inDEMAND, a pay-per-view provider in the USA, has now unveiled the official Elimination Chamber 2013 poster. It shows The Rock decked out in his wrestling gear.
The synopsis for the PPV reads:
“On the Road to WrestleMania, the path to greatness travels through many formidable roadblocks. Watch as The Rock, John Cena, CM Punk, Ryback, Sheamus, and all your favorite WWE Superstars lay it all on the line at WWE Elimination Chamber, Sunday, February 17, at 8PM ET/5PM PT, live on pay-per-view.”
This will be the first ever Elimination Chamber match for The Rock. The match type made its debut back at the 2002 Survivor Series PPV, but he never had a chance to wrestle back then as he was fully invested in his Hollywood career at that time.
It’s interesting to see that Sheamus, Ryback and Big Show are featured at the bottom of the poster. This might suggest that they will be competing in the Smackdown chamber match while Rock, Cena and Punk could be competing in the Raw chamber match for the WWE Title.
The Rock’s involvement in the PPV might provide us a spoiler for the Royal Rumble PPV. If he’s wrestling at this PPV, this could suggest that he will be winning the WWE Title off Punk. It’s highly unlikely he would wrestle at the PPV if he wasn’t the WWE Champion.
It will be interesting to see how The Rock finds enough time to wrestle and promote his movies in 2013. He has five new films out this year and all of them are out before June 10. Two of them are out prior to WrestleMania 29 on April 7, so it’s possible he can juggle his time properly.