WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #215 - The Final Stop Before Evolution | 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. Johnny Gargano [NR]

The reveal of Aleister Black's mystery attacker sent shockwaves through the NXT audience, as Johnny Gargano decked the former NXT Champion once again on Wednesday, marking one of many impactful turns this week.

9. AJ Styles [-5]

Another week, another tag team loss for AJ Styles and his partner/rival Daniel Bryan. Again it was at the hands (and feet) of The Usos, with Styles this time taking the pin following a big splash. Plus, a post-match promo segment that certainly won't feature on Styles's or Bryan's highlight reels.

8. Ronda Rousey [-5]

Ronda Rousey was again restricted to a microphone this week, and it was far less exciting and memorable as the previous edition of Raw. Instead, it was a low-key contract signing with Nikki Bella that ended with a slap across the champ's face before their match at Evolution.

7. The Bar [-5]

Following The Bar's SmackDown Tag Team Championship victory last week, they stood by at ringside to watch The Big Show dominate Kofi Kingston, before hopping in for a collective beatdown of The New Day.

6. Seth Rollins [NR]

It's a strange instance where a double champion would be this low on the Power Rankings. But Seth Rollins will not be feeling good about himself despite winning the Raw Tag Team Championships due to Dean Ambrose's vicious betrayal following the match.

5. The Usos [+4]

It's great to see The Usos back on SmackDown Live regularly and picking up victories. They once again defeated AJ Styles and Daniel Bryan in a rematch of last week, capitalizing on a miscommunication to score the pin over the WWE Champion.

4. Randy Orton [+3]

Randy Orton's winning run shows no sign of slowing on SmackDown Live, as he renewed his rivalry with Jeff Hardy in this week's main event. After a competitive match, Orton connected with the RKO to build momentum for Crown Jewel.

3. Rey Mysterio [+2]

Another SmackDown superstar on a hot streak, Rey Mysterio's return continues to build momentum as he defeated The Miz on Tuesday night, as the masked superstar makes his bid to win The World Cup.

2. Dean Ambrose [NR]

Top five heel turn of all time? It's certainly in the conversation. On an emotional night for The Shield and WWE as a whole, Dean Ambrose stunned everyone by decimating his brother Seth Rollins at the end of Raw after just capturing the Tag Team Championships with him.

1. Roman Reigns [NR]

Call it overly sentimental, but this is likely the last time Roman Reigns will appear on the Power Rankings for a while. And it took a strong man to come out at the start of the show, relinquish his Universal Championship and reveal his battle with leukemia to the world. All my hopes are with him that he pulls through and is back with us soon, better than ever.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Becky Lynch - While she didn't feature live on SmackDown this week, her Full Sail University brawl with Charlotte Flair was a nice change of pace for Stone Cold Becky Lynch.

Elias - On a night of big changes on Monday Night Raw, Elias soundly defeated Apollo Crews before embracing the audience by breaking a guitar over Baron Corbin's back.

Mustafa Ali - Arguably the best match of the whole week, Mustafa Ali went to war in a Falls Count Anywhere Match with Hideo Itami on 205 Live, and came out the victor.

The Riott Squad - A much-needed win for Ruby Riott in a solid match against Sasha Banks on Raw, building momentum for their Six-Woman Tag at Evolution.

Finn Balor - Finn Balor won Raw's opening match this week over Bobby Lashley, which likely only marks the beginning of a feud nobody really wants.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Usos +4
AJ Styles, Ronda Rousey & The Bar -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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