WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #264 - Draft Day Arrives on SmackDown | 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. Lio Rush [NR]

Only a few weeks after being brought back from the wilderness, Lio Rush sits atop the Cruiserweight division after dethroning Drew Gulak in this week's opening match on NXT.

9. Charlotte Flair [+1]

A week that started so promising for Charlotte Flair ended in a whimper. Flair became a 10-time Women's Champion at Hell in a Cell after defeating Bayley for the SmackDown version of the belt. But, she was then on the losing side on Raw in a tag team match against The Kabuki Warriors, and then lost her title back to Bayley on SmackDown.

8. Harper & Rowan [-4]

After months of build, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper fell to defeat to Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan in their wild Tornado Tag at Hell in a Cell. And immediately after this they've disappeared, with neither appearing on the Raw or SmackDown following this.

7. The New Day [+1]

While Kofi Kingston's immediate acceptance that he's no longer WWE Champion is a little disheartening, at least he and his New Day brothers were able to score a straightforward victory over The O.C. on SmackDown.

6. Brock Lesnar [No Change]

The new WWE Champion Brock Lesnar wasn't at Hell in a Cell, but did grace us with his presence on SmackDown, continuing the build to his clash with Cain Velasquez at Crown Jewel.

5. The Kabuki Warriors [NR]

At long last, a great week for The Kabuki Warriors. After months mired in mediocrity and absences, Asuka & Kairi Sane captured the Women's Tag Team Championships from Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross at Hell in a Cell. They then followed this up with a victory over both Women's Champions Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair on Raw.

4. Seth Rollins [+1]

While his popularity levels are approaching an all-time low, at least Seth Rollins can still say he's Universal Champion. The Beastslayer's battle with The Fiend at Hell in a Cell ended in a match stoppage (and one of the worst finishes in WWE history), followed on SmackDown by a DQ victory over Roman Reigns courtesy of more Fiend shenanigans.

3. The Undisputed Era [-1]

A slight dip for The Undisputed Era on the rankings despite Roderick Strong's win over Isaiah Scott on this week's NXT, although he suffered an embarrassing reveal from The Velveteen Dream swiftly afterwards.

2. The Boss & Hug Connection [+1]

A real rollercoaster of a week for Sasha Banks and Bayley. It couldn't have started worse for the duo, as Banks failed to win the Raw Women's Championship inside Hell in a Cell from Becky Lynch, while on the same night Bayley lost the SmackDown Women's Championship to Charlotte Flair. However, it picked up for them on draft night as Banks moved to the SmackDown roster and Bayley reclaimed her title from Flair.

1. Becky Lynch [No Change]

Still Raw Women's Champion and still on top of the Power Rankings, Becky Lynch had a mostly positive week. She overcame Sasha Banks inside Hell in a Cell to retain her championship, and following a rare blip of losing to The Kabuki Warriors on Raw, she was then selected as the first overall pick in the 2019 WWE Draft, staying with the red brand.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


The Viking Raiders - Two victories in a week for The Viking Raiders. They teamed with Braun Strowman to defeat The O.C. at Hell in a Cell, before then overcoming the Raw Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode on Raw.

Daniel Bryan - Back on the babyface side of things, Daniel Bryan got revenge on his former ally Erick Rowan by defeating him and Luke Harper in Hell in a Cell's Tornado Tag match alongside Roman Reigns.

Roman Reigns - Speaking of The Big Dog, he also gets an honorable mention for that impressive tag team victory, as well as for being the first overall draft pick for SmackDown in this year's draft.

Natalya - Finally drawing a line under the feud that never wanted to end, Natalya scored two decisive victories over Lacey Evans this week - one at Hell in a Cell, and the other in a Last Woman Standing Match on Raw.

Imperium - Walter made his in-ring debut on NXT TV this week in the main event, winning a hard-fought clash with Kushida to round off another solid episode for the yellow brand.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Shayna Baszler
  • Kevin Owens

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)


  1. The New Day - 27 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. Becky Lynch - 27 weeks (9 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 27 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  4. Bayley/The Boss & Hug Connection - 22 weeks (5 weeks as #1)
  5. The Undisputed Era - 14 weeks
  6. AJ Styles/The O.C. - 11 weeks
  7. Brock Lesnar - 10 weeks
  8. Erick Rowan/Harper & Rowan - 9 weeks
  9. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - 8 weeks
  10. Finn Balor - 7 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Boss & Hug Connection, Seth Rollins, The New Day & Charlotte Flair +1
Harper & Rowan -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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