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 Seth Rollins pinning Drew McIntyre, The Bar obliterating Shane McMahon, and an RKO out of nowhere, a lot of fortunes were changed.
With that in mind, let’s see whose stock has decreased the most this week:
Stock Down #3: EC3
Most of the recent NXT call-ups have received a spotlight match or promo segment by now, but EC3’s time on Raw and SmackDown has been dedicated to backstage posing and awkward scripting in a brief exchange with Dana Brooke. His rollout on the main roster has been anything but the top one percent.
Stock Down #2: The Revival
After their latest defeat on Raw, Dash and Dawson have thrice failed to win the tag titles over the last five episodes of Raw. Considering the post-match angle that played out where Zack Ryder reunited with Curt Hawkins, the Revival might be heading into a storyline where they are the poor saps looking up at the lights when Curt Hawkins finally breaks his losing streak.
Stock Down #1: Elias
One year ago, Elias was involved in John Cena’s story heading into the Royal Rumble. But there is no momentum at all right now for The Living Truth; he has lost both of his Raw matches against Baron Corbin in 2019. It’s starting to look like everyone else is walking right past Elias.
Now let’s see whose stock has increased the most this week:
Stock Up #3: Rey Mysterio & Andrade
Rey and Andrade are churning out classics on a weekly basis on Tuesday nights, and it’s exciting to think about what’s in store for both superstars as they continue this incredible rivalry.
Stock Up #2: Samoa Joe
As far as the Men’s Royal Rumble match is concerned, Samoa Joe has been positioned as perhaps the most dangerous force to be reckoned with from the SmackDown roster. He absolutely wrecked Mustafa Ali this week (Jan. 22) and then picked apart an exhausted Rey Mysterio after interfering in the main event match.
Stock Up #1: Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss announced that she will return to action and compete in the Women’s Royal Rumble match. This is a huge boost for Bliss, who hasn’t wrestled in a match since October 2018. Given her past history at the top of the women’s division, Bliss could very well be the final woman standing at Chase Field in Phoenix.
There you have it, Cagesiders. Whose stock do you think has changed the most this week?