WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #233 - Fastlane is Coming Up Fast (Lane) | 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 [-2]

The WWE Champion has been killing it on the microphone as much as he's been failing in the ring recently. Daniel Bryan was again incredibly compelling on commentary as a self-righteous tree-hugger, but was left running again following a Stunner by Kevin Owens on SmackDown Live.

9. DIY [NR]

Sadly, recent circumstances mean DIY's stay on the Power Rankings will be short-lived. But they deserved this spot for the incredibly awesome tag team clinic they put on with Undisputed Era in the Dusty Rhodes Classic, with DIY progressing to the semi-finals.

8. The New Day [-3]

After several weeks in the spotlight, Kofi Kingston and the rest of The New Day were left on the sidelines on this week's SmackDown Live. Hopefully this is just a temporary diversion on Kingston's road to a title match at WrestleMania 35.

7. Heavy Machinery [NR]

I didn't expect to see this titanic tandem on the Power Rankings this time last week, but Heavy Machinery earned their spot with three back-to-back wins on Raw. Admittedly, it was against three teams that are even bigger jokes than these two are, but every victory counts, and rightly has propelled them up the rankings.

6. Boss & Hug Connection [-3]

You know it's a bad week when you're left laying by Tamina Snuka. But that's the unfortunate fate suffered by Sasha Banks on this week's Raw, building towards Boss & Hug Connection's first title defense at Fastlane.

5. Becky Lynch [-1]

The Man makes her return to in-ring action at Fastlane, but she faced a couple of fierce battles on Raw and SmackDown before then. On Raw, Becky Lynch suffered a vicious attack by Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey. When Charlotte Flair attempted the same on SmackDown Live, Lynch was able to fight back and leave the ring on top.

4. Samoa Joe [NR]

A moment nearly two years in the making, Samoa Joe finally captured gold on the main roster. In a frenetic Fatal Four-Way match, Samoa Joe defeated R-Truth, Rey Mysterio and Andrade to win the United States Championship.

3. Aleister Black & Ricochet [+3]

As they have been firmly established as a tag team on Raw, SmackDown and NXT, it seemed fitting to combine Aleister Black & Ricochet on the Power Rankings. And the recently called-up superstars had another awesome week, defeating The Revival (by DQ), The Bar and Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner across three different shows.

2. Finn Balor [-1]

The Intercontinental Champion falls from top spot this week after being pinned by Bobby Lashley on this week's Raw. Teaming with Braun Strowman and Kurt Angle couldn't help Finn Balor overcome Lashley and his cohorts Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre.

1. Ronda Rousey [+1]

Ronda Rousey returns to the top of the Power Rankings after going on the warpath on Raw. After taking back her Raw Women's Championship and cutting a scathing promo on WWE, the fans and her rivals Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair, Rousey decimated Lynch for several uncomfortable minutes, including several armbars in the dominant display.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Triple H - While we won't see Triple H step between the ropes until WrestleMania, he deserves a lot of credit for the passionate promo he delivered against Batista on Raw this week (although the fourth wall breaking was a little on the nose).

Elias - As incredible as it sounds on recent form, Elias actually got a win on Raw this week. It helped that he was facing the soon to be departed Dean Ambrose to capture that rare victory.

Mandy Rose - In the build-up to her first one-on-one SmackDown Women's Championship opportunity, Mandy Rose dispatched of Naomi in under a minute on Tuesday night, although was later left laying on the stage by Asuka.

Moustache Mountain - It was a toss-up between this team and Forgotten Sons for their victories in the Dusty Rhodes Classic, but because they had the better match and I'm a loyal Brit, Moustache Mountain get the honorable mention.

Cedric Alexander - Finally Cedric Alexander relaunched his quest to reclaim the Cruiserweight Championship by defeating Akira Tozawa in the first round of the number one contender tournament on 205 Live.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Aleister Black & Ricochet +3
Boss & Hug Connection and The New Day -3

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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