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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 12:43 PM
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Re: WrestleMania 28 buyrate drops to 1.15 million

Ouch, ouch, ouch.

At least Over the Limit has several excuses on its behalf, one being that it was, I believe, free for many in Europe. It's time for Elimination Chamber to go. Bring No Way Out back to its old home in February and simply let the Elimination Chamber gimmick die off.

Puts more emphasis on The Royal Rumble again, which in my opinion is only a good thing. The Chamber is an obstacle in booking and lately has required one trick or another (Miz staying out of it last year, giving the Raw #1 contendership EC match to Cena, or this year both champions retaining, etceteras) to sustain the storylines to Wrestlemania. Time to just get rid of it. Reinforce the importance of The Royal Rumble event.

When you factor in that the Chamber is a perfect incubator for injuries (look at Wade Barrett, whose arm was taped up the next night, and see what happened to it/him), it's really become much more trouble than it is worth.

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