Darren Young vs. Titus O'Neil
I really want to like this feud because I am a fan of both competitors, but it's difficult to get invested into it. The match between them at Elimination Chamber was mediocre at best, but any heat O'Neil gained from winning on Sunday was quickly tarnished when he lost to Young in a rematch days later on WWE Main Event. I fear both guys will be lost in the shuffle on the road to WrestleMania, but I hope I'm wrong.
AJ Lee vs. Cameron
I didn't care for either of their matches at Elimination Chamber or on SmackDown. As good of a worker as AJ is and as much as Cameron has improved in the ring, they just don't have exceptional matches together.
This is obviously a filler feud until Naomi returns, but I hope it ended with AJ's clean win over Cameron on Friday night. Furthermore, I have no desire to see Tamina break away from AJ to contend for the Divas Championship at WrestleMania.
Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio
The match wasn't truly terrible, but the relentless chants and boos for Batista made the match much worse than it actually was. Keep in mind that this was still when Batista was a face, so that didn't help matters at all. The Animal was blatantly gassed by the end of the bout, and their Raw rematch the next night wasn't much better. Del Rio's win over Batista meant nothing, as it was quickly forgotten about by SmackDown mere days later.
The New Age Outlaws vs. The Usos
There wasn't anything necessarily wrong with the match from Elimination Chamber, and I didn't mind the outcome, but the tag-team division definitely doesn't seem as hot as it was just a month or so ago.
Unlike many, I don't have a real problem with The Outlaws as tag champs only if they drop the straps to The Usos at WrestleMania, but it bothers me to no end how they continue to act like babyfaces with their pre-match shtick. The fans shouldn't have been booing when The Usos cut their promo short on Raw.
Aksana and Alicia Fox vs. Natalya and Eva Marie
Obviously, the match itself was a train wreck, but that wasn't even the worst of it. Eva Marie acting as a babyface made zero sense after she portrayed a heel the week before. Why would Natalya be the one to get pinned if Eva was also involved in the match? Shouldn't she have been the one to take the loss for her team?
Finally, Aksana shouldn't be picking up wins after she nearly ended the career of Naomi a few weeks ago. It isn't like she's being set up to contend for the Divas Championship anytime soon.
Kofi Kingston vs. Damien Sandow
On WWE Superstars, a show that consists mostly of Raw recaps, why would this match only go for a few minutes? They were capable of much more, and the fact that part of the bout was spoiled on the Raw pre-show on the WWE Network was strange.
CJ Parker vs. Mojo Rawley
The match served its purpose in acting as a filler bout after the insanely hot Cesaro vs. Sami Zayn match, but it felt random. Rawley is still improving, and I'm not exactly sure what Parker's character is supposed to be going for. Despite being a heel, nothing has changed about his persona at all, so character evolution is needed for the heel turn to work.
Tyler Breeze vs. Xavier Woods
I realize this match was used to get Alexander Rusev over as a dominant monster, but it shouldn't have come at the expense of these two. Woods is directionless at the moment, and Breeze is a star on the rise, so it would have been wiser for Rusev to destroy two nameless local athletes instead.
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Graham Mirmina, aka Graham "GSM" Matthews, is a journalism major at Endicott College. Visit his website at Next Era Wrestling and "like" his official Facebook page to continue the conversation on all things wrestling.