5 Reasons why Sheamus should win the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber
During this week’s WWE RAW, Shane McMahon made his surprise return to announce the competitors for the Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship. Drew McIntyre will defend his title against AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Jeff Hardy, Sheamus, and The Miz.
While many had expected The Scottish Psychopath to collide with Sheamus in a singles bout after The Celtic Warrior had betrayed him on the previous week’s episode, things took a slightly different turn.
Though the match is bound to be tremendous, considering the level of talent involved, McIntyre could possibly lose his title in a multi-man situation at Elimination Chamber. It could be the most competitive challenge of his career, and the probability of him walking out as the Champion has reduced drastically.
With that in mind, Sheamus walking out as the WWE Champion is also a possibility. The Celtic Warrior has been away from the main event scene for quite a long time now, and a win here will catapult him to the top of the card.
Here in this slideshow, we will look at five reasons why Sheamus should walk out of the Elimination Chamber as a five-time World Champion. Do share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
#5 Sheamus should win the WWE Championship as a reward for his string of memorable performances in 2020
While the pandemic forced WWE to change a lot of their plans, the same turned out to be a blessing in disguise for Sheamus as he found himself climbing up the pecking order in WWE after a very long time. Firstly, his rivalries with Jeff Hardy and Big E on SmackDown produced a few highly-entertaining matches, and then his move to RAW led to his association with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre. In the midst, he also had a couple of bangers against Riddle and Keith Lee.
For someone who had been languishing in the tag team division for so long, The Celtic Warrior has finally found himself in the main event program thanks to his eventual heel turn against McIntyre last week. WWE must capitalize on the momentum and crown him as the new WWE Champion at Elimination Chamber 2020. It will not only be a deserving victory for Sheamus, but it would also indicate that hardworking talents are rewarded in the modern WWE landscape.
#4 Sheamus winning the WWE Championship can make his feud with Drew McIntyre more intriguing
A babyface winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania after a hard-fought chase is always more satisfying than him going into the pay-per-view as a Champion and walking out after retaining the gold. It creates more audience involvement, and the viewers have a reason to care about the outcome.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time, but it must be noted that he always had relatively shorter reigns with the WWE Championship. The fans cared about him because he was always chasing the title and fought the obstacles put in front of him by Vince McMahon.
Similarly, if Sheamus wins the WWE Championship at the Elimination Chamber, and Drew McIntyre chases the Championship all the way into WrestleMania, McIntyre’s victory at The Show of Shows will be much more emotionally satisfying than McIntyre retaining his title at the same event.
There is a considerable gap between Elimination Chamber and WrestleMania, and WWE can craft a compelling story around McIntyre finding his way into the Championship picture after defeating several Superstars and beating the odds stacked against him.