AEW has released their rankings for the week of June 24 and it appears that Brian Cage has officially welcomed us to the age of The Machine. Let’s take a closer look.
Brian Cage has officially make it onto the AEW Men’s division rankings, and it only took him one month to do it. Cage debuts at the #2 spot directly behind the undefeated salt of the earth MJF after having been previously unranked. That’s quite the leapfrog, but it’s definitely needed with his bout against AEW Champion Jon Moxley on the horizon. Though with Moxley’s removal from Dynamite tonight due to possible COVID-19 exposure, Cage’s upcoming title match may be in question.
AEW Men’s Division
AEW Champion: Jon Moxley (13-0 singles, 18-2-1 overall)
TNT Champion: Cody Rhodes (13-1, 20-6-1 overall)
1. MJF (7-0 singles, 12-1 overall)
2. Brian Cage (5-1 singles, 5-1 overall)
3. Lance Archer (7-1 singles, 7-1 overall)
4. Brodie Lee (5-1 singles, 5-1 overall)
5. Chris Jericho (2-1 singles,14-5-1 overall)
Penelope Ford continues her slow and steady rise up the women’s rankings, with only The Beast Nyla Rose remaining above her in the #1 spot. But nipping at Ford’s heels is the recently returned Big Swole who made a big entrance on Dynamite last week when she hijacked Dr. Britt Baker’s transportation and dumped her in the garbage. With Kris Statlander out with an injury, I hope to see a new face, someone like Abadon, take her place.
AEW Women’s Division
Champion: Hikaru Shida (11-1 singles, 16-7 overall)
1. Nyla Rose (6-2 singles, 13-5 overall)
2. Penelope Ford (4-3 singles, 6-5 overall)
3. Big Swole (4-3 singles, 5-7 overall)
4. Kris Statlander (4-4 singles, 8-9 overall)
5. Dr. Britt Baker (4-4 singles, 13-8 overall)
When exactly are the Best Friends going to get their title shot? They successfully defended their #1 contender spot against The Butcher & The Blade and continue to show that they’re currently the top tag team in AEW. The Dark Order has regained their lost ground and quickly risen back up the rankings to the #2 position. No sign of FTR yet, but we all know they’re coming.
AEW Tag Team Division
Champions: Kenny Omega & “Hangman” Adam Page (8-0)
1. The Best Friends (10-3)
2. Dark Order (6-0)
3. The Young Bucks (3-2)
4. Natural Nightmares (5-1)
5. Private Party (4-2)
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