Like many multiple-man match ups in recent years the build is never fantastic. Even the best of creative teams have a hard time trying to cram so much talent into one story.
Luckily, the type of match usually lends itself to PPV buys. After all there is something about elimination matches that entertains everyone.
Possibly it is because we all know there will be fast paced action with several interesting spots. Or its because there is usually the chance that an unlikely star can walk away as champion.
The match is full of superstars who have at some point in their career been a world champion. Since there is so many to look at lets break it down into the six individuals starting from the left of the picture to the right.
John Cena - The former WWE Champion has been on kryptonie recently after losing two matches in the past three weeks. Being pinned by Justin Gabriel in the five-on-five elimination tag and then put through a table by Orton during their match on the last Raw.
Heck when this match was announced Cena received an RKO. I don't think I've known Cena in the past couple of years to actually suffer such luck. It's almost as if he has a big prize around the corner...
Randy Orton - Orton like Cena has had less luck than usual in recent episodes of Raw but essentially is still being booked like a God when it comes to free television.
Personally I think this is to make sure his face turn keeps momentum while suffering a torrid PPV record this year.
The last time he won by pinfall was at WrestleMania XXVI and the only other time this year he won at a PPV was last month. A DQ win over Sheamus. I don't see the trend being broken anytime soon.
Sheamus - The reigning champ has been booked reasonably well this month although he still not getting the clean wins required to be take 100 percent seriously.
His Falls Count Anywhere Match with John Morrison goes to show that WWE feels he still needs cheap victories to heighten his status as a heel.
Interesting note: Sheamus by Night of Champions will have had the longest WWE Championship reign since Triple H's 2008 championship run. If he keeps the title it will be the ideal set up for a Triple H return.
Edge - WWE just do not know what to do with Edge recently. His backstage segments have been entertaining and his conflicts with the GM have somewhat given him something to do over the past month but otherwise he has been getting into feuds with those that are not involved with this match.
Considering last Monday he sang along with Jillian while the Raw Roulette was spinning I can't say he has WWE Champion written all over himself.
Chris Jericho - This is the one you really want to know about right? The man formerly known as Y2J gave an ultimatum that if he did not become WWE Champion at the PPV he would quit and walk away from the company.
Most people seem to be concerned that this will be the last we see of Jericho because his contract is up soon.
I personally don't hold this too seriously, I feel at worse Jericho will disappear for a few months and return around about the Royal Rumble.
As far as I know he has a tour of the UK with Fozzy in October so he will be at least gone for a month.
Wade Barrett - Sorry but Wade Barrett is not ready to become WWE Champion. I think WWE know it and regret giving the winner of NXT a chance at winning the top prize.
It would have made more sense to allow him to compete for the Intercontinental or US Championship. It seems like putting him in a mix up with five other highly superior superstar is WWE's way of making him cash in his title match and then pushing him down into mid-card.
So pretty much I have eliminated four members from my own belief of who will win this match. It's now down to two men John Cena and Sheamus. It's a tough one but I'm going to refer you back to my first article on this site.
It was about the WWE devaluing the championship by not letting anyone hold on to the belt for more than 90 days. By this Sunday, Sheamus will have held the belt for 91 days.
By WWE's standards that means a title change is required. Since John Cena has always been the one to get the championship off the heels I would have to be a fool not to pick him.
Winner and New Champion: John Cena