Raw Elimination Chamber Match
GSM: Of all the advertised matches on this card, this one looks to be the best wrestled, but also the most predictable. The Miz hasn't been relavant in months, and Dolph Ziggler hasn't won in a match in weeks either.
R-Truth is pure comedy these days, while Kofi Kingston will indeed shine here but fall victim to elimination. CM Punk and Chris Jericho are the obvious top candidates, and it's more than likely Jericho takes full advantage of entering sixth in the chamber and stealing the championship, thus setting up the rematch for WrestleMania 28.
RiZE: Honestly, the buildup to the Raw Elimination Chamber has been very lackluster. Yes, the match looks great on paper but it’s predictable. The WWE hasn’t done anything to suggest that anyone other than Chris Jericho or CM Punk is going win this match. Dolph Ziggler will undoubtedly portray the iron man role in this matchup, while Kofi Kingston will be the entertainer. The Miz will be the first one to go while R-Truth provides a small dose of star power.
While all of those gentlemen are spectacular in their own right, this match revolves around Punk and Jericho. Simply put, the Elimination Chamber is being used to further along the Jericho/Punk program. In the end, I expect Y2J to win this match. However, Punk could easily retain but expect minimum to no interaction between these two.
Massey: I know a lot of people are probably rooting for Jericho but I think Punk will retain here. The Miz is in trouble with the higher-ups, Kofi Kingston is there to make up the numbers, Truth is there for comedic value and Ziggler is gaining some much-needed experience in big matches.
This leaves Jericho and Punk, who I believe will last until the end. I think the match will tease Jericho and Punk winning with near-falls, before Punk finally overcomes Jericho with a picture perfect GTS.
Scaccia: This should be the better of the two chamber matches. This one has an all-star lineup featuring Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Chris Jericho, The Miz, and the WWE Champion CM Punk. I expect the first to competitors to be The Miz and R-Truth. With that being said, I do not expect Miz to win. He is in the dog house right now and will more than likely be the first one eliminated.
Kingston will have his moments in the match where he pulls off some amazing spots. We already know Jericho will be the last entrant due to his victory in the Raw six-pack challenge. Punk will be the second one out of the pod to give the match some star power. After him, Ziggler will come out and put on a strong showing. I think Ziggler will have an outing much like Drew McIntyre did last year in the SmackDown chamber match.
I would love to see Kingston make it to the final three and finally become a serious threat to the WWE Championship, but I don’t think the WWE will put there just yet. After Truth gets eliminated, Kingston will go next leaving Ziggler, Punk, and Jericho. Ziggler will look strong but fall short and be eliminated next, leaving Punk and Jericho. If the WWE wants to make Jericho’s return meaningful and all this “end of the world” talk useful, they will have Jericho win.
I predict that Jericho will win this match. Jericho bests Punk and sets up an interesting rematch at WrestleMania between Jericho and Punk. As far as WrestleMania goes, having Punk on the hunt for revenge will make the match more exciting than having Jericho lose at the chamber and coming back for yet another shot at CM Punk.
Overall Consensus: Punk-1, Jericho-3, Other-0