Perhaps I am being too picky, but when the pay-per-view is named “Elimination Chamber,” then I would expect that an Elimination Chamber match would be the main event. In fact, since this PPV’s inception, the main event has always been an Elimination Chamber match.
Until this year.
Last year, John Cena won his Elimination Chamber match, and that was the main event. This year, Cena was in an Ambulance match against Kane, and that was the main event. Do you see a pattern?
The Elimination Chamber match is actually a great concept, but I wonder if having a pay-per-view based around it works. The WWE did not even have qualifying matches this year to determine who would be in the Chamber matches. If the writers are just going to pick random opponents, then I feel like the match is irrelevant. I want to see competitors fighting for the chance to be in the chamber.
The other disappointing factor for me, on top of not having a Chamber match as the main event, was the fact that both champions came out victorious. We saw that at Royal Rumble, and I was hoping the WWE would be less predictable this time around.
Elimination Chamber should be a PPV where the viewers are unable to pick the winner every time. The six wrestlers competing for the title should all have a legitimate chance to win. Guys like Santino Marella and the Great Khali have no place, regardless of Santino’s crowd reaction. Everyone knew he never had a shot to actually win.
Perhaps the Elimination Chamber would be better utilized as a match in another pay-per-view rather than have an entire program built around the match concept.
What are your thoughts on Elimination Chamber?
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