There are going to be six WWE superstars inside the Elimination Chamber for the opportunity to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29.
With Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Daniel Bryan and Mark Henry all confirmed for the Elimination Chamber match, two spots still remain.
The remaining two participants must be former World Champions. As much as some people may be hoping to see a returning Christian, the two spots should belong to Jack Swagger and Kane.
With his tag team partner already scheduled in the match, it would only make sense for Kane to also be in the Elimination Chamber match. Although they are WWE Tag Team Champions, Kane and Bryan are two of the top WWE superstars in the company right now. Both are former World Champions.
During the Royal Rumble match this year, Bryan eliminated Kane. Moments later, Kane assisted Bryan getting eliminated as well. It would not be surprising to see the Team Hell No members cause one another to get eliminated on February 18th either.
Plus, if Kane was not in the Elimination Chamber match, but his partner was, what else would he do at the pay-per-view?
As for Jack Swagger, the Real American as he calls himself now, retuned with a vengeance recently. Regardless of the fact that his opponents have been low card superstars Kofi Kingston and Santino Marella, Swagger has a new attitude.
Swagger has been much more aggressive than he has ever been in his WWE career. Prior to returning, Swagger was on a major losing streak. He needed a new character or gimmick. Some were expecting him to return as a babyface.
However, Swagger has proven that he just needed time to refresh his character. He just needed to make some minor tweaks. Brilliant move by WWE to rename Swagger’s ankle lock the Patriot Act.
WWE needs to take advantage of the effective build they have begun with Swagger. He needs to be in the Elimination Chamber match along with Orton, Mysterio, Henry, Bryan and Kane.
Mark Henry was the first heel to be announced as a participant in the Elimination Chamber match. With Alberto Del Rio as the World Heavyweight Champion, it seems most likely that a heel will win the chamber match.
There is the possibility that Big Show defeats Del Rio for the title, but it is unlikely. Del Rio is being pushed as the next top Mexican babyface. He is also much more over with the WWE Universe as a face. Therefore, Swagger has a decent chance at winning.
Kane doesn’t have as much of a chance as he is could be considered more of a face than a heel.
Christian as a participant for the Elimination Chamber is understandable, but he hasn’t been seen in months. Unfortunately, Christian doesn’t deserve it nor does WWE seem to want to build him for this match.
WWE is building Swagger and Henry as two new major heels of the company. Add in that Bryan and Kane need to be on the card together and the Elimination Chamber match is set.