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WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #283 - NXT Takes Over Portland

Posted by Callum Wiggins Sunday, February 23, 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. Naomi [NR]

Just a few weeks after her return from hiatus, Naomi has the SmackDown Women's Championship firmly in her sights. She defeated Carmella on Friday night to earn a title shot against Bayley at Super ShowDown.

9. Charlotte Flair [-3]

While Charlotte Flair made a statement at NXT Takeover Portland by officially challenging Rhea Ripley for the NXT Women's Championship at WrestleMania and attacking her rival, a lack of official in-ring action continues her slide down the rankings.

8. Keith Lee [NR]

An impressive victory by Keith Lee over his never-ending rival Dominik Dijakovic in the opener of NXT Takeover Portland ensured he remains North American Champion, and he followed this with a squash win over Kona Reeves on Wednesday night.

7. Becky Lynch [-2]

Becky Lynch called out Shanyna Baszler following The Queen of Spades' vicious attack last week, but this simply led to a confrontation through the titantron for the time being.

6. The Broserweights [NR]

Little over a month after they first started teaming together, and The Broserweights are now top of the mountain in the NXT tag team division. The odd couple combination defeated The Undisputed Era to capture the championships at Takeover Portland, then overcame Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch on Wednesday.

5. The Undisputed Era [+2]

While it was far from a perfect week for The Undisputed Era, with Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish losing their Tag Team Championships to The Broserweights, and Roderick Strong falling to the returning Velveteen Dream, Adam Cole pulled out the most important victory, retaining his NXT Championship over Tommaso Ciampa at Takeover Portland.

4. Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy [-3]

After months of manhandling Kevin Owens' crew, Buddy Murphy & AOP finally tasted defeat to one of Owens' tandems, albeit by disqualification. After the match Rollins, Murphy & AOP were sent packing thanks to The Street Profits.

3. Ricochet [+1]

While not nearly as impressive as last week's win over Bobby Lashley, Ricochet kept the ball rolling on his way to his WWE Championship match with Brock Lesnar by defeating Karl Anderson on Raw.

2. Drew McIntyre [+1]

Speaking of people preparing for a WWE Championship match on the horizon, Drew McIntyre kept up his march to WrestleMania with a win over MVP on Monday night.

1. Rhea Ripley [+1]

Rhea Ripley returns to the top of the Power Rankings after beating Bianca Belair in their NXT Women's Championship match at Takeover Portland. Now, she has Charlotte Flair firmly in her sights at WrestleMania.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Finn Balor - In a battle between two of NXT's most storied superstars, Finn Balor defeated Johnny Gargano at Takeover Portland.

Jordan Devlin - Another Irish ace was successful this week, with Jordan Devlin retaining his Cruiserweight Championship over Lio Rush on Wednesday's NXT.

Dakota Kai - Dakota Kai's bitter rivalry with Tegan Nox ramped up at Takeover Portland, with Kai earning a vicious win thanks to some timely interference by Raquel Gonzalez.

Aleister Black - In a clash of two superstars on strong winning streaks, Aleister Black kept his record intact by scoring the victory over Erick Rowan on Raw.

Velveteen Dream - Velveteen Dream made a triumphant return to the NXT ring on Wednesday night, defeating Roderick Strong in the show's main event.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • AOP
  • Boss & Hug Connection
  • Lio Rush

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 35)


  1. Becky Lynch - 43 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  2. The New Day - 41 weeks (11 weeks as #1)
  3. Seth Rollins - 39 weeks (3 weeks as #1)
  4. The Undisputed Era - 33 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. Rhea Ripley - 14 weeks (3 weeks as #1)
  10. Brock Lesnar - 14 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Undisputed Era +2
Seth Rollins & Buddy Murphy and Charlotte Flair -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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