WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #252 - The Extreme Rules Reaction | 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. The Undisputed Era [-3]

No matches for any member of The Undisputed Era this week, although NXT Champion Adam Cole was keen to get a piece of Twan Tucker in Wednesday's main event. Much to his chagrin, he instead had his ass handed to him by Johnny Gargano.
9. Aleister Black [NR]

After weeks of waiting for somebody to knock on his door, Aleister Black re-emerged on the main roster with convincing back-to-back wins over Cesaro, the first at Extreme Rules, and the second on the following edition of SmackDown Live.

8. Ricochet [-3]

After barely a month with the gold, Ricochet is no longer United States Champion, losing the title to a renewed AJ Styles at Extreme Rules. While he was able to recover somewhat on Raw with a tag team victory alongside The Usos, his short-lived reign sees him tumble down the rankings.

7. AJ Styles [NR]

Now back in The Club and turned to the dark side, AJ Styles cemented his recent revitalization by winning the United States Championship from Ricochet at Extreme Rules. Styles followed this up by teaming with Gallows & Anderson to defeat Lucha House Party on Raw.

6. Shinsuke Nakamura [+4]

After several months on the sidelines, it only took a couple of big wins for Shinsuke Nakamura to rocket up the rankings. After devastating Finn Balor on SmackDown last week, Nakamura did the same at Extreme Rules, only this time taking Balor's Intercontinental Championship in the process.

5. Brock Lesnar [NR]

It was an inevitability, but Brock Lesnar is back on top of the universe. The Beast Incarnate cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Seth Rollins following the original Extreme Rules main event, defeating a worn-down Rollins to begin his third reign as Universal Champion.

4. Seth Rollins [-3]

While Seth Rollins showed plenty of fire in his successful title defense at Extreme Rules over Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans, in the end, it was all for nothing. Brock Lesnar cashed in and took Rollins' Universal Championship away. At least following Raw's battle royal victory, Rollins will get an immediate rematch at SummerSlam.

3. Becky Lynch [No Change]

Although suffering an End of Days meant she wasn't around to see it, Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins successfully defended their respective championships at Extreme Rules, ending Lynch's rivalry with Lacey Evans once and for all. Next up for The Man is Natalya, who will mix it up with Lynch at SummerSlam.

2. The New Day [+2]

There's even more gold back in The New Day following Extreme Rules, as Big E & Xavier Woods won the SmackDown Tag Team Championships on the show, while Kofi Kingston successfully defended his WWE Championship over Samoa Joe. The week didn't end perfectly though, as the trio were defeated in a SmackDown six-man tag, with Randy Orton pinning Kingston.

1. Bayley [+1]

The SmackDown Women's Champion overcame the odds at Extreme Rules, as Bayley comprehensively defeated both Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross in a handicap match to defend her gold. She followed this up on SmackDown Live by teaming with Ember Moon to beat Fire & Desire, before issuing a challenge to The Shenom.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Drew Gulak - Drew Gulak dispatched of Tony Nese one-on-one at Extreme Rules, cementing his spot as Cruiserweight Champion and on the lookout for his next challenger.

The Revival - After defeating The Usos at Extreme Rules, The Revival still stands atop of the Raw tag team division, despite a loss on the following edition of Raw.

Natalya - After several weeks in the wilderness, Natalya emerged on top of a Fatal Four-Way with Alexa Bliss, Naomi and Carmella to earn the next opportunity at Becky Lynch's Raw Women's Championship.

Cedric Alexander - Cedric Alexander scored a shock victory over Drew McIntyre on Raw this week. Is this the start of something big for Alexander, or will this fluke win be squashed out by the Scottish Psychopath next week?

Kushida - Kushida remains undefeated in his first months on NXT, this week impressively defeating SmackDown's Apollo Crews.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Nikki Cross
  • The Street Profits
  • Samoa Joe

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Shinsuke Nakamura +4
Seth Rollins, Ricochet & The Undisputed Era -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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