If you would be interested in another Elimination Chamber match, who would you like to see in that match. Of course, storyline wise, it would have to be Raw guys (unless they can somehow use the Steph-Bisch kissing angle to get Bisch to agree to let Steph use the EC for Smackdown talent) which eliminates some possibilities like the Magnificent 6 in the SmackDown tag team struggles possibly fighting it out in the EC (can you imagine the possibilities of Misterio, Angle, Benoit, Edge, and the Guerreros in that thing).
Also, would you like to see some changes to the Elimination Chamber? I would prefer that they get rid of the steel grate that was level with the mat and just have the cage go to the floor allowing the participants to fight on the floor outside the ring. They would also have to make the structure taller if they did that.
I would also prefer that they use a real cage (like the cages they use to raise managers above the ring) instead of those "bulletproof" glass chambers. I do like the advantage of having those chambers for the wrestlers to jump off of so, maybe they can sit them on pedestals to keep them at the same height without having the steel grate that goes all the way around the ring.
I am 200% in favor of another EC match...though it should be seldom used. It should never be as common as a ladder match, or cage match, or even HIAC. It should be once per year, at Survivor Series.
I think the next one should feature Smackdown wrestlers...and who better than the Smackdown Six? Imagine Mysterio doing crazy crap from the sides and top of the cage...imagine Benoit giving someone a German suplex on the steel floor (just kidding).
One suggestion: raise the roof a bit so the wrestlers don't have to crouch on top of the glass chambers in order to leap from them. RVD and HBK had much difficulty avoiding bumping their heads on the top.
I am against removing the metal floor...that's what made the whole thing special and brutal.
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I would definitely like to see another Elimination Chamber, and I am opposed to removing the steel floor. 5th Horseman is right that they would have to make it taller, I'm assuming that MSG's building restrictions had something to do with that.
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I'm a big believer that specialty gimmick matches (Hell in A Cell, TLC, Elimination Chamber, etc.) should be once a year things. That makes 'em special, and the next time it comes around, there's that anticipation going into it about what is going to happen. That's a neat feeling, and that's something that should be preserved with these matches.
Since everyone else is doing it (ok, not EVERYONE, but...)
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They can't lose the floor. The floor was one of the most unique things about the match, and led to a few unusual spots. Without the floor, it's just a rounded Hell In A Cell.
They will do another one. I'd wait an entire year and, starting in 2003, I'd make it a gimmick match attached to one of the old In Your House PPVs. Armageddon or No Mercy or something like that, to give another event some real pull.
(It'd be a cool match for a RAW VS Smackdown fued, too. Maybe HHH, RVD and Jericho from RAW and Brock, Angle and Benoit from Smackdown. I'd buy that in a heartbeat.)
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I'd love to see another one, though not for a while. One of my favorite parts was the chain wall. Everyone made good use of it, it looked cool when people bounced off it, and it allowed for some Spider-man type moves that RVD gave us a glimpse of.
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I'd book it a little different. The thing about the format of the match is that you didn't really care who was entering next from a storyline standpoint. One way it could work would to be to stick a non-wrestling heel (think Paul Heyman), or a cowardly, always-avoiding-the-face-in-a-fair-fight-becuase-he-knows-he'll-get-his-ass-kicked heel (think Honky Tonk Man) and you could have a little mini-storyline of the face (or faces) really wanting to finally get their hands on the heel, while the heel cowers and prays the next one to enter isn't him. The wimpy heel associates could try to eliminate the face that wants to get his hands on him before the heel enters, etc.
Essentially, the "enter one at a time" gimmick needs some added drama.
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I'd love to see it again, though not for another while. Same as the Hell in a Cell and TLC. We had 2 HitC matches this year, which I would say is one too many, unless we don't get another one for another couple of years. Also, let's keep the TLC matches on PPV.
Oh wait, this is supposed to be about the Chamber. Well, I'd keep the mat-level floor (it'd be cool to see someone get busted through it!), and I'd hold off on the eliminations until all six guys are in there together. If I remember correctly, RVD and Booker were out of the thing before Shawn even came in, so the whole "he beat five other guys" thing just doesn't really hold water.
Also, how about throwing an upper-midcarder in there who we know won't win, but comes out looking like gold anyway, the way Jericho did at Survivor Series. This could be intended to help them jump to the next level, similar to the way King of the Ring is supposed to. Just a thought.
Slowly catching up WHAT WORKED: -“You almost took my eye out bro”---Ok I actually dug Steve Borden’s macho Steven Baldwin extreme sports Christianity mic work this week. It helps that he’s actually now a death match worker.