Brief history of the Chamber itself. It wasn’t seen on a WWE screen until 2002 Survivor Series when then General Manager Eric Bischoff (who is credited with its invention) announced that the main event was an Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship between Rob Van Dam, Kane, Triple H, Chris Jericho, Booker T and Shawn Michaels. The premise is that 2 men start the match while the other four are in chambers or ‘pods’ at each corner of the enclosure and they enter randomly at 5 minute intervals. The structure itself is 16ft in height, 11m in diameter and weighs approx. 10 tons. Only a pinfall or submission will eliminate an opponent and this is done until one remains. Since its inception, there have been 15 Elimination Chamber matches and the record holder for number of entries is Chris Jericho with 7.
In 1999 wrestling was a different kettle of fish to what we are watching now. This is often the cause of many arguments between fans all over the globe. It may also be an argument that will never go away “Was wrestling better in the Attitude Era then it is now?”, in my opinion maybe it is because I’m a lot older now but I prefer the Modern Era now. Yes a lot can be changed and maybe mimicked from the Attitude Era but one thing I am glad that is gone away is the sheer brutality of what wrestling was in the years ’97 – ’01.
Ok a wrestling post on a comic book website. You must think we have lost our minds. The world’s gone crazy, cats and dogs are in fact living together… Nope none of that has happened yet but this is all happening on, let’s say a trial basis for the time being and see where it goes. What I have found over the past year on my twitter feed is that the huge sports entertainment vehicle WWE and Comic Book fans seem to go hand in hand.