Perhaps the most unpredictable match of the night is the Raw Elimination Chamber match. The obvious favorites to win are CM Punk and Chris Jericho.
I think most fans are leaning towards Jericho winning, and the only way I can get behind this theory is if Jericho winning is only a way to set up a rematch for CM Punk and Chris Jericho at WrestleMania.
Remember, if anyone other than CM Punk wins the match then you know Punk is going to cash in his rematch clause. That does not necessarily mean it has to be at WrestleMania, but I think it would be a given at this point.
Jericho was pulled from winning the Royal Rumble because it came across as far too predictable. Could that happen again at Elimination Chamber?
I have not read many articles making a case for anyone other than Jericho or Punk and for good reason. However I have a theory that the WWE should insert a third person into this feud to give it more unpredictability.
One of my favorite times in the WWE was in early 1997 when Bret Hart, the Undertaker, Psycho Sid and Steve Austin were all fighting one another for the title. Rivalries were thrown together and you did not really know who was going to come out on top. I think the WWE needs more than two legitimate contenders for the WWE Championship right now.
The match will start with the Miz and R-Truth. Nothing special will happen between them, just a routine back and forth battle. They will fight until Dolph Ziggler enters the match and helps the Miz dominate R-Truth.
The next competitor to enter the match will be Kofi Kingston and he will help balance out the heels and faces of the match. Look for Kingston to perform some great spots during the entire match. Kingston will take on Ziggler and R-Truth will go back to the Miz.
CM Punk will be the next wrestler to get into the match and will promptly eliminate the Miz in a show of power. After that, Ziggler will do his best to rough up CM Punk while Kingston and R-Truth duke it out.
The final participant will be Chris Jericho, who will immediately target CM Punk. At this time, I predict Kingston will eliminate Truth and the match will be down to four men. Ziggler is then going to work on Kingston while Jericho and Punk battle for supremacy.
At some point, Jericho will blindside Ziggler and eliminate Kingston himself. The match will come down to Ziggler, Jericho and Punk. For the next few minutes, it will be a highly entertaining match with many close calls.
I believe Jericho is going to eliminate CM Punk only to have Dolph Ziggler hit the Zig-Zag and defeat Chris Jericho to win the WWE Championship in a stunning upset. This will lead to a three-way battle at WrestleMania.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Losers: CM Punk, Chris Jericho, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and the Miz
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