5 Ups And 5 Downs From Last Night's WWE Raw (Feb 12)

It's all about building momentum for that big WrestleMania moment!

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Raw is continuing to roll toward WrestleMania, but it first has a pit stop in less than two weeks with the Elimination Chamber PPV, which is slowly shaping up. However, one match that was supposed to be finalized got a little more complicated Monday night.

The men’s chamber match has five slots filled, with the six supposed to be filled on Raw in a four-way second chance match. Then it became a five-way bout. And then that match ended inconclusively, leaving that slot unfilled for now.

Meanwhile, the women’s chamber match has been set, and WWE seems content to play around with the relationships of the women inside the match, with best friends squaring off, and rivals teaming up. And then there’s Nia Jax and Asuka, who are set to tangle in a match that could potentially end a two-plus year undefeated streak in an effort to put Jax over.

Beyond that, we don’t really have a clear picture of what else is coming at Elimination Chamber, nor are we any closer to locking down any new WrestleMania matches.

The one piece of news worth noting that didn’t make the ups/downs list is that Ronda Rousey will formally sign her Raw contract at the PPV, though it’s unclear whether she will immediately begin a feud with Stephanie McMahon or disappear into the ether for a couple more weeks as she did after the Royal Rumble.

With that said, let’s get to it…


Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.