WWE scrap the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event

WWE have made changes to their iconic pay-per-view events  (©GettyImages)

It has often been the case within WWE lately that changes have had to be made, and for one pay-per-view-event, this is most definitely the case.

In 2014, there was speculation that the industry had made the decision to hold the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view event for the last time.

The event, which can usually be see on WWE television in February, has now apparently been removed altogether, with the company instead opting to air a standard show named 'WWE Fast Lane' instead.

Though Elimination Chamber has not always necessarily been the most popular of the WWE pay-per-view events, the choice to remove one of the regular recordings at all is one which understandably needed to be explained to the WWE Universe.

Decision explained

As reported by Wrestling Inc, at the recent Wrestling Compadres Slamcast, Authority member Stephanie McMahon explained the reason behind the big change. 

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"Stephanie McMahon and Booker T recently appeared on The Wrestling Compadres Slamcast and Stephanie talked about why WWE decided to do away with the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view and replace it with Fast Lane."

"Stephanie said Elimination Chamber was dropped mostly due to the logistics of hanging the Chamber, which weighs more than 10 tons. Many arenas now feature large scoreboards above where the ring would be and they were facing issues with being able to hang the Chamber in some buildings."

Though McMahon insisted that the industry will still succeed in pleasing its fan with 'WWE Fast Lane' instead, it's hard to deny that any pay-per-view event would be easy to replace, and Elimination Chamber has certainly provided some memorable moments.

SummerSlam problem

In other news regarding WWE pay-per-view events, it has been reported that the August episode, SummerSlam, is likely to be moved from its regular location.

The popular summer event was rumored to be moving out of Los Angeles and instead relocated to the New York area, but that may be now be an issue, as reported by Wrestling Rumors.

"WWE “SummerSlam” 2015 will no longer be held at the IZOD Center. According to John Brennan of NorthJersey.com, the 34-year old IZOD Center is being shut down, and none of the events scheduled to take place past January will occur within the arena’s walls."

Do you feel WWE's decision to scrap Elimination Chamber is the right one? Leave your thoughts in the comments box below. 

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