WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #356 - Who Climbed The Ladder After Money In The Bank? | 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. Karrion Kross [-6]

In an utterly baffling booking decision, NXT Champion Karrion Kross lost his debut match on Raw to a weather-worn Jeff Hardy in less than two minutes. He vented his frustration on NXT, taking out an even older man in William Regal.

9. AJ Styles & Omos [NR]

At Money in the Bank, AJ Styles & Omos retained their Raw Tag Team Championships over the Viking Raiders. However, after losing a follow-up 6-Man Tag on Raw, they will have to defend the belts against them again next week.

8. Charlotte Flair [NR]

Charlotte Flair became a record-breaking 11-time (or 13-time?) Women's Champion at Money in the Bank when she defeated Rhea Ripley. However, the reign was short-lived, as Flair fell victim to a Nikki ASH cash-in to lose her title.

7. Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai [NR]

A title run that did survive this week was Raquel Gonzalez's NXT Women's Championship reign. The amazon outlasted Xia Li in this week's main event, seeming to legitimately injure her opponent's ribs in the process.

6. The Usos [NR]

For the seventh time The Usos hold tag team gold, beating The Mysterios for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships on the Money in the Bank Kickoff Show. They followed this on SmackDown with Jimmy Uso beating Dominik Mysterio one-on-one.

5. Big E [NR]

With the backing of the entire crowd at Money in the Bank behind him, Big E won the titular ladder match and secured the briefcase, earning the opportunity for a future World Championship match.

4. The Hurt Business [NR]

With the women and booze gone, a refocused Bobby Lashley decimated Kofi Kingston at Money in the Bank to retain the WWE Championship. On Raw, his destructive streak continued by beating the returning Keith Lee, before Lashley was confronted by Goldberg.

3. Roman Reigns [No Change]

Thanks to tons of shenanigans following a ref bump at Money in the Bank, Roman Reigns defeated Edge to retain the Universal Championship. But, with SummerSlam on the horizon, the Tribal Chief now finds himself in John Cena's crosshairs.

2. Bianca Belair [-1]

For the second straight week on SmackDown, Bianca Belair defended her SmackDown Women's Championship over Carmella, only this time she did it in front of a confused, ambivalent audience at Rolling Loud.

1. Nikki ASH [+1]

In undoubtedly the greatest 24+ hours in Nikki ASH's career, on Sunday she won the Women's Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Then, the following night on Raw, she cashed-in on Charlotte Flair to win the Raw Women's Championship.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Jaxson Ryker - For the 5th time in 6 weeks, Jaxson Ryker defeated his former partner Elias on Raw in a Symphony of Destruction Match.

Sheamus - In another feud that refuses to die, Sheamus beat Humberto Carrillo on Raw.

Odyssey Jones - In another first round match of the NXT Breakout Tournament, Odyssey Jones defeated Andre Chase to advance.

Drake Maverick - Thanks to some ringside hijinks by Cameron Grimes, Drake Maverick was able to upset Million Dollar Champion LA Knight on this week's NXT.

Finn Balor - Finn Balor marked his in-ring return to SmackDown by beating Sami Zayn, and then later challenged Roman Reigns to a Universal Championship match.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 37)

  1. Roman Reigns - 15 weeks (6 weeks at #1)
  2. Bianca Belair - 15 weeks (3 weeks at #1)
  3. The Hurt Business - 13 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  4. Apollo Crews - 11 weeks
  5. Rhea Ripley - 8 weeks
  6. Nikki A.S.H - 7 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  7. Natalya & Tamina - 7 weeks
  8. Shinsuke Nakamura - 6 weeks (1 week at #1)
  9. Cesaro - 6 weeks
  10. The Mysterios - 5 weeks (1 week at #1)

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Nikki ASH +1

Karrion Kross -6

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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