WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: 7/16/2017 | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: 7/16/2017

Posted by Callum Wiggins Sunday, July 16, 2017
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?

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25. Mike & Maria Kanellis

Celebrations are in order, as Mike & Maria Kanellis finally did something this week! While for now it was just slapping and breaking a vase over Sami Zayn, it might actually be leading somewhere. Do I dare to dream a match is on the horizon?

24. Alexa Bliss

Alexa Bliss might still be the Raw Women's Champion, but only on the biggest of technicalities. Bliss allowed herself to be counted out at Great Balls of Fire to keep her title against Sasha Banks. Then, she was rolled up by Bayley in a tag team match on RAW. I know, I couldn't believe it either. A far from Blissful week for the champ.

23. The Revival

Say yeah! Like hyenas picking up the scraps, the Revival reasserted themselves on Raw's tag team scene by attacking the Hardy Boyz on Raw, after they had already fallen victim to Gallows & Anderson.

22. Natalya

Although she didn't have much involvement in the match's outcome, Natalya did register a win over Charlotte and Becky Lynch in tag team action. Her partner Tamina Snuka might have scored the pinfall, but any chance Natalya has to gloat, she'll gladly take.

21. Goldust

In what is undoubtedly a contender for 'Most Underwhelming Blowoff to a Feud Ever', Goldust defeated his former partner R-Truth in barely five minutes on Raw. Despite Goldust's star reemerging lately, I'm not hoping for a sequel here.

20. The New Day

In a prime example of how WWE books tag team feuds, Xavier Woods defeated Jey Uso pretty comfortably in a short match nobody cared about. The Elbow Drop at the end though was pretty cool.

19. Akira Tozawa

It's back to the drawing board for the Titus Brand, as Akira Tozawa was unable to capture the Cruiserweight Championship from Neville at Great Balls of Fire. Speaking of balls, Tozawa was left singing soprano after a devious kick from Neville. Still, the Japanese star got a measure of revenge on Raw, pinning Neville in a tag match.

18. Jinder Mahal

The WWE Champion Jinder Mahal labored his way to a victory over Tye Dillinger on SmackDown. With upcoming opponent Randy Orton nowhere to be seen, The Maharaja continued to run roughshod over SmackDown's midcard, while the big boys focus on the United States Championship.

17. Tamina Snuka

Thanks to a helpful distraction from Lana, Tamina Snuka scored somewhat of a surprise pinfall over Charlotte in a tag team match also involving Natalya and Becky Lynch. With this newfound alliance with Lana, could championship gold be in the future for either of them?

16. Heath Slater

Heath Slater got a win on PPV? Although, most people didn't get to see it, as his match with Curt Hawkins at Great Balls of Fire was simply filler while people backstage desperately tried to get Braun Strowman out of the ambulance.

15. Finn Balor

The second contender for 'Most Underwhelming Ending to a Feud' on this countdown, Finn Balor soundly defeated Elias Sampson after some animosity between the two former NXT stalwarts. Time for Balor to move on - to what, I haven't got a clue.

14. Gallows & Anderson

After months in the wilderness, Gallows & Anderson finally got their revenge on the The Hardy Boyz for their loss at WrestleMania. I mean, they did have to wait for them to have already fought in a 30-minute Iron Man match the night before, but a win's a win.

13. John Cena

John Cena is back in the ring, and almost came back in the biggest way possible. His attempt to challenge AJ Styles for the United States Championship was derailed by Kevin Owens and Rusev. But, the formerly bitter rivals returned with a vengeance to defeat this anti-American alliance in the SmackDown main event.

12. Bayley

Bayley got a win! It wasn't exactly convincing, getting a roll-up on Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss, but it certainly puts her back in contention for the title she lost a couple of months ago.

11. Neville

The King of the Cruiserweights continues to reign in the realm of the purple ropes. Neville defeated Akira Tozawa at Great Balls of Fire, thanks in part to a painful kick to the ring ropes. But, Neville was left staring at the lights on Raw thanks to a Tozawa senton.

10. Roman Reigns

Few people could lose on PPV and then be positioned to be Number One Contender the next night. Then again, this is Roman Reigns we're talking about. Despite defeat to Braun Strowman at Great Balls of Fire, Reigns got immediate revenge by nearly killing the giant in the ambulance. With Samoa Joe now standing between Reigns and a battle with Brock Lesnar, the Roman Empire might be rebuilt come SummerSlam.

9. Samoa Joe

Close, but no cigar for Samoa Joe, who was unable to best Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at Great Balls of Fire. But, few people have looked so impressive in defeat to the Beast Incarnate, and following his promo work on Raw, Samoa Joe should have cemented his spot in the main event for the foreseeable future.

8. The Miz

The Miz is still Intercontinental Champion and everything is right with the world, although it took the entire Miztourage to keep Dean Ambrose at bay at Great Balls of Fire. The celebrations continued well into Raw with the inaugural Mizzies, but the entire Miztourage was left running from Ambrose and Seth Rollins at the end of the night.

7. AJ Styles

AJ Styles has started as United States Champion as he means to go on, issuing an Open Challenge on SmackDown that was answered by John Cena. While this match was halted by interference from Kevin Owens and Rusev, it set a strong precedent for a memorable reign for Styles. Styles and Cena combined to defeat Owens and Rusev in the main event.

6. Big Cass

In as one-sided a match as you are ever likely to see, Big Cass steamrolled his former best friend Enzo Amore at Great Balls of Fire. His new entrance theme may suck, but big plans appear to be in the pipeline for Cass, starting with the Big Show, who he butted heads with (literally) on Raw.

5. Braun Strowman

Few men hold a clean victory over Roman Reigns on PPV, let alone two. But Braun Strowman continued to keep the Big Dog on his leash with a victory in their Ambulance Match at Great Balls of Fire. Unfortunately, his celebrations were short-lived, as Strowman soon found himself in the back of said ambulance, hurtling towards a production truck at break-neck speed. I don't think he's quite finished with Reigns just yet.

4. Bray Wyatt

Hell might have officially frozen over, as not only did Bray Wyatt defeat Seth Rollins at Great Balls of Fire, but he also won the rematch on Raw. Two victories, back-to-back. Wyatt could have been on for great things after these impressive wins, had either of those matches meant anything whatsoever.

3. Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks set out to win at Great Balls of Fire and succeeded in that goal, but was not able to claim the Raw Women's Championship in the process. Alexa Bliss intentionally got counted out to escape Banks' clutches on PPV, but the Boss got a measure of revenge in tag team action on Raw, with her and Bayley defeating Bliss and Nia Jax.

2. Sheamus & Cesaro

The third tag team on this list for beating up the Hardy Boyz, but undoubtedly Sheamus & Cesaro were the most impressive in doing so. An outstanding 30-minute Iron Man match saw the champions use every trick in their arsenal to topple the Hardy Boyz once and for all, winning 4-3 after Cesaro took advantage of Jeff Hardy's slow recovery from a Swanton Bomb.

1. Brock Lesnar

He went through a war, but Brock Lesnar still reigns over Raw as its Universal Champion coming out of Great Balls of Fire. Lesnar took a significant beating from Samoa Joe and almost passed out in his clutches, but a devastating F-5 kept his title-run alive heading into SummerSlam.

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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Callum Wiggins hails from Essex in the United Kingdom. He recently graduated from the University of York with a degree in History and has been a fan of professional wrestling since 2002. Outside of wrestling, he is also a fan of Arsenal FC and enjoys video games, darts, and Formula One. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


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