WWE Elimination Chamber 2013: Bold Predictions for New Orleans

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WWE Elimination Chamber 2013: Bold Predictions for New Orleans
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We are mere minutes away from WWE's annual Elimination Chamber unfolding live from New Orleans.

While the show's gimmick match namesake won't play as key a role in the proceedings as in previous years, and the WWE Championship main event promises to be more predictable than a 2012 match between Ryback and two local enhancement talents, the evening is not utterly without potential.

For one, there's the slight chance WWE launches a groundbreaking "Competent Booking" initiative right before the show starts, enabling CM Punk to be plugged into the WrestleMania headliner with Cena and Rock.

The fact that Chris Jericho has a place in the Chamber but Dolph Ziggler does not is extremely curious. Will Ziggler cash in on Alberto Del Rio or Big Show, or will he simply try to cost Jericho a title shot?

Big Show and Alberto may not put on a great match, but it could be satisfying to see Big Show finally (and rightfully) thrust out of the World Championship picture (and a fairly lackluster, orange paint-coated feud).

The Shield could shock the world tonight if a fourth member or some other masterful plan allows them to beat Cena, Sheamus and Ryback, or Team Mainstream as I like to call them.

This could be a deceivingly thrilling stop on the road to WrestleMania. However, if it's anything like the Royal Rumble, it'll be the sports entertainment equivalent of beans on toast.

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