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WWE Stock Report: Heath Slater is suddenly a big deal on Raw

Some places do power rankings. Here at Cageside, we do a stock report.

In this weekly series, we identify three Superstars (or groups of Superstars) who are on their way up, and three that are moving in the opposite direction. After a busy week that included Daniel Bryan versus Mustafa Ali, Lio Rush defeating Elias, and WWE acknowledging that Raw sucks, a lot of fortunes were changed.

With that in mind, let’s see whose stock has increased the most this week:

Stock Up #3: Heath Slater

Two weeks ago, Heath Slater was a superstar who rarely received TV time. Now he is a reluctantly crooked ref screwing over Elias and caught up in Raw’s top storyline with Baron Corbin.

Stock Up #2: Asuka

Asuka looked like a total badass on SmackDown when she used a kendo stick to destroy both The Man and The Queen.

Stock Up #1: Seth Rollins

Raw desperately needed a top babyface to stick it to the heels, and that’s exactly what Seth Rollins did this week when he overcame the odds to defeat Baron Corbin in a TLC match and retain the Intercontinental championship.

Now let’s see whose stock has decreased the most this week:

Stock Down #3: The Miz & Shane McMahon

I have no idea where WWE is going with this bizarre story between Shane McMahon and The Miz, but it produced the low point of SmackDown this week when the audience was subjected to putrid wrestling from Shane.

Stock Down #2: Dolph Ziggler

Dolph may have received the spotlight for one week, but he was always facing a ton of potential downside once his partnership with Drew McIntyre imploded. Now that Drew got his win back, Dolph is vulnerable towards dropping down the pecking order on Raw.

Stock Down #1: Authors of Pain & Drake Maverick

Maverick and AoP foolishly let the Raw tag titles slip through their hands in a 3-on-2 handicap match. Considering the silly nature of the Drake Maverick urincident, this is pretty much the last thing this group needed to maintain any semblance of credibility.

There you have it, Cagesiders. Whose stock do you think has changed the most this week?

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