WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #271 - NXT Reigns Supreme On Survivor Series Weekend | 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. Bray Wyatt [NR]

The Fiend successfully navigated his first Universal Championship defense at Survivor Series against Daniel Bryan, defeating the former WWE Champion and later on SmackDown introducing his own custom championship belt.

9. The Boss & Hug Connection [-5]

Survivor Series was far from kind to The Boss & Hug Connection. Sasha Banks was left defenseless against NXT in the Women's 5-on-5-on-5 Brand Supremacy Match, falling to Rhea Ripley. Then, in the main event, Bayley was forced to tap out to Shayna Baszler, and on SmackDown both were punked out by Lacey Evans.

8. Seth Rollins [-3]

Despite being Raw's fearless leader at Survivor Series, Seth Rollins fell short by being eliminated in the Men's 5-on-5-on-5 Brand Supremacy Match by Keith Lee. This prompted an exceptional heel turn by Rollins on Raw, brandishing his entire roster as losers, before launching a feud with the Red Brand's new top babyface, Kevin Owens.

7. Brock Lesnar [NR]

Despite a lead pipe and interference from Dominic, Brock Lesnar quashed the miracle and retained his WWE Championship by defeating Rey Mysterio at Survivor Series in one of the night's most entertaining matches.

6. The New Day [+2]

While The New Day fell short at Survivor Series against Raw's Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders, they did survive SmackDown's open challenge of Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro, retaining their SmackDown Tag Team Championships in the process.

5. The Kabuki Warriors [-2]

The Kabuki Warriors were the architects of Team Raw's downfall at Survivor Series, with Kairi Sane eliminated by Sasha Banks in the 5-on-5-on-5 and Asuka eliminating herself and Charlotte Flair. But Asuka did bounce back to defeat The Queen on Raw, again thanks to her trusty green mist.

4. The Viking Raiders [+3]

Going to war at Survivor Series was right in The Viking Raiders' wheelhouse. They defeated both The New Day and The Undisputed Era in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match to stand tall in this clash of champions.

3. Becky Lynch [-1]

The Man was in the main event of Survivor Series, but was not the one with her hand raised at the end. Instead, Becky Lynch could only watch from the sidelines as Shayna Baszler forced Bayley to tap out in this battle of WWE's Women's Champions. However, Lynch got the last laugh, putting Baszler through an announce table post-match.

2. Rhea Ripley [+7]

It is arguable that nobody had a more meaningful and impressive weekend than Rhea Ripley, maybe all year long. At WarGames, Ripley overcame a 2-on-4 handicap situation to win WarGames against Shayna Baszler, Io Shirai, Bianca Belair & Kay Lee Ray. At Survivor Series, she led Team NXT to victory in the Women's 5-on-5-on-5 Brand Supremacy Match. And on NXT, she saved Candice LeRae from Dakota Kai and laid the challenge for Baszler's NXT Women's Championship.

1. The Undisputed Era [No Change]

While it wasn't a flawless week for The Undisputed Era, it was still strong enough to stay number one on the Power Rankings. They lost out at WarGames to Team Ciampa, but at Survivor Series Roderick Strong beat out AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura in the battle of midcard champions, while Adam Cole defended his NXT Championship against Pete Dunne. Later on NXT, Strong & Kyle O'Reilly held onto the NXT Tag Team Championships over Keith Lee & Dominic Dijakovic.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Shayna Baszler - Loser at WarGames but winner of the Survivor Series main event, this week was a big push to prominence for NXT Women's Champion Shayna Baszler.

Finn Balor - Two standout victories for Finn Balor this week - the first was over Matt Riddle at WarGames, and then Balor bettered Tommaso Ciampa on NXT.

Roman Reigns - Standing tall at the end of the Men's 5-on-5-on-5 Brand Supremacy Match, Roman Reigns withstood the test of Keith Lee to get SmackDown their second point at Survivor Series.

Lio Rush - Two successful title defenses in a week for Cruiserweight Champion Lio Rush, defeating Akira Tozawa and Kalisto at Survivor Series and then Tozawa alone on NXT.

Rey Mysterio - While he was unable to overcome the odds and defeat Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series for the WWE Championship, Rey Mysterio did walk away with gold this week, beating AJ Styles for the United States Championship on Raw.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • The O.C.
  • Humberto Carrillo

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)


  1. Becky Lynch - 34 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. Seth Rollins - 34 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  3. The New Day - 33 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  4. Bayley/The Boss & Hug Connection - 29 weeks (6 weeks as #1)
  5. The Undisputed Era - 21 weeks (4 weeks as #1)
  6. AJ Styles/The O.C. - 15 weeks
  7. Brock Lesnar - 14 weeks
  8. The Viking Raiders - 12 weeks
  9. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - 10 weeks
  10. Erick Rowan/Harper & Rowan - 9 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Rhea Ripley +7
The Boss & Hug Connection -5

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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