May Power Rankings

Updated: Sep 3

Men's World Titles

1. Impact Title

The Impact title feud between The Walking Weapon Josh Alexander, and Eric Young was surprisingly entertaining. This feud was pretty good in terms of rivalries between two generations of Impact wrestlers. Also, Eric Young's rise to the title was fun to watch.


2. AEW World Championship

Adam Page had a remarkable rise to the top, but his reign was nothing special. His feud with CM Punk was mediocre and turned hot at the end. At Double or Nothing, CM Punk won the championship, and it felt like AEW had a lot of momentum until injuries befell the champ.


3. Undisputed WWE Championship

It’s hard to rank the somewhat absent Undisputed WWE Champion Roman Reigns. He gets the most reactions and is absolutely the strongest in kayfabe, but the opinion is split on whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing.


4. NXT Championship

Bron Breakker and Joe Gacy turned in an unexpectedly solid program for the NXT Championship. Breakker is everything a world champion should be and is clearly the man going forward for NXT 2.0.


Women's World Titles

1. Raw Women's Title

Bianca Belair started hot with a great match against Sonya Deville. However, after that, she wasn't featured heavily enough on Raw to deliver to her full potential.


2. Impact Women's Title

The excitement of the Women's Queen of the Mountain match led to a good build on Impact television. Seeing the top women mix it up on TV every week with the end goal being a possible title change in a historic match-up was awesome.


3. SmackDown Women’s Championship

Ronda Rousey has vanquished Charlotte Flair and sent her away for now. Rousey is back to her status as the poster woman of the company, and she can have good matches with pretty much anyone when given the opportunity.




4. TBS Women's Title

Jade Cargill started the month off strong with The Baddies, but throughout the month, she continued to have a pretty lackluster Double or Nothing feud with Anna Jay. Jade needs better opponents and stories to compete with other companies top women's champions.


5. AEW Women's Championship

Thunder Rosa hasn't had a very memorable title reign, but her feud with Serena Deeb turned into the most underrated technical wrestling match at Double or Nothing.


6. ROH Women's Title

Deonna Purrazzo lost her women's title to Mercedes Martinez, and the title lost a lot of relevance after that. Plus, even the match itself was treated like it didn't matter.


Midcard Champions

1. North American Title

The North American Title carried the men's division for most of May. While Bron Breakker and Joe Gacy were finding their way, Carmelo Hayes, Solo Sikoa, and Cameron Grimes put on interesting matches and segments.


2. Ring og Honor (ROH) TV Champion

Samoa Joe was on fire in May. It was fun to watch him win his way to the Owen Cup family on AEW. He had excellent matches, and he looked strong and represented ROH well.


3. TNT Championship

As a TV Championship, the TNT Championship really does its job. The feud between Scorpio Sky and Sammy Guevara delivered some of the best matches on weekly TV, and Double or Nothing cemented Sky as the champion going forward.


4. U.S. Title

Theory had a decent feud with Ali Mustafa in March that led to a title match at Hell in a Cell that overperformed. Theory got off to a good start with the U.S. championship and actually made it relevant.


Special Titles

1. 24/7 Title

The 24/7 Title was excellently executed in May. The marriage and divorce storyline between Dana Brooke and Reggie, and Tamina and Akira Tozawa became one of the best segments on Raw.


2. Social Media Championship

Matt Cardona was making this championship meaningful prior to his injury. The next month the title's relevance became questionable on Impact, but it has the potential to deliver hugely.


Tag Championships

1. AEW Tag Team Championship

In May, AEW used their tag team division well, and included some underutilized and new superstars. Culminating in the great match at Double or Nothing, the feud between Jurassic Express, Powerhouse Hobbs and Ricky Starks, and Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland was awesome in-ring.


2. Undisputed Tag Titles

The Tag Titles took up a big chunk of the entertainment pie in May. The feud between RKBro and The Bloodline was the feud of May. The only problem was that it could be repetitive sometimes, but the matches were always good. Also, the feud ended climatically when The Usos unified the titles and destroyed RKBro.


3. Ring of Honor (ROH) Tag Team Championship

While newer faces held down the AEW division, FTR continued their quest to collect belts, making it entertaining every step of the way. FTR are pure tag team wrestlers and having them hold the ROH Tag Team Championships just makes sense.


4. NXT Women's Tag Team Championship

Like Mandy Rose, Toxic Attraction's tag team of Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne are doing a great job of having good matches and finding a way to escape with their championships. The moment this faction gets dethroned at NXT, it will be a huge moment for a rising babyface group, or so we think.


5. Women's Tag Titles

WWE destroyed the Tag Titles in May. WWE just flat out refused to let the titles exist outside the women's title picture. This cost them not only the women's titles, which are currently vacant, but also Sasha Banks and Naomi.


Stay tuned for the June Power Rankings next week, which will be debuting a new format! :)

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