Updated: Dec 10, 2019
Each Week Pro Wrestling Musings brings you a statistically informed Power Rankings. Wrestlers are ranked based on their statistical records with weighting given to the more recent results as is in keeping with Power Rankings and their kayfabe power and stature in the company.
The statistics that inform this Power Rankings can be found here:
1. Chris Jericho
Last Week, 1st - unmoved.
Chris Jericho had his standard eventful week in AEW. He got his long-awaited thank you, introduced his dad to the audience and dominated another segments and finally, he defended his AEW World Championship against the man who pinned him two weeks ago.
In his third defense of the AEW World Championship, Jericho managed to fend off the hungry challenger, Scorpio Sky with a mixture of the involvement of Jake Hager and the re-establishment of the 'Liontamer'/'Walls of Jericho' as a deadly finishing manoeuvre.
It wasn't all roses and 'A Little Bit of the Bubbly' for Jericho though as Jon Moxley came out at the end of the show to burn a hole through Jericho with his stare.
Overall - 1. Male Overall - 1. Male 1-1 - 1.
Last Week, 2nd - Unmoved.
There will be mixed feelings for Scorpio Sky after this one. One the one hand, he lost. However, he gave a very good account of himself and one would not be surprised to see him in this position again in the future.
In the main event of Dynamite against the AEW World Champion, Scorpio Sky picked up 60% of the offense and really troubled the champion who has dominated proceedings in AEW thus far.
SCU are still tag team champions and are way out in front of that division. There next challengers will have strong and established champions to attempt to dethrone.
Scorpio Sky: Overall - 4. Male Overall - 3. Tag - 1.
Frankie Kazarian: Overall - 5. Male Overall - 4. Tag - 1.
Christopher Daniels: Overall - 16. Male Overall - 13. Trio - 1.
3. Jon Moxley
Last Week 4th - Up 1.
Jon Moxley delivered a fire promo and came out at the end of the show to stare down Chris Jericho. Jon Moxley may not have wrestled but he is on such a hot streak post-victories over Omega and Darby that promos and making his presence known are enough to build his standing.
Although he may not be recognised by AEW as the number one contender, at PWM he is hot on the heels of 'Le Champion'
Overall - 5. Male Overall - 4. Male 1-1 - 2.
Last Week, 3rd - Down 1.
The AEW Women's Champion was absent from Dynamite again. There is a lot of debate online about how the AEW Women's division is run. This will not help the company. Chris Jericho has been on every episode of Dynamite. Riho has not.
Britt Baker, Hikaru Shida and Emi Sakura seem to be jostling to challenge her for the championship. All three of them are worthy challengers and may be able to put her position in doubt. On the other hand, Riho has defeated all three of these wrestlers since AEW was established.
Overall - 2, Female Overall - 2, Female 1-1 - 1.
5. Hikaru Shida
Last Week, 5th - Unmoved
Hikaru was on the losing side of a tag team contest this week. However, she wasn't pinned. Due to Sakura and Priestly being far enough behind her in the pecking order she has not been leap-frogged by any of her opponents. However, her loss does mean Britt Baker is not ahead of her in the standings.
Despite technically falling behind Baker, her recent wins and performances still suggests that as opportunities to earn a challenge against Riho come up she will be in pole to earn such a match.
Overall - 11, Female Overall - 3, Female 1-1 - 2.
Last week, 10th - Up 4.
MJF won the Dynamite Dozen Diamond ring this week on Dynamite. The ring, presented by Diamond Dallas Page, is valued at $43 000 . What it means or affords the holder is unclear, however AEW have presented it as a big deal.
To win this prize he defeated Adam Page and is still very much on the mind of Cody Rhodes. With the intimidating Wardlow backing him up he is a force in AEW whether anyone likes it or not.
As MJF is relatively untested so far in AEW, he places highly because he hasn't lost a one on one singles match out of the two he has participated in.
Overall - 14. Male Overall - 11. Male 1-1 - 4.
7. Kenny Omega
Last Week, Unlisted - New
Is this the start of the rehabilitation of Kenny Omega? Two victories this week for the former 'Best Bout Machine. He successfully defended the AAA Mega Championship against Jack Evans on AEW Dark in the first ever title defense on the program and he then defeated Pac on Dynamite in an exciting contest.
There is still a long way for Omega to go to re-establish himself as one of the best in the world if not the absolute best. Beating the man he recognised as starting his slide is a great place to start. It is unclear where Omega goes to from here but it would make sense for him to revisit his feud with Jon Moxley at some point if he wishes to fully prove himself.
Overall - 20. Male Overall - 16. Male 1-1 - 10.
Last Week, 6th, Down 2
Pac has suffered two major losses so far in his AEW career. Page and Omega have dealt him costly blows.
If Pac had put away Page or Omega in the second encounter it seems likely he would have earned a World Championship opportunity. However he has suffered a costly loss each time he should have been building up his momentum and getting over the line. What happens next for Pac is unclear. Will he repeat his pattern against Page and aim to have a rubber-match with Omega?
Overall - 18. Male Overall - 14. Male 1-1 - 5.
9. Dr Britt Baker DMD
Last Week, 8th - Down 1.
Britt Baker did not compete this week or appear on Dynamite. Interestingly her biggest rival to challenge Riho and the woman that defeated her in a first versus second match in the AEW Rankings, lost this week. This prevents her from dropping further.
Overall - 6, Female Overall - 2, Female 1-1 - 6.
10. Best Friends
Last Week, Unlisted - New.
What a week for the Best Friends. Slipping in the tag division, they have re-established themselves with a huge win over the Lucha Bros. This started with Trent defeating Pentagon on Dark. This then saw a match between the two tag teams on Dynamite with the Best Friends earning the upset win.
Trent: Overall - 21. Male Overall - 17. Tag - 4.
Chuckie T: Overall - 27. Male Overall - 20. Tag - 4.
Orange Cassidy: Overall - 35. Male Overall - 25. Trio 3.
11. Proud and Powerful
The Inner Circle remain the dominant force in AEW and are set to have a bit match against the Young Bucks and Dustin Rhodes next week. (Last Week, 7th - Down 4)
Overall - 9/10. Male Overall - 7/8. Tag - 2.
12. Dark Order
The Dark Order did not wrestle again this week however their presence on Dynamite is undeniable. Another influential video promo increases their stock amongst fans. (Last Week - 11 - Down 1)
Overall - 13/14. Male Overall - 9/10. Tag - 3.
13. Adam Page
A difficult week for the Hangman. A heavy loss to MJF plunges him down the ratings. It is unclear in which direction he will go from here. ( Last Week, 9th - Down 4)
Overall - 22. Male Overall - 18. Male 1-1 - 14.
14. Darby Allen
Allen did not appear this week but his recent performances and triumpths live long in the memory. (Last Week, 13 - Down 1)
Overall - 23. Male Overall - 19. Male 1-1 - 13.
15. Emi Sakura
A win for Sakura over a tag team that included the probable number one contender was a big deal. (Last Week, unlisted - New)
Overall - 39, Female Overall - 11, Female 1-1 - 12.