WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #230 - Who Will Survive at Elimination Chamber? | 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. Daniel Bryan [-3]

The WWE Champion is not heading to the Elimination Chamber in the highest spirits after SmackDown. Starting the gauntlet match to determine who exits their pod last, Daniel Bryan didn't even survive the first match, losing to last-minute entrant Kofi Kingston.

9. Velveteen Dream [-5]

Velveteen Dream allowed others to bask in the spotlight on NXT this week, as the charismatic superstar bides his time before his North American Championship match against Johnny Gargano.

8. The Boss & Hug Connection [-3]

Sasha Banks' clearance to compete came a little too late for Bayley on Raw this week. Left alone to battle both Nia Jax & Tamina Snuka and The Riott Squad, Bayley was toppled by the Samoan Sisterhood, meaning The Boss & Hug Connection will start the Elimination Chamber match to crown the first WWE Women's Tag Team Champions.

7. Charlotte Flair [NR]

Now seemingly a lock for the WrestleMania main event, Charlotte Flair is stepping up and showing why she belongs in this prestigious match. Vince McMahon's chosen one cut a fantastic promo on SmackDown, generating incredible heat by mocking the crowd and running down the recently suspended Becky Lynch.

6. Finn Balor [+2]

Finn Balor technically scored two consecutive victories on Raw this week. First, interference meant he defeated Drew McIntyre one-on-one by disqualification. This immediately led to a six-man tag with Balor teaming with Braun Strowman and Kurt Angle to defeat McIntyre, Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley, with Balor scoring the winning pinfall over the Intercontinental Champion.

5. The Revival [NR]

After what has felt like dozens of attempts, The Revival finally captured the Raw Tag Team Championships in a great match with Bobby Roode & Chad Gable. Whether this is an immediate reaction to claims they wanted out of WWE or not, it's a long-awaited victory for one of the world's greatest tag teams.

4. Seth Rollins [-1]

Seth Rollins was back on Raw after the beating sustained by Brock Lesnar a couple of weeks ago, but it was only to cut a fiery, albeit formulaic promo about capturing the Universal Championship at WrestleMania.

3. The New Day [NR]

The New Day's huge leap onto the Power Rankings is all due to the efforts of Kofi Kingston. A replacement entrant for Sunday's Elimination Chamber match, Kingston outlasted Daniel Bryan, Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe in a gauntlet match, lasting nearly an hour before falling to AJ Styles. His superhuman effort is more than worthy of a high spot on this list.

2. Ronda Rousey [-1]

With the focus of WWE's biggest angle right now on Becky Lynch's suspension and Charlotte Flair's usurpation of the Raw Women's Championship match, Ronda Rousey has become almost an afterthought in this feud, despite being the person holding the gold. Hopefully Rousey reasserts her presence in this three-way feud soon.

1. Becky Lynch [+1]

While in kayfabe it was a bad week for Becky Lynch, as her women's championship opportunity was taken away by Vince McMahon, The Man's story was the fundamental focus of Raw this week. It is still incredible to think that Lynch's popularity and stature in WWE has grown so much in such a short span of time.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Nia Jax & Tamina Snuka - While neither of them scores high on my personal Power Rankings, Nia Jax & Tamina Snuka get an honorable mention for their victory on Raw over Bayley and The Riott Squad.

Fabulous Glow - Congratulations to Fabulous Glow of Naomi & Carmella who won their first TV match as a tag team on SmackDown this week, setting them up nicely for a well-earned shot at the first WWE Women's Tag Team Championships.

Randy Orton - While SmackDown's Gauntlet Match will be best remembered for Kofi Kingston's heroic efforts, it's the Viper who stole the spoils, as Randy Orton's RKO floored AJ Styles.

Ricochet - An NXT main event that with the right build could headline any TakeOver show with ease, Ricochet defeated the leader of Undisputed Era Adam Cole in a solid match.

Ruby Riott - Ruby Riott earned a rare victory on Raw this week defeating Nikki Cross, giving her a little momentum before she is steamrolled by Ronda Rousey at Elimination Chamber.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Finn Balor +2
Velveteen Dream -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. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter.

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