AEW released their latest rankings (May 19, 2021) a day late. These rankings do not reflect the results from Wednesday night’s Dynamite. For posterity’s sake, let’s check out the movers and shakers.
With the TNT title changing hands from Darby Allin to Miro, Allin finds himself ranked #4. Brian Cage was pushed down a spot to #5. Hangman Page was booted from the fifth spot.
Next week’s men’s rankings are unlikely to change, since no matches of consequence took place within the top 5. Christian Cage is a someone to keep an eye on. He’s only 3-0, but his wins over Frankie Kazarian, Will Hobbs, and Matt Sydal are arguably a better resume than both #1 contenders in Orange Cassidy and PAC.
No changes in the women’s rankings. Red Velvet is likely to fall out next week after losing an NWA title match against Serena Deeb. Deeb is a candidate to take that spot with a 3-1 record. She beat Tesha Price, Tay Conti, and Velvet. Her lone loss is to Riho. Kris Statlander is another prime candidate at 5-0 with quality wins over Penelope Ford and Diamante.
SCU was #1 last week. After their loss to the Young Bucks in a tag title match, they officially separated as a duo due to a personal stipulation. Thus, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian disappeared from the rankings.
Varsity Blonds moved up one spot to become the new #1. Scorpio Sky & Ethan Page and the Acclaimed also moved up one spot accordingly to #2 and #3. Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston moved in to debut in the rankings at #4. FTR stood pat at #5.
Next week will have a major shakeup. The Blonds lost to the Bucks in a championship contest, and the Acclaimed were defeated by Moxley & Kingston. The top spot should come down to Sky & Page or Mox & King. Sky & Page are 7-0 with quality wins over 5 & Alex Reynolds and the Sydal brothers. Moxley & Kingston are 5-0 with quality wins over the Good Brothers and the Acclaimed. Advantage to Mox & King in this comparison.
Do you agree with AEW’s rankings this week? If not, what would you change?