WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #357 - You Get A Contender's Match, And You Get A Contender's Match | 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. Shinsuke Nakamura [NR]

In your typically fun WWE 6-Man Tag, Shinsuke Nakaura teamed with Big E & Cesaro to defeat Apollo Crews, Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode, with Nakamura pinning the Intercontinental Champion.

9. Damian Priest [NR]

In one of around half-a-dozen Contender's Matches on Raw this week, Damian Priest defeated United States Champion Sheamus, which will likely earn him a future title opportunity.

8. Karrion Kross [+2]

After a rough start to life on Monday nights, Karrion Kross scored his first victory on Raw over someone in an even more hapless position than he is - Keith Lee.

7. AJ Styles & Omos [+2]

For the second time in 2 weeks, AJ Styles & Omos defended the Raw Tag Team Championships over The Viking Raiders on Monday night. They then helped cause Riddle to lose a match to John Morrison.

6. Charlotte Flair [+2]

Charlotte Flair bounced back after dropping the Raw Women's Championship last week to absolutely dominate a match against the new champ Nikki ASH, defeating her in yet another Contender's Match.

5. Nikki ASH [-4]

As just stated, Nikki ASH's first show as Raw Women's Champion could have gone a lot better, as she was dominated by Charlotte Flair both on the microphone and in the ring, losing in the main event to The Queen.

4. Roman Reigns [-1]

During a traditional contract signing segment, Roman Reigns just sat and watched as Baron Corbin prevented Finn Balor from signing, and then John Cena ran in to take him out and sign his own name for the Universal Championship match at SummerSlam.

3. Big E [+2]

Big E teamed with Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown to defeat Apollo Crews, Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode in a 6-Man Tag.

2. The Hurt Business [+2]

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley is back in imperious form. On Raw, he beat his former Hurt Business cohorts Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander in a Handicap Match.

1. Bianca Belair [+1]

After being saved from a beatdown by Carmella & Zelina Vega by a returning Sasha Banks, Bianca Belair teamed with her former rival to win a tag match. But, she then suffered another attack by Banks, who will challenge Belair for the SmackDown Women's Championship at SummerSlam.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Mustafa Ali & Mansoor - In their first match as a tandem, Mustafa Ali & Mansoor were successful over Mace & T-Bar.

The Kings of NXT - Pete Dunne & Oney Lorcan defeated Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher thanks to the return of Ridge Holland.

Carmelo Hayes - Carmelo Hayes overcame Josh Briggs to advance to the semi-finals of the NXT Breakout Tournament.

Adam Cole - In NXT's main event for this week, Adam Cole beat Bronson Reed, and then suffered a post-match attack by Kyle O'Reilly.

Sasha Banks - Sasha Banks returned to SmackDown this week, teaming with Bianca Belair to defeat Carmella & Zelina Vega, before assaulting the SmackDown Women's Champion.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 37)

  1. Roman Reigns - 16 weeks (6 weeks at #1)
  2. Bianca Belair - 16 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  3. The Hurt Business - 14 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  4. Apollo Crews - 11 weeks
  5. Nikki A.S.H - 8 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  6. Rhea Ripley - 8 weeks
  7. Shinsuke Nakamura - 7 weeks (1 week at #1)
  8. Natalya & Tamina - 7 weeks
  9. Cesaro - 6 weeks
  10. The Mysterios - 5 weeks (1 week at #1)

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Hurt Business, Big E, Charlotte Flair, AJ & Omos & Karrion Kross +2

Nikki ASH -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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