WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: #189: Aftermath of WrestleMania Week | 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?

Here is the key code for the rankings shorthand when referencing their position in relation to the previous week:

NR = Not included in last week's rankings at all
+ 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

Power Ranking WWE wrestlers list roster

25. THE UNDERTAKER [NR FIRST TIME RANKED]

With weeks of speculation, The Deadman made his presence known at WrestleMania when he finally answered John Cena. He put away the leader of Cenation in just minutes. It is unknown when we will see The Undertaker again in the ring, if ever.

24. RANDY ORTON [NR]

The Viper was unsuccessful at WrestleMania, but gets a second chance at the US title. He will rekindle his rivalry with Jinder Mahal, the new champion.


23. CHARLOTTE FLAIR [-13]

The Queen of SmackDown has fallen from the graces. Just two days removed from ending Asuka's streak, Carmella cashed in and beat Flair for her belt. Flair has hit an all-time high and low in a matter of days.

22. SHAYNA BASZLER [NR]

Baszler was able to overpower Ember Moon and captured her first title in WWE. With Moon now on Raw, Baszler could end up facing a former foe in Kairi Sane in her first defense.

21. KEVIN OWENS + SAMI ZAYN [-16]

Owens and Zayn were fired for sure off of SmackDown after their loss at WrestleMania. They were pitted against each other on Raw by Kurt Angle for one of them to get a job. They both lost via count-out and are still unemployed.

20. THE ICONICS [NR FIRST TIME RANKED]

The Iconics have taken their popularity to SmackDown and have debuted in a huge manner. They attacked Charlotte Flair, which opened up Carmella to run in and shock the WWE Universe by winning the SmackDown Women's Championship.

19. BOBBY LASHLEY [NR FIRST TIME RANKED]

Lashley returned to WWE on Monday Night Raw and took down Elias. The former ECW and United States Champion returned after nearly a decade and will likely be the main focus.

18. BRAUN STROWMAN [-12]

Strowman made WrestleMania history when he selected a child from the crowd as his partner and single-handily beat The Bar for the Raw Tag Team titles. However, he had to vacate the titles since a child can't be his partner. It is unknown where Braun will do next.

17. JOHNNY GARGANO [NR]

Gargano won back his job on NXT after a "Match of the Year" front-runner performance. Johnny Wrestling could be on a main roster come the Superstar Shake-Up.

16. NAOMI [NR]

The Glow has been strong this week. Naomi won the inaugural Women's Battle Royal at WrestleMania and continued her momentum with a victory over Natalya.


15. ALEISTER BLACK [NR]

Aleister Black got the better of Almas and captured the NXT Championship at TakeOver: New Orleans.

14. JINDER MAHAL [NR]

Mahal is now a former WWE Champion and current US Champion. He outlasted three others at WrestleMania for the title. Randy Orton won the right to be his first contender.

13. BLUDGEON BROTHERS [NR]

The Usos and The New Day couldn't stop the Bludgeon Brothers once they went on a warpath. They are now the new tag team champions for the blue brand and did so in quick fashion.

12. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA [-4]

In the dream match, Nakamura lost, but both competitors poured their hearts out in the ring. For Nakamura, his heart turned dark afterwards when he assaulted Styles right after a friendly embrace. He continued his attack on Styles on Tuesday night. Looks like we may get a second dream match.

11. CEDRIC ALEXANDER [NR]

Alexander finally reached his goal and beat Ali for the Cruiserweight Championship. The new champ already has a new contender in Buddy Murphy, who has already gone on the offense against Cedric.

10. PAIGE [NR]

Paige made two huge career moves this week. She finally announced her retirement as a competitor during Raw. On SmackDown, she was named the new GM to replace the full-time wrestler Daniel Bryan.

9. NIA JAX [NR / -# / +#]

Alexa Bliss is finally dethroned after Nia Jax tore her apart at WrestleMania.
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8. ROMAN REIGNS [-6]

Reigns was a sure lock to win the title from Lesnar. Instead, Roman ended up a bloody loser, literally. Plus, a returning Samoa Joe has called out the Big Dog and challenged him.

7. RONDA ROUSEY [+9]

At WrestleMania, Rousey brought down the roof in one of the better matches of the night. She is becoming quite legit in WWE already, but it will be interesting to see her in a match with someone like Sasha Banks or Nia Jax.

6. UNDISPUTED ERA [NR]

Adam Cole became the first North American Champion in NXT at TakeOver: New Orleans. He also competed in the tag team triple threat and retained the belts. To top it off, his group added a new member when Roderick Strong turned heel and helped Cole's team win the belts.

5. CARMELLA [+10]

From Ms. MITB to Ms. SmackDown Women's Champion, Carmella shocked the WWE Universe when she pounced on a vulnerable Flair.

4. DANIEL BRYAN [+0]

Bryan received a huge ovation at WrestleMania and was almost taken out before the match even began. He fought back and beat Owens and Zayn. He battled AJ Styles on SmackDown, but Nakamura ended it before there was a winner. It is nice to see Bryan back full-time in the ring.

3. SETH ROLLINS [+7]

Rollins is now a Grand Slam Champion after he won the Intercontinental Championship. He is clearly over with the crowd and is a worthy champion to fill The Niz's shoes. He even went on to main event Raw.

2. AJ STYLES [-1]

Styles beat Nakamura in a hard-hitting match at WrestleMania, only to have his friend turn on him and assault him. He got ambushed again on SmackDown during his match with Daniel Bryan. Styles may have to try to outlast Shinsuke again.

1. BROCK LESNAR [+0]

Lesnar beat Roman Reigns to a surprise from everyone. He had Reigns bleeding like a pig in the ring and then went in for the kill to the disbelief of the Big Dog. With Lesnar being a part-time champion still, when will he be seen again?

HONORABLE MENTIONS- WRESTLEMANIA WEEK EDITION


MATT HARDY + BRAY WYATT - Wyatt returned as a faithful follower to Hardy and helped him win the Andre the Giant Trophy. The pair also beat Titus Worldwide to continue through the tournament for a tag team title match.

BUDDY MURPHY - Murphy named himself the new number one contender for Alexander's title after he attacked the champion.

SAMOA JOE - The Samoan Submission Machine returned to Raw and called out Roman Reigns, picking up where he left off before his injury.

THE USOS - The brothers lost their titles to the Bludgeon Brothers, but won the right for a chance to regain them.

TOMMASO CIAMPA - Ciampa did not win against Gargano, but he still put on a match worthy of "Match of the Year".

EMBER MOON - Moon dropped the belt to Baszler, but made the jump to Raw to pair with new champion Nia Jax against Alexa Bliss and Mickie James. Big props to Moon being added to a big match her first night on Raw.

NO WAY JOSE - The fun-loving Jose debuted on Raw and beat a jobber.

THE AUTHORS OF PAIN - The former NXT Tag Team Champions made the jump up to the main roster and immediately won a match in the tournament for a shot at the Raw tag team titles.

ABSOLUTION - Paige retired, but Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville are still going strong so far as a unit. Rose even picked up a win over Sasha Banks.

KAIRI SANE - Sane beat another fresh face in NXT, but still seems lost in the mix. With Moon on Raw and Baszler the new champ, Sane makes sense for a title shot.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Carmella +10
Kevin Owens + Sami Zayn -16

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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