If you haven't heard, there's a pay-per-view (PPV) this Sunday. It's the PPV formerly known as No Way Out, Elimination Chamber. It will be the last PPV proper for at least the forseeable future with the WWE Network coming. Also, it begins the final countdown to Wrestlemania.
You know about the size and structure (36 feet in diameter, 10 tons, 2 miles of chain), you know the rules (two men start, new man in at five-minute intervals, only pins or submissions count), you know what's at stake (the WWE Championship and likely the right to lose to Batista at Wrestlemania XXX). But do you know these ten things about the Elimination Chamber?
1. The Elimination Chamber match has served as a de facto Road to WrestleMania semifinal since 2008, always held between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania PPVs.
2. Only three men have more than one victory in the Elimination Chamber. Triple H leads the pack with four, followed by John Cena with three and Edge with two.
3. Four Elimination Chamber winners are not on the active roster: Bobby Lashley (MMA), Chris Jericho (semi-retired), Shawn Michaels (retired), and Undertaker (not WrestleMania yet).
4. Speaking of Jericho, at eight appearances, he has been in the chamber more than anyone, including Triple H (six appearances).
5. But the appearances most without a victory award go to Kane and current WWE Champion Randy Orton, who both sit at a less than perfect 0-5.
6. One would assume entering last would be the most advantageous in the Chamber. But in terms of winning, not so much. The most wins have come from entering fifth with 5.
7. The number 2 entrant has never won.
8. The only two men to enter the chamber from first position and win: Undertaker and CM Punk.
9. There's a reason why the Elimination Chamber comes out just one day a year: it costs a lot of money. Including construction costs and travel, it costs the WWE more than $260,000 a year, or about the yearly salary of Kofi Kingston. In fact, the Chamber requires a special 500-foot flatbed truck to transport it.
10. So what happens with it the rest of the year? It sits in storage in Newark, and the plexiglass in each pod has to be replaced yearly.
Got anything obscure about the event to add? Post down there in the comments below. And as always, don't get eliminated.