WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: #204: Big Dog Back on Top with SummerSlam on the Horizon | 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. SASHA BANKS & BAYLEY [NR]

Both women are ranked together this week as their rivalry seems to have turned into a tag team. With the possibility of a women's tag team division, these two could team up full-time.

24. BOBBY LASHLEY [-18]

Lashley lost his chance at Lesnar's title when Roman hit him with three Superman punches. Now that he is out of the title picture, what is next for Lashley?

23. KEVIN OWENS [NR]

Owens hobbled his way out to Raw since his big fall at Extreme Rules. He doesn't seem to be finished with the man who keeps throwing him off big heights.

22. RICOCHET [NR]

The North American Championship has a new contender in the electric Ricochet.

21. RUSEV [-4]

Rusev, who has been riding a huge wave of momentum, suffered a huge upset by the hands of Andrade Almas. There also seems to be some tension in Team Rusev Day.

20. EMBER MOON [NR]

Still stuck in the never-ending circle with the Riott Squad, she defeated Liv Morgan again.

19. DANIEL BRYAN [NR]

The Team Hell No reunion was short-lived and fun while it lasted. Instead, Daniel Bryan is back to butting heads with his true rival, The Miz.

18. MOJO RAWLEY [+7]

After a second straight victory over Tyler Breeze, Mojo is set for a real threat in a rival. However, if it ends up being Bobby Roode, no one wins.

17. FINN BALOR [-2]

Balor continues to get the short-end of the stick. Rollins gets another title shot and Balor...gets a meaningless tag match victory.

16. BRAUN STROWMAN [-9]

Once again, Strowman is lost in the mix on Raw. Kevin Owens is looking for payback again and Jinder Mahal as acting as his anger management trainer.

15. ADAM COLE [NR]

Cole opened NXT with a nice victory, but his championship reign could be ending soon. Ricochet could be the second-ever North American Champion,

14. ASUKA [NR]

The stardom of Asuka is fading. She isn't gaining any traction in her current position.

13. THE MIZ [+5]

The Miz celebrated his new reality show and made the night even more special by getting the upper hand over Daniel Bryan.

12. AJ STYLES [-11]

Styles vs Samoa Joe is now officially on the books, but Styles was laid out cold when Joe signed the contract.

11. THE NEW DAY [NR]

In the first round of the tag team tournament, New Day beat SaNitY but The Bar returned and set sights on the trio.

10. DREW GULAK [NR]

In a fatal 4-way, Gulak beat out Ali, Itami, and TJP to be the next contender for the Cruiserweight Championship.

9. ANDRADE "CIEN" ALMAS [+2]

Cien has had one of the better call-up debuts in recent history, and now he can add a victory over the popular Rusev.

8. RANDY ORTON [+2]

Orton thrives best as the heel and the unpredictable kind at that. Once more, Orton has put the entire roster on red alert, more specifically the indie stars and the most popular fan favorites.

7. THE SHOW [-5]

Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler are still a hot team, but they have taken a step back. Ziggler's next showdown with Rollins won't come close their last battle at Extreme Rules. The duo needs to keep the bar raising, not falling.

6. TOMMASO CIAMPA [NR]

Ironically, thanks to his arch-rival Johnny Gargano, Ciampa won the NXT Championship.

5. SETH ROLLINS [+11]

Rollins was rewarded with one last shot at Ziggler's title after defeating him in a tag match. While it will be a good match, unless Rollins is the new champ, it will fall short of their last match.

4. B-TEAM [-1]

The champs beat Hardy and Wyatt again, but the challengers are getting more aggressive. However, the feud is getting stale.

3. BECKY LYNCH [+16]

The inevitable is happening. Lynch beat Carmella and will get her title shot. The odds are even more in her favor as James Ellsworth is now "fired".

2. SAMOA JOE [NR]

Joe took out the WWE Champion right before signing the contract for their title match. Joe has battled Styles many times in the past, but not on the WWE stage.

1. ROMAN REIGNS [+12]

The Big Dog is back on top. He beat Lashley, as everyone predicted. It was a better match that most of us expected though. Reigns will get one more title match at SummerSlam against Lesnar.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


The Bar - The former Raw tag team champs are back in action on SmackDown and will probably be a key team in the tag team tournament.

Carmella - James Ellsworth is gone and Becky Lynch is the contender. Carmella will have to pull out her best to retain.

Bobby Roode - Roode could be feuding with Mojo Rawley next, but it already doesn't look well.

Johnny Gargano - He tried to stop his former friend from winning the title, but in his efforts, he actually helped Ciampa beat Black.

Jinder Mahal - Mahal has been thrown into a role of anger management trainer for Braun Storwman. Seems more like a bust role.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Becky Lynch +16
Bobby Lashley -18

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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