WWE Predicts – Elimination Chamber

This Sunday WWE presents Elimination Chamber from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I’m really excited about this PPV, even though there’s only four matches on the card as of now. Honestly, a couple of my closest online friends are going to be at Elimination Chamber live and I’m very jealous of them, but it also means I’m hoping for some really great pictures to link to after it’s over!

Blitz here to make picks for Elimination Chamber. I have made it clear that I have a high distaste for multi-man(or woman) title matches, but I have confidence that WWE will give us good matches to match the solid card presented.

The only two matches on this four match card that I predict as having the potential to be VERY good are the actual Chamber matches themselves. The Kane match will probably remind us all of an Abyss/Foley match and the Divas match will probably be the typical paint-by-the-numbers Divas match-up. Food for thought here, out of 14 people booked in the four announced matches, all but 5 of them have been a WWE, WHC, or NWA world champion. Pretty high profile players on this card if you ask me.

Divas Championship Match – Beth Phoenix (C) vs Tamina Snuka

I really hope this will be a great match, but I doubt it will be. I have been worried about Tamina’s actual ring work because we haven’t seen much from her. As I stated a number of times when Tamina was ‘dating’ Santino, she is visually expressive and she’s been showing that lately, but she hasn’t shown many actual wrestling moves. I hope she’s a solid wrestler, more than a girl who can fly off the corners in the way her father did. I find it interesting that it always looks like she should be flying from much higher than the corner, but more importantly, she’s different! Tamina doesn’t look like the rest of the cookie cutter Divas and that’s refreshing to me. What this match comes down to is how long until Kharma returns full time? If she’s going to be out for a bit longer, I wouldn’t be too adverse to Tamina winning the strap and having a short feud with Beth until Kharma comes back and she feuds with Beth. Just to be obstinate, I’m going with Tamina on this one. Not saying the match will be great, but just to shake things up getting ready for Kharma’s return.

Ken’s Predicted Winner – Tamina

Stacy’s Predicted Winner – Tamina

Blitz Predicts – Divas title match: Beth Phoenix vs Tamina Snuka

Finally, a challenger who can wrestle! This will be one of the better female matches that we’ve been treated to lately, but I really can’t see the Glamazon losing knowing that Kharma is waiting in the wings. Beth Phoenix walks out with the belt, possibly in a dirty manner.

Blitz’s Predicted Winner – Beth Phoenix

Chris Predicts – Divas Championship Match: (c) Beth Phoenix vs Tamina Snuka

Do I really need to have any thoughts on this one? Outcome: Beth retains and goes to Mania to defend against Karma.

Chris’ Predicted Winner – Beth Phoenix

Ken Predicts – Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match for WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Daniel Bryan (C) vs Wade Barrett vs Big Show vs Great Khali vs Santino Marella vs Cody Rhodes

I am probably one of the very few who is interested in seeing Santino in this Elimination Chamber Match. Okay, more interested in Santino than Khali. I really hope that Santino is able to show off his wrestling skills that so often get pushed aside for the sake of comedy. Yes, he is a funny man, but he’s shown that he can work the ring when booked to do so. Again, I expect nothing, or less than nothing from Khali in this. He’s only in there to keep VKM’s grapefruits swollen. Big Show and D-Bry should be fun to watch in this one after all their recent fighting. I’m bummed to see that Orton is out of this match, but I didn’t see him winning it in the first place. And while Sheamus and Wade have been feuding together, I really don’t want to see them facing off in the main event at WrestleMania. I expect to see huge things from Cody in this match. Back when he and Ted were bumbling around after Orton, I was laughed at when I said I saw Cody making it to the top before Ted. Now Cody is reaching for the top and Ted is just getting past really struggling to get over. This very well could be the place for Cody to really prove himself, but in the end, D-Bry is going to walk out with the Title still around his waist.

