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.
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!
WrestleMania has come and gone and man what a weekend it was. I thought overall the entire show was very good and the Raw and SmackDown that followed the next two nights were fantastic. It will be hard to fit everyone in the rankings this week, but that does not mean I did not love their performances or debuts.
RAW seemed to be giving us more of the same until a fantastic finish saved the show. Seth Rollins is at least partially cleared and appears on track to face Triple H at WrestleMania. On SmackDown, the top feuds had strong performances, but other aspects of the show came up short. Let’s check out this week’s ranks.
FastLane was a major disappointment overall and left a sour taste in all our mouths as we head towards WrestleMania. Goldberg is the new WWE Universal Champion after wrestling less than one minute total since he has returned to WWE. Both Charlotte and Braun Strowman saw long winning streaks snap on this meaningless PPV. Lets get to the rankings…
In what should have been a strong RAW leading into their FastLane PPV on Sunday, the 3 hour show failed to deliver. In other words, RAW was awful. But, fortunately for wrestling fans, SmackDown Live delivered in a big way on Tuesday with yet another top notch, fast-paced, entertaining show. Normally in a week leading into a brand exclusive PPV that show dominates the rankings. That will not happen this week.
One more pit stop on the road to WrestleMania a week from Sunday in FastLane remains, but the card has begun to take shape. RAW featured strong main event segments and SmackDown once again raised the bar the next night naming a new Women’s champion.