WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #224 - Celebrating the Holidays WWE Style | 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. Bianca Belair [NR]

After many months of impatient waiting, the UN-DEF-EAT-ED Bianca Belair finally earned her opportunity at the NXT Women's Championship by defeating Io Shirai, Mia Yim and Lacey Evans in a Fatal Four-Way match on the latest episode of NXT.

9. Undisputed Era [NR]

In the main event of that same episode of NXT, The Undisputed Era proved why they are the greatest tag team in WWE right now. The tandem of Kyle O'Reilly and Roderick Strong defeated Heavy Machinery to retain their NXT Tag Team Championships.

8. Mustafa Ali [+2]

The climb continues for Mustafa Ali following his promotion from 205 Live to the SmackDown roster. After pinning WWE Champion Daniel Bryan last week, Ali defeated Andrade Cien Almas one-on-one to cap off a standout month for the Master of the 054.

7. The Usos [+1]

While they didn't end the year carrying tag team gold, The Usos enjoyed another win to round off a consistent 2018, as they teamed up with The Good Brothers to defeat SAnitY and The Bar in an 8-Man Tag.

6. Natalya [-1]

It was a valiant effort from the recently rejuvenated Natalya, but she was unable to overcome her friend Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women's Championship. The veteran put in another strong performance to support Rousey's breakout year, but the title continues to elude her.

5. Rusev [NR]

On a day that combined three notable holidays - Rusev's birthday, Christmas Day, and Rusev Day - Rusev finally fought through the tricky tactics and craftiness of Shinsuke Nakamura to start his third reign as United States Champion.

4. Daniel Bryan [-1]

It wasn't the most exciting week for Daniel Bryan on Tuesday night, as he didn't have a match to try and avenge last week's loss. But, Bryan did cut another exceptional promo and trapped R-Truth in the Lebell Lock to ruin The Fabulous Truth's Christmas.

3. Asuka [-2]

After last week's SmackDown Women's Championship victory and first successful defense against Naomi, Asuka got Christmas off, giving her ample time to reflect on a rollercoaster of a year that ended on the biggest high possible.

2. Seth Rollins [+2]

In many ways it was the Raw main event that effectively summed up the show in 2018, as Seth Rollins was pitted against former GM-elect Baron Corbin. Rollins scored the win to round off a mostly excellent in-ring year for The Architect.

1. Ronda Rousey [+1]

Capping off one of the most successful rookie years in WWE history, Ronda Rousey successfully defended her Raw Women's Championship against her buddy Natalya on Monday. Another solid match to add to her collection, Rousey now heads into 2019 as one of the biggest talking points in the entire company.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Finn Balor - Just missing out on a main Power Rankings spot this week was Finn Balor, who defeated both Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler in a Triple Threat match to maintain his recent winning streak.

Bobby Roode & Chad Gable - A successful title defense for Bobby Roode & Chad Gable on Raw this week as they defeated The Revival in a good match with the Raw Tag Team Championships on the line.

Jeff Hardy - It may have only been by countout, but a win is a win. Jeff Hardy scored the victory over Samoa Joe on SmackDown, but was then attacked and choked out after the bell rang.

Elias - In the now traditional Miracle on 34th Street Fight, Elias defeated Bobby Lashley on Raw to make up for the beating he took at TLC.

The Good Brothers - Finally, after a year that was spent mostly in the wilderness, The Good Brothers teamed up with The Usos on SmackDown to get the better of The Bar and SAnitY.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Seth Rollins & Mustafa Ali +2
Asuka -2

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. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter.

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