AEW Power Rankings | Women's Singles | 19th October
Hello chumps and chumpettes and bienvenue to the AEW Power Rankings. Last week saw us look at the men's single's rankings, which can be found at AEW Power Rankings I Men's Singles I 9th October (prowrestlingmusings.com), so this week we are moving on to the often still maligned, but steadily improving AEW women's division.
Before we delve into these kayfabe rankings however, I think we all need to take the time to pay homage to The Bunny. She may well not have made the top 10 in the Power Rankings this week, but she did leave a certain Big Dog whimpering under his own much vaunted table by smashing him in this week's ratings battle between Rampage and WWE Smackdown.
#1 Dr. Britt Baker DMD
We may not have seen the good doctor wrestle for almost a month now, but there is no doubt that she still dominates the AEW women's division. It remains unclear who she will be facing going into Full Gear with many of the other women on the roster instead casting their eyes towards to soon to be created TBS Title. Yet a match with Anna Jay beckons for Rampage this week, and you'd certainly hope that it's not too long before we know who will be facing DMD at the PPV.
#2 Jade Cargill
Yes it can be argued that Jade Cargill is still very 'green'. But with recent wins over Leyla Hirsch and that huge three-way victory over both Thunder Rosa and Nyla Rose, it cannot be said that Jade Cargill is only a flat-track-bully. Sitting at the top of the women's rankings and off the back of a decimation of rising star Skye Blue, it is hard to see the justification for Cargill not being the next contender for Britt Baker's title. The TBS title seems to be higher on her list of immediate priorities though, and with her unbeaten record in AEW now at 17-0, she has to go into that TBS tournament as one of the favourites.
#3 Thunder Rosa
Thunder Rosa may only be number 4 in the AEW Women's Rankings right now, but her 29-3 record in 2021 speaks for itself and she continues to be one of the more likely contenders to dethrone Britt Baker in the future. Her loss in the three-way match to Jade Cargill puts her into 3rd place here, but it looks like the two will be on a collision course soon giving Rosa the opportunity to leapfrog her current nemesis and focus on the champ, who she already holds a victory over (albeit in an unsanctioned match...as I'm sure Britt will make sure we remember).
#4 Tay Conti
Above Thunder Rosa in the Women's Rankings, but with a slightly worse singles record for 2021 of 27-4, Tay Conti has had a very busy couple of months. Firstly Tay teamed up with Anna Jay to both vanquish Penelope Ford and the Bunny, and piece the Dark Order back together again. Now she is back on the single's trail with an impressive win over Santana Garrett on the Rampage Buy-In show. With the form she has been in, a good run in the TBS Title Tournament seems likely, and I don't think many would be surprised to see her being crowned as the first holder of the new belt.
#5 Ruby Soho
After her whirlwind debut in AEW, winning the Casino Battle Royale before failing to topple Britt Baker and her cronies at Arthur Ashe, Ruby Soho feels like a genuinely big deal in this women's division. Following that title defeat, Soho has got back in the saddle by defeating both Emi Sakura and The Bunny (in that Roman Reigns smashing match) and now seems set to feud with the brass-knuckle-wielding Penelope Ford. Is a tilt at the TBS Title in Ruby Soho's future? Quite possibly, but I believe the big title is still top of her agenda.
#6 Serena Deeb
The former NWA Women's Champion has only had one match since returning from injury, but that violent dismantling of Hikaru Shida really put Serena Deeb back on the map. Her vicious post-match assault on Shida having prevented her from reaching her milestone 50th win, suggests she is now going in a different and potentially more promising direction. She is my personal pick to win the TBS Title and if she does get her hands on the belt it will be extremely hard to pry it from her grasp.
#7 Kris Statlander
The Galaxy's favourite alien only has one defeat on her results-book in 2021, but unfortunately that did come in her attempt to wrest the AEW Women's Title from Britt Baker. Nevertheless she remains at number 3 in the Women's Rankings and may be another name to add in to the TBS Title mix. Plus she's mates with Orange Cassidy...and that guarantees a certain level of power.
#8 Anna Jay
The saviour of the Dark Order, Anna Jay triumphantly returned from injury at All Out in the Casino Battle Royale. Whilst she wasn't able to triumph on that occasion, she has been picking up victories since, both on her own and with Tay Conti. This week she really will need to raise her game however as she faces the champion Britt Baker on Rampage. Can she pull out a win and launch herself right to the top of the pile of contenders for the doctor's title? It seems unlikely, but anything can happen in AEW.
#9 Hikaru Shida
After the cruel defeat and post-match beatdown at the hands of Serena Deeb, Hikaru Shida remains on 49 victories in AEW. That 50th win cannot be too far off however and being ahead of the competition in terms of career AEW wins cements her position on this list. Surely a receipt is owed to Deeb at some point though?
#10 Nyla Rose
The Native Beast hasn't had the best of times recently, particularly having come up short in that three-way match with Thunder Rosa and winner Jade Cargill. Despite this, if Nyla declares herself as part of the TBS Title Tournament, there won't be many who would be happy to come up against the former Women's Champion. Her 21-5 record for 2021 remains impressive, and with 45 wins in total she could still reach that 50 before Hikaru Shida.