WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #364 - Big E Cashes In & NXT 2.0 | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #364 - Big E Cashes In & NXT 2.0

Posted by Callum Wiggins Saturday, September 18, 2021

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. Rhea Ripley & Nikki Cross [NR]

After beating the Women's Tag Team Champions last week, Raw's latest odd couple Rhea Ripley & Nikki Cross repeated the feat on Monday in a pair of singles victories over Natalya & Tamina.

9. RKBro [-3]

Randy Orton was unable to become a 15-time world champion on Monday night, as then-WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defeated him on Raw.

8. Drew McIntyre [+1]

As Drew McIntyre persists in limbo before he is inevitably drafted to SmackDown in the upcoming draft, he teamed with The Viking Raiders to defeat the hapless trio of Jinder Mahal, Veer & Shanky.

7. The Hurt Business [-3]

Although Bobby Lashley was able to defend his WWE Championship against Randy Orton in Raw's scheduled main event, that wasn't what anyone was talking about by the end of the night. Instead, Big E cashed in Money in the Bank to win his first world championship.

6. Tommaso Ciampa [NR]

In the main event of the first edition of NXT 2.0, Tommaso Ciampa climbed to the top of the mountain once again, defeating Pete Dunne, LA Knight and Von Wagner to become a two-time NXT Champion.

5. Roman Reigns [-2]

More talking from Roman Reigns to open up SmackDown, before he watched his cousins The Usos fall to defeat to Big E and Finn Balor.

4. Charlotte Flair [+1]

Another victory for Raw Women's Charlotte Flair thanks to a distraction, as she beat Shayna Baszler due to Nia Jax getting her partner's attention. She then received a new Charlie doll from Alexa Bliss to continue the build to their match at Not-So-Extreme Rules.

3. Big E [NR]

Making good on his Twitter promise, Big E popped up on Raw and cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to defeat Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship, a move met with universal acclaim. Big E then popped up on SmackDown to team with Finn Balor in a victory over The Usos.

2. Shinsuke Nakaura & Rick Boogs [-1]

While Rick Boogs' winning streak continued on SmackDown with a victory over Robert Roode, he and Shinsuke Nakamura did suffer a post-match beatdown by Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez as this feud refuses to die.

1. Damian Priest [+1]