WWE Elimination Chamber 2014, the final pay-per-view before WWE WrestleMania XXX, is in the books. We now know that Randy Orton will face Batista in the main event at WrestleMania XXX after retaining his title in the Elimination Chamber match.
With WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans, La. now looming, we're starting to get a feel for what matches we might see. More on that in the following slides.
Before we get into the rankings, here's how they work.
Holding a championship, being No. 1 contender or having a Money in the Bank briefcase counts for much of a wrestler's ranking. Wins and losses account for much of the week-to-week movement. "Getting the better" of someone—like beating someone down—as well as "getting got" counts as well, though not as much as wins and losses. Being "over" with the fans is considered but not heavily weighted in the ranking decisions.
Only the top 10 wrestlers are ranked, and every other wrestler is unranked. Wrestlers on the "Watch List" were considered for top-10 status but ultimately were nixed. They too are unranked, and their listing is in no particular order.
Generally speaking, these rankings do not break kayfabe, though any major non-storyline information (serious injury, WWE Wellness Policy violations, legitimate hirings, firings and contract information, etc.) may be taken into consideration. No spoilers are included unless WWE acknowledges them.
All WWE shows, televised or digitally distributed, as well as anything from WWE.com, the WWE App, the WWE Network and any WWE or Superstar social media account that does not break kayfabe is taken into consideration.
Remember to check out last week's rankings here.