WWE Fans. Tom Robinson here. Here it is. THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER!
Mick Foley’s Facebook Message To WWE
Now Mick Foley has been running a tear on Facebook as of late in regards to the WWE product. Most infamously, he berated the WWE about the Royal Rumble PPV after Daniel Bryan was not part of the Royal Rumble match. And just before WWE return to the PPV scene, Foley has released another statement on the social networking site about tonight’s event.
And the entire statement reads…
Please, please, please, please, have a great show tonight.
As a fan of pro-wrestling – have a great show.
As a father of four who has ordered every PPV for the past year – have a great show.
As the guy whose big Christmas present to his family was a family trip to New Orleans for Wrestlemania, even though he knew he wasn’t likely to appear on the event – have a great show.
On behalf of all those other dads or moms who have done the same thing; spent considerable money on an event that thus far is not capturing our imaginations – have a great show.
As a Disney fan who wouldn’t want to arrive at the Magic Kingdom just to find out all his favorite attractions were closed – have a great show.
As someone who still remembers how it felt to be 18 years old and see Jimmy Snuka dive off the top of the cage – to see the magic pro-wrestling was capable of creating – and knows you have the ability and personnel to make people feel that same magic – have a great show .
As the estranged son who still loves his WWE family, and, no matter what, in some strange way, always will – have a great show.
You know, I appreciate as much as anyone when someone tries to play to the fans as an attempt to get a point across. It’s a real great wild card to use, Mick. But the one thing I don’t appreciate is you asserting yourself in the public domain by burying the product just before it starts. I mean what Mick is doing is damaging to the product itself. If he is truly as big of a “fan” of WWE as he’s making himself out to be with this tear-jerking speech about doing “what’s right for the fans”, then why doesn’t he just shut his mouth and let the product show you what it can do.
The WWE has already “appeased” the fans wishes by putting Daniel Bryan in the Elimination Chamber (whether that was originally intended or not we’ll never know). Also, we have the Swiss Superman Antonio Cesaro in the chamber as well which I’m sure Foley and the WWE universe will be most please about. Surely that should be enough for Foley to lay off the Facebook and watch these fine wrestlers put on a hell of a show for the fans. But no. Foley just had to interject himself some more. And why? I respect the hell out of Foley, but he needs to have a bit more faith in the product that he wants to make better. Bashing the product does it no favours.
Christian Being Taken Out Of The Chamber?
Word is coming out that tonight we’ll see the new heel in town Christian being taken out of the chamber for tonight’s main event. According to a website I currently write for PWMania,
“WWE officials were still considering an angle to take Christian out of tonight’s Elimination Chamber main event but at last word, if they do that angle, it will not be to give a spot to Brock Lesnar. No word on who would get the spot if they take Christian out.” (To read more about the rumours, click here)
Now Christian being the bait that’s being taken out of the chamber really does surprise me. Followers of the Armbar Express will know that I did a bit about Christian yesterday (see here). For someone that was just thrown right back in the WWE public domain with this heel turn, for them to take out of the chamber seems like horrible booking. I mean WWE’s booking has been really inconsistent as of late, especially with Daniel Bryan being turned heel and then back face again in the space of two weeks. But for Christian to be the one taken out would result in his heel turn being pointless by having him be discarded from the main event scene so easily. If Christian hadn’t turned, sure it’d make sense. But not if he’s just been shot back into the limelight. It just seems illogical. If I had to pick someone who had to be taken out, it’d have to be Sheamus. He’s just returned from WWE, but he’s still not as much in the public domain as Christian or even Antonio Cesaro for that matter.
Will Brock Lesnar Be At Elimination Chamber?
Funnily enough, that earlier report mentioned Brock Lesnar. Kane stated recently that Lesnar would be at Elimination Chamber despite WWE not hyping his appearance or even mentioning him in the last couple of weeks. This might have been WWE trying to keep his appearance a secret and Kane just dropped the blob or maybe Kane was just telling a complete bluff? But either way, I think Lesnar’s appearance would be a great addition to the PPV if he’s in it. Now that report said the possible Chamber casualty was not making way for Lesnar, but then again this is JUST a report. They’re not always concrete nowadays. I mean, WWE could easily change their minds from now until the PPV starts. Lesnar might be on standby for a PPV appearance or maybe he was just planned to be in the chamber all along. But it does surprise me that his “appearance” was not publicly promoted because of Lesnar’s stock when it comes to buy rates. Lesnar is a big pull for WWE and it doesn’t make sense that WWE would decide not to hype him up to bring in the buyrates.
Speaking as a fan, I’d love to see Lesnar at the PPV. If he makes his way into the chamber and wins it, that would get people buzzing for Wrestlemania big time! Seeing Lesnar dominate the chamber would be a really big crowd pleaser. Despite the fans bitching about part-timer Batista winning the Royal Rumble, I don’t think they’ll bitch as much about Lesnar winning the title. He’s the beast and the fans love seeing Lesnar as do I. No word of a lie, I’d mark out if Lesnar shows up tonight.
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