WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #222 - The Final Trudge Before TLC | 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. Drew McIntyre [NR]

Drew McIntyre kicks off this week's Power Rankings after avenging last week's loss to Dolph Ziggler by defeating his former tag team partner on Raw courtesy of a Claymore.

9. Ricochet [NR]

Ricochet successfully defended his North American Championship on NXT against a blast from the past, Tyler Breeze. The two had an entertaining main event that had the crowd invested throughout, with Ricochet keeping the gold from the clutches of Prince Pretty.

8. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable [NR]

We have new Raw Tag Team Champions in matching robes, as Bobby Roode & Chad Gable capitalized on Drake Maverick being in the title match alongside AOP to pin the 205 Live GM and win the titles.

7. AOP [-5]

Speaking of the Raw Tag Team Championships, AOP take a huge tumble down the rankings as they forfeited the titles to Bobby Roode & Chad Gable on Monday, thanks to the careless overconfidence of their manager Drake Maverick.

6. The Usos [-2]

The Usos took a break from in-ring competition this week to fight The Bar in another format - rap battling. Unsurprisingly, the brothers were far more lyrically coherent and compelling than Sheamus or Cesaro, but that won't help them in the SmackDown Tag Team Championship match at TLC.

5. Asuka [+2]

While most of the attention in the SmackDown women's division the last few months has been firmly focused on Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, Asuka shone on Tuesday by defeating Charlotte by DQ in the main event, and then leaving both her rivals at TLC battered and broken by a kendo stick to close the show.

4. Becky Lynch [-1]

Another week of inactivity for Becky Lynch as she prepares to defend her SmackDown Women's Championship at TLC, but she was entertaining as always watching the main event between Charlotte Flair and Asuka. But, being beaten with a kendo stick wasn't how she planned on ending the evening.

3. Ronda Rousey [-2]

The Raw Women's Champion was equally inactive this week as Ronda Rousey took to the microphone in her feud with Nia Jax this week. Entirely forgettable with nothing of note, at least Rousey should expect a straightforward win on Sunday.

2. Daniel Bryan [+3]

Daniel Bryan climbs to second on the Power Rankings with another great promo and solid victory over 205 Live's Mustafa Ali. Bryan did a lot to benefit his opponent in the match, while building momentum for his WWE Championship defense against AJ Styles at TLC and maintaining his newfound vicious streak.

1. Seth Rollins [+5]

Seth Rollins once again stands atop the Power Rankings, much like he stood atop a ladder on Monday night to successfully defend his Intercontinental Championship against Baron Corbin in a TLC match.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Buddy Murphy - The Cruiserweight Champion set himself up well for his title defense at TLC as Buddy Murphy defeated Gran Metalik on 205 Live.

Cedric Alexander - Not to be outdone by Buddy Murphy, Cedric Alexander also looked strong heading into his title rematch at TLC by overcoming Tony Nese on Wednesday.

Mia Yim - Mia Yim's win over Reina Gonzalez this week secured the third spot in the Fatal Four-Way to determine the next challenger for Shayna Baszler's NXT Women's Championship.

Rusev - Rusev was able to get a measure of revenge for Shinsuke Nakamura's pre-match assault a couple of weeks ago by pinning him in a tag team match on SmackDown, with Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe also involved.

Ember Moon - Ember Moon gets an honorable mention simply for her endeavor working around the stiff that is Tamina Snuka on Raw this week. She deserves a medal quite frankly.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Seth Rollins +5
AOP -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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AUTHOR OF THIS POST: 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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