Some locations do energy rankings. Right here at Cageside, we do a inventory report.
On this weekly collection, we determine three Superstars (or teams of Superstars) who’re on their means up, and three which might be transferring in the wrong way. After a busy week that included WrestleMania Backlash and all of its fallout, numerous fortunes have been modified.
With that in thoughts, let’s see whose inventory decreased essentially the most this week:
Inventory Down #3: Liv Morgan
WWE didn’t waste any time after Rhea Ripley joined The Judgment Day in reserving her to beat the crap out of Liv Morgan on Uncooked. Given their historical past, this might have been a match that was saved for the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. It wasn’t a squash, however Liv was soundly crushed in a single phase and introduced as a wrestler who isn’t actually on Rhea’s stage.
Inventory Down #2: Drew McIntyre
At WrestleMania Backlash, Drew McIntyre had an opportunity to cement himself as the following challenger for WWE Common Champion Roman Reigns. However his group (with RK-Bro) did not defeat the Bloodline, permitting Roman to point out up on SmackDown final evening (May 13) and precisely state there’s “no one” left for him to face with Hell in a Cell looming.
Drew McIntyre is without doubt one of the nobodies Reigns was speaking about. Not like RK-Bro, McIntyre couldn’t even be bothered to point out up on SmackDown to confront The Bloodline, lending much more credence to Roman’s phrases.
Inventory Down #1: Sonya Deville
Deville has been pinned on three consecutive episodes of Uncooked. A kind of losses was tantamount to a three-on-one handicap match the place Sonya had the numbers in her favor. Extra not too long ago, she was shortly squashed by a returning Alexa Bliss on this week’s (May 9) Uncooked. Sonya was additionally fired from her authority determine function. Which means she’s again to being a daily wrestler on the roster, and a wrestler who is outwardly very dangerous at profitable matches.
Now let’s see whose inventory elevated essentially the most this week:
Inventory Up #3: The Judgment Day
At WrestleMania Backlash, Rhea Ripley joined up with Edge and Damian Priest as the latest member of The Judgment Day. Ripley sadistically destroyed Liv Morgan on Uncooked and will probably discover herself elevated to a championship feud with Bianca Belair this summer time. The Judgment Day has a cool entrance, Edge has a brand new look, and WWE is critical about giving them an enormous push.
Inventory Up #2: Cody Rhodes
Cody defeated Seth Rollins as soon as once more at WrestleMania Backlash. Given Bobby Lashley’s loss to Omos on that very same card, Drew McIntyre falling to the Bloodline, AJ Kinds placing over The Judgment Day, Randy Orton wrapped up within the tag title scene, New Day scuffling with BUTCH, and Finn Balor usually booked like a jabroni, Cody already stands out because the primary males’s babyface in all of WWE.
That is about as sturdy of a begin as Cody may have realistically hoped for in his return to WWE. It additionally makes an enormous distinction that WWE audiences like to cheer for Rhodes, in contrast to his final 12 months or so of being closely booed as a babyface in AEW.
Inventory Up #1: Ronda Rousey
Rousey gained the SmackDown girls’s championship from Charlotte Aptitude at WrestleMania Backlash in her finest displaying but since returning to WWE this 12 months. With Aptitude indefinitely out of motion and Roman Reigns having no opponents, Ronda can be closely featured and a focus of SmackDown going ahead. Actually, she already efficiently defended the title towards Raquel Rodriguez.
There you’ve got it, Cagesiders. Whose inventory do you suppose modified essentially the most this weekend?