The concept of a WWE Pay Per View in February has always seemed extraneous and unnecessary. Sandwiched in between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania, WWE’s February show just seems irrelevant to the grander plan, a transitional PPV where nothing important will happen, because the big things happen on the PPVs immediately before and afterwards. It’s so unimportant that it’s undergone half a dozen name changes in a search for one that will make people care about its existence. But if you look back at all the February Pay Per Views that have occurred since WWE began running them all the way back in 1996, you will find that a lot of huge events took place on those shows, and many of them had a massive effect on WWE going forward. While they haven’t always succeeded, it’s hard to say that WWE hasn’t at least tried to make their annual February show just as important as the more memorable PPVs that surround it. So, the next time someone tried to tell you that nothing happens on WWE’s annual February Pay Per View, you can point them to this list and show them just how wrong they are.
10. The Shield vs The Wyatt Family – Elimination Chamber 2014
In the grand scheme of things, it was just a match, but what a match. Both factions were basically at the height of their powers, with The Shield being almost impossible to defeat as a unit and The Wyatt Family not yet having been fed to every single person above them on the roster, and the crowd was hot to see them tear down the house. The intensity in this match was so fierce that there was a “This Is Awesome!” chant for the pre-match staredown, and for once, it was totally valid. This was also the point at which The Shield basically turned face, although they’d hold onto a bit of their heel act through WrestleMania before officially turning to face Evolution, and ended up as huge stars as a result. The match itself was fantastic, a chaotic brawl from start to finish that would create the blueprint for The Shield vs Evolution matches to follow. In the end, it was in contention for Match of the Year, and left fans wanting more confrontations between the two factions, which sadly, we never got.