John Laurinaitis revealed earlier today that the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship would involve CM Punk, Chris Jericho, the Miz, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and Dolph Ziggler.
Are you excited by the six men chosen for this match?
I feel very mixed on the subject. Although all six wrestlers are capable of putting on a good match, I do not feel like all of them are credible threats to become the WWE Champion.
Take Punk out of the equation since he is already the champ and let’s focus on the remaining five.
Chris Jericho is an obvious threat for the title. He is a well-accomplished veteran superstar who does not need me justifying why he could win the match.
Dolph Ziggler is being pushed as a main-event threat but he has never come across as a guy that is ready for that stage at this point of his career. I just cannot see him winning Elimination Chamber.
The Miz comes across as a little child clinging to that one title run he had last year and constantly reminding of us of it. I do not take him seriously and highly doubt the WWE would have him win this match.
R-Truth may be an entertaining character but he is not WWE Champion material. I question why he is even in a match of this magnitude considering what his role has been the last six months in the WWE.
Kofi Kingston is in this match for high-flying maneuvers, but he has no shot at winning. I think it’s pathetic that he has to be included just to ensure there are highlights of this match. I actually like Kingston and I wish he was more of a credible threat, but he just is not.
So in reality this match is going to come down to Chris Jericho and CM Punk and no one else really matters. I just cannot make a good argument for anyone other than those two winning the Elimination Chamber match.
I do not want to come across as if I am bashing the other four competitors, but I just do not find them believable enough to have a shot at winning the WWE Championship at this time.
Can anyone make a case for someone other than Jericho or Punk to win?