WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: 214 - SmackDown Hits the Big 1,000 | 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

10. The Usos [NR]

After a lengthy absence, The Usos made a big splash on their return to SmackDown Live, defeating both WWE Champion AJ Styles and his next challenger Daniel Bryan in tag team action.

9. Becky Lynch [-3]

The True Queen of SmackDown Live wasn't in action on the shows 1,000th edition. But, Becky Lynch did have another memorable promo segment, outshining the returning Edge and brawling with her arch-rival Charlotte Flair.

8. The Dogs of War [-5]

This might be the last time The Dogs of War feature on this list together based on the conclusion of Monday's Raw. Although Dolph Ziggler defeated Dean Ambrose, Drew McIntyre's loss to Seth Rollins, another six-man tag team defeat and the capitulation of their partnership after the match spells doom for this short-lived faction.

7. Randy Orton [-3]

Instead of targeting his latest victim or competing on SmackDown Live, Randy Orton took something of a backseat on SmackDown 1,000, appearing as a member of Evolution with Batista stealing the show.

6. Tony Nese [NR]

It's been a big couple of weeks for Tony Nese. After being the first man in 2018 to defeat Cedric Alexander on 205 Live, Nese pinned him once again to become number one contender for Buddy Murphy's Cruiserweight Championship.

5. Rey Mysterio [NR]

A triumphant return for Rey Mysterio at SmackDown 1,000. The Master of the 619 had his first match back on SmackDown for several years, defeating United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura to qualify for The World Cup at Crown Jewel.

4. AJ Styles [-3]

Miscommunication between AJ Styles and his next challenger Daniel Bryan cost them a tag team match on SmackDown 1,000, as the less polished pairing was defeated by the in-sync Usos.

3. Ronda Rousey [-1]

Ronda Rousey went on the attack on Monday Night Raw, but it wasn't with her fists, it was with a microphone. When The Bella Twins refused to apologize for the previous week's attack, Rousey brandished them as relics of the past living off of the glories of their men, and Do Nothing Bellas, generating some of the loudest crowd reactions of the night.

2. The Bar [NR]

A big leap for The Bar on this week's Power Rankings as they captured the SmackDown Tag Team Championships on the show's 1000th episode. It required a big assist by The Big Show in the process, but Sheamus and Cesaro toppled The New Day to once again taste tag team gold.

1. The Shield [+4]

The Shield may finally be rid of The Dogs of War as a collective unit following the latest episode of Raw. While it wasn't a perfect night for the trio with Dean Ambrose losing to Dolph Ziggler, a Seth Rollins win over Drew McIntyre and a victory in the main event six-man tag sends them top of the rankings, and their rivals closer to complete meltdown.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


The Miz - It was a blink and you'll miss it performance, but The Miz capitalized on a distraction from Aiden English to defeat Rusev and secure his place at Crown Jewel.

Bobby Lashley - Bobby Lashley built off the momentum of his recent heel turn with a one-sided victory over Tyler Breeze on Raw, as well as a later Mixed Match Challenge win.

Shayna Baszler - On a rare NXT episode with few clean finishes, Shayna Baszler continued her march to Evolution with a dominant stoppage victory over Britt Baker.

The Big Show - While his return match with Randy Orton last week was a far cry from The Big Show of old, the giant reverted to type by turning heel on SmackDown 1,000, costing The New Day their tag team titles.

Batista - Although nothing is set in stone yet, Batista's masterful promo performance on SmackDown 1,000 has set the wheels in motion for a big clash with Triple H at WrestleMania 35.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Shield: +4
The Dogs of War: -5

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: CALLUM WIGGINS

Callum Wiggins hails from Essex in the United Kingdom. He recently graduated from the University of York with a degree in History and has been a fan of professional wrestling since 2002. Outside of wrestling, he is also a fan of Arsenal FC and enjoys video games, darts, and Formula One. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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