WWE Elimination Chamber Preview: 5 Reasons John Morrison Will Win the Raw Match
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Disclaimer: Before you jump to the comments section and tell me that nobody has a chance other than John Cena, please read the introduction.
Elimination Chamber is one night away, and this will be our last pay-per-view before we get ready for the biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania 27.
From what I've been reading on the wrestling sites for the past few days, it seems that nearly all the announced matches until now are easily predictable. And apparently, RAW's Elimination Chamber match has only one possible winner, John Cena.
Honestly speaking, I can't argue with this as he does seem to be the only logical choice since the rest superstars either had their chances or are involved in other current feuds. I think it's not hard to give several reasons why Cena will win the match.
Therefore, it would be silly if I write about Cena winning since most reasons will be obvious and members might even give me more reasons. I hate the idea that this match looks so predictable and I decided to find a swerve or a loophole for someone else. In other words, I'll try to find another logical winner.
After having a look at the other superstars, I thought that the Shaman of Sexy could be another logical choice to win and I dare to say that I won't be surprised to see him steal the victory.
In the following slides, I'll break down five reasons why John Morrison will win.
All said and done, let the show begin.
1. Morrison Could Be The Only Logical Choice
I was going to talk about each superstar's current status in different slides, but I decided to put them all under one reason instead.
Many people believe that Cena will win because his storyline with Miz is already running. Furthermore, they believe that Cena is the logical superstar to win and headline Wrestlemania since he's the top superstar of the company.
I don't really need to explain why WWE fans believe Cena will win, so I'll just explain my point of view instead.
It's likely that the winner will be facing Miz at Wrestlemania. And since Miz is heel, I guess it's easy to rule out all the heels in the Chamber match who happen to be Sheamus and CM Punk.
Even though I don't necessarily like this rule and I have no problem watching face vs. face or heel vs. heel, but this seems logic 101 in WWE right now. Furthermore, a face vs. face can be possible, but I don't think that WWE would risk having heel vs. heel especially in a big event like Wrestlemania where the crowd will end up being lost who to cheer for.
Anyway, even if you take a look at Sheamus and Punk, it won't be hard to rule them out. I mean there's no logical reason to have Sheamus win and face Miz and I'm still waiting to see if he'll face HHH whether ar Wrestlemania or before.
As for CM Punk, he's my favorite superstar, but it seems he'll be busy with other rivals like Randy Orton who'll be in the match too. He might feud for the title after Wrestlemania but not during the event itself.
Moving on to the faces, I'll begin with R-Truth. No offence to him, but the last one I expect to see headline Wrestlemania is Mr. "What's Up!" I apologize to his fans, but nothing much to say about this. So I'll keep it short and stop reading into things.
Randy Orton might be the current top superstar alongside John Cena, but I don't think he'll win. First, it seems that he'll be involved in a feud against Punk especially after what happened at the Royal Rumble. And even if this is not true, do you want to see Miz vs. Orton again? Didn't we see this at TLC, RAW and Royal Rumble?
This leaves us with John Cena. I know what you're thinking, and I can't disagree with this. Cena hasn't been in a World Title match for months and Wrestlemania might be the best place for him to make it to the top again. Furthermore, it seems that his feud with Miz has already begun.
But what if Cena was scheduled for another bigger match? What if we finally see the Legend vs. the Icon match? I think you all know what I'm talking about. He's none other than the Rock. I still can't believe that John Cena won't have anything to say about Rock bashing him last Monday on RAW. It would be silly to ignore this.
With this said, we will be left with John Morrison as the only legitimate superstar to win.
2. Morrison Is Impressing The WWE Officials
Even though, many people believe that John Morrison isn't a World Champion material, but the Guru of Greatness has been looking great lately in his matches.
Before his feud with Sheamus, it seemed that Morrison was stuck in the mid-card section where he was struggling to make his way back to the top again. But this changed as soon as he began feuding with the Celtic Warrior. Since then, he's been doing a great job in most of his matches.
Some might say that he shows some excessive reliance on flashy moves and I might agree with this to a certain extent. However, I think it's fair to say that this has changed a tad in the last few weeks, and I noticed that he hasn't been using the starship pain a lot like he used to do before. He now uses the running knee smash as another finisher.
