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CHAMBER PPV REAX #1: WWE stays the course leading to Mania, but did that make it a good PPV?

Feb 18, 2013 - 2:26:01 AM
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-- WWE Elimination Chamber PPV Reax

VIP Member Efren B. of Phoenix, Ariz. (4.0): Best Match: Elimination Chamber. Worst Match: Punk/Rock. If you take out the Chamber match, this PPV consistently felt like a standard Raw episode. Over the years, this show has presented extended promos and unannounced matches to fill the PPV time... Punk-Rock felt like a match you would see on a typical Monday night and for $55 you got to see Brodus Clay sell the newest line of WWE toys at your local retailer. Royal Rumble had FOUR MATCHES! Does a PPV really need so much filler if presented properly?

Ian from Tenn. (6.0): Best: Elimination Chamber. WWE is going to have to do A LOT to persuade me to spend money on WrestleMania. I bought the web version of the pay-per-view, and it was filled with technical glitches. I am not remotely invested in John Cena and after seeing The Rock sing and dance on Raw since January, I feel that he is beginning to lose his momentum as a hot star. My feelings have nothing to do with being a C.M. Punk fan, but if this is supposed to be the "John Cena Redemption Story," then, well, quite frankly, it sucks.

Mike Booble of Springfield, Ore.: I don't want to say this PPV was a disappointment, because it wasn't. I just felt kind of "eh" about it. No titles changed hands and the only real surprise of the night was Jack Swagger picking up the win in the night's only Chamber match. I didn't consider The Shield winning a shock, because I thought with the momentum they've built it was the only logical outcome. WrestleMania is building towards the expected re-matches and various feuds, and the show tonight did nothing if not stay the course by helping pave the "Road To WrestleMania. "

Anthony in Philly: I really liked the Chamber match, save for the ending. The rest of the PPV seemed like a mediocre Raw. I've given up on WWE using Ziggler in a respectable way, so I've moved on to really being impressed by Seth Rollins in the ring. I believe the whole Shield thing is stale, though. How long before he can do some actual wrestling?

Kinder Lucas, PWTorch reader (8.0): Best: Shield vs. Team Cena. Worst: Divas match. The Chamber match turned out like I thought, and I was glad to see Swagger win. I would have liked to have seen Miz win his match. I was ecstatic to see The Shield win, but I'm still not happy about the Punk-Rock song and dance. I believe The Rock should never have won the title to start with. The finish to Del Rio-Show did not feel real after a single-arm powerbomb earlier in the match. Overall, the PPV was good.

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