AEW released their latest rankings (June 16, 2021). Let’s check out the movers and shakers.
Jon Moxley is out, and Will Hobbs is in. Moxley’s inactivity and ‘injury’ absence caused the slide from #4. Orange Cassidy moved up one spot, and Hobbs entered the top 5. Interesting choice to add Hobbs in the mix. His last singles win was May 12. Personally, I think it is time Christian Cage gets ranked. He is only 4-0, but his quality of wins is strong. Christian has defeated Frankie Kazarian, Will Hobbs, Matt Sydal, and Angelico. In comparison, Hobbs’ top win is against Mike Sydal.
Dynamite has a perplexing conundrum in regard to the rankings. Darby Allin is scheduled to compete in a handicap match versus Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page on Friday night. Does that match qualify as singles or tag team for Allin’s record?
Also, Cassidy will be in action against Cezar Bononi on Dynamite.
Nyla Rose is the new #1. She took out previously ranked #5 Leyla Hirsch on Dynamite and added two squash wins on Elevation and Dark. Nyla switched places with Thunder Rosa. Thunder went from #1 to #3. With Hirsch exiting the top 5, Kris Statlander takes her place.
Private Party leapfrogged FTR to become #3. With the Young Bucks embroiled in multi-man action with the Good Brothers against Eddie Kingston, PAC, Pentagon, and Frankie Kazarian, AEW should be focusing on building up the next challenger. The top three teams would give good effort, but they are clearly not the ones to knock off the Bucks. FTR and Santana & Ortiz are still tied up in the feud between the Pinnacle and the Inner Circle. For as deep as AEW’s tag team is, the title picture is looking pretty weak at the moment.
Do you agree with AEW’s rankings this week? If not, what would you change?