Shaq isn’t just satisfied with Papa John’s Pizza, he wants some wrestling on his pizza too! Kenny Omega continues to make inroads to Impact Wrestling, and Hikaru Shida better watch her back, because The Living Dead Girl is coming for her.
Let’s see what this week’s AEW Rankings have to show us as we head into tonight’s event.
Kenny Omega continues to bounce between Dynamite and Impact, but no real challenger for the new AEW World Champion has emerged yet. The rankings didn’t change week-to-week and Jon Moxley hasn’t been seen since his defeat at the hands of Omega. Perhaps that changes tonight.
MJF secured his second reign as the AEW Dynamite Diamond Champion against Orange Cassidy last week, but the Inner Circle is about to combust due to his continued antics.
Poor Cody Rhodes. Sting was his hero growing up and The Icon heeled off on our bleached blonde AEW executive in the ring last week. Where does Cody’s love go from here?
AEW Rankings Men’s Division
AEW Champion: Kenny Omega (8-0 singles, 34-10 overall)
TNT Champion: Darby Allin (14-5 singles, 20-13-1 overall)
1. Jon Moxley (21-1 singles, 27-3-1 overall)
2. MJF (11-1 singles, 17-3 overall)
3. Cody (20-3-1 singles, 30-9-2 overall)
4. Brian Cage (13-1 singles, 14-2 overall)
5. Ricky Starks (16-2 singles, 17-4 overall)
Uh oh! Abadon has jumped two spots in the Women’s Division since last week’s episode of Dynamite. The Living Dead Girl is coming for the AEW Women’s Champion Hikaru Shida and she’s coming fast.
Brandi Rhodes sat down with Shaq last week (only in wrestling) and discussed Jade Cargill’s attack. Things did not go well. The interview ended with Rhodes tossing water in Shaq’s face and calling him an overgrown a**hole. Cargill appears to be gathering allies in the form of Nyla Rose and Vickie Guerrero but her ultimate designs remain a mystery.
Meanwhile, Ivelisse and Diamante are back on Dynamite and are ready to show Serena Deeb and Big Swole why you don’t mess with the winners of the Deadly Draw.
AEW Rankings Women’s Division
Champion: Hikaru Shida (22-1 singles, 28-7 overall)
1. Big Swole (14-4 singles, 16-9 overall)
2. Nyla Rose (13-3 singles, 20-7 overall)
3. Abadon (6-1 singles, 6-1 overall)
4. Serena Deeb (4-2) singles, 4-2 overall)
5. Penelope Ford (11-5 singles, 13-8 overall)
If you haven’t watched BTE this week, then you need to. “Hangman” Adam Page is teaming with John Silver & Alex Reynolds tonight against Matt Hardy & Private Party. While this will have no bearing whatsoever on the tag division, it will still be an amazing match to watch. The Dark Order boys and sad cowboy have been killing it with the comedy bits on BTE and I can’t wait to see what they do tonight.
In tag team division land, congratulations to The Acclaimed for making it into the #5 position on the rankings. This is their first time being ranked and as a relatively new team to AEW, it’s impressive.
AEW Rankings Tag Team Division
Champions: The Young Bucks (12-3)
1. FTR (13-1)
2. Best Friends (20-7)
3. Jurassic Express (15-5)
4. Dark Order (15-2)
5. The Acclaimed (7-1)
For more AEW news and updates, be sure to check out our weekly AEW column, All Things All Elite.
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