WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #231 - NXT Takes Over After 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

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10. Aleister Black [NR]

One of four NXT stars to make their main roster debut this week, Aleister Black made a significant impression by defeating Elias on Raw and Andrade on SmackDown Live. Then, he returned to his home hunting ground on NXT to overcome Roderick Strong to seal a marquee week for the former NXT Champion.

9. The Revival [-4]

After winning the Raw Tag Team Championships last week, The Revival was brought crashing down to earth on Monday. Facing familiar opposition from several years ago, the champs were soundly defeated by DIY in a non-title match.

8. Seth Rollins [-4]

Since winning the Royal Rumble, injury and poor creative have left Seth Rollins spinning his wheels while others take the spotlight on the road to WrestleMania. Rollins will need to step up soon to maintain his spot on the Power Rankings.

7. Velveteen Dream [+2]

The Dream came true on Wednesday night. Velveteen Dream cashed in on his opportunity after winning Worlds Collide to defeat Johnny Gargano for the NXT North American Championship in an excellent main event encounter.

6. Daniel Bryan [+4]

After several weeks in a bit of a tailspin, Daniel Bryan stepped up when it mattered most. In the Elimination Chamber, Bryan kept firm grasp of his custom-made WWE Championship by overcoming Kofi Kingston, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Samoa Joe and Jeff Hardy. However, Bryan wasn't so fortunate on SmackDown Live, being pinned by Kingston in a six-man tag.

5. The New Day [-2]

Despite putting on one of the performances of his career at Elimination Chamber, Kofi Kingston came up short in his spirited quest to become WWE Champion, falling to Daniel Bryan. However, he'll have one more opportunity at the gold at Fast Lane after defeating Bryan in a six-man tag on SmackDown Live.

4. The Boss & Hug Connection [+4]

In a history-making moment, The Boss & Hug Connection became the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions at Elimination Chamber. Sasha Banks & Bayley went the distance to claim the belts, last defeating Fire & Desire in a far better match than many anticipated.

3. Finn Balor [+3]

Finn Balor fell short of winning the Universal Championship, but at Elimination Chamber he captured the Intercontinental title from Bobby Lashley, pinning Lio Rush. With his new belt in tow, Balor came to Raw to defeat Lashley and Rush in tag team action, recruiting the help of the debuting Ricochet.

2. Becky Lynch [-1]

Suspension kept Becky Lynch off Raw and SmackDown Live this week. However, it didn't stop her making a mark at Elimination Chamber. In fact, it was several marks over Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey's bodies courtesy of a crutch, showing The Man isn't ready to lose her WrestleMania main event.

1. Ronda Rousey [+1]

While Ronda Rousey was left licking her wounds after her Elimination Chamber beatdown by Becky Lynch, the Raw Women's Champion enjoyed plenty of success in the ring. Both on Sunday and on Raw, Rousey defeated Ruby Riott to retain her title, the first in particular done in truly dominant fashion.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


The Usos - The Miz & Shane McMahon's fairytale run with the SmackDown Tag Team Championships came to a sudden end at Elimination Chamber, as The Usos captured tag team gold for the sixth time.

DIY - Although they have an uneasy alliance in NXT built from a heated rivalry, Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano looked like a well-oiled machine on Raw and SmackDown Live, reforming DIY to defeat The Revival and The Bar. However, the week was tainted by Gargano losing his North American title to Velveteen Dream.

Ricochet - Another man who made ventured from NXT to the main roster this week, Ricochet helped Finn Balor defeat Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush on Raw, before flying solo on SmackDown Live by defeating Eric Young.

Mandy Rose - Mandy Rose put in one of the best performances of her career at Elimination Chamber, as her and Sonya Deville just fell short of becoming the Women's Tag Team Champions. But, Rose followed this up with the biggest win of her career, scoring a shock victory over SmackDown Women's Champion Asuka.

Buddy Murphy - Finally we finish on 205 Live's ace performer. Buddy Murphy produced another performance worthy of being past the pre-show at Elimination Chamber, defeating Akira Tozawa to retain his Cruiserweight Championship.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Boss & Hug Connection and Daniel Bryan +4
Seth Rollins and The Revival -4

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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