Sportskeeda presents the ‘Power Rankings’ from this week’s WWE RAW episode. We aim at ranking superstars based on their weekly performance every Monday night. So, let us have a look at the performances of the superstars this week.
10) Wade Barrett
WWE is going no where with former Nexus leader and NXT prodigy Wade Barrett, who has succumbed to the ‘boring’ tag with a host of lacklustre performances. This week, the out of service ‘barber’ faced Miz in a decent match on RAW. The Miz picked up the win by D.Q after interference from Fandango. Even without the interference, Miz had the match nailed anyway.
9) Damien Sandow
Things seem to be going downhill for Damien Sandow ever since he won the MITB contract. He lost key matches on RAW and SmackDown to add to his SummerSlam loss to Cody Rhodes. The duo faced off again in a SummerSlam rematch on RAW and Sandow’s miserable run continued, as Rhodes pinned him to hand the former yet another loss.
8) Bray Wyatt
A victory over Kane in a landmark match at SummerSlam is no easy thing. Wyatt continued his dominance yet again on RAW, as he faced R-Truth in what was a dead rubber. Wyatt made quick work of his opponent and performed more creepy antics in the ring to hold the imagination of the WWE universe.
7) Big Show
Agreeing to compete in a match against all three members of The Shield is in itself commendable. With only size on his side, The Big Show was made to fight the Shield in a handicap match. Despite some strong resistance, the opposition emerged victorious after power bombing Big Show. All in all, he’s ready to challenge them for the tag titles and it is a feud to look out for.
6) The Uso’s
Rikishi will be mighty proud of his boys for a lot of things. The Uso’s have hit a purple patch in the WWE, picking up impressive wins on the trot. This week, they faced 3MB in what was a ‘dud’ of a match. However, the Uso’s took complete advantage of the opportunity and picked up yet another impressive win, firmly establishing themselves in the tag team division.
5) Prime Time Players
Surprise surprise! Look who we have at number five. Its the Prime Time Players. A team that has been criticized heavily for lacklustre performances almost throughout their WWE career. And this week on RAW, they beat The Real Americans after Darren Young hit the gutbuster on Cesaro for the victory. Surprising win for the duo, whose potential can certainly be made better use of.
4) The Miz
After a brilliant job of hosting SummerSlam, The Miz faced Wade Barrett on RAW. Ever since ‘learning’ how to apply the figure four, Miz has been putting his offence to good use. As he applied it on Barrett to pick up a deserved win, he was interrupted by Fandango, who cost Barrett the match after attacking The Miz. Either ways, Miz looked likely to win and is on a roll ever since turning ‘face’.
3) Cody Rhodes
Cody Rhodes has utilized his ‘push’ to great effect in the WWE. After an impressive victory at SummerSlam, he reproduced the same form on RAW and beat old nemesis Damien Sandow yet again. Call it the ‘after shave’ effect or anything else you want, but the bottom line is that Cody is ‘dashing’ his way to glory.
2) CM Punk
Punk makes a dashing return to our Power Rankings, bagging the second spot. After putting up a ‘match of the night’ performance against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, Punk delivered yet another epic promo on RAW, this time leaving no casualties including an annoying fan in the arena. Then came Heyman’s cavalry, as Curtis Axel made his way to prey on the visibly tired Punk. However, the ‘second city saint’ delivered the thrashing of a life time to Axel, thereby letting Paul Heyman know what’s in store for him.
1) The Shield
At the No.1 spot, We have the ‘hounds of justice’ otherwise known as The Shield. These guys certainly fulfilled their henchmen responsibilities to the new look ‘Corporation’, as they were involved in three separate incidents on the Show. They took out The Big Show and Dolph Ziggler in separate matches for starters, and also ambushed Daniel Bryan when he least expected it. The Shield are a force to reckon with, and they solidified their standing this week yet again on WWE RAW.