Continuing the abundance of gimmicked pay per view events, World Wrestling Entertainment presents its annual WWE Elimination Chamber PPV this Sunday. The event is being billed as “A Superstar’s Last Chance to Main Event WrestleMania”. With only 4 matches on the card, one can argue that the event is weak. Personally, I think SmackDown’s Elimination Chamber match alone is worth the money. Let’s look at the lineup:
For the Vacated Diva’s Championship:
Gail Kim vs. Maryse
I actually want to see this one. I’ve always been high on both women. Kim has been successful; winning the WWE Women’s Championship in her debut match as well as the TNA Knockouts Championship. She has the potential to make history by being the first woman to hold all 3 major women’s championships in the wrestling world today. Maryse plays the snooty b**ch role well & has natural charisma. I’m really enjoying her character as a tweener. This match will hopefully be a great offering between two of WWE’s ladies.
Who Should Win: Maryse (Like I said. She is a strong heel & brings a lot to the table. Personally, I’d like to see ShowMiz turn into a stable with her joining. Gold.)
Intercontinental Title Match:
Drew McIntyre (C) vs. Kane
I don’t understand the appeal behind McIntyre. Maybe I’m blind…I don’t know. Kane is…well…Kane & has probably done all he’s going to do in WWE. In fact, I’m not sure why this match is on the PPV.
Predicted Winner: Kane via DQ
Who Should Win: Drew McIntyre CLEANLY (While I may not get the appeal behind him, push the young guy!)
World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match:
The Undertaker (C) vs. Chris Jericho vs. John Morrison vs. CM Punk vs. RTruth vs. Rey Mysterio
This is the money match right here IMO. Look for Morrison & RTruth to hopefully be given a chance to shine here. Having former World Champions in the match to possibly eliminate & to make them look stronger in the eyes of the fans is also a huge plus. But as good as the match looks, it’s also highly predictable.
Predicted Winner & New World Champion: Chris Jericho, leading to Y2J vs. Edge for the World Championship at WrestleMania.
Who Should Win: I think WWE should shock everyone & give Morrison a chance to run with the belt. There’s enough heat in the backstory between Edge & Jericho that they don’t need a title for their match.
WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match:
Sheamus (C) vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Triple H vs. Ted DiBiase
If this match doesn’t scream “WrestleMania Foreshadowing”, I don’t know what does. Look for a set up to Orton/DiBiase at Mania & for Kofi to possibly get one up on Orton. As for who’s winning…
Predicted Winner & New WWE Champion: Randy Orton, leading to Orton vs. DiBiase for the WWE Title at Mania.
Who Should Win: Triple H, setting up Hunter vs. HBK for the WWE Title at WrestleMania (FORGET HBK/Taker 2…HHH/HBK for the belt at Mania is the money match. Lightning will not strike twice if HBK & Taker try to one up last year’s encounter.)
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