I recently re-watched the Elimination Chamber main event for New Year’s Revolution 2005 with a friend, and went back to see what you thought of it in 2005. In your rant, a line stuck out to me in a big way:
“Quick story about Edge: The original plan for the first Chamber match in 2002 was for Edge to get eliminated from the three-way tag title match early, jump to RAW mid-show, and replace Shawn Michaels (who would be injured by HHH) to win the title from HHH in his place.”
This was strange to me, for two reasons.
- I have a podcast about the era you’re referring to in 2002 (*cheap plug* The Smackdown Six Podcast *cheap plug*), and although Edge was clearly approaching main event status, heating him up like that in one night in November 2002 would have been a pretty wild move, and he didn’t get his first world title for another four years. I would think you were way off base, except…
- More or less exactly what you wrote about in 2005 happened at No Way Out 2009, with Edge specifically!