WWE Elimination Chamber 2014 Results: Most Underrated Moments from Event
With the Elimination Chamber pay per-view now in the books and WrestleMania XXX looming on the horizon, the WWE Universe is abuzz with the potential for explosive storylines heading into the most anticipated wrestling event of the year.
As a historically significant event in the annals of professional wrestling history, every WrestleMania event has the potential to outshine all of the other events that WWE puts on for the year. However, Elimination Chamber boasted an incredibly strong lineup and cannot be overlooked as setting the stage for many notable storylines going forward.
Without question, the Elimination Chamber match itself was the most hyped contest on the card, but the ending was not exactly what fans were hoping for. But like every other event, there were moments that were beyond anything the WWE Universe could have ever hoped for.
And those moments are the ones that wrestling fans are still talking about days later.
In case you missed it, Goldust has been on an absolute tear of late.
As the older brother of fellow WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes and the son of WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, Goldust has been used in recent years mainly as a comedic performer.
Prior to that, his WWE career included several runs with the intercontinental title, as he was one of the main heels in an over-the-top time period of wrestling history.
Given his recent success, it's worth noting a very important fact: This man is 44 years old.
Underneath all of the makeup and the tight-fitting bodysuit, he is in what seems to be the most impressive shape of his career. He seems to have a new focus in the ring that he has lacked in recent years.
He might not be a world title contender any longer, but it's possible we have yet to see the best of what Goldust has to offer.
The Negative Reaction to Batista
Surely, the company has noticed the resounding chorus of boos that greet the Animal on a weekly basis.
His match with Alberto Del Rio resulted in cheers for the heavily disliked Mexican Aristocrat, as well as the now normal jeers for the recently returned behemoth.
If, after winning the Royal Rumble, the six-time world champion was supposed to become the No. 1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight title, wrestling fans clearly aren't on board, as there has been very little positive crowd response to this storyline.
A better bet would be turning him heel, embracing the boos and feuding with a top-level face, possibly Daniel Bryan.
And if that doesn't work, could it be time to halt the push of yet another heavily decorated but no longer relevant WWE Superstar? That could be the case, especially with one who has returned to relive his glory days, ones that are now far behind him.
The Usos Finally Lived Up to Their Potential
After what seems like forever, The Usos have finally made it.
With what can only be termed tenacity, the brothers have gone from forgotten enhancement talents to No. 1 threats to the New Age Outlaws' tag team titles.
After trying (and failing) to secure the titles over the past couple of years, The Usos now seem primed to stand at the top of the talent mountain with regard to the tag team division.
After a controversial loss the the champions at Elimination Chamber, the duo defeated them in a rematch on Raw, proving that they did indeed belong in the same breath as the champs when it came to who exactly ruled the tag team ranks in the company.
And while they did not secure the titles on Raw, as they were not on the line, The Usos have proved in recent weeks that it's only a matter of time before they will be able to call themselves WWE tag team champions.
Any of the 6 Men Involved in the Tag Team Match Could Be Stand-Alone Stars
It seems that it has long been obvious that every member of The Shield would eventually be destined for greatness in the singles ranks.
With the exciting and reckless nature of Seth Rollins and the "it" factor of Dean Ambrose, there has been little doubt that they would succeed.
However, it is the emergence of the group's powerhouse, Roman Reigns, that has been the real story when it comes to the Hounds of Justice.
And with the growing groundswell of support coming from the WWE Universe, the trio seem primed for bigger and better things in the near future.
Similarly, Bray Wyatt has seemed destined for big things ever since bizarre vignettes began airing for his impending arrival back in May 2013. His mix of brutality, speed and power are incredibly rare in the company, and he plays his mysterious part perfectly.
However, it was the emergence of both Luke Harper and Erick Rowan in the six-man tag match that caught the attention of many.
Once just thought of as Wyatt’s flunkies, Harper and Rowan proved themselves capable of carrying a lot of the load of a 20-plus-minute match and still looking completely dominant at the end of it.
Gone were the fleeting yet brutal sneak attacks that have become the calling card of the group. Instead, fans were treated to long stretches of the duo, looking crisp and experienced in the ring, proving that they belong right in the conversation with Wyatt and The Shield as viable candidates to take the company to the next level.