WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #220 - A Wearisome Week of Wrestling | 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. Lars Sullivan [NR]

While rumors about backstage heat might hamper Lars Sullivan's push, right now he's in an enviable position. Both Raw and SmackDown are vying for the Monster's services, and in the meantime he handed Keith Lee his first loss in NXT in a battle of the behemoths.

9. Daniel Bryan [-6]

WWE Champion Daniel Bryan took a leaf out of Brock Lesnar's playbook, and was entirely absent from this edition of SmackDown. Instead, he watched at home as AJ Styles called him out and set up their rematch at TLC.

8. Brock Lesnar [-6]

Speaking of champions no-showing their brands, the king of this trope proved as much on Raw. Brock Lesnar will continue to take a 'well-earned' break before his Universal Championship match with Braun Strowman at Royal Rumble.

7. The Usos [NR]

It's been a long time coming, but The Usos seem to have earned a SmackDown Tag Team Championship opportunity after defeating The Bar in an Open Challenge on Tuesday. After months of great matches and victories, they will finally battle for the belts.

6. Baron Corbin [NR]

While his overwhelming presence on Raw this week helped make it one of the worst episodes of the year, Baron Corbin is basking in the power of being the Acting General Manager. This week, his triumvirate with Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley lay waste to Elias and Finn Balor.

5. Asuka [NR]

After virtually a year in the wilderness, Asuka could have found salvation. The Empress of Tomorrow won a Battle Royal on SmackDown to add herself to a Triple Threat match for the SmackDown Women's Championship at TLC, facing Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.

4. Ronda Rousey [-3]

Nothing more than a lame promo confrontation between Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax on Raw where both women's material was godawful and delivery even worse. Then, Rousey got to throw around the Riott Squad for a minute or so to help her buddy Natalya.

3. Becky Lynch [+1]

Becky Lynch is back and everything is right with the world again. Well, not quite, but The Man was back to lay down the law, reignite her rivalry with Charlotte Flair, and watched on as Asuka cemented herself as another challenger for Lynch's SmackDown Women's Championship.

2. AOP [+5]

While I absolutely cannot stand that the Raw Tag Team Championship feud right now is more focused on who or what Drake Maverick is peeing on each week, AOP did successfully defend their titles against Bobby Roode and Chad Gable on Monday, so good for them.

1. Seth Rollins [NR]

Being the only good part of an entire 3-hour television show is a burden Seth Rollins has had to bear for a lot of 2018. And while facing Dolph Ziggler for the umpteenth time wasn't the most exciting match-up possible, Rollins did keep hold of his Intercontinental Championship in the lead-up to his TLC meeting with Dean Ambrose.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Cedric Alexander - Still waiting for a rematch to try and reclaim his Cruiserweight Championship, Cedric Alexander took a step closer to this by pinning Buddy Murphy in a tag team match on 205 Live.

Jinder Mahal - A rare feature on the Power Rankings in any capacity for Jinder Mahal this week, as he defeated the often-forgotten No Way Jose on Raw, before he and Alicia Fox defeated Curt Hawkins and Ember Moon in the Mixed Match Challenge.

Randy Orton - After celebrating his decimation of Rey Mysterio last week, Randy Orton once again got the better of the wounded masked superstar on SmackDown with another merciless attack.

Mia Yim - Mia Yim continues to impress in NXT, defeating Vanessa Borne on NXT in front of a partisan California crowd.

Bobby Lashley - It pays to have friends in high places, at least if you're Bobby Lashley. GM Baron Corbin helped Lashley defeat Elias on Raw, and he also joined in the beating of Finn Balor in the main event.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

AOP +5
Brock Lesnar & Daniel Bryan -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!

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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