Who should step inside the Men’s Elimination Chamber?
WWE’s officially on the Road to Wrestlemania, and one of the stops is the Elimination Chamber. One men’s main event title match is set for Wrestlemania 36. Brock Lesnar will defend the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre on the show. That means that “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt needs a dance partner for Wrestlemania. WWE has often used an elimination chamber match to name a number one contender. If WWE goes that way again, who should get the shot? Here are the six men we think should be in that chamber match.
The star of last year’s Kofi-Mania has a built-in story for returning to the elimination chamber. Last year, Kingston turned a tremendous gauntlet performance into a great chamber showing. That chamber showing led to a swell of fan support that WWE could not deny, leading to his first WWE Championship win. Kingston and Big E have been a bit sharper in their responses lately, and are feeling a bit disrespected. He should use that to fuel his push for a spot in the match, trying to capture that same magic as last year.
Look, Corbin’s feud with Roman Reigns did not do him any favors. His infatuation with Reign’s “Big Dog” nickname led to Corbin being covered in dog food and losing big matches. Corbin is better than that. WWE believes in Corbin and has faith in him being a part of their upper midcard. While most fans wouldn’t believe he’d be the winner and face The Fiend, matches like this still need heels to hate. Corbin can be that guy.
Did you know Shinsuke Nakamura’s Intercontinental Championship reign was just over 200 days? It really didn’t do him any favors, aside from aligning him with Sami Zayn. Nakamura is just two years removed from a WWE Championship match at Wrestlemania 34. He is a legitimate star who just has not been presented that way recently. Like Corbin, he isn’t the number one option to win. He would have a great showing in a match like the elimination chamber.
The Big Dog is the rumored opponent for Wyatt at Wrestlemania, and it’s a match that would make sense. Reigns has been away from the world championship scene for quite some time, and is a huge name. A smart guy like Wyatt could craft some interesting vignettes for a singles match between them. They have years of history to pull from between the two as well. If WWE goes for an elimination chamber match to name a number one contender, Reigns is an absolute shoo-in for a spot.
Bryan and Wyatt have been through the ringer in their feud. They’ve beaten each other black and blue, and Wyatt even beat Bryan back to 2011-era “American Dragon” Bryan. Having Bryan ask for one more shot would make sense, as he has gotten closer than anyone to defeating “The Fiend”. Plus if Bryan loses it could set up a Wrestlemania opponent, like…
This is a wildcard pick for getting a big push during Wrestlemania season. Sheamus is back and he looks just as good as always with dominating victories over Shorty G. He’s a former World Champion, and has the momentum of his return behind him. Could it morph into enough momentum to propel him to a Wrestlemania main event? Probably not, but the possibility of WWE choosing him is big enough that he earns a spot in this match.
These six men would put on quite the match at Elimination Chamber. If these six were in it, who would you want to see win? Who else should be in the match? Let us know on Twitter at @FPC_Wrestling.