WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: 8/17/2015 | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: 8/17/2015

Posted by Carlos Toro Monday, August 17, 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. R-Truth

You never look too good when you lose your two matches you had this week, like R-Truth has. He lost to King Barrett and Stardust in tag team action on WWE Main Event, but the real kicker is his lost to on WWE Superstars to Bo Dallas, the guy who was number 25 last week.

24. Fandango

Truth wasn't the only guy with an 0-2 record in television matches this past week. Fandango lost his mach on WWE Main Event against Rusev and lost to The Ascension on WWE Superstars when he teamed up with Jack Swagger of all people.

23. Stephen Amell

Now this may seem like a bit of a cop out but hear me out. He jumped into the ring and engaged in a brief skirmish with Stardust and he was winning! That is more than what can be said about guys who only had one match last week and lost (looking at you Bo Dallas) or guys that have lost to Stardust in a match (looking at you Zack Ryder).

22. Adam Rose

Rose lost his lone contest this past week in an inconsequential match against former World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger on WWE Main Event. To think that he was rumored to be a surprise Wyatt Family member for SummerSlam. In hindsight, that seemed so far-fetched.

21. Team B.A.D.

Despite the Divas Revolution focusing on the three teams facing off at SummerSlam, the team consisting of Sasha Banks, Naomi, and Tamina always seem to be on the loss column whenever they appear on television. That remained true to form as they lost to Team Bella on Raw and then Naomi loses to Charlotte on SmackDown.

20. Cesaro

It pains me so much to put Cesaro in this spot but he can't possibly be placed higher since he lost both of his matches starting off with a lost in a triple threat match against Randy Orton and Kevin Owens on Raw. His chance at redemption ended in defeat on SmackDown when he teamed up with Neville against Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins.

19. Jack Swagger

As we keep lamenting (not really) the fact that Swagger, a former World Champion, has been swimming in absolute mediocrity for this long, we can find solace in that he can still win matches, albeit in irrelevant, WWE Network matches on Main Event when he beat Adam Rose. But don't think too much of it has he did lose to The Ascension when he teamed up with Fandango on WWE Superstars.

18. Mark Henry

At least he didn't lose to Rusev like he did last week, but he didn't exactly beat him. His match against the Bulgarian Brute on Raw ended in a no-contest and his only other match was a tag team match with R-Truth against King Barrett and Stardust on WWE Main Event was a loss for the World's Strongest Man.

17. Los Matadores

Fun fact: They are the only tag team to be involved in the last three fatal four-way matches for the WWE Tag Team Championships. Not so fun fact: They lost their only match on Raw to The New Day in a tag team match.

16. Dean Ambrose

In preparation for his battle against the Wyatt Family, the Lunatic Fringe was put in a match against Luke Harper. He lost and the only saving grace was him accompanying his partner Roman Reigns in his SmackDown match against Harper, which Reigns did win, so by proxy, Ambrose looks weak in all of this.

15. Bo Dallas

Bo Dallas won his only match on WWE Superstars when he defeated R-Truth. Hey, he didn't lose any other match this week, so could we be seeing another undefeated streak from Dallas? YES! YES! YES! YES? NO? Okay.

14. The Ascension

I thought for a second that The Ascension were going to be put in the Tag Team Championship match and have the match be turned into a Championship Scramble (who remembers those matches?). On the bright side, they won their only match this week on WWE Superstars beating Fandango and Jack Swagger. Okay maybe it's not that bright.

13. King Barrett

His Royal Kingly Ringliness was inexplicably inserted into the Stradust/Neville/Stephen Amell feud but at least it gives him something to do for this upcoming pay-per-view. It started with a lost to Neville on Raw. He also got a win on WWE Main Event when he teamed up with Stardust to beat the duo of Jack Swagger and Fandango.

12. The New Day

The New Day continued their small hot streak against other top tag teams competing for the Tag Team Championship when they beat Los Matadores on Raw. They also continue to lose against the champs on SmackDown as was such the case when Big E and Xavier Woods lost to the Prime Time Players.

11. Stardust

Well Stardust got his wish: A match against Stephen Amell and Neville at SummerSlam. He'll need to have good chemistry with his partner King Barrett and they started their partnership on the right foot as they beat Mark Henry and R-Truth on WWE Main Event.

10. Kevin Owens

Owens lost another heartbreaking match in spectacular fashion when he lost to Randy Orton in a triple threat match to determine Seth Rollins' opponent on the Raw main event. He did however got in a match Seth Rollins but as partners as they defeated Cesaro and Neville in the SmackDown main event.

9. Luke Harper

While Bray Wyatt stayed mostly in the shadows, not competing in any matches this past week, his Wyatt brother Luke Harper did as he defeated Dean Ambrose on Raw, but going up against Roman Reigns on SmackDown provided a different result, perhaps tipping the scales in Ambrose and Reigns' favor ahead of their match at SummerSlam.

8. Neville

Neville will finally be able to end his feud with Stardust at SummerSlam with the help of the Green Arrow, Stephen Amell. He beat one of his SummerSlam opponents, King Barrett on Raw, but fell to Kevin Owens and Cesaro on SmackDown in a tag match with Cesaro as his partner.

7. Rusev

Rusev went unbeaten in two matches this past week, even though one of those contests was a no contest against Mark Henry on Raw. His other match was in a WWE Main Event victory over Fandango. He may not be competing at SummerSlam, but at least he's winning matches when he can.

6. Team Bella

Yes, they still have the Divas Championship on their team. Yes, they beat Team B.A.D. on Monday Night Raw. Yes, I put them at number six this week. Yes, this is getting annoying. I can't put Team Bella as the best Divas team in these rankings in good conscious because to me, they still have not truly proven themselves to be the alpha team in this group. Win at SummerSlam, then I might change my opinion of them.

5. Prime Time Players

The Tag Champs are looking the favorites to retain at SummerSlam as they beat The New Day on SmackDown. Despite not competing in a lot of matches in the past couple of weeks, they've been solid and won match after match after match, so at least hat keeps their stock at a high level at least.

4. Seth Rollins

Rollins is still the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, which seems to be the silver lining every time he has a match with the belt on the line. He lost by disqualification on Raw to Randy orton but by no means was it his fault. He stayed strong in anticipation for his big match against John Cena by defeating both Cesaro and Neville in tag team action on SmackDown.

3. PCB

Not much to write about PCB this week as they only wrestled once this past week and it was only a singles match involving Charlotte on SmackDown. She did beat Naomi and it does keep the team as the favorites, at least momentum wise, in one of the big matches of this year's edition of SummerSlam.

2. Roman Reigns

Reigns' war against the Wyatts continue as he accompanied Dean Ambrose in his loss to Luke Harper on Raw. Reigns avenged his partner when he beat Harper on SmackDown to keep momentum on his side for SummerSlam. A relatively uneventful week but nonetheless an effective one for the former Royal Rumble winner

1. Randy Orton

Admittedly, this wasn't the week that any one superstar was above and beyond everybody else, but Orton is a safe number one for this week at least. He's undefeated (technically) in the past two weeks in matches as he defeated Cesaro and Kevin Owens in a triple threat match on Raw (which has my vote for WWE match of the week) for a shot at Seth Rollins' WWE Title later on that show. While he did win, it was by disqualification due to interference by Sheamus. At least he prevented Mr. Money in the Bank from cashing in his briefcase, so he gets some satisfaction from doing so.

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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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