Thursday, December 26, 2019
AEW Rankings + Thoughts (Dec Week 4)
We return to regular scheduled format this week in regards to rankings releases, though not to really anything that could be considered a surprise.
No changes here, but expect the Jericho/Mox angle to start taking center stage as we start the new year next week and head toward the next ppv. Omega is mainly in a story with Page right now and likely heading toward a match with him at the show. Cody is dealing with a lot of different angles, being pulled in different directions. MJF is one of those directions.
The rise of Kris has been fun and the division is starting to gel much better. Baker is hit or miss, still. Shida I feel lost the #1 contender's match because they wanted to avoid another all-joshi defense right now. Nyla and Emi round out the bottom of the top five with the former looking poised to remain a force if nothing else.
The champs retained but I feel their next defense is their last for a while with gold. Santana and Ortiz could be good follow ups. The Bucks are still trying to elevate everyone but really need to make 2020 a strong year now (as do the Elite in general). The Lucha Bros look to be getting back on track and the Best Friends remain entertaining. Dark Order is still thudding. I like the angle in theory but not in action.