WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #241 - Starting the Climb Towards Money in the Bank | 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. Kushida [NR]

It was a successful start to life in NXT for Kushida, as he defeated the brand's resident gatekeeper, Kassius Ohno. One of the most technically gifted wrestlers in NJPW at the time of his departure, Kushida made waves immediately with this strong showing.

9. Rey Mysterio [NR]

Avenging his comprehensive loss at WrestleMania, Rey Mysterio defeated United States Champion Samoa Joe on Raw, seemingly earning another opportunity at the title somewhere down the road.

8. Roman Reigns [NR]

Yes, it may have only been against The B-Team, but the record books will show that Roman Reigns was victorious in a handicap match on the latest edition of SmackDown, in spite of the deck being stacked by Elias and Shane McMahon.

7. The Viking Raiders [+2]

The Viking Raiders continue to ransack Raw's tag team division. Following up from last week's mauling of The Lucha House Party before the bell could ring, Ivar and Erik defeated them in a complete match on Monday, maintaining their unbeaten start on the main roster.

6. Johnny Gargano [-3]

No involvement on this week's NXT for Johnny Gargano, as the champion sat back and let more of the yellow brand's stars take the stage. Still, with Adam Cole facing Matt Riddle in next week's main event, Gargano will undoubtedly be taking a keen interest in that match.

5. Seth Rollins [No Change]

Another week of in-ring inactivity for the Universal Champion, but Seth Rollins didn't leave Raw unscathed. As is often the case in WWE contract signings, Rollins and his challenger AJ Styles partook in a post-signature brawl, which left The Beastslayer smashed through a table.

4. AJ Styles [+2]

As just mentioned, AJ Styles took the early upper hand in his rivalry with Seth Rollins by catching the Universal Champion out during their contract signing. Claiming that Rollins was little more than a pretender to his throne, Styles connected with a Phenomenal Forearm to send the champion crashing through a table to close the show.

3. The New Day [+1]

Although this was a bad week for Xavier Woods, who was comfortably manhandled and mocked by Kevin Owens at the start of SmackDown, WWE Champion Kofi Kingston stood tall at the end of the show, standing up for his friend and getting a measure of revenge on Owens for last week's betrayal.

2. Finn Balor [No Change]

The Intercontinental Champion remains in the penultimate spot of the Power Rankings. After being named in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match, Finn Balor teamed with Ali to defeat the pairing of Andrade and Randy Orton before they all square off at the PPV.

1. Becky Lynch [No Change]

Being an integral part of both Raw and SmackDown is certainly helping Becky Lynch stay on the top spot. On Monday, Lynch and Lacey Evans had a strong, intense brawl to heat up their feud heading into Money in the Bank. Then, The Man made it to SmackDown Live to force Bayley to tap out, although Lynch was then clonked by Charlotte Flair post-match.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Tony Nese - The Cruiserweight Champion built momentum before his next title defense by defeating Drew Gulak in the main event of 205 Live.

Naomi - Naomi remains undefeated following her move to Monday Night Raw after defeating Alexa Bliss and her ill-fitting footwear.

Ali - Ali will likely be one of the stars of the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder matches, and was victorious on SmackDown teaming with Finn Balor to defeat Randy Orton and Andrade.

The Forgotten Sons - The Forgotten Sons stormed to another victory on NXT this week, defeating the trio of Humberto Carrillo, Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch.

Ricochet - Another high-flyer to watch out for at Money in the Bank, Ricochet teamed with Braun Strowman to defeat Drew McIntyre and Baron Corbin on Raw.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Charlotte Flair
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Candice LeRae

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

AJ Styles & The Viking Raiders +2
Johnny Gargano -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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