WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #342 - The WrestleMania Reboot (Start Of Season 2021/2022) | 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?

As this is the first edition of the Power Rankings for 2021/22, everyone's rankings will commence based on their results at WrestleMania and the week following this. This is the starting point for the year ahead, and in a year's time we'll find out who will follow in Drew McIntyre's footsteps as the Power Rankings Champion!

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

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10. Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax [NR]

Even without the assistance of Reginald at ringside, Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax maintained their iron grip on the Women's Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania 37 when they defeated the previous night's gauntlet winners Natalya & Tamina. They then won a match against Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke on Raw when the babyfaces refused to fight, but Baszler suffered a loss to Natalya on SmackDown to end the week on a low note.

9. Kevin Owens [NR]

Kevin Owens fulfilled a dream at WrestleMania 37 when he battled his former best friend Sami Zayn on the grandest stage, gaining the victory and earning one of the biggest pops of the weekend by hitting the Stunner on Logan Paul afterwards. Owens followed this with another win over Zayn via countout on SmackDown.

8. Cesaro [NR]

Will this finally be Cesaro's time to shine? While we shouldn't get our hopes up because of history, the early signs are positive as The Swiss Superman got a big WrestleMania win over Seth Rollins in one of the weekend's best matches. He then stood up to Roman Reigns on SmackDown, leading to a victory over Jey Uso via disqualification.

7. AJ Styles & Omos [NR]

We saw new Raw Tag Team Champions crowned in dominant fashion at WrestleMania, as AJ Styles and, in particular, Omos, outpowered The New Day. After being kept in the corner all match, Omos tagged in and single-handedly crushed the former champs, pinning Kofi Kingston with a single boot.

6. Apollo Crews [NR]

Thanks to a timely assist by the newly christened Commander Azeez, Apollo Crews finally captured the Intercontinental Championship from Big E at the seventh attempt during WrestleMania's first-ever Nigerian Drum Fight which, funnily enough, did not feature anyone being hit with a drum.

5. Sheamus [NR]

In a very hard-hitting, physical clash at WrestleMania for the United States Championship, Sheamus received his reward for his recent series of stellar matches by defeating Riddle, beginning his third reign with this title.

4. Rhea Ripley [NR]

Rhea Ripley arrived at WrestleMania 37 and banished the demons of last year by overcoming Asuka and capturing the Raw Women's Championship. Ripley would then defend her title for the first time against Asuka the following night, but their rematch was interrupted by a returning Charlotte Flair.

3. Bianca Belair [NR]

The SmackDown Women's Championship also has a brand new holder coming out of WrestleMania 37, as Bianca Belair overcame the experience and savvy of Sasha Banks to cash in on her Royal Rumble win back in January.

2. Roman Reigns [NR]

Despite having two challengers to contend with at WrestleMania in the forms of Edge and Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns cemented his position as SmackDown's top guy by defending his Universal Championship, pinning both men at the same time to assert his dominance further.

1. The Hurt Business [NR]

In some would argue was a shocking result to kickstart WrestleMania weekend, Bobby Lashley retained his WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre, forcing him to pass out in the Hurt Lock. Lashley followed this on Raw with a crushing defeat of the former United States Champion Riddle.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Natalya & Tamina - In somewhat of a surprising result, Natalya & Tamina were victorious in the Women's Tag Team Gauntlet Match on Night One of WrestleMania. While they failed to capture the Women's Tag Team Championships the following night, Natalya did score a win over Shayna Baszler on SmackDown.

Braun Strowman - Braun Strowman showed Shane McMahon that he wasn't stupid at WrestleMania, sending him flying to the mat in their Steel Cage match and pinning him. However, Strowman failed to win Raw's Triple Threat to determine the next contender for the WWE Championship.

Randy Orton - In perhaps the most bewildering match and result of the entire WrestleMania weekend, Randy Orton pinned The Fiend in Sunday's opening contest thanks to a distraction by Alexa Bliss. But, like Braun Strowman, Orton also fell to Drew McIntyre in that Raw Triple Threat match.

Kushida - While he was unsuccessful at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, Kushida stepped up to dethrone Santos Escobar this week, capturing the Cruiserweight Championship for the first time.

The Dirty Dogs - Following up from last week's successful title defense, The Dirty Dogs held onto their SmackDown Tag Team Championships once again on Friday night, beating The Street Profits.

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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