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Ultimate WWE and AEW Power Rankings – January 22, 2024

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It is time for another week of the Ultimate Power Rankings from both WWE and AEW. Who improved their stock from last week and who downgraded their position among the rest?

This set ranges from Monday (January 15) and to Sunday (January 21). This means that all the results and highlights from this week’s Raw, NXT, AEW Dynamite, SmackDown, AEW Rampage, and AEW Collision will all play a factor in the rankings.

If a wrestler has a (+) next to their name, then that means that they moved up the rankings from last week’s edition. When there is a (-) next to their name, then that means that they moved down from the rankings from last week. If there is nothing next to their name, then that means that they stayed at the same spot.

Without further ado, let’s get into this week’s Power Rankings for WWE and AEW!

WWE TOP 10 POWER RANKINGS:

10. LWO (NR)

It was a mixed bag for the LWO. First, Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro advanced in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic on NXT, besting Chase University. The duo then were unsuccessful in their tag team match with Legado Del Fantasma’s Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo on SmackDown.

9. Roxanne Perez (NR)

New year, same story. The former champion became the #1 contender to the NXT Women’s title, making her way through the battle royal and winning the fatal 4-way. The Prodigy will face Lyra Valkyrie at NXT: Vengeance Day.

8. Kevin Owens (-3)

Owens had another fun confrontation with the United States Champion, Logan Paul, on SmackDown. The two will do battle this Saturday at the Royal Rumble.

7. #DIY (NR)

Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa continue their hot streak on Raw, beating The Judgment Day’s B-team in Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh. With their wins continuing to climb, so are their popularity with the main roster crowd, and it’s about time these talented stars win gold on Monday nights.

6. The Judgment Day (+3)

The Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley had a foreshadowing face-to-face with Becky Lynch on Raw. Meanwhile, the tag team champions, Finn Balor and Damian Priest, picked up a tag team victory over Awesome Truth. In bigger news though, probably, tension was once again seen between Priest and Balor.

5. Oba Femi (-3)

The NXT North American Champion solidified himself as a heel, halting the open challenges and reluctantly accepting Dragon Lee’s request for a rematch at Vengeance Day.

4. Damage CTRL

Damage CTRL continued their quest to get all the gold. The Kabuki Warriors, Asuka and Kairi Sane, challenged the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Katana Chance and Kayden Carter, to a title match for SmackDown. The former champs along time ago, will almost surely become 2x tag team champions. As for Bayley, the story remains the same… and that is hopefully a Royal Rumble victory.

3. Trick Melo Gang (NR)

Carmelo Hayes and Trick Williams advanced to the semifinals of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, prevailing against Edris Enofe and Malik Blade. Also, Williams will face Ilja Dragunov for the NXT Championship at Vengeance Day, most likely having to pull double duty. With all that, the teasing of a split continued as Hayes is not fond of Williams going for the NXT title while they are in the midst of searching for the tag titles.

2. Cody Rhodes (+1) and Drew McIntyre (+5)

Both of these men once again had a great promo on Raw. McIntyre continues to kill it in what seems like an every week occurrence. And, Rhodes is still looking to “finish the story.”

1. Seth Rollins

The World Heavyweight Champion may have ended the night still the champ after beating Jinder Mahal, but the real question is what does his future hold, after suffering a legitimate knee injury.

WWE's Seth Rollins

AEW TOP 10 POWER RANKINGS:

10. Toni Storm (NR)

The AEW Women’s World Champion had a fun segment with her presumed future challenger, Deonna Purrazzo. Even though the character has its weak spots and may be jumping the shark, this week’s work was enjoyable to say the least.

9. Blackpool Combat Club (NR)

The BCC picked up a tag team win on Collision, beating Eddie Kingston and Ortiz. Afterward, Bryan Danielson spit in the triple crown holder, Kingston’s face, signaling a match between them two down the line.

8. Bullet Club Gold (NR)

The Bang Bang Gang picked up gold, finally, winning the ROH Six-Man Tag Team Championships on Dynamite. The group then formed a super-group with the AEW Trios Champions, The Acclaimed, called the Bang Bang Scissor Gang. This formation is more than likely leaning towards a unification bout.

7. Deonna Purrazzo (NR)

Purrazzo notched another early win in her AEW career, knocking off Anna Jay on Dynamite. “The Virtuosa” looks poised to challenge Storm for the Women’s title at Revolution.

6. Christian Cage (NR)

The TNT Champion retained in what was a great and competitive opening match on Dynamite against Dustin Rhodes.

5. Darby Allin and Sting (-2)

Sting’s career may be winding down, but he is still looking to fill out another checkpoint in his run with AEW. And that is becoming tag team champions with Allin, something the two teased about doing ahead of Revolution in March.

4. Adam Copeland (+3)

The “Cope Open” is continuing across AEW television, as Copeland racked up another dub, this time against Dante Martin on Collision.

3. Swerve Strickland (-1)

Strickland has his eyes set on the main event scene, as he made it crystal clear to Renee Paquette that he is coming for Samoa Joe, while also looking to finish Adam Page again.

2. “Hangman” Adam Page (+2)

Similarly to Strickland, Page spoke with Paquette to make his own intentions clear that he is also coming for the AEW World Championship.

1. Samoa Joe

The AEW Champion took on Hook in the main event of Dynamite, putting his title on the line. He retained in what was another entertaining 10 minute and change spurt from Hook. Joe’s reign now looks to come into serious jeopardy as Page and Strickland are on his heels and looking to take his title.

AEW's Samoa Joe

Top 20 Combo Power Rankings (WWE and AEW):

20. Toni Storm (NR)

19. LWO (NR)

18. Blackpool Combat Club (NR)

17. Roxanne Perez (NR)

16. Kevin Owens (-5)

15. Bullet Club Gold (NR)

14. Deonna Purrazzo (NR)

13. #DIY (NR)

12. The Judgment Day (+5)

11. Christian Cage (NR)

10. Oba Femi (-7)

9. Darby Allin and Sting (-4)

8. Adam Copeland (+5)

7. Swerve Strickland (-3)

6. Damage CTRL (+2)

5. Trick Melo Gang (NR)

4. Cody Rhodes (+3) and Drew McIntyre (+11)

3. “Hangman” Adam Page (+3)

2. Samoa Joe (-1)

1. Seth Rollins (+1)

Who would you have in your Top 10 Power Rankings of both WWE and AEW? What would be your ultimate combo list? Let us know by leaving a comment down below!

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