WWE has been doing a lot of great things lately, but one thing might draw the ire of many fans. WWE could be dropping it’s annual Elimination Chamber PPV. Many were wondering if WWE would have the match with Brock Lesnar as WWE Champion, so we all assumed he’d work the match. In fact, many were excited about this possibility. While originally on WWE’s PPV schedule, it is said that the Chamber PPV has been removed from the 2015 line-up.
A former WWE employee, who has broken many WWE stories on Reddit under the name MetsFan4Ever, claimed that WWE is doing this for pretty good reasons.
“Word going around backstage this past Tuesday at the SmackDown tapings are that the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view will be no more. The early lead names going around to replace the Elimination Chamber name will be either WWE Fast Lane or WWE Fast Track.”
“The reason is because there is only one WWE / World Champion right now. So they want to stay with the Rumble winner receiving the shot and have no Chamber even with the title holder in the match.”
Many feel this is wrong by WWE, as it takes away the fun part of the lead up to WrestleMania. It used to be that the Rumble winner picked the champion he wanted after the chamber matches were over. This past year, the Chamber match was something the champion had to survive to make it to WrestleMania. It appears to many that WWE is doing this so that they can avoid having to put Lesnar in a match that could injure him before WrestleMania 31.
WWE does plan to keep the Elimination Chamber match part of the company, but it would not take place as often as it used to. Many have wondered if WWE would put it back at Survivor Series, where it would make sense to put. However, it is not likely to happen until next year. WWE will rebrand the February PPV, but will it be worth as much as Elimination Chamber used to be?
Without something that could threaten the WrestleMania line-up, what could the event provide that would make us care to watch it? Clearly WWE has to throw something in at this time and cannot take off nearly two months before WrestleMania. That being said, WWE has some sense in dropping the event due to present circumstances. Long-term, the decision is not ideal because many WWE fans love this PPV as a throw-in between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania. Now, this show will have as much respect as Payback for fans. In other words, none at all.
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