WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #318 - Forgetting To Build Up Hell In A Cell | 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. Seth Rollins [NR]

The Greater Good imploded on this Friday's SmackDown, with Seth Rollins dispatching of his former disciple Murphy with a Curb Stomp before being chased off by the Mysterios.

9. Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax [NR]

The Women's Tag Team Champions seemingly have singles gold in mind right now, especially after on Raw they soundly defeated every other women's "tag team" on the main roster, including Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke, The Riott Squad and Lacey Evans & Peyton Royce.

8. Drew McIntyre [-2]

The closing angle of Raw heading into Hell in a Cell was a showdown between Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton inside the steel structure. The WWE Champion cut his way into the cell with some trusty bolt cutters, before the screen immediately faded to black.

7. Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch [NR]

After several years as one of the most consistent and undervalued teams in NXT, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch finally scaled to the top of the division by dethroning Breezango in Wednesday's main event. It came with a big helping hand from Pat McAfee though, cementing them as heels moving forward.

6. AJ Styles [+1]

AJ Styles also found some new backup this week, as he was accompanied to the ring on Raw by 7'3 Jordan Omogbehin as his bodyguard. With this assistance Styles defeated Matt Riddle on Monday, making his fresh start on the red brand a successful one so far.

5. Damien Priest [-3]

Damien Priest wasn't given much to do this week as we prepare for Halloween Havoc, where he will once again battle Johnny Gargano in a match determined by Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal.

4. The Hurt Business [+1]

The Hurt Business handed out a first real defeat to Retribution this week in their Eight-Man Tag Team Match, with Bobby Lashley forcing T-Bar to tap out in the Full Nelson.

3. The New Day [+1]

With SmackDown's Big E proudly watching on in the ThunderDome video crowd, Raw's contingent of The New Day Kofi Kingston, accompanied by Xavier Woods, overcame Sheamus in a strong singles match.

2. Roman Reigns [-1]

The Universal Champion was jumped by his challenger Jey Uso to close this week's SmackDown, thanks to an assist by his brother Jimmy. But when Roman Reigns regained his composure, he decreed that if they didn't fall in line after Hell in a Cell behind him as the Tribal Chief, they would be kicked out of the Anoa'i family.

1. Asuka [+2]

While it might have been the easiest title defense of her reign so far, Asuka rises to the top of the Power Rankings once more by defeating Lana with her Raw Women's Championship at stake.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Braun Strowman - In a suspiciously short match, Braun Strowman defeated Keith Lee on Raw courtesy of a low blow and a big boot.

Kushida - In a fiery, all-action Triple Threat to kick-off this week's NXT, Kushida overcame both Tommaso Ciampa and Velveteen Dream.

Bronson Reed - It was not one but two victories for Bronson Reed on his return to NXT this week, as he defeated Austin Theory in back-to-back bouts.

The Street Profits - The Street Profits officially arrived on SmackDown with their performance this week, teaming up with Kevin Owens and Daniel Bryan to beat Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura, Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler.

Bianca Belair - Another person making a strong first impression on SmackDown was Bianca Belair, who was soundly victorious over her old rival Zelina Vega.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 36)

  1. Drew McIntyre - 29 weeks (7 weeks at #1) 
  2. Asuka - 24 weeks (9 weeks at #1) 
  3. Bayley - 18 weeks (8 weeks at #1) 
  4. Sasha Banks - 18 weeks (8 weeks at #1) 
  5. The Hurt Business - 17 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 - 10 weeks 
  10. Roman Reigns - 8 weeks (1 week at #1) 

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Asuka +2

Damien Priest -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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