WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #346 - The Road To WrestleMania… Backlash | 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. Kushida [NR]

A strong title defense for Kushida in NXT's main event, as he retained the Cruiserweight Championship in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match against Santos Escobar.

9. Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai [NR]

In the second championship contest on this week's edition of NXT, Raquel Gonzalez also kept hold of her NXT Women's Championship over Mercedes Martinez.

8. Apollo Crews [-4]

Apollo Crews' medal ceremony on SmackDown was rudely interrupted by a combination of Big E, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, the three men he will have to defend his Intercontinental Championship against next week.

7. Natalya & Tamina [NR]

Also on SmackDown, it was a history-making moment for Natalya and, in particular, Tamina, as they captured the Women's Tag Team Championships for the first time, defeating the dominant pairing of Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler.

6. RKBro [+2]

RKBro continues to build momentum as a new team on Raw. Randy Orton scored the pin in an 8-Man Tag over Elias, Jaxson Ryker, AJ Styles & Omos, before taking out his own partners in the New Day with a pair of RKOs.

5. Bianca Belair [-2]

No in-ring action for Bianca Belair this week, as she once again engaged in a war of words with Bayley over the titantron before their clash at WrestleMania Backlash.

4. Cesaro [+1]

Cesaro moves up the Power Rankings slightly after recording a DQ win over Jimmy Uso on SmackDown, and then stood tall at the end of the show having laid out Jey Uso with multiple Neutralizers.

3. The Hurt Business [-2]

A loss for Bobby Lashley in Raw's main event by DQ thanks to Braun Strowman taking out his opponent Drew McIntyre. But, then the Monster Among Men assaulted the WWE Champion, putting him through the announce table.

2. Rhea Ripley [+4]

Prior to defending her Raw Women's Championship at WrestleMania Backlash against Charlotte Flair and Asuka, Rhea Ripley defeated the Empress of Tomorrow on Monday night in a one-on-one encounter.

1. Roman Reigns [+1]

Roman Reigns got to get a few shots in on his Universal Championship challenger Cesaro on SmackDown, before getting out of dodge and letting his cousins feel the brunt of the Swiss Superman's comeback.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Jinder Mahal - Flanked by his new heavies Veer & Shanky, Jinder Mahal made a winning return to Raw over Jeff Hardy.

Damian Priest - Damian Priest's second straight win over John Morrison on Raw means he got to select a Lumberjack Match against The Miz at WrestleMania Backlash.

Karrion Kross - NXT Champion Karrion Kross scored a decisive win over Austin Theory on Wednesday's NXT.

MSK - A strong win for the NXT Tag Team Champions on Wednesday night over former champions Breezango.

The Mysterios - Two weeks, two wins for The Mysterios over Dolph Ziggler, with Papa Rey getting the victory on this week's SmackDown.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Rhea Ripley +4

Apollo Crews -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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