PWM's AEW Rankings and League Standings - 05.12.19
Updated: Dec 15, 2019
Each week both AEW Official and PWM release content ranking AEW wrestlers. AEW uses a subjective model informed by statistics (much alike PWM's Power Rankings) whereas PWM uses a sports-inspired league standings model with a +1/-1 system. One point for a win, -1 for a loss. In this article we are going to examine both side by side and highlight the differences and similarities.
1. Jon Moxley
4. Rey Fenix
Jon Moxley's the number one contender to Chris Jericho's championship, it is undeniable. Another week, another victory. He was dominant against Joey Janela (see the match stats here) and has cemented his position as the most dangerous man in all of AEW. His next steps will be very interesting. How will he obtain a title shot against an unwilling champion who is flanked by four dangerous men.
Cody is ineligible to challenge for the title but remains in the top three of male singles wrestlers. His eagerness to face MJF makes sense and is an exciting prospect for fans.
MJF would be smart to use Cody's eagerness to face him to his advantage. An emotional, isolated and out-numbered Cody may be as vulnerable as he has ever been in AEW. This would be a victory that would catapult him towards the title scene.
Rey Fenix is a new comer to this kind of list. Not usually a singles wrestler so far in AEW, he has burst onto the scene and is now 2 and 0 in one on one competition defeating two in form opponents. With such a short list of accomplishments any loss would send him tumbling down out of the top five.
Pac has had an up and down few weeks. A heavy loss to Kenny Omega has derailed his progress. He maintains his place on this list due to his high amount of one on one victories and overall stats that out-do Spears and Omega slightly.
1. Hikaru Shida
2. Nyla Rose
3. Britt Baker
5. Kris Statlander
With Riho off TV, an opportunity for another female competitor to grab the limelight and position herself as challenger upon her return. This looked like it was going to be Hikaru Shida. A costly loss to Kris Statlander, this week, has pushed this dream back.
Nyla Rose had just repositioned herself around the top of the rankings again when she decided to Powerbomb a referee through a table. With her indefinitely suspended, it's hard to put her at the very top of the rankings despite the argument the numbers make for this.
Britt Baker has been working her way back up the rankings after a defeat to Riho. She hasn't been seen since a costly defeat to Hikaru Shida except an odd appearance in the crowd to set up a reference to her appearance at NXT Takeover.
Allie is still placed despite a lack of recent in ring action. Will her new faction see her build some momentum in the ring with her new attitude?
Statlander places due to l 100% singles record albeit after just one match. The women's division needs more match ups and better placement on the card. AEW Dark had no women's matches this week..
1. Proud and Powerful
2. Young Bucks
3. Dark Order
4. Best Friends
5. Private Party
Proud and Powerful picked up a win on Dark this week against Jurassic Express. With only one defeat to their name they lead the way in terms of who will challenge SCU next. Another win against the Young Bucks next week would cement their position as the Number One Contenders.
The Young Bucks find themselves in 2nd due to their impressive overall stats. Matt and Nick are in the top 10 in the Male Standings. A win for the Bucks next week would see them leap-frog Proud and Powerful to the top spot.
The Dark Order see themselves in third despite being off TV for a few weeks. The fanbase are now eager to see them wrestle again after a series of compelling video packages that have added backstory. Their good win percentage sees them above similar teams.
The Best Friends have been aided by the amount of matches they have wrestled and wins in singles or trios competition. Thus giving them a boost over Private Party won rank in fifth.
Check out the sortable rankings here.