WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #234 - Off the Fastlane and onto the Road to WrestleMania | 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. The Shield [NR]

It might have been for one night only, but The Shield closed Fastlane in style by pulling off their greatest hits and defeating the team of Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley. The successful final flurry for the trio was muted slightly on Raw, as although Seth Rollins scored a win over the returning Shelton Benjamin, both Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose suffered vicious beatings at the hands of Drew McIntyre.

9. Bobby Lashley [NR]

One of the men on the losing end of The Shield's grand reunion, Bobby Lashley, had a far more rewarding Monday night instead. With the help of Lio Rush at his side, Lashley defeated Finn Balor to reclaim the Intercontinental Championship on Raw.

8. The New Day [No Change]

Kofi Kingston is the feel-good hero we need right now in WWE. After The New Day kicked off Fastlane with a win over Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura, Kingston thought he was getting a shot at the WWE Championship. This would turn out to be false as he fell victim to a handicap beatdown by The Bar instead. SmackDown Live was all about The New Day, as they cut some of the best promos of their career in pursuit of Kingston's long overdue title opportunity.

7. Daniel Bryan [+3]

Daniel Bryan hadn't been having the best of times on TV recently, but The Planet's Champion showed up when it mattered most. Bryan retained his WWE Championship over Kevin Owens and Mustafa Ali at Fastlane in an excellent match. And this momentum carried over into SmackDown Live, as Bryan and Erick Rowan defeated Owens and Ali in tag team action.

6. Finn Balor [-4]

After a few weeks towards the top of the Power Rankings, Finn Balor comes crashing down to reality this time around. On Raw Balor lost the Intercontinental Championship he won just recently back to the former champ, Bobby Lashley.

5. The Boss & Hug Connection [+1]

The "first-ever" WWE Women's Tag Team Champions were successful in their first title defense at Fastlane, but didn't leave the show in the best spirits. Despite The Boss & Hug Connection defeating Nia Jax & Tamina Snuka in fluky fashion, they were swiftly beaten down and decimated by the Samoan Sisterhood.

4. Becky Lynch [+1]

Becky Lynch once again finds herself in the main event of WrestleMania, but not in a way she can feel particularly proud of. The Man's injured leg led to her being overwhelmed by Charlotte Flair at Fastlane. But, while trapped in the Figure-Eight, Ronda Rousey interfered to attack Lynch, ensuring the Irishwoman won by DQ.

3. Ronda Rousey [-2]

While I'm sure she won't mind falling from the top of this fake list about a fake sport, Ronda Rousey was absent from match action this week, instead focusing on helping Becky Lynch to make it to WrestleMania, and then destroying Dana Brooke with ease on Raw.

2. Samoa Joe [+2]

The new United States Champion is on the warpath, and is looking good with gold around his waist. Samoa Joe successfully defended his title at Fastlane in a repeat of the great Fatal Four-Way in which he won the belt. But, it wasn't all plain-sailing for Joe, as he was pinned by Rey Mysterio in a tag team match on the following SmackDown Live.

1. Aleister Black & Ricochet [+2]

While they were unsuccessful in their bid to capture the Raw Tag Team Championships at Fastlane, few people in WWE have maintained as strong a start on the main roster as Aleister Black & Ricochet. A win on Raw over Bobby Roode & Chad Gable, a no-contest in a SmackDown 8-man tag, and advancing to the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Classic over DIY.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


The Usos - Although most of the talk following this match was about Shane McMahon turning on The Miz, we shouldn't forget that The Usos were able to successfully defend their SmackDown Tag Team Championships at Fastlane.

Asuka - Another champion that lived to fight another day was Asuka, who retained the SmackDown Women's Championship over Mandy Rose at Fastlane, and followed this up with a win over Rose's tag team partner Sonya Deville.

The Forgotten Sons - The might be as forgettable as their name suggests, but the Forgotten Sons etched their names in recent history by reaching the final of the Dusty Rhodes Classic over Moustache Mountain.

The Revival - The Revival were on a barren run of form, but pulled out a victory at the perfect moment at Fastlane to pin Chad Gable and retain their Raw Tag Team Championships.

Drew McIntyre - Drew McIntyre began to carve his path to WrestleMania by beating down Roman Reigns on Raw, before defeating and destroying Dean Ambrose in the night's Falls Count Anywhere main event.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Daniel Bryan +3
Finn Balor -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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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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