Elimination Chamber – Worth the buy?

And by 'buy' I certainly don't mean stream!  We've got a slobberknocker x 1000 in Wyatts/Shield and a potentially awesome Elimination Chamber with Bryan/Cena/Orton/Cesaro/Sheamus/Christian. Nothing too exciting other than that (ADR/Batista, Big E/Swagger, Outlaws/Usos, Young/Titus) but still there could be some interesting developments going into Mania and 2 intensely watchable matches. 

What do yourself and the BODers think?

I'm not particularly amped to watch Orton win yet another match with the odds stacked against him, but I guess Wyatts/Shield should be fun.  I don't think it's particularly worth buying, though.  

Buy or No Buy?

Accepting that Boretista probably wins, I’m still intrigued by the off chance they listen to the crowds and go with Bryan.  However, if he’s not even going to be in the Rumble match, I don’t see a reason to spend $55 and find out.  Is this a buy or no buy?

I’ll probably get it. It’s just such a hard show to fuck up. You really need to be dedicated to doing so.  

MITB guaranteed buy?

Hey Scott,

Was curious for your take on something. Since 2010, I feel like MITB has been 4-for-4 on thumbs up shows. You've rated highly both the 2011 and 2013 versions, and while the 2010 and 2012 editions don't quite make it to those levels, they are both very good and satisfying events.

For me personally, MITB has reached that rare level of becoming a guaranteed PPV buy every year, along with the Rumble, WrestleMania and Extreme Rules (ever since it got moved to after Mania).

So I guess my question is a 3-parter:

What shows, if any, do you consider must-buy PPVs every year?
Do you think MITB has surpassed Summerslam as the show of the summer (although this year's is looking pretty good)?
Do you think you'll ever rant on MITB '10 and '12?

Thanks for your time and very valued opinion!

I of course buy Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania habitually every year, and usually Extreme Rules as well.  And yes, I definitely think MITB has surpassed Summerslam as the most important show of the summer, especially considering that the briefcase has more importance than most of the titles even do.  Plus it's usually an easy thumbs up show with two matches that make for good drama and fantasy booking potential.  

Payback – worth the buy?

> Hey Scott, seeing as the BODers would never do anything as shocking as stream a WWE PPV online, what is your opinion on the Payback card, is it worth the buy? 
> Here is the card –
> Cena/Ryback (3 stages)
> Jericho/CM Punk
> Barrett/Miz/Axel
> Shield/Bryan & Orton
> Ambrose/Kane
> Kaitlyn/AJ Lee
> Ziggler/Del Rio
>
> 7 matches, and we know it will be a shit hot crowd. I think this could be a great show if we count on Jericho/Punk, Shield/Orton & Bryan and Ziggler/Del Rio all delivering. Cena/Ryback could be some fun carnage, and I'm a sucker for triple threat matches regardless of how crap the participants are. Ambrose/Kane wasn't very good on Raw but who knows… and the ladies match at least has that funny bastard Big E Langston involved.
>
> What say you?  Probably worth a chance for the reasons mentioned.  I might get it depending on my mood.

Wrestlemania 29 – Worth the buy?

So Scott, would you recommend paying to watch Wrestlemania this year? Surely you wouldn't advocate watching it by any other means, but what do you think – worth the buy?

Here is the full card as it stands and well, it's a STACKED card.
Rock/Cena
Taker/Punk
Brock/HHH
Del Rio/Swagger
The Shield/Sheamus, Show, Orton
Ryback/Henry
Team Hell No/Ziggler & Langston
Jericho/Fandango
Wade Barrett/Miz
Brodus,Tensai & the girls/Rhodes Scholars & the girls

So that's 10 matches, only 3 of which I don't want to see (Rio/Swagger, Barrett/Miz, mixed tag). Every other match imo has the potential to be good – great or at least interesting. Rock/Cena, Taker/Punk, Brock/HHH and the Shield 6 man I am hyped for, Ryback/Henry I am curious to see, and I have a feeling Jericho/Fandango might be a nice surprise. 

Your thoughts? Buy or no buys?

Time management isn't really their strong suit lately so a bunch of those are getting shafted, but my non-purchase this year is due to work and not lack of interest in actually watching the show.  I think that as long as the top 3 or 4 matches deliver and Jericho/Fandango or Henry/Ryback is good, then it's worth the purchase.  Although at $70 for HD, those three matches better be AMAZING for my money.