25. Bo Dallas
Dallas got the crap kicked out of him by Brock Lesnar this Monday on Raw. But hey, at least he got to be on Raw. Will Bo Dallas ever recover his credibility after his treatment by WWE Creative? All you have to do is Bolieve!
24. Zack Ryder
WWE may have buried Ryder deeper than Jimmy Hoffa, but he picked up a win on Superstars against Heath Slater, and I always like to show the long Island Iced Z some love
23. Big Show
The Big Show is still around because he's, well, really big. If WWE could decide whether he is a babyface or heel maybe he can actually engage in some decent matches in the twilight of his career. After all, he is an awe inspiring size, and can move pretty well for an aging giant. There has to be something better for him than the treatment he is currently getting.
22. Randy Orton
Orton picked up a win in an 8-man tag match this week, but until he gets in a rivalry against someone big and actually becomes relevant again, he will remain in the midcard void.
Stardust is very entertaining to watch, and is a fabulous worker with a great instinct for the business. With that said, I'm just not feelin' his rivalry with Neville. It is incoherent and there isn't a lot of substance to it. I think a big part of it is that two awesome wrestlers like Neville and Stardust need longer matches to really tell their story and show what they can do in the squared circle. Until Stardust starts winning some matches against formidable opponents, however, he will remain towards the bottom of the list.
20. Prime Time Players
PTP managed to get a victory against Los Matadores on Super Stars. As former champs and #1 contenders for the belts, they are technically still in the title picture but will probably be overshadowed by the recently returned Dudley Boyz.
“The Man that Gravity Forgot” will soon become the man the audience forgot if he doesn't start winning some memorable matches and engage in a feud that is more coherent than the one he currently has with Stardust.
After losing in tag-team competition twice this week, Rusev is stuck in the midcard limbo. His feud with Ziggler is forgettable, and at times, it is down right bizarre. Rusev lost a lot of momentum after his feud with Cena and has been unable to pick it up again.
With a victory over the Bellas on Smackdown, Charlotte and Becky helped to secure PCB's spot in the top 20
Cesaro suffered a major loss at SummerSlam against Kevin Owens, but gained a victory in an 8-man tag match on Raw. He needs to start picking up singles victories or the momentum he managed to reestablish since losing Tyson Kidd as a partner will quickly vanish. Cesaro is such a phenomenal wrestler and pure athlete, though, that he even looks strong in defeat.
15. Dean Ambrose
Ambrose was decimated by Bray Wyatt's new henchman Braun Strowman on Monday, and then defeated by Sheamus on Smackdown. “The Lunatic Fringe” may be down now, but its just a matter of time before he is seeking revenge on The Wyatts. He can usually work with anything that creative gives him, and continues to hold his own as one of the best workers on the roster.
14. Roman Reigns
Reigns is steadily improving every week, but Braun Strowman proved to be the Samoan Superman's kryptonite. The way the story is going, however, I'm sure Reigns will have plenty of chances to exact his revenge and boost his ranking in the coming weeks.
13. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler's feud with Rusev isn't doing anything for either men. While Ziggler and Rusev's match at Summer Slam ended in a no contest after a double count out, his tag matches on Raw and Smackdown ended in two victories, giving "The Showoff" his spot on the list.
12. Kevin Owens
Still buzzing from his victory over The Swiss Superman, Owens went on to lose in an 8-person tag match on Raw the following night, but picked up a victory on Smack Down against fellow NXT alumnus Neville.
With a win over Orton at SummerSlam, and one against Ambrose on Smack Down, Mr. Money is the Bank in bulldozing through the upper midcard. His new gimmick got a little while to get used to, but his aggressive and ruthless new style is earning him great heat and big victories.
10. Team Bella
Despite being upstaged by the NXT divas brought up to the main roster, The Bellas are still the powerhouse in the women's division. They picked up a big win on Raw but couldn't get the back-to-back victories on Smackdown. The Diva's division is still pretty wonky despite the injection of new talent, so expect to see the Bellas as the queen bees for a little while longer.
Ryback has been on a winning streak lately. After defeating Miz and Big Show at SummerSlam, he went on to earn several victories this week. As IC championship, hopefully we'll see him defend the title in some decent matches in the near future.
8. The Wyatt Family
The Wyatts recovered from their defeat at Summer Slam in a big way with the addition of Braun Strowman to the family. Strowman manhandled Reigns and Ambrose on Raw and again on Smack Down. He makes a great addition to the Wyatts and a man of his size and strength can only boost their rankings in the coming weeks.
7. New Day
The newly crowned tag champs may have been given a one way ticket to Dudleyville, but they still hold the titles, and the team as a whole is really hitting its stride. Their interview with Michael Cole this week on WWE.com was fresh and actually really funny.
6. John Cena
Not only did Cena manage to get revenge on Jon Stewart for interfering in his match at SummerSlam, he also fulfilled his 500th wish for Make-a-Wish for a chronically ill little boy by bringing him to Raw. Say what you want about the Cena we see in the ring, but his commitment to bringing joy to sick children and other charitable acts are what make him a true icon and living legend.
5. Seth Rollins
Rollins is now the WWE Heavyweight and U.S. Champion. He didn't see much action this week on WWE Programming, but the promo with Sting's return made for great television. Rollins is a pure heel whose character has very little redeeming qualities. He owns the microphone and manages to actually be entertaining. Triple H signed off on the match against Sting at Night of Champions, but I can't see Rollins dropping both titles to an icon like Sting at any PPV except one of the “Big 4”.
4. The Dudley Boyz
After nearly a decade of absence from the WWE roster, the Dudley Boyz returned on Raw and made a huge impact by putting the newly crowned tag-team champions, New Day, through a table with a 3D, plus they picked up a victory against the Ascension on SmackDown. Hopefully their return is the signal that things are about to be shaken up in the tag division.
The Undertaker didn't appear on WWE Programming this week, but I'm still giving him the #3 spot because the storyline between him and Lesnar is easily the most interesting in the company right now, and his apparent heel turn at SummerSlam only adds to the intrigue.
2. Brock Lesnar
As usual, Heyman was on fire on the mic as Lesnar challenged the Taker to one final match. After taking out his frustrations on Bo Dallas, Lesnar never received an answer to his challenge. Despite his loss at SummerSlam, Lesnar still looks like an absolute beast and now has a believable reason to be mad at the Undertaker.
Sting makes the top of the list this week for his spectacular return to a WWE ring. Not only was his comeback a great swerve, but it was also reminiscent of the mysterious yet bad ass Sting we knew and loved from WCW in the 90's. He inserted himself into the title picture and is now the #1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
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