Weekly Wrasslin Wrankings December 9 – December 15
Can we rely on the wrankings? Yep. Can we put them together on time? Double Yep.
- 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 9 – December 15
1. The Yep Movement
What a couple of self righteous a-holes Owens and Zayn are. Have to love the complete co-opting of everything that D-Bry did against The Authority in 2014.
2. Roman Reigns vs Cesaro
Wowzers. The streak continues for Roman Reigns. Another great bout for the Intercontinental Championship. This time showcasing just how great we know Cesaro can be.
3. Charlotte Flair vs Ruby Riott
This was just a taste but it felt really good to see these two cross paths in singles action. You had good continuance of the main story going into the Clash of Champions PPV as well.
4. Dean Ambrose vs Samoa Joe
I was going to just give the spot to Joe for his continued dominance on the Raw roster and laying out Jordan in the back, but I decided to go with the match. It’s the most interested I’ve been in a Dean singles match since his run in with Corbin earlier in the year on SmackDown. Joe has looked dominant plus the inclusion and continuance of the Jason Jordan story line. Made for a solid TV match.
5. Jason Jordan
Jason has finally settled into this character and has shown tremendous upside. Every match he has is good if not great. A few tweaks and he will be ready for the real heavy stuff.
6. The Great War is Coming
The Great War of words continues between Woken Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt. This week is a little more focused and gets fewer laughs.
7. The Zo Train
When Enzo left Drew Gulak in charge, he fears that the rest of the Zo Train is plotting something against him. Excellent story told from front to back on 205 Live this week.
8. Fabian Aichner
Aichner wrestled new NXT champion Andrade Cien Almas this week. This was a solid, if brief, match. In a very short amount of time they were able to tell quite the tale. Aichner came out fast and looked outstanding putting the champ on his heels. Cien woke up and put the challenger away quickly, which is why I gave Fabian the spot over the match as a whole.
9. The Bludgeon Brothers
Another decisive victory leading into the showdown with Breezango at Clash of Champions.
10. The Fashion 4 Being Ridiculous Again
As Breezango’s best friends, Ascension (you know, Connor and that other guy), has pushed the boys to close case 2B.
BUMMER: I Didn’t Make the PPV on 2K18
All I wanted was for Guy Wrestleman to be able to compete.
Last Weeks List
- Johnny Gargano vs Kassius Ohno
- Randy Orton vs Sami Zayn
- It’s Rusev Day
- Cedric Alexander vs Mustafa Ali vs Drew Gulak vs Tony Nese
- The Drew Train
- SmackDown Live Women’s Division Chaos
- The Great War Begins
- Jason Jordan
- The Bludgeon Brothers
BUMMER: No Fashion Files