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WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #300 - The Backlash Recap

Posted by Callum Wiggins Saturday, June 20, 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. AJ Styles [-4]

In typical WWE fashion, after last week's classic match where AJ Styles captured the Intercontinental Championship over Daniel Bryan, the new champ's next match ended in defeat. Styles was defeated by the debuting Matt Riddle on Friday's SmackDown.

9. Imperium [NR]

The strait-laced and supremely focused Imperium duo of Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner successfully defended their NXT Tag Team Championships against the fun-loving Breezango on Wednesday night.

8. The Undisputed Era [-3]

No in-ring action this week for NXT premier faction, as instead Adam Cole learned in a couple of weeks he'll be battling the North American Champion in a winner-takes-all title match.

7. Randy Orton [NR]

While Randy Orton vs Edge wasn't the greatest match ever, it was still pretty damn great. Orton walked away from Backlash the victor after punting Edge onto the shelf for the foreseeable future, before doing the same to his best friend Christian on Raw.

6. Apollo Crews [+4]

Another pair of successful United States Championship defenses for Apollo Crews this week, as he continues to be a fighting champion. Crews once again dispatched of Andrade at Backlash, and followed this on Raw with a win over Shelton Benjamin.

5. Charlotte Flair [-2]

WWE eased off a bit on their overexposure of Charlotte Flair this week, as the Queen was not on Backlash and barely seen on Raw.

4. The Kabuki Warriors [+5]

Asuka remains the Raw Women's Champion, but sadly she seemingly hasn't escaped Nia Jax yet. Asuka and Jax fought to a double countout at Backlash, but Asuka was then able to pin her rival in a rematch on Raw.

3. Drew McIntyre [No Change]

Drew McIntyre withstood the fierce challenge of Bobby Lashley at Backlash to retain his WWE Championship. Not only that, but he repeated the feat the following night on Raw, albeit this time teaming with R-Truth with both their belts on the line against Lashley and MVP.

2. Braun Strowman [-1]

In perhaps the most predictable outcome in a World Championship match in recent memory, Braun Strowman handily defeated the combined threat of The Miz & John Morrison at Backlash, before resuming his feud with Bray Wyatt.

1. The Golden Role Models [+3]

A dominant week for the Women's Tag Team Champions sees them skyrocket to the top of the WWE Power Rankings. Bayley and Sasha Banks successfully defended their titles twice this week: against Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross and The IIconics at Backlash, and then against Tegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart on NXT. Plus, Banks beat Cross on SmackDown for the cherry on top.


Sheamus - While this feud is far from over, Sheamus got the edge over Jeff Hardy at Backlash courtesy of a pair of Brogue Kicks.

R-Truth - The 24/7 Championship may not carry a lot of worth right now, but R-Truth did manage to keep hold of it by teaming with Drew McIntyre on Raw to defeat Bobby Lashley & MVP.

Dakota Kai - Dakota Kai continues to build momentum in the NXT women's division, this week earning a win over Kayden Carter.

Shorty G - Someone else on a hot streak of wins is Shorty G, who took the victory over Mojo Rawley on SmackDown.

Matt Riddle - It was a notable debut on SmackDown for the Original Bro, as Matt Riddle scored a shock win over Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles on Friday night.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings

  • Io Shirai
  • Aleister Black

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 36)

  1. Drew McIntyre - 11 weeks (6 weeks at #1)
  2. Charlotte Flair - 11 weeks (1 week at #1)
  3. Braun Strowman - 11 weeks (1 week at #1)
  4. The Role Models - 8 weeks (3 weeks at #1)
  5. The Kabuki Warriors - 6 weeks
  6. The Undisputed Era - 5 weeks
  7. AJ Styles - 4 weeks
  8. Apollo Crews - 4 weeks
  9. Becky Lynch - 3 weeks
  10. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross - 3 weeks


The Kabuki Warriors +5
AJ Styles -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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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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