WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #258 - Getting Closer to Crowning a King of the Ring | 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. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode [NR]

Out of the blue, we have a completely new tag team on Raw to challenge the completely new Raw Tag Team Champions. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode on their first night as a pairing overcame four established teams on Monday to earn an opportunity at tag team gold at Clash of Champions.

9. Ricochet [NR]

In the most impressive and most shocking of the King of the Ring victories this week, Ricochet defeated many's pre-tournament favorite in Drew McIntyre. Will the King Ricochet moniker be even more fitting by Clash of Champions?

8. Humberto Carrillo [+2]

Another week, another meaningful victory for Humberto Carrillo. His win over Oney Lorcan in Tuesday's main event earned him an opportunity to battle Drew Gulak for the Cruiserweight Championship at Clash of Champions.

7. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross [-2]

With Alexa Bliss away for the week, alone Nikki Cross was unable to overcome SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley on Raw, losing convincingly in this champion vs champion contest.

6. The Undisputed Era [NR]

While they couldn't get the job done at TakeOver: Toronto, Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish finally brought the NXT Tag Team Championships back into the fold for The Undisputed Era, defeating The Street Profits in this week's main event. It's two titles down and one to go for NXT's formidable foursome.

5. The New Day [-1]

Randy Orton and The Revival continue to be thorns in The New Day's side. Orton took out Kofi Kingston backstage with a DDT off a table to progress their WWE Championship feud, before Big E fell to an RKO in a match with Orton, thanks to The Revival's interference.

4. Braun Strowman [+2]

Braun Strowman was interested in adding more belts to go alongside his newly won Raw Tag Team Championship this week. First, he challenged his partner Seth Rollins to put his Universal Championship on the line at Clash of Champions, before his United States title match with AJ Styles ended in a DQ, leading Strowman to take out The O.C. single-handed.

3. Seth Rollins [-1]

Fresh off his announced engagement to Becky Lynch, Universal Champion beau Seth Rollins joined her on vacation this week, while his partner/challenger Braun Strowman was left on his lonesome to fend off The O.C.

2. Becky Lynch [-1]

Joining her new fiancee for some well-deserved relaxation time, Becky Lynch was also away from the ring this week. Unfortunately, this absence sees her drop down the Power Rankings as others take the opportunity to impress.

1. Bayley [+2]

With Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch taking a week away, Bayley stepped up and shoots to the top of the Power Rankings off the back of two impressive victories. The SmackDown Women's Champion defeated Nikki Cross on Monday, and followed that up with a win over Lacey Evans on Tuesday.


Ali - The first round of the King of the Ring tournament wrapped up this week, with Ali scoring an impressive win over Buddy Murphy on SmackDown.

Randy Orton - An impressive week for The Viper, as Randy Orton delivered a beating to Kofi Kingston before beating Big E in a match on SmackDown.

Sasha Banks - In her first match back following her extended hiatus, Sasha Banks handily defeated Natalya on Raw.

Baron Corbin - Another man progressing to the King of the Ring quarter-finals is Baron Corbin after he defeated The Miz on Raw.

Dominik Dijakovic - Finally, Dominik Dijakovic gains an honorable mention for his win over Keith Lee on this week's NXT in a match that earned a standing ovation from the Full Sail faithful.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings

  • The O.C.
  • Buddy Murphy
  • Killian Dain

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)

  1. The New Day - 21 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. Becky Lynch - 21 weeks (6 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 21 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  4. Bayley - 16 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  5. AJ Styles/The O.C. - 10 weeks
  6. Brock Lesnar - 8 weeks
  7. The Undisputed Era - 8 weeks
  8. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - 8 weeks
  9. Finn Balor - 7 weeks
  10. Shayna Baszler - 6 weeks


Bayley, Braun Strowman & Humberto Carrillo +2
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross -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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