WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: #203: Huge Ups and Downs in the Rankings in Aftermath of Extreme Rules | 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. MOJO RAWLEY [-1]

Mojo set his sights on a new target in Tyler Breeze and his new aggressive side is starting to take form.

24. CARMELLA [-3]

At this point, Carmella is the worst champion in WWE. She isn't a strong individual champion.

23. LACEY EVANS [NR]

Evans battled the ever-growing Kai in a hard fought match. Evans and her Women's Rights finisher are taking NXT by storm.

22. LIO RUSH [NR FIRST TIME RANKED]

Rush had his first crack on 205 Live against former champion Akira Tozawa and won.

21. NIA JAX [-1]

Jax came up short in her Extreme Rules match against Bliss and to make matters worse for her, Ronda Rousey seems to have cut in line and is on the path for the next title shot.

20. RANDY ORTON [NR]

Orton has burst back into the spotlight when he attacked Jeff Hardy after both of his failed attempts against Nakamura. Orton is at his best when he is a loose heel.

19. BECKY LYNCH [NR]

Lynch is finally past her long-running feud with Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville. Next week, she gets a chance to beat Carmella for a shot at the tittle at SummerSlam.

18. THE MIZ [-7]

Miz wasn't at Extreme Rules and used as a side piece in the Team Hell No reunion, but now the time has come. Bryan vs Miz is on the horizon.

17. RUSEV [-15]

Rusev took AJ Styles to the limit, but came up short of winning the title. It is still unsure if he will get another shot at the title.

16. SETH ROLLINS [-12]

Rollins could not overcome ZIggler and McIntyre in the Iron Man match at Extreme Rules. The Architect got a shot in a Triple Threat to get a shot at Lesnar. He was again on the losing end.

15. FINN BALOR [-6]

Balor beat Baron Corbin at Extreme Rules, but like Rollins, Balor came up short in his Triple Threat match for a chance at Lesnar.

14. KAIRI SANE [NR]

In the main event on NXT, Sane outlasted Cross and LeRae to earn her shot at Baszler.

13. ROMAN REIGNS [-7]

Lashley gor the victory over the Big Dog on Sunday, but the two big men will get another shot at each other after winning each of their Triple Threat matches with a title match on the line.

12. SANITY [+0]

Sanity continued to dominate The New Day over the last week, beating them at Extreme Rules and on SmackDown. In the near future, the newcomers could find themselves in contendership.

11. ANDRADE "CIEN" ALMAS [-4]

Almas vs Cara on Sunday was not quite as good as their first match together. Almas did go one on one with champion AJ Styles and proves he can be a future world champ.

10. TEAM HELL NO [-7]

Kane was attacked pre-match and was a non-factor for his team. They lost the title match and their first match back as a team. Luckily for Bryan, he seems to finally be on the crash course with The Miz.

9. RONDA ROUSEY [NR]

Rousey refused to be on the sideline and jumped out of the crowd and into the title match on Sunday. If she can remain calm over the next few weeks, she will get the next title shot.

8. BLUDGEON BROTHERS [+11]

The SmackDown tag champs defeated the favorites in Team Hell No on Sunday and made them look even more powerful.

7. BRAUN STROWMAN [NR]

Braun lost his match at Extreme Rules, but it was fine with the big man. He just wanted to throw Owens off the top of the cage for his own enjoyment.

6. BOBBY LASHLEY [+17]

Lashley has made huge leaps in the WWE since his return. He seemed like a bust, but beat Reigns on Sunday and won a Triple Threat on Raw for a chance to beat Reigns again to face Lesnar at SummerSlam. He is finally being booked correctly.

5. ALEXA BLISS [NR]

Bliss was close to losing her title, but with the interruption from Rousey and help from Mickie James, Bliss got the best of her opponent.

4. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA [+18]

Nakamura beat Hardy in three seconds flat after a low blow before the bell to win his first title in WWE. Nakamura also retained against Hardy on SmackDown.

3. B-TEAM [+5]

The underdog veterans are finally tag team champions and already more entertaining than the former champs.

2. THE SHOW [-1]

It has been a busy week for this duo. Ziggler beat Rollins in overtime in their Iron Man match. McIntyre battled Reigns and Balor for a number one contender match spot for a shot at Lesnar, but lost.

1. AJ STYLES [+15]

AJ Styles and Rusev had a very competitive title match that either man could have won. Styles retained and then had a huge match with Almas, even if it was short.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Sin Cara - Cara lost to Almas twice, but looked great in the ring. It is unsure if he continues his momentum.

Elias - The Drifter got a huge opportunity when he was put in a three-way match against Lashley and Rollins. However, he lost another chance at a title match.

Nikki Cross - Cross lost a three-way match to find the next challenger for Shayna Baszler, but she is a great competitor who will be on the main roster soon.

Sasha Banks - Banks drew a DQ loss for her and Bayley's tag match and now one of them could be shipped off to SmackDown.

Bayley - Bayley and Banks have made no progress in saving their friendship and now she could be on the blue brand.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Shinsuke Nakamura +18
Rusev -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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