In the opening segment of Monday Night Raw, Stephanie McMahon announced that Randy Orton would defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship inside the Elimination Chamber at the February pay-per-view.
Then later in the main event, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus and John Cena all qualified for the match with the win in a six-man tag match vs. The Shield.
Looking at who could fill out the other two spots, Brock Lesnar would have to be one of them. On Monday’s Raw, Lesnar and Heyman tried to get him a title match for that same night, or at least a chance to take Batista’s WrestleMania title shot away from him, but they got neither. Triple H probably won’t take kindly to the way Lesnar tried to intimidate his way into a match, and will put him in the Elimination Chamber match, as opposed to a one-on-one shot. The other spot is a mystery though.
It could be Batista. This would not be the first time that somebody cashed in their Royal Rumble victory before WrestleMania, but it’s not likely as Batista continues to talk about his desire to main event WrestleMania.
There aren’t many options to fill out that final spot so WWE has to get creative. It won’t be Roman Reigns if The Shield ends up feuding with The Wyatt Family, which may have been foreshadowed in the main event segment of Raw.
My pick would be Kane. It’s not likely that Triple H is going to participate in his first match since the June 10th Raw, a month before he is likely to be in a match at WrestleMania. However, The Authority is still going to want to stack the deck in Orton’s favor, and Kane can certainly do that.