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WWE bring back Elimination Chamber pay-per-view

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It was announced last night on Monday Night Raw that after just 15 months of absence, WWE are set to bring back the Elimination Chamber event, exclusively on the WWE Network. 

The event will take place on May 31st which is just two weeks after Payback and two weeks prior to Money in the Bank. 

The Chamber event was removed this year and replaced with the Fastlane pay-per-view instead after it was stated that some stadiums that WWE were booked into were not big enough for the structure. 

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Stacked Schedule

But now WWE have decided to bring back the event and place it just two weeks before one of the most dangerous pay-per-views of the year, in Money in the Bank. The scary thing for many superstars is that they will go from being inside "The Devils Playground" to a high octane ladder match in the space of two weeks which will no doubt rack up injuries and see many wrestlers perform when they are well below par. 

It has already been announced that on that night in Corpus Christi, Texas the newly vacated Intercontinental Championship and the Tag Team Championships will be decided and defended inside the structure. 

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This means the likes of Dean Ambrose, Bad News Barrett, Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus will likely be involved in both events and could come off worst for wear. 

Potential Conflict

As well as this, WWE also have a live event the same night as Elimination Chamber in Greenville, South Carolina and the likes of John Cena, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton and Kane are advertised for this event. The close proximity and 1pm start means that the top superstars could make both events, but that also adds to the exhaustion of the superstars argument. 

Many fans have raised the question as to why WWE have put the event on the final day of the free month on the Network, instead of the first day of June so that people have to subscribe to watch, but at the same time it makes sense because it falls on a Sunday and WWE pay-per-views traditionally take place on a Sunday. 

There is also the fact that WWE could just wait and have Elimination Chamber replace Battleground so that it is given the appropriate build up. But it seems WWE are happy to make their calendar extra busy and are maintaining the hope that this will see their subscriber list rise. 

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