Just lends creedence to what I've been saying, Dolph vs Ryback for the title at Mania is locked in more than ever. This is so overwhelmingly clearly a transitional reign because WWE didn't think anybody would buy (correctly) Dolph beating Big Show in any way, shape or form.
Congrats to Del Rio in the mean time, always wanted him to get a world title reign as I felt the WWE title on somebody like him looked straight up goofy.
"Every man's heart one day beats its final beat, his lungs breath their final breath. And if what that man did in his life, makes the blood pulse through the body of others, and makes them believe deeper in something larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalised by the storytellers, by the loyalty, by the memory, of those who honour him and make whatever the man did live forever."
The way I see it is that Elimination Chamber poster showed the 6 men that will participate in the only Chamber match of the night. Which The Rock will successfully leave the Chamber still the champion after he wins it at the Rumble. The World Heavyweight Championship will be held by Ziggler by that time and having Del Rio still feud with him until Mania.
People already act like Ziggler cashing in soon. I see it another way:
Orton or Sheamus wins the title at EC and other wins Rumble. Ziggler cashes in at Mania
Yeah, considering all the talk about heel Orton vs. Sheamus for the WHC, I think this is a far more likely scenario. I'd still be surprised to see Ziggler cash in at Mania though... my guess would be at Extreme Rules after an Orton/Sheamus rematch with a stipulation attached.
Sounds like a hot shot for ratings. Rock appearance plus World title change.
If Ziggler does cash in, he's losing the title at Elimination Chamber so that would be a huge waste of both ADR's reign and Ziggler's reign. Orton or Fella wins at the Chamber and Ziggler cashes in after Mania.