In what may be an unsurprising development, there was no movement in or out of the Top 10 on the Men’s and Women’s Rosters in the last week; this is because Combined Metrics is an all-time cumulative measure of AEW statistics, meaning it will be a while until the high-profile recent arrivals (Punk, Danielson, Cole, Soho, etc.) find their way into the upper tier.
Even so, it stands as a good example how the overall total evolves on a weekly basis. Further, as it happens, the end of this week coincides with the end of the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year. I am going to use this as an opportunity to lock in all the present values for comparison at the end of the calendar year. I will attempt to track emerging trends in real time before we enter 2022 and the annual Win-Loss record reset.
Top 10 Combined Metrics – Men’s Roster > Updated Following Rampage #8 – October 1, 2021
Top 10 Combined Metrics – Women’s Roster > Updated Following Rampage #8 – October 1, 2021
So what happened? Almost everybody increased their total but for different reasons.
Despite not having a match, Jericho gained (while Kazarian and Riho lost) a Quality Point as this metric evolves over time based on the records of people they have previously defeated. In other words, at least one of Jericho’s past opponents improved his record while at least one of Kazarian and Riho’s worsened. A side note: Since the launch of Rampage, Official Rankings have been released twice weekly on Wednesday and Friday before each of the two main shows. Typically, there are small but noticeable changes in one or more divisions. Consequently, Ranking Points have increased in overall significance.
Obviously, with Sammy Guevara emerging from Dynamite as TNT Champion, expect to see him make strides each and every week as he earns Championship Points. On the women’s side, Thunder Rosa’s loss on Rampage put an end to her division-leading record 24-match win streak; it will be interesting to track her Q4 progress as she tries to earn her way back to title contention and the expected matchup with the woman she defeated earlier this year in a Lights-Out match. Conversely, Jade Cargill is trending upwards and should be in the Top 10 by this time next week ahead of a potential championship match with everybody’s favourite dentist.
More on winning and losing streaks in a follow-up column early next week.
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