WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars of 2015 | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars of 2015

Posted by Ben Guest Sunday, January 3, 2016
Welcome to a special edition of Power Rankings from Smark Out Moment! Each week, we 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. However, this edition is looking back at 2015 as a whole and considering who were the top 25 superstars of the year.

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25. Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan opened the year with a bang. He was involved in matches at Royal Rumble and Fastlane before becoming Intercontinental Champion at WrestleMania. However, after this he was unfortunately struck down with injury, had to vacate the title and missed a majority of the year.

24. Prime Time Players

The Prime Time Players were involved in the first ever tag team Elimination Chamber Match. They then went on to win the Tag Team Championship at Money in the Bank. However, they lost the titles at SummerSlam.

23. Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio made a shocking return at Hell in a Cell to answer John Cena's US Open Challenge. He went on to beat Cena in that match and held the title into 2016.

22. Stardust

Stardust started the year feuding with his brother Goldust. He then went on to be involved in the Intercontinental Championship ladder match at WrestleMania, before being involved in various feuds with Stephen Amell, Neville and Lucha Dragons. As well as forming partnerships with King Barret and The Ascension. Before another feud with Goldust was teased at Survivor Series.

21. Neville

Neville had feuds throughout the year with King Barrett, Stardust and the Ascension. He was also a competitor in the Money in the Bank ladder match.

20. Paige

Paige had various feuds with the Bella Twins, Naomi, Charlotte and Becky Lynch. She also teamed up with AJ Lee at WrestleMania.

19. The Usos

The Usos started the year as Tag Team Champions before losing the titles to Tyson Kidd and Cesaro at FastLane. The Usos also competed at WrestleMania before injury saw them sit out for most of the year. They since returned to feud with The New Day and Lucha Dragons.

18. Ryback

Ryback won the Intercontinental Championship at Elimination Chamber and held it until Night of Champions. He also had feuds with The Authority, Big Show and The Miz.

17. King Barrett

Barrett won the Intercontinetal Championship on the first Raw of the year, before losing the title at WrestleMania. He had feuds with Neville and R-Truth, joined the League of Nations and won the King of the Ring tournament.

16. Rusev

Rusev began the year as United States Champion. He was the last person eliminated from the Royal Rumble. He then feuded with John Cena, losing the title at WrestleMania. He then went on to feud with Dolph Ziggler and then join the League of Nations.

15. Randy Orton

Randy Orton feuded with Seth Rollins, Seamus and The Wyatt Family before getting injured at Hell in a Cell, causing him to miss the rest of the year.

14. Lucha Dragons

The Lucha Dragons were involved in the first ever tag team Elimination Chamber match. They also feuded with The New Day and the Usos towards the end of the year.

13. Charlotte

Charlotte made her main roster debut as part of the Divas Revolution. She feuded with the Bella Twins, Team B.A.D and Paige. Charlotte won the Divas Championship at Night of Champions.

12. Cesaro (and Tyson Kidd)

Cesaro and Kidd won the Tag Team Championships at FastLane before losing them at Extreme Rules. Tyson Kidd then got injured. Cesaro went on to gain a lot of support from the WWE Universe with the creation of the 'Cesaro Section'.

11. Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler began 2015 as Intercontinntal Champion but lost the title on the first Raw of the year. Ziggler was also involved in the Intercontinental Championship ladder match at WrestleMania before having feuds with Rusev and Tyler Breeze.

10. The Bella Twins

Nikki Bella held the Divas Championship for most of the year and broke AJ Lee's record for longest reigning Divas Champion. She was also part of the Divas Revolution and had feuds with Paige, Naomi, Charlotte and Team B.A.D.

9. Kevin Owens

Kevin Owens made his main roster debut this year and began with a feud against John Cena. He then went on to wing the Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions but lost it at TLC.

8. The Wyatt Family

The Wyatt Family had a very eventful year. At WrestleMania Luke Harper was involved in the Intercontinental Championship ladder match and Bray Wyatt lost against UnderTaker. Wyatt then went on to feud with Roman Reigns before the family rejoined and added Braun Strowman. The feud with Reigns (and Dean Ambrose) then continued. They also feuded with the Dudley Boyz.

7. Dean Ambrose

Dean Ambrose started the year with various feuds for the Intercontinental Championship, the ladder match at WrestleMania. He then feuded with Seth Rollins before helping Roman Reigns against The Wyatt Family. He fought for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series before winning the Intercontinental Championship at TLC.

6. Sheamus

Sheamus feuded with Dolph Ziggler, Neville, Randy Orton and Roman Reigns this year. Sheamus was the winner of the Money in the Bank ladder match and chased in at Survivor Series to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He then lost the title the day after TLC on Raw.

5. John Cena

John Cena had one of the best years of his career in 2015. He started the year feuding with Rusev and won the United States Championship at Hell in a Cell. He held multiple US Open Challenges on Raw and had some amazing matches with Cesaro, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler and more. He then fought Seth Rollins for both the US and WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam where he lost the title, before winning it back a month later at Night of Champions. He then held another US Open Challenge at Hell in a Cell where he lost the Championship and took a couple of months out. He returned at the end of the year to feud with Alberto Del Rio.

4. Brock Lesnar

Lesnar began the year as WWE World Heavyweight Champion before losing the title at WrestleMania. He then had a feud with Seth Rollins before reigniting his feud from 2014 with the Undertaker, which concluded in a win for Lesnar inside Hell in a Cell.

3. Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns started the year by winning the Royal Rumble. He then had feuds with Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt. He won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series but lost it almost immediately when Seamus cashed in his Money in the Bank contract. Reigns then feuded with Seamus and won the title back the night after TLC on Raw and held it into 2016.

2. The New Day

The New Day turned out to be the most entertaining people on the roster in 2015. They had various feuds with people for the Tag Team Championships, winning the titles at Extreme Rules before losing them again at Money in the Bank. however, they won the titles back at SummerSlam and held them into 2016. But it was the promos that put The New Day this high up the list for 2015, they went from "New Day Sucks" to "New Day Rocks" and the more time these guys are given 2016, the more people will pay attention to WWE.

1. Seth Rollins

However, only one person can say that 2015 was their year. Seth Rollins showed what he was capable of in 2015. He became the first person to cash in his Money in the Bank contract to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania and held the title until he was forced to vacate it due to injury. That injury left WWE in pieces with the company and fans alike devastated and no knowing what to do next. We don't know when Rollins will be back but you can be sure he will pick up right where he left off. Right at the very top!

Do you think anyone should be listed differently?
What can these Superstars do to get back up at the #1 spot?
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Ben Guest is a history student at De Montfort University in the United Kingdom. Outside of professional wrestling, he is also a fan of Liverpool FC.


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