WWE RAW Power Rankings: Duct Tape and Triple Powerbombs

Whatever happens in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas on RAW this week.

With a handful of upset wins and some wacky storyline, the first stretch on the Road to Wrestlemania was an unpredictable one.

Check out our weekly power rankings to see who’s making the most of their time leading to the Elimination Chamber and eventually, the Grand Daddy of ‘em all.

5: The Miz: After his “rub” from Ric Flair a few weeks ago, more exposure on MizTV and his costing Antonio Cesaro a match against Randy Orton this week, The Miz has momentum on his side for the first time in a while. With a match with Cesaro definitely on the company’s mind, the U.S. title picture will definitely get more interesting. Some may see it as a step down for the former WWE champion, but getting to work with someone like Cesaro is definitely not a slap in the face.

4: Bo Dallas: If you didn’t know whom the NXT rookie was last night, now you do. Although he didn’t show much in the ring, he did sell plenty and showed good form on the little offense he did perform. Add in a nice T-Bone/Powerslam in the vein of Shelton Benjamin that he used on Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett and Dallas may be someone to keep an eye on.

3: John Cena: His quick win over Cody Rhodes was typical Cena nonsense, but it was cool to see him challenge either CM Punk or The Rock for the WWE title. It sets up the big money-maker the fans and the company wants. His ability to at least try and stand up to the Shield was pretty cool as well.

2: The Big Show: The giant made an enormous statement after he knocked out both World Champion Alberto Del Rio and his valet Ricardo Rodriguez. If you thought this angle was over, think again. Big Show continues to prove that he has a ton of value to the WWE. He may be the best heel in the company right now.

1: The Shield: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns absolutely destroyed John Cena, Sheamus and Ryback on RAW this week after Cena announced he’d challenge for the WWE title at Wrestlemania. If that doesn’t get you some attention, nothing will. While the constant run-ins are fun, these guys need to start wrestling more. Otherwise, this is just useless pandering.

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