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 manner up, and three which might be transferring in the other way. After a busy week that was capped off with SummerSlam 2022, a whole lot of fortunes have been modified.
With that in thoughts, let’s see whose inventory elevated essentially the most this week:
Inventory Up #3: Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre defeated Sheamus in an Irish Donnybrook on SmackDown and can now problem Roman Reigns for the WWE Common championship at subsequent month’s Conflict on the Citadel in Cardiff, Wales. With an anticipated capability within the vary of 70,000 followers, it will likely be the best attended WWE present of the 12 months, which could make this the suitable stage for Roman Reigns to lastly drop the title. Drew shall be booked as a really critical risk to the Tribal Chief.
Inventory Up #2: Logan Paul
Logan Paul did the unattainable and received himself cheered in a victory at SummerSlam 2022. The YouTube star wowed the viewers together with his large efficiency within the match, highlighted by an insane frog splash via a desk on the surface of the ring. How can anyone boo that?
I not too long ago used the time period “practice wreck” to explain the idea of Logan Paul as a babyface, however he’s shortly making a idiot out of me and all the opposite doubters. It seems that Logan Paul is an effective professional wrestler, and he’s able to profitable an viewers over together with his spectacular expertise within the ring.
Inventory Up #1: Uncooked girls’s division
A huge splash was made at SummerSlam when Bayley lastly returned to WWE, and he or she introduced
Io Shirai IYO SKY and Dakota Kai alongside together with her. Becky Lynch turned babyface in the identical angle, establishing a future battle pitting Bayley, SKY & Kai in opposition to Lynch & Bianca Belair.
If you add Asuka, Alexa Bliss, and Rhea Ripley to the combo, the Uncooked girls’s division abruptly appears like the most effective factor getting in WWE. Thrilling occasions are forward, and I’m undoubtedly consuming the Triple H Kool-Help on this one.
Now let’s see whose inventory decreased essentially the most this week:
Inventory Down #3: Road Income
At SummerSlam, the Road Income as soon as once more did not win the WWE tag crew titles from The Usos. This time there was no foul play or controversial referee name that made the distinction; Jimmy and Jey Uso have been merely the higher crew. Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins ought to be dropping out of the title image from right here.
Inventory Down #2: Liv Morgan
SummerSlam was an vital night time for Liv Morgan to erase any doubts concerning the legitimacy of her present reign as SmackDown girls’s champion, given the fluky nature of the best way she received the title earlier this month by way of Cash within the Financial institution money in.
Sadly for Liv, her rematch with Ronda Rousey at SummerSlam proved that Liv is an undeserving champion. Ronda kicked her ass all the match after which Liv tapped out. The one cause Liv continues to be the champ proper now could be as a result of the referee blew the decision, and the commentary crew made positive to level this out.
This end was WWE’s try to unravel the issue of discovering a solution to preserve the title on Liv whereas nonetheless defending Rousey and setting her up for a heel flip. These targets have been achieved, however now Liv’s credibility as champion is broken.
Inventory Down #1: Concept
Ever since he received the Cash within the Financial institution contract earlier this month, Concept has been on the dropping aspect of all eight tv and PPV matches that he has competed in. His standing as a complete geek was reiterated at SummerSlam. He by no means posed a lot of a risk in a fast loss in opposition to United States Champion Bob Lashley. He later tried to money in his Cash within the Financial institution contract, however it by no means occurred as a result of Brock Lesnar took this chump out with a direct F5.
Some of us have argued that the fixed losses and beatings don’t damage Concept’s inventory as a result of it’s becoming for a cowardly heel to lose truthful fights, solely to steal the title a while down the road. The issue with this argument in Concept’s case is that he’s been booked as a man who doesn’t belong in the identical ring with the highest stars within the firm. It’s gotten to the purpose the place if he have been to money in that briefcase proper now and steal the WWE Common championship away from a compromised Roman Reigns, the title would instantly lose a whole lot of its worth being within the palms of this mid-card dweeb.
There you’ve gotten it, Cagesiders. Whose inventory do you assume modified essentially the most this week?