WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #259 - NXT UK Takes Over The Power Rankings | 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. Kay Lee Ray [NR]

One of two title changes to take place at the critically-acclaimed NXT UK Takeover: Cardiff, Kay Lee Ray captured the NXT UK Women's Championship over Toni Storm. Now atop the division, the Scotswoman will now be taking on challenges from the babyface side of the UK roster.

9. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode [+1]

Only one week after forming their tag team, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode are already functioning like a well-oiled machine. They defeated former tag champions Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder on Raw to build momentum for their title match at Clash of Champions.

8. South Wales Subculture [NR]

In a surprise title change, South Wales Subculture delighted their hometown crowd in Cardiff by capturing the NXT UK Tag Team Championships, defeating The Grizzled Young Veterans and Gallus in an exceptional triple threat match.

7. The New Day [-2]

With their numbers decimated by attacks from Randy Orton & The Revival, The New Day continue their tumble down the Power Rankings. On SmackDown, Kofi Kingston fell victim to a triple-team once again, leaving the WWE Champion vulnerable heading into Clash of Champions.

6. Walter [NR]

In an epic battle that lasted over 40 minutes, the powerful Walter successfully defended his NXT UK Championship over the gutsy Tyler Bate in a classic David vs Goliath encounter at NXT UK Takeover: Cardiff.

5. Braun Strowman [-1]

While Braun Strowman and his partner/rival Seth Rollins were victorious over Gallows & Anderson on Raw, the lasting memory of that match was the Raw Tag Team Champions being laid out by The O.C., Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.

4. Seth Rollins [-1]

Like his partner/rival Braun Strowman, fresh after his team's victory over Gallows & Anderson, Universal Champion Seth Rollins was left looking at the lights after the bell following a 5-on-2 assault by The O.C., Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.

3. Becky Lynch [-1]

Becky Lynch and Bayley defeated Women's Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross on Raw, but that certainly doesn't tell the whole story. The victory was courtesy of a DQ caused by Sasha Banks' interference, with the Raw Women's Champion suffering a steel chair attack by both Banks and Bayley.

2. The Undisputed Era [+4]

With Roderick Strong busy burning the Velveteen Dream's precious couch, NXT Champion Adam Cole successfully defended his title over the winner of the NXT Breakout Tournament, Jordan Myles, in Wednesday's entertaining main event.

1. The Boss & Hug Connection [No Change]

Bayley and Sasha Banks were the names on everyone's lips this week after reforming their tandem to take out both Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair. SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley turned heel for the first time in her career on Raw by assaulting Lynch with a steel chair, before delivering the same assault on Flair on Tuesday with The Boss by her side.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Baron Corbin - Baron Corbin advanced to the semi-finals of the King of the Ring following arguably the best match of his career against the fiery Cedric Alexander.

Chad Gable - Another King of the Ring semi-finalist is Chad Gable, who continues to defy expectations with his victory over Andrade on SmackDown.

Elias - Gable's opponent on the SmackDown side of the bracket is Elias, after everyone's favorite guitarist overcame Ali in their quarter-final clash.

Fire & Desire - Fire & Desire booked their ticket to Clash of Champions by defeating Women's Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross on SmackDown.

Bianca Belair - While she remains treading water in NXT, Bianca Belair did secure a solid victory over Taynara Conti on this week's edition.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
  • Humberto Carrillo
  • Ricochet

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)


  1. The New Day - 22 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. Becky Lynch - 22 weeks (6 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 22 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  4. Bayley/The Boss & Hug Connection - 17 weeks (3 weeks as #1)
  5. AJ Styles/The O.C. - 10 weeks
  6. The Undisputed Era - 9 weeks
  7. Brock Lesnar - 8 weeks
  8. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - 8 weeks
  9. Finn Balor - 7 weeks
  10. Shayna Baszler - 6 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Undisputed Era +4
The New Day -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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