WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #273 - The Final Steps Towards TLC | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #273 - The Final Steps Towards TLC

Posted by Callum Wiggins Saturday, December 14, 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. Finn Balor [NR]

Only a couple of months into his return to NXT, Finn Balor is back at the front of the queue for the NXT Championship. Balor defeated Tommaso Ciampa and Keith Lee on Wednesday to set up a date with Adam Cole next week.

9. Angel Garza [NR]

In an exceptional match to kick off this week's NXT, Angel Garza overcame Lio Rush to capture the Cruiserweight Championship, a fitting reward for his rapid rise since his debut a few months back.

8. Keith Lee [-2]

Keith Lee's incredible momentum hit a roadblock this week, as he was pinned in NXT's main event Triple Threat match by Finn Balor. This ends Lee's hunt for NXT gold for the time being, but he should be back.

7. The New Day [+1]

The beneficiaries of not one but two back-to-back DQ victories, The New Day technically overcame the combo of Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler on SmackDown.

6. The Undisputed Era [-3]

After several weeks of being the foundation of NXT's programming, The Undisputed Era enjoyed a well-deserved week off. Of course, it will be back to the grind next week, as Adam Cole's NXT Championship reign is in jeopardy against Finn Balor.

5. The Revival [+2]

Continuing to build momentum towards their SmackDown Tag Team Championship match at TLC, The Revival overcame Mustafa Ali & Shorty G on Friday night.

4. The Kabuki Warriors [-2]

Placed in another handicap match on Raw this week, The Kabuki Warriors were technically defeated despite this advantage by Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch, setting up their TLC Women's Tag Team Championship match.

3. Becky Lynch [+1]

It may have been by DQ, but Becky Lynch now holds a victory over both of the Women's Tag Team Champions The Kabuki Warriors, something her partner on Sunday, Charlotte Flair, couldn't achieve last week.

2. Rhea Ripley [-1]

Rhea Ripley slides off the top of the Power Rankings as she was only featured in video packages hyping up next week's NXT Women's Championship match between her and Shayna Baszler.

1. The Viking Raiders [+3]

Continuing to notch up victory after victory, The Viking Raiders' demolition of The Street Profits on Raw helped elevate them to top spot on the Power Rankings for the first time this year.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Rey Mysterio - Thanks in part to an assist from Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio retained his United States Championship over AJ Styles on Raw.

Humberto Carrillo - Humberto Carrillo ended Andrade's winning streak on Monday, sewing some tension between Andrade and Zelina Vega in the process.

Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro - Under Sami Zayn's watchful eye, Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro overcame Heavy Machinery on SmackDown.

Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - For what feels like the hundredth week in a row, Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross won a match over glorified jobbers Fire & Desire on SmackDown.

Buddy Murphy - Building up to his biggest match since being drafted to Raw at TLC with Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy defeated Zack Ryder on Monday.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • The O.C.
  • Brock Lesnar

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)


  1. Becky Lynch - 36 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. The New Day - 35 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 34 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  4. Bayley/The Boss & Hug Connection - 29 weeks (6 weeks as #1)
  5. The Undisputed Era - 23 weeks (4 weeks as #1)
  6. AJ Styles/The O.C. - 16 weeks
  7. The Viking Raiders - 14 weeks (1 week as #1)
  8. Brock Lesnar - 14 weeks
  9. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - 10 weeks
  10. The Kabuki Warriors - 10 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Viking Raiders +3
The Undisputed Era -3

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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