Weekly Wrasslin Wrankings December 2 – December 8
Wrankings yeeeesssssssssesssssss. They have not been deleted.
- MAXIMIZATION OF TELEVISION TIME – What did this person do with their minutes? Were they must see? Was it something exciting to witness?
- FOLLOW THROUGH – Did this person handle the mic and deliver as promised or fall flat on their face. Even if it’s poor booking, it’s still a strike against them.
- STRAIGHT UP ENJOYMENT – Some times this will be enough to get them on through.
- IN RING PERFORMANCE – Yeah sure you were great on the mic but did your match stink up the joint?
*We reserve the right to add/subtract or alter the criteria at any point.
This list will include ANY wrestling that one of us has watched that week which does include when Justin watched WCW Nitro on the Network. Included for this weeks list are: Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live, 205 Live, and NXT.
Weekly Wrasslin Wrankings
December 2 – December 8
1. Johnny Gargano vs Kassius Ohno
Talk about matches you didn’t know you wanted. Initially the matchup was Velveteen Dream vs Ohno, Dream had to back out due to injury and Gargano stepped in last minute. Very back and forth, insanely hard hitting, and I had no idea who to route for. Gargano continues to climb up my favorites list.
2. Randy Orton vs Sami Zayn
I have loved the series of matches that have arisen from Owen and Zayn and Orton and Nakamura. Zayn and Orton have the most room to grow beyond this. I love the chemistry they have.
3. It’s Rusev Day
Happy Rusev Day, everyone. English and Rusev had a decent match with New Day, stealing a win and earning a spot into the Tag Championship match at Clash of Champions.
4. Cedric Alexander vs Mustafa Ali vs Drew Gulak vs Tony Nese
An excellent Fatal 4 Way with plenty of teamwork done by The Zo Train. Also sneaky win for Drew Gulak puts him in position for a shot at the Cruiserweight Title.
5. The Drew Train
Enzo Amore left Drew Gulak in charge of the Zo Train and it was a lot of fun.
6. SmackDown Live’s Women’s Division Chaos
The top of the division is clear cut, Natalya vs Charlotte with the asterisk for Carmella and her briefcase. I love how they’re involving all of the women in this story line and are somehow managing to not clog up the title picture. Riott Squad is a clear and visible threat, Carmella is lurking, Tamina can easily be a problem. Eventually this will have to break back out to separate stories but for now, I dig it.
Still so far, so good as far as The Empress of Tomorrow goes. Nothing fancy, just plain old ass kicking. I’m intrigued to see the involvement of Absolution with Asuka. They continue to come out after her matches, as if to just eyeball her and then let her walk out.
8. The Great War Begins
Woken Matt has so far only gotten laughs. We will see if that continues to be the case. In the meantime, the video confrontation between Bray Wyatt and Matt Hardy was interesting to say the least. This has a ton of potential, I’m curious to see where it goes.
9. Jason Jordan
I’m loving the direction they’re finally putting to Jordan and I like that it isn’t moving too fast. He was great in his role this week.
10. The Bludgeon Brothers
I may not be 100% sold on the Bludgeon Brothers yet but in the interim, they are racking up victories in short order. Making quick work of some local talent this week. I’m waiting to see some development here but in the mean time watching them be bruisers is doing the trick
BUMMER: No Fashion Files
Chomping at the bit for resolution for this.
Last Weeks List
- Roman Reigns vs Elias
- Randy Orton vs Kevin Owens No DQ
- Mustache Mountain vs Pete Dunne & Mark Andrews
- Kairi Sane vs Peyton Royce
- Matt Hardy Breaks
- Riott Squad
- Street Profits
- Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali vs Drew Gulak & Tony Nese
- Mojo Rawley
BUMMER: No Power Point Presentation