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AEW Rankings: August 12, 2020: Say hi to Scorpio Sky
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AEW Rankings: August 12, 2020: Say hi to Scorpio Sky

Get a look at the landscape of AEW on the cusp of Tag Team Appreciation Night.

Despite an action pack episode of Dynamite last week, the AEW Rankings only saw one change today with the appearance of Scorpio Sky in the #5 stop of the men’s division. Otherwise each division’s standings didn’t move, but there were a number of talent and teams that picking up some W’s and L’s. But even though things were relatively quite in the rankings this week, with AEW’s next pay-per-view All Out less on the horizon, expect things to start ramping up.

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Let’s take a look at how each division measures up before tonight’s episode of Dynamite.

AEW Rankings

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Another week, another incredible promo out of the “Salt of the Earth,” Mr. Maxwell Jacob Friedman. MJF’s campaign against Jon Moxley continues to ramp up and I think I speak for all of us when I say that I can’t wait to see what he does next.

We haven’t seen much out of Lance Archer and Brian Cage lately, well, besides a bunch of bruised and battered jobbers in their wake. Meanwhile, Brodie Lee continues to make life hell for the AEW tag division by using his minions and poisoned tongue to sow distrust and disorder among his enemies.

Sadly, we say goodbye to Darby Allin this week, but we get to say hello to someone that we haven’t seen in a long time in the men’s rankings, Scorpio Sky. The SCU member made an unexpected appearance on Dynamite last week after Cody’s tag team match with Matt Cardona against Alex Reynolds and John Silver of the Dark Order. Sky was less than subtle about his intentions for the TNT Championship and Cody appears more than happy to oblige.

AEW Rankings Men’s Division

AEW Champion: Jon Moxley (15-0 singles, 21-2-1 overall)
TNT Champion: Cody Rhodes (17-1, 24-6-1 overall)

1. MJF (8-0 singles, 13-2 overall)
2. Lance Archer (10-1 singles, 10-1 overall)
3. Brian Cage (6-1 singles, 6-2 overall)
4. Brodie Lee (5-1 singles, 8-1 overall)
5. Scorpio Sky (7-1 singles, 24-10 overall)

AEW Rankings

AEW

AEW’s women’s division had a quiet week on Dynamite, with their only segment being Big Swole defeating Reba in a singles match.

But there was a lot more happening for the division overall despite the lack of time on Dynamite. The biggest news out of the division last week came when AEW Chief Brand Officer Brandi Rhodes announced a new female-focused subscription service, AEW Heels.

The new fan membership platform allows fans to access exclusive content for AEW’s female talent, including but not limited to: virtual meet-and-greets, video conference discussions with industry experts, exclusive AEW talent Q&A sessions, customized merchandise, special promotions, themed parties and more. We highly recommend you check it out.

In the event that you weren’t already aware, the women’s division’s tag team tournament, The Deadly Draw, is also actively happening every week and you can watch the action exclusively on AEW’s YouTube channel.

AEW Rankings Women’s Division

Champion: Hikaru Shida (15-1 singles, 20-7 overall)

1. Nyla Rose (7-2 singles, 14-6 overall)
2. Big Swole (6-3 singles, 8-7 overall)
3. Penelope Ford (6-4 singles, 8-7 overall)
4. Abadon (3-1 singles, 3-1 overall)
5. Dr. Britt Baker (4-4 singles, 13-8 overall)

AEW Rankings

AEW

There was a lot of tag team action on the latest episode of Dynamite, with The Dark Order defeating The Young Bucks, FTR, Kenny Omega, and Hangman Adam Page. We also saw Best Friends defeat Proud N’ Powerful, only to then have Trent’s mom’s minivan destroyed in an act of retribution. Trent has subsequently demanded an apology be made to his mother, on speakerphone — don’t worry, we’ll keep you updated on the situation.

Oh, and Matt Cardona got his feet wet in the tag team division when he teamed with Cody against two of Dark Order’s many members.

Yet despite all of this tag team action, the rankings didn’t change whatsoever. And that’s okay. The rankings aren’t going to change every week and to expect a significant change every week would be rather silly. Storylines and character growth take time and patience, and when they’re done right it’s more than worth the wait.

Don’t forget to tune in to Dynamite tonight for Tag Team Appreciation Night!

AEW Rankings Tag Team Division

Champions: Kenny Omega & “Hangman” Adam Page (11-0)

1. FTR (5-0)
2. Best Friends (13-4)
3. Dark Order (8-1)
4. The Young Bucks (5-2)
5. Jurassic Express (5-2)


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