The wild card. What is it? I’m not a hundred percent sure, but I know that it’s a way to boost ratings. And that’s exactly what it did. It makes sense to have your most popular stars on both shows. If the fans want to see a wrestler like AJ Styles or Roman Reigns every night, then do it. I was also entertained by the backstage segments, it had an attitude era feel to it. We can dissect the wild card later, for now let’s get to that top ten.
10. The Revival (6)
For entertaining purposes and perhaps a little bit of pity, I put The Revival I’m at number ten this week. They really sold the ‘Ucey Hot’ segment and Scott Dawson in particular had me laughing pretty good. They don’t belong in comedy segments, they belong in twenty to thirty minute matches with The Uso’s. Hopefully, some day, we will see it.
9. Randy Orton (11)
Randy Orton didn’t have a match, but made quite the impact delivering a couple RKO’s to Ali and Andrade. Orton has to be the odds on favorite to win the Money in the Bank ladder match. Anyone know if he’s a heel or baby face?
8. Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
Mandy Rose might have stolen the spotlight in this match, but she was able to get the win for her team. They now have the task of taking on Kairi Sane and Asuka next week on Smackdown. It should be a decent match, but no way Rose and Deville win.
7. Shane McMahon (1)
Shane McMahon continues to get the better of The Miz week after week. This past week he did it on both RAW and Smackdown. It’s also a little hard to believe that McMahon is in the top ten for the first time, but I’m sure it won’t be the last.
6. Ricochet (4)
Ricochet had a solid win Monday night over the mustached man, Robert Roode. The win keeps him in the money in the bank ladder match and I would expect some crazy flying offense from him.
5. The Viking Raiders (4)
The Viking Raiders picked up another big win as the steamrolled through the RAW tag team champions Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins. I look for these two to be tag team champions in the very near future.
4. Roman Reigns (6)
Roman Reigns took on Drew McIntyre in a WrestleMania rematch and looked to have him defeated before Elias and Shane McMahon interfered and ended what was a really good match. I like that they are slowly building Reigns back up and don’t have him in any title picture currently.
3. Baron Corbin (5)
Baron Corbin keeps getting pushed to the moon. On Monday night he pinned the Universal champion, Seth Rollins. Granted AJ Styles hit Raw loins with a phenomenal forearm first, but the fact remains that Corbin pinned the Universal champion.
2. Daniel Bryan & Rowan (1)
Your new WWE Smackdown tag team champions are ‘The New’ Daniel Bryan and Rowan. Their match against The Uso’s was probably the best match of RAW or Smackdown. I like these two as champions and look forward to a long run.
1. Kofi Kingston (8)
Two nights and two title matches. There is no denying Kofi Kingston is a fighting champion. He defeated Daniel Bryan on RAW Monday night and then defended his title in a triple threat match on Smackdown. He took three finishers from Sami Zayn, it was able to overcome and pick up the win.
That’s it for this week and I have to say the shows were a little better this week. I like the ‘wild card’ concept and I think it will help boost the ratings temporarily. I just think it’s a different type of fan these days. If you go back and watch RAW from 1998 or 1999, even when there is nothing going on, the fans were crazy. I noticed last night during down moments, the crowd was just standing there… quiet and bored. I don’t know, it just feels like a WWE recession.
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