WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: 10/1/2017 | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: 10/1/2017

Posted by Callum Wiggins Sunday, October 1, 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. Bobby Roode

Bobby Roode earns a spot on this list for finally ending Dolph Ziggler's attempts at parodying famous entrances. The match itself could be a show-stealer, although Roode in the babyface role may hurt the dynamic.

24. Sheamus & Cesaro

Another standout match to add to their growing connection in 2017, Sheamus & Cesaro's No Mercy rematch against Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins ended in defeat (and for Cesaro, a loss of his two front teeth). The following night on Raw, Sheamus suffered defeat to Seth Rollins in a measurably less memorable match.

23. Rusev

Rusev could not stop smiling on SmackDown Live during his Pride of Bulgaria celebration. Well, until he suffered an RKO out of nowhere from Randy Orton. Still, he now has a day named after him, so that's something right?

22. John Cena

John Cena did his job at No Mercy. He and Roman Reigns had a match that got many talking, both positively and negatively, took the loss, became the millionth person to raise Reigns' hand after a match, then left for another hiatus.

21. Bayley

Bayley's momentum after her heralded return last week hit the brakes immediately, as she took the pinfall in the Fatal Five-Way match at No Mercy, as Alexa Bliss retained the Raw Women's Championship. Things were better on Raw though, as Bayley and Sasha Banks teamed up to defeat Emma and Nia Jax, although the seeds are being sewn for their inevitable feud.

20. Sami Zayn

For the first time in months, Sami Zayn felt relevant on SmackDown Live, standing toe-to-toe with Kevin Owens in a heated promo segment. This led to yet another match in their never-ending rivalry in the main event, where an Owens powerbomb onto the apron and post-match beating left Zayn in a broken heap.

19. Neville

The King of the Cruiserweights was dethroned by the court jester at No Mercy, as Enzo Amore cheated to win the Cruiserweight Championship. A deranged Neville was on the warpath on Raw, forgoing a potential rematch to assault the brash Amore. Neville then defeated Ariya Daivari on 205 Live, only to be attacked by Amore with crutches after.

18. Randy Orton

The Viper was in lethal mood on SmackDown Live after his rapid defeat against Rusev last week. On Tuesday night, Randy Orton interrupted Aiden English's song in celebration of Rusev with a fantastic RKO, before delivering his signature maneuver to the Bulgarian. It turned into a very happy Rusev Day for the Apex Predator.

17. Jason Jordan

Jason Jordan's first opportunity at the Intercontinental Championship didn't go to plan, as at No Mercy he was booed mercilessly by the crowd and defeated by The Miz after interference from the Miztourage. Jordan got a measure of revenge on Raw, teaming with Matt Hardy to defeat Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas.

16. Braun Strowman

The Monster Among Men was slain at No Mercy by Brock Lesnar, as despite a strong display, only one F-5 was required to defeat the giant. Braun Strowman unleashed his frustration over this loss on Raw, as in one night he decimated Curt Hawkins, defeated Dean Ambrose, and flattened Enzo Amore.

15. Sasha Banks

Sasha Banks' attempt to reclaim the Raw Women's Championship fell short at No Mercy, as she was out of the equation when Alexa Bliss pinned Bayley to retain. On Raw, The Boss teamed with Bayley in a victory over Emma and Nia Jax. But, Bayley's blind tag when Banks was in control might drive a wedge between the best friends.

14. Matt Hardy

With Jeff now out of action for a long time with a torn rotator cuff, it is now down to Matt Hardy to carry the load for the once Broken brothers. Matt teamed with Jason Jordan on Raw to defeat Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas, but something tells me this isn't the birth of a new odd couple tag team.

13. Mickie James

You would be forgiven for forgetting Mickie James was still on the WWE roster after her lack of relevance recently. But the former 6-time champion stood out on Raw, stepping up to Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss and establishing herself as the next contender.

