WWE Elimination Chamber 2014: Power Ranking the Top 5 PPV Performers of All Time
As the final event before WrestleMania, the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view has been a show that constantly features twists and turns.
This year's edition will feature even more drama—that is a guarantee. However, the previous four editions of the show have been chaotic.
There have been a select few who have dominated when it comes to the Elimination Chamber, with a clutch of WWE stars having an excellent track record at the show.
In this power ranking, we'll be looking at the men who have the best record at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view only—not the previous Chamber matches that have featured at other shows.
They are ranked on a number of factors, including winning record at the pay-per-view, excitement delivered in their matches and by some other means.
Let's take a look at the top five.
5. Jack Swagger
We start with a guy who—despite ranking fifth on this list—has a perfect, unblemished record at the Elimination Chamber.
Jack Swagger stunned the field in 2013 to surprise everybody and claim a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29.
That was a huge result, and even though he didn't get the job done at Mania, his achievements at the Chamber were superb.
Step back into 2012, and Swagger's debut at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view was a successful defense of the United States Championship—albeit against Justin Gabriel.
The quality of that opponent—combined with just two appearances at the event—leaves Swagger fifth.
4. Daniel Bryan
Whether 2014 is Daniel Bryan's year at the Elimination Chamber is up in the air—but he has a decent enough record in the past.
2012 saw him win in perhaps the most underrated Chamber match of all time when he retained the World Heavyweight Championship against the likes of Big Show and Wade Barrett.
Last year, he came up short against the man he pips to fourth place in the list: Jack Swagger. Therefore, how could he possibly be ahead of The Real American in the list?
Well, Bryan brings far more excitement to the Elimination Chamber than Jack Swagger—that is simply a fact. His high-octane brand of wrestling is simply much more enjoyable, and makes him a better competitor at this event.
He was also in two Chamber matches compared to just the one that Swagger featured in.
3. Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho's record at the Elimination Chamber isn't the most glamorous in the world. He's appeared in three of the four Chamber matches but claims just one victory.
However, that one win came in the main event of the very first Elimination Chamber, and it was an excellent Chamber match.
Jericho cashed in on the biggest swerve in the show's history when Shawn Michaels screwed The Undertaker to cost Taker the win.
That fascinating match notches his World Heavyweight Championship match above Daniel Bryan's—but only just.
Two losses in two Chamber matches in 2012 and 2013 are also credible marks against Y2J, but the fact he has appeared in three Chamber matches is an impressive feat all on its own.
2. CM Punk
It's highly unlikely that CM Punk will be continuing his perfect attendance record at the Elimination Chamber this year.
He has been at all four shows since its inception in 2010—that immediately gives him leverage over the men below him in this list. His approach to the Chamber match is another thing that puts him above several others, but his win-loss record isn't the best.
After losing out in two Chamber matches back in 2010 and 2011, he retained the WWE Championship he had acquired prior to the event in 2012.
Fast forward a year, and Punk had only just dropped his belt to The Rock. The two put on a good effort at the Elimination Chamber in 2013, but Punk lost out.
His three losses in four Elimination Chamber appearances is the only thing keeping him off the top spot.
1. John Cena
It will not please some people, but John Cena is the man who has dominated this pay-per-view more than anyone else.
Naturally, he has appeared at all four Elimination Chamber pay-per-view shows, but he has also wrestled in five matches. 2010 saw him win the WWE Championship from Sheamus in the opening match of the night, before losing the title less than a minute later to Batista in a huge swerve.
Fast forward a year, and Cena was at it again. He knocked off Randy Orton, CM Punk and others to earn a shot at the championship at WrestleMania in 2011. Two appearances, two wins.
2012 saw Cena main event the show with Kane in an Ambulance match that wasn't the most exciting main event you'll ever see. However, it was another win for Cena at the Chamber.
2013 was a disappointment, as he suffered his second loss at the show when he came up short in a six-man tag match with Ryback and Sheamus. They lost to The Shield.
Will 2014 be another victory? Or will it be his third loss? Regardless of that, John Cena is without a doubt the top competitor at this relatively new pay-per-view.