Title This: WWE Elimination Chamber Reaction

Josh Isenberg

Elimination ChamberThe Undercard

Antonio Cesaro defeated The Miz via disqualification in a strange ending to the match. First off, everyone gives credit to Cesaro based on how great he is in the ring. I will agree 100 percent with that, especially when he is able to make simplistic moves look much more complicated and forceful. I will give praise to The Miz here as well, with his agility and quick nature in the ring to make sure the pace was never slowed down. As Miz had control, Cesaro kicked his knee which forced Miz to low blow him. The referee called for the bell. This tells me that they do not have long term plans for The Miz other than this feud, and they do not know who else Cesaro can feud with and have some success. I felt like this match fell flat towards the end, confused people, and really did not make either guy shine like it should have. Grade: C

Kaitlyn defeated Tamina Snuka in a Divas Championship match. There really is not much to say about this match besides yuck. The pacing of the match was not good, it was choppy from the beginning, and the crowd simply could care less about either of these Divas. Kaitlyn and Tamina, when booked appropriately, can be successful in the WWE, but they are not there yet. Tamina can get the crowd reaction easier because of her father and her connection with that, but she has not utilized that wild card. Kaitlyn would win with the spear, and that really was the only impressive offensive move in the match. Grade: D

Alberto Del Rio defeated The Big Show in a World Heavyweight Championship match. I was impressed with the overall intensity and abilities of Del Rio in the match. There are too many times in the WWE where the faces always get beaten down to ressurect and win after a few moves. Big Show is a rare breed of wrestler because he can NEVER carry a match. It has to be his counterpoints' ability. Del Rio and Show have had some great chemistry over the past few months, but the match overall was not impressive to me. Del Rio was able to be intelligent in his attacks, working on the limbs of Show. It makes complete sense for Alberto to try and chop down the giant, while working on his arms to set up a submission finisher. The ending came when Del Rio missed a spot where he was supposed to hit Show in the head with the bucket. He missed and had to do it over again, and it was not pretty. Lastly, he made Show tap out and hold onto his coveted championship. I said this would have been a great time for Ziggler to cash in, but he did not. Instead, Dolph would win a random 4 minute match. This gives more credibility for Alberto Del Rio heading into Wrestlemania, but I wonder if he actually will hold onto it for that long. We have been surprised before. Grade: C+

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