Well so much for predictions.
After numerous No Way Out predictions on B/R, nothing went as planned.
Well I guess three out of five ain't bad.
Most people called Shawn Michaels beating JBL, Jack Swagger defeating Finley, and Randy "To many writers on B/R have man-love for you" Orton going over against Shane McMahon.
The title matches provided what we've been asking for from the WWE which is unpredictability and yet we still complain.
Boy, it's tough to please a wrestling fan.
Much to the dismay of many of my B/R compadres, Triple H became WWE Champion for a historic 13th time. Hey, Friday the 13th just passed how could we not see this one coming?
The biggest shocker of the night came in the World Heavyweight Championship match when Edge won the Elimination Chamber match and became champion.
What? How in the world did this happen?
Well, Edge—being the ultimate opportunist that he is—got opportunistic, attacked Kofi Kingston, entered the chamber match, and came out champion.
While I felt bad that Kingston didn't even get to compete in the match (another man gets "CM Punked"), you have to admit that the WWE went totally "left field" on this one.
I didn't see this one coming. I don't think anyone did. Most of us expected John Cena to retain.
I knew when I logged onto Bleacher Report today I would see numerous articles and comments about the WWE not knowing what they are doing and how the pay-per-view sucked.
How many times is Triple H going to win the title?
Why does Edge always win the title in sneaky, underhanded ways?
The cry for new blood atop the WWE has been heard from the great lakes of Michigan to the stone mountains of Georgia (in my best Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. voice).
As we head towards the biggest pay-per-view of the year Wrestlemania, this one being extra special because it's the 25th edition we have two of the biggest stars in WWE history holding the titles for their respective brands (I know they are on the same brand now but someone will move to RAW).
Really, who did you expect to be the champ? Kofi Kingston? Mike Knox? John Morrison? CM Punk? MVP? Shelton Benjamin?
Ok, you get the point. The list goes on and on of names of people that should be or could be champion other than the usual suspects Triple H, Edge, and John Cena.
But this is Wrestlemania 25! Not No Mercy, or Unforgiven. This isn't the time to give shots to the young star on the rise.
Vince McMahon and the WWE are trying to put on the best pay-per-view ever and for that you can't bring a knife to a gunfight.
You have the bring out the big guns and with all due respect to guys like Kingston, Punk, and Benjamin they're not big guns...yet.
Sure these guys put on great matches and have great in-ring ability.
But we're talking numbers here people! As in ticket sales and pay-per-view buys.
Triple H, Edge, John Cena, and Randy Orton are big guns.
Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, and Chris Jericho are big guns.
They have paid their dues (uh oh there goes that word again) and they deserve the main event spots at Wrestlemania whether we like it or not.
So while it may kill you to see Triple H holding up the gold again and Edge sneaking his way to another two month title reign, you can guarantee that they will bring it come Wrestlemania.
The younger guys' day will come. They will get their time to shine.
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