WWE Power Rankings: Week of May 30th
This was especially a tough week to decipher a Top 10. The shows this week were mainly promo driven, so a great portion of the content wasn’t in the ring. I like for competitor that compete to get a little bit of an edge in the rankings, but it was hard to do that this week. Both shows were decent, but there’s always room for improvement. There are many talents that aren’t on TV enough and a few that are the opposite. Here are my rankings, although some of you may disagree about the placement of some of these superstars.
- 10: Becky Lynch (10)
I kept the RAW Women’s Champion in the tenth spot this week, but she was underutilized this week compared to the last couple of weeks. It looks like we’ll be seeing more of her on RAW now, but she is still a huge part of the company.
- 9: Seth Rollins (6)
I debated on keeping Rollins off the list this week, because of basically the same reason as Lynch. He was in the main event match on RAW, but it didn’t feel like he was featured a great deal. Rollins is doing great as a champion, but he will see a new competitor at the next PPV.
- 8: Ricochet/Cesaro (NR)
This ranking of Ricochet and Cesaro is more of a continuation of the last two weeks. They have put on excellent matches in the last two weeks and they have split victories in the last two. They are doing great things on RAW and I hope they can enter the major title picture soon, but it appears that they will be consider for the soon-to-be vacant US Championship.
- 7: Bray Wyatt (NR)
I didn’t rank Wyatt last week because he had a short video on RAW, but this week he was featured a little longer. He had a full segment with the Firefly Fun House and each week adds a new twist. We are all waiting to see what is next with his character and hopefully they can successfully place him back into a major role.
- 6: R-Truth (NR)
Truth is always fun to watch, but he was featured a great deal this week. He teamed with Roman Reigns in the main event of SmackDown and became the first two-time 24/7 Champion. He is a prime example this week of what a special tool social media can be for superstars. I think a lot of stuff superstars put on Twitter and Instagram is more suited for television rather than the actual TV content that they produce. Hopefully it starts moving in that direction.
- 5: Baron Corbin (NR)
Corbin had a big week. He wasn’t featured a bunch, but he won the biggest match of the week, so that earns him a Top 5 spot. He was in a Fatal 4-Way against The Miz, Braun Strowman, and Bobby Lashley to determine the number one contender for the Universal Championship. Corbin and Rollins should be an interesting match and I think this is the right moment for him to get this kind of shot.
- 4: Bayley (3)
Bayley won one of the best matches of the week. Her match with her and Lacey Evans was very entertaining. The last few weeks we have seen a new Bayley and it is interesting to see. I don’t know how long she will keep the title, but she is doing a solid job.
- 3: Kofi Kingston (1)
Kofi and Kevin Owens opened the show on Tuesday and put on another good match. This makes think that Owens will not be competing for the WWE Championship in the near future after this. If Kofi beats Dolph Ziggler at the next PPV, it will be intriguing to see he will face next. Also, Kofi is visiting his birth country of Ghana this week. You can really tell his country is very proud of him and this is very cool to see.
- 2: Shane McMahon (4)
This was the one I was most worried about. Many of you think that I ranked him way too high, but the truth is, he is the most featured act on WWE programming and should be ranked highly regardless if people are digging it or not. I personally do not think he should be featured this much, but he is getting heel heat.
- 1: Brock Lesnar (2)
I had my number one picked out as soon as I saw RAW this week. Lesnar was the most featured performer on RAW, but I don’t know where he will be in the near future. Lesnar was especially out of form this week and I loved it. It looks like they may try to make him a babyface, but I’m not sure if that is going to be a success long-term. For now, I’m just going to enjoy Lesnar seemingly having fun on TV.