Ken’s Predicted Winner – Daniel Bryan

Stacy’s Predicted Winner – Daniel Bryan

Blitz Predicts – Smackdown Elimination Chamber: Daniel Bryan vs. Wade Barrett vs. Santino Marella vs. Big Show vs. Great Khali vs. Cody Rhodes

Before I get on to this pick: What in the deepest pits of Hades is SANTINO MARELLA doing in a world title match? If WWE is that desperate, they could have put in Drew McIntyre/Mark Henry/Justin Gabriel/Brodus Clay/a returning Christian/Hunico/DiBiase/just about anyone on the roster, but no, let’s put in Santino, who along with Khali has been known as nothing more than comic relief. If Santino makes it INTO the match without being previously taken out, it will be a miracle of miracles. This Chamber match has been better built than the Raw Chamber match (sans Santino) and thus should be a show-clinching performance. Before I break down the wrestlers, let it be known that none of the faces are walking out with the strap. Khali does not belong anywhere near the championship, especially not just coming back from time off. Big Show really doesn’t need the strap at this point, and this goes double considering it’s likely Show vs. Shaq (or some other celeb) at WrestleMania. Santino…is Santino and the best case to be attacked for his spot (most likely suspects being, BUT his replacement will not win it either. That leaves Bryan, Barrett and Rhodes. Rhodes isn’t winning this one as he’s already IC champion and giving him the dual straps this early in the angle just won’t do. The obvious booking here is that Barrett wins and gets Sheamus, but I think the champ has what it takes to retain and feud with Randy Orton leading up to WrestleMania to finish cementing himself as a champion(see Raw Chamber as to why).

Blitz’s Predicted Winner – Daniel Bryan

Chris Predicts – SMACKDOWN Elimination Chamber match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship: (c) Daniel Bryan vs the Big Show vs the Great Khali vs IC Champion Cody Rhodes vs Wade Barrett vs Santino Marella

Santino wins! Okay, all kidding aside, there are three IC champs and three world champs in this match. Good booking, even with Santino thrown in for comedic relief because Orton is “injured”. I had Orton pegged to win this one, but, since he “can’t” compete I don’t see the title changing hands. Nobody will buy Mania to see Big Show as champ, sorry Show-fans.

Chris’ Predicted Winner & still WWE WHC Daniel Bryan

Ken Predicts – Ambulance Match – Kane vs John Cena

Either Cena will lose this to head into WrestleMania against Rocky as the underdog, or he will win and go into WrestleMania looking strong. Actually, he could lose here, but still go into WrestleMania strong if he’s built up between now and then. I think it would be great for Cena to lose this one, but then beat Kane in a blow off match on the next RAW, then he can clearly move on to Rocky with all of this behind him. But does that mean he doesn’t wrestle much for the next month? So many questions! The one thing I really hope for in this match is a return of the Attitude Era and let these two go all out. I think the fans need to see Cena in this way before he goes in to face Rocky. It would validate Cena as more of a fighter than he’s seen these days because of his over the top perky persona, and put him in better standings going in to face Rocky, but it would also make this match into what an Ambulance Match should be. We all know that HIAC matches without color just don’t have the charm that they used to. It’s time to let the color come out for the sake of the wrestlers, the fans, and the match as a whole. I’m going with Kane to win this, possibly with Eve’s help, but then Cena coming back to defeat him on RAW.

Ken’s Predicted Winner – Kane

Stacy’s Predicted Winner – John Cena

Blitz Predicts – Ambulance match: Kane vs. John Cena

This feud was pretty good…until Eve jumped out the ambulance and onto Cena’s lips. That sounds almost like something Vince Russo would do! If I didn’t know better I’d say that Russo was out before Against All Odds and back on the Raw team before Monday. Seriously, I can understand Kane trying his best to destroy Ryder, but there was no need to involve Eve in this feud whatsoever. While Kane won the last Ambulance match against Shane McMahon, Shane-O-Mac is no Cena, and Shane didn’t have a match with the Rock coming up. I’d love for Kane to win and finish unleashing the hate in Cena….but let’s be honest with ourselves: It’s about as likely as seeing Melina welcomed back in the locker room with open arms.

