WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #240 - Still Shaking Things Up | 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. Candice LeRae [NR]

Due to her booking in the past year, Candice LeRae has rarely featured on the Power Rankings, but a strong Wednesday for her changed that. She teamed with Kacy Catanzaro to defeat Vanessa Borne & Aaliyah on NXT, before a victory at Worlds Collide over NXT UK's upstart Kay Lee Ray.

9. The Viking Raiders [NR]

Currently crossing dimensions as both The Viking Raiders on Raw and The War Raiders on NXT, one thing that remains constant is this team's dominance. On Monday they decimated all three members of The Lucha House Party, and then the NXT Tag Team Champions defeated The Street Profits in an entertaining match.

8. Shayna Baszler [-2]

No match for Shayna Baszler this week, but that didn't stop her path of destruction. With Io Shirai giving an interview about how Kairi Sane felt the Queen of Spades' wrath last week, Baszler attacked from behind, establishing the next program for her NXT Women's Championship.

7. Charlotte Flair [NR]

As certain as the sun rising in the East, Charlotte Flair is still in the title picture. On SmackDown Live she went face-to-face with Becky Lynch over how she was never beaten for the SmackDown Women's Championship, and then the Queen overcame Bayley to earn yet another shot at the belt at Money in the Bank.

6. AJ Styles [NR]

Two big victories in one night established AJ Styles as a main event star on Monday Night Raw. Styles defeated Rey Mysterio and Samoa Joe in a triple threat match and then bested Baron Corbin to earn a Universal Championship match against Seth Rollins at Money in the Bank.

5. Seth Rollins [-2]

A night off for the Universal Champion as the show was devoted to finding the Beast Slayer's next challenger at Money in the Bank. In the end, AJ Styles withstood the ambitions of five others to grasp this opportunity, as he and Seth Rollins shared a tense, respectful handshake at the close of Raw.

4. The New Day [-2]

The honorary membership of Kevin Owens in The New Day has been revoked after his actions on Tuesday. After Kofi Kingston's match with Shinsuke Nakamura ended in a disqualification when Rusev interfered, Owens blindsided Kingston with a superkick and powerbombed Xavier Woods on the apron, making his ambitions to become WWE Champion clear.

3. Johnny Gargano [+1]

In his first match on NXT since becoming the new NXT Champion, Johnny Gargano had a terrific match with Roderick Strong and came out victorious, despite interference from Undisputed Era. Thanks in part to Matt Riddle's support and Adam Cole's mistaken kick, Gargano pinned Strong following a slingshot DDT.

2. Finn Balor [+3]

A successful week for the Intercontinental Champion and one of SmackDown Live's shake-up acquisitions. Finn Balor defended his title successfully against Elias during The Shield's Last Chapter, and then avenged his loss to Andrade from last week on Tuesday night.

1. Becky Lynch [No Change]

Becky Lynch remains on top after a comprehensive victory over Alicia Fox on Raw. But, her run as Becky Two Belts is in serious jeopardy at Money in the Bank, as she defends both Championships in two matches against Lacey Evans (Raw) and Charlotte Flair (SmackDown).

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Baron Corbin - While Baron Corbin fell short of a Universal Championship opportunity courtesy of AJ Styles, he was victorious in a tough triple threat match over The Miz and Drew McIntyre.

Asuka & Kairi Sane - The newly-formed tag team of Asuka & Kairi Sane continues a winning start, with Sane's singles debut on SmackDown resulting in a win over Peyton Royce.

Ariya Daivari - Tony Nese has his first fresh challenger since becoming Cruiserweight Champion after Ariya Daivari defeated Oney Lorcan for the right to feature on the Money in the Bank Kickoff Show.

Robert Roode - Sporting an impressive and off-putting mustache, Robert Roode revitalized his singles career with a victory over the usually protected Ricochet. A sign of things to come or a temporary blip?

Kevin Owens - While many were enjoying his short-lived babyface run, Kevin Owens is back on the side he works on best after assaulting The New Day on SmackDown and cementing himself as Kofi Kingston's first challenger for the WWE Championship.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Velveteen Dream
  • Bayley
  • Roman Reigns
  • The IIconics

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Finn Balor +3
The New Day, Seth Rollins & Shayna Baszler -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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