At Sunday’s Elimination Chamber, The Shield will take on The Wyatt Family in a match that has been in the making since before most of the WWE Universe knew who The Wyatt Family was.
From the moment The Shield debuted at Survivor Series in 2012, they took off. They were an unstoppable force, almost instant main eventers. They helped CM Punk against stars like John Cena and The Rock. They took down a trio of Cena, Sheamus and Ryback at last year’s Elimination Chamber, then a team of Sheamus, Big Show and Randy Orton at WrestleMania 29. This before Extreme Rules in May, when Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins won the WWE Tag Team Champioship, and Dean Ambrose won the United States Championship on the same night.
Everybody wondered who could possibly match up with The Shield, until The Wyatt Family debuted. Nobody knew what to expect from the trio led by Bray Wyatt, but the numbers were undeniable. It was a three-on-three match-up and it worked. When the two teams almost brawled in their first face-to-face meeting last November on Raw, the crowd met all six men with a “This is awesome” chant.
It was the match that everybody wanted to see, and just when it seemed like we never would, WWE has given it to us.
The obvious storyline to follow is Ambrose and Reigns, but don’t forget to watch Rollins. Something has to give with Rollins, and we may start to see where his allegiances are.
Considering the talent of all six men involved, this match should definitely live up to the hype. With The Shield’s time seemingly coming to an end, The Wyatt Family should get the victory.
Not sure if it qualifies, considering the hype, but if it does, this match is your show-stealer.
Here is what the rest of the card looks like for this Sunday:
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match
Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus vs. Cesaro vs. Christian. Preview here.
- Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio. Preview here.
- WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Big E vs. Jack Swagger. Preview here.
- Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil. Preview here.
- WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The New Age Outlaws vs. The Usos. Preview here.
- Elimination Chamber Kickoff Show Match
Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. Rybaxel. Preview here.