WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #317 - The Rosters, Same Rankings | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #317 - The Rosters, Same Rankings

Posted by Callum Wiggins Saturday, October 17, 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. Lana [NR]

After a months-long losing streak and being repeatedly put through announce tables by Nia Jax, Lana got her moment in the sun on Raw this week by winning an inter-brand Battle Royal, making her the next challenger for Asuka's Raw Women's Championship.

9. Candice LeRae [NR]

The Poison Pixie will get another bite at Io Shirai's NXT Women's Championship at Halloween Havoc, as Candice LeRae defeated Shotzi Blackheart on Wednesday thanks to a brass knucks assist from Indi Hartwell.

8. The Undisputed Era [NR]

Also earning the status of Number One Contenders on Wednesday night were The Undisputed Era tandem of Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish, who overcame Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch to secure the next shot against NXT Tag Team Champions Breezango.

7. AJ Styles [NR]

To mark his return to Monday Night Raw in the WWE Draft, AJ Styles scored a big win in a Triple Threat over Jeff Hardy and Seth Rollins, with a returning Elias' attack on Hardy a welcome assist for the Phenomenal One.

6. Drew McIntyre [-2]

The never-ending feud between Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton continued on Monday's Raw, where they essentially spent the whole night in portions brawling with each other. Hell in a Cell can't come soon enough for this match.

5. The Hurt Business [-2]

The Hurt Business' attempt to expand further on Monday proved unsuccessful, as Ricochet pulled the classic Eddie Guerrero tactics to score a DQ win over Cedric Alexander.

4. The New Day [+2]

It was the final week for The New Day as a united trio, and they ended things on a high. Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods, now the Raw Tag Team Champions, defended the belts against Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode on Monday. Then, all three members combined to beat Sheamus, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown.

3. Asuka [-2]

The Raw Women's Champion was confined to commentary this week to watch her next challenger crowned in an inter-brand Battle Royal. In the end, Lana secured the shocking upset for a match against Asuka with the belt up for grabs.

2. Damian Priest [+3]

Damian Priest continues to be a fighting North American Champion. He put the belt on the line again this Wednesday in the main event against Dexter Lumis, and walked out still with the gold.

1. Roman Reigns [+1]

Roman Reigns' inevitable rise to the top of the Power Rankings arrived this week, as he defended his Universal Championship from the challenge of Braun Strowman on Friday's SmackDown, before laying out his next opponent Jey Uso with a Superman Punch.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Kevin Owens - While he couldn't find success against The Fiend, Kevin Owens did leave Raw with a victory over Aleister Black in a No DQ battle.

Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke - The thrown-together team of Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke continue to rack up wins on Raw, beating Natalya & Lana on Monday's show.

Johnny Gargano - Building up to his second opportunity at Damian Priest's North American Championship, Johnny Gargano got the better of Austin Theory on Wednesday.

Toni Storm - It was a winning return to NXT for Toni Storm on Wednesday as she comfortably defeated Aaliyah.

Lars Sullivan - The Freak has been wreaking havoc since his return last week, and on SmackDown Lars Sullivan picked up his first win back against Jeff Hardy.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 36)

  1. Drew McIntyre - 28 weeks (7 weeks at #1) 
  2. Asuka - 23 weeks (8 weeks at #1) 
  3. Bayley - 18 weeks (8 weeks at #1) 
  4. Sasha Banks - 18 weeks (8 weeks at #1) 
  5. The Hurt Business - 16 weeks (2 weeks at #1) 
  6. Braun Strowman - 16 weeks (1 week at #1) 
  7. Charlotte Flair - 12 weeks (1 week at #1) 
  8. Keith Lee - 12 weeks 
  9. AJ Styles - 9 weeks 
  10. The Undisputed Era - 8 weeks 

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Damien Priest +3

Finn Balor -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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