WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: 7/22/2017 | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: 7/22/2017

Posted by Callum Wiggins Saturday, July 22, 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. Alexa Bliss

Another week, another loss for Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss. She now hasn't won a match since June 5th, as she fell victim to Bayley once again. Bliss is fast becoming the definition of a paper champion, and is currently getting torn to shreds week after week.

24. The Hardy Boyz

The Hardy Boyz's form has taken a decided dip since Great Balls of Fire, as Matt & Jeff suffered another loss, this time at the hands of The Revival. They had better hope this losing streak is BROKEN soon, or they could soon become OBSOLETE in Raw's tag team scene. (And rest assured, any comments about my bad puns will be swiftly DELETED)

23. Elias Sampson

Channelling his inner Jeff Jarrett, Elias Sampson cracked his guitar over the head of Finn Balor during their match on Raw, leaving him disqualified and the Irishman bleeding noticeably. Still, it was a better use for the guitar than when Sampson actually plays it.

22. Jinder Mahal

The WWE Champion Jinder Mahal cut a repetitive, uninteresting and stale promo from inside the Punjabi Prison to open SmackDown Live, before his title defense against Randy Orton at Battleground. Remember when the WWE Championship meant enough that it used to close the show before a PPV? Those were the days.

21. Randy Orton

Randy Orton had his own forgettable and passionless promo on SmackDown Live in response to WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, but as he scaled the Punjabi Prison to deliver it, that makes his slightly more impressive. Slightly.

20. Finn Balor

Usually a win would be music to the ears of Finn Balor, but he instead could only hear the sound of a guitar crashing against his head courtesy of Elias Sampson. This DQ victory was followed by an interaction with Bray Wyatt, setting in motion a match that many have been anticipating since the Demon's debut.

19. Jack Gallagher

The Gentleman of the Cruiserweight Division, Jack Gallagher made a rare appearance on Raw, where he and Mustafa Ali were victorious over Brian Kendrick and Drew Gulak. Suffering a beatdown by Kendrick on 205 Live sullied these brief celebrations, but fortunately not many were around to see that.

18. Samoa Joe

The main event of Raw was a violent war between Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns, with both going to great lengths to secure a battle with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. However, neither would be able to earn that grand prize, as Braun Strowman's emphatic appearance was the downfall for Joe and Reigns.

17. Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns gets the slight edge over Samoa Joe here as he appeared to be the one most ready to secure a victory, having Joe against the ropes when Braun Strowman made his untimely arrival. It appears the Big Dog will have to take a bigger bite out of the Monster Among Men to be rid of him once and for all.

16. Breezango

Still the most consistently entertaining part of SmackDown Live, Breezango will finally discover their assailants at Battleground. After weeks of attacks and shenanigans, will the Fashion Police crack the case and deliver some fabulous justice to their unknown rivals?

15. Ariya Daivari

Ariya Daivari can thank Titus O'Neil for a big assist on Raw, as he threw in the towel on Akira Tozawa's behalf to hand Daivari the win. A rare chance to celebrate for Daivari, although it was short-lived after losing a rematch on 205 Live. Maybe he performs better with an audience?

14. The Usos

50-50 booking reigns supreme in SmackDown Live's tag team division. Fresh off Jey Uso's loss to Xavier Woods last week, Jimmy Uso got even by defeating Kofi Kingston in a decent if unmemorable match. If nothing else, this helps leave the Usos' title defense against the New Day at Battleground in the balance.

13. The Miztourage

Like the outstanding director he thinks he is, The Miz directed a perfectly planned assault of both Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins on Raw. Flanked by his entourage of Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas, the trio surrounded the ring with steel chairs and assaulted the former Shield teammates, leaving them laid out and setting up a handicap match for next week.

12. Tamina Snuka

A surprise favorite for Battleground, Tamina Snuka was standing tallest in SmackDown Live's women's division heading into Sunday. Supported by her alliance with the novice Lana, Tamina and Natalya took down a worn-out Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, before Tamina flattened Natalya for good measure.

11. Mustafa Ali

A double for Mustafa Ali this week as he gets ever closer to potentially getting a shot at Neville's Cruiserweight Championship. Ali teamed with Jack Gallagher to best Drew Gulak and Brian Kendrick on RAW, and was back for more on 205 Live, beating Gulak once again in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match. 2 nights, 3 pinfalls - a pretty solid return for the high-flyer.

10. Rusev

While his feud with John Cena has managed to tick the boxes of uninspired, aggravating and offensive, at least Rusev was able to lock Cena in the accolade on SmackDown Live and wave the flag of Bulgaria. I hope he made the most of that moment, because there is no chance in hell of it being repeated at Battleground.

9. Baron Corbin

Before he takes on the challenge of Shinsuke Nakamura at Battleground, Baron Corbin was on the winning side of a tag team clash on SmackDown. Teaming with Kevin Owens to defeat Nakamura and AJ Styles, Mr. Money in the Bank will be looking to secure a win against the Artist, and will no doubt be keeping a close eye on the Punjabi Prison outcome.

8. Becky Lynch

She hasn't had much luck of the Irish in recent months, but Becky Lynch finally tasted some success on the latest SmackDown Live by forcing Charlotte Flair to tap out. A big win over a multi-time Women's Champion, Lynch generated some much-needed momentum before Battleground's elimination match, although she was later squashed by Tamina Snuka and Natalya.

7. Mike & Maria Kanellis

After finally doing something of note last week, Mike & Maria Kanellis leaped into action on SmackDown Live in Mike's debut match. Against Sami Zayn, Mike was immediately under threat, but a timely distraction from his devious wife Maria was enough to distract Zayn and help Mike get his first win.

6. The Revival

After their start on the main roster was derailed by an untimely injury to Dash Wilder, The Revival have picked up steam in a hurry. They scored a big victory of the Hardy Boyz on Raw, taking advantage of Jeff Hardy's slow ascent up the turnbuckle to defeat the former Tag Team Champions in a typically solid match.

5. Kevin Owens

It's been a rough few weeks for Kevin Owens, but he finally was able to get some measure of revenge against AJ Styles on SmackDown. Partnering Baron Corbin opposite Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura, Owens planted the United States Champion with a powerbomb to score a decisive pinfall over his rival. One more of those on Sunday and Owens will be holding that belt for a third time.

4. Big Cass

Even the best laid traps can backfire, as WWE demonstrated they are actually serious about pushing Big Cass. Tricked by Enzo Amore into a collision course with the Big Show, Cass managed to turn the tables on both his enemies. Cass outmuscled the World's Largest Athlete with strikes and kicks, before throwing Amore around like a dispensable toy.

3. Bayley

While it doesn't redeem several months of disastrously bad booking, Bayley scored a second consecutive pinfall over Alexa Bliss on Raw. Thanks to some handy assistance from buddy Sasha Banks, Bayley's victory took her one step closer towards Women's Championship contention and a collision with The Boss next week.

2. Jason Jordan

I never thought I'd see Jason Jordan alone at this spot on the Power Rankings, and especially for the reason he's here. But Jordan may have hit the jackpot in his new role as Kurt Angle's illegitimate son, thrusting him immediately into a big storyline on Raw. How the future unfolds is anyone's guess, but you can't hardly ask for a bigger platform on which to build the rest of your career. Let's help Jordan can follow in his father's footsteps.

1. Braun Strowman

Not even a reversing ambulance can leave Braun Strowman out of action for long. When you can recover from such a violent incident and just one week later lay out both Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe, that's worthy of top billing for this edition. The question is: where will Strowman fit into SummerSlam, and will it involve the Universal Championship?

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. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter.


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