Power Poll 9/22/10
1. Randy Orton (Last week: 1)
As if there were any question. The Viper has been topping the Power Poll regularly without the WWE Championship, and now that he’s got the title he’s got to be unstoppable on this thing. His show opening promo with Sheamus was one of very few highlights on this past Monday’s RAW. (My vote: 1)
2. Daniel Bryan (9)
Once again proving that a championship victory means a lot to the members of the Power Poll voting committee, Daniel Bryan jets up the ranks by taking the United States Championship from his former NXT pro The Miz. (My vote: 4)
3. Kane (2)
It’s a rare occasion for any superstar to have The Undertaker’s number, and it finally seems as if Kane may have joined that elite group as he retains the World Heavyweight Championship at Night of Champions. (My vote: 9)
4. The Miz (10)
Even in defeat, The Miz catapults up the Power Poll this week. Mr. Money In The Bank looked strong in his loss at Night of Champions, and his beatdown of Daniel Bryan on RAW certainly helped him regain any lost respect. (My vote: 3)
5. John Cena (3)
I could’ve sworn I voted for Cena this week in the poll, but apparently not. It doesn’t help him as he drops two spots, despite defeating a majority of The Nexus members on RAW. (My vote: NR)
6. Alberto Del Rio (5)
Not much from Alberto Del Rio this week, but he’s doing his job well enough that we haven’t forgotten him. (My vote: 8)
7. Dolph Ziggler (NR)
Retaining his Intercontinental Championship against all odds at Night of Champions, Dolph Ziggler earns enough votes to get himself onto the Power Poll. (My vote: NR)
8. Wade Barrett (NR)
A strong showing at Night of Champions and the prospect of forcing John Cena to join The Nexus helps Wade Barrett return to the Power Poll. Again. (My vote: NR)
9. John Morrison (NR)
How this guy didn’t get on the Power Poll last week is beyond me. Utilizing his Parkour Training in his matches is starting to get the Shaman of Sexy noticed on Monday nights. (My vote: 6)
10. Sheamus (8)
The Fellabration is just about over for Sheamus as he’s dangerously close to dropping off of the list. He’ll get his chance to redeem himself in two weeks as he challenges Randy Orton in a Hell In A Cell.
Dropped out: The Undertaker, Roderick Strong, Chris Jericho
Others voted on my me: Jay Lethal (5), Kurt Angle (7), Drew McIntyre (10)
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You know, I don’t think I caught an entire wrestling show at all in the past week, not counting last Monday’s RAW. I had to work Tuesday so I left way before the end of NXT. My band got our new t-shirts in on Thursday, so I missed a chunk of TNA. I was dead tired on Friday, so I slept through most of SmackDown. As for the PPV last night? Same thing.
I probably wouldn’t have ordered Fatal Four Way even if I was awake, but I’ve read the results over a few times and I do know one thing – unless Sheamus makes a huge impact on RAW tonight, neither he or Rey Mysterio will be getting much higher than 9th or 10th when I submit my rankings for this week’s Power Poll. I realize the storylines going on in the main event picture on both shows, but how can you have two World Title matches end in a title change via outside interference in one night? That’s my opinion, anyway, and we’ll find out if other wrestling writers (including our own G) agree with me on that one or not.
CZW wrestler Michael “Trent Acid” Verdi was found dead in his Philadelphia home a few days ago. It’s a very rare occasion that we talk about CZW here, and there’s probably a very good reason for that, but now is not the time for CZW bashing. I’d seen Trent Acid perform several years ago as part of the Backseat Boys tag team along with Johnny Kashmere, and the kid was very talented. It’s always sad to lose a member of our wrestling family, and this is no exception.
Reports are that Batista is set to debut for Strikeforce in the near future. At age 41, we’ll have to wait and see how well his body can withstand the abuse of being an MMA fighter.
Lastly, I want to take the time to thank the hard working staff here at BoredWrestlingFan once again for the time and effort they put in to keeping this place running. From our long running staff members Drowgoddess, JT, Legend Killer, and tharvey1, to our newest members AlyKat and G, we have the best writing team on all of the internet, and I truly believe that. I’ll see you guys in a day or two with this weeks Power Poll rankings, but for now, stay tuned for AlyKat’s RAW review!