7 Ups And 4 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Dec 4)
3. The Drifter Runs
Afoul Of A Monster
Last week, Elias opened some eyes with a solid performance
against Roman Reigns in an Intercontinental Championship match. Despite being
originally viewed as little more than a good hand on the roster, Elias had
steadily made progress, and that title bout was another step.
And then Monday, Elias was ragdolled by Braun Strowman as
all his offense – including a guitar shot – was no-sold. That’s not to say that
Strowman should have been hurt by Elias’ attacks, but it certainly was a step
backward to have the Drifter get beaten up like a nobody.
Sure, Elias will recover from this, mainly because everyone has been manhandled by Braun,
so this isn’t out of the ordinary. But hopefully he will stay on a solid
trajectory as a good midcard heel, because you need guys like him populating
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