The biggest winners and losers of last night's Raw (May 6)
Last night's Raw was a total train wreck that is already being compared to the infamous November 26th, 2018 episode as the worst edition in the red brand's 26 year history. In everything from the announcement of a "wild card" rule that only adds confusion by throwing continuity out the window, to Raw's usual trying segments and formula, to another of the year's worst segments, the show was a complete mess.
Did anyone manage to get anything out of this?
Winner: Daniel Bryan
Forget the thumbnail on the video. The only thing that was notable or good about this segment was that Daniel Bryan is back. His injury scare is thankfully over with and he's OK. That's great for SmackDown and for WWE, but this "wild card" thing is already a train wreck, so I hope he can avoid it.
He lost to Kofi Kingston in the night's main event, but that won't damage him in the long run.
Welcome back, Daniel Bryan.
Losers: Seth Rollins and AJ Styles
Oh look, another match where two competitors on an upcoming pay per view would need to team up. How many times have we seen this before, exactly? After AJ Styles abandoned his partner, Bobby Lashley and Baron Corbin won the match and pinned the Universal Champion.
This did nothing to make the match on May 19th more exciting. In fact, it just cheapened it and the Universal title. It was worse than useless.
If Vince McMahon wants to really know why his ratings are declining so quickly, he need only look at trite, formulaic matches like this. AJ Styles and Seth Rollins should have ordinarily been an exciting matchup, but the combination of a cold product and booking like this has already lessened its impact.