WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #282 - A Boring Detour On The Road To WrestleMania | 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]

In a battle to name the next contender for the NXT Cruiserweight Championship, Lio Rush overcame former rival Angel Garza to earn a shot at reclaiming his belt from Jordan Devlin.

9. The Boss & Hug Connection [NR]

Although Sasha Banks remains confined to the sidelines through injury, Bayley maintained her hold on the SmackDown Women's Championship on Friday by defeating Carmella.

8. AOP [+2]

In yet the latest installment of Seth Rollins' crew getting the better of Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe and The Viking Raiders, AOP helped their unit score a victory in the main event of Monday's Raw.

7. The Undisputed Era [+1]

After several challenging weeks for NXT's top faction, they got back to winning ways on Wednesday night, when Roderick Strong defeated Bronson Reed, and Adam Cole bested Kushida in the main event.

6. Charlotte Flair [-4]

Charlotte Flair was fairly absent this week, saved for scouting Rhea Ripley during her victory on Raw over Sarah Logan. Expect to see her at TakeOver Portland though to answer whether she will challenge for the NXT Women's Championship at WrestleMania.

5. Becky Lynch [+1]

The Man still sits on top of the Raw Women's division, after Becky Lynch once again successfully defended her championship against Asuka. However, she now has a new challenge on the horizon with plenty of bite - Shayna Baszler.

4. Ricochet [+1]

Just a few weeks away from the biggest match of his WWE career, Ricochet geared up for his clash with Brock Lesnar at Super ShowDown by defeating Bobby Lashley on Raw.

3. Drew McIntyre [-2]

With plenty of time to kill before he battles for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania, Drew McIntyre spent this week's Raw kicking the head off MVP in a special edition of the VIP Lounge.

2. Rhea Ripley [+1]

Rhea Ripley returned to Raw on Monday to battle and handily defeat Sarah Logan in front of her suspected WrestleMania opponent Charlotte Flair. But, on NXT her TakeOver Portland rival Bianca Belair reminded her not to look past her, laying Ripley out.

1. Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy [+3]

Another successful week for the recently crowned Raw Tag Team Champions, as Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy (alongside AOP) once again overcame Kevin Owens' crew, despite the return of Samoa Joe.


Sheamus - After a few weeks of beating up smaller guys, Sheamus decided to beat up two at once, defeating Shorty G and Apollo Crews in a Handicap Match.

Dakota Kai - Leading into her heated Street Fight with Tegan Nox in Portland, Dakota Kai earned some momentum by beating Candice LeRae on NXT.

Johnny Gargano - Another person on his way to Portland got warmed up for their match at TakeOver, as Johnny Gargano defeated Cameron Grimes.

Daniel Bryan - Moving on from his feud with Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan teamed with Roman Reigns to defeat The Miz & John Morrison in SmackDown's main event.

Bianca Belair - Proving she's not to be overlooked in Portland, Bianca Belair decimated Santana Garrett on NXT, and then wiped out Women's Champion Rhea Ripley.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings

  • Carmella
  • Angel Garza

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)

  1. Becky Lynch - 42 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. The New Day - 41 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 38 weeks (3 weeks as #1)
  4. The Undisputed Era - 32 weeks (8 weeks as #1)
  5. Bayley/The Boss & Hug Connection - 31 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 - 13 weeks


Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy +3
Charlotte Flair -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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