Some places do power rankings. Here at Cageside, we do a stock report.
In this weekly series, we identify three Superstars (or teams of Superstars) who are on their way up, and three that are moving in the opposite direction. After a busy week that featured one of WWE’s best events of the year (Evolution) as well as one of the worst (Crown Jewel), a lot of fortunes were changed.
With that in mind, let’s see whose stock has decreased the most this week:
Stock Down #3: The Revival
Dash and Dawson have reached the point where there’s no reason to expect they will receive a push on Raw. This week they quickly lost against the Lucha House Party, and it reinforced the idea that The Revival aren’t stars and they don’t matter.
Stock Down #2: Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle received more hype than any other superstar heading into the World Cup tournament at Crown Jewel, but then he went out with a whimper in the first round at the mid-card hands of Dolph Ziggler.
Stock Down #1: Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman was made to look like a fool by Brock Lesnar on Raw, and then the Monster Among Men was completely annihilated by The Beast at Crown Jewel. Braun always fails to get the job done whenever he gets a shot at the Universal Championship, and is still struggling to recover from his mishandling of the Money in the Bank briefcase.
Now let’s see whose stock has increased the most this week:
Stock Up #3: Shane McMahon
Shane McMahon shockingly won the World Cup tournament. The owner’s son now gets to carry around a big ass trophy and obnoxiously call himself the Best in the World. It sure feels like there are big plans and a heel turn coming for Shane O’Mac.
Stock Up #2: Shawn Michaels
HBK returned to active competition for the first time in over eight years and showed that he can still put on a hell of a show. Dream matches with the likes of Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, and Brock Lesnar now all seem possible for The Showstopper.
Stock Up #1: Becky Lynch
At Evolution, Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair had the best WWE women’s match in history, and a strong contender for 2018 match of the year. To the victor go the spoils, and now Becky gets an even bigger match against megastar Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series.
There you have it, Cagesiders. Whose stock do you think has changed the most this week?