WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #309 - Welcome to the ThunderDome | 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. The IIconics [NR]

The IIconics secure a spot on the Power Rankings for consistently having the number of the reunited Riott Squad, with Peyton Royce defeating Ruby Riott on Raw.

9. Randy Orton [-2]

While Randy Orton didn't build momentum for his match with Drew McIntyre with a match on Raw, he unleashed another calculated attack on a legend. After punting Shawn Michaels, Orton delivered an RKO to the WWE Champion, sending a message before SummerSlam.

8. Shayna Baszler [NR]

Although her momentum has been up and down since joining the Raw roster, Shayna Baszler took a step in the right direction on Monday by teaming with Asuka to defeat the Golden Role Models, with Baszler securing the tap out on Bayley.

7. Keith Lee [-2]

Keith Lee was absent from Wednesday's show, so we'll have to wait to see what condition he's in for his NXT Championship defense against Karrion Kross at NXT TakeOver XXX.

6. The Golden Role Models [-2]

Another rough week for The Golden Role Models. On Raw, the Women's Tag Team Champions fell to Asuka & Shayna Baszler in a non-title match. On SmackDown, Sasha Banks was able to earn a win over Naomi, but Bayley was then squashed by The Glow immediately afterwards.

5. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura [+3]

After several weeks feuding, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura successfully fought off the challenge of Lucha House Party on SmackDown this week, retaining their tag team championships in little time.

4. Jeff Hardy [NR]

In something of a shock result, SmackDown has a new Intercontinental Champion. Despite a leg injury, Jeff Hardy overcame AJ Styles to launch his fifth reign with the title in front of the ThunderDome crowd.

3. Drew McIntyre [-1]

The WWE Champion finds himself on the back foot heading into SummerSlam, after Drew McIntyre was caught by an RKO from his challenger Randy Orton to close this week's Raw.

2. The Hurt Business [+1]

An up-and-down week for The Hurt Business. Outside of Shelton Benjamin winning and losing the 24/7 Championship within the span of 2 hours and losing to Apollo Crews in Raw's opener, Bobby Lashley helped them secure the most meaningful victory in an Elimination Six-Man Tag against Crews, Ricochet and Mustafa Ali.

1. Asuka [No Change]

Asuka remains on top of the Power Rankings heading into her two title matches at SummerSlam, and continues to have The Golden Role Models' number after teaming with Shayna Baszler to defeat them on Raw.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


The Street Profits - Montez Ford returned from his poisoning incident on Monday to earn a win over Andrade before The Street Profits' upcoming title defense.

Johnny Gargano - Despite nearly suffering a devastating injury in his match with Ridge Holland, Johnny Gargano came back to earn a spot in TakeOver's North American Championship Ladder Match.

Velveteen Dream - Speaking of that Ladder Match, Velveteen Dream also secured his place by capitalizing on tons of interference to defeat Finn Balor.

Naomi - Although she lost fairly convincingly on Friday to Sasha Banks in a "Beat The Clock" challenge, Naomi did then earn a notably quick victory over SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley.

The New Day - Big E's momentum continues to grow as a singles star on SmackDown, as this week he got the better of Sheamus.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • The Greater Good
  • Cameron Grimes
  • Andrade & Angel Garza

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 36)


  1. Drew McIntyre - 20 weeks (7 weeks at #1)
  2. The Golden Role Models - 17 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  3. Braun Strowman - 16 weeks (1 week at #1)
  4. The Kabuki Warriors/Asuka - 15 weeks (3 weeks at #1)
  5. Charlotte Flair - 12 weeks (1 week at #1)
  6. Keith Lee - 11 weeks
  7. AJ Styles - 8 weeks
  8. The Hurt Business - 8 weeks
  9. Apollo Crews - 7 weeks
  10. Andrade & Angel Garza - 6 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura +3
The Golden Role Models, Keith Lee & Randy Orton -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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