WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #256 - The SummerSlam Fallout Edition | 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. Velveteen Dream [NR]

Faced with not one but two impressive challengers, The Velveteen Dream kept the spotlight firmly on him by defeating Roderick Strong and Pete Dunne at NXT TakeOver: Toronto to retain his North American Championship.
9. Drew Gulak [NR]

It was a double-header week for Drew Gulak, who passed his pair of title defenses against a very game Oney Lorcan with flying colours. Gulak retained his Cruiserweight Championship on the SummerSlam Kickoff Show, before doing the exact same thing in the main event of this week's 205 Live.

8. Bray Wyatt [+2]

The Fiend's highly-anticipated arrival at SummerSlam did not disappoint, with Bray Wyatt's new terrifying persona earning rave reviews from the crowd in attendance and the many watching at home. This was followed by a demolition of Finn Balor, The Fiend dominant and decisive on his debut.

7. Brock Lesnar [-4]

Brock Lesnar's latest reign as Universal Champion proved surprisingly short-lived, as The Beast was slain once again under the boot of Seth Rollins. Despite dominating most of the match, the Curb Stomps kept coming until Lesnar couldn't get up anymore, relinquishing his hold on the gold to Rollins once again.

6. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross [+1]

In less than a week the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships has become more present and relevant than at any point since WrestleMania. Newly-crowned champions Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross now have a pair of successful title defenses to their names, one over The IIconics at SummerSlam and the other against The Kabuki Warriors on Raw.

5. Seth Rollins [+1]

Seth Rollins' time away from the Universal Championship proved to be brief, as he once again overcame enormous odds to defeat Brock Lesnar for the title at SummerSlam. With the Beast seemingly slain once and for all, who will Rollins' attention turn to now?

4. The O.C. [+1]

SummerSlam saw the first successful title defense for AJ Styles, as he overcame the aerial threat of Ricochet to keep hold of his United States Championship. With Raw Tag Team Champions Gallows & Anderson by his side, Styles' next challenger will have their hands full.

3. The New Day [-2]

A significant fall from the top of the Power Rankings for The New Day after a challenging SummerSlam week. First, Kofi Kingston could not score a definitive win over Randy Orton, only holding onto the WWE Championship through a double countout. This was followed on SmackDown by all three members of New Day losing a six-man tag to Orton and The Revival.

2. Bayley [+2]

While it was undoubtedly one of the least exciting matches on the show, Bayley did secure a successful title defense over Ember Moon at SummerSlam, maintaining her reign as SmackDown Women's Champion.

1. Becky Lynch [+1]

The WrestleMania main event star had to settle for the opening match at SummerSlam, as Becky Lynch forced Natalya to tap out in their submission match to remain Raw Women's Champion. With Sasha Banks now in The Man's crosshairs, this title picture is about to become a lot more heated.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Undisputed Era - Kicking off an NXT-heavy honorable mention section, Adam Cole was able to defeat Johnny Gargano once and for all at NXT TakeOver: Toronto, but defeats for Roderick Strong, Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish soured their evening.

Shayna Baszler - Another TakeOver, another successful title defense for Shayna Baszler, as she forced Mia Yim to tap out to maintain her vice-like grip over the NXT Women's Championship.

Charlotte Flair - The Queen defeated a legend at SummerSlam, with Charlotte Flair overcoming Trish Stratus on PPV, before getting the better of Ember Moon on SmackDown.

The Street Profits - In what many considered an upset result at TakeOver: Toronto, The Street Profits retained their NXT Tag Team Championships over Undisputed Era.

Io Shirai - In what many have praised as the best match of TakeOver: Toronto and one of the greatest women's matches in WWE history, Io Shirai defeated Candice LeRae by submission.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Oney Lorcan

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)


  1. The New Day - 19 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. Becky Lynch - 19 weeks (5 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 19 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  4. Bayley - 14 weeks (1 week as #1)
  5. AJ Styles/The O.C. - 9 weeks
  6. Brock Lesnar - 8 weeks
  7. Finn Balor - 7 weeks
  8. The Undisputed Era - 7 weeks
  9. Shayna Baszler - 6 weeks
  10. Roman Reigns - 6 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Bayley & Bray Wyatt +2
Brock Lesnar -4

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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