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There's rumblings of at least two title changes coming in the next while, a teasing of the greatest babyface of all time having a dark side and the debut of a live Monday night wrestling show.
Let's see what this all means for the Power Rankings:
Eric Bischoff - Easy E couldn't have asked for a much better start to his Monday night run. Decent ratings, shock arrivals, good wrestling, great TV, actual competition for WWF... The 80's are back.
Shawn Michaels - Perhaps a tentative link for HBK, but one of very few highlights for a lukewarm month in the WWF. Still plenty head-shake moments for Michaels, but the star still rises more & more.
Jean-Pierre LaFitte - A gimmick wrestler in the match of the month. But, JPL is far more than just a cartoon pirate. The veteran went the whole nine yards with Bret Hart. Fair play, old fella. Yaaaar.
10 - Brian Pillman - The former Hollywood Blond appeared in another show-stealing match this month, on a PPV that had a Ric Flair-Arn Anderson match, no-less. Brilliant bad guy story telling throughout.
9 - Sabu - This is how you do a debut. Different to a new audience to get them invested, but same to an old audience to hold their attention. A genuinely exciting, innovative performer. Hallelujah!
8 - Jim Cornette - Smoky Mountain may be no more, but if it gets James E more national TV talking time, that's enough of a silver lining. Great to see the Louisville Slugger get much more airplay.
7 - Pitbulls - A genuine match of the year candidate with a rampant crowd for their tag team title win. All this without the aid of Jason, the sexiest man in the world. Not bad for the nameless BDSM act...
6 - Bret Hart - Match of the Month nominations are no unusual happening for the Hitman, but in a match with a make-believe pirate, his MVP status must be all the more lauded. Great in-ring shake-up, too.
5 - Mikey Whipwreck - He's a loser, he's a kid, he's the ultimate underdog - but young Mikey is undoubtedly riding the crest of a wave right now. A world title run is actually not too far fetched...
4 - Steve Austin - You can't help but feel WCW dropped the ball with this one. Yes, there's injuries. Yes, there's an above-average pay-packet; but Austin must be seen as a fairly untapped resource.
3 - Lex Luger - One of thebest debuts in recent memory, a shock swap from north to south and straight into a world title match with the biggest name in wrestling in his first match with the company.
2 - The Giant - The biggest guy going around right now and arguably the biggest push to go with it. Built to heights only Paul Wight could match, a shot at Hogan next month, and he's Andrè's son...
1 - Cactus Jack - Talker of the year's a certainty, worker of the year's a decent shout... Unbelieveable run of promo's for Jack. Add it to a genuinely exciting heel turn and in-ring style change... Epic.
Far from a stellar month nationally, but Cactus Jack is simply in a league of his own right now. We still have the same three world champions, but for just how long...