Weekly Wrasslin Wrankings November 25 – December 1
Who wants to walk with the wrankings?
- 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
November 25 – December 1
1. Roman Reigns vs Elias
This is a tremendous spot for Roman. Spotlight is on him without it being the Universal Championship. He used it for good this last week against Elias, who had probably his best showing since coming from NXT. Loved Elias stepping into Miz’s spot to lead The Miztourage. Well done, gents.
What would the WWW be without Breezango this week? The Fashion Files keep finding interesting takes on their story and this weeks take on Saw was a lot of fun. Loving The Ascension as ‘the best friends’
3. Randy Orton vs Kevin Owens No DQ
Well, you look at the names involved and of course it’s going to deliver. Add to it that Sami Zayn is banned from ringside and you have the makings of a fun finish. Really enjoyed both men ramping up the crazy here.
4. Mustache Mountain vs Pete Dunne and Mark Andrews
What a pleasant surprise of a main event on NXT this week. Obviously all four men are capable of great matches but for some reason I just didn’t think this tag match was going to be great. Bate and Seven relied on their great existing chemistry from outside of WWE and Dunne and Andrews worked well in a reluctant manor.
5. Kairi Sane vs Peyton Royce
Man oh man I love Peyton Royce. She is just so fluid in the ring. Put her up against someone explosive like Kairi and you have a little slice of magic. Hope we get to see more.
6. Matt Hardy Breaks
Ok. Here we go. Decent match between Bray and Matt here but the real story is what happens after. Matt Hardy is finally broken. Added bonus for the segment, Bray tells everyone we’re all dead.
7. Riott Squad
Two weeks and two major injuries. Obviously Ruby Riott and cohorts mean business. Still plenty of room to grow but for now, color me intrigued.
8. Street Profits
This has been a nice little feud to move the Profits up the tag ranks and really introduce The Delta Bravos into the division. The matches are nothing to write home about but they’re solid and the Street Profits continue to be a must watch team on NXT.
9. Cedric Alexander & Mustafa Ali vs. Drew Gulak & Tony Nese
205 Live is all about The Zo Train nowadays and it’s pretty great. The highlight this week was of course, Drew Gulak. His Justice League reference and calling Tony Nese Aquaman. The match was really good too but the real reason I added it was for the aftermath. Teasing some tension between Ali and Alexander. Curious to see where that goes.
10. Mojo Rawley
After months and months of building frustration between Zack Ryder and Mojo Rawley, The Hype Bros finally imploded. Instead of Ryder being the one to inspire the breakup, it was Rawley. He laid Zack out with a vicious beating. Hope they can keep the momentum, and I’m looking forward to seeing Mojo from here out.
BUMMER: No Power Point Presentation
I’m pretty sure I’m getting worked, but I miss the old power points.
Last Weeks List
- Aleister Black vs Velveteen Dream
- AJ Styles vs Brock Lesnar
- NXT TakeOver: War Games
- The Usos vs The Bar
- Johnny Gargano vs Pete Dunne
- Roman Reigns vs The Miz
- Drew Gulak vs Akira Tozawa
- The Bludgeon Brothers
- The Zo Train
- NXT Women Invade WWE