May 30, 2015 by gorillapressonline
Given Elimination Chamber has had only two weeks of build up, the card is looking fairly solid; NXT champion Kevin Owens gets his first PPV match and the first every tag team chamber match will also be taking place, making this PPV an enticing prospect all round. So, without any further ado:
Elimination Chamber match for the Intercontinental Championship: Sheamus Vs. Ryback Vs. R-Truth Vs. King Barrett Vs. Rusev Vs. Dolph Ziggler
Daniel Bryan had to relinquish the WWE IC Title on RAW due to another injury which has left his career slightly uncertain – a shame as the talented wrestler would’ve had a very bright future. That being said, this scramble to claim the vacant title could be a noteworthy contest. Rumours abound that Rusev was injured at the latest taping of Smackdown and if this is legitimate or Kayfabe is yet to be determined, but if so expect the Bulgarian brute to have his sights set on Dolph Ziggler who has cosied up with Lana.
Elsewhere, Sheamus‘ recent heel run has been highly entertaining. The Celtic Warrior is looking quite comfortable in his matches and he is surely a contender here. With R-Truth defeating the King Of The Ring 2015 champion King Barrett easily (and cleanly) on Smackdown recently, those two can be discredited from this match. All that being said Sheamus looks the most likely to leave the chamber as the intercontinental champion, in a hard hitting and merciless match that will suit the Irishman to a tee.
Sheamus to win the IC title
Tag Team Elimination Chamber match for the Tag Team Championship: The New Day (c) Vs. The Lucha Dragons Vs. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro Vs. The Prime Time Players Vs. The Ascension Vs. Los Matadores
The inaugural tag team chamber match will be an interesting addition to this PPV either way. The format is similar to the singles chamber: when one member of a team is eliminated, both men are gone.
The New Day have come into their own as of late, taking a racially stereotyped gimmick and morphing it into a brilliant heel role and playing off the crowd perfectly to make what could’ve been cringe-worthy entertaining instead.
It’s also good to see the Prime Time Players getting some PPV airtime but it’s hard to look past The New Day and Tyson/Cesaro dominating this one. The Ascension have been under-utilised thus far, since moving up to the main roster, and hopefully this chamber match, which suits their in ring style perfectly, will help them flourish in the tag division.
When push comes to shove the last two teams standing will be Tyson Kidd/Cesaro and The New Day with the heel team gaining the edge and retaining the tag belts.
The New Day to leave the chamber unscathed
John Cena Vs. Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens has been magnificent in his role as NXT champion; ruthless, remorseless and manipulative – everything he does is magical both in the ring and outside it.
John Cena is quickly becoming a statesman of the WWE with his United States open challenge and the fact the title isn’t on the line gives a semblance that Owens can actually win this one.
Samoa Joe has been stopping the decimation of the NXT roster at the hands of Owens and if he is in attendance at the PPV he will surely come into play in this one in some capacity.
That being said the logical approach would be Owens destroying Cena and before he can capitalise and get a huge win over him, the Samoan submission machine will put a halt to things, stopping a Kevin Owens victory and sparking the feud further.
Kevin Owens to win via DQ
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Seth Rollins (c) Vs. Dean Ambrose
An appetising thought, this could quite rightly steal the show. The former Shield members colliding is a dream for fans; the Lunatic Fringe deserves to be in the title race and Rollins is a perfect opponent for him.
The epitome of a slimy heel, Rollins is a perfect bad champ, utilising J&J security and the power of The Authority to get his way.
It would make perfect sense to have Rollins drop the WWE championship to Ambrose, which could lead to Roman Reigns turning on Ambrose to steal the belt, keeping face on Rollins and taking nothing away from Ambrose.
That being said, it is way too early for this to happen as the Rollins era is still in its infancy, with plenty of time for it to breathe and expand before the time comes for him to do the job for Reigns.
Seth Rollins to retain the WWE Heavyweight Championship in a show-stealing match
Triple Threat match for the Divas Championship: Nikki Bella (c) Vs. Paige Vs. Naomi
This could be a fun if short triple threat match. Naomi is settling nicely into her heel persona and her recent matches have been decent, throw Paige into the mix and this will bring some technical action.
If now is the time for Nikki Bella to drop the title it would make sense to have Naomi take the belt and further her heel run with Tamina Snuka.
Naomi to steal a win and the WWE Diva title with it
Neville Vs. Bo Dallas
Hard to see past the man who gravity forgot in this one, Neville is outstanding in the ring and has a great look and in-ring style, he is better than this match and this is by no means a dig at Bo Dallas, who is entertaining in his own right – StarDust, Tyler Breeze or even the enigmatic Finn Balor would be a better rival to kick off the show.
Neville to kick things off in style
Catch Elimination Chamber LIVE this Sunday, 31st May at 8E / 5P