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WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #326 - Happy Holidays!

Posted by Callum Wiggins Saturday, December 26, 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. Randy Orton [NR]

Randy Orton secured the final slot on this week's Power Rankings by committing straight-up murder at TLC. The Viper was victorious in the Firefly Inferno Match over The Fiend in Sunday's main event, and then doused his rival in gasoline and set him ablaze to end the show.

9. Sasha Banks [NR]

After several weeks of feuding, Sasha Banks finally scored a decisive victory over Carmella at TLC to retain her SmackDown Women's Championship. However, it wasn't a perfect week for The Boss, as her attempt to capture the Women's Tag Team Championships alongside Bianca Belair fell short on Friday's SmackDown.

8. AJ Styles [-7]

A mighty fall for AJ Styles after he failed to capture the WWE Championship at TLC from Drew McIntyre, partly due to The Miz throwing himself into the mix with his Money in the Bank cash-in. Styles then lost the following night on Raw, teaming with Miz & Morrison in defeat against McIntyre, Sheamus & Keith Lee.

7. Big E [NR]

After pinning Sami Zayn on the TLC Kick-Off Show as part of an 8-Man Tag, Big E was granted a shot at the Intercontinental Championship on SmackDown. He took full advantage of this opportunity, pinning Zayn once again to become a 2-time IC Champ.

6. Charlotte Flair [NR]

The Queen is back in action, and has already gained gold around her waist. Charlotte Flair returned at TLC to fill the void as Asuka's tag team partner, and together they captured the Women's Tag Team Championships from Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax. Flair & Asuka then defeated Peyton Royce & Lacey Evans on Raw, followed by their first successful title defense on SmackDown over both Bayley & Carmella and Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair.

5. Drew McIntyre [NR]

Overcoming the odds as he has done throughout his time as WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre defeated both AJ Styles and The Miz at TLC to keep hold of his title into the new year. McIntyre then teamed towards another victory with Sheamus & Keith Lee over Styles, Miz & Morrison on Monday Night Raw.

4. The Undisputed Era [-1]

A good win for Adam Cole in NXT's main event this week over The Velveteen Dream, keeping him ticking over while Kyle O'Reilly currently pursues the NXT Championship.

3. Roman Reigns [+2]

Two successful Universal Championship match victories for Roman Reigns this week, both over Kevin Owens and both thanks to assists by Jey Uso. The Tribal Chief defended his title at TLC in a TLC match, and repeated the feat on SmackDown inside a Steel Cage.

2. Asuka [+2]

Although she was without Lana for their scheduled tag team match at TLC, Asuka found a significant upgrade in Charlotte Flair to help her capture the Women's Tag Team Championships from Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax. After brushing aside Peyton Royce & Lacey Evans on Raw, the new champs then retained their titles over Bayley & Carmella and Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair in a Triple Threat on SmackDown.

1. The Hurt Business [+1]

Business is certainly booming for The Hurt Business as they hold more gold heading into 2021. At TLC Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin captured the Raw Tag Team Championships from The New Day. The following night on Raw, MVP & Bobby Lashley teamed up for another victory over Riddle & Jeff Hardy.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Daniel Bryan - After helping his team win on the TLC Kick-Off Show, Daniel Bryan then defeated Jey Uso on SmackDown.

Retribution - Retribution continued to treat Ricochet as their whipping boy this week, this time with T-Bar besting the high-flyer.

BritAm Bruisers - Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch successfully defended their NXT Tag Team Championships this week over Killian Dain & Drake Maverick.

Leon Ruff - Taking advantage of Timothy Thatcher's carelessness, Leon Ruff scored a small package pin, and earned a rematch with Johnny Gargano for the North American Championship.

Rhea Ripley - Rhea Ripley didn't fall victim to Raquel Gonzalez's attempted interference this week, as she overcame Dakota Kai on NXT.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 36)

  1. Drew McIntyre - 36 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  2. Asuka - 33 weeks (11 weeks at #1)
  3. Sasha Banks - 26 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  4. The Hurt Business - 26 weeks (5 weeks at #1)
  5. AJ Styles - 19 weeks (1 week at #1)
  6. Bayley - 18 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  7. Roman Reigns - 17 weeks (3 weeks at #1)
  8. Braun Strowman - 17 weeks (1 week at #1)
  9. Charlotte Flair - 13 weeks (1 week at #1)
  10. Keith Lee - 12 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Asuka & Roman Reigns +2

AJ Styles -7

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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