10 Winners And Losers From WWE Elimination Chamber 2018

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The Elimination Chamber pay-per-view has come and gone, and in its wake, there are a number of winners and losers.

For every champion that successfully retained his or her title, there is a Superstar who once dreamed of headlining The Showcase of the Immortals now left wondering what creative direction awaits them in the fallout of the extravaganza.

There were dominant forces Sunday night that left carnage in their wake, regardless of whether or not they won or lost. There were Superstars who struggled to get their stories over with the audience thanks to a bevy of factors.

There was also a badass newcomer whose journey to New Orleans became clearer, thanks to an Olympian with a big mouth.

As the Road to WrestleMania ramps up, relive the night that was at Elimination Chamber through the stories of these winners and losers.

10. Losers: Bray Wyatt And Matt Hardy

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Is it possible two characters as unique as Bray Wyatt and Woken Matt Hardy can be as boring and uninteresting as they became throughout their rivalry? If you said 'yes,' you would be correct. You would also have predicted that no one would care about their match at Sunday's Elimination Chamber, opting instead to focus their attention on the beach ball that was deflated and taken away by security.

Yes, the crowd popped for some of Hardy's antics but by and large, the future Hall of Famer and Wyatt were never able to get the audience to invest themselves in their match, the product of poor booking and characters that have not been completely fleshed out.

Hardy should be just fine, especially if management allows him the creative freedom to continue telling his story. Wyatt, on the other hand, will struggle to stay relevant and may find himself without a significant WrestleMania match or angle for the first time since his arrival in 2013.

Regardless of where they go from here, Sunday's match was a frightening display of just how little fans can care about a program when WWE Creative half-asses its storytelling to the extent it did with Hardy and Wyatt over the last two months.

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Erik Beaston is a freelance pro wrestling writer who likes long walks in the park, dandelions and has not quite figured out that this introduction is not for Match.com. He resides in Parts Unknown, where he hosts weekly cookouts with Kane, The Ultimate Warrior, Papa Shango and The Boogeyman. Be jealous.