WWE Elimination Chamber: Edge One of The Greatest and The Amazing John Morrison
I have just come home from university after only having four hours sleep. Almost as brutal as competing in the elimination chamber, never mind watching it.
And I have to say, I was extremely impressed with the two Elimination Chamber matches; everyone did their bit and I have to say, both matches were of a good tempo with many, many near falls and plenty of excitement.
If I start with the Smackdown Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship, every single competitor played their part in what was, in my humble opinion, the best of the night.
With Edge starting as one of the original two competitors, you immediately thought there is no way he can hold onto his 11th World title.
With the Big Show being the surprise entrant that put a completely different twist with two giants being in there, the other being Kane. Big Show's and Wade Barrett's feud escalated with Big Show pummelling Wade as soon as he got out of his pod, that culminating in Wade being shoved one handed through the plexi-glass and a knockout punch soon followed!
From a British perspective, it was great to see Drew McIntyre give a good account of himself, absolutely raging out of his pod, but he eventually also succumbed to being eliminated.
After all the carnage, the original two of Edge and Rey Mysterio also became the final two and after several near falls and a few signature moves and finishers, Edge came out on top with a mid air spear to Rey which looked like it was going to snap him in half!
Edge then becomes the first man to ever retain a title in the Elimination Chamber, surely that has to make him one of the greatest World Heavyweight Champions ever.
Following Edge's win out came Alberto Del Rio to attack Edge, who was then saved by long time friend and returning superstar Christian, who put the Killswitch on Del Rio. Will this set up a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania between Edge, Christian and Del Rio?
Then we have the RAW Elimination Chamber match for the chance to face The Miz at WrestleMania for the WWE Championship. All pre-match predictions were for either John Cena or John Morrison to win this.
Personally, I wanted it to be John Morrison, but ultimately it was "Super-Cena" who won in the end.
Sheamus and Morrison started us off with the other four contenders in the pods as per usual. I also think this was a great match with John Morrison stealing the spotlight.
Again, there was some good story development with CM Punk seemingly getting stuck in his pod door and Randy Orton eliminating him after the RKO. The RAW General Manager then interjected with CM Punk being re-instated in the match and returning to his pod for respite.
Then quite predictably, once CM Punk was re-entered into the match, he landed a "Go To Sleep" on Orton and eliminated him.
All the best spots of the match though belonged to Morrison, with some more of his amazing SpiderMan qualities: First, sticking to one of the plexiglass pods and then to the chains around the chamber, he was at his high flying best and it can only be a matter of time before he gets the push he deserves.
Then came the spectacular climb to the top of the Elimination Chamber and some ridiculous move to land on one of the opponents. Morrison did, however, look like he legitimately hurt his knee; whether this was just good play-acting or legit we will see in the next few RAW episodes.
Another point of this was CM Punk was also bleeding—not sure WWE had this in mind with their new PG rating?
And as it came to a close Cena won with an Attitude Adjustment on CM Punk straight onto the steel outskirts of the ring, to pick up his win and his WrestleMania moment.
Overall, a thoroughly entertaining PPV which has set up the Road to WrestleMania, starting tonight on RAW.
And finally, we get to find out what all this 2 21 11 nonsense is about!
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