I made this argument last year.
Making it again now.
Elimination chamber is fucking cool. Fucking awesome. I dunno about others, but i love when there's a big match where the outcome isn't sure because there's a lot of wild-cards involved (see Royal Rumble Match). Normally, with elimincation chamber, you never quite know whose going to win with 6 ppl in it. Example, lets look at the RAW one (let's pretend it was for the championship too, just for shits and gigles)
Cena: Always a fan favorite, #1 guy in WWE...big big possibility he comes champion at any given time. Strong favorite.
Sheamus: monster year...has been away from title scene for a while, but he's so strong, definately has ability to win title back. Strong favorite.
Morrison: huge push lately...his time is coming, very soon...why not here? Strong contender, very possible he becomes champion.
Randy Orton: again, huge with fans. past champion. Like Cena, can be a contender/favorite any given time.
R Truth: ok...maybe not so much a contender, I agree.
CM Punk. Leader of Nexus, huge push lately, past champion...making him champion while head of Nexus would be a huge heel champ. Very strong contender.
(let's even assume Miz was in the match, since it's for the belt)...Miz: Champ, way hated, great on mic, super underdog champ...somehow he'll pull it off again right? Huge favorite to win too.
My point in all of this is...imagine this Elimination chamber match i just laid out was for the title (maybe replace RTruth by the Miz). How fucking awesome would it be? Could anyone predict who would win the Champsionship? Truly? Honnestly? It could soooo go either way.....BUT NOT WHILE THIS PAY PER VIEW TAKES FUCKING PLACE IN FEBRUARY ONE MONTH AFTER THE RUMBLE AND ONE MONTH BEFORE WRESTLEMANIA.
*EVERYONE KNOWS JOHN CENA IS GOING TO WIN, BECAUSE MIZ-CENA IS GOING TO MAIN EVENT WM*.
does anyone disagree? HOW MUCH FUCKING COOLER WOULD THIS ELIMINATION CHAMBER MATCH BE IF IT TOOK PLACE IN SEPTEMBER, OR IN MAY, OR IN JULY, AND YOU DIDNT HAVE A WRESTLEMANIA MATCH TO BUILD FOR, FOR WHIH THERE HAD BEEN HUNDREDS OF REPORTS/RUMORS ALREADY GIVING AWAY WHAT THE WM MAIN EVENT WOULD BE, AND HENCE, THE ELIMINATION CHAMBER RESULT???
Sorry for caps, just trying to get my point across. It's so stupid. They need to move this PPV, big time
i love the chamber matches...but yet how can i spend 40$ to order this PPV when the results seem so predictable? Edge wins, so he can face Del Rio. Cena wins, so he can face Miz. Wouldn't this be soooo much cooler if it took place in september, or in may, when u had no idea who would win? I know that would make this ppv a must-see for me for sure.
Other reason why it's absolutely horrid placement...Del Rio just won the rumble....that normally would make him the absolute greatest biggest story in WWE between Rumble and Mania...yet....it's not...it's kinda on hold...in limbo....u can "tease" DelRio-Edge, but can't rlly build it yet cuz there's 1 pvp in the way for Edge...so i guess the biggest thing in WWE Right now...is in limbo? Dumb
What do you guys think? Isn't this just the worst placement imagineable for this PPV?