A huge card and appearance by some of the biggest stars in the history of the sport made this week’s Monday Night RAW a worthy three-hour time investment. Although it was void of any real shocks, the card was deep and aside from a few laughable moments, it did a decent job of laying the foundation for the upcoming Royal Rumble pay per view.
Check out this week’s RAW Power Rankings to see who was full of holiday cheer and who was focused on making sure they went home with a win to celebrate the holidays the right way.
Trending Up: Adam Rose: His loss to R-Truth wasn’t a help, but his decimation of Bunny will give him the heel status and momentum he needs to take his career to the next level.
Picking up Steam: Fandango: Whoa. Did Fandango just get a quick with over former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger? Damn skippy. One of the most dynamic up and coming performers in the company, could this be the time he finds the right tune to dance to?
Honorable Mention: Rusev: An appearance on Piper’s Pit only proves he’s on his way to becoming one of the company’s top heels- if he isn’t already.
5: Roman Reigns: A win over Big Show, even by count-out, continues to prove that there are huge things on the way for Reigns.
4: Bray Wyatt/Dean Ambrose: A monster feud that is set to continue for the next few months for the sheer reason that the fans love it and they can get even crazier. But just how crazy can they get?
3: Dolph Ziggler/Luke Harper: These two have wonderful matches together, but they need to talk more on the mic to build this angle even further This feud could be for the WWE World Heavyweight title one day and there needs to be more at stake than the Intercontinental title. There needs to be an emotional element involved. otherwise, it’s just great in-ring work that only hardcore fans will “get.”
2: Seth Rollins: He’s a damn good heel, but he’s an even better worker. In one of the best performances on RAW this year, Rollins pushed Cena to the limit and continued to prove why so many see him as a future WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
1: John Cena: In one of his best matches in recent memory, Cena not only got the win over Seth Rollins, he kept up with the much younger performer in an offensive showcase that got a rare “This is awesome” chant. When was the last time you’ve heard that during a Cena match? Hate him all you want, Cena is still the most decorated star in the company and a worthy top contender for the WWE World heavyweight Championship.