WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #310 - The Big Dog Bites Back At SummerSlam | 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 winning a number one contender's match on the kick-off show on NXT TakeOver XXX, Breezango followed up by capturing the NXT Tag Team Championships, the first titles in Fandango & Tyler Breeze's entire WWE tenures.

9. Damian Priest [NR]

In a five-way Ladder Match for the vacant NXT North American Championship, Damian Priest out-fought and out-climbed Johnny Gargano, Bronson Reed, Cameron Grimes and The Velveteen Dream to capture the gold.

8. The Golden Role Models [-2]

After SummerSlam, The Golden Role Models are short a bit of gold. While Bayley was able to retain the SmackDown Women's Championship against Asuka at the PPV, Sasha Banks wasn't so fortunate, losing her Raw Women's Championship to the Empress of Tomorrow, as well as a rematch the following night on Raw.

7. Karrion Kross [NR]

The main event of NXT TakeOver XXX saw Karrion Kross' rapid rise to the top completed when he defeated Keith Lee for the NXT Championship. However, this will sadly be a one-and-done appearance for Kross on the Power Rankings as, due to an injury sustained in that match, he was forced to surrender the title on Wednesday.

6. Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura [-1]

A mixed bag for the SmackDown Tag Team Champions on Friday, with both in singles action. Shinsuke Nakamura failed in his attempt to win the Intercontinental Championship from Jeff Hardy, but Cesaro bounced back for the team with a win over Kalisto.

5. The Hurt Business [-3]

A week to forget for The Hurt Business. MVP once again failed to beat Apollo Crews with the United States Championship on the line at SummerSlam, Bobby Lashley lost an arm-wrestling contest to Crews on Raw, and Shelton Benjamin couldn't reclaim the 24/7 Championship.

4. Bray Wyatt [NR]

The Fiend has possession of the Universal Championship once more after outlasting Braun Strowman in their Falls Count Anywhere Match at SummerSlam. But with both Strowman and the returning Roman Reigns after the belt, is it going to be a short-lived reign for Bray Wyatt?

3. Jeff Hardy [+1]

While he couldn't make the SummerSlam card, Jeff Hardy made the first defense of his newly-won Intercontinental Championship on Friday's SmackDown, defeating current Tag Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.

2. Drew McIntyre [+1]

Drew McIntyre walked out of SummerSlam still the WWE Champion after withstanding the challenge of Randy Orton thanks to a timely backslide. But, the Scot wasn't so lucky the following night on Raw, as 3 punts by Orton left him in the back of an ambulance.

1. Asuka [No Change]

Although she couldn't become a double champion at SummerSlam due to a loss to Bayley, Asuka reasserted her place at the top of the Raw women's division by beating Sasha Banks for the Raw Women's Championship, and defended it in the rematch on Monday.


Io Shirai - The Genius of the Sky successfully defended her NXT Women's Championship against Dakota Kai at TakeOver XXX, but lost a tag match on Wednesday to Kai & Raquel Gonzalez.

The Undisputed Era - Two wins in the week for Undisputed Era, with Adam Cole getting the better of Pat McAfee on TakeOver XXX and Kyle O'Reilly besting Drake Maverick on Wednesday's NXT.

The Street Profits - The Street Profits remain Raw Tag Team Champions after beating Andrade & Angel Garza at SummerSlam.

Mandy Rose - In a fiery fight, Mandy Rose drew a line under her feud with Sonya Deville at SummerSlam and forced her former best friend out of WWE.

Apollo Crews - Apollo Crews survived another challenge for his United States Championship from MVP, with Bobby Lashley awaiting as the next obstacle.

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings

  • Keith Lee
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Randy Orton
  • The IIconics

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 36)

  1. Drew McIntyre - 21 weeks (7 weeks at #1)
  2. The Golden Role Models - 18 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  3. The Kabuki Warriors/Asuka - 16 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  4. Braun Strowman - 16 weeks (1 week at #1)
  5. Charlotte Flair - 12 weeks (1 week at #1)
  6. Keith Lee - 11 weeks
  7. The Hurt Business - 9 weeks
  8. AJ Styles - 8 weeks
  9. Apollo Crews - 7 weeks
  10. Andrade & Angel Garza - 6 weeks


Drew McIntyre & Jeff Hardy +1
The Hurt Business -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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