I just finished watching the Smackdown chamber match, and I am astonished. First off, allow me to say that it was a phenomenal match with excellent performances all-around, especially by the beastly Mark Henry - what a brutal performance he delivered!
With that out of the way, let me to get to the problem at hand. It is absolutely unbelievably shortsighted to hotshot Swagger/Coulter into the World Heavyweight Championship match at Mania while they are still in the infancy of generating heat and climbing to the main event picture. Do not misunderstand me: The Swagger/Coulter duo are going places, but they are not there yet. Their pairing is little more than two weeks old, and while they have generated some heat, they have not generated near enough yet to warrant them being thrust into a WHC match at Mania. This is completely premature.
The other astonishingly nonsensical matter is the failure to put Mark Henry in the WHC match at Mania. The man is an absolute monster who has been on a savage tear since his return. He has been awe-inspiring in his domination. It would have been smart to have Henry conquer the Chamber, go onto Mania, and give Del Rio his greatest test yet. Del Rio overcame the Big Show, but a greater challenge would surely have come in the beastly form of Mark Henry. A grueling match against Henry would have cemented Del Rio as fighting champion, a people's champion who overcomes the odds through sheer determination.
I understand the purpose of a match between Del Rio and Swagger - it is a match of conflicting ideologies, and I championed the idea of such a match in other threads. But it is too early for Del Rio versus Swagger. Swagger and Coulter have yet to generate enough heat to get maximum payoff for such a match. Swagger should have been Del Rio's post-Mania program.
Maybe all will work out, but with the current WHC booking, I can't help but see two opportunities wasted.