WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: #193: Rollins Remains On Top After Backlash | 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. MOJO RAWLEY [NR]

Rawley was in a big match with Rollins for the title, but lost. At least he was on TV.

24. ELIAS [-9]

He was rudely interrupted at Backlash and Roode even got a victory over him.

23. JEFF HARDY [NR]

Hardy seems a step-slower and it is costing him matches and possibly his title soon.

22. BECKY LYNCH [-1]

Lynch lost yet again and is bound to break from the stress of her losing streak.

21. WAR RAIDERS [NR]

The newcomers got a big win over fellow NXT heavy-hitters Heavy Machinery.

20. BOBBY ROODE [NR]

Roode seems to have turned the tables in his feud with Elias.

19. JINDER MAHAL [NR]

Mahal's recent feud with Gable is fresh and fun. If he continues to look impressive, he could find a way onto the MITB card.

18. MANDY ROSE [NR FIRST TIME RANKED]

Rose has been ranked with Absolution, but this is the first time she is ranked solo. She beat Lynch and it could lead to a bigger push for her.

17. BUDDY MURPHY [NR]

He is one of the biggest stars on 205 Live and a very dangerous threat to Alexander's reign.

16. KEVIN OWENS + SAMI ZAYN [-4]

There is tension in the partnership here. To make matters worse, both Zayn and Owens lost their MITB qualifying matches.

15. DANIEL BRYAN [NR]

Bryan made Cass tap at Backash, but a beating post-match may have played a part in Bryan coming up short to Rusev in a MITB qualifier.

14. ROMAN REIGNS [+8]

Reigns beat Samoa Joe, but it was predictable and boring. People were leaving midway through the match. Reigns vs Lesnar for the hundredth time seems predictable too when Reigns lost in a Triple Threat MITB qualifier.

13. RIOTT SQUAD [-7]

Ruby Riott has a very promising future in WWE. She won a pay-per-view match against Bayley and almost won a spot for the MITB ladder match.

12. BIG CASS [-1]

Daniel Bryan made his tap, but Cass gave Bryan a beating that he won't forget for quite some time.

11. CHARLOTTE FLAIR [-6]

Flair lost cleanly to Carmella, but at least she won her way into the MITB ladder match. She could win the same briefcase that Carmella used to steal the title for her.

10. NIA JAX [+6]

Jax will likely have a new contender after beating and injuring Bliss at Backlash.

9. AJ STYLES [-1]

Styles retained at Backlash, but the feud suffered another setback with another double count-out and Styles was clearly the second best competitor in the match.

8. EMBER MOON [NR]

Moon won her biggest match on the main roster, earning a spot in the women's MITB ladder match.

7. CARMELLA [+16]

She beat The Queen fair and square, but it wasn't a pretty match on her part.

6. RUSEV [NR ]

Tuesday was Rusev Day as Rusev himself beat Daniel Bryan in upset fashion to get into the MITB ladder match.

5. BRAUN STROWMAN [-3]

Braun hasn't been in the spotlight, but is still getting wins and hands on people. He did win his way into the ladder match at MITB and it could end in broken bodies.

4. THE MIZ [+13]

At Backlash, Rollins and Miz brought the house down in the best match of the show. He then went on to beat Jeff Hardy to compete at MITB in a match he is quite familiar with.

3. FINN BALOR [+10]

Balor may not have won his feud with Rollins over the IC title, but he did win a MITB qualifying match against Reigns and Zayn.

2. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA [+1]

Nakamura was the clear better wrestler at Backlash, but the match ended in a double count-out...again.

1. SETH ROLLINS [+0 SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK]

Monday Night Rollins reigns supreme. He battled The Miz at Backlash in the match of the night and then in an open challenge on Raw, made Mojo Rawley look like a decent star.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


The Show - Ziggler and McIntyre are too big of stars to be picking on jobbers.

Bobby Lashley - Lashley hasn't quite hit his stride in his return, but is at least getting airtime.

Baron Corbin - Corbin is racking up wins, just not any that are impressive.

Tommaso Ciampa - After his main event match against Ohno, Ciampa is the cemented top solo heel in NXT.

New Day - The end is near, as Big E is rumored to get a big push and Xavier is looking impressive as well.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Carmella +16
Elias -9

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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