WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #244 - The Beast In The Bank & A Brand New Title | 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. Roman Reigns [NR]

Roman Reigns did the double over Elias this week, squashing him in a matter of seconds at Money in the Bank before an extended and overbooked victory over The Drifter on SmackDown. This gives The Big Dog plenty of momentum in the build-up to the biggest test of his career - a feud with Shane McMahon.

9. Rey Mysterio [NR]

For the first time in his illustrious career, Rey Mysterio captured the United States Championship over Samoa Joe at Money in the Bank. Sadly, he couldn't celebrate joining the pantheon of Grand Slam Champions for long before Joe beat him down and left him laying in front of Mysterio's son Dominic.

8. Finn Balor [-3]

Another contender who failed to capture the Money in the Bank briefcase, Finn Balor wasn't even at SmackDown to attempt a rebound from that defeat. The Intercontinental Champion continues to feel less and less relevant by the week.

7. Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan [-3]

The SmackDown Tag Team Champions were upstaged by The Usos of Raw on the Money in the Bank Kickoff Show. Fortunately for Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan, their belts weren't on the line, but it's not good to be defeated by another team just a week after becoming the champions.

6. Brock Lesnar [NR]

The Beast is back, and now he's got a briefcase. With Sami Zayn taken out of the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match earlier in the show, Brock Lesnar arrived fashionably late to take out Ali, several cameramen and anyone else that dared stand in his way to capture the briefcase, meaning we can all look forward to another Lesnar world title run.

5. Seth Rollins [+4]

After weeks of being overshadowed by his fellow world champion Kofi Kingston, Seth Rollins stepped up at Money in the Bank, successfully defending the Universal Championship against AJ Styles in an excellent match. Rollins carried this momentum into Raw by teaming with Kingston to defeat Baron Corbin and Bobby Lashley.

4. The Viking Raiders [-2]

With no appearance at Money in the Bank or the following night's Raw, The Viking Raiders take a tumble down the Power Rankings. Hopefully this isn't another experiment that Vince McMahon has lost interest in overnight.

3. Bayley [NR]

Bayley rockets up the Power Rankings thanks to one monumental night. Bayley not only claimed the Money in the Bank briefcase, overcoming seven other superstars along the way, but then successfully cashed in later in the night to defeat Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women's Championship.

2. Becky Lynch [+1]

The shortlived reign of Becky 2 Belts ended at Money in the Bank. Although Lynch did overcome Lacey Evans to defend the Raw Women's Championship, Evans' distraction led to Lynch losing the SmackDown Women's Championship to Charlotte Flair. Still, The Man had a better week on TV, winning tag team matches on both Raw and SmackDown Live.

1. The New Day [No Change]

The incredible run of Kofi Kingston continues, as does his exceptional booking. First Kingston defended the WWE Championship against Kevin Owens at Money in the Bank. Then he pinned Baron Corbin in Raw's main event tag team match. Then, with Big E back in the fold to restore The New Day to maximum strength, Kingston overcame Sami Zayn. A post-match assault by Dolph Ziggler wasn't ideal, but it was another great week for Kofi.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Shane McMahon - Who were we to doubt the Best in the World? Shane McMahon defeated The Miz at Money in the Bank by escaping the steel cage they were in, now pivoting his star power into a feud with Roman Reigns.

The Undisputed Era - Seemingly unified once again, The Undisputed Era's resident tag team of Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish won in NXT's main event over the formidable pairing of Matt Riddle and NXT Champion Johnny Gargano.

Tony Nese - Although it came in front of a completely disinterested crowd at Money in the Bank, Tony Nese became the first Cruiserweight Champion to defend his title on a PPV main show for a long, long time when he defeated Ariya Daivari.

Ali - Although Ali couldn't capture the Money in the Bank briefcase he'd been rumored to win thanks to Brock Lesnar, he did get some compensation by defeating Andrade on SmackDown.

R-Truth - There's a new title in town, the 24/7 Championship. Out of the three champions that have already held the belt since its inception on Raw, R-Truth gets the honorable mention for managing to hold onto it for more than a few minutes.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Andrade
  • AJ Styles
  • Baron Corbin
  • Nikki Cross

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Seth Rollins +4
Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan and Finn Balor -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!


Subscribe to Smack Talk on iTunes and Stitcher
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.

0 comments:

Current EVENTS

Watch WWE King of the Ring Tournament Results

King of the Ring Tournament Predictions and Results

Watch WWE NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Results

NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff 2019 Predictions and Results

AEW All Out 2019 PPV Live Results

AEW All Out 2019 Predictions and Results

Watch Clash of Champions 2019 PPV Live Results

WWE Clash of Champions 2019 Predictions and Results

WANT TO WRITE FOR US?

If you would like to join the Smark Out Moment writing team, please send an email via the contact form.

Follow Us





Subscribe to Smack Talk on iTunes and Stitcher

SITE SEGMENTS

LIST OF SPECIAL EVENTS

BRANDS AND SHOWS

TYPES OF POSTS

FOLLOW AMT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow by Email

JOIN THE TEAM

SUPPORT SMARK OUT MOMENT

SMARK MY WORDS