WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #217 - So Long Saudi Arabia and Hello Survivor Series | 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

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10. The Bar [-4]

The Bar were rested from in-ring competition this week, instead watching backstage as The Usos and The New Day tore it up for the chance to captain a Survivor Series team. The Bar now have AOP in their sights for Survivor Series.

9. Brock Lesnar [-5]

In what should come as a surprise to absolutely nobody, the Universal Champion Brock Lesnar was nowhere to be seen on Raw this week. This hiatus won't be a long one however, as Lesnar is scheduled to appear this Monday in the lead-up to his Survivor Series match with AJ Styles.

8. The Usos [NR]

The Usos have been on a good run recently on SmackDown Live, and continued that success with a big win over long-time rivals The New Day on Tuesday. This should lead to speculation over a future tag team championship opportunity following Survivor Series.

7. Drew McIntyre [NR]

It was a demolition job in Raw's main event on Sunday as Drew McIntyre beat the legendary Kurt Angle to a pulp. A completely one-sided mismatch, McIntyre displayed to the world that he is the future, and Angle is the distant past.

6. Rey Mysterio [+3]

Coming off the disappointment of Crown Jewel, Rey Mysterio had a great match with Andrade Cien Almas on SmackDown, with the Master of the 619 winning to earn a spot on the Survivor Series team. A post-match attack by Randy Orton did throw a spanner in the works though.

5. Nia Jax [+2]

Nia Jax continues to build towards her Raw Women's Championship opportunity against Ronda Rousey, once again defeating Ember Moon in a singles match. But, the biggest story was Jax aligning with Tamina Snuka and turning heel by double-teaming her former friend Moon.

4. AOP [NR]

There is a new force on top of the Raw tag team division, as AOP defeated a gutsy Seth Rollins in a handicap match to become the Raw Tag Team Champions for the first time. With little competition currently on the red brand, it will be interesting how long they hold those belts hostage.

3. Ronda Rousey [No Change]

Although she didn't compete on Raw this week, Ronda Rousey did stoke the fires for her match with Becky Lynch at Survivor Series, making it clear that the Raw Women's Champion would be victorious.

2. AJ Styles [-1]

AJ Styles was also rested on this latest edition of SmackDown as he prepares to face Brock Lesnar once again at Survivor Series. With Lesnar coming out on top last year in the same encounter, Styles will need to be at peak condition to tame the Beast.

1. Becky Lynch [+1]

Undoubtedly the best thing on SmackDown Live right now, Becky Lynch cut an on-point promo towards Ronda Rousey in the build to their Champion vs. Champion match at Survivor Series. Then, The Man defeated a debuting Nikki Cross to build momentum towards this big match.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Elias - Elias narrowly missed out on the main Power Rankings this week following a victory over Dolph Ziggler on Raw. His babyface run is off to a strong start.

Lars Sullivan - In a surprising decision by NXT, Lars Sullivan decimated and defeated Velveteen Dream in the main event of this week's show, despite the fact that Dream will be fighting for the NXT Championship at TakeOver: WarGames.

Samoa Joe - After returning from injury at last week's show and failing to capture the WWE Championship from AJ Styles, Samoa Joe earned a place on the SmackDown Survivor Series team by defeating Jeff Hardy.

Bobby Lashley - After a couple of weeks with little to shout about, Bobby Lashley finally has a reason to crow as he defeated Finn Balor on the latest edition of Raw.

Johnny Gargano - Johnny Gargano's turn to the dark side has been one of the biggest storylines on NXT, and he continued that transition with a great, well-produced promo towards Aleister Black on this week's show.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Rey Mysterio +3
Brock Lesnar -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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