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AEW Rankings (Mar. 4, 2020): Big changes with three new #1’s

AEW released their latest rankings (Mar. 4, 2020). Let’s check out the movers and shakers. After a fairly stagnant couple of weeks, the fallout from Revolution has produced plenty of movement with three new #1’s.



Jon Moxley became the new kingpin by winning the AEW World Championship at Revolution. Former Le Champion, Chris Jericho slid down from champ to #1. MJF’s victory over Cody Rhodes gave him a big boost from #5 up to #2. Meanwhile, Cody dropped from #2 to #4. Kenny Omega’s 30-minute Iron Man win over PAC moved him up one spot to #3. PAC rounds out the top 5 with that lose to Omega then a rebound win against Orange Cassidy at Revolution.

I’m curious how the landscape will shake out for Jon Moxley at Double or Nothing on May 23. I’m guessing Jericho will get his title rematch before that event. I’m going to assume Moxley retains. Double or nothing sounds like a fitting theme for Cody to request a rematch against MJF. Omega might still be tag champ. That leaves PAC or a newcomer as the one to position themselves timely in the rankings for the PPV to challenge Moxley.



Hikaru Shida’s four-way win on Dynamite propelled her to the top spot up from #3. Kris Statlander swapped with Shida to become #3 after losing the title test against Nyla Rose at Revolution. Riho, Yuka Sakazaki, and Britt Baker remain steady.

Nyla Rose should have her hands full in the coming weeks. I expect Riho to get a title rematch from her loss three weeks ago. That means Shida will probably have to wait in line and defend the top position. If Shida keeps her winning streak, then she should be rewarded promptly instead of having to wait for Double or Nothing.

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The Dark Order have proved their worth by beating SCU to leap into the top spot from #3. The Young Bucks’ loss to Hangman Page & Kenny Omega at Revolution pushes them down a spot to #2. SCU’s loss only cost them to drop one spot to #3. Best Friends got a boost from #5 to #4 by beating Butcher & Blade on Dynamite. The inactivity of Santana & Ortiz has caused them to exit. They were replaced by Private Party.

The tag division rankings are in need of a shake-up. I hope Hangman & Omega retain for a lengthy bit of time. That means we need fresh blood to be title contenders. SCU has lost twice to the champs. The Bucks just lost and they are still #2. I’m not eager to see either of them challenge again so soon. I’m pulling for the Bet Friends, Private Party, and Santana & Ortiz to climb up. A match against Dark Order would be interesting. What are the odds that the predicted implosion between Hangman and Omega happens against the Dark Order?

Do you agree with AEW’s rankings this week? If not, what would you change?

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