The Bar: The Smackdown Live Tag Team Champions came out on top in an entertaining segment on Smackdown and also retained their championships this past Sunday. They have been having a nice run lately; let’s see if it continues.
Zack Gibson and James Drake: The first NXT UK superstars to make the honorable mentions are the young team of Zack Gibson and James Drake. The got a great win against Amir Jordan and Kenny Williams, then made it clear that Mustache Mountain is not the only team keeping their eyes on the new NXT UK Tag Team titles. Keep your eyes on these two.
#5 Ricochet: The NXT North American Champion issued an open challenge that was answered by the main roster’s Tyler Breeze, and they put on a hell of a match. Ricochet is becoming one of the highlights of NXT. He hasn’t put on a bad match yet, and this was no exception. Breeze also had a great showing, but it wasn’t enough to dethrone Ricochet.
#4 Ronda Rousey: The Raw Women’s Champion put on a good show against her opponent at TLC. She sold Nia’s moves well and helped make her look like a monster. Then her comeback was even better, as she showed how much she has improved in the ring. Rousey deserves Rookie of the Year.
#3 Buddy Murphy: The Cruiserweight Champion is above Rousey because of his two fantastic outings. He took on Gran Metalik in a good match, then outdid himself by looking even better at TLC in a victory against Cedric Alexander. He is showing that he can lead 205 Live as the champion.
#2 Daniel Bryan: The WWE Champion dropped a spot, but not because of any failure on his part. He had a good showing against Mustafa Ali and was able to outsmart his challenger AJ Styles in their match on Sunday. He only drops because someone had an even better week.
#1 Asuka: And boy, did she have a hell of a week. She blasted both Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair with a kendo stick to end Smackdown this week, then capped off her week by winning the Smackdown Women’s Championship with an assist from Ronda Rousey. Don’t hold that against her though, as she held her own in the TLC match. How will she begin this reign of hers? We will just have to wait and see.
This week’s Top Five had quite a few changes, but after some amazing performances, I think I got my rankings right. Come back next week to see the top performers of WWE.