Randy Orton puts his WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line this Sunday at The Elimination Chamber against five other men.
The Viper has faced all five of his Chamber opponents (Cesaro, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Christian and Seamus) over the past two weeks on Raw and Smackdown in a gauntlet style test that The Authority decided to put him in. Of all the people in the Chamber this weekend Randy could be argued as the worse for wear after just two wins against his five opponents and one of those was due to disqualification.
Cesaro has been on something of a run lately and after his win over Randy last week, many have tipped him to be the dark horse.
John Cena has won four of the five Elimination Chamber matches that he has been a part of and could be defined as the favourite heading into the match due to his record and the fact that he managed a win against Cesaro last Monday on Raw.
Daniel Bryan could be the only person in the match worse off than Randy. After everything Kane has put him through the last few weeks and how bad his shoulder seemed to be after Raw, many thought he wouldn’t even make it Elimination Chamber.
Then you have the on-going feud between Christian and Sheamus. Following a Brogue Kick a week ago on Smackdown the two have been at odds and even faced each other on this week’s Smackdown after Christian’s apparent heel turn on aw. Both men look fresh but Sheamus is a recent returnee and Christian just doesn’t look likely to be tipped to main event WrestleMania 30.
Elimination Chamber is being hyped up as the winner will go on to face Batista in the main event at WrestleMania 30. Now I don’t feel this is necessarily true, as if Daniel Bryan walks out Champion there is nothing to stop The Authority from forcing Bryan to defend his title in the six weeks between Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania.
Whoever wins will be put into a feud with Batista but Bryan is still feuding with Kane, John Cena should be starting a feud with Bray Wyatt, Christian and Sheamus look like they could continue their feud past this weekend which only really leaves Randy and Cesaro. While one half of the Real Americans has been given a hell of a push lately, to go from jobbing to The Shield to main eventing WrestleMania in the space of a few months would be hard for the WWE Universe to believe.
So the only real outcome could be Randy Orton to retain. But Brock Lesnar will be at Elimination Chamber and wants the title, and though he can’t actually enter the Chamber he could do anything following the match.
So this still remains to be seen, but I still feel Randy Orton will hang onto his title, and then if CM Punk is still not set to face Triple H in April then Bryan will go one on one with The Game, or if “The Best in the World” returns I feel Bryan could be added to the Mania main event.