Blitz’s Predicted Winner – John Cena

Chris Predicts – Ambulance Match: John Cena vs Kane

You can bet that this one will have some added drama with the recent segments with Eve and Ryder. Rock could even possibly make an unannounced appearance here. Either way, this feud dies with this match, and the only way it logically dies is…..

Chris’ Predicted Winner – John Cena (who may/may not embrace the hate lolz)

Ken Predicts – RAW Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship – CM Punk (C) vs Dolph Ziggler vs R-Truth vs Miz vs Jericho vs Kofi Kingston

I picked D-Bry to win the Smackdown Elimination Chamber, so does that mean I have to pick a new Champion for the WWE Championship? Arg, I don’t know! First off I expect to see huge things from Kofi in this match. He’s had some time to grow, and has worked hard, since Orton had a fit about Kofi not yet being ready. Kofi has worked through diversity – his tag partner having two Wellness strikes – and has really grown as a competitor. He showed last Monday that he might be an underdog, but he sure isn’t an afterthought, when he held his own with Jericho in the ring. For some reason I think Kofi has more of a chance to win this than Dolph does. I don’t know why, but Dolph has seemed to be slipping a bit in his standings lately, in my opinion. While R-Truth is getting quite the push, I don’t see him winning this one, but I’d love to see him feud with Dolph after the debate on RAW. There’s no way Miz could win this one at this point. I think he’s in line for some humbling and it could happen painfully in this match. While I’d love to see Punk face Jericho at WrestleMania, I’m not sure I want to pick Jericho to win the Title here. Further, do I pick Punk to retain after I picked D-Bry to retain? And why do Punk and Jericho have to be fighting over the WWE Championship at WrestleMania? Screw it, I’m going way out in left field and picking Kofi. Every once in a while I’m correct in my absurdity, and why shouldn’t they really shake things up heading to WrestleMania?

Ken’s Predicted Winner – Kofi Kingston

Stacy’s Predicted Winner – CM Punk

Blitz Predicts – Raw Elimination Chamber: CM Punk vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Miz vs. R-Truth vs. Chris Jericho

I’m sort of looking forward to this match but I’m dreading the screwjob capabilities this set offers. My picks for the two chamber matches are actually dependent on each other seeing as Sheamus would be facing one of them. As I did with Smackdown, I’m going to eliminate half the field  from winning right now: Miz (who’s certainly not in VKM’s good graces after that little stunt with R-Truth), Kofi (who’s better served going for the MITB match and winning it), and R-Truth (who will never be a world champ in WWE given his past and inability to go to certain countries that WWE frequents often). Punk and Jericho are pretty much going to face off at WrestleMania, but the title being on the line would kill the whole “Who’s the best in the world?” argument as the best feuds are often NOT over a title belt. Punk’s either going to lose it here or at WrestleMania, so I’m going to go out in left field here (where I found Barrett to win the Rumble) and pick Ziggler to take the strap and draw Sheamus back to Raw for WrestleMania and a battle of the two fastest rising stars in the company (Punk was already a star even before his “Pipe Bombs”).

Blitz’s Predicted Winner – Dolph Ziggler

Chris Predicts – RAW Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship: (c)CM Punk vs Jericho vs The Miz vs R-Truth vs Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston

If Jericho doesn’t win, leading to Punk chasing him for the title at Mania, his entire comeback has been a bust. If Jericho loses in the Chamber, entering last, there is simply NO reason for us to believe him as a challenger at Wrestlemania. If Jericho wins, there can be an extremely good lead-up to Mania with the two of them, especially is Jericho somehow wins the title dirty. There are five former world champions in this match, and Kofi has actually held some form of WWE gold for 1.7 years of his fairly short career. This is a very decorated match that should be very good.

