WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: #191: Aftermath of the Greatest Royal Rumble | 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. JOHN CENA [NR]

There has been mixed feelings towards Cena over the last few weeks since Nikki Bella and he ended their engagement. He showed up for the first time since the break-up and beat Triple H at the Greatest Royal Rumble.

24. THE UNDERTAKER [NR]

He isn't back into retirement just yet. In a Casket match at GRR, Taker put not just Rusev but also Aiden English into the casket. It is unknown when we will see the Deadman again though.

23. JOHNNY GARGANO [-9]

Just when you think you're clear, Tommaso Ciampa ambushes you, beats you up, and eliminates you from your NXT Championship match.

22. FINN BALOR [NR]

Balor has been coming up short for weeks now. In the ladder match at GRR, Balor came up just short once again for the belt/

21. TOMMASO CIAMPA [NR]

Ciampa rekindled the rivalry with Gargano when he attacked and took out Gargano right before his NXT Championship match. Ciampa could make it a long summer for Johnny Wrestling.

20. CARMELLA [-13]

Carmella will have to finally defend her belt against Charlotte Flair and hopefully The IIconics can help her. Flair was able to easily lay out the champ when she was alone.

19. KALISTO [NR]

Kalisto won the Gauntlet match on 205 Live and won a shot at Alexander's title. At GRR, Kalisto looked impressive despite coming up short of beating Alexander.

18. MICKIE JAMES [NR]

James is a veteran in this company, but she will be going up against the most popular rookie woman on the roster at Backlash: Ronda Rousey.

17. CEDRIC ALEXANDER [NR]

Cedric defended his belt in a great match at GRR against Kalisto, but it could have stole the show more if it took place in the States where they are more well-known characters.

16. ALEISTER BLACK [NR]

He was prepared to face Johnny Gargano before he was taken out on his way to the ramp. Eric Young took his place, but Black was still prepared and took out all of Sanity.

15. ROMAN REIGNS [-9]

Reigns battled Lesnar in a cage match at GRR, but was screwed out of the title when his feet technically hit the floor first before Lesnar. How many more times will Reigns lose to Lesnar?

14. THE SHOW [NR FIRST TIME RANKED]

The name for the pair of Ziggler and McIntyre seems like a ripoff of The Bar. At least they are being booked strongly, especially with Ziggler lasting fourth-longest in the Rumble match.

13. THE UNDISPUTED ERA [NR]

The now-foursome that is ERA is taken NXT by storm and are clearly the best competitors. Cole defended his new North American Championship/

12. MATT HARDY + BRAY WYATT [+4]

Hardy and Wyatt beat The Bar as expected at the Greatest Royal Rumble.

11. CHARLOTTE FLAIR [+9]

Flair is out to prove that Carmella is a fluke champion come Backlash, as long as The IIconics aren't ringside.

10. BLUDGEON BROTHERS [+3]

After a back and forth over the last few weeks with The Usos and Naomi, the Bludgeon Brothers were successful in defending the titles.

9. THE IICONICS [+3]

The newly debuted IIconics are making waves on SmackDown. They went toe-to-toe with Flair and beat Lynch and Asuka in a tag match.

8. DANIEL BRYAN [+3]

It is amazing that after just being cleared from a career-ending injury, Daniel Bryan broke the record for the longest-time in a Rumble match and took quite the beating.

7. BIG CASS [+3]

Cass continued his vendetta on Daniel Bryan when he attacked him on SmackDown and even eliminated Bryan from the Greatest Royal Rumble match.

6. AJ STYLES [-2]

Styles was able to retain his title, but Nakamura was the better wrestler in their match. It may just be only a matter of time before Nakamura delivers the one low blow Styles can't recover from.

5. RONDA ROUSEY [+0]

Ronda came to the aid of Natalya again during the women's Raw main event match. It was also a build-up to her Backlash match against Mickie James, a proven former champ.

4. SETH ROLLINS [NR]

In a match that stole the show at GRR, Seth Rollins remained undefeated in ladder matches when he knocked down Balor to retrieve his belt.

3. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA [+5]

Nakamura's heel turn may prove very beneficial, as he nearly beat Styles for the title. He is more aggressive and ruthless and his low blows are a thing the crowds seem to enjoy.

2. BRAUN STROWMAN [+20]

At least WWE is starting to do something with Braun again. He won the Greatest Royal Rumble match and now holds the record for the most elimination. Was it just a show for Saudi Arabia or is Braun back in the spotlight?

1. BROCK LESNAR [NR]

Lesnar left Saudi Arabia with his title still over his shoulder, but wasn't without controversy. It seems likely that Lesnar will once again have to battle Reigns.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Chris Jericho - Y2J returned during the 50-man Rumble match and was one of the most surprising entries.

Jeff Hardy - Hardy did retain against Mahal, but it was an ugly match with a horrible botch.

The Usos - A distraction from Naomi could not save The Usos this time. The Bludgeon Brothers ran threw them in their title defense.

Chad Gable - Gable is on a singles run and picked up a victory over former WWE Champion and former US Champion Jinder Mahal.

Bobby Lashley - Lashley was able to showcase his talents more on Raw and was also impressive late in the 50-man Rumble.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Braun Strowman +20
Carmella -13

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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