WWE Monday Night Raw Power Rankings: Randy Orton, Ruby Riott on top

Randy Orton (AMER HILABI/AFP via Getty Images)
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Ricochet punched his ticket for WWE Super ShowDown, and Liv Morgan got a shock from an old friend.

As the Road to WrestleMania starts to take shape, Ricochet earned a shot at WWE Champion Brock Lesnar but paid for his efforts. This week’s WWE Monday Night Raw Power Rankings look a little interesting with a return and some interesting happenings along the way.

Top 5: Tag Teams

1. Authors of Pain

We don’t exactly see them in action every week, but they make their presence felt everywhere. This week was no exception, as AOP and Buddy Murphy scored a win over Kevin Owens and The Viking Raiders in an elimination match.

2. The Viking Raiders

It’s been a rocky road for the former Raw Tag Team Champions, and it got worse on Monday night. Ivar slammed himself hard into the ring apron, taking him out of the match. We’ll see what effect it has on the duo moving forward.

3. The O.C.

A night off for the “Best Tag Team In The World,” but it would be nice to see them get back in the groove and make a run for the titles.

4. Street Profits

Like The O.C., it was an uneventful night for the charismatic pair.

5. Mojo Rawley & Riddick Moss

It seems like a throw together team and they may very well be, so we’ll see how the two work together and can hold their own.

Top 5 women

1. Ruby Riott

We hadn’t seen Ruby in several months but she made a splash when she not only returned this week but leveled former Riott Squad teammate Liv Morgan. There could be some interesting matches between these two which we’ll likely be seeing soon.

2. Liv Morgan

All was well for Liv, as she knocked off Lana and was ready to celebrate but a former friend had other ideas and left her lying in the middle of the ring.

3. Asuka

Getting a win over Natalya is always a big boost, and Asuka was in need of that after losing to Becky Lynch at the Royal Rumble but she has redemption in mind and wants a rematch with The Man.

4. Lana

It’s hard to say anything positive about Lana’s performance this week, given that she fell to Liv Morgan. After Ruby Riott made her impact, Lana made sure she had the last laugh.

5. Charlotte Flair

Could it be we might be seeing the last of Charlotte Flair on Monday Night Raw? It appears she is eyeing NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley, and if she gets it, will she go back to her former stomping grounds like Finn Balor has done?

Top 10 men

1. Randy Orton

The situation between Randy Orton and Edge is going to get more intriguing the closer we get to WrestleMania. The fans refused to allow him to talk, leaving him no choice but to walk away.

2. Drew McIntyre

He did exactly what he said he was going to do this week. Count to three and kick Mojo Rawley’s head off. He’s looking good heading to Tampa for WrestleMania.

3. Aleister Black

For weeks, Aleister begged people to pick a fight with him. Now he’s turning the tables and looking for the fights himself. Unfortunately for Eric Young this week, he fell victim to the Black Mass.

4. Ricochet

In what may have been the biggest shock of the night, Ricochet pulled off the upset and defeated Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley to earn a shot at Brock Lesnar and the WWE Championship. Now he’ll get to prove whether he can hang with Lesnar.

5. Rey Mysterio

After several matches with United States Champion Andrade last year, Mysterio found himself again at Zelina Vega’s wrath this week. This time, Vega introduced former NXT Cruiserweight Champion Angel Garza, the cousin of Humberto Carrillo. Mysterio picked up the win, although he suffered a hammerlock DDT on the outside of the ring for his efforts.

6. Brock Lesnar

Rack up another appearance for The Beast, who has been on every Raw this year for the first time in over a decade. This time, Ricochet was the recipient of an F-5, ahead of their match this month at Super ShowDown

7. Bobby Lashley

Thankfully, it appears as though for the moment we’ve moved past Lashley and Rusev but he took the fall and lost to Ricochet, so where does Lashley go from here?

8. Buddy Murphy

Chalk up a victory in the six-man elimination match but wasn’t around for the finish. A win is a win though, right?

9. Mojo Rawley

This was simply a bad night for the 24/7 Champion, whose entrance was longer than his match with Drew McIntyre.

10. Kevin Owens

He absolutely earns honorable mention here, for putting up a fight against AOP in the six-man tag.

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