Ratings were down again this week for RAW, but it wasn’t a horrible show in my opinion. Injuries are piling up on the main roster as Seth Rollins, Rey Mysterio, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch are all dealing with injuries. The ladder may be kayfabe, but it’s worth noting. Not to much to talk about as far as storylines on RAW or Smackdown, so let’s jump right into this weeks top ten.
10. AJ Styles
AJ Styles didn’t have a match this week, but looked good at the close of Smackdown Live. I’m not sure what the plan is yet for Styles, but I don’t think it involves the WWE championship. Whatever it may be, one thing is for sure, AJ Styles will deliver.
9. Mandy Rose
Mandy Rose continues to gain momentum week after week on Smackdown Live. She was in a triple threat tag team match with Sonya Deville as her partner. They were able to win the match after Mandy was able to hit Naomi with her finisher and pick up the pin fall victory.
8. Finn Balor
Although banged up from the previous week, Finn Balor picked up a win over the feisty Lio Rush. The win over Rush has earned Balor a shot at the intercontinental title currently held by Bobby Lashley.
7. The Revival
It won’t be too much longer and we will be introducing The Revival as RAW tag team champions. They won a fatal four way tag team match on RAW to earn the shot at Bobby Roode and Chad Gable and the tag team titles.
6. Shinsuke Nakamura
Shinsuke Nakamura has found himself on a tag team that could rival the success of The Bar. Once enemies, now a winning tag team, Nakamura and Rusev proved they are a formidable team. They were successful in their debut as a team against veterans Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson.
5. Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy found himself in the main event on Smackdown Live in a match against Daniel Bryan. Hardy put on a great match and even looked poised to get the pin fall win after hitting the swanton bomb. Put it was Bryan’s new friend Rowan, who pulled Hardy off of Bryan and attacked him. Hardy did get the victory via disqualification.
EC3 made his main roster in ring debut Monday night. He picked up a big win against the departing Dean Ambrose. EC3’s look reminds me an awful lot of John Cena. If EC3 can obtain half the success that Cena had, he will be a force to reckon with.
3. Randy Orton
Randy Orton went one on one with Mustafa Ali last night in a great match. The match went back and forth before Orton caught Ali in mid air with a RKO. Orton has to be one of the favorites in the upcoming elimination chamber match for the WWE championship.
Bayley absolutely carried her team into the inaugural women’s tag team championship match coming at the elimination chamber. As previously mentioned, Sasha Banks is a superstar who is dealing with injuries, so Bayley literally took on Nikki Cross and Alicia Fox by herself. Not only did she take them on by herself, she beat them.
1. Ronda Rousey
I don’t think there is any doubt that Ronda Rousey is number one this week. Rousey made two members of the Riott Squad tap out in separate back to back matches. She also put “The Man” Becky Lynch in her place with a really good promo. Despite the “greatness hate” Rousey continues to impress.
That’s it for this week, let me know what you think of this weeks top ten. I am going to rip off SiriusXM’s Busted Open theme of a falls count anywhere Friday, and blog about whatever I feel like this week. I guess you can call it a game time decision. Thanks for checking out gohomepwb.com, the people’s wrestling blog!