WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #225 - The New Era & The Road to Royal Rumble | 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. Natalya [-5]

After several weeks of featured matches through her feud with Ruby Riott and championship challenge against Ronda Rousey, Natalya was missing from the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, confined to a dark match appearance against newcomer Lacey Evans.

9. Hideo Itami [NR]

The final participant in the upcoming Fatal Four-Way for the Cruiserweight Championship was confirmed in the latest 205 Live, as Hideo Itami defeated the former champion Cedric Alexander.

8. Dean Ambrose [NR]

Despite being pinned by Seth Rollins in the opening match on Raw, Dean Ambrose got the victory when it mattered most, defending his Intercontinental Championship successfully against Rollins in the main event in his best match since turning heel.

7. Sasha Banks [NR]

Months in the wilderness have seen Sasha Banks far off the Power Rankings, but The Boss is back after defeating Nia Jax and earning an opportunity to challenge Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women's Championship at Royal Rumble.

6. Asuka [-2]

The SmackDown Women's Champion was once again not in competition on Tuesday this week, only waiting until the close of the show to confront Becky Lynch, the number one contender for her title at Royal Rumble.

5. Daniel Bryan [+1]

The WWE Champion kicked-off SmackDown Live with a damning promo on the crowd, and then defeated R-Truth in the night's opening match. It wasn't all hunky dory for Daniel Bryan though, as he suffered a vicious post-match attack by AJ Styles.

4. AJ Styles [-1]

Although not featured in a match on SmackDown Live, AJ Styles sent a poignant message to Daniel Bryan in a post-match beatdown in the build-up to their WWE Championship match at Royal Rumble.

3. Becky Lynch [+5]

Becky Lynch is back in the hunt for her SmackDown Women's Championship. The Man overcame Charlotte Flair and Carmella on Tuesday, forcing the latter to tap out to the Disarm-her to earn her shot against Asuka.

2. Ronda Rousey [-1]

Ronda Rousey stuck to staying seated on Monday Night Raw, as she was the first guest on the new hit talk show, A Moment of Bliss. Rousey stated her desire to fight Sasha Banks as her next challenger, with Banks earning that opportunity by beating Nia Jax.

1. Seth Rollins [+1]

While he was unable to defeat Dean Ambrose and recapture the Intercontinental Championship on Monday due to the interference by Bobby Lashley, there's no doubting Raw was the Seth Rollins show. His narrative was told all night long, from brawling with Lashley and pinning Ambrose to his defeat with the gold on the line.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


The Bar - The Bar defeated The Usos to avoid facing them at Royal Rumble, before laying out The Miz on route to a match against him and Shane McMahon.

Andrade Cien Almas - It's astonishing how little Andrade Cien Almas has featured on these rankings based on his level of talent, but he finally entered the reckoning with a strong victory over Rey Mysterio in tag team action.

Bianca Belair - A couple of weeks after earning her long overdue shot at the NXT Women's Championship, Bianca Belair finally got closure over her rivalry with Nikki Cross by defeating her on Wednesday.

Bobby Roode & Chad Gable - Another week, another successful title defense, another controversial finish - Bobby Roode & Chad Gable continue their hold on the Raw Tag Team Championships by defeating The Revival.

John Cena - John Cena switched sides to Monday Night Raw to announce his participation in the Royal Rumble Match, before teaming with Seth Rollins and Finn Balor to defeat Dean Ambrose, Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Becky Lynch +5
Natalya -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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