It is everyone’s favorite time of the month! JC’s Monthly Top 20 Power Rankings are back just in time for the holiday season! As we head into the new year some new faces are surfaced in the women’s division and young upstarts in the men’s divisions are making headway as well. A quick note before we get started, The Miz will be excluded from the rankings until he returns to WWE TV. Same is true for John Cena and Triple H.
Another month of WWE TV is in the books and that means JC’s Monthly Top 20 Power Rankings are back! These ranks are always SUPAH HAWT FIYAH and coming off No Mercy there has been plenty of moving and shaking. SmackDown has Hell in the Cell quickly approaching and as the card begins to take shape my rankings have as well.
A lot has transpired since the last edition of JC’s Power Rankings over a month ago, which means a lot of big changes in the ranks. New champions, new debuts, and some old faces making new impacts across the landscape of WWE. Great Balls of Fire was the best overall PPV of the year and the outcomes of that event made a big impact in how I view the superstars on RAW. Lets check out the ranks!
Extreme Rules has come and gone for the RAW brand with Money in the Bank on the horizon for SmackDown Live. Brock Lesnar finally returns next week, so expect him to rejoin the rankings then, but for this week he will not be on this list. Lets get into it!
Extreme Rules is THIS Sunday on the WWE Network, but man oh man has WWE programming been brutal lately. This week’s RAW and SmackDown shows were once again sub-par with not a lot of strong segments. Let’s hope that RAW can find some storylines with their upper card, because right now it is lame. SmackDown has been unable to find its groove since the Superstar Shakeup and I am not as excited for Money in the Bank as I should be. But let’s get down to the rankings!
I thought both RAW and SmackDown had huge bounce back weeks and I enjoyed the overall programming. RAW found a way to replace Braun Strowman for at least this week and seems to be off and running towards Extreme Rules. SmackDown I thought had a very strong go home show for BackLash this Sunday.
Tough to be too inspired after this week of wrestling as there seemed to be a lot of filler. RAW had its worst show in weeks and SmackDown did little as we build towards Backlash. There were some strong performances however, so let’s get to the rankings.
I thought Payback way over delivered based on my expectations. The match quality was strong throughout and any time Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss pick up big wins, JC is a happy man.
Payback is this Sunday for the RAW brand (and some of the SmackDown guys too) with Backlash soon to follow. RAW had its usual ups and downs and SmackDown, per usual, gave us a solid show. Lets get to the rankings!