There are a lot of honorable mentions this week, especially with Smackdown Live airing episode one thousand. But after much thought I have narrowed it down to ten. Five from RAW and five from Smackdown Live. So let’s get to it.
10. Drew McIntyre
Although McIntyre lost his World Cup qualifier match, he showed us a lot at the close of the show Monday night when he knocked the monster among men off his feet with the Claiborne kick. He is going to be a player for the Universal title very soon.
9. Braun Strowman
It would appear as if Braun Strowman is done with Ziggler and McIntyre after he put Ziggler in his finisher Monday night. I think we all knew it was a matter of time before this faction split. It would better suite WWE to have Strowman as a babyface. But if he does turn face again, don’t expect him to win the Universal title until Wrestlemania. But at least we get the real Braun Strowman back.
That’s right, go ahead and hate on it, but I have Edge at number eight. The guy looks great and I think if it wasn’t for his neck injury he could still go. He still has great mic skills and I think if Edge wanted to the WWE could use him in a GM role. I don’t think that will happen, but one could hope. So because Edge is one of my all time favorites, he made the list!
7. Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler comes in at number seven this week. He won his World Cup qualifier match against Dean Ambrose and then went on to wrestle again in the main event of RAW. Not only did he take a triple powerbomb from The Shield, he also took a running powerslam from Strowman. So perhaps it’s a pity ranking, but nonetheless he is number seven this week.
6. Seth Rollins
Number six this week is the Intercontental champion Seth Rollins. He was able to beat Drew McIntyre to qualify for the World Cup tournament at Crown Jewel, all be it by a count out. A singles win against McIntyre in any capacity is huge right now. He then went on to wrestle for a second time in the Main Event of RAW where he was on the winning side of the six man tag between The Shield and Strowman, Ziggler and McIntyre. I would anticipate Rollins making a decent run in the World Cup tournament.
5. The Uso’s
The Uso’s out of nowhere picked up a big win against WWE champion AJ Styles and number one contender for the WWE title, Daniel Bryan. Granted Styles and Bryan are not a tag team, but together you could assume they are a force to be reckoned with. However, they were no match for the tag team specialists Jey and Jimmy Uso.
4. Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch has been a mainstay on the weekly top ten since I started it a few weeks ago. She continues to impress week after week and is a deserving champion. Although no match this week, she was able to bury WWE Hall of Famer Edge verbally on Smackdown Live one thousand. Her mic work, attitude and new look is very popular amongst the WWE Universe and I have to admit, I am a mark for Becky as well.
3. Rhonda Rousey
Not to be out done on the mic by the blue brands womens champion, is RAW womens champion Rhonda Rousey. Her mic work on Monday night was amazing! The Bella twins were put in there place by Rousey. Rousey is doing much better in the ring than I expected, but her mic work always made me nervous for her. Monday night she killed it and that’s why she is number three this week.
2. The Bar
The Bar is quietly becoming one of the most decorated tag teams of all time. On Tuesday night they became five time tag team champions. Granted with the help of the Big Show, which leaves me curious as to his role with the team. Cesaro even took a nasty bump that looked as if it knocked him out briefly, or it was just a great sell. But congratulations to The Bar! New Smackdown tag team champions.
1. Rey Mysterio
The return of Rey Mysterio was a successful one. He was able to beat U.S. champion Shinsuke Nakamura on Tuesday night to secure the last spot in the World Cup tournament. Rey Mysterio looks better now than he did five or ten years ago. Hopefully he has a great run with the WWE, and stays healthy.
That’s my top ten for this week. Let me know what you think by liking or commenting on this blog. As always thanks for checking out gohomepwb.com