Former WCW star The Stro (formerly known as The Maestro) has published a new column at PWMania.com. Stro gives his thoughts and expert predictions for Sunday’s WWE pay-per-view Elimination Chamber. Stro talks about each match at Sunday's Chamber PPV and also talks on Big Daddy V's passing, Jake "The Snake" Roberts in the WWE Hall of Fame, DDP and more. Here is an excerpt from his entry:
"WWE World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match
Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Christian vs. Cesaro vs. John Cena vs. Sheamus
This year’s Elimination Chamber match have six very formidable wrestlers. Randy Orton , despite recent non title loses, has remained firm as WWE World champion. Daniel Bryan is hungry and wants to win the WWE title once again. Christian’s back and wants to be champion once again. Cesaro’s recent win over Orton and epic match with John Cena shows he wants to grab the gold. John Cena wants to once again be the top dog in the WWE. The returning Sheamus looks better than ever and wants to once again be champion. This match could honestly go any way. Should be a great one.
Stro’s Pick: Randy Orton
I was very heartbroken to hear about the passing of my friend and wrestling brother Nelson Frazier “King Mabel/Viscera/Big Daddy V”. Wrestling legend “The Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff helped us both when we started the Wrestling business. I have teamed with him. I have wrestled him. I remember him back dropping me one time at the Mid-South coliseum so high I thought I was gonna hit the lights! He would always dig me “suplexing” somebody teaming with him lol! Heart of gold. Couldn’t ask for a nicer man. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family.
Very happy to hear that one of my mentors and good friend Jake “The Snake” Roberts will be inducted into this year’s 2014 WWE Hall of Fame. Great booker, great wrestler, and master ring psychologist. There were times where Jake and I would talk all night about wrestling, life, etc until the sun came up. Jake and I have been through a lot together. Tag teamed together, wrestled each other, traveled together, starved together, got in trouble together lol! You name it! But to come back from all the obstacles that he has to where he is now is nothing short of incredible!"