WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #216 - Exciting Evolution and a Kick in the Crown Jewels | 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 Miz [NR]

The Miz overcame the best SmackDown Live had to offer in Saudi Arabia, making the finals of the 'prestigious' World Cup Tournament with wins over Jeff Hardy and Rey Mysterio. But, he could not compete in the final due to an injury he suffered, and could only watch on as Shane McMahon stole his opportunity to become 'The Best in the World'.

9. Rey Mysterio [-6]

The Master of the 619 got off to a great start in the World Cup Tournament with a win over Randy Orton. But a post-match beatdown meant Rey Mysterio's journey ended there, as he then lost to The Miz in the SmackDown semi-final.

8. Dean Ambrose [-6]

After the emotion and heat generated in the previous week's Raw, the follow-up on the Dean Ambrose heel turn was rather subdued on Monday night. There was no brawl, no clarification about the Raw Tag Team Championships, and no interference by Ambrose in Rollins' matches at Crown Jewel.

7. Nia Jax [NR]

An irresistible week for the Irresistible Force, as Nia Jax dominated the Women's Battle Royal at Evolution, last eliminating Ember Moon. With a future Raw Women's Championship opportunity secured, Jax followed up this triumph with a one-on-one victory over Moon on Raw.

6. The Bar [+1]

It was anything but a Happy Halloween for The Bar, as Big E defeated Cesaro in a Trick or Street Fight on SmackDown. But, they more than made up for this humiliation at Crown Jewel by successfully defending the SmackDown Tag Team Championships against The New Day, with a big hand from The Big Show.

5. Shayna Baszler [NR]

Shayna Baszler made her own history at Evolution by overcoming Kairi Sane, becoming the first-ever two-time NXT Women's Champion. It came with the help of her fellow MMA Horsewomen Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir, but Baszler once again stands atop the entire roster.

4. Brock Lesnar [NR]

As much as it pains me to write this, and the overall disappointment surrounding this decision, Brock Lesnar is again Universal Champion, absolutely decimating Braun Strowman in a matter of minutes to take the title away from week-to-week television once more.

3. Ronda Rousey [+5]

Ronda Rousey had the pleasure of successfully defending her Raw Women's Championship in the main event of the first Evolution event, defeating Nikki Bella despite interference from Brie Bella at ringside.

2. Becky Lynch [NR]

The Man on SmackDown Live finally proved once and for all that she was better than Charlotte Flair, as Becky Lynch defeated her nemesis in a Last Woman Standing Match at Evolution, and her wonderful reign as SmackDown Women's Champion continues.

1. AJ Styles [+8]

After a few challenging weeks for the WWE Champion, AJ Styles stepped up when the stakes were highest. First, Styles defeated Daniel Bryan cleanly on SmackDown Live, forcing him to tap out to the Calf Crusher. Then, he was equally successful in an impromptu title defence against Samoa Joe at Crown Jewel.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Shane McMahon - It may seem harsh to not put the 'Best in the World' on the top ten for this week. But despite Shane McMahon's victory in the immensely prestigious World Cup Tournament, it will be a cold day in hell before he gets on my Power Rankings proper.

Toni Storm - A fantastic way to cap off an exceptional Mae Young Classic event, Toni Storm outlasted Io Shirai in the final match to win the trophy. While the implications of this victory have not been made clear, it felt like a huge moment for a woman with unlimited potential.

Dolph Ziggler - Although he was sadly no match for the unstoppable power and athleticism of Shane McMahon, Dolph Ziggler did do remarkably well to defeat Kurt Angle and Seth Rollins to make the final of the World Cup Tournament.

Trish Stratus & Lita - It was a return to savor for Trish Stratus & Lita, as they defeated Mickie James & Alicia Fox in the opening match of Evolution, before helping their team be victorious on Raw in a ten-woman tag.

DX - Shawn Michaels's return after nearly a decade brought carnage, injuries and triumph, as he and Triple H defeated The Brothers of Destruction in the main event of Crown Jewel.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

AJ Styles +8
Rey Mysterio & Dean Ambrose -6

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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