We are three weeks removed from the Royal Rumble, and this Sunday the annual Elimination Chamber PPV reaches our TV screens, the final PPV before WrestleMania.
The brutal satanic structure longs to devour flesh, break bones and strike fear at the very heart of anyone who enters it. Well, it used to anyway.
There is no doubt that with the current product, the match has lost its identity somewhat. We all know that on Sunday we will be seeing very little of the above characteristics of the match which used to be prolific a few years ago.
That being said, last year's Elimination PPV was a fairly good one. We saw many twists and turns culminating in Shawn Michaels costing The Undertaker the world title and hence setting up that huge match between the pair at WrestleMania: the match that saved WrestleMania for the second year running.
However, we do seem to be entering this PPV with very little hype surrounding it. Let's face it, there was only one story coming out of Raw this week and that alone eclipses anything that might happen at Elimination Chamber.
Even more discouraging are the matches. There is no particular match at the event that I am overly bothered about seeing quite frankly, even though only five have been announced. Yet again, WWE have failed to build a PPV as they could and would have done in the past.
Three weeks ago, I wrote my predictions for the Royal Rumble PPV, and to be honest, it pretty much lived up to my expectations, earning a 6.5/10 rating from me. So okay on the whole.
I struggle to see how this PPV will match or do better than that, to be frank.
Anyway before I get into my predictions, there is one more matter to discuss. Finally...