The biggest winners and losers from last night's Raw (February 11)
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are that of the author himself and not necessarily of Sportskeeda.
Last night's Raw was a full return to the underwhelming, insipid norm that reigned throughout 2018. In everything from officially halting the hottest angle in the company to unnecessary fillers that got blasted over most of the three hours, this Raw felt like a post-WrestleMania slump episode rather than a Road to WrestleMania show.
Who got the most and least out of last night's show? Let's find out.
#1 Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley
Yes, Banks couldn't compete in the match. Yes, "reverse momentum" doesn't mean as much as it used to. There's a real chance Nia and Tamina win on Sunday because of WWE's obsession with getting heat on heels. However, selling Banks and Bayley as the big time underdogs is the perfect setup for a surprise of sorts on Sunday, with The Boss being fine, getting into the Chamber, and cleaning house.
I think that will be the case on Sunday, and for the sake of the match, it better be. With an underwhelming lineup, at best, it needs Sasha Banks in there to help carry it. Banks and Bayley winning would tell the best story, given how things were set up this week.
#1 Loser: Elias
A month ago, Elias looked like he would be a sure bet to win his first title at some point later this year. Now he looks anything but. After a random heel turn for the sake of a 50-year-old returning hall of famer, and now what looks like a feud with the Lucha House Party, all of his momentum is gone. Don't look for him to be booked well any time soon.
He's still got the ability to command a crowd better than almost anybody else on the roster, but that apparently isn't enough for him. It's clear that he's just going to be wandering around the mid-card for the foreseeable future.