE Championship: The Rock (c) vs. CM Punk II
Match Background: Unfortunately, The Rock defeated CM Punk at Royal Rumble to end CM Punk’s 430-day reign as champion, and to prove once and for all that The Rock is bigger than the WWE. -.- For all the things wrong with that victory, click on this link. Anyway, CM Punk is getting a rematch for the title at Elimination Chamber. A chance for WWE to redeem themselves, after their first match was a complete shambles.
What I think should happen: CM Punk wins. The Rock goes back to Hollywood. And some dignity to WWE is restored.
What I think will happen: The Rock wins. -.-