AEW released their latest rankings (Sep. 2, 2020). Let’s check out the movers and shakers before the All Out PPV on September 5.
No changes with the men this week. Jon Moxley will get a chance to pad his record against MJF’s lawyer, Mark Sterling.
For All Out, Moxley will defend against #1 MJF, #2 Lance Archer and #4 Brian Cage will compete in the Casino Battle Royale, Mr. Brodie Lee and #5 Scorpio Sky will be on opposing sides of an 8-man tag bout. I don’t see much movement taking place after the PPV.
Abadon moves over Penelope Ford to #3. Ford and Dr. Britt Baker DMD took a lose in their 3-on-1 handicap match against Big Swole last week.
For All Out, Hikaru Shida will defend against NWA Women’s Champion Thunder Rosa. #2 Big Swole will get a match against #5 Dr. Britt Baker, but it has not yet been made official for All Out. Swole can chose the stipulation. As with the men, I don’t see much movement after the PPV.
Dark Order got screwed. They were bounced with an 8-2 record in favor of the Jurassic Express at 6-3. The obvious reason telegraphs tonight’s result for Jurassic Express & Young Bucks vs Private Party & SCU. The winners get a match against each other at All Out. How convenient that Jurassic Express is ranked to make it a top 5 matchup for the PPV. That’s a terrible job of blatant rankings manipulation. Either that or I’m supposed to believe a win over Jon Cruz & David Ali on Dark carried weight over the inactive duo of Stu Grayson & Evil Uno.
#3 Young Bucks have a chance to be ranked in the top spot after All Out. Santana & Ortiz wrestle #2 Best Friends tonight on Dynamite. Even though Santana & Ortiz are unranked, they have the talent to be champs. A loss by Trent and Chuck Taylor is a very real possibility. The Bucks obviously need to win tonight’s 8-man then take care of business against #5 Jurassic Express to boost their resume. Hangman Page & Kenny Omega will defend against #1 FTR at All Out. If FTR loses, they won’t remain at #1. That will be the Bucks’ shot to climb to the top.
Do you agree with AEW’s rankings this week? If not, what would you change?