An X-factor of any pay-per-view event is the booking of the matches and angles that occur within it.
This month's Elimination Chamber is no different. The booking, however, is magnified thanks to the fact that WrestleMania XXX follows the show. The 30th Showcase of the Immortals should be one of the biggest extravaganzas in WWE history and will likely be promoted as such.
With that type of pressure, every little creative decision made on February 23 will be analyzed and scrutinized by every fan with a computer screen and keyboard at his disposal.
How the company books the Elimination Chamber match and more specifically, Daniel Bryan, will determine the crowd reaction to the bout, but for the sake of the WrestleMania card itself, strongly booking Randy Orton to look like a legitimate champion should be priority number one.
Fans are already finding it difficult to buy into The Viper as champion, and if they want to produce a title match that fans have any interest in at all, he needs to look strong heading into the biggest show of the year.
The Shield versus the Wyatt Family match is the most anticipated match on the card but also one of the trickiest to book.
The former is headed toward a split, and highlighting the dissension within the group will be of the utmost importance. The latter is preparing for a feud with John Cena that will lead to a marquee match at 'Mania. Thus, the Wyatts have to look strong to remain legitimate threats. If they beat The Shield in a fluky manner or simply pin Reigns or Ambrose after a betrayal by a partner, it will be much more difficult to convince fans that they are any real challenge for Cena to overcome.
The creative team has a great deal of work in front of it. Over the last six months, it has a very unimpressive track record to say the least.
With WrestleMania approaching, the pressure is on it to deliver its best storytelling.
Whether the creative team is up to the challenge or not remains to be seen.