WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #313 - Champions Clash Before Clash of Champions | 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 Street Profits [NR]

In an inter-brand battle between the Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Champions, The Street Profits came away victorious on home soil by defeating Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura.
 
9. Finn Balor [-4]

No in-ring appearance for the new NXT Champion Finn Balor this week, but he will be watching intently for next week's Gauntlet Eliminator that will determine his challenger at the upcoming TakeOver.
 
8. The Usos [+2]

Jey Uso continues to build momentum for his Universal Championship opportunity by teaming up with the champion himself. Uso & Roman Reigns worked together on SmackDown to defeat King Corbin & Sheamus in a Samoan Street Fight.
 
7. Nikki Cross [+2]

The number one contender to Bayley's SmackDown Women's Championship Nikki Cross overcame Lacey Evans on Friday on her path to an almost inevitable loss at Clash of Champions.
 
6. Breezango [NR]

A great tag team bout on Wednesday night was capped off with Breezango successfully defending their NXT Tag Team Championships against the former titleholders Imperium.
 
5. Damian Priest [NR]

That wasn't the only belt up for grabs on NXT. In the night's main event, Damian Priest survived his first defense at North American Champion by beating Timothy Thatcher.
 
4. Drew McIntyre [No Change]

With an Ambulance Match scheduled for Clash of Champions with Randy Orton, Drew McIntyre battled his friend Keith Lee in Raw's main event, only for it to end with no victor following interference by Retribution.

3. Roman Reigns [No Change]

The Universal Champion was a lot more involved in this week's SmackDown main event than the previous one, as Roman Reigns teamed with his cousin and future opponent Jey Uso to win the Samoan Street Fight against King Corbin & Sheamus.
 
2. Asuka [No Change]

Although the ending was majorly botched by the referee, the end result of Monday's Raw Women's Championship match was Asuka retaining against the veteran Mickie James. Now, it seems the Empress of Tomorrow has Zelina Vega in her crosshairs for Clash of Champions.
 
1. The Hurt Business [No Change]

The Hurt Business remains the pivotal faction on Raw right now. They secured two victories on Monday night, with Cedric Alexander besting Ricochet and Bobby Lashley squashing Erik. Then, their 4-man collective took the fight to over a dozen members of Retribution after they interfered in the main event.
 

HONORABLE MENTIONS


Seth Rollins - Despite botched interference by Buddy Murphy, Seth Rollins was able to defeat Dominik Mysterio inside a Steel Cage on Raw.

The Riott Squad - The Riott Squad maintained their winning streak on Raw, beating Natalya & Lana while the Women's Tag Team Champions watched from commentary. 

Io Shirai - In an excellent match to kick-off NXT, Io Shirai withstood the gutsy effort of Shotzi Blackheart to assert her dominance over the yellow brand's women's division.

Kushida - Kushida showed a deeper level of intensity and violence on this week's NXT as he handily defeated Austin Theory.

AJ Styles - AJ Styles scored a victory over the self-proclaimed Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn on SmackDown.
 

Dropped from Last Week's Power Rankings


  • Jeff Hardy 
  • Rhea Ripley 
  • Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 36)


  1. Drew McIntyre - 24 weeks (7 weeks at #1) 
  2. Asuka - 19 weeks (5 weeks at #1) 
  3. Bayley - 18 weeks (8 weeks at #1) 
  4. Sasha Banks - 18 weeks (8 weeks at #1) 
  5. Braun Strowman - 16 weeks (1 week at #1) 
  6. The Hurt Business - 12 weeks (2 weeks at #1) 
  7. Charlotte Flair - 12 weeks (1 week at #1) 
  8. Keith Lee - 12 weeks 
  9. AJ Styles - 8 weeks 
  10. Apollo Crews - 7 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Nikki Cross & The Usos +2
Finn Balor -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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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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