WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #361 - Sensational Returns At SummerSlam | 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. Bianca Belair [-9]

It was a disastrous SummerSlam weekend for Bianca Belair. First, her scheduled opponent Sasha Banks no-showed their match. Then, her eventual replacement, the returning Becky Lynch, squashed Belair in seconds and took the SmackDown Women's Championship. Belair at least bounced back on SmackDown winning a Fatal Four-Way contender's match.

9. Carmelo Hayes [+1]

Rather surprisingly, Carmelo Hayes won the second-ever NXT Breakout Tournament by overcoming the much larger Odyssey Jones in the final.

8. Samoa Joe [NR]

In his first match since February 2020, and his first since being temporarily released earlier this year, Samoa Joe defeated Karrion Kross in the main event of TakeOver 36 to become the first-ever three-time NXT Champion.

7. Becky Lynch [NR]

The Man is back in WWE, and already has gold around her waist. Becky Lynch made her grand return at SummerSlam, challenging Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women's Championship, and capturing the title in a matter of seconds.

6. Charlotte Flair [NR]

For the 12th time, Charlotte Flair reigns over the WWE women's division. At SummerSlam she beat Nikki ASH and Rhea Ripley in a Triple Threat to once again secure the Raw Women's Championship.

5. Shinsuke Nakamura [-3]

While Shinsuke Nakamura didn't have a match at SummerSlam, only an entrance, the Intercontinental Champion successfully teamed with his guitarist Rick Boogs on SmackDown once more, defeating Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode.

4. The Hurt Business [+3]

Bobby Lashley is still WWE Champion after the referee stopped his title defense at SummerSlam with Goldberg unable to compete. Lashley also took down Goldberg's son for good measure, but he did suffer a tag team loss on Raw, as he and Sheamus fell to Drew McIntyre and Damian Priest.

3. Drew McIntyre [+2]

Wins keep racking up for Drew McIntyre, as he comfortably defeated Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam, then teamed with Damian Priest to beat Bobby Lashley and Sheamus on Raw.

2. Roman Reigns [+4]

Roman Reigns withstood and overcame the challenge of John Cena at SummerSlam, extending his reign as Universal Champion to nearly a year. However, post-match he was confronted by a potential new threat to his gold - Brock Lesnar.

1. Damian Priest [+2]

Still undefeated in singles competition, Damian Priest now has gold around his waist to accompany that record after winning the United States Championship from Sheamus at SummerSlam. Priest followed this by teaming with Drew McIntyre to victory over Sheamus and WWE Champion Bobby Lashley.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

RKBro - The odd couple of RKBro captured the Raw Tag Team Championships at SummerSlam from AJ Styles & Omos. Riddle then beat Styles the following night on Raw.

The Usos - Settling the score once and for all with the Mysterios, The Usos overcame them to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.

Edge - In a battle of generations, Edge scored a victory over Seth Rollins in what many considered the best match at SummerSlam.

Raquel Gonzalez - After vanquishing her former partner Dakota Kai at TakeOver 36, Raquel Gonzalez remains the NXT Women's Champion.

Ilja Dragunov - In what was undoubtedly the greatest match of SummerSlam weekend, Ilja Dragunov shocked the indomitable Walter at TakeOver 36 to become the new NXT UK Champion.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 37)

  1. Roman Reigns - 20 weeks (6 weeks at #1)
  2. Bianca Belair - 20 weeks (6 weeks at #1)
  3. The Hurt Business - 18 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  4. Nikki A.S.H - 11 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  5. Shinsuke Nakamura - 11 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  6. Apollo Crews - 11 weeks
  7. Rhea Ripley - 8 weeks
  8. AJ Styles & Omos - 8 weeks
  9. Natalya & Tamina - 7 weeks
  10. Cesaro - 6 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Roman Reigns +4

Bianca Belair -9

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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