AEW released their latest rankings (Sep. 8, 2021). Let’s check out the movers and shakers. Buckle up, because there is chaos after All Out.
The first thing that pops out is AEW changing Kenny Omega’s photo from hair down to hair up. It truly is a new era.
Christian Cage lost the world title match at All Out and dropped from #1 to #4. Orange Cassidy benefit from that result to rise from #2 to #1. Will Hobbs’ top 5 win over Brian Cage last week propelled Powerhouse from #4 to #2. Jungle Boy and Jon Moxley entered the mix, while Darby Allin and The Machine bottomed out. Allin lost to CM Punk at the PPV, and that’s the reason for his fall.
Man, I’m chomping at the bit for Hobbs to get a shot at Omega. He’s so close. That is a unique matchup for a TV main event that won’t present itself very often. I’d love to have a mini feud just to see interactions between Team Taz and the Elite. Plus, it would be great experience for Hobbs.
AEW has officially dumped a point of confusion in the past. The #1 contender was not always the #1 ranked. That changed with Ruby Soho debuting in the top spot after her win in the Casino Battle Royale.
Kris Statlander was submitted by Dr. Britt Baker DMD, so the alien fell from #1 to #4. Tay Conti was tossed aside to make room for Soho.
New tag team champs!
The Lucha Bros slide over to the championship graphic, while the former titleholder Young Bucks cross over to #1. The Bucks also have new photos to reflect their love of tassels. The changes must be an EVP thing. I hope Cody Rhodes’ new image has a mustache. FTR was replaced with Blade & Butcher for #3. Top guys out.
Do you agree with AEW’s rankings this week? If not, what would you change?