Eugene and William Regal (c) vs. Christian and Tyson Tomko
Rachel’s Thoughts: This match was thrown together on Raw this week, when Christian defeated Eugene and Regal and Tomko got involved. I mean what happened to La Resistance and the mismatched team of Rhyno and Tajiri? Of course, what would really make the match is Christian coming out in his “Cpt. Charisma” outfit! Christian is one of the WWE’s most well rounded performers, but he hasn’t had that one feud or match to bring him up. This will not be that match.
Lita (c) vs. Trish Stratus
Rachel’s Thoughts: After having the main event slot on Raw, these two women haven’t really been in contact with each other much. Trish was on Heat, fighting Victoria and this week doing the same, until Trish decided she needed to get something off her chest to the red headed wife of Kane. Thus started a chain reaction that lead into…
Kane vs. Gene Snitsky
Rachel’s Thoughts: I’m hoping to hear something out of Matt Hardy on Sunday and if I don’t, I’ll be upset. He has a stake in this match as well, although not being part of it, so let’s hope the WWE takes the unexpected route. I’m hoping that Kane and Snitsky will be in on the plot to ruin Lita and it hasn’t been that hard. Since sleeping with Kane and losing his baby, she is an easy target for the likes of her fellow divas and the so-called “Baby Killer”.
Shelton Benjamin (c) vs. Maven
Rachel’s Thoughts: I can’t say that Maven has impressed me all that much since his Tough Enough win nearly fours years ago. I guess the WWE is going to see which gets a better reaction: Shelton vs. Maven or Shelton vs. Christian. Shelton hasn’t done much with the belt in recent weeks, with the exception of battling “Captain Charisma”, a man who looked suspiciously like Christian! We’ll have to see what these two young bloods have up their sleeves, or up their…well, you get the picture.
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Muhammad Hassan
Rachel’s Thoughts: The big debate on Raw has come and gone and let’s say that it isn’t a good to have a thing like this fall on your birthday, ask Jim Ross, he’ll tell you. Anyway, Good Ole’ J.R. got his ass handed to him and the King defended the Oklahoma Sooner fan’s honor (how sweet!). With Hassan’s manager, surely at ringside and a possible J.R. quick recovery, this could be a sleeper match.
Special Guest Referee: Shawn Michaels
Triple H vs. Edge vs. Chris Benoit vs. Batista vs. Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton
Rachel’s Thoughts: This match has been hyped up so much that I hope that it doesn’t disappoint. There have only been two Elimination Chamber matches the last that ended with Goldberg winning the title. All six men and Shawn Michaels have some sort of a connection with each other, which could spell doom for one of them. Having Triple H, complaining about not having the belt is bad, but him complementing himself on winning it, is even worse. Let’s hope there is a new champion, which could revitalize the WWE.
I usually second guess myself and end up changing my mind before the PPV, but I’m going to try to stay on with my predictions. I know that the WWE wants a Triple H vs. Randy Orton match for the title at WM 21, but I don’t think that is the best route to go. By the looks of it, Batista is getting over with the crowd well and it’s good that the WWE is moving slowly with his face turn. It also helps that he is upstaging Triple H, something that I’m actually excited about, that gets the fans behind him. They know it’s subtle things that Batista does, without saying a word, he conveys more than Triple H.
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