WWE Power Rankings Top 25 Superstars This Week: #202: The Show Highlights Raw 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. SIN CARA [NR]

Sin Cara, someone who hasn't been on live TV for quite some time, battled Cien and it was the match of the night.

24. MOJO RAWLEY [+1]

Mojo finally got an actual match against Jose and won a quick match.

23. BOBBY LASHLEY [-8]

Lashley and Reigns brawled to open Raw and had to be separated by the locker room. The only issue is it wasn't believable.

22. SHINSUKE NAKAMURA [NR]

Nakamura battled Styles in a great match, but a DQ finish put them in a tag match against each other.

21. CARMELLA [NR]

James Ellsworth set up the distraction after the lumberjack match to allow Carmella to get in a cheap shot on her challenger.

20. NIA JAX [-3]

Jax and Natalya beat Bliss and James in a tag match. Afterwards, Jax stopped Bliss's attempt at a cheap shot with a kendo stick.

19. BLUDGEON BROTHERS [NR]

The tag champs lost a tag match, but it was more because they served as a side piece in the New Day/Sanity angle.

18. JEFF HARDY [-4]

Hardy made the save for Styles and teamed up with the champ in a tag match. He almost won the match for his team but suffered a low blow from Shinsuke.

17. DELETERS OF WORLDS [NR]

Bray Wyatt is still recovering from his injuries in a car accident, but the champions are finally invested in their feud again.

16. AJ STYLES [-10]

Styles put on a show with Nakamura, but was attacked by Rusev. He also lost a tag match to the heels.

15. EMBER MOON [+1]

Moon once more defeated Liv Morgan. Things aren't looking like they will change for either women until Ruby returns.

14. ELIAS [NR]

Elias returned to live TV since his feud with Rollins to team up with Baron Corbin.

13. ASUKA [+6]

Asuka defeated Ellsworth in the lumberjack match, but Carmella got the last laugh.

12. SANITY [-3]

Sanity teamed with the Bludgeon Brothers to battle Hell No and New Day. It was chaotic, but Daniel Bryan pinned Eric Young.

11. THE MIZ [-4]

Miz hosted MIZ TV to open SmackDown and it teased the future feud he will likely have with Daniel Bryan.

10. CEDRIC ALEXANDER [NR]

Alexander retained his title against Hideo Itami on 205 Live.

9. FINN BALOR [+4]

Balor once more was on the losing end against Baron Corbin. Luckily, the feud is a success and may bring out The Demon once more.

8. B-TEAM [-3]

Bo Dallas beat Matt Hardy this week but the champions went on the offensive and attacked the challengers.

7. ANDRADE "CIEN" ALMAS [NR]

Almas battled Sin Cara in a match, that if given the right amount of time, could be a match of the year candidate for the blue brand.

6. ROMAN REIGNS [+4]

Reigns had to have the locker room break him and Lashley apart.

5. BARON CORBIN [+17]

Corbin is a new man with his new look. He is dominating Finn Balor thus far and could be in line for better matches and opponents if he keeps this up.

4. SETH ROLLINS [-1]

Rollins battled Drew McIntyre but sadly lost. It allows Drew to be ringside at Extreme Rules.

3. TEAM HELL NO [-2]

Bryan and Kane teamed with The New Day to battle the heel teams. Bryan won the match for the good guys.

2. RUSEV [+0]

Rusev beat Styles and Hardy in tag action after a Nakamura low blow. He has yet to make the last jump to the top of the rankings, but come Extreme Rules, Rusev could dethrone Styles.

1. THE SHOW [+3]

Drew McIntyre put on a show against Rollins in the main event. With the help from Ziggler, Mcntyre beat Rollins and will be ringside to help Ziggler in the 30-minute Iron Match.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Undisputed Era - The group won back the tag titles on NXT and Cole retained his title.

Lio Rush - Rush won a quick match and used it to showcase his abilities.

Hideo Itami - Itami lost the title match, but I doubt this feud is far from over.

New Day - New Day won a tag match thanks to Daniel Bryan, but still have Sanity lurking.

Kairi Sane - Sane beat Borne and looks towards Baszler.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Baron Corbin +17
AJ Styles -10

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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