WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #280 - The Royal Rumble Rebound | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #280 - The Royal Rumble Rebound

Posted by Callum Wiggins Saturday, February 1, 2020
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. The Boss & Hug Connection [NR]

Although Sasha Banks appears to be out of action for an indeterminate amount of time, Bayley carried the load by successfully defending her SmackDown Women's Championship against Lacey Evans at Royal Rumble.

9. Bray Wyatt [NR]

The monstrous Universal Champion still has hold of his custom belt after The Fiend defeated Daniel Bryan in a Strap Match at Royal Rumble.

8. Imperium [+2]

Despite losing Alexander Wolfe to injury mere minutes into their match with The Undisputed Era at Worlds Collide, Imperium overcame the odds to win the impromptu Handicap Match, with Walter pinning Bobby Fish.

7. Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy [+1]

While Seth Rollins could not pull off a repeat victory in the Men's Royal Rumble Match, he and Buddy Murphy did hold onto their Raw Tag Team Championships on Monday night, defeating Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe.

6. The Undisputed Era [-4]

Another bad week for The Undisputed Era. First, despite a man advantage, they lost the Worlds Collide main event to Imperium. Then, on NXT, Adam Cole was powerbombed through a table by his next challenger, Tommaso Ciampa.

5. Becky Lynch [NR]

Finally scratching the itch that started over a year ago, Becky Lynch overcame the challenge of Asuka at Royal Rumble and successfully maintained her hold on the Raw Women's Championship.

4. Rhea Ripley [-1]

Rhea Ripley battled her fellow Australian Toni Storm at Worlds Collide for the NXT Championship, and came out on top to stay on course for a clash with Bianca Belair in Portland.

3. Andrade [-2]

Andrade was challenged on consecutive nights by Humberto Carrillo this week. While he kept hold of his United States Championship on both occasions, on Raw it was only thanks to a DQ, and he ended the night with his head colliding with the concrete floor.

2. Charlotte Flair [NR]

The Queen overcame 29 other women to win her first Women's Royal Rumble, last eliminating most people's pick Shayna Baszler. While we still aren't certain who Charlotte Flair will battle at WrestleMania, Flair followed this up with a DQ win over Asuka on Raw.

1. Drew McIntyre [NR]

Drew McIntyre slayed the Beast in the Men's Royal Rumble. The Scot kicked Brock Lesnar out of the ring to end his 13-elimination streak, before going on to win the match entirely by last eliminating Roman Reigns. McIntyre will challenge Lesnar for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36, and celebrated his win with a victory over The Good Brothers on Raw.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Braun Strowman - While he didn't last long in the Men's Royal Rumble, Braun Strowman stepped up on SmackDown to win the Intercontinental Championship from Shinsuke Nakamura.

The Broserweights - In a strong final of this year's Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, The Broserweights defeated The Grizzled Young Veterans to earn an NXT Tag Team Championship Match in Portland.

Roman Reigns - While he fell agonizingly short in the Men's Royal Rumble, Roman Reigns had a strong week of wins over his rival Baron Corbin - one at Royal Rumble, another on SmackDown in a Six-Man Tag.

Jordan Devlin - Jordan Devlin pulled off a bit of a shock at Worlds Collide by capturing the NXT Cruiserweight Championship in a Fatal Four-Way Match over Angel Garza, Isaiah Scott and Travis Banks.

Edge - After 9 years on the shelf, Edge made a magnificent return in the Men's Royal Rumble, entering at No. 21 and finishing third.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Bobby Lashley
  • The Viking Raiders
  • Keith Lee
  • The New Day

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)


  1. The New Day - 41 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. Becky Lynch - 40 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 36 weeks (2 weeks as #1)
  4. The Undisputed Era - 30 weeks (8 weeks as #1)
  5. Bayley/The Boss & Hug Connection - 30 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. Rhea Ripley - 11 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Imperium +2
The Undisputed Era -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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