As for his mic skills, no one can deny that he still has average promo skills at best. However, I'm sure he can be an okay champion especially that he does seem to be over with the fans. He doesn't need to cut a promo every week if he wins a World Title. As long as this happens, things will be okay.
Anyway, it's been said several times before that Morrison has impressed the WWE officials lately and that's why he's still in high profile feuds and matches. Whether in the falls count anywhere match, the ladder match at TLC, the Royal Rumble match or even the RAW rumble match, Morrison was able to show some great athleticism.
A performance like this would be enough to make any possible future World Title reign exciting.
3. Miz Looks Good Against Morrison
Although I'm not a big fan of Miz, but I can't deny that he's been showing some improvements in the ring lately. Does this mean he's now an in-ring master? Not yet, but he's becoming watchable.
However, we can't deny that his match against John Morrison on 2011's first RAW was one of his best matches ever.
I won't go into debates about whether or not Morrison carried him during the match and I'll admit that Miz looked good against others like Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston too.
But I still think that his matches against Morrison are exciting. Furthermore, the history between the two can add more heat to their feud.
Now many people will say that Morrison already got his chance and that we should see someone else challenge the Miz, but I 'll reply to this debate in the next slide.
4. Morrison Didn't Get His Full Opportunity Against Miz Yet
I know that Morrison faced Miz on the opening RAW of 2011 and lost. Many people believed at that time that his World Title shot was over after the match. They even say that he won't win now because he already had his chance and failed.
However, in my opinion, Morrison still needs a legit and real opportunity against his former partner, the Miz.
Yes, he faced him on RAW and lost, but I felt that he was wrestling in a handicap match more than a singles match. I mean he was fighting Alex Riley during the match and not Miz alone. Riley was an annoying distraction to him during the bout.
Will this change at Wrestlemania? Why not? What if Riley was involved in another match? Money in the Bank match maybe? I hope so, and if this is the case, then Morrison won't have any problem while facing Miz.
You might say that we still have Michale Cole. But all rumors seem to be confirming that the self proclaimed "Voice of WWE" will be be involved in rivalry against Jerry "The King" Lawler.
If Riley and Cole don;t appear at ring side, I guess that this will be a fair battle between the two former partners where the best will win without any outside assistance or interference.
Will this lead to Morrison's win? Not necessarily, and we did see how Miz was able to make use of Bryan's mistake in their final match and win.
If Miz wins, he'll do this on his own at least, and if Morrison wins, then we'll definitely be watching a great celebration afterward.
Again, people might say that Miz vs. Morrison is a great match, but it's not a worthy match to be a main event at Wrestlemania. We need a big draw at this event.
The next slide will reply to those arguments.
5. The New Guys Can Benefit From Veterans Added To Wrestlemania
Now many people believe that having main events like Miz vs. John Morrison and Alberto Del Rio vs. Edge are not big draws for an event like Wrestlemania. I mean Edge is the only established veteran in both main events.
But think about it for a while. Those are not the only two matches we'll be having. Remember that Undertaker will be returning and it's said that WWE are preparing a huge match for him. It might be a match against Triple H in a streak vs. career match with Shawn Michaels as a special guest referee.
Furthermore, the Great One and the most electrifying superstar in sports entertainment, The Rock, will be hosting this year's huge event. And since I'm assuming that John Cena could face the Rock during the event, this could lead to a great Legend vs. Icon match.
I guess that those two announcements can be enough to draw huge buys. In that case, WWE can book any other matches safely without the fear of witnessing a drop in buy rates.
Having veterans involved in such matches will help WWE build other new guys and see how they will perform in such a big pay-per-view like Wrestlemania.
So there won't be any problem in having Miz and Morrison as a main event at the biggest event of the year.
John Morrison might not be my current favorite superstar, but he's been looking good in most of his matches, and I guess that he's getting closer to achieve his biggest dream.
Even though, I still think that he might not win the Chamber match after all, but I guess that he has high chances of winning this year's Money in the Bank match.
Anyway, we'll have to wait for one night before we see the results.
Until then, I'd like to read your thoughts and comments on my predictions.
You can also check my article about Smackdown's Chamber match and tell me who you think will replace Dolph Ziggler.