WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: #198: Mix-Up in the Top 3 Ahead of Money in the Bank | 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. BARON CORBIN [-1]

Corbin shocked the WWE Universe when he walked out on Raw as the new "constable" and with a more shocking shaved head.

24. SHELTON BENJAMIN [NR]

Benjamin lost to Daniel Bryan on SmackDown, but there is still potential in Benjamin to put on a classic in a rivalry with Bryan.

23. EC3 [NR]

Since arriving to NXT, EC3 is quickly climbing the ranks and is closer to a title match after beating Ohno.

22. RUSEV [NR]

Rusev beat Joe in an upset victory, but The Miz stole the limelight in the end.

21. UNDISPUTED ERA [+1]

Kyle O'Reilly battled Dunne for his UK Championship on NXT, adding more fuel to this rivalry. Dunne retained, but the Undisputed Era is still a dangerous group to anyone.

20. ROMAN REIGNS [NR]

Reigns attacked Sunil on Raw and seems to have evened the battlefield ahead of his match with Jinder Mahal.

19. MUSTAFA ALI [+4]

For the second week in a row, Ali has showcased 205 Live. He was victorious over Tony Nese and could battle Cedric Alexander soon.

18. PETE DUNNE [NR]

Ahead of TakeOver, Dunne put his UK Championship against O'Reilly of Era. Dunne retained, but still suffered a beating after the match.

17. LARS SULLIVAN [NR]

Lars seems to be too much for NXT Chamion Aleister Black and could easily take the title on Saturday.

16. RIOTT SQUAD [NR]

Somehow Ruby Riott has been overlooked for all the major matches lately. She is proving herself every week and is to the level of a dangerous contender. It is a shame she didn't make it to the women's ladder match.

15. RONDA ROUSEY [NR]

The lead-up to the title match has not been stellar, but the match itself could be the toughest of both women's careers.

14. NATALYA [NR]

After winning a fourway match, Natalya gets a lot of momentum ahead of MITB.

13. B-TEAM [+4]

Axel and Dallas have not lost since being dumped by The Miz and could top it off with a tag team title win.

12. NEW DAY [-5]

We still do not know which member will be in the ladder match, but the trio is causing headaches for all of the other contestants.

11. THE MIZ [+8]

As a act of foreshadowing, Miz interfered in a match between Rusev and Joe to grab the briefcase hanging over the ring, something we could see on Sunday once more.

10. ELIAS [-6]

Rollins got the better of his challenger this week, as Elias got beat down and lost his guitar in the process.

9. DANIEL BRYAN [+11]

The future for Daniel Bryan looks good. He looks poised to take out Cass at MITB and a future rivalry with Benjamin could bring down the house.

8. NIA JAX [+2]

Jax has the advantage of being more experienced and the champion, but Rousey had the champ trapped on Raw.

7. THE SHOW [+6]

Ziggler and McIntyre showed that their loss was a fluke and that they are contenders.

6. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA [+3]

Nakamura beat down Jeff Hardy ahead of his showdown with Styles at MITB.

5. AJ STYLES [+1]

Styles took the mic this week to talk himself up ahead of MITB.

4. ASUKA [+4]

Asuka was the one standing victorious for her team and even took down Carmella in the process.

3. FINN BALOR [-2]

Balor has been fearless during the entire build-up to MITB, which is a great quality to have in a ladder match.

2. SETH ROLLINS [+1]

Rollins turned the tide and got the better of Elias and even stole his guitar.

1. BRAUN STROWMAN [+1]

Braun has been just as fearless as his competitors, but he is causing more havoc and has the most momentum out of all of them.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Curt Hawkins - Hawkins is getting more airtime as a loser than most people are as winners.

Bianca Belair  - Belair doesn't get much airtime, but when she does, she is one of the better females in NXT.

Ember Moon - Moon hasn't won many matches for momentum, but has looked great in defeat.

Deleters of Worlds - The champions don't seem to take their new contenders as legit threats.

Samoa Joe - Joe lost to Rusev, but Joe is still a threat come Sunday.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Daniel Bryan +11
Elias -6

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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