WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: #200: Braun and Rusev on Top Ahead of Extreme Rules | 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. DREW GULAK [NR]

Gulak was the last man standing in the ring after the six-man elimination tag match against the Lucha Dragons.

24. TITUS WORLDWIDE [NR]

After being pushed out of the spotlight, Titus and his group seem poised to be the first stepping stone for the Authors of Pain to go through. At least they will get some time in the ring.

23. DELETERS OF WORLDS [+2]

Bray and Matt finally met their "impostors" in a match, but the challengers scored the upset victory.

22. JAMES ELLSWORTH [-1]

Ellsworth tried to play up being the superior male. but it backfired and ended up placing him in a match with Asuka next week.

21. SANITY [NR]

Eric Young was instantly put into a last minute title match with Jeff Hardy on SmackDown. He lost, but showed great promise for the blue brand. The team continued their feud with the Usos, with the babyfaces getting a point in their column.

20. CANDICE LERAE [NR]

Her husband is recovering, but LaRae is still in action and took on Lacey Evans in winning fashion.

19. THE REVIVAL [NR]

The Revival battled Reigns and Lashley and actually picked up a much needed victory.

18. JEFF HARDY [NR]

Hardy fought a war with Eric Young and Sanity and won, but is definitely not the same competitor he has been in the past.

17. RIOTT SQUAD [+1]

The Riott Squad is picking up tons of victories, but they are just side pieces to the Bayley/Banks rivalry.

16. TOMMASO CIAMPA [NR]

Ciampa seems to be moving on from Gargano and to one of his last things to accomplish in NXT: NXT Championship.

15. AUTHORS OF PAIN [NR]

The Authors of Pain took down another jobber squad to make them look dangerous. Titus Worldwide may be their first real prey.

14. BOBBY LASHLEY [+5]

Lashley in the title scene doesn't seem like a legit fit at this point, but it is a much better angle for him than Sami Zayn.

13. FINN BALOR [NR]

Balor seems to be in an angle with Baron Corbin, which is a step down for the former Universal champion. However, Balor could help elevate Corbin to a new level.

12. NATALYA [NR]

With her friend Rousey out due to the suspension, Natalya took her role in the battle with Bliss and even scored a win over the champ.

11. THE USOS [NR]

A week after Sanity debuted and attack the brothers, the Usos got their revenge this week with help from Jeff Hardy.

10. KANE [NR]

To the surprise to everyone, Kane returned for the reunion of Team Hell No.

9. BECKY LYNCH [+15]

Her winning streak is still on the upside after she defeated a promising Sonya Deville.

8. B-TEAM [+6]

The surprise contenders could be surprise champions after getting a win over the tag champs.

7. ROMAN REIGNS [+1]

Reigns won't get his shot at Lesnar just yet after all, but he is still trying to win over the WWE Universe.

6. BLUDGEON BROTHERS [+1]

The SmackDown tag champs might have chewed off more than they can handle when they picked on Daniel Bryan. Kane returned and the reunion of Team Hell No could end their reign.

5. ALEXA BLISS [-4]

The new Raw Women's Champion suffered an early loss from Natalya and that doesn't show a good future for her reign.

4. DANIEL BRYAN [+7]

Bryan, one of the smallest competitors on the blue brand, got help from a former ally in Kane ahead of his war with the Bludgeon Brothers.

3. BAYLEY [NR]

The feud as finally reached the boiling point as Bayley completes her heel turn.

2. RUSEV [+8]

Rusev has his focus on Styles, but that didn't stop him from putting on a great match with Xavier Woods.

1. BRAUN STROWMAN [+1]

Braun's feud with Kevin Owens looks like it will be successful. Strowman got to showcase his strengths by once more flipping a car.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Mojo Rawley - Mojo's time as a heel is in need of progression.

Sasha Banks - Banks is on the losing end so far in her feud with Bayley.

Baron Corbin - The Constable of Raw has been in more action than expected.

Brock Lesnar - Lesnar gets a mention because a big story is the fact that his contract is causing chaos trying to get him into a title match.

Lio Rush - Rush debuted on 205 Live and is playing the heel with an ego well.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Becky Lynch +15
Alexa Bliss -4

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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