Predictions from the Faculty
WWE Elimination Chamber PPV
February 19, 2012
Predictions by: Wrestleview Columnists and Staff
Written by: Anthony J. Valvo of Wrestleview.com

Introduction

Welcome to the Round #2 of “Predictions from the Faculty” (Season #4). This weekend, we gathered our thoughts for the upcoming WWE Pay-Per-View, as we will provide our selections for Elimination Chamber. The show will be held at The Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI.

The card is currently booked to have four matches.

In case you are new to reading these predictions, here is the format. Each Pay-Per-View a few of the columnists, recappers, and radio hosts at Wrestleview provide predictions on who they think will win the matches. We accumulate the records throughout the end of the Faculty’s year (in this case, the 2013 Royal Rumble).

What makes this entirely different to others is that you, the reader, can provide your picks for a spot to have yours posted in an upcoming PPV. You can participate by contacting by any means under the “Dismissal” portion of this piece. The winner among the “Wrestleview Students” will win an opportunity to post their picks as a “Student of the Week” (if they outright defeat the reigning Students of the Week). We all thank you for your participation.

Tie-Breakers will determine standings!

I have decided to prevent some tiebreakers, I will issue points to Title Matches that are predicted correctly. There will be three championship matches on the card, so the maximum amount of points to go along with the win/loss standing will be THREE points. Also, if I throw out a pick for a championship, then obviously no bonus will be counted for that particular match.

But wait, to the Wrestleview “students”, there is more!

I got approval for this decision, and for the SECOND time in our three seasons the students will compete for PRIZES!!! That is right; we felt that your loyalty to the article shall be rewarded. However, the prizes* will not be handed out until the FINAL PPV Prediction of the season (which will be WWE’s Royal Rumble 2013). So not only will one get a chance to earn a Gold Star and be a part of this game, but it will be for a competition.

*Prizes go out to the top three (the most picked correctly and if needed tiebreaker points) positions and the worst (most matches picked incorrectly with the fewest tiebreaker points).

The 2012-2013 Wrestleview Staff Standings (As of Against All Odds)

1) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V/Teacher’s Lounge)…………..6-1 (6-1)
2) Josh Boutwell (Impact Recaps/LL USA Recaps/Viva La Raza)……….5-2 (5-2)
3) Nick Gray (Independent Roundtable Host)………………………………………5-2 (5-2)
4) Jason Namako (ROH/Superstars/FCW Recaps/Ind. Round. Host)…5-2 (5-2)
5) Darragh O’Connor (WV International Desk)…………………………………….5-2 (5-2)
6) Evan O’Brien (WV International Desk)………………………………………………5-2 (5-2)
7) Matt O’Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds/WV Polls)…………………………4-3 (4-3)
8) David Stephens (WWE Raw Recaps/Teacher’s Lounge/2010 Winner).4-3 (4-3)
9) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings/Eye Gouge/2011 Winner)……………4-3 (4-3)
10) Wrestleview Readers……………………………………………………………………………4-3 (4-3)
11) Mike Tedesco (WWE Smackdown Recapper/WV Telemundo)……………3-4 (3-4)
12) Greg McNeish (WV International Desk/WV Telemundo)……………………3-4 (3-4)
13) Gregory “Grash” Walek (WWE NXT Recapper)……………………………………2-5 (2-5)

Tie-Breaker Points – Which are based on Championship matches correct

4: Anthony Valvo; Josh Boutwell; Nick Gray; Jason Namako; Matt O’Brien
3: Darragh O’Connor; Evan O’Brien; David Stephens; Mike Tedesco; Greg McNeish
2: Jose Marrero; Gregory Walek.

The Students of the Week for WWE’s Elimination Chamber will be James Lacerenza, Damon Clark, and Wade Bradford. All three went 6-1 for TNA’s Against All Odds to win a spot in this article.

The Best of the Class (Top 3 earn a prize. Tie-Breaker Points in parentheses)

**To the Top Three and the person with the most incorrect picks please contact me and we will talk about what prize you will receive.**

Prizes:

1st Place – A DVD Set of our choosing (max 3 disc set).
2nd Place – A T-Shirt
3rd Place – A Coffee Mug
Worst – TNA Victory Road 2009 (or 2011) DVD.

