WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #332 - Edge & Belair Book Their Tickets To Mania | 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. Legata del Fanatasma [NR]

A very successful week for the trio of Legata del Fantasama on NXT. First, Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza progressed in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic over Lucha House Party, and then Santos Escobar defended his Cruiserweight Championship over Curt Stallion.

9. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez [+1]

Speaking of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, on the women's version of the tournament Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez sealed their spot in the finals, defeating the plucky combination of Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter.

8. Sasha Banks [NR]

For the second time in the past two PPVs, Sasha Banks overcame the challenge of Carmella and retained her SmackDown Women's Championship.

7. Alexa Bliss [No Change]

Alexa Bliss didn't make much of an impression on the Royal Rumble based on her exposure leading up to it, but followed up on Raw with a victory over Nikki Cross and costing Randy Orton his match against Edge.

6. Drew McIntyre [NR]

It was not a three-peat for Goldberg in his opportunities at World Championships, as Drew McIntyre vanquished the Hall of Famer and looks set to hold onto his WWE Championship heading into WrestleMania.

5. The Hurt Business [No Change]

A mixed week for The Hurt Business. Bobby Lashley was unable to win the Royal Rumble, and was then disqualified in a United States Championship defense against Riddle on Raw. However, it wasn't all negative, as Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander got on the same page long enough to defend the Raw Tag Team Championships over Lucha House Party.

4. Bianca Belair [NR]

After entering the Royal Rumble at No.3, Bianca Belair went the distance, overcoming all other superstars to earn a championship opportunity at WrestleMania, last dispatching of Rhea Ripley en route to her victory.

3. Edge [NR]

While the Women's Royal Rumble saw a fresh star rise to the summit, the Men's was a blast from the past. Edge returned from injury and entered at No.1, and lasted from start to finish to eliminate Randy Orton and earned the right to the main event of WrestleMania 37. Edge then defeated Orton the following night on Raw to draw a line under their rivalry.

2. Big E [No Change]

While Big E was unable to earn a victory in the Royal Rumble, on SmackDown he stood head-and-shoulders over his rivals Sami Zayn and Apollo Crews, beating both in a Triple Threat to defend the Intercontinental Championship.

1. Roman Reigns [No Change]

In a vicious Last Man Standing Match with Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, thanks in part to some delayed assistance by Paul Heyman in uncuffing him, retained his Universal Championship, forcing Owens to pass out in the Guillotine.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax - After losing their Women's Tag Team Championships at the previous PPV, Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax recaptured them at Royal Rumble, beating Charlotte Flair & Asuka after interference by Lacey Evans.

Naomi - Naomi made her latest return from injury at Royal Rumble, lasting a long time after entering No.2, and then pinned Asuka on Raw to earn herself and Lana a shot at the Women's Tag Team Championships.

Damian Priest - Making a great first impression at Royal Rumble, eliminating four people, Damian Priest followed this up with a victory over The Miz on Raw.

Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher - The former rivals continued to show great chemistry on NXT, advancing in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic by eliminating early frontrunners The Undisputed Era.

Cesaro - In a physical sprint with Daniel Bryan, Cesaro managed to make the former WWE Champion tap out to the Sharpshooter.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 36)

  1. Drew McIntyre - 40 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  2. Asuka - 38 weeks (11 weeks at #1)
  3. The Hurt Business - 32 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  4. Sasha Banks - 27 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  5. AJ Styles - 24 weeks (1 week at #1)
  6. Roman Reigns - 23 weeks (5 weeks at #1)
  7. Bayley - 18 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  8. Braun Strowman - 17 weeks (1 week at #1)
  9. Charlotte Flair - 17 weeks (1 week at #1)
  10. Big E - 16 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez +1

N/A 0

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!

Subscribe to Smark Out Moment on YouTube, iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and more!

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.

0 comments:

Current EVENTS

Watch Backlash 2021 PPV Live Results

WWE WrestleMania Backlash Predictions and Results

WANT TO WRITE FOR US?

If you would like to join the Smark Out Moment writing team, please send an email via the contact form.

SITE SEGMENTS

LIST OF SPECIAL EVENTS

BRANDS AND SHOWS

TYPES OF POSTS

FOLLOW AMT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

JOIN THE TEAM

SUPPORT SMARK OUT MOMENT

SMARK MY WORDS