WWE Elimination Chamber Predictions From Jim Ross

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog at JRsBarBQ.com with predictions for tonight’s WWE pay-per-view. Here are some highlights of what JR thinks about the following matches:

Del Rio vs. Big Show: World heavyweight Champion @VivaDelRio Alberto Del Rio feels to be building more momentum daily but he also could arguably be the underdog going into his WHC defense against the mammoth Big Show. I see ADR winning a close one using more resourcefulness than physicality but, as has been proven, Big Show is simply one right hand away from winning any match in which he’s involved.

Elimination Chamber: Honestly, a viable argument can be made, some more than others, obviously, that any one of the 6 contestants could be deemed the winner. All 6 men will likely be on the WM29 card but the difference in the pay day for being in a main event, World Title bout or not is significant. Very significant … The Elimination Chamber will have five men in it that will not win, see what a math whiz that I am, but I see all five of the non winners having the opportunity to have superb nights in #NOLA. Who will outshine the others ? Who will seize the opportunity to steal some spotlight? Who wants a higher spot on the WM29 card?

The Shield vs. Team Cena: So, I’m going out on the old, proverbial limb here and picking @TheShield to prevail by hook or crook this Sunday on PPV in an upset. In my opinion, this is a much bigger match for @TheShield than for their adversaries. With that said and if that is remotely accurate perhaps @DeanAmbrose, @WWERollins, and @RomanReigns will bring more of a sense of urgency and a willingness to do what ever it takes to leave #NOLA as the winners.

The Rock vs. CM Punk: I have high expectations for this return bout on Sunday and will be disappointed if it doesn’t eclipse what we saw in Phoenix a few weeks ago. I enjoyed the Rumble bout as I have said but the 2nd go around should be improved upon the first…in my personal opinion. With all that said, and not knowing how @HeymanHustle will impact this bout, I have to go with the majority and pick the Rock to retain but I honestly don’t think that it will be easy or without controversy.

  • cenasucks

    Well, Swagger is good however I dont see him in the world title match at Mania this year. IT’s not a great drawing factor and his time is not here yet. Maybe some time after mania but just not tonight. Likely I see Henry or Jericho winning.

    • Forceton Banfodder

      If Mark Henry is going to leave WWE soon, I don’t see him winning tonight… however, if he signed an extension or a new contract then I would expect him to win tonight. He was a very positive draw for Smackdown ratings while he was Champion.

    • Pozessed

      I agree, I think Swagger should feud with Cesaro or Barrett for not being American. If him and Cesaro were given enough time I think they could have some decent momentum for a match… Maybe a flag match?

      • wwetnadudez

        Before he returned, I thought he would feud with Cesaro but I feel like with them both kind of not agreeing with America/Americans it doesn’t seem likely.

        • Pozessed

          Well. It seems like Swagger wants to reclaim America for Americans. Since Cesaro is not American and holds the title I reckon that Swagger would be ruthless to try and beat Cesaro and with them both being heels they could both cheat and beat each other to a pulp. A ruthless feud would be cool.

          • wwetnadudez

            Well, we don’t have to worry about that, absolutely astonished they really gave Swag the win, deserves it.

  • dae

    Just as long as Rock doesn’t get screwed out of the title by some b.s. DQ stip put on the match. That match could cause WM29 to lose buyrates since it already seems that Punk + WWF/E Title = less ratings for Raw.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DaVasquez27 Daniel Vasquez

    Hope Swagger wins the chamber. Hes character has been taken seriously so far. Unfortunately I dont see any storyline for him with ADR or Big Show. Therefore I see one of these guys winning: Sheamus, Orton or Jericho

    • 3.16

      Are you stupid? Swaggers new xenophobic gimmick sets up a feud with ADR perfectly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-Davis/100002230131926 Barry Davis

    The ONLY 2 reasons the CROCK has the title are 1.DUHwayne’s lips close relationship with Vince’s backside 2.He has at least 2 movies coming out that he has to plug.I will wait until they are out on DVD as they are useful for being put under the leg of a wobbly workbench.

    • Forceton Banfodder

      Yeah right.., it doesn’t hurt that since he’s been Champion ratings are up and arenas are selling out. But what do I know? You’re obviously much more realistic about this than I am.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-Davis/100002230131926 Barry Davis

        I still do not know How he earned a title shot while others who competed all year did not.Even the majority of locker room do not like it ………………hey I am going back to where I worked 2 years ago an maybe I can get VP of the department I worked in.(C)Rock is only a subpar competitor at best and a lousy WRESTLER.

        • wwetnadudez

          “Even the majority of locker room do not like it” how in the world you know? Maybe people like having one of the biggest names in the wrestling industry as a champ and someone who can carry the championship with him when he promotes all his other projects.

        • Forceton Banfodder

          What part of ratings draw/attendance boost don’t you understand?

          You do realize that the title is a prop? Right? It’s not like a real championship that is earned through real competition. It’s something they slap on the guy they want to be the face of the company to help sales.

          Or that everything 3-4 months leading into Wrestlemania is to boost sales of Wrestlemania buyrates? so the best way to boost sales, is to slap the prop on a big name Hollywood star with mainstream appeal and who also happens to be a WWE legend and future HOFer.

          How does this seriously not make sense to you?

      • Kris Mystery

        The RAW that he wasn’t on a few weeks ago had the highest rating in the past little while didn’t it?

  • 9 year old boy

    Bah Gawd King! I love reading j.r. blogs he always knows what to say but with a twist.

  • ACE

    Barry…lol u must be a cenation fag always hatin on rock when everyone fuckin knows rock is puttin cena over at mania ya fuckin twit…have a nice day!