WWE Power Rankings: Week of June 6th
Super Showdown is tomorrow and this week of programs were focused more towards building up the matches featured in the upcoming PPV. This week, two legends made an appearance and the 24/7 Championship is becoming more and more entertaining with recurring champion. It was a weird week to rank superstars, but here they are.
- 10: Seth Rollins (9)
The Universal Champ had another fairly uneventful week. He is getting featured on RAW, but not in the capacity that a major champion should. The big news heading into RAW was that Lesnar was going to cash in his briefcase this Monday, but it didn’t happen. The champ endured a brutal beating and is going to face Baron Corbin on Friday. We’ll see if Rollins is still champion by the end of the week, but if he does lose it, I don’t expect it to be Corbin beating him.
- 9: Roman Reigns (NR)
It was difficult to decide on the last few entries in my Top 10, but I picked Reigns this week. He was featured on both shows, but he mostly took the brunt of attacks from Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre. They aren’t forcing Roman back into the title picture, but this feud with he and McMahon has not been good. Hopefully they will refresh their respective storylines after Sunday.
- 8: Shane McMahon (2)
Much like last week, the only reason Shane is in the Top 10 is because of his frequency on the shows. Regardless if we like it, he is getting a great deal of screen time and should be in the Top 10. He is getting heel heat, but they haven’t gone about it in the right way. Trying to get someone like Shane McMahon to be a heel is a tall task, because I just don’t think he is suited for a bad guy role. A good heel keeps people interested and draws people in even though they are hated, but McMahon’s heel persona makes people want to change the channel.
- 7: Samoa Joe (NR)
From an underachieving heel to an extremely underrated heel. Samoa Joe is keeping people interested in the US Championship. Rey Mysterio had to relinquish his United States Championship and while he was giving a good promo, Samoa Joe interrupted and Mysterio gave Joe the title. The ending was controversial in their last match and Mysterio voluntarily gave Joe the title. Their last couple matches weren’t great, but this segment was really good. I think his next opponent will be either Ricochet or Cesaro, which should be interesting.
- 6: R-Truth (6)
I’m am glad that R-Truth is getting some screen time. He is truly on of the most entertaining superstars on the roster. Since last week’s Power Rankings, he has earned two more championship reigns, making him a four-time 24/7 Champion. I knew if they did this the right way, the new title would be interesting, but it still is early. I’m just glad we are seeing more of R-Truth.
- 5: Kofi Kingston (3)
Number 5 is the WWE Champion. He wasn’t featured too much, but he was featured enough to stay in the Top 5. He and Xavier Woods took down the team of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in the opening segment of SmackDown and Dolph Ziggler was also featured in this as well. Ziggler was the last man standing from this whole segment. It should be an entertaining match at Super Showdown.
- 4: Bray Wyatt (7)
Speaking of entertaining, this was yet again, the best segment of RAW and SmackDown in my opinion. He held another episode of Firefly Fun House and introduced a new character. His involvement on RAW shouldn’t go unnoticed and his character is currently the most entertaining in the company. We don’t know when he will make his in-ring return, but I’m excited for it.
- 3: Alexa Bliss (NR)
Alexa is the only female competitor on the rankings this week and she had a huge week. She appeared on RAW to accompany Nikki Cross in her match against Peyton Royce and on Tuesday, she became the number one contender for Bayley’s SmackDown Women’s Championship. She defeated Charlotte Flair and Carmella and it is great to see her back in the ring. Over the last few months, she hasn’t been completely healthy, so hopefully she can be back at full strength. This is also the first time she has been on the Power Rankings this year. It was rumored today that she and Natalya could have a match at Super Showdown. This would be a remarkable thing if they will actually let it happen. For now we will just wait and see.
- 2: Brock Lesnar (1)
Brock was one of the biggest names mentioned heading into RAW on Monday, because they announced he would be cashing in his briefcase. I had literally no expectations that he would actually do it, but now they’re saying he will cash it in on Friday, we’ll see. He gave Seth Rollins a beating and he doesn’t have a match on Friday, so this could be true. I have a feeling he won’t win if he cashes in on Rollins, but if he cashes in on Kofi, which is still possible, I think he will become the new WWE champion. We’ll see though.
- 1: Undertaker/Goldberg (NR)
I wanted to avoid picking either of these two for the Top 10 this week, but here I am picking them at number one. They stole both shows this week, but they shouldn’t see the Top 10 ever again. Undertaker closed out RAW on Monday and Goldberg and Taker closed out Tuesday night’s SmackDown Live. This was Goldberg’s first appearance on SmackDown and it was hyped a great deal. It is a toss-up as to who will win this match, but it should be the main event on Friday afternoon.