WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #261 - Champions Clash, Kings Are Crowned & NXT Arrives | 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. The Revival [NR]

While both sets of the men's tag team titles changed hands at Clash of Champions, The Revival gets the nod onto the Power Rankings for completing the trifecta of NXT, Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championships following their win over The New Day.

9. The O.C. [NR]

Following AJ Styles' back-to-back successes over Cedric Alexander, defending the United States Championship over him at Clash of Champions followed by a victory in Raw's six-man tag, The O.C. return to the Power Rankings.

8. Braun Strowman [-4]

A disastrous week for Braun Strowman. He entered Clash of Champions hoping to walk out a double champion, but instead left empty-handed, as he and Seth Rollins lost their Raw Tag Team Championships, and Strowman failed to take the Universal Championship away from Rollins in the night's main event.

7. The New Day [+2]

Although Big E & Xavier Woods dropped their SmackDown Tag Team Championships at Clash of Champions to The Revival, Kofi Kingston turned the trio's fortunes around by defending the WWE Championship against Randy Orton. This led to a six-man tag victory on SmackDown, with Brock Lesnar emerging as the next challenger to Kingston's reign.

6. Harper & Rowan [NR]

Erick Rowan emerged from Clash of Champions as a true focal point for WWE's immediate future, thanks to the return of an old friend. Luke Harper reappeared to help Rowan defeat Roman Reigns at Clash of Champions, and followed this shock result with a beatdown of the Big Dog and Rowan's former ally Daniel Bryan on SmackDown.

5. Baron Corbin [+2]

All hail the new King of the Ring, Baron Corbin. While not the popular pick, Corbin capped off a strong tournament by defeating Chad Gable in an entertaining final on Raw, adding his name to the elite list of former crown-holders.

4. The Undisputed Era [+1]

The prophecy has finally come to pass. While it took virtually all four members of The Undisputed Era to get involved, Roderick Strong captured the North American Championship from Velveteen Dream, meaning this fearsome foursome now have all the gold in NXT.

3. Seth Rollins [No Change]

A mixed week for Seth Rollins which started badly, as he and Braun Strowman lost their Raw Tag Team Championships to Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler. Rollins recovered though to overcome the Monster Among Men and defend his Universal Championship, although that incurred the attention of Rollins' next challenger, The Fiend.

2. Becky Lynch [-1]

While Becky Lynch is still the Raw Women's Champion, she only remains so on a technicality. The Man had a strong match with Sasha Banks over the belt, and Lynch's disqualification meant that she lost the match, but kept the gold, resulting in a rematch being scheduled for inside Hell in a Cell.

1. The Boss & Hug Connection [+1]

Both members of The Boss & Hug Connection were victorious at Clash of Champions, but only one walked out a champion. Bayley defended the SmackDown Women's Championship successfully over Charlotte, while Sasha Banks won by DQ against Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch. After this, the tandem went on to defeat the Women's Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross on Raw.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler - Less than a month after forming as a team, Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler stand atop the Raw Tag Team division after defeating Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman at Clash of Champions.

Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - While they couldn't overcome The Boss & Hug Connection on Raw, Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross won when it mattered to defend their Women's Tag Team Championships over Fire & Desire at Clash of Champions.

Shinsuke Nakamura - Thanks to some timely assists by Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura defended his Intercontinental Championship over The Miz at Clash of Champions.

Drew Gulak - Another champion who walked in and out of Clash of Champions with their reign still intact was Drew Gulak, defeating Lince Dorado and Humberto Carrillo in a Triple Threat.

Candice LeRae - Kicking off NXT's arrival on the USA Network in style, Candice LeRae won a Fatal Four-Way over Mia Yim, Io Shirai and Bianca Belair to earn an NXT Women's Championship match with Shayna Baszler.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • South Wales Subculture
  • Chad Gable
  • Walter

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)


  1. The New Day - 24 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. Becky Lynch - 24 weeks (7 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 24 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  4. Bayley/The Boss & Hug Connection - 19 weeks (4 weeks as #1)
  5. AJ Styles/The O.C. - 11 weeks
  6. The Undisputed Era - 11 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

Baron Corbin & The New Day +2
Braun Strowman -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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