WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #262 - The Calm Before The Storm | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #262 - The Calm Before The Storm

Posted by Callum Wiggins Friday, September 27, 2019
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. Chad Gable [NR]

Although he still can't call himself King of the Ring, Chad Gable scored a win over King Corbin on Raw (albeit by DQ), before dominating everyone's favorite cuck Mike Kanellis on SmackDown.

9. Matt Riddle [NR]

Overcoming the Beast of Belfast once and for all at the second attempt of their Street Fight, Matt Riddle will receive an opportunity at Adam Cole's NXT Championship when NXT makes its full two-hour debut on USA next week.

8. Rey Mysterio [NR]

Weeks after Rey Mysterio seemingly couldn't buy a win, the Ultimate Underdog is now the top contender for the Universal Championship. Mysterio overcame AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Robert Roode and Ricochet in a Fatal Five-Way to earn the shot against Seth Rollins on Raw's 'season premiere'.

7. Baron Corbin [-2]

After his coronation was interrupted last week, King Baron Corbin once again took on Chad Gable this week on Raw. Only this time, Corbin got himself disqualified when it looked like his submission specialist opponent was about to get his revenge.

6. The New Day [+1]

While Kofi Kingston prepares for his greatest test to date when he faces Brock Lesnar next week in SmackDown's debut on Fox, his partners Big E and Xavier Woods built some momentum of their own with an easy victory over The B Team.

5. The Undisputed Era [-1]

Now they hold all the gold in NXT, The Undisputed Era took most of this week's edition off. They posed with their titles at the top of the show, and later Adam Cole was left screaming in pain and tapping at the hands of his next challenger, Matt Riddle.

4. Seth Rollins [-1]

The Fiend has gotten deep in the head of Seth Rollins if this week's Raw is any indicator, leaving the Universal Champion a quivering wreck after he interrupted Rollins' match with Braun Strowman. But Rollins can't afford any distractions when he has to defend his title against Rey Mysterio on next week's show.

3. Harper & Rowan [+3]

Erick Rowan's unexpected rise up the rankings continues with another significant victory on SmackDown over his former ally Daniel Bryan. With a helping hand from Harper, Rowan beat up and pinned Bryan in the night's opener, setting up a future tag team match with Bryan and Roman Reigns at Hell in a Cell.

2. Becky Lynch [No Change]

Not for the first time during her title reign, Becky Lynch was kept out of the ring this week, limiting her action to post-match and backstage brawls with Sasha Banks in the build-up to their Hell in a Cell match.

1. The Boss & Hug Connection [No Change]

While Becky Lynch was on the sidelines, Sasha Banks & Bayley were in the thick of the action. Banks defeated Nikki Cross on Raw, before The Boss & Hug Connection teamed up to overcome Charlotte Flair & Carmella on SmackDown.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


The Viking Raiders - After months of meaningless squash matches, The Viking Raiders scored arguably their biggest win to date on the main roster, defeating The O.C.'s Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson.

Lacey Evans - Although her Sharpshooter technique could certainly use some fine-tuning, Lacey Evans' win streak continued on Raw with a victory over Ember Moon.

Keith Lee - In a monumental clash to kick off this week's NXT, Keith Lee got his win back over the domineering Dominik Dijakovic.

The Kabuki Warriors - Back from out of the blue, Asuka & Kairi Sane got back to winning ways by defeating Fire & Desire on SmackDown.

Carmella - After a long time of helping R-Truth out, Carmella gets to enjoy a run with the 24/7 Championship after rolling her pal up on Raw.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Braun Strowman
  • The O.C.
  • The Revival

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)


  1. The New Day - 25 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. Becky Lynch - 25 weeks (7 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 25 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  4. Bayley/The Boss & Hug Connection - 20 weeks (5 weeks as #1)
  5. The Undisputed Era - 12 weeks
  6. AJ Styles/The O.C. - 11 weeks
  7. Brock Lesnar - 8 weeks
  8. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - 8 weeks
  9. Finn Balor - 7 weeks
  10. Erick Rowan/Harper & Rowan - 7 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Harper & Rowan +3
Baron Corbin -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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