Solid matches, a slew of surprise returns and storyline developments made the first RAW after Summerslam one of the best of 2015. With a huge level of unpredictability and a good card, there was plenty of balance.
Check out this week’s RAW Power Rankings to see who starred in an episode of Monday Night RAW that was actually better than Summerslam.
Honorable Mention: The Diva Division: Just when you thought the Divas had their little run, it appears Paige, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair, as well as Team Bella, will get a continued program after all. While the promo during MizTV was awful, the in-ring action has been consistently solid.
Sting: Could Sting want a shot at Seth Rollins and the WWE World Heavyweight title? It appears so.
5: The Dudley Boys: The return of Bully Ray and Devon Dudley changes the face of the WWE Tag Team scene entirely. Sure, they’re on the other side of 40, but they are still in solid shape and the fans love them. With a lack of experience duos and teams like The New Day that need quality opponents, Team 3D is back at the perfect time.
4: The Wyatt Family: The addition of Braun Stowman, aka, the Big Belly Lunatic, fortifies the group and makes them possibly stronger than ever. Now just wait until Erick Rowan comes back from injury. If the rumors of Bo Dallas and Adam Rose joining the group have any validity as well, the Family will be an even crazier force.
3: John Cena: Just like Brock Lesnar, Cena is pissed. He deserves to be, he was robbed. Now with something to prove, Cena was at his best this week on RAW on the mic because he had that fire he’s lacked recently. Sure he’s stepped it up in the ring with Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins, he hasn’t been furious in a long time, probably since his feud with The Rock
2: Brock Lesnar: His decimation of Bo Dallas and Paul Heyman’s proclamation that there will be another match between Lesnar and Taker just fueled another few months of drama. While Taker doesn’t appear to be in the best shape and may not be able to handle another physical match with Lesnar, the fans want to see another war between the two icons. That’s exactly what they’ll get.
1: Seth Rollins: The first ever WWE World Heavyweight Champion and United States Champion, Rollins is at the highest point in his career thus far. With Cena hungry for another shot and Sting apparently now in the mix, Rollins will have another opportunity to carve his legacy.