WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #236 - A Couple of Unexpected Diversions on 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. Drew McIntyre [NR]

Drew McIntyre continued to prove he is The Shield's kryptonite on Raw, getting the upper-hand on Roman Reigns in the build to their WrestleMania showdown before defeating Dean Ambrose in the main event Last Man Standing match.

9. Kurt Angle [NR]

It might be painful to watch, and I'm sure painful for Kurt Angle to do, but the Olympic Gold Medallist is pulling out plenty of victories on his retirement tour. On Raw, Angle snuck a victory over United States Champion Samoa Joe, while his final SmackDown match with AJ Styles was cut short due to Randy Orton's interference.

8. Daniel Bryan [-2]

Daniel Bryan's attempts to keep Kofi Kingston out of the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania fell flat on SmackDown Live, as Bryan and Erick Rowan could not defeat an already worn-down Big E and Xavier Woods in a tag team gauntlet. This propelled Kingston into being Bryan's next challenger - can the Planet's Savior survive this?

7. Charlotte Flair [NR]

While she was the only person not to score a victory in the Raw Beat the Clock match, Charlotte Flair made up for that and then some on SmackDown Live. Thrust into an impromptu SmackDown Women's Championship match with Asuka, The Queen added the eighth crown to her collection by forcing the Empress of Tomorrow to tap out.

6. Becky Lynch [+1]

With Charlotte Flair also walking into WrestleMania a champion, Becky Lynch could have two titles in her crosshairs in the main event of the show. In the meantime, The Man built some momentum by beating Liv Morgan in 1:18, winning the Beat the Clock Challenge on Raw.

5. Samoa Joe [-2]

Holding the United States Championship has proven to be something of a poisoned chalice for Samoa Joe, as that title has a tendency to do in recent years. Joe got an invite to the Kurt Angle Retirement Tour on Raw this week, and lost his match with the former General Manager.

4. Finn Balor [+1]

Finn Balor will be back in the Intercontinental Championship picture at WrestleMania after winning a handicap match against the champ Bobby Lashley and Jinder Mahal on Raw.

3. Ronda Rousey [-2]

It may have been a stupid gimmick match, but Ronda Rousey took no prisoners in her Beat the Clock Challenge victory over Sarah Logan on Raw in 1:25. However, it was not fast enough to prevent Becky Lynch from earning the quickest win, as she bested Liv Morgan with 7 seconds to spare.

2. The New Day [+2]

With their recent climb up the Power Rankings carried on the back of Kofi Kingston, it was kind of Big E and Xavier Woods to bear the load on SmackDown in their own gauntlet match. The New Day pairing bested The Good Brothers, Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura, The Bar, The Usos and Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan to earn Kingston his WWE Championship match at WrestleMania.

1. Aleister Black & Ricochet [+1]

It's hard to remember a tag team that has made such a successful transition from NXT to the main roster as Aleister Black & Ricochet. The thrown-together tandem got another win over Raw Tag Team Champions The Revival on Raw, before popping back to NXT to win the Dusty Rhodes Classic trophy over The Forgotten Sons.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


The Miz - Another strong babyface promo by The Miz on SmackDown, before tearing his way through Shane McMahon's henchman in the build to their heated Falls Count Anywhere match at WrestleMania.

Ariya Daivari - It was slim pickings for this week's honorable mentions, but credit to Ariya Daivari for getting a victory in 205 Live's main event against Cedric Alexander, with plenty of thanks to Oney Lorcan for the assist.

Matt Riddle - It wasn't his finest performance in NXT so far, but Matt Riddle continued his unbeaten streak on the yellow brand by defeating Kona Reeves, before staring down North American Champion Velveteen Dream.

Baron Corbin - Baron Corbin made up for his loss to Apollo Crews last week by winning the rematch on Raw, giving him momentum in the lead-up to his WrestleMania match with Kurt Angle.

Lucha House Party - Finally, thanks largely due to the miscommunication of their opponents Humberto Carrillo, Drew Gulak and Jack Gallagher, The Lucha House Party won a six-man tag on 205 Live.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The New Day +2
Ronda Rousey, Samoa Joe & Daniel Bryan -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. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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