12. The Usos

The Usos did what they've been doing for months now - matched The New Day. This time, it was by defeating The Hype Bros, who the current SmackDown Tag Champions beat last week. After this victory, they announced these two teams would settle their heated rivalry inside Hell in a Cell.

11. Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin has not ended his quest to win the United States Championship. On SmackDown Live, he defeated Tye Dillinger by countout, throwing the Perfect 10 onto AJ Styles on commentary. After this win, it was confirmed Corbin would challenge Styles at Hell in a Cell for the US title.

10. Charlotte Flair

Building up to her SmackDown Women's Championship match with Natalya, Charlotte Flair took on Miss Money in the Bank Carmella. In a competitive match, Charlotte scored the win after a running big boot, before staring down Natalya on the ramp.

9. The Miz

The Miz was treated as awesomely as he thinks he is at No Mercy, as the Los Angeles crowd practically worshipped him. They cheered him onto a victory over Jason Jordan to defend his Intercontinental Championship match. Raw was a less welcoming environment, as Miz was defeated by Roman Reigns. A post-match beatdown with the help of the Miztourage kept him looking strong.

8. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins

The Raw Tag Team Champions successfully defended their titles at No Mercy against Sheamus & Cesaro, continuing their trend of show-stealing matches on PPV. Raw was a mixed bag though for the former Shield members, as Dean Ambrose suffered a loss to Braun Strowman, while Seth Rollins defeated Sheamus one-on-one.

7. Elias

Elias was at the double this week, earning two consecutive victories over Apollo Crews. The first of these bouts was on the No Mercy Kickoff Show, followed by the encore on Raw. Both times Elias looked in control, and even took a swipe at Titus O'Neil on Monday.

6. Finn Balor

Two wins for Finn Balor this week, but he can't feel much like a winner after failing to escape one of the worst feuds of 2017. Balor defeated Bray Wyatt man-to-man at No Mercy, showing he could win without the Demon. A match with Goldust followed on Raw, ending in another victory, and then the lights going out. Balor deserves better.

5. Enzo Amore

There's a new Certified Champion in the Cruiserweight division. Enzo Amore shocked many by dethroning Neville at No Mercy, thanks to a kick right between the legs with the referee distracted. Amore then took steps to protect himself from the irate Cruiserweight division. But, that didn't stop Neville destroying him on Raw, followed by Braun Strowman and the rest of the Cruiserweights. Still, he was able to deliver a beating to Neville on 205 Live.

4. Kevin Owens

SmackDown Live's MVP continues to deliver. Kevin Owens ran down both Shane McMahon and Sami Zayn on the microphone, before destroying Zayn in the ring. Another solid match between these two eternal rivals ended with Owens powerbombing Zayn onto the ring apron. The following beatdown, including wrapping a steel chair around the neck of Zayn, was cut short by McMahon's rescue, as Owens escaped to the audience.

3. Alexa Bliss

Fending off four challengers, Alexa Bliss survived a Fatal Five-Way at No Mercy to retain her Raw Women's Championship. Following a hectic brawl, Bliss pinned Bayley with a DDT to defeat her, Sasha Banks, Nia Jax and Emma. She took the opportunity to gloat about her triumph on Raw, only to be interrupted by Mickie James. While Bliss got a few age-related jabs against James, she was chased off by the veteran.

2. Roman Reigns

Two huge victories for Roman Reigns this week, as the Big Dog hunted some impressive prey. Reigns defeated John Cena in a polarizing match at No Mercy, earning his respect in the process. He then pinned Intercontinental Champion The Miz on Raw. The only thing that prevented him from top spot was the post-match beating he took at the hands of the Miztourage. Because seeing Reigns being left laid out by Bo Dallas is something I didn't expect to see in 2017.

1. Brock Lesnar

Still the Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar overcame the threat posed to him by Braun Strowman in a match that failed to live up to the hype. Lesnar kicked out of everything Strowman threw his way, and it took just one F-5 to slay the monster, as we march inevitably towards Lesnar vs. Reigns 2 at WrestleMania 34.

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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