Chris’ Predicted Winner & new WWE Champion – Chris Jericho

Gesus’ Predicts

Diva Championship Match – Tamina
Smackdown Elimination Chamber Match – Daniel Bryan
Ambulance Match – John Cena
RAW Elimination Chamber Match – CM Punk

Blitz

Possible matches (at least one of which will be dark)-
Primo and Epico defend the tag titles against ? and ? (Maybe the Usos?) and will retain.
Hunico vs. Ted DiBiase: This would be a good opening match to get things going. Hunico wins via cheap tactics, perhaps Camacho interference.
Sheamus vs ?: Your Royal Rumble winner without a match? Sheamus wins and gets a full head of steam.
Jack Swagger defends the US title: The All-American American has been AWOL since the Rumble. Whatsupwiddat? Swagger desperately needs a title defense at this event to save himself. I got a bad feeling that if he loses the title anytime soon, he’ll be out with the pre- and post-Wrestlemania cuts.

Gesus

This is my first WWE live event, needless to say I am excited beyond belief. Elimination Chamber, since its creation, has been a huge favorite of mine. It’s been quite a journey for me to get the tickets. The waking up after 3 hours of sleep to buy them pre-sale. Worth it for the great tickets we have. I just wanted to let people who were interested to follow me on Twitter @gesusoliver I will be posting a bunch of photos. As well I will be posting other things such as updates about the show, pops, boo’s, what have you along with opinions of course. The day after I will post more photos from the camera we are bringing with so they’ll be better. I encourage you as well to join the Live Blog as I will also be giving updates directly to Kendra. Thank you for your time. I hope you enjoy the show. Also Don’t forget to look for us!

Ken

I’m so excited about the Elimination Chamber. The last PPV before WrestleMania and so many things that could happen! Will questions be answered, or will we just end up with more questions than we started with. And I have to agree with Blitz, Sheamus has to be at the Elimination Chamber PPV somehow, it would be just wrong if he isn’t. Either way, make sure you join us in the Live Blog and check out Gesus’ Tweets as Elimination Chamber happens. I told you we had good friends going to this PPV!

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  • Monty

    My picks. Tamina,D-Bry,Kane,Y2J
    Santino to shine & make the last 3 with Show. Karma to do a run in settin up Tripple Treat for WM. Kane to win and set up universe if cena will make wm. y2j winning dirty against punk in last 2

  • khalkaroth

    Of course they will make Cena win, he's all about reactions. More people will react to him winning again then to Kane being an invincible monster.

    WWE consider hate (or any other emotions toward Cena) as another kind of popularity, did you guys heard of anyone hating Kane?

    Who would seriously think he would stand a chance at WM against The Rock if he were to lose against Kane?

  • CYrus

    I will make short and simple: -
    Divas Champ – I dont care, just to pick up Beth.
    Ambulance Champ – First, it will not matter. The most thing will be what will happen after match. I love to see Kane wininng match and afterward Cena just finish him off. Might be FU or AA over the ambulance roof like he does with Batista. Also, can be zack will back and eat another AA. It will be cena as D-8ry. Not Heel stuff saying and doing right and still generating heat.
    SD EC MATCH – Santion (he cant wrestle and having drinking problem and face). Khali (cant wrestle and face), Cody cant. Show Cant and face. Wade cant. I put three cant as Cody and Wade cant headline wrestlemania as Sheamus is already lose link in WM and face. My choice is D-Bry. He is heel. And better wrestler than sheamus. But someone can make santion Kofi. Only person is christian and win. Might be 3 way dance at WM with face, heel and tweener.
    Raw EC Match – Punk cant win coz championship should change. Kofi cant. Miz and truth cant. Zig cant. Jericho can win. Coz he will resume best in world fued with Punk.

    • Whammaster

      Santion? I think you have the drinking problem >.>. Santino can wrestle, hes actually very skilled in the ring, but he has assumed the role of comedic act. Its actually very good for him, because it saves his body, he gets tv time, and thats a decent pay.

      • CYrus

        are you going personal, sir? Check his wiki page first.

