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WWE Rumors: Why the Rock Must Win Title at Elimination Chamber

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson attends a press conference to announce that MetLife Stadium will host WWE Wrestlemania 29 in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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Mike MoraitisAnalyst INovember 6, 2016

With the news that The Rock is being advertised as a part of the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in February, it would be in the best interest of the WWE for "The People's Champion" to win the WWE Championship.

The revelation about The Rock's potential participation in the pay-per-view event was reported by Richard Gray of WrestlingNewsWorld.com:

WWE is advertising The Rock for their Elimination Chamber pay-per-view on February 17, 2013 from the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s unknown what role he will have at the show.

While Mr. Gray might not know what his role would be, it's doubtful that the WWE would advertise The Rock for the Elimination Chamber if he wasn't going to participate in a wrestling role.

If The Rock were to win the WWE title at Elimination Chamber, it would setup an epic showdown at WrestleMania.

Let's just say for a second that John Cena is the victor at Royal Rumble in January, giving him an automatic shot at the title at WrestleMania. That scenario would create a Cena-CM Punk matchup on the biggest stage in wrestling, but a third combatant could make things even more interesting.

The Rock would have to knock off Punk and others at Elimination Chamber to regain the title and have a chance to go to WrestleMania's main event. Such a match would also help Elimination Chamber stand out between the two biggest pay-per-views of the year, thanks to The Rock's participation alone.

Furthermore, the WWE could have the potential for a classic on its hands come WrestleMania. The Royal Rumble winner, Cena, would go to WrestleMania to take on The Rock, and there is a realistic chance that Punk could find his way into a Triple Threat showdown.

That would leave the three biggest names in wrestling squaring off in the biggest main event of the year. The excitement for such an event would be through the roof, and it would appeal to fans from both the new and old school.

The WWE has a great chance to not only create some buzz between the two biggest pay-per-views of the year, but it also has the chance to set up a WrestleMania main event for the ages.

That's why The Rock should win the title at Elimination Chamber.

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