For the first time in a little over a year, WWE will unleash the Elimination Chamber on its Superstars.
The company announced during Raw on Monday night that the match will be featured on a May 31 pay-per-view. Fans will only be able to stream the show on the WWE Network:
Details around the event are somewhat scant at the moment, but it seems a safe bet that either the WWE World Heavyweight Championship or the No. 1 contender spot for the WWE title will be on the line. Otherwise, the company would be wasting a big attraction like the Elimination Chamber.
Whatever the stakes, Zack Ryder wants to be a part of it:
Some might complain about having two PPVs in the same month. Payback is scheduled for this Sunday. Unlike Payback or most other PPVs on the calendar, the Elimination Chamber is a unique standalone event that would need weeks of build, similar to the King of the Ring special aired on the WWE Network April 28.
Bringing back the Elimination Chamber is likely a way for WWE to draw more subscribers to the Network, especially with the month of May free to those who sign up. But there's no reason the PPV can't be a cash grab for WWE and a fun event for the fans simultaneously.