WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #298 - Building To Backlash & In Your House | 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. Breezango [NR]

After a lengthy spell on the shelf due to Fandango's injury, Breezango made an impactful return to NXT on Wednesday, winning a Triple Threat Number One Contender's match to become the next challengers for Imperium's NXT Tag Team Championships.

9. Aleister Black [NR]

Although this result was followed by a 3-on-1 beatdown by Seth Rollins and his disciples, Aleister Black did score a big victory over the former Universal Champion, continuing to gradually build his status on the Raw brand.

8. El Hijo del Fantasma [NR]

In the final of the NXT Cruiserweight Championship Tournament, the Cinderella story of Drake Maverick was not enough to overcome El Hijo del Fantasma, who defeated Maverick to capture his first championship since joining WWE.

7. The Kabuki Warriors [-2]

It was a rough week for both members of The Kabuki Warriors, thanks entirely to Nia Jax. Jax defeated and bloodied Kairi Sane in their match on Monday, and then her distraction cost Asuka in her match with Charlotte Flair later in the night.

6. Nia Jax [+1]

Speaking of Nia Jax, she climbs ahead of her upcoming opponent for the Raw Women's Championship after beating Kairi Sane and continuing to illustrate how dangerous (and reckless) an opponent she is.

5. Apollo Crews [+1]

The new United States Champion's first defense against Kevin Owens was cut short due to interference by Andrade & Angel Garza on Monday. But Apollo Crews and KO bounced back to defeat their rivals in the subsequent tag team match.

4. Braun Strowman [-1]

Braun Strowman spent SmackDown running around after the pranking pair of Miz & Morrison, eventually tipping over their van as revenge for their antics. Because that sounds like a great build to a Universal Championship match to me.

3. Charlotte Flair [+1]

As the NXT Women's Champion prepares for In Your House and the dual threats of Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai, Charlotte Flair defeated Raw Women's Champion Asuka on Raw, albeit by countout and due to a Nia Jax distraction.

2. Drew McIntyre [No Change]

In a short squash to close Raw, Drew McIntyre kicked MVP into oblivion to earn another in his long list of victories. But, immediately afterwards Bobby Lashley trapped him in the full nelson, taking momentum away from the WWE Champion.

1. The Role Models [No Change]

Another great week for the team of Bayley & Sasha Banks. Despite some miscommunication during the match itself, they came together to defeat Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross to capture the Women's Tag Team Championships for a second time, making Bayley a double champion.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


The New Day - In SmackDown's Six-Man Tag, The New Day teamed with Shorty G to score a win over Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura and Mojo Rawley.

Lacey Evans - In another fierce match with Sonya Deville, Lacey Evans capitalized on a distraction by Mandy Rose to defeat Deville.

Drew Gulak - Drew Gulak earned an upset victory over AJ Styles on SmackDown, adding some intrigue to Styles' upcoming Intercontinental Championship match with Daniel Bryan.

The IIconics - Although Nikki Cross is now no longer a Women's Tag Team Champion, Billie Kay beating her on Raw still builds momentum for The IIconics.

Candice LeRae - After her one-on-one match with Mia Yim broke down into a multi-women brawl and turned into a Mixed Tag, Candice LeRae pinned Yim to gain the win for herself and her husband Johnny Gargano.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Daniel Bryan
  • Drake Maverick
  • Timothy Thatcher

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 36)


  1. Drew McIntyre - 9 weeks (6 weeks at #1)
  2. Charlotte Flair - 9 weeks (1 week at #1)
  3. Braun Strowman - 9 weeks
  4. The Role Models - 6 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  5. The Kabuki Warriors - 4 weeks
  6. Becky Lynch - 3 weeks
  7. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - 3 weeks
  8. The New Day - 3 weeks
  9. Rey Mysterio - 3 weeks
  10. The Forgotten Sons - 3 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Charlotte Flair, Apollo Crews & Nia Jax +1
The Kabuki Warriors -2

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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