  • Patrick_Peralta

    Quick Picks

    1: Beth
    2: Daniel Bryan
    3: Kane (with Ryder or Eve costing Cena the match )
    4: CM Punk

    Cena is at the point of his career that a loss will not hurt him at all. so Kane wining with or with out Ryder and Eve getting involved. Dispite what Kane said I don't see WWE letting Cena have time off untill Wrestlemania.

    I see Daniel Bryan wining and keeping his title then having Sheamus face him at Wrestlemania and This time it will NOT be a Dark match.

  • Adam

    I predict cody will win to becone the second IC and world champion holder in wwe history

  • Teramars

    Wow, that was epic dude…

  • cisumt

    1. Beth
    2. I fully expected Orton to walk out champion but now I honestly don’t know. Bryan is the obvious choice but I just don’t see Bryan vs Sheamus at Mania. No matter the outcome I expect a triple threat or more at Wrestlemania with Orton thrown in. My heart says Cody but in the end I guess there really is no other choice than Bryan. Bryan wins.
    3. Cena has looked quite weak lately so I expect this to be a dominant performance by him. There are all different types of scenarios that could be involved but in the end the outcome is the same. Cena wins.
    4. Johnny has been unusually quite lately and I’m not sure he is done with Punk yet. Jericho has to go to Mania as champion so I look for Johnny to distract Punk and causes him to turn right into a codebreaker. Jericho wins.
    5. On a side note I’m actually looking forward to Johnny’s announcement. Whether it involves HHH/Taker or him trying to take over them GM role of Smackdown I am interested to see.

  • mark3man

    Important going for
    Beth
    Christian – replacing Santino makes sense for sheamus to fight Christian at wm.
    Kane with Ryder heel turn
    and Jericho but a bit screwie leading to wm with punk

    • mark3man

      Im = important.
      This was the forth time i tried posting but the site keeps eating posts at the moment so forgot to proof read my phones predictive typing

  • Jbreed

    The Ambulance match: I think John Cena has to win here for obvious reasons. How it happens remains a mystery. The obvious scenario would have been for Zack Ryder to help Cena get the win, setting up a match between Kane and Ryder at WM 28. But after what happened on last Monday's Raw there's no way Ryder is siding with Cena.

    Raw EC match: It would be a mistake for anybody other than CM Punk to go to WM 28 as champion. A title match featuring Chris Jericho and CM Punk would already be overshadowed by The Rock/John Cena and TheUndertaker/Triple H. But if guys like Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston who aren't established enough to defend a title at WM go in as champion, than the WWE title match would fall even further down the card. It might even take a back seat to Shaq/The Big Show if the match happens. This would totally devalue the WWE title. They need to go with the top guy here for the sake of the title.

    The Smackdown EC match: Well it's a complete joke with Santino Marella in it. Something has to happen before the match to get this goofball out of there otherwise he'll only make a mockery out of such an important match. Anyway, The Big Show is the only one of all the challengers with any kind of momentum going in but I don't see him winning. Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett could have been favorites to win the title if Randy Orton had bothered to put them over. I was sure the plans were for Randy Orton to win the title. But after he got removed from the match because of injury the WWE showed no sense of urgency which obviously means the plan all along has been to keep the title on Daniel Bryan.

  • Steven

    Predictions…
    1. Tamina – new WWE Divas Champion.
    2. Cena to win the Ambulance Match. Would be great if Cena would AA Kane straight through the stage and wheel him off the stage just like Kane did to Zack Ryder. I think Cena will unleash hell on Kane. Just a thought but maybe Cena will go hardcore at Elimination Chamber and get the attention of Batista and have him come back to WWE to feud with Cena and book yet another year long WrestleMania XXIX Match since Batista said Cena “killed hardcore wrestling”.
    3. Raw Elimination Chamber – Want CM Punk but wouldn’t mind a new face with the WWE Championship like Kofi Kingston or R-Truth.
    4 Smackdown Elimination Chamber – Big Show. Hate it all u want but I wouldn’t mind Satino Marella winning the World Heavyweight Championship. Santino is a good wrestler and has great wrestling skills. If he does win I look for him to drop it right before WrestleMania XXVIII. Time for some new faces on The WWE Championship & The World Heavyweight Championship.

