AEW released their latest rankings (June 9, 2021). Let’s check out the movers and shakers.
No changes for the men this week. Miro will defend the TNT title against Evil Uno on Friday night Dynamite.
There’s not a whole lot to discuss for the rankings, so let’s also look back at the top from one year ago on June 10, 2020.
5. Chris Jericho
4. Kenny Omega
3. Mr. Brodie Lee
2. Lance Archer
AEW World Championship: Jon Moxley
TNT Championship: Cody Rhodes
Wow, what a difference a year makes. Omega and Moxley have poetically switched positions between champ and #4. The rest of the lineup is completely different.
No changes for the women. Dynamite will have a top 5 matchup when #3 Nyla Rose clashes with #5 Leyla Hirsch. A win by Nyla could propel her into #1 status and a title shot against Dr. Britt Baker DMD.
Let’s also check out the women’s rankings from one year ago on June 10, 2020.
5. Penelope Ford
4. Yuka Sakazaki
3. Dr. Britt Baker DMD
2. Kris Statlander
1. Nyla Rose
AEW World Women’s Championship: Hikaru Shida
Baker and Shida are very similar to the men’s pattern. Baker is now champ and Shida is #4. It is interesting to see Nyla on the verge of becoming #1 again roughly one year apart. The rest has three different wrestlers in the mix.
Private Party lost to the makeshift duo of Jungle Boy & Christian Cage, so they dropped one spot to #4 in a flip with FTR. Santana & Ortiz replaced Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston at #5. Due to Moxley’s ‘injury absence,’ that team will likely be inactive for the brief future.
Finally, time to compare the tag team rankings from June 10, 2020.
5. Young Bucks
3. Private Party
2. Natural Nightmares
1. Best Friends
AEW World Tag Team Championship: Hangman Page & Kenny Omega
The Young Bucks had a mediocre 2-2 record, and now they are on a 14-match win streak in standard tag team competition. Private Party is the only other team ranked then and now. SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky), Natural Nightmares (Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall), and Hangman & Omega don’t even exist as teams anymore.
The ultimate takeaway is that AEW has done a pretty good job of rotating its talent to provide fresh faces at the top. Only 7 of the 19 slots, including champions, have wrestlers ranked today that were also ranked one year ago. That a 63% turnover.
Do you agree with AEW’s rankings this week? If not, what would you change?