Current Season (as of TNA’s Against All Odds)

1) James Lacerenza…………………………………..6-1 (4)
2) Damon Clark………………………………………..6-1 (4)
3) Wade Bradford………………………………………6-1 (4)
4) Frank Cortono…………………………………………5-2 (4)
5) Antonio DeGaetano……………………………….5-2 (4)
6) Lucas Thomas……………………………………….5-2 (4)

The Worst Record currently is 2-5 with 0 tiebreaker points.

From Last Season

The Wrestleview Reader Leaderboard (FINAL for Season #1, as of WWE Royal Rumble)

1) Jordan Benterman…………………………………………..116-59 (3-0) (60) – #1 (Won DVD Set)
2) Brian Czygan……………………………………………………111-63 (2-1) (61) – #2 (Won T-Shirt)
3) Wade Bradford………………………………………………..109-65 (2-1) (55) – #3 (Won Coffee Mug)
4) Michael Fox……………………………………………………108-66 (2-1) (53)
5) Sam Newstone……………………………………………….105-69 (2-1) (61)
6) Paul Meade……………………………………………………..104-70 (2-1) (53)

The Worst score has been notified. The TNA Victory Road DVD is heading his way.

As of Press Time, EVERYONE presented their predictions. Thanks to the Wrestleview Staff for getting this done!

And now, the moment you all have been waiting for…

Predictions for WWE’s Elimination Chamber

*** NON-TITLE MATCHES ***

Ambulance Match
Kane vs. John Cena

Anthony V. – CENA. This is a no-brainer. You just flat-out can’t let Cena lose on the final PPV before Wrestlemania.

Josh B. – CENA.

Nick G. – CENAR.

Jason N. – JOHN CENA.

Darragh O. – JOHN CENA.

Evan O. – JOHN CENA.

Matt O. – JOHN CENA.

David S. – JOHN CENA.

Jose M. – JOHN CENA. I suppose Kane could win this match and Cena could win a rematch either the next night or in the weeks that follow but I would give Cena a win here on PPV to give him some steam for the Rock.

Mike T. – JOHN CENA.

Greg M. – JOHN CENA. Simply can’t see him taking this loss, heading into Wrestlemania.

Gregory W. – CENA.

James L. – CENA.

Damon C. – CENA wins.

Wade B. – This is an easy call. JOHN CENA wins.

CONSENSUS: CENA 15-0. Pretty much a no-brainer when it comes to this much. Everyone who picked Cena probably believes that this feud is close (or at) an end. With Cena battling The Rock in mere weeks, it is time to get him a win.

*** CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES ***

Singles Match for the WWE Divas’ Championship
Beth Phoenix (c) vs. Tamina Snuka

Anthony V. – PHEONIX. Tamina has improved tons and is a rare diva with a story. Phoenix has a better one at the moment, as we know who will make a return soon. Can we see Beth vs. Kharma in Miami?

Josh B. – BETH.

Nick G. – FREENIX so her ovaries can be nom nom’d by Kharma.

Jason N. – BETH PHEONIX.

Darragh O. – BETH PHEONIX.

Evan O. – BETH PHOENIX.

Matt O. – BETH PHOENIX.

David S. – BETH PHOENIX.

Jose M. – BETH PHOENIX to get her ready for what looks to be a no brainer program against Kharma for Wrestlemania.

Mike T. – BETH PHOENIX.

Greg M. – BETH PHOENIX. If they treat this like a spectacle, it could be good. If they try to be REEL WRASSLERS~ it’s going to f’n blow. Regardless, Beth’s got a date with Kharma.

Gregory W. – BETH PHOENIX.

James L. – BETH PHOENIX.

Damon C. – BETH should retain.

Wade B. – This pick is such a layup. BETH PHOENIX retains the title.

CONSENSUS: PHEONIX 15-0. Another unanimous score, this time for “The Glamazon”. Though Tamina received a push in recent weeks, she will be no match for Phoenix.

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship

Champion: Daniel Bryan
Challengers: Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes, The Big Show, The Great Khali, and Santino Marella

Anthony V. – BRYAN (official). With the names “Khali” and “Santino” on this card I have a feeling we could see (albeit a very small chance) of seeing a name be taken out in favor of Christian. The only challenger with a story to Bryan is Show, and Show won’t win. If I am right about Christian (he is my “unofficial” pick because of the Sheamus feud before the injury), pick “2-0-4” in the next Pennsylvania Lottery.

