AEW released their latest rankings (Aug. 25, 2021). Let’s check out the movers and shakers.
Will Hobbs powerhoused over Jungle Boy to take the #4 position thanks to stacking Shawn Dean into his win column on Dark. Orange Cassidy will have a chance to improve his stock with a victory over Matt Hardy tonight on Dynamite.
The men’s rankings seem to be pretty steady heading into the All Out PPV on September 5. Maybe Brian Cage makes a move up the charts if he can get his hand raised against Hobbs. Other than that, I don’t anticipate much shifting.
Nyla Rose is in the mix once again at #5 after Penelope Ford dropped out. Mrs. Superbad took the loss to Thunder Rosa last week on Dynamite.
The women’s rankings also look set in a holding pattern until All Out. There might be minor shifts to keep it sort of fresh, but It is tough to foresee anything monumental that would affect the direction of Dr. Britt Baker DMD defending her championship against Kris Statlander. That match has not been announced yet, however, it should become official soon. The rest of the top 5 can focus on the Casino Battle Royale to win a title shot.
Be on alert. We have movement. Varsity Blonds reclaimed the top spot after Jurassic Express experienced defeat at the hands of the Young Bucks. Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus didn’t drop far thanks to a win over Private Party, who were previously ranked #4. That loss knocked Isiah Kassidy and Marq Quen down to #5. FTR took advantage despite inactivity to move into #4.
Varsity Blonds will have a tough test to keep their status as #1. Brian Pillman Jr. and Griff Garrison will duel with the Lucha Bros in the tag team tournament on Dynamite. The winners will advance to wrestle Jurassic Express with a title shot cage match on the line. If Fenix and Pentagon prevail over the Blonds, then they have a solid case to be at the top next week with an undefeated record.
Do you agree with AEW’s rankings this week? If not, what would you change?