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 method up, and three which might be shifting in the wrong way. After a busy week that included WrestleMania 37 and all of its fallout, plenty of fortunes have been modified.
With that in thoughts, let’s see whose inventory has elevated probably the most this week:
Inventory Up #3: Omos
Vince McMahon loves big males, and that was evident at WrestleMania 37 with Omos, Commander Azeez, and Braun Strowman all getting a highlight to various levels. Within the case of Omos’ debut match, he was booked to be an invincible behemoth who squashed the New Day and received the Uncooked tag staff titles. The commentary staff was speaking him up like he’s a greater wrestler than all-time nice AJ Types, and that’s precisely how he was booked on this match.
Inventory Up #2: Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns’ Common championship protection at WrestleMania 37 was the primary time the place the result of his match has been unsure ever since he received the title in August 2020. Reigns responded to this uncertainty by smashing Daniel Bryan and Edge, stacking them up, and pinning them each at the same time.
Inventory Up #1: Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks made history on night time certainly one of WrestleMania 37 by turning into the primary two black women to compete in the principle occasion. Belair went on to win the SmackDown girls’s championship from Banks. For Belair, that is the climax of a dream run that started with a victory within the 2021 Royal Rumble match.
Now let’s see whose inventory has decreased probably the most this week:
Inventory Down #3: Road Earnings
With their newest loss on this week’s (Apr. 16) episode of SmackDown, the Road Earnings have now failed twice this month in championship matches towards the Soiled Dawgs. It will seem that it’s time for them to maneuver out of the title image, and for an additional staff to get the subsequent shot.
Inventory Down #2: Girls’s tag staff division
I normally attempt to be extra particular with these selections and never decide a complete division, however this week emphasised how dangerous issues are with WWE’s girls tag groups. There isn’t a higher instance of this than Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke strolling out of their tag staff match towards the champs (Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler) on this week’s (Apr. 12) Uncooked. Mandy and Dana selected to deliberately lose a match by rely out somewhat than attempting to beat the champs.
As they walked up the ramp, Mandy and Dana repeatedly stated “it’s not value it.” That tells you all you could learn about how WWE regards these titles. The cherry on prime is when Baszler was once again rolled up and misplaced a match in lower than three minutes on SmackDown.
Inventory Down #1: Bray Wyatt
The Fiend was burned to death in December by Randy Orton. WrestleMania 37 was his first match since then, and he misplaced in six minutes to at least one RKO. Rumors recommend that the match end was changed from the unique plan.
The Fiend is a personality that after took such a severe beating from Seth Rollins inside Hell in a Cell that the referee needed to name off the match, just for The Fiend to instantly shake all of it off and put Rollins down. And now he falls to one RKO after a distraction. This isn’t the primary time that Bray has been booked like an incompetent loser in a WrestleMania feud with Randy Orton.
Wyatt tried to save lots of face on Uncooked by promising a brand new begin for his Firefely Enjoyable Home. However the harm that was performed right here will likely be tough to get well from. There may be nothing cool about The Fiend anymore, and little cause to provide it the advantage of the doubt. This gimmick has turn into strongly related to very bad tv segments and even worse pay-per-view matches; WrestleMania 37 might very effectively be the purpose of no return.
There you will have it, Cagesiders. Whose inventory do you assume has modified probably the most this week?