WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #229 - Worlds Collide on the Road to 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. Io Shirai [NR]

After several successful tag team victories with her friend Kairi Sane, Io Shirai could be on the hunt for singles gold in NXT after pinning Women's Champion Shayna Baszler. While it was simply a six-woman tag pitting Shirai, Sane and Bianca Belair against Baszler, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke, the message was sent to the Queen of Spades.

9. Akira Tozawa [NR]

After coming up short at Royal Rumble, Akira Tozawa earned a one-on-one opportunity against Buddy Murphy for the Cruiserweight Championship at Elimination Chamber by defeating Cedric Alexander, Lio Rush and Humberto Carrillo on 205 Live.

8. Finn Balor [+1]

Finn Balor didn't have the chance to get revenge on Bobby Lashley on Raw this week as he hoped, but he did do the next best thing. Balor defeated Lio Rush in singles competition on Monday, crushing Lashley's mouthpiece with a Coup de Grace.

7. Daniel Bryan [-1]

Another exceptional promo from Daniel Bryan in his home state of Washington, but he couldn't follow that up with a victory. Instead, his match on SmackDown Live against Jeff Hardy ended in a no-contest when Erick Rowan and other Elimination Chamber participants interfered.

6. Asuka [-2]

Poor Asuka. With virtually the entire SmackDown women's roster devoted to either the Women's Tag Team Championship picture or chasing down Ronda Rousey's Raw Women's Championship, the Empress of Tomorrow is without an opponent for Elimination Chamber. Hopefully Asuka's absence from our screens is a brief one.

5. The Boss & Hug Connection [NR]

With the team officially in the Elimination Chamber, I thought it was time to unite Sasha Banks and Bayley on the Power Rankings. Although, their position this week is all down to Bayley, who essentially won their match against Nikki Cross & Alicia Fox single-handedly after Banks was attacked on the stage.

4. Velveteen Dream [NR]

A big leaper onto the Power Rankings, but it's not often one person wins five matches in one week. Velveteen Dream defeated Tony Nese, Humberto Carrillo, Jordan Devlin and Tyler Bate to win the inaugural Worlds Collide tournament, earning his opportunity at Johnny Gargano's NXT North American Championship. But that's not all, as Dream also teamed with Aleister Black and Ricochet to defeat Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa and Adam Cole at Halftime Heat.

3. Seth Rollins [-2]

Seth Rollins was absent from Monday's edition of Raw, selling the beating Brock Lesnar gave him last week and nursing some very real injuries at the same time. Here's hoping the number one contender to the Universal Championship is back at 100% in time for WrestleMania.

2. Becky Lynch [+1]

Becky Lynch was on fire this week, featuring in starring roles on both Raw and SmackDown Live. Despite continuing to sell her knee injury from Royal Rumble, Lynch went on the offensive on both Stephanie McMahon and Triple H during these shows, continuing to build one of the best storylines in WWE in recent memory.

1. Ronda Rousey [+1]

While Becky Lynch is grabbing the headlines, Ronda Rousey is busy picking up victories. The Raw Women's Champion handily disposed of two-thirds of the Riott Squad on Monday night, defeating Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan in back-to-back singles matches.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


EC3 - He may not be able to speak, but he is able to win! EC3 enjoyed a successful debut match on Raw, defeating Dean Ambrose with an opportunistic roll-up.

The Revival - For what feels like the thousandth time in a matter of months, The Revival are once again the number one contenders for the Raw Tag Team Championship. Will it be eighth times the charm for Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder?

Matt Riddle - Matt Riddle continues to impress on NXT, showing an increasingly hard-hitting and intense style in his match with Drew Gulak on Wednesday.

Randy Orton - When Randy Orton is on-form, there are few better. The Viper defeated Mustafa Ali on SmackDown in one of the week's strongest matches, capped off by a picture-perfect RKO.

Tyler Bate - While he came up short in the Worlds Collide Tournament Final against Velveteen Dream, Tyler Bate deserves huge credit for defeating Cedric Alexander, Dominic Dijakovic and Adam Cole on his way to the final.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch & Finn Balor+1
Seth Rollins & 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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