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Randy Orton, Jack Swagger, Chris Jericho, Kane, Daniel Bryan and Mark Henry are the participants in this bout.
This has the potential to be an awesome match. All of these competitors are very skilled and I expect them to do great things in the Chamber.
I will immediately count out Kane, though. I wouldn’t mind seeing “The Big Red Machine” have another title run in the future, but right now is just not the right time.
Daniel Bryan is another man I can count out.
Even though Bryan put on a great performance at last year’s Elimination Chamber event, he has a feud budding with his Team Hell No partner, Kane. I expect things between both partners to heat up inside the Chamber, perhaps with both men causing each other’s eliminations.
This leaves Randy Orton, Jack Swagger, Chris Jericho and Mark Henry.
Although Orton could potentially win the Chamber, I just do not see it happening since the only way I thought he could be involved in the World Title picture heading into WrestleMania was if Sheamus was holding the title or challenging for it.
We’re now down to three men, all of which have returned in the past two months, in Chris Jericho, Jack Swagger and Mark Henry.
If you asked me a week ago if I thought Swagger would win this Elimination Chamber match, I would have laughed, but since the addition of Zeb Colter to his act, I think Swagger has a remote chance of winning here.
If Del Rio is going to head into WrestleMania with the title and Colter and Swagger continue to try to make America a better country, they could always have Swagger vs. Del Rio in what would be a great technically sound match.
However, rushing the “Real American” into the title picture so close to WrestleMania could be risky, which is why I think he’ll be the standout star of the match and get close to winning it.
Big things are in the future for the former NCAA star.
With Swagger out, Jericho and Henry are the only options left.
Jericho is currently involved in a feud with Dolph Ziggler and seeing as how Ziggler is Mr. Money in the Bank, Y2J has a very good chance of winning the Chamber and challenging for the World Title, especially if Ziggler cashed in his briefcase.
The thing is, I just don’t think that their rematch has to be for the title. I’d love to see it since I’m a big fan of both men, but it’s not necessary for their feud to continue.
This is why I’m predicting the World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry to win the Elimination Chamber match and go onto the Show of Shows to face Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Title that he initially took 15 years to win. Henry has been on a roll since his return. In fact, he’s been on a roll since April 25, 2011 when he turned heel and got drafted to SmackDown.
He’s been absolutely great ever since, and I fully expect him to win his first ever Elimination Chamber match so that Del Rio can be the underdog in his big match at WrestleMania.
Predicted result: Mark Henry wins his first ever Elimination Chamber match by last pinning Chris Jericho