Welcome to the weekly UWN Power Rankings, right here at Sports Obsessive! It was a big weekend, with two highly enjoyable shows from Memphis and Championship Wrestling, and with title changes, wild brawls and major heel turns, it was an eventful weekend to say the least.
Who topped our UWN Power Rankings this week? Read on and find out…
5. Austin Lane
After being turned on by his best friend Matt last week, Austin Lane used his open challenge this week to send a message to his best friend-turned-enemy and his accomplice, Norman Meklakov. Gone were the smiles and cheerful promos at the desk; this was an angrier, meaner Austin Lane, one who put a hurt on his opponent Ryan Rembrandt. I wouldn’t want to be in Matt’s shoes right now…
4. Ray Rosas
No one saw it coming: Ray Rosas turning on his long-time PPA tag team partner ‘Pretty’ Peter Avalon. Not only did he turn on Avalon out of nowhere (you could feel the air get sucked out of the room as Rosas’ feet connected with Avolan’s face), he brutalised Avalon by slamming a chair onto Avalon’s head while it was against the ring post before nailing two piledrivers onto a steel chair.
Whatever the reason for the turn, Rosas has made his intentions clear: he is a one-man army now and he isn’t playing around anymore.
3. Danny Limelight
Danny Limelight is one of the most talented wrestlers on the UWN roster and now he is making his power moves, going after the gold. He got himself one step closer to that goal by beating EJ Sparks in a great match to earn the number one contendership for the UWN World Heavyweight title. In the words of Pusha-T, “if you know, you know”, and if you know about Limelight’s skills, then you know he’s going to be a formidable challenge for champion Chris Dickinson.
2. Beef Candy
I’m a big Midnight Heat fan so I can’t say I was 100% happy with the result, but credit where’s credit due: Beef Candy are your new UWN World Tag Team Champions! Sending Ricky Gibson into Eddie Pearl in the corner, Richie Slade used his ring knowledge to roll Gibson up for the surprise title change. I’m sure the Heat boys aren’t going to take this lying down, but for now, congratulations to the new champions.
1. Mike Anthony
‘The Self-Made Savage’ has finally done it: he has climbed to the top of the Memphis mountain and is your new Memphis Heritage Champion! After weeks of playing mind games with Brett Michaels, Mike Anthony finally picked his moment and cashed in his Cobra Cup during the Brett Michaels-Lance Archer match to finally grab the gold. It was the ultimate power play and it paid off. If you read my weekly Memphis reviews last week, then you know that I’m a big Mike Anthony fan, so you can imagine my delight at the result here. A big congratulations to the ‘Self-Made Savage’.