First the P25, next the WWE Championship?
For those that regularly follow the POWER 25, there has been one noticeable trend over the last couple months: the meteoric rise of the Samoan Bulldozer towards the top. Umaga is undefeated since coming to WWE, and his performances have done nothing but impress The Academy of Wrestling Arts & Sciences. WWE.com caught up with Umaga's manager Armando Alejandro Estrada early Wednesday afternoon to get his feelings on his charge's surging ranking.
The Top 10 of the P25 reads like a who's who of the sports-entertainment world. Men like John Cena, Edge, Rey Mysterio and Big Show routinely rule the rankings when the new list is released every Saturday on WWE.com. The fact that Umaga sits at No. 8, and shares company with so many elite Superstars, doesn't shock the opinionated Estrada.
"Amigo…" said the excitable manager. "It should come as no surprise to anybody, ha ha, that the big man, the Samoan Bulldozer has cracked the Top 10. Pretty soon, he will be on his way to No. 1. Does that surprise you, Amigo? It doesn't surprise me."
Those watching RAW recently have seen Umaga take out former WWE Champion John Cena, and surefire Hall-of-Famer Shawn Michaels in successive weeks. Despite his thrashing of the Chain Gang leader, Cena was still ranked at No. 4 on this weeks chart, four spots ahead of the Samoan Bulldozer. Estrada is not concerned about the Academy's potential error. Instead, the arrogant handler chose to compare Umaga's current ranking and disposal of the RAW mega-stars as stepping stones on his warrior's eventual rise to the top of the WWE mountain.
"Amigo, has anyone stopped Umaga yet?" asked Estrada. "Is anybody going to stop Umaga? No. John Cena was first, Shawn Michaels was next. Soon, the WWE Championship will belong to the Samoan Bulldozer. Ha ha."