Last night was the 2012 Elimination Chamber. Personally, for me, I thought the show was mediocre, but this article is not focused on that.
I have always been of the impression that pay-per-view events were there to showcase the wrestlers in-ring ability, to entertain us and to both further and conclude current storylines.
Last night, the pay-per-view ran for two hours and 46 minutes. Of that time, there was one hour and 38 minutes of in-ring action.
Compared to RAW and SmackDown, that is a lot of wrestling, but what that also means is that there was one hour and eight minutes of useless filler.
We were witness to three backstage segments of Santino pretending to be Rocky, more video packages of John Cena and The Rock, a pointless segment with John Laurinaitis which featured a blown return of two former world champions and a segment focused on cheese and farting.
I am shelling out $50 to watch these events and I want to see wrestling. I understand that there needs to be some filler, but seriously, this card only had four announced matches.
WWE could have easily added two more advertised matches to this event to showcase more of the wrestlers' talents.
Maybe I am just bitter because I expected more to happen at the pay-per-view instead of what we actually saw, but when I am paying my hard earned money for wrestling, I expect to see a lot more wrestling and action than what I saw last night.
I would love to hear from you and see if I really am in the minority here, or if others feel the same way I do.
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