This week’s AEW rankings see a few changes as we head into this Wednesday’s Dynamite in Corpus Christi, the promotion’s final show for 2019. So who moved up?
(NOTE: Analysis will contain spoilers from Wednesday’s AEW Dark tapings)
Champion: Chris Jericho (champion since August 31, 2019)
1. Jon Moxley (5-0-1 singles, 5-1-1 overall) (Last Week: 1)
2. Kenny Omega (5-2 singles, 9-4 overall) (Last Week: 2)
3. PAC (4-2-1 singles, 5-3-1 overall) (Last Week: 3)
4. Cody Rhodes (4-1-1 singles, 5-3-1 overall) (Last Week: 4)
5. MJF (2-1 singles, 3-1 overall) (Last Week: 5)
Jericho takes on Jungle Boy in a non-title ten minute challenge this coming week.
Moxley defeated Alex Reynolds in 14 seconds in Wednesday’s opener.
PAC teamed with The Hybrid 2 to defeat Best Friends and Orange Cassidy at the Dark tapings.
Rhodes teamed with QT Marshall in a loss to The Butcher and The Blade. This coming week, he has a rematch with them alongside new partner Darby Allin.
Champion: Riho (champion since October 2, 2019)
1. Britt Baker (4-2 singles, 7-3 overall) (Last Week: 4)
2. Kris Statlander (2-0 singles, 2-2 overall) (Last Week: 5)
3. Hikaru Shida (3-2 singles, 4-3 overall) (Last Week: 1)
4. Nyla Rose (3-3 singles, 4-3 overall) (Last Week: 2)
5. Emi Sakura (1-2 singles, 3-4 overall) (Last Week: 3)
Baker and Statlander each move up via victories on Dark. Baker defeated local wrestler Machiko, while Statlander defeated Bea Priestly. The two face off this coming week on Dynamite in a number one contender’s match.
Rose is still kayfabe suspended for assaulting referee Rick Knox last week.
Sakura lost to Big Swole on Dynamite.
Champions: SCU (champions since October 30, 2019)
1. Young Bucks (5-3 tag, 9-4 overall for Matt Jackson, 9-5 overall for Nick Jackson) (Last Week: 2)
2. Proud n Powerful (3-2 tag, 4-3 overall) (Last Week: 1)
3. Best Friends (4-3 tag, 6-7 overall for Trent Baretta, 5-5 overall for Chuck Taylor) (Last Week: 3)
4. Lucha Bros (4-4 tag, 6-6 overall for Pentagon Jr., 7-5 overall for Fenix) (Last Week: 4)
5. The Dark Order (3-2 tag, 4-2 overall) (Last Week: NR)
SCU defeated Private Party (last week’s number five contenders) in a non-title match at the Dark tapings.
The Bucks move up to number one after defeating Proud n Powerful in the Texas street fight on Wednesday. By virtue of the win, they face SCU this Wednesday for the AEW World Tag Team titles.
As noted previously, Best Friends were part of the losing end of a six man tag on Dark.