Elimination Chamber is back on the PPV schedule, and has arguably the best card in the event’s history. With two weeks of build, the WWE has done a great job at building the feuds. If they play their cards right, this event can be a great kickoff to the summer.
Neville vs Bo Dallas
Neville wins this match clean, there’s no argument for him losing. His feud with Bo Dallas has been an interesting program, and for the small amount of build they’ve been given I’m still excited. I hope they let the two put on a decent match with at least 7-10 minutes. It won’t steal the show, but it will be a great way to keep the crowd engaged.
Paige vs Naomi vs Nikki Bella
When I first looked at this match, I honestly didn’t who to pick. I feel this contest can go either way in terms of booking a champion. The WWE seems to be happy with Nikki Bella, so I’m predicting they keep the title on her. I believe the other two would be just as good if not better, but since Total Divas is starting up again I’d imagine the WWE would need their poster girl to be front and centre.
Intercontinental Championship Elimination Chamber: King Barrett vs Sheamus vs R-Truth vs Dolph Ziggler vs Ryback vs Unknown
I wrote unknown because as of this moment, we know Rusev will not be competing. A few weeks ago I wrote piece on this event and I stated that it would be wise to have Wyatt capture the title. I still believe this will happen tonight. They could easily give it to Sheamus or Barrett, but after the damage they’ve done to both men neither would seem fit to carry a title. Originally I predicted Rusev to win, but Wyatt is a better choice. He can help carry that belt from where Bryan left it.
Tag Team Championship Elimination Chamber: Primetime Players vs Lucha Dragons vs The New Day vs Los Matadores vs Tyson Kidd & Cesaro vs The Ascension
The New Day is too hot right now, and they will leave Elimination Chamber as champions. As I fan I enjoy watching them scam their opponents out of a win, and it hasn’t become old yet. The chamber is another way of letting them create a great heel moment. While I think the New Day wins, the Lucha Dragons will most likely steal the show. Matches like this are meant for high flying wrestlers that know how to move around the ring.
Kevin Owens vs John Cena
I mentioned in the Wednesday Wrap Up earlier this week that Owens would win, and I’m sticking to it. I did mention he would win clean, but after much consideration, I can’t imagine the WWE letting Cena get pinned clean on this PPV. Owens will find a way to win and it might be through cheating. This way they can keep the story going with Cena pursuing revenge. If Cena does win, expect him to get a distraction win courtesy of Samoa Joe.
Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose
We’ve seen this matchup several times within the past year, and it never seems to get old. I believe this contest will be the last one between the two for a while, as it would be stale to see them repeat in June or July. I predict Rollins to pick up the win, but there will be a lot of extracurricular going on before he sneaks out with the 3 count. My bold prediction of the night will go to Roman Reigns turning on Ambrose. I don’t believe he’ll turn full fledged heel but he might slip into a tweener role.
This PPV has the potential to be the best B level show of the year. If they use this show to kick off the summer, they’ll be setup for an exciting few months. I’m expecting Owens and Cena to steal the show because it’s the most anticipated match on the card and that is where both men shine. Also, there’s no particular match that I can see falling flat.