WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #345 - SmackDown Goes Retro | 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

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10. Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax [NR]

For approximately the 7,000th time in a matter of months, Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax successfully defended their Women's Tag Team Championships on Raw against Naomi & Lana, before popping over to SmackDown to beat up their next challengers Natalya & Tamina.

9. AJ Styles & Omos [NR]

In their first appearance since WrestleMania, AJ Styles & Omos were victorious in a WrestleMania rematch for their Raw Tag Team Championships against The New Day.

8. RKBro [+1]

Two wins in two weeks for the newly formed team of RKBro, as Randy Orton & Riddle scored a decisive victory over Elias & Jaxson Ryker.

7. The Way [NR]

Among the sea of Tag Team Championship defenses this week, new champions were crowned on Wednesday night. The Way's Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell captured the NXT Women's Tag Team Championships from Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon.

6. Rhea Ripley [-2]

No in-ring action for Rhea Ripley this week beyond complaining to Sonya Deville about Charlotte Flair being added to the Raw Women's Championship match at WrestleMania Backlash, before getting attacked from behind by the Queen.

5. Cesaro [+2]

A big victory for Cesaro over Seth Rollins on SmackDown, aided by interference by the returning Jimmy Uso at ringside, means that he will have his first one-on-one Universal Championship opportunity against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania Backlash.

4. Apollo Crews [+1]

Rounding off Retro SmackDown's in-ring antics, Intercontinental Champion Apollo Crews was on the winning end of a 10-Man Tag, teaming with King Corbin, Sami Zayn & Alpha Academy to defeat Big E, Kevin Owens, Shinsuke Nakamura & The Street Profits.

3. Bianca Belair [-1]

SmackDown Women's Champion Bianca Belair had a verbal exchange with her WrestleMania Backlash opponent Bayley on Friday night, which inevitably turned violent with the Role Model getting the better of the EST.

2. Roman Reigns [-1]

Now dealing with internal family strife as well as the threat of Cesaro, Universal Champion Roman Reigns loses top spot on the Power Rankings after the Swiss Superman took him and The Usos out to close Retro SmackDown.

1. The Hurt Business [+2]

Meanwhile over on Raw, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley sent a message to both challengers at WrestleMania Backlash by defeating one of them, Braun Strowman, while Drew McIntyre watched on from ringside.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Charlotte Flair - A second consecutive win for Charlotte Flair on Raw, this time over Dana Brooke, before she was added to the next Raw Women's Championship match.

Damian Priest - Damian Priest continues to rack up wins, this time beating John Morrison while The Miz looked on from ringside.

Isaiah Swerve Scott - Thanks to some timely interference by his new entourage, Isaiah Swerve Scott won his Falls Count Anywhere Match over Leon Ruff on NXT.

Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher - Also on NXT, the rough and ready combination of Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher returned to action with a win over Grizzled Young Veterans.

The Mysterios - A surprise victory for Dominik Mysterio over Dolph Ziggler on Friday night sets the father and son duo up for an opportunity at the SmackDown Tag Team Championships in the near future.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Hurt Business & Cesaro +2

Rhea Ripley -2

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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