The Elimination Chamber represents the final big stage on the road to WrestleMania. Just three weeks after the Royal Rumble, we're in the middle of the biggest time of year in the world of WWE.
Though most of the storylines for the biggest pay-per-view of the year have been put in motion, the Elimination Chamber is a must-see pay-per-view. With an epic WWE Championship match, World Heavyweight Championship match and the classic Elimination Chamber match, there's a whole lot to love about this card.
Here's all the information you need to know heading into the Elimination Chamber.
When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013
Where: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans
Start Time: PPV Card at 8 p.m. ET, Free YouTube Pre-Show at 7:30 p.m. ET
Live Stream: WWE.com
Without a belt on the line, the match that serves as the pay-per-view's namesake doesn't have the same pizzazz that usually comes along with it, but it should be an entertaining match nonetheless.
All six of these superstars bring different styles to the table, and it should be entertaining regardless. It's been a while since any of these superstars have been a part of the World Heavyweight Championship picture, so the WWE Universe is guaranteed to see the beginning of at least a somewhat fresh rivalry.
The winner of this bout will be in line for a World Heavyweight Championship match at WrestleMania, so this is a crucial match that should set up a high-profile feud.
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Big Show
This should serve as the conclusion of the long-standing feud between Del Rio and Big Show in what has been a violent rivalry.
Del Rio has surprisingly come into his own as a face, and his feud with Big Show as a monster heel has been a big part of that. Their matches have been entertaining to this point, and there's no reason to think they won't close out the feud with a bang.
A cash-in from Mr. Money in the Bank isn't expected to happen, but the possibility that it could makes this match all the more exciting. Either way, this match will go a long way in defining the direction of SmackDown for a long time.
WWE Championship Match: The Rock (c) vs. CM Punk
Just three weeks after The Rock took the title from CM Punk at Royal Rumble, the two superstars are set to square off once again. There's no reason to think it won't live up to its billing as the main event.
Creative has spent a ton of TV time and resources in building this match up, and it will ultimately set up the main event for WrestleMania with John Cena.
Since it's likely that we'll be seeing The Rock and Cena square off at WrestleMania (twice in a lifetime!) fans should enjoy seeing Punk and The Rock go at it one more time. The first match was surrounded with controversy, so both superstars will be going all out to prove that they are the true WWE champion in this one.
Even if it seems that The Rock will pick up the win, Punk is one of the best workers in the organization, and these two are all but guaranteed to steal the show on Sunday night
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