This week’s RAW was an undeniable disaster. Few of the matches ended in a clean finish and even the interruptions were boring and lackluster. Away from the matches, the rest of the show was filler. But that doesn’t mean a few guys weren’t worth mentioning.
Check out this week’s RAW Power Rankings and see who stank the least on the WWE’s flagship show.
5: R-Truth: It was only a count-out win, but after being out of action for months, Truth will take it. At one time, Truth was one of the company’s most underrated heels. At another he was a fun face as a tag team champion with Kofi Kingston. Now, the former NWA World Heavyweight Champion has no identity. A solid feud with Damien Sandow can help both of them find their places in the company.
4: Ryback: David Otunga was utterly destroyed by Ryback in a matter of minutes this week on RAW. After the match, Ryback shot a little promo and actually got the fans going. Say what you want about his inability to sell and his apparent lack of being able to protect his ring partner, but Ryback is over with the fans. The announcement of his Wrestlemania match with Mark Henry is a step in the right direction for his character. Ryback will learn more than humility while in the ring with “The World’s Strongest Man.” He’ll understand what it’s like to have a “real” match.
3: Jack Swagger: In a matter of minutes, Swagger and Zeb Colter destroyed World Champion Alberto Del Rio and his valet Ricardo Rodriguez. And no, you weren’t crazy; fans were actually cheering him on. This angle and Swagger’s character, is slowly, but surely, picking up steam.
2: Chris Jericho: Wade Barrett may have won the triple threat match for the Intercontinental title on Monday, but Jericho was by far the bets of the three in the ring. A legend, Jericho was a bit rusty through his first few return matches but is now his old self again.
1: Team Hell No: Daniel Bryan and Kane: Although their match this week against Primo and Epico was far from special, the duo are the backbone of the tag team division and one of the few acts that continually entertain. Their match against Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston at Wrestlemania will be a well-constructed and enjoyable encounter. While Ziggler is one of the best workers in the company, the match lies in the hands of Kane and Bryan.