Every week here on Bleacher Report, I take an in-depth look at SmackDown, recapping all of the action, offering analysis and grading the matches, segments and anything else that takes place on the show. I also provide some predictions on the direction of storylines.
This was a great week for SmackDown, and most of the credit for that goes to the participants in four specific matches.
WWE has been working hard to make Elimination Chamber seem like a pay-per-view worth buying as well as to make up for recent talent losses and injuries.
Several storylines were advanced during the show, and a new storyline was started that will see Jack Swagger challenge Big E for the intercontinental title at the PPV.
Let's get right into the action with the opening bout featuring The Shield taking on Sheamus, Christian and Daniel Bryan.