WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: 4/27/2015 | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: 4/27/2015

Posted by Carlos Toro Monday, April 27, 2015
Welcome to another edition of Power Rankings from Smark Out Moment! Each week, we will break down the current roster and examine who has gone up the WWE hierarchy and who has unfortunately taken a step down the ladder. Factoring in things such as wins and losses, suspensions, injuries, making a name for one's self, being humiliated, and more, who is at the top of the food chain and who needs to make up some ground next week?
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25. Damien Mizdow

We were hoping for a more compelling end to the Miz-Mizdow feud than what we saw on Monday Night Raw, but he did look for a moment like he was going to actually beat The Miz and keep the "Miz" brand until Summer Rae attacked Mizdow. It would've been interesting having Mizdow win, if not for at least to see what The Miz would be. It's now a wait and see game as to what the future holds for him.

24. Bo Dallas

He makes the list at #24 not because of his matches (because he didn't wrestle at all this week), but because he appeared at Extreme Rules and heeled off on the crowd and had Ryback beat him up. The same thing happened on Raw but this time it was at the hands of Roman Reigns. He works best when he looks and acts more like the heel who thinks everyone should listen to him to be inspired, not unlike the ironic happy inspirational heel before his injury. He did get thrashed by Ryback and Reigns so he can't have get too much credit.

23. Big Show

The Big Show, try as hard he might, could not accomplish what he set out to do against Roman Reigns, losing to him at Extreme Rules in a last man standing match. To his credit, Big Show took more punishment from Reigns than Brock Lesnar did when he faced Reigns in the main event at WrestleMania. He had a big spot when he choke-slammed Reigns through two tables onto the floor. Show certainly did not appear weak in this match.

22. Luke Harper

Luke Harper went 0-2 losing to Ambrose at Extreme Rules and Ambrose and Reigns in a tag team match on SmackDown. He also faced Ambrose on Raw but that match ended in a no-contest. It doesn't look good for Harper, but there is positive thing to look at Harper from this week is that he has wrestled for more than 70 minutes total, tied with Ambrose and by far the most amount of ring time on television.

21. Bray Wyatt

The New Face of Fear continues to sporadically appear on television as he only made cryptic promos for the past week. He did another one at Extreme Rules and it is implied that he may be striking towards his next opponent very soon. These promos are getting stale and he hasn't really done much to get us excited over him since his loss to the Undertaker at WrestleMania.

20. Bad News Barrett

Barrett has had a long week. With his lone win coming against Jack Swagger on Superstars and his two losses being on SmackDown and at Extreme Rules, the only saving grace for him is that he's still the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Title since he never got his match against Daniel Bryan. Instead, he lost to the young upstart Neville in a match that got relegated from the main card to the pre-show

19. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd

It's been a tough week for the now-former Tag Team Champions. They lost their titles to The New Day at Extreme Rules, Cesaro lost to Kofi Kingston on SmackDown and their only saving grace was a victory over Los Matadores, who had a chance to become tag champions at WrestleMania. At the very least, their match on the pay-per-view was pretty good and certainly exceeded a lot of people's expectations.

18. Kane

Kane had an eventful week this past week. He accepted John Cena's open challenge for the US Title and was unsuccessful. His feud with Seth Rollins intensified and can only get even more intense after he choke-slammed him at Extreme Rules. He did do the same to Randy Orton and put Rollins' body over Orton's for the win, but he'll be expected to get even more TV time in the near future.

17. Sheamus

Even though he's being pushed as a massive monster heel, and rightfully so, you can't help but look at the fact that he lost two matches this week: One to Dolph Ziggler and Neville on SmackDown and again to Ziggler at Extreme Rules. Wins and losses do matter here at the Power Rankings, and his lone win technically came against a jobber in Zach Ryder. So for now Sheamus gets put at #17.

16. Stardust

Stardust once again continues to be stuck in a metaphorical limbo after WrestleMania and many thought that he could be getting more time after his match against John Cena a while back. At least he's taking advantage of whatever limited chances he's got, picking up a win against R-Truth on Main Event.

15. The Miz

The Miz is off television because he's filming a movie for WWE Studios but he made sure to finish his feud with now the former Damien Mizdow. The Miz beat him on Monday Night Raw in a match in which the winner got to keep the "Miz" brand. Expect him to come back with the Hollywood A-list heel persona when he does return to television.

14. Brie Bella

Playing second fiddle to her sister and Divas champion Nikki Bella hasn't gotten in the way of ring time for her, as she picked up a win over former Divas champion Alicia Fox on Main Event and had a decently long match against Naomi on Monday Night Raw. She also was instrumental in the finish of Nikki vs Naomi at Extreme Rules that allowed Nikki to retain.

13. The Lucha Dragons

The exciting Lucha Dragons missed out on becoming #1 contenders for the Tag Team Championships after their loss on Monday Night Raw against The New Day. They did however, pick up a win against longtime NXT rivals The Ascension on Main Event. Despite the loss, look for The Lucha Dragons to remain in the hunt for the Tag Team Titles for a while at least.

