WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #263 - A New Dawn for WWE | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #263 - A New Dawn for WWE

Posted by Callum Wiggins Saturday, October 5, 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. Charlotte Flair [NR]

Another piece of history for The Queen of WWE, as Charlotte Flair scored the first victory of SmackDown's run on Fox, forcing Bayley to tap out in the night's opening tag team match.

9. Kevin Owens [NR]

Kevin Owens finally banishes Shane McMahon from SmackDown on their Fox premiere, winning their ladder match to reinstate himself and remove 'The Best in the World' from his position of power.

8. The New Day [-2]

180 days of work erased in less than 10 seconds. Kofi Kingston is now a former WWE Champion, being destroyed by Brock Lesnar with an immediate F-5 in the main event of SmackDown.

7. Shayna Baszler [NR]

One long-running championship reign that is still intact belongs to Shayna Baszler. The NXT Women's Champion's near year-long run continued on this week's edition, as she successfully defended her gold against the gutsy Candice LeRae.

6. Brock Lesnar [NR]

After a long-running stint as the perennial Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar is back on Team Blue as their reigning, defending WWE Champion. Lesnar squashed Kofi Kingston in a matter of seconds to mark his first SmackDown match since 2004, before launching a new feud with the debuting Cain Velasquez.

5. Seth Rollins [-1]

The Universal Champion's preparations for Hell in a Cell could hardly have been worse. Both of Seth Rollins' matches this week, a title defense against Rusev on Raw and a clash with Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown, were cut short after interference from The Fiend.

4. Harper & Rowan [-1]

Leading up to their big tag team match at Hell in a Cell, Erick Rowan was defeated in a Lumberjack Match against Roman Reigns, with interference from both Luke Harper and Daniel Bryan thrown into the mix.

3. The Boss & Hug Connection [-2]

A fall from the top for The Boss & Hug Connection this week. Despite Sasha Banks scoring a victory on Raw over Alexa Bliss, their combined forces were unable to overcome Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair on SmackDown.

2. The Undisputed Era [+3]

The prophecy remains fulfilled as The Undisputed Era survive this week with their gold still intact. Adam Cole successfully retained his NXT Championship in an awesome opening contest with Matt Riddle, before Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish capped off the show with a win over The Street Profits.

1. Becky Lynch [+1]

The Man was the person selected to kick off this new era of SmackDown off, and she did so by working with The Rock to beat up and embarrass Baron Corbin. Not only that, Becky Lynch then teamed up with Charlotte Flair to defeat The Boss & Hug Connection in the night's opener.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode - A first successful title defense for the thrown-together tandem of Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode, as they defeated Heavy Machinery on Raw.

The O.C. - A decidedly mixed week for The O.C. While the highlight was AJ Styles retaining his United States Championship over Cedric Alexander, that was counteracted with Gallows & Anderson again losing to The Viking Raiders on the same night.

Io Shirai - Io Shirai continues to build momentum in her heel persona, defeating Mia Yim in a strong match on NXT to push herself up the pecking order.

Roman Reigns - Just before he teams with Daniel Bryan to take on Erick Rowan & Luke Harper, Roman Reigns overcame his rival Rowan in a Lumberjack Match on SmackDown.

Braun Strowman - As well as utterly dominate an eight-man tag on SmackDown, winning practically on his own, Braun Strowman set the wheels in motion for an eye-catching feud with heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Baron Corbin
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Matt Riddle
  • Chad Gable

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)


  1. The New Day - 26 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. Becky Lynch - 26 weeks (8 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 26 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  4. Bayley/The Boss & Hug Connection - 21 weeks (5 weeks as #1)
  5. The Undisputed Era - 13 weeks
  6. AJ Styles/The O.C. - 11 weeks
  7. Brock Lesnar - 9 weeks
  8. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - 8 weeks
  9. Erick Rowan/Harper & Rowan - 8 weeks
  10. Finn Balor - 7 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Undisputed Era +3
The Boss & Hug Connection & 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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