‘The Celtic Warrior’ Sheamus has revealed the sheer brutality of the Elimination Chamber structure ahead of his participation in the bout on February 21.
Over the years, the Elimination Chamber has seen several alterations to its daunting frame. Upon its original debut at the 2002 Survivor Series, the entire structure was made of chain and unforgiving metal with the ring surrounded by hard grate that if fallen on would be felt for days after.
In the present, the entire structure has been overhauled from the shape of the chamber, to the WWE logo which proudly sits atop, to the metal floor being covered with a platform which makes landing a more palatable experience.
Having competed in no less than four Elimination Chamber Matches across the event’s history, few know the impact and brutality of the hellish structure more than Sheamus. Ahead of his WWE Championship challenge at the 2021 edition of the event, the Irishman spoke to DC101 about the effect the match has on the body:
“To me it’s the most brutal match. People thought it’s Hell In A Cell, which is a pretty tough match as well, but when it comes to Chamber, you’re in there with five other guys, you know. It’s just a different level of viciousness, a different level of, just like, aggression and danger.”
Along with Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston, Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles, Sheamus will challenge his former best friend Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship on February 21.
Credit for the interview: DC1010
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.