AEW released their latest rankings (Oct. 6, 2021). Let’s check out the movers and shakers.
Lance Archer shot up the charts to #3. Miro lost the TNT title to Sammy Guevara, but his record was strong enough to slide over to #4. Christian Cage took a dip from #3 to #5. Jungle Boy and Will Hobbs were given the boot from #4 and #5 respectively.
The Casino Ladder Match tonight on Dynamite has the prize of a future world title shot. #1 Orange Cassidy, #2 Jon Moxley, and #3 Archer are all involved. The other ladder match participants are Andrade, PAC, Matt Hardy, and the joker surprise.
Could Archer’s sudden rise be foreshadowing for victory? He would be a fresh challenge for Kenny Omega. A loss wouldn’t affect Archer’s current trajectory as a Murderhawk Monster. The size difference would be an intriguing hurdle to overcome for Omega.
Jade Cargill is the new #1. She proved her value by pinning Thunder Rosa in a three-way with Nyla Rose on Rampage. Thunder Rosa dropped from #1 to #5. Hikaru Shida, Tay Conti, and Kris Statlander all rose one spot accordingly.
#2 Shida has a big test in her quest for 50 wins when she duels with Serena Deeb on Dynamite. Deeb is returning from injury, however, that has given her more time to sharpen her skills as a professor of professional wrestling.
AEW is back to their funny business again. The Acclaimed inexplicably went from unranked to #1. The snow job doesn’t end there. The Gunn Club dropped out from #3 despite maintaining an undefeated record. What a bunch of poppycock.
The argument for the Acclaimed will be that they never lost when highly ranked. The reason they dropped out was due to Max Caster’s absence from disciplinary action taken after a rap lyric that crossed the line. Since the Acclaimed’s return as a unit, they ran through the murderers’ row of Robert Anthony & Shawn Dean, Michael Martinez & Vary Morales, and Cheech & Colin Delaney. Pfft. Lucha Bros are going to smoke the Acclaimed.
As for the Gunn Club, it plays into the storyline about getting no respect. That brings into question if Paul Wight is behind determining the rankings. He definitely has an axe to grind with Billy and his boys.
The Young Bucks and Jurassic Express both fell one spot. FTR and Private Party switched places. FTR deserved the boost after winning a match so quickly on Elevation that they didn’t have time to take off their jackets.
Do you agree with AEW’s rankings this week? If not, what would you change?