The upcoming Elimination Chamber pay-per-view is the final stop on the road to WrestleMania XXX, and it is sure to provide us with a few shocks as we approach the marquee event.
We will see some returns, some huge twists and perhaps some title changes. However, for the odd championship that will change hands, the majority look set to remain in the same hands.
Those champions will keep their titles in tact for a number of different reasons. It could be that their current storyline dictates they must retain the belt at the Elimination Chamber. However, it could be that their championship is so underused it is unlikely to be even defended.
Big E Langston
It is hard to envisage a scenario where Big E Langston even defends the Intercontinental Championship—let alone drop it at any point throughout the show.
He has been a pretty good custodian of the belt, in all fairness, and he will no doubt go on to great things. However, his reign as champion is in serious danger of going stale, as he has not faced a credible challenger in a very long time.
His rivalry with Damien Sandow was the last rivalry of note that seemed to catch the eye. However, Sandow has almost completely disappeared from WWE TV of late, and Langston has suffered without any challengers.
Expect Langston to still be the IC champ heading into WrestleMania XXX.
Whilst it is almost certain that Langston will be a champion heading out of the Elimination Chamber, it is a nailed-on certainty that Dean Ambrose will be.
He's been booked in a six-man tag match against The Wyatt Family, so there is no real way he will be dropping the belt. Could the split of The Shield impact his reign as champion going forward, though?
Perhaps a Triple Threat match could be on the cards for WrestleMania XXX, but as for the Elimination Chamber, Ambrose will continue to do what he has done for months: wrestle in a variety of other rivalries without defending his championship belt. That needs to change—fast.
Even though Randy Orton is defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against five other men inside the Chamber structure, he will walk out as champion.
You can systematically cross off the five challengers one by one which leaves Orton as the last man standing. Antonio Cesaro and Christian have absolutely zero chance of winning the match; it would rank as the biggest shock in Elimination Chamber history if one of those two men prevailed.
Sheamus is still easing his way back into action, and he has no serious rivalry to justify him holding the company's main belt heading into WrestleMania XXX. It would be a cruel mistake to pin it on John Cena. Bray Wyatt may well be on the cards for him.
Which leaves Daniel Bryan. Whilst it would no doubt be everyone's dream to see Bryan claim the belt and main event at WrestleMania, you just feel a Batista vs. Orton match is written in the stars.