The ‘go home’ RAW and Smackdown Live shows are in the books. I will be watching NXT tonight so that I can make my best possible predictions for TakeOver on Friday and WrestleMania on Sunday. I can’t believe it’s nearly here already. I feel we did a lot of speeding on the road to WrestleMania, but be that as it may, its been a fun ride.
The last top ten before WrestleMania and I have to say, it’s been an interesting couple of shows. It would appear as if the brand split is completely out the window at this point. I feel like they are heading in that direction anyways with Smackdown Live moving to FOX this fall. But that’s then and the weekly top ten is now.
10. Beth Phoenix (1)
Cracking the GoHomePWB.com weekly top ten for the first time is the ‘Glamazon’ Beth Phoenix. She showed little to no ring rust in her first match on Monday night RAW in over six years. She speared Taminia through the barricade and then went on to put the ‘glam slam’ finisher on Peyton Royce to pick up the win for her team.
9. The Uso’s (9)
The Uso’s are back in the top ten again his week after a strong performance in their eight man tag team match last night. After the match Alexa Bliss announced that The Uso’s will defend their tag team titles in a fatal four way match at WrestleMania. I look for the Uso’s to put on a great match.
8. The Revival (5)
The Revival put their RAW tag team titles on the line Monday night against the team of Aleister Black and Ricochet. It was a decent, lengthy match with a lot of spot moves from Ricochet and Black. But it was the savvy old school team of Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson that found a way to win via count out.
7. Samoa Joe (6)
Samoa Joe is finally back in the winning side of things, after losing every match he’s had on tv since the Fastlane pay per view. He picked up a much needed win on Smackdown last night against Ali. Not Mustafa Ali anymore, just Ali. Ali could end up replacing Rey Mysterio in the United States title match at WrestleMania depending on the severity of Mysterio’s ankle injury.
6. The Miz (5)
The Miz had a semi tough task in a three on one handicap match last night on Smackdown. I say semi tough because, his three opponents were Sanity. I kind of feel bad for those guys, but to get beat up by one guy is a complete burial of that faction. Nonetheless, The Miz picked up a lot of momentum going into his match with Shane McMahon at WrestleMania.
5. Baron Corbin (3)
Is there anyone more hated in the WWE than Baron Corbin? He is great as a heel, so much so that I can’t stand the guy. But a main event win over Rey Mysterio was enough to put him pretty high on the list this week. All signs point to him actually meeting Kurt Angle at WrestleMania. Good for him, but spoiler to my predictions of Friday… he will lose.
4. Randy Orton (10)
Randy Orton didn’t have a match but made quite the impact on Smackdown Live last night. He laid into AJ Styles verbally, and then after a scuffle was able to hit Styles with a RKO. Orton and Styles is a match that could steal the show at at WrestleMania. It’s a great match up, but kind of gets lost in the huge card that is scheduled.
3. Ronda Rousey (13)
Ronda Rousey. She looked great Monday night, with her new no-nonsense approach to her character she is soooo much better. She is a natural heel in my opinion and the may lay that took place after she made Liv Morgan tap out, was one of the most entertaining segments on RAW in recent memory.
2. Kofi Kingston (5)
Kofi Kingston has to win this Sunday. If not NEW JERSEY may riot. Kingston is by far the most popular wrestler on the roster right now and what a sight it would be if Kingston were to pull off what I feel would be a major upset. Kingston had a lot of passion and conviction in his promo last night and if he didn’t before, he certainly has the fans in his corner now.
1. Seth Rollins (8)
The ‘beast slayer’ lived up to his name on Monday night, getting the better of Brock Lesnar. Seth Rollins proved that he will do whatever it takes to slay the beast and bring the Universal title back to a RAW on a full-time basis. He withstood a german suplex from Lesnar and even escaped the F-5 before he was able to hit Lesnar with a curb stomp. A message was clearly sent to Lesnar that Rollins means business.
There you have it, the last GoHomePWB.com weekly top ten before WrestleMania. You may have noticed a number in parentheses by the wrestlers name this week. I have kept track of how many times the wrestle has been in my top ten and that is what the number is for.
In just two short days NXT TakeOver New York will air live on the WWE network at 7pm est. A new NXT champion is guaranteed, not to mention every NXT championship will be on the line. Be sure to check out GoHomePWB.com tomorrow for the finale of the WWE March Madness tournament. As always thanks for checking out GoHomePWB.com, the people’s wrestling blog!