12. Naomi

Naomi became a fully-fledged heel after attacking Paige a couple of weeks ago and replaced her as the #1 contender for the Divas Championship. She beat Brie Bella on Monday Night Raw and Natalya on SmackDown. She also debuted a new theme song which is definitely a nice change from her old theme song and it appears that she's not necessarily done with her feud against the Bella Twins and could be getting a rematch, quite possibly at Payback.

11. Fandango

Since he dumped Rosa Mendez and readopted his old theme song, Fandango has not only started winning matches again, but the crowd are starting to pay attention to his matches, at the very least, sing along to the song. Although he didn't appear at Extreme Rules, Fandango went 2-0 in matches this week as he beat Curtis Axel on both Raw and on Main Event.

10. Ryback

Ryback beat Adam Rose on Monday Night Raw and beat Rusev on SmackDown, although it was by disqualification. He did get put in the Accolade by Rusev with the chain around him. His stocked hurt a bit because of it, but made it up at Extreme Rules by attacking Bo Dallas as Bo was insulting the Chicago crowd. Ryback is still over with the crowd and still entertaining so he's safe at #10.

9. Nikki Bella

At least one of the Bella Twins is winning matches. She defeated Naomi at Extreme Rules to retain the Divas title, but she didn't win it alone. She had some help from her sister Brie Bella, but it was still an impressive victory against a Diva who has been winning most of her matches in the past few weeks. But Nikki can't be put too high on this list since this was the only noteworthy thing she did this past week.

8. Randy Orton

Orton may have lost against Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules but a major factor was because of all the interference in that match, be it from Kane or J&J Security. He did let his inner viper strike on the main roster on Monday Night Raw as he RKO'd guys like Heath Slater, The New Day, and most importantly Seth Rollins inside a steel cage to end the show, so that saved him from dropping any lower.

7.  Dolph Ziggler

Sure, Ziggler beat Sheamus at Extreme Rules, but what's keeping him from getting a top 5 spot is the fact that he still got beat up by the Celtic Warrior and had his face connecting with Sheamus' paley white butt cheek, plus the fact that he lost to Seth Rollins on Monday Night Raw hurt his ranking a bit.

6. Roman Reigns

Reigns redeemed himself this week after being viciously attacked by Big Show a couple of weeks ago. He picked up a win on SmackDown tagging with former Shield teammate Dean Ambrose against Seth Rollins and Luke Harper and "buried" Big Show under the announce table at Extreme Rules. He's looking pretty good right now and he had a nice moment Superman Punching Bo Dallas on Monday Night Raw.

5. Dean Ambrose

Ambrose is finally winning big matches and looking like a dominant wrestler in a feud. Ambrose jumped and attacked Luke Harper on Raw and got the upper hand and get a win against Luke Harper and Seth Rollins in tag team action on SmackDown. We finally got to see the Lunatic Fringe win his first pay-per-view singles match in about 18 months beating Harper. It seems like he may be getting a decent push after all.

4. Neville

This may be a bit of a stretch putting Neville this high on the list, but he has been on a meteoric rise since he debuted less than a month ago, especially in this past week. He filled in for the injured Daniel Bryan at the last moment and shined at the Extreme Rules pre-show beating Bad News Barrett in a very entertaining match plus a win tagging with Dolph Ziggler on SmackDown beating Barrett and Sheamus

3. The New Day

It's hard not putting The New Day on this spot. Not only did they beat the Lucha Dragons on Monday Night Raw to become the new #1 contenders for the tag team championship (thanks to some interference from Xavier Woods) and Kofi Kingston beat Cesaro in singles action on Smackdown, but they pulled off the upset victory over Tyson Kidd and Cesaro at Extreme Rules to become the new tag team champions. Things are now looking up for The New Day.

2. Seth Rollins

Rollins retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules against Randy Orton. What's more interesting is that Rollins used Orton's own finishing move, the RKO, on Orton which I thought was great booking. He's still being looked at as a weasely heel champion but Rollins is doing great in this role. He's safe at where he is right now, and he'll somehow find a way to remain champion, at least for now.

1. John Cena

WWE wrestling power rankings John Cena

Cena continued his US Title Open Challenge on Monday night Raw when Kane accepted the match. Cena won in a relatively entertaining match which only serves to put more value on the belt. Not only did John Cena retain the United States Championship at Extreme Rules in a Russian Chain Match, but it was revealed shortly afterwards that Cena and Rusev will battle it out for a fourth time at Payback in an "I Quit" match, a match that was made for Cena to win. Cena appears to be the most secure thing to winning every match for the next month so long as he continues to be the US Champion.

Do you think anyone should be listed differently?
What can these Superstars do to get back up at the #1 spot?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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Carlos Toro has been an avid wrestling fan since the late 90's watching WCW and Puerto Rico's WWC. He is currently studying at Rider University where he is also a newspaper writer and radio show host. You can follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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