The battle lines have been drawn. The road to Wrestlemania XXX is a straight and narrow one from here on it. With plenty of storyline development and a good card, this week’s RAW, coupled with the birth of the WWE Network, made for one of the best week’s in company history.
Check out our weekly RAW Power Rankings to see who got themselves on the road to Wrestlemania XXX the right way.
Honorable Mention: Hulk Hogan: Sure he’s old and can’t do much on the mic and in the ring anymore, but he’s still immortal. Hogan got a nice pop on RAW this week and his announcement that he’ll be the host of this year’s Wrestlemania is big news. The Hulkster is home- where he belongs.
5: CM Punk: The chants during the Batista/Orton rant this week on RAW were epic. “The Best in the World” is needed back- in a big way. It about time the WWE either stops the angle and brings him back into the fold or makes amends with him and gives the fans what they want.
4: Antonio Cesaro: Already one of the best workers in the company, Cesaro had a dominating match this week on RAW with Intercontinental Champion Big E. Langston and appeared close to winning the title before his Real American teammate Jack Swagger got the match thrown out. Make no mistake, Cesaro is a future WWE Champion. With his relationship with Swagger now in question, Cesaro has even more potential.
3: John Cena: Calling out Bray Wyatt not only keeps Cena pertinent and builds up one of the company’s top young stars, it’s also pretty damn cool. A Cena feud with The Wyatt Family in time for Wrestlemania is going to be a blast. Everyone is happy here- the people who want to see Cena get his tail kicked and the people who want to see him fight, with all his heart, in an almost impossible battle.
2: Roman Reigns: His match with Bray Wyatt this week on RAW was an encounter of two future WWE World Heavyweight Champions. Much like Antonio Cesaro and Daniel Bryan, Reigns has a plethora of momentum and regardless of who he fights at Wrestlemania, fans will care.
1: Daniel Bryan: The hottest performer in the company today, Bryan’s challenge to Triple H for a match at Wrestlemania is huge. With his surging popularity and in-ring resume, the thought of a match the the WWE COO would be enough to serve as a possible co-main event at the WWE’s biggest PPV.