Turnbuckle Radio hosts Trevor Robb and Brian Swane give their predictions for tonight’s Elimination Chamber PPV event. It’s the road to Wrestlemania and while predicting Elimination Chamber matches in the past has proven to be difficult (ie. Swagger) the writing appears to be on the wall with this one.
Let’s see what these so called experts have in mind.
B: Nobody wants to see Orton/Batista main-event Mania, but that seems to be the direction they’re headed. It’s conceivable that maybe Bryan or Cena win and go on to the big show as champion, but that’s doubtful. Should be a good match, if nothing else. The Elimination Chamber is inherently entertaining, after all. And watch for Cesaro to have another breakout performance — just not win.
T: Can’t argue with Mr. Swane’s logic on this one. Much like Roman Reigns at the Royal Rumble, Cesaro is poised to make a serious impact. I expect he will be the one to pin Cena, avenging his loss on RAW in the process. I like Bryan/Orton to be the final two competitors, but I have a feeling Orton will be receiving a little help from our friend Kane, the director of operations (kinda, sorta, not really), for another B.S finish. Orton vs. Boo-tista in the worst Wrestlemania main event of all time — and just think, it could have easily been Punk vs. Bryan. FAIL.
WYATT FAMILY vs. THE SHIELD
B: It’s pretty cool the response these factions have gotten during their teased altercations on TV the last couple weeks. People are psyched for this one. It’s tough to call, but I can see this being used to further the rift in the Shield. So with that in mind…
T: I love this match, the only thing that would make it better is hosting it inside the Chamber itself. Can’t understand why that isn’t happening. The Shield have been teasing a break-up for some time now but that won’t happen tonight. Expect Reigns to carry the other two on his back en route to the ‘W’. And then look for Reigns to get a little cocky, or Ambrose to get a little jelly, on RAW tomorrow night.
WINNER: The Shield
THE USOS vs. NEW AGE OUTLAWS – tag titles
B: It’s been a nice reunion tour for the New Age Outlaws, who have shown they’ve still got it in the ring and in the mic. But after years, the Usos time has finally come, and it’s hard to see the WWE holding them down any longer, especially for what essentially is a nostalgia act, albeit a very effective one. When I say ‘Us’, y’all say…
T: All good things have to come to an end, which is a shame in the case of the New Age Outlaws. Road Dogg’s duelling commentary with Jay Uso was just superb. But alas, the Uso’s deserve the ‘W’ tonight and I think it’s there’s for the taking. Fingers crossed NXT upstarts ‘The Ascension’ make an appearance to ruin their coronation ceremony (Pretty Please!).
BIG E vs. JACK SWAGGER – IC TITLE
B: Well, lo and behold, Swagger seems to be getting a push ever since being slapped by Zeb. The artist formerly known as Mr. Langston has had a good run as IC champ so far, but something tells me his last name isn’t the only thing he’ll end up losing this month.
T: This prediction confirms what we all know about Brian — he’s on drugs. Swagger for the win? You must be high! My bet is Big E comes away with the W but is later squashed by Alexander Rusev, beginning an epic beefcake rivalry heading into mania.
WINNER: Big E.
TITUS O’NEIL vs. DARREN YOUNG
B: This poorly executed breakup has been salvaged by Titus’ brilliant promos the last few weeks. I like Darren Young, he’s shown he can be entertaining and he’s probably underrated as a wrestler, but I’m afraid he’s the Ted Dibiase Jr. to Cody Rhodes in this relationship. The split was made to make Titus a singles star.
T: It’s not the size of the (barking) dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. Titus looks to have a decent heel push coming, but Darren desperately needs this win. A loss, would almost certainly push him into obscurity.
BATISTA vs. ALBERTO DEL RIO
B: This isn’t going to pretty. Cue the “CM Punk” chants. Big Dave isn’t going into the Mania main event losing to a jabroni like ADR
T: Poor Batista, going into this he had no clue just how little people actually cared about him, and even less about how little they care about ADR. Here’s hoping Batista loses by disqualification after he loses it on ADR and puts him through the Spanish announce table. ADR can take some much needed time off.
WINNER: Alberto Del Rio, via disqualification