WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #218 - Building to Brand Warfare at WWE 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

Power Ranking WWE wrestlers list roster

10. Brock Lesnar [-1]

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar made a rare appearance on Raw this week, with Paul Heyman hyping his Champion vs Champion match at Survivor Series. He even got physical with Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers, showing what would have happened if that match had taken place last year.

9. Finn Balor [NR]

Finn Balor may be taking a step out of obscurity for the first time in months, with a rivalry developing between him and Drew McIntyre. This continued on Raw with Balor defeating Dolph Ziggler, before being named to Raw's Survivor Series team.

8. The Undisputed Era [NR]

With WarGames on the horizon, The Undisputed Era secured the important man advantage inside the cage when Kyle O'Reilly defeated Hanson of War Raiders. The match was full of wild interference, a sign of things to come at TakeOver.

7. AOP [-3]

While every other tag team competed in a bland Battle Royal, the Raw Tag Team Champions AOP were peculiarly absent from this week, as they prepare to battle The Bar at Survivor Series.

6. The Bar [+4]

While AOP were a no-show, The Bar had a competitive Six-Man Tag with The New Day, joined by their ally The Big Show. The SmackDown Tag Team Champions were on the winning side, building momentum for their clash of champions.

5. AJ Styles [-3]

For the first time in over a year, AJ Styles is not WWE Champion.The end to one of the longest reigns in the modern era ended on SmackDown following a punt to the balls and a knee to the face by Daniel Bryan, costing Styles his title and his rematch with Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series.

4. Ronda Rousey [-1]

Ronda Rousey started the latest edition of Raw strongly, throwing Baron Corbin around for fun. But, she soon found herself trapped backstage in Becky Lynch's Dis-arm-her. While she made a comeback in the later melee between Raw and SmackDown's women, Lynch beat her down with a steel chair.

3. Rey Mysterio [+3]

Another victory for Rey Mysterio in his return to WWE, defeating SmackDown's team captain The Miz this week. Mysterio also avoided another attempted post-match attack by Randy Orton, although that match must be in the pipeline post-Survivor Series.

2. Daniel Bryan [NR]

Daniel Bryan soars to near the top of this week's Power Rankings by capturing the WWE Championship from AJ Styles, turning heel in the process. Taking advantage of a dazed referee with a low blow, Bryan pinned Styles to win his fifth world championship and first in four years, setting up a match with Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series.

1. Becky Lynch [No Change]

Arguably the most over star in all of WWE right now, Becky Lynch led SmackDown's charge against Raw this week, decimating Ronda Rousey in the process. However, due to a dangerously stupid punch by Nia Jax, Lynch will not be able to compete at Survivor Series, and she cut a strong promo naming Charlotte Flair her replacement.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Bobby Roode & Chad Gable - While it highlighted the overall weakness of Raw's tag team division right now, Bobby Roode & Chad Gable defeated five other tag teams in a Battle Royal to be named captain's of their Survivor Series team.

Cedric Alexander - After losing his way for a while following the loss of his Cruiserweight Championship, Cedric Alexander scored a big win on 205 Live over Lio Rush in a very good match.

Jeff Hardy - Despite missing out on a spot on the Survivor Series team last week, Daniel Bryan's disappearance offered Jeff Hardy a reprieve, as he joined the team following a victory over Andrade Cien Almas.

Bianca Belair - Bianca Belair remains undefeated in NXT, defeating Mia Yim in a competitive match on the latest episode.

Bobby Lashley - It's two wins in a row for Bobby Lashley, as victory over Elias secured a spot on Raw's Survivor Series team. Yet, it only came by count-out following interference by his buddy Lio Rush.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Bar +4
AJ Styles & AOP -3

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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