Some places also do power rankings. Here at Cageside, we do stock reporting.
In this weekly series, we identify three superstars (or groups of superstars) on the rise, and three superstars who are going in the opposite direction. After a busy week that included the return of Xavier Woods, Logan Paul's guest appearance on The Kevin Owens Show, and Jinder Mahal's world title match main event appearance on Raw, many fortunes have changed.
With that in mind, let's take a look at whose stocks fell the most this week.
Stockdown #3: Ivar
Ivar lost a two-minute match to Hiroshi Tozawa on this week's RAW. There's nothing special to say about that.
Stock Down #2: Alba Fire & Islay Dawn
Last night on SmackDown, The Unholy Union had their first televised match in over six months, losing to tag team champions Katana Chance and Kayden Carter in about three minutes. The challengers were then quickly sidelined, with the Kabuki Warriors gaining attention as the next team to aim for the gold medal. WWE did Fire and Dawn no favors by putting them in this title match cold.
Out of stock #1: LWO
LWO continued to lose on Smackdown, falling short against Legado del Fantasma. With the departure of Santos Escobar and the injury departure of Rey Mysterio, this group is essentially dead in the water as there is no one left that WWE is interested in promoting.
See whose stocks rose the most this week.
Stock #3: Drew McIntyre
McIntyre is recovering well from his loss in the world title match on opening day. Since then, Drew has not only gone head-to-head on the mic with top stars Cody Rhodes and CM Punk, but some would argue he was better. those interactions. With Seth Rollins injured and the future of his championship reign uncertain, there may be a path for McIntyre to win that belt and step into WrestleMania as World Champion.
Stock #2: Pete Dunne
Another bad idea from Vince McMahon was finally dropped this week as Pete Dunne got rid of the “BUTCH” name/gimmick and went back to his old self. The Pretty Deadly stopped the return of the bruiserweights in a tag team match, and the live crowd cheered for Dunne.
Stock #1: Randy Orton
Randy Orton, L.A. Knight, and AJ Styles are all in the WWE Universal Championship match at Royal Rumble, but Orton was the top star on last night's Smackdown, and Roman Reigns' only real It turned out to be a threat. Randy hit Styles and Knight with RKOs, then used the same move to get the win over Solo Chicor, and ended the night with another RKO on Roman. I feel like the Royal Rumble title match should be a one-on-one battle between Roman and Randy, and Styles and Knight are there just to make sure Orton doesn't have to take the fall. I've been doing it.
Come on, cagesiders. Who do you think has had the biggest change in stock price this week?