RAW managed to keep me a little more interested this week. I’m not saying it was a great show, but it was better than last week. I still think Smackdown Live put on a better show this week. The storylines on Smackdown just make more sense to me. So after a below average RAW and a decent Smackdown, let’s see who made this weeks top ten.
10. Bayley and Sasha
Bayley and Sasha are actually a pretty good tag team. I wish they would do away with the in ring questions hosted by Alexa Bliss though. They went on to have a pretty good match against Alicia Fox and Mickie James picking up the win.
9. Finn Balor
Finn Balor got back on the winning track this week defeating Jinder Mahal. He did however get brutalized by McIntyre before the end of RAW. It would be nice to see Balor go on a run and get back in the main event picture or at least the intercontinental title picture.
8. Sonya Deville
Sonya Deville has cracked the top ten for the first time since I started it. She was able to pin Charlotte last night in a tag match. Granted, it was Asuka and Charlotte as a team which was doomed from the get go. But a pin fall over Charlotte in any fashion is quite a notch on the belt.
7. Randy Orton
A mainstay on the top ten is “The Viper” Randy Orton. He has not lost very many matches this year and last night was no different. Although Samoa Joe was able to distract Ortons opponent, Jeff Hardy, he was able to get a fairly clean win against him.
6. Jey Uso
The match of the week for me was the triple threat match between Jey Uso, Cesaro and Xavier Woods. A really good match that I wish had gone about five to seven minutes longer, if I am being picky. I look for the triple threat tag match at TLC to be a show stealer. The Uso’s are on a roll lately and I wouldn’t mind seeing them take the titles at the pay per view.
5. Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey had a pretty good night Monday night. Even though she is not my favorite, I can’t deny the improvements I am seeing from her. She had a new climbing kick she used Monday night that looked incredible. She and Ember Moon were able to get the win over Tamina and Nia Jax. Giving her the momentum headed into TLC’s title defense.
4. Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose as a heel is amazing. He’s easy to hate and the gas mask is a very clever way to get heat from any crowd. He continues to get the better of Seth Rollins every week, which leads me to think Rollins will win at TLC, but that’s for next week. The sky is the limit for a heel Ambrose.
3. AJ Styles
AJ Styles picked up a rebound win against The Miz last night. Although he did take a beating from Daniel Bryan after the match ended. This feud is heating up and I like the direction it is headed. AJ will probably get a little revenge next week.
2. Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler has been around forever and he’s been putting guys over forever. I thought that was going to be the case last night when he went one on one with his former friend Drew McIntyre. Until last night McIntyre had never been pinned or submitted since coming to RAW. Ziggler was able to get the job done earning him a runner up spot on the top ten this week.
1. Daniel Bryan
The NEW Daniel Bryan is a strange one. The NEW Daniel Bryan is also a dangerous one. He not only gave a great promo during Miz TV, he went on to put quite a heel beat down on AJ Styles. The WWE champion has a new persona and I think it’s here to stay. I can’t wait to see the Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles feud play out.
That’s it for this weeks top ten. A couple new entrants and some old favorites. TLC is really starting to take shape and I think we are pulling out of the driveway onto the road to Wrestlemania.