WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: #196: Rollins Stays on Top for Fifth Week, But Reign Could End Soon | 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. NAOMI [-6]

In a dance-off, yes a dance-off, Naomi battled Lana and seemingly won. There was no official winner, as there shouldn't have even been an official dance battle.

24. BUDDY MURPHY [NR]

Buddy Murphy battled Cedric Alexander for the Cruiserweight Championship. He came up short, but is clearly one of the best on 205 Live.

23. SHAYNA BASZLER [NR]

Baszler beat down Dakota Kai, but Nikki Cross arrived post-match and stole the belt from her.

22. RICOCHET [NR]

The new arrival to NXT keeps impressing us. He and Dream are in quite the feud and Ricochet keeps showing off his impressive talents every night.

21. RIOTT SQUAD [NR]

In the Last Chance Match for MITB, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan were eliminated in the Gaunlet Match early. Ruby Riott went on quite a run and nearly won, but the Riott Squad feel short once more.

20. B-TEAM [+2]

The B-Team is caught in the middle of contender and comedy act. They are being teased as being threats to the champions, but are being put in awful promos.

19. ELIAS [NR]

Elias gets a shot at Seth Rollins and his title at MITB, which should be Rollins's best IC defense we have seen yet.

18. CEDRIC ALEXANDER [NR]

Alexander hasn't defended his title in quite some time, but when he did against Murphy, it stole the show.

17. JINDER MAHAL [+4]

Mahal answered Rollins's open challenge on Raw. Although he lost, Mahal looked great in defeat.

16. LARS SULLIVAN [+9]

Lars attacked NXT Champion Aleister Black and seems poised to take the belt from Black permanently.

15. RONDA ROUSEY [+3]

Rousey's feud with Jax is less than stellar, but she is still getting a title shot and is the early favorite.

14. THE MIZ [-6]

The Miz is getting much momentum ahead of him ahead of MITB while he keeps losing to The New Day. Lucky for him, you don't need momentum to win the MITB contract.

13. FINN BALOR [-8]

Balor has been putting up quite the fight against Braun Strowman, but their feud isn't gaining traction.

12. DELETERS OF WORLDS [NR]

The Raw Tag Team Champions made quick work of The Ascension and need legitimate threats to their titles to remain even slightly relevant.

11. NIA JAX [-1]

Jax destroyed a jobber, but she should be focusing more on Rousey and her title defense.

10. KEVIN OWENS [+10]

Owens attacked Strowman and Balor and even pinned Bobby Roode. While he is seeing winning ways, he picked a fight with the wrong monster: Strowman.

9. DANIEL BRYAN [-6]

Bryan lost against Cass and Joe, but it gets worse. WWE doesn't seem to be going full-in on Bryan because they are still wary of his injury history.

8. THE SHOW [+2]

McIntyre beat Gable in great fashion and is showing that he is a big man who can walk the walk.

7. NEW DAY [+9]

The New Day beat The Bar and The Miz. Big E still seems n the verge of getting a huge singles push for a title in the near future. It is still unknown which member will be in the MITB ladder match.

6. ASUKA [NR]

Asuka vs Carmella? WWE has already said Carmella doesn't wrestle much on air because...she can't. If she beats Asuka, it kills all credibility to the Empress.

5. SASHA BANKS [NR]

Sasha Banks beat Ruby Riott to finally make her way into the MITB ladder match. She doesn't seem like a favorite to win, but she will put on a show.

4. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA [+0]

Nakamura showed his true heel side when he assaulted Tye Dillinger after pinning him.

3. BRAUN STROWMAN [-1]

Strowman seems as if he is heading for a feud with Kevin Owens next. It is still a shame he isn't in the main event picture.

2. SAMOA JOE [NR]

Joe beat Cass and Bryan and was granted the final spot at MITB. He did win, but more or less because Daniel Bryan can't be trusted to stay healthy in a ladder match.

1. SETH ROLLINS [+0 FIFTH WEEK STRAIGHT]

Rollins lost via DQ when Elias ambushed him. Rollins will get his hands on Elias in a title defense at MITB and is a dark-horse to steal the entire show.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Drew Gulak - Gulak interrupted the tag match on 205 Live and could find himself in the tag team division himself.

Carmella - Carmella will defend against Asuka and will have to actually wrestle the Empress rather than run from her.

Mandy Rose - Rose was a victim to get over Asuka, but she still looked very credible in defeat.

EC3 - EC3 beat a credible Fabian Aichner on NXT and continues to impress.

Nikki Cross - Cross ambushed Baszler and stole the title, ultimately setting up a future title match.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Kevin Owens +10
Finn Balor -8

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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