WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #314 - The Most Wretched Raw Of 2020? | 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 Usos [-2]

Jey Uso cut an incredible promo on SmackDown to add more fire to his Universal Championship Match with Roman Reigns at Clash of Champions, before being laid out on the stage by The Big Dog. I still think he has zero chance of winning, but this feud has elevated Uso without a shadow of doubt.

9. Breezango [-3]

Detective Dango was on the case this week, as Fandango formulated a convoluted plan to figure out who would be the next challengers for his and Tyler Breeze's NXT Tag Team Championships.

8. Candice LeRae [NR]

In a Battle Royal to kick-off NXT, Candice LeRae outlasted names like Shotzi Blackheart, Dakota Kai, Kacy Catanzaro, Raquel Gonzalez and Rhea Ripley to earn her opportunity at Io Shirai and the NXT Women's Championship at TakeOver.

7. Kay Lee Ray [NR]

With NXT UK back up and running, Kay Lee Ray successfully defended her NXT UK Women's Championship against Piper Niven on Thursday, thanks to a big assist from an exposed turnbuckle.

6. The Undisputed Era [NR]

A big week for The Undisputed Era as they revitalize their golden prophecy. Roderick Strong formed an odd-couple team with Danny Burch to defeat Fabian Aichner & Raul Mendoza to keep in tag team title contention, while Kyle O'Reilly was victorious in the Gauntlet Eliminator, meaning he'll battle Finn Balor for the NXT Championship on October 4.

5. Drew McIntyre [-1]

While Drew McIntyre technically won his match with Keith Lee on Raw, the real story was Randy Orton's return with an RKO that caused McIntyre's DQ victory. The WWE Champion returned later in the night to lead the charge against Retribution, only to once again be flatlined by Orton.

4. Damian Priest [+1]

Another week, another win for the in-form Damian Priest. On Wednesday, the North American Champion defeated the hapless Austin Theory, but was attacked post-match by his upcoming challenger Johnny Gargano.

3. The Hurt Business [-2]

The Hurt Business tumble from top spot on the Power Rankings due to their unsuccessful attempt to rid WWE of Retribution. Earlier on Raw Cedric Alexander suffered a loss to Apollo Crews, and then although they "won" the main event 6-Man Tag against Retribution by DQ, they were overwhelmed by the invaders' number advantage.

2. Roman Reigns [+1]

Roman Reigns is on fire right now on the microphone. While he has Paul Heyman by his side, Reigns is talking with more confidence and swagger than ever before. On SmackDown he exchanged words with his cousin and challenger Jey Uso, before punching him out on the ramp before their Universal Championship match at Clash of Champions.

1. Asuka [+1]

Yet another winner on a technicality this week was Asuka. At least in the Raw Women's Champion's case, she dominated Peyton Royce in their clash, before she then chased away her challenger Zelina Vega following her ill-choiced interference.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Andrade & Angel Garza - After winning a Triple Threat Tag Team Match on Monday, Andrade & Angel Garza will yet again try to capture the Raw Tag Team Championships at Clash of Champions.

Zelina Vega - Stepping out on her own, Zelina Vega defeated Mickie James on Monday to become Number One Contender for Asuka's Raw Women's Championship.

Tommaso Ciampa - Another straightforward win for Tommaso Ciampa back in the NXT fold, this time decimating Jake Atlas.

Sami Zayn - In a preview to the Clash of Champions Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match, Sami Zayn defeated Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles in a Triple Threat on SmackDown.

King Corbin - It was a return to winning ways for King Corbin on SmackDown as he overcame the challenge of Matt Riddle.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 36)

  1. Drew McIntyre - 25 weeks (7 weeks at #1) 
  2. Asuka - 20 weeks (6 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 - 13 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

Asuka, Roman Reigns & Damian Priest +1

Breezango -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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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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