When Vince McMahon announced Elias as being WWE SmackDown's biggest acquisition, many believed that Elias is in for a huge push and when he feuded with Roman Reigns, it clearly indicated that Elias could work as a great heel.
He gets some serious heat from the crowd when he comes to play his songs and every time he talks but after Roman got the better off Elias at Money in the Bank, for some reason Elias went down the pecking order. I don't think there was any reason to demote him.
This week, Elias was seriously buried as he took hits from everyone who was involved in the fatal five-way match and by Seth with a steel chair, and that I think is the clearest indication anyone can give to let you know that you are being demoted.
This is what Ricochet has clearly earned through his time at the main roster. His work with Aleister Black as a tag team was absolutely brilliant and then his series of matches with Cesaro was clearly the spark that made Vince give him a push.
Also, Ricochet is really loved by the WWE Universe and his match against Samoa Joe is proper heel vs face battle and that draws any crowd's attention. Both these superstars can seriously put on a show at Stomping Grounds and lets hope we see one.