Josh B. – DANIEL.

Nick G. – DBRY~

Jason N. – DANIEL BRYAN.

Darragh O. – DANIEL BRYAN.

Evan O. – DANIEL BRYAN.

Matt O. – DANIEL BRYAN.

David S. – DANIEL BRYAN.

Jose M. – DANIEL BRYAN although I guess you could get rid of Santino and have a surprise entrant into the match like maybe Christian who could win the title.

Mike T. – WADE BARRETT.

Greg M. – WADE BARRETT. Wrestlemanai: England vs. Ireland. If Wade Barrett wins, Ireland returns to the British Crown. If Sheamus wins, the island unites as one republic. It’s like Star Wars, but Darth Vader has a rose on his jacket, and Luke is a ginger.

Gregory W. – DANIEL BRYAN.

James L. – DANIEL BRYAN.

Damon C. – THE VEGAN (BRYAN) retains.

Wade B. – If they’re building all this heat with Bryan, you might as well bring it into the title match at WM. DANIEL BRYAN retains the WHC.

CONSENSUS: DANIEL BRYAN is the projected winner with 13 votes (with Barrett as the predicted winner by 2 of the staff). With the Smackdown roster suffereing from the injury bug, this match may lack punch. However, in the end it appears that the champion will retain the title. Also, Mr. Marrero and Mr. V and maybe some are wondering “is Christian returning”?

Elimination Chamber for the WWE World Championship

Champion: CM Punk
Challengers: Dolph Ziggler, Chris Jericho, The Miz, R-Truth, and Kofi Kingston

Anthony V. – PUNK. Kingston is there to do a “Morrison spot”. Ziggler will steal the show, but will suffer the “Buffalo Bills from the 90s” curse. Truth and Miz, I feel, will be a mid-card ‘Mania match. It’s down to Jericho and Punk as the only realistic winners. Jericho is a rare top-talent that helps wrestlers get over. I’ll go Punk.

Josh B. – PUNK.

Nick G. – PUNK.

Jason N. – CHRIS JERICHO.

Darragh O. – CM PUNK.

Evan O. – CM PUNK.

Matt O. – CHRIS JERICHO

David S. – CM PUNK.

Jose M. – CHRIS JERICHO who needs a win if he is going to look like a credible main eventer at Wrestlemania.

Mike T. – CM PUNK.

Greg M. – CM PUNK. Not loving this match-up, that’s for sure. This has a pretty high possibility of sucktitude. We’re pretty clearly getting Punk/Jericho, so the question is who gets the belt. Both have their pros & cons, but to me, there’s more benefit to having Punk carry the title into Mania. Jericho’s return isn’t lighting the world on fire enough, at this point, to justify the move. Wouldn’t be surprised, though.

Gregory W. – JERICHO.

James L. – JERICHO.

Damon C. – JERICHO pulls the upset in the Chamber.

Wade B. – It makes much more sense to have Punk chasing the title all the way to WM than just having Punk dangle the title in front of Jericho for six weeks. CHRIS JERICHO wins the WWE title.

CONSENSUS: PUNK is the projected winner with 8 votes (but Chris Jericho has 7). This Chamber match will be a battle of who is “The Best in the World”. Jericho and Punk claim they are, while the others have no factor to this match. Look for either Punk or Jericho to win this match and possibly carry the story to Wrestlemania.

Dismissal

Well, that does it for THE FIRST ROUND of “Predictions from the Faculty” for the 2012-2013 season.

And remember students, this is YOUR column too! Please present to me your choices and the winner of each PPV will be granted approval to join us to provide picks for the next PPV.

Well, that does it for us, class. On behalf of my peers on Wrestleview I bid you farewell. We will be taking a well-deserved 28-day recess and will be back with our predictions for the next PPV of Season #4, The 2012 Edition of TNA’s Victory Road (let’s just hope 2012 is much better than 2011). As always, thank you for reading our predictions. Now go and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Be sure to check out all the VIP material before Against All Odds. Also, for $4.99 a month you get so much for your money, including this weekend’s Pay-Per-View Post-Show hosted by Adam Martin, Hunter Golden, and Doug Lackey.

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