WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #279 - The Final Stop Before The Royal Rumble | 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. Imperium [-4]

Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner fell short of reaching the final of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic as they lost to The Broserweights on NXT, following this up with a big brawl with Undisputed Era to round off the show.

9. Buddy Murphy [NR]

After weeks of being beaten one-on-one by Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy found a friend in Seth Rollins, and in their first match as a team, they defeated The Viking Raiders to become the new Raw Tag Team Champions.

8. Seth Rollins [NR]

The Monday Night Messiah has added to his faction, and has also added gold to his waist. Seth Rollins teamed with his new disciple Buddy Murphy to capture the Raw Tag Team Championships from The Viking Raiders on Raw.

7. The New Day [-3]

Now both members of The New Day have tasted defeat at the hands of John Morrison after the recently-returned superstar defeated Kofi Kingston on SmackDown, with his pal The Miz supporting from ringside.

6. Keith Lee [NR]

NXT's main event saw the crowning of a new North American Champion, as Keith Lee defeated Roderick Strong in an excellent match to get his first taste of gold since joining the Black & Gold Brand.

5. The Viking Raiders [-2]

The Viking Raiders probably wish they'd stayed out of the fight with Seth Rollins' new faction, as on Raw they lost their Raw Tag Team Championships to the Monday Night Messiah and his disciple Buddy Murphy.

4. Bobby Lashley [+4]

Bobby Lashley continues to dominate his feud with Rusev on Raw. This week, Lashley teamed with his new wife Lana to win a Mixed-Tag Match against The Bulgarian Brute and Liv Morgan.

3. The Undisputed Era [-2]

It was a rough week for The Undisputed Era. Not only did Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish fail to progress to the Dusty Rhodes Classic Finals thanks to Grizzled Young Veterans, but Roderick Strong lost his North American Championship to Keith Lee in Wednesday's main event.

2. Rhea Ripley [No Change]

The NXT Women's Champion was involved in a big brawl on NXT involving Bianca Belair, Io Shirai and Toni Storm, which left her fellow Aussie in the ring raising Rhea Ripley's title before their clash at Worlds Collide.

1. Andrade [+4]

In an absolutely crazy Ladder Match on Raw, Andrade successfully defended his United States Championship over Rey Mysterio, sending the legendary luchadore through a ladder with a DDT for good measure.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Grizzled Young Veterans - The Grizzled Young Veterans just miss out on the Power Rankings after a win over NXT Tag Team Champions Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish on NXT.

The Broserweights - The odd couple of Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne will meet Grizzled Young Veterans in the Dusty Rhodes Classic Finals after they defeated Imperium on Wednesday.

The Usos - Teaming with their cousin Roman Reigns, The Usos were victorious in SmackDown's Six-Man Tag over Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode.

Becky Lynch - The Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch built momentum for her Royal Rumble match with Asuka by defeating Kairi Sane on Monday night.

The Miz & John Morrison - This tandem is back in full flow as John Morrison defeated a New Day member for the second week running, this time beating Kofi Kingston on SmackDown.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Kay Lee Ray
  • The Kabuki Warriors
  • Bianca Belair

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)



  1. The New Day - 41 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. Becky Lynch - 39 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 35 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  4. The Undisputed Era - 29 weeks (8 weeks as #1)
  5. Bayley/The Boss & Hug Connection - 29 weeks (6 weeks as #1)
  6. The Viking Raiders - 20 weeks (1 week as #1)
  7. AJ Styles/The O.C. - 16 weeks
  8. The Kabuki Warriors - 15 weeks
  9. Brock Lesnar - 14 weeks
  10. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - 10 weeks


BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Andrade & Bobby Lashley +4
Imperium -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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