As you will probably have heard by now, WWE officially announced last week that the team of John Cena, Sheamus and Ryback would be taking on heel trio The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns) in a six-man match at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.
The bout is the culmination of weeks of problems between The Shield and WWE's top babyfaces.
The renegade group, presented as outsiders doing the bidding of Paul Heyman, has been interfering in title matches left and right for the past three months, costing Ryback the WWE Championship on two separate occasions (at Survivor Series and then in his Tables, Ladders and Chairs match with CM Punk on the January 7 Raw).
They've also been attacking Sheamus and Cena in recent weeks, in vicious three-on-one assaults. Well, it looks like, per the storyline, WWE's top babyfaces have decided to band together and get rid of The Shield, once and for all.
It was previously assumed the match would just be a regular tag match, and the massive chamber would not be utilized. At least no one in WWE claimed any different.
On his official Twitter, Ryback posted the following message concerning this Sunday's bout, strongly hinting it would take place in the elimination chamber.
Assuming Ryback has indeed leaked the early plans, this development is very intriguing.
It's difficult to work out exactly how the six-man in the chamber, something that has never been done before in WWE, will work.
Presumably it will be something similar to War Games, the popular WCW gimmick match, which also saw competing teams fight in a cage with each member entering one by one. Or maybe WWE has something entirely different in mind for the grudge match, who knows? We'll have to watch this evening's Raw to find out.