    • PikaPal4ever

      wow, someone likes the faces, lol

  • @jblack424

    Ok ill start by saying multiman matches in my eyes are more exciting. Action everywhere and gives you amazing spots and wrestlers breaks while the wrestlers doing a spot or main focus do there thing. My predicts dbry over show somehow. He and sheamus seem to work well together and would make awesome story when they missed card last year for us title shot. Cena and beth I think. Are obvious wins. Punk or jericho need to win to have their wwe match. Ill go jericho as they should push him as a lil stronger towards mania. Ill say this is jericho and punk are non title that gives us anther awesome match for wwe title. Still jericho or punk should walk out champ.

    • @jblack424

      Also want to state I believe that santino I don’t think will make chamber match. Christian, delrio,henry,drew, or someone random will take him outm I could also see khali getting tooken out too or the person who takes santino out could get beat after by another person. Idk but excited to find out.

  • mchale138

    1. Beth Phoenix over Tamina
    2. Smackdown Chamber- I see D-Bryan walking out the Champ.
    3. Kane over Cena. Ryder, Eve, and Kane have been working together the whole time. But seriously I could see either Ryder or Eve costing Cena the match.
    4. Raw Chamber – I really want to see Dolph win this but it has to be Jericho or Punk leading to the WM fued with the title in the spotlight like it should be.

  • Chris_Storm

    For the record, my prediction didn’t necessarily say Beth would win, I said she would retain Ken…

    • kbunyon

      Okay, sorry, missed that. Will make sure that's reflected in the standings tonight!

      KB

  • James

    I don’t know…Santino Marella is pretty intimidating. You saw the Royal Rumble, that cobra vs socko match was intense!!!

  • Dan

    Beth wins. Cena wins. Dolph wins and wrestle Sheamus at mania. Dbry wins and faces orton at mania. Y2j vs punk at mania with no title involved.

  • proud

    I think this will be a heel dominated show.

    Kane will win with Eve’s help!

    Ziggler to win the RAW chamber (for putting everyone over so far this year)

    Beth to win with something stupid like Natalya farting and knocking Tamina out.

    Smackdown elimination chamber, Kane takes out Khali before the match (with help from Jinder Mahal) and steals his pod and wins match to set up feud with Sheamus.

    I hope you enjoy the show

    • Matt Scott

      Love how you ended that with “I hope you enjoy…”. It’s like you’re saying. “I am right, this will happen, now just sit back and enjoy it”

      • kbunyon

        Why can't someone wish others enjoy the show? I think you're reading too far into it, or are looking for a fight for some reason.

        Not on my watch.

        KB

  • sami

    1.) Beth pheonix to allow a Pheonix vs Kharma at wrestlemania ;-)
    2.) Dan Bry (build up a possible triple threat… Sheamus, Dan Bry and Randy Orton at wrestlemania)
    3.) tough onee…. I think it will be ashame for Kane to have his return push stopped… However Cena needs this win to go into wrestlemania with full focus on The Rock… at the same time I do believe He will be Heel after tonight… I don't know why… just something about monday night with Ryder.
    and 4.) Cm punk or jericho to win as we know they will face at wrestlemania thats a given! :-)

  • T-boy

    My predictions are DB, CM Punk, Beth and Cena. Possible match predictions are Epico and Primo, Ted and Sheamus.

  • Chris_Storm

    T-Boy is the winner here kids!
    Myself, Gesus, Blitz, and Stacy went 3/4 while someone who loves picking the long shots went 1/4. Happy Swagger got on the card, albeit briefly. Even Santino got to shine a bit. Not seeing Karma appear was a bummer, and the Jericho losing ruined his whole comeback for this Jerichoholic. They will really have to work to get me to order Mania after that tasteless injury angle this soon after Sorenson almost died from a real one.