WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #221 - Trundling Towards TLC 2018 | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #221 - Trundling Towards TLC 2018

Posted by Callum Wiggins Thursday, December 6, 2018
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. Lucha House Party [NR]

Lucha House Party Rules might be entirely unfair, completely nonsensical and bafflingly stupid, but it does reap rewards. The trio continued their winning streak on Raw by beating Scott Dawson 3-on-1, and followed this up with a more traditional tag team victory over Mike Kanellis and TJP on 205 Live.

9. Dolph Ziggler [NR]

Dolph Ziggler secures a spot on this list for the first time in a while after being the first person to pin Drew McIntyre since the Scot's return to the main roster. Although, if McIntyre's attack on Finn Balor later in the night is anything to go by, Ziggler will need to have eyes in the back of his head from this point on.

8. Finn Balor [NR]

Speaking of Finn Balor, the Irishman also makes this week's Power Rankings after defeating Jinder Mahal for the umpteenth time this year on Raw, as well as offering helpful assists to both Dolph Ziggler and Elias on the night.

7. Asuka [-2]

It's an exciting time for Asuka fans, with the Empress of Tomorrow now back in the SmackDown Women's Championship picture. But, due to some contention between her and fellow contender Charlotte Flair, the pair lost a tag team match on SmackDown to the team of Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose.

6. Seth Rollins [-5]

Seth Rollins tumbles down from the top of the Power Rankings this week as he once again was on the wrong side of a beating by his archrival Dean Ambrose. A gas mask to the face and a couple of Dirty Deeds took the Architect down, and his Intercontinental Championship appears to be in much jeopardy at TLC.

5. Daniel Bryan [+4]

A heel turn we didn't know we needed until we got it - Daniel Bryan is on fire in his new persona. The WWE Champion delivered brilliant performances on Miz TV and on commentary on SmackDown, before ending the night standing over the broken body of AJ Styles.

4. The Usos [+3]

The Usos have amazing momentum heading into their opportunity at the SmackDown Tag Team Championships at TLC, and it continued on Tuesday as Jey Uso won a triple threat match against The Bar's Cesaro and The New Day's Xavier Woods.

3. Becky Lynch [No Change]

No change for Becky Lynch as she remains the standout name on SmackDown right now. While we still haven't seen her compete since having her face broken by Nia Jax, The Man is still compelling on the microphone and in segments against her upcoming challengers Charlotte Flair and Asuka.

2. AOP [No Change]

AOP also remain near the top of the pile as they teamed with their manager Drake Maverick to defeat Bobby Roode and Chad Gable in a 3-on-2 handicap match. With no standout tag team on Raw to feud with, Akam and Rezar could be holding their belts for a long, long time yet.

1. Ronda Rousey [+3]

Raw was in many ways the Ronda Rousey show, as she opened and closed the night with the same match. Her first attempt to team with Natalya to take on Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka was thwarted by The Riott Squad, who took out Rousey's partner. Ember Moon was drafted in for the main event, as Rousey forced Snuka to tap for the victory.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Randy Orton - Stringing together a number of victories in a row, Randy Orton took a break from beating up Rey Mysterio to resume his old rivalry with Jeff Hardy, defeating him once again on the latest episode of SmackDown Live.

Shayna Baszler - The NXT Women's Champion once again established her dominance over the plucky Dakota Kai on Wednesday. Shayna Baszler was at her ruthless best, forcing Team Kick's captain to tap out.

Ember Moon - Brought into the main event of Raw to replace the injured Natalya, Ember Moon got a measure of revenge against Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka for recent weeks by scoring a victory alongside Ronda Rousey.

Matt Riddle - The King of Bros continues to pick up wins, defeating the debuting Punishment Martinez in entertaining and convincing fashion on NXT, although his spirits were dampened by a post-match attack by Kassius Ohno.

Heath Slater - In maybe the one and only time this year he even gets a sniff at the Power Rankings, Heath Slater defeated his former partner Rhyno to save his job, although that meant being reassigned as a referee.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Daniel Bryan +4
Seth Rollins -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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