WWE Elimination Chamber 2014: Ranking Every Event Card from Best to Worst
The final pay-per-view before WrestleMania XXX is just around the corner, and it is the fifth hosting of the Elimination Chamber.
Since becoming a pay-per-view in its own right back in 2010, there have been just four editions of the show, which has now become the final stop before WrestleMania.
Amongst those four shows, there have been some solid enough cards, but there have been some that have seriously failed to grab the imagination of fans.
With the latest hosting just weeks away, let's take a look at all the previous Elimination Chamber cards, ranking them from best to worst.
Arguably the best ever Elimination Chamber show came in 2013.
There were seven matches on the card, which meant it was stacked full of talent and an array of stars. And the one Chamber match produced a shock winner, as Jack Swagger defied the odds to be the last man standing, much to the surprise of everyone.
CM Punk's mission to retain his WWE Championship ended in failure, but it was a pretty good match. And the emergence of The Shield continued as it put Ryback, John Cena and Sheamus to bed to record another pay-per-view win.
Plenty of talent, plenty of excitement. As Elimination Chamber shows go, this was surely the best.
2012 was a night where there were no title changes, but there was plenty of excitement, without a doubt. CM Punk retained his WWE Championship in a Chamber match that featured legitimate injuries, crazy spots and a worthy winner.
Daniel Bryan was also a defending champion that night, which was certainly something the crowd enjoyed. If that happened in this day and age, the reaction would be crazy.
Even John Cena and Kane managed to pull a decent enough ambulance match out of the bag. One criticism, though, would be how the match managed to main event the show.
Still, a solid enough show in 2012.
A pay-per-view with The Miz vs. Jerry Lawler for the WWE Championship should really be on the top of any list with the word "worst" in.
However, that match wasn't the worst to ever grace the Elimination Chamber. Sure, it was bad. In fact it was pretty poor, to be fair. But Edge's victory inside the Elimination Chamber was a bright spot and managed to pull the show out of the mire a touch.
A predictable victory for John Cena inside the Elimination Chamber wasn't the most exciting thing in the world, but it was somewhat expected given the plans for WrestleMania that year.
Not the best show ever, but it wasn't the worst Elimination Chamber.
The first ever Elimination Chamber pay-per-view has to be considered the worst. It seemed to be a show that was filled with pure filler around the actual Chamber match and almost like it was thrown together at the last minute.
The Divas tag match among Team Lay-Cool, Maryse and Gail Kim was a complete waste of time and seemed to be a shocking attempt to just throw a women's match into the mix.
Batista's unannounced championship match just after John Cena had won the WWE Championship may have seemed exciting, but it was just another thing that dragged the show down, to be honest.
Add Drew McIntyre retaining the WWE Intercontinental Championship into the mix, and you have the worst Chamber show in history.