WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week #183: Post-Elimination Chamber | Smark Out Moment
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?

We have taken a hiatus to restructure the way we present the rankings, as we now include how far someone has moved in the rankings, if it is their first time in the rankings, and what they were placed at last week:

NR = Not in the previous week's rankings
+ Green = the number of moves up in the rankings compared to last week
- Red = the number of moves down in the rankings compared to last week
Honorable Mentions = five superstars who just barely missed the cut

Note: For reference, last week's article was never published, but was still set up to compare to this week.

Power Ranking WWE wrestlers list roster

25. Sonya Deville [NR]

While she did not win the Elimination Chamber match, Sonya Deville had one of her best performances to date on the main roster.

24. Mickie James [NR]

James has officially become an ally to Alexa Bliss, but regardless of the new alliance, James is still in a lower-level talent. She suffered the submission in the tag match on Raw.

23. Sasha Banks [-11]

Banks betrayed Bayley in the Elimination Chamber, but karma caught up to her on Raw when Bayley seemingly turned heel and walked out of their tag match.

22. Finn Balor [-2]

Balor brought the fight to Strowman on Sunday, but wasn't the last man standing. He seems to be heading into WrestleMania in the hunt of the Intercontinental Championship after defeating The Miz in a non-title match.

21. Dolph Zigger [NR]

Sure, Ziggle is blindsiding everyone and delivering superkicks like they are RKOs, but the he is now in a six-way match for the WWE Championship and one of the least likely to win.

20. Cedric Alexander [NR]

In the quarterfinals of the Cruiserweight Tournament, Alexander redeemed himself by winning the former champion and former tournament winner TJP.

19. Baron Corbin [-15]

With John Cena now in the mix of the title match, Corbin's once favored chances have fallen hard. However, he did beat Zayn one-on-one.

18. The New Day [-13]

The group wasn't in action, but they did the second best thing they do: talk. In a verbal war against The Usos, The New Day seem back in power as one of the top tag teams and a perfect contender for the champions.

17. Bayley [NR]

It has finally happened. The long-awaited heel turn for the long-time babyface and hugger is becoming reality. Her first victim in this turn seems to be Sasha Banks.

16. Nia Jax [-5]

Asuka still remains undefeated after Jax was unsuccessful at Elimination Chamber. That hasn't stopped the monster of a woman from pounding the Empress into the mat.

15. Ronda Rousey [NR]

Rousey is officially a WWE Superstar as of Sunday and has already picked a battle with the top dogs: The Authority. She got slapped by Stephanie, put Triple H through a table, and now has Angle as an ally in a soon-to-be brawl between the four of them.

14. Shayna Baszler [NR]

In a rematch of the Mae Young Classic finals, Baszler was able to get the better of Kairi Sane this time around. Her next opponent is bound to be the the champion, Ember Moon.

13. Shinsuke Nakamura [NR]

The Royal Rumber winner is rolling with a win-streak on SmackDown. It came at the cost of beating Aiden English, who pleaded for this match. It is an interesting angle, as WWE is trying to build-up Shinsuke to the fans, but at the cost of beating down someone that the fans obviously want heavily pushed.

12. Seth Rollins [-10]

Rollins recent push is paying off nicely for him. He seems to have finally moved on from Jason Jordan. He was one of the final three left in the Elimination Chamber and is leading towards an IC title match at WrestleMania. Anything beats being dragged down by Jordan.

11. AJ Styles [-8]

Styles already was going to have bad odds at retaining his title in a five-way match, but now the addition of future Hall of Famer John Cena on his path to break Ric Flair's record makes it much worse. Plus, Cena cleanly beat him on his first day back on SmackDown.

10. The Miz [+3]

Miz was the first one to be eliminated in the Chamber. On the plus side, he is getting what he wants: his title taken seriously. He put on a great match with Seth Rollins and came close to taking down Finn Balor in the same night afterward. His belt could be defended in at least a Triple Threat match at WrestleMania, with rumors of a Fatal 5-Way Match.

9. Elias [-2]

Strowman ousted Elias on Sunday, but is on a crash course with the Monster Among Men. He just barely escaped the hands of the giant, but the two seem to settle their score at WrestleMania at this point.

8. Ruby Riott  [+1]

Riott beat Namoi on SmackDown in a very fast pace match full of action. Riott seems to be blossoming into quite the competitor on the main roster. Her title match with Charlotte should be a nail-biter.

7. The Usos [NR]

The Usos have been champions for over 143 days, a record for the still young title belts. Their days could be limited with The New Day revitalized as number one contenders. They already lost the war of words on Tuesday.

6. Asuka [NR]

Asuka escaped Elimination Chamber with her streak in hand. Jax seems determined to end it though.

5. John Cena [+20]

Never count The Champ out. He can lose one championship opportunity and apparently just jump shows and immediately get a shot for another championship match. Perks of being the face of WWE I guess.

4. The Bar [NR]

On Sunday, The Bar defeated Titus and Apollo for the titles. On Monday, just 24 hours later, the champs won two straight falls in a two-out-of-three falls match. They had an interesting point afterwards: who is left?

3. Braun Strowman [-2]

The WWE Universe seems as confused as I am. You build up Braun for months just to have him put over Reigns ahead of WrestleMania, someone that the fans don't want to beat Braun and are very vocal about it. At least his new feud with Elias is intriguing.

2. Alexa Bliss [+22]

The champion retained in a hard-fought Elimination Chamber match. She now has a new ally at her side in Mickie James. After Sunday, she has nice odds to be the one to end Asuka's historic streak at WrestleMania. Bliss is one of the top women in the company, even ahead of the popular Rousey right now. Jumping the most in the rankings this week can speak for that.

1. Roman Reigns [+17]

Roman won the Elimination Chamber match, but that wasn't even his biggest highlight of the night. He came into Raw on Monday being labeled as an overrated chump. However, he blew everyone away with one of his most impressive promos to date. He attacked Lesnar on a personal level and it is starting to look as if Roman will be the champion deserving of some respect.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Bray Wyatt - Wyatt may have lost to Matt Hardy again, but their never-ending feud seems to be continuing. He did look impressive when he took down both Heath Slater and Rhyno by himself.

Kevin Owens - Owens wasn't really in action this week, but his commentary this week was quite impressive and could serve him well in the future.

Roderick Strong - The NXT alumni defeated a former champion in the Cruiserweight quarter-finals in Kalisto. Having Cedric Alexander as his next opponent isn't anything to take lightly.

Bludgeon Brothers - The powerhouse team wasn't taking down an enhancement team this week, but they are inching closer to their title match.

Kurt Angle - We haven't seen him in the ring for awhile, but Angle just got decked by Triple H. WrestleMania could and would be the best place for Angle to compete for the first time this year.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Alexa Bliss +20
Baron Corbin -15

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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THIS POST WRITTEN BY: WES KEEFER

Wes Keefer is a student studying sports journalism. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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