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WWE Stock Report: Naomi was better off sitting on the bench

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

In this weekly series, we identify three Superstars (or teams of Superstars) who are on their way up, and three that are moving in the opposite direction. And after a week which featured a new acting General Manager on Raw, returning legends like Booker T and Trish Stratus, Kevin Owens quitting, and a Braun Strowman heel turn, a lot of fortunes were changed.

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

Stock Up #3: The Revival

The Revival defeated the B-Team with the Shatter Machine and then cut a promo letting it be known that the Raw tag division won’t be a joke for much longer. They’ll have a chance to back up those words in next week’s championship match.

Stock Up #2: Baron Corbin

Raw’s acting General Manager wasted no time in abusing his new powers to target his enemies Finn Balor and Bobby Lashley. Corbin pinned Balor after smashing him with a steel chair shot to the back, and so it appears their feud is not over yet.

Stock Up #1: Trish Stratus

Trish Stratus was received like a hero in Toronto when she interrupted Elias and slapped the taste out of his mouth. Her verbal sparring with Elias was among the highlights on Raw this week (Aug. 27).

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

Stock Down #3: Carmella

Carmella lost the SmackDown Women’s championship at SummerSlam and then lost her rematch against Charlotte Flair on SmackDown. It looks like her time in the championship picture has come to an end.

Stock Down #2: The Ascension

The Ascension was completely outclassed in the ring by Bobby Lashley. You know things aren’t going well for a tag team when nobody expects them to win a handicap match against one wrestler.

Stock Down #1: Naomi

After not wrestling on TV for over two months, Naomi has returned to action with consecutive losses to the IIconics. The former women’s champ couldn’t even last two minutes with Billie Kay on this week’s (Aug. 28) episode of SmackDown, and she’s nowhere close to being a championship threat.

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