Monday, February 6, 2012

Taking The Special out of a Speciality Match

The WWF is gearing up for their annual Elimination Chamber PPV in 2 weeks. There the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships will be defended in 2 chamber matches in the same night.

There was a time in the history of wrestling where there had only been a handful of TLC matches, Elimination Chambers or Hell In A Cell matches. Now there have been too many to count over the last few years. This to me takes the Special out of the Specialty matches. Part of the excitement for the fans was the unpredictability of when these matches would occur.

Of course a big part of the issue is that there are way too many PPV's on the schedule and they have to fill the time. For the fans it takes away that element of surprise that you might get to see something that does not happen on a regular basis.

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There was a time when you could threaten a heel champion with the prospect of entering one of these dangerous matches. How worried can the bad guy champion feel if he knows that the match is on the schedule. It also does not present the prospect of him some how finding a way to sneak out of such match. Maybe the wrestling world will create a new match that doesn't have a PPV that will get us excited one day soon.

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