WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #254 - Brutal Beatings & Whodunits on the Road to SummerSlam | 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. Pete Dunne [NR]

Leading into his opportunity at the NXT North American Championship at Takeover Toronto 2, Pete Dunne defeated one of his rivals, Roderick Strong, in singles action this week, before then laying out The Velveteen Dream to close the show.
9. Kevin Owens [NR]

In what has been a revitalizing return to form since turning babyface, Kevin Owens secured his biggest scalp in a long time by defeating Drew McIntyre clean in the opener of this week's SmackDown Live, as well as a win over Elias at Smackville.

8. Bray Wyatt [-2]

Bray Wyatt dips down the rankings as his build for SummerSlam has stalled slightly, with The Fiend reduced to distracting his rival Finn Balor during his matches rather than getting physical himself.

7. The O.C. [+2]

Although AJ Styles' defeat to Kofi Kingston on SmackDown Live put a dampener on the week for The O.C., it was much improved by Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson capturing the Raw Tag Team Championships for the second time in a triple threat match on Raw.

6. Shinsuke Nakamura [-1]

Although Shinsuke Nakamura was able to successfully defend his Intercontinental Championship against Ali at Smackville, a non-title rematch on SmackDown took a different turn, with Ali rolling up the champion to potentially secure another shot at the white and gold.

5. Brock Lesnar [+2]

The Universal Champion sent a clear and destructive message to Seth Rollins on Raw this week. Brock Lesnar's debilitating beatdown went on for an uncomfortably long time, putting the Beast in a strong position for SummerSlam.

4. Seth Rollins [-1]

Speaking of Seth Rollins, what little is left of him after that Brock Lesnar beatdown takes a fall down the Power Rankings. While he did technically defeat Dolph Ziggler on Raw by disqualification, the beating him took far outweighs that minor upswing.

3. Bayley [-1]

It was a bad week for the SmackDown Women's Championship match at SummerSlam. First, Bayley's title defense at Smackville is not televised. Then on Tuesday's SmackDown, Bayley and Ember Moon teamed up in defeat to the odd couple of Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross.

2. Becky Lynch [+2]

Someone who saw much more success against Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross this week was Becky Lynch. On Monday, the Raw Women's Champion defeated Bliss by stoppage, and then overcame Cross in a subsequent match, before being attacked and locked in the Sharpshooter by her SummerSlam opponent Natalya.

1. The New Day [No Change]

The New Day continue their 2019 dominance of the Power Rankings with more wins for Kofi Kingston. First, he successfully defended the WWE Championship against Samoa Joe and Dolph Ziggler at Smackville, before heading to SmackDown Live for a victory over United States Champion AJ Styles.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Drake Maverick - Despite taking a beating from Mike Kanellis in 205 Live's non-sanctioned main event, Drake Maverick emerged on top to put his entitled superstar in his place.

Maria Kanellis - Instead, it was Maria Kanellis who was the real winner in their family, forcing Mike to lay down so she could become the first pregnant 24/7 Champion in history.

Ricochet - While he had the fortune of being the last man out for Raw's gauntlet match, Ricochet emerged victorious and earned a rematch with AJ Styles over the United States Championship.

Cameron Grimes - The final for the NXT Breakout tournament is set in stone after Cameron Grimes stomped his way past Bronson Reed on Wednesday night.

Ali - While an Intercontinental Title win wasn't in the cards for Ali at Smackville, his victory over Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown Live should earn him another opportunity.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Ember Moon
  • Roman Reigns

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)


  1. The New Day - 17 weeks (10 weeks as #1)
  2. Becky Lynch - 17 weeks (4 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 17 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  4. Bayley - 12 weeks (1 week as #1)
  5. Finn Balor - 7 weeks
  6. The Undisputed Era - 7 weeks
  7. AJ Styles/The O.C. - 7 weeks
  8. Brock Lesnar - 6 weeks
  9. Shayna Baszler - 6 weeks
  10. Roman Reigns - 6 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Becky Lynch, Brock Lesnar & The O.C. +1
Bray Wyatt -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. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter.

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