WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #319 - Hell In A Cell & Happy Halloween | 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. Imperium [NR]

In one of the most brutal and violent championship matches in recent memory, Walter survived the unbreakable onslaught of Ilja Dragunov on NXT UK to retain his NXT UK Championship.

9. Johnny Gargano [NR]

NXT Halloween Havoc also saw the crowning of a new North American Champion. Johnny Gargano took advantage of the assistance of a masked assailant to take down Damian Priest and capture the belt for the second time.

8. Io Shirai [NR]

But it was not to be a perfect double for The Garganos on Wednesday, as Candice LeRae once again fell to the imperious Io Shirai. The NXT Women's Champion defied the odds and interference to defeat the Poison Pixie in their Tables, Ladders and Scares Match.

7. The New Day [-4]

The New Day take a tumble down after a week of zero in-ring activity, whether it is from Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods on the Raw side, or Big E holding down the fort on SmackDown.

6. Sasha Banks [NR]

Hell in a Cell was the scene for a match several years in the making, as Sasha Banks dethroned Bayley from her record-breaking SmackDown Women's Championship reign inside Satan's Playground, forcing her to tap with the help of a steel chair.

5. Randy Orton [NR]

The third time was the charm for Randy Orton in his bid to capture his 14th WWE Championship. Inside (and outside) Hell in a Cell, Orton waged war with Drew McIntyre, with the former champion unable to kick out following the RKO.

4. AJ Styles [+2]

AJ Styles became the first Raw superstar to book his place on their Survivor Series team when he defeated Jeff Hardy in Monday's opening contest.

3. Asuka [-1]

Nothing much to do for the Raw Women's Champion this week as the focus was on who would qualify for their Survivor Series team. Meanwhile Asuka is left counting down the days to when she'll battle Sasha Banks (or Bayley) for brand supremacy.

2. The Hurt Business [+2]

The Hurt Business continue to remain unfazed in their gang warfare with Retribution. Bobby Lashley comfortably retained the United States Championship against SLAPJACK at Hell in a Cell, before the whole Hurt Business won an Elimination 8-Man Tag on Raw via DQ.

1. Roman Reigns [+1]

It's no surprise who reclaims top spot on the Power Rankings this week. Roman Reigns forced his cousin Jey Uso into quitting at Hell in a Cell in an emotion-fuelled match, and ensured Uso fell in line on SmackDown by forcing him to brutalize Daniel Bryan after their match.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

The Miz - A decade later, and The Miz is once again Mr Money in the Bank after he won the briefcase from Otis at Hell in a Cell, thanks to Tucker's betrayal of his former partner.

Sheamus - Sheamus secured a spot on Team Raw for Survivor Series by overcoming the hapless "Riddle" in a physical encounter.

Rhea Ripley - In a battle of the behemoths on NXT Halloween Havoc, Rhea Ripley overcame her equally powerful counterpart Raquel Gonzalez in an impressive showing for both women.

Kevin Owens - The first SmackDown name booked for the Survivor Series Elimination Tag was Kevin Owens, beating Dolph Ziggler in Friday's opener.

Bianca Belair - Bianca Belair is unsurprisingly the first pick for the SmackDown women at Survivor Series after she beat Natalya and Billie Kay in a Triple Threat.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 36)

  1. Drew McIntyre - 29 weeks (7 weeks at #1) 
  2. Asuka - 25 weeks (9 weeks at #1) 
  3. Sasha Banks - 19 weeks (8 weeks at #1) 
  4. Bayley - 18 weeks (8 weeks at #1) 
  5. The Hurt Business - 18 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 - 11 weeks 
  10. Roman Reigns - 9 weeks (1 week at #1)

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Hurt Business & AJ Styles +2

The New Day -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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