Heel Turn on James Ellsworth
Join Date: Feb 2012
Re: Swagger will win the Elimination Chamber
I think ADR vs. Swagger will happen, but not for the WHC.
Your choices are three guys who just returned after long absences, two guys who are more likely to be defending the tag belts at WM, and a superstar walking on eggshells with the Wellness Policy. I would immediately cross off Swagger (not enough heat) and Hell No. Comes down to Henry, Jericho, and Orton. I'm thinking Henry wins it, ADR retains at EC, and we have ADR vs. Henry in one WM match, Jericho vs. Ziggler in another WM match, and then Ziggler cashing in on ADR.
An alternative would be to have Jericho win EC, have Show win back the belt and face Jericho at WM, with Jericho winning the belt only to have it spoiled by Ziggler. But I'm thinking the company will want to keep the ADR push going and have him hold the belt until WM. (Sorry for going into fantasy booker mode but I see all kinds of ways they can play this). Have ADR invoke his rematch clause against Ziggler the following Raw, Langston and AJ barred from ringside, and have Swagger interfere and cost ADR the match, setting up the feud for a match at Extreme Rules. Then give Orton a title shot in his hometown of St. Louis vs. Ziggler at Extreme Rules.
Watch none of this play out even remotely close to this, but it's fun to imagine the possibilities.