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Chairshot Weekly Brainbuster: Matt’s Power Ranking 10/25/19

Welcome to the end of our first month here at The Chairshot’s Brainbuster Power Rankings!



Welcome to the end of our first month here at The Chairshot’s Brainbuster Power Rankings!

We bring to you the first ever scientific approach to wrestling power rankings, and rank the week of 10/17-10/23! We will be comparing (RAW and SDL), NXT (NXT and NXT UK), and AEW. Who had the biggest week?

These rankings are very much based on momentum, as well as strength of opponent, weighing out “power rankings” based on head to head results. The highest differences of the week will be discussed here. Each week Greg DeMarco and I will compare our lists, giving you all two different types of power rankings!

Drew McIntyre +21 [+20 Overall Score]
Drew McIntyre d. Ricochet, 10/21, WWE RAW

I didn’t think it was possible for McIntyre to make this list, but McIntyre hasn’t done much all year, losing a feud to Roman Reigns, being eliminated from the KOTR tournament from Ricochet and actually had a negative score after his return to RAW this week so here we are. Ricochet was tied for 10th place in the WWE overall standings last week, so this was a huge win for McIntyre. McIntyre makes a statement and heats up for a rumored Royal Rumble win in a couple months.

NXT UK Tag Team Champions Gallus (Wolfgang & Mark Coffey) +18 [+37 Overall Score]
Gallus d. NXT UK Tag Team Champions Andrews/Webster, 10/17, NXT UK

Not the first time an NXT UK talent has appeared here, but this is the first time we’ve seen a championship change hands on NXT UK television, and I do give bonus points for a title change, so Gallus finds themselves on top of the mountain in the tag division, and also on our Power Rankings top list! This victory felt odd though, fresh off Andrews and Webster beating The Young Grizzled Veterans at Takeover Cardiff for the titles, the titles change hands again rather quickly, and without a known Takeover schedule, NXT UK is kind of just doing its own thing quietly. Where does this lead? I’m really not sure. I’m guessing a match against Imperuim.

Joey Janela +18 [-47 Overall Score]
Joey Janela d. Brandon Cutler, 10/22, AEW DARK

This entry was bound to happen as soon as the match happened because neither man had a victory in the company, so the winner was going to gain some big momentum. Remarkably, Janela was even lower than Cutler, so not only did he get his first win, it was mathematically an upset! Janela would go on to lose to Omega on Dynamite on Wednesday, erasing all this momentum gained, but it was enough to catapult Janela into the Top 5 this week! If you haven’t started watching Dark on Tuesdays on Youtube, you really should.

NXT North American Champion Roderick Strong +17 [+18 Overall Score]
Strong d. Lee & Dijakovik, 10/23, NXT

Strong was barely holding on to a positive score when this match was announced after last week, and here he is, defending two men ranked higher than him, and therefor the champion was a underdog, and the win gave him more points than all but two people this week. There was little doubt that Strong was retaining though, heading into his rematch with Velveteen Dream. A victory over Dream will put Strong again on this list, due to Dream having a +122 score, and a 64% chance to win on paper. In fact, a victory by Strong may actually bump him up to #1 overall when and if it happens!

SCU (Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) +17 [+34 Overall Score]
SCU d. The Dark Order, 10/23, AEW Dynamite

The team of Kazarian and Scorpio Sky did it again, advancing to the finals of the AEW Tag Team Championship Tournament against The Lucha Bros (currently +47 Overall). An SCU victory there would give them a huge momentum boost! The match against The Dark Order was good, and this leads to SCU vs Luchas, concluding (or continuing) their new feud. The tag team division in AEW is the best tag division in all of a wrestling, absolutely no question about that. Two weeks ago Private Party made my Top 5, and now SCU also finds themselves recognized by the best power rankings article on The Chairshot!

Runners Up:

6) The Young Bucks +16 [+14 Overall Score]
7) Chad Gable +16 [+50 Overall Score]

That wraps up this week, all in all an exciting week for wrestling, but the biggest news super secedes any win or loss, The Real Rock N’ Rolla is back! That’s right, Finn Balor has fulfilled his destiny, and I am super excited about that! We saw three AEW talents emerge on this list this week (counting Runners Up), which shows the company is turning some wheels as we head for Full Gear in a couple weeks. Coming soon on these Power Rankings, NJPW and Stardom! Looking forward to analyzing those promotions!

New Rankings (Men, Women, Tag)

WWE Men:

Kofi Kingston 205 (-)
Universal Champion Seth Rollins 199 (+10)
Roman Reigns 177 (+12)
Braun Strowman 140 (+14)
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar 129 (-)
Buddy Murphy 114 (-)
Aleister Black 110 (+8)
Ricochet 81 (-21)
Corbin 64 (-)
IC Champion Shinsuke Nakamura 53 (-12)

WWE Women:

RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch 189 (-)
Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley 160 (-)
Charlotte 77 (-)
Natalya +3 (-)
Nikki Cross -1 (+13)
Sasha Banks -18 (-)
Lacey Evans -19 (-13)
Mandy Rose -36 (-13)
Sonya Deville -72 (-13)
Carmella -85 (-13)

WWE Tag Team:

RAW Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders 156 (+7)
SDL Tag Team Champions The Revival 50 (-)
Heavy Machinery 23 (-)
Ziggler & Roode 14 (-)
The Street Profits 10 (+10)

NXT Men:

NXT UK Champion WALTER 172 (-)
Tommaso Ciampa 162 (-)
Pete Dunne 129 (-)
Velveteen Dream 122 (-)
Matt Riddle 102 (+15)
NXT Champion Adam Cole 98 (-)
Joe Coffey 94 (-)
Damian Priest 85 (-)
Tyler Bate 84 (-)
Travis Banks 84 (-)

NXT Women:

NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler 262 (-)
Toni Storm 129 (-)
Rhea Ripley 105 (+14)
NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray 102 (-)
Jinny 70 (-)
Mia Yim 69 (-)
Piper Niven 64 (-)
Io Shirai 54 (-)
Bianca BelAir 23 (-14)
Tegan Nox 12 (-)

NXT Tag Team

Imperium 47 (+14)
NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed Era 41 (-)
NXT UK Tag Team Champions Gallus 37 (+18)
The Forgotten Sons 32 (-)
Young Grizzled Veterans 28 (-)

AEW Men:

AEW Champion Chris Jericho 48 (-)
Cody 45 (-)
PAC 33 (+0)
Jon Moxley 31 (+0)
MJF 16 (-)
Kenny Omega 14 (+15)
Adam Page 13 (-)
Darby Allin 0 (-)
Shawn Spears -30 (-)
Joey Janela -47 (+3)

AEW Women:

AEW Women’s Champion Riho 60 (-)
Britt Baker 17 (+16)
Jamie Hayter -16 (-16)
Nyla Rose -30 (+16)
Leva Bates -33 (-16)

AEW Tag Team:

The Lucha Bros 47 (+15)
SCU (Kazarian/Sky) 34 (+17)
The Dark Order 16 (-17)
Ortiz & Santana 16 (-)
The Young Bucks 14 (+16)

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