The Face of Fear Is Now The Face of WWE
The Elimination Chamber event was one to remember. You had three women’s matches on the main card, which is a great move by the Smackdown brand. There was a tag-team turmoil match that featured the biggest tag teams Smackdown has to offer. We got to see just how better Ziggler is as a heel rather than a face. And how could I almost forget the showing Luke Harper put on for us in a losing effort to Randy Orton?
All in all, the Elimination Chamber event was solid across the board. The moment most fans will discuss is the crowning of a new WWE Champion. A first time WWE Champion. I’m talking about the Eater of Worlds himself, Bray Wyatt.
Not only is Bray Wyatt the face of fear, he is also the face of the WWE.
As I was sitting in my living room with anticipation for the Elimination Chamber match itself, I began to list reasons why each guy should win. Baron Corbin would be the shock factor. Here’s a guy who hasn’t been on the main roster a full year and is already having main event quality matches against AJ Styles and John Cena. He improves week after week. It won’t be too long before we see Corbin with some gold around his waist. Then there is Dean Ambrose, a former WWE Champion. Although his character took a hit with some fans during his championship reign, he’s regaining that popularity as the current Intercontinental Champion. Plus if Dean wins, he would be the second guy ever to hold both the Intercontinental and the Heavyweight Championship at the same time.
We can’t forget about The Miz, who has been on fire ever since his promo against Daniel Bryan on Talking Smack. Ever since then, Miz has been talking smack to everyone. Only this time, he backs it up. If anyone is deserving of a second chance as champ, it’s The Miz. That brings us to AJ Styles, the former WWE Champion. What a year he has had in the WWE. He has had stellar matches with guys like Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns. His matches with John Cena have been characterized as some of the best to ever occur in a WWE ring. With his ability and popularity, Styles becoming a two time WWE Championship doesn’t seem so far off.
John Cena, the current champion, recently captured the gold for the sixteenth time, which is a tie for most all time in WWE with Ric Flair. Cena has been on top of the world for around fifteen years now and looks as if he has no plans of slowing down. This leaves us with Bray Wyatt. The last couple of months have been up and down for Wyatt. He captured the Tag Team Championships with Randy Orton, but eventually lost them and his fellow member Luke Harper. And although Orton won the Royal Rumble match, you can kind of guess that Wyatt wishes it was him. So he’s going to be coming with everything he has to win the gold.
Then the match gets started. Slow and paced at first, but it picks up the intensity as time dwindles down. Who would become the victor? It was someone well deserving.