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CHAMBER PPV REAX #3: Searching for answers on Rock-Punk quality - is Dwayne Johnson trying to play The Rock?

Feb 18, 2013 - 4:32:25 PM
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-- WWE Elimination Chamber PPV Reax

Romeo of East Orange, N.J. (7.5): Best Match: Elimination Chamber by far. I loved Mark Henry's destruction and overall a good performance. Worst Match: Divas. Enough said. I'd like to give an honorable mention to The Shield vs. The Superheroes, as Shield's talent carried this match and it shined. I understand the selling point on The Rock having the WWE Title, but if Punk is not involved in a triple threat for the belt at Mania, I'll be sadly disappointed that they didn't give him a Mania main event.

Ryan Brooks of Seattle, Wash. (9.0): Best: Chamber. Worst: Divas Title. I bought the PPV and thought it was very good. Del Rio vs. Show was a solid opener and thank God that Big Show lost. The Chamber was executed perfectly, with a great surprise ending. The six-man tag was great and The Shield looked very impressive. The main event was a good one-on-one battle. It seemed like a classic Rock Attitude Era main event. A lot of fun to watch and I'm pretty excited for Mania.

Greg K. of Altoona, Pa. (6.0): Best: Chamber. Worst: Miz vs. Cesaro. I was expecting a lot from the PPV, and I don't think WWE came close to delivering a satisfying show. The card was laid out well and the potential for game-changing action was there, but just about everything played out too predictably. The bulk of the in-ring action was fairly solid, though... Miz's injury angle made the U.S. Title match quite dull; I'm unsure if they plan to stretch out the feud to WM29 or if it will play out on TV now... In the Chamber, Henry's monster tear through everyone was the highlight of the match, and I hated to see him get pinned, but at least it was well-done with the triple team. Swagger winning is okay, but Swagger vs. Del Rio is not a Mania match that I am excited for... Shield's victory was definitely the shock of the night, as Cena took a PPV loss right before Mania, and Ryback lost again on PPV... Rock vs. Punk was okay, but not great. The ending was terrible, though I guess it gives Punk an out to continue to claim he is a top contender. Considering he did not lose cleanly, perhaps it's a sign that Undertaker is out of WM29 and Punk will be part of the main event... Overall, way to much of WM still feels unclear. They have a lot of work to do over the next few weeks.

Greg Coleman, PWTorch reader: Best: Chamber. I thought Elimination Chamber was a solid PPV even though it was mostly chalk. Rock-Punk was a good match. The Shield beating Team Cena was a big push to have them continue to go over and look strong. However, I'm really baffled to what they are planning on doing with Ryback. He has lost by my count six high-profile or PPV matches in a row and I fear he will become a mid-carder soon. Swagger vs. Del Rio will be interesting and potentially lead to borderline racist promos by Swagger and Colter that WWE will have to be careful about.

Ryan of St. Louis, Mo. (8.0): Best: Chamber. Worst: Divas Title. I thought the whole PPV was enjoyable and at times great for what was essentially WWE double-downing on what's on the table for Mania. Although the Divas was the worst match, I though Rock-Punk was the biggest disappointment. I find it a little jarring that Vince McMahon vs. Punk for free a few months ago put to shame both of the Rock-Punk matches on PPV. What I find even more jarring is that Cena vs. Rock is probably the biggest money match for Mania. If that is going to be the case, WWE needs to put one hell of an undercard together for a person like me who gets almost every PPV to consider getting Mania this year. Rock was never the greatest in-ring performer - it was more about his attitude and charisma - but that was when The Rock was The Rock and that's what we knew. Now, it feels like Dwayne Johnson is playing The Rock as a character and it doesn't quite come off as the original Rock that helped change the landscape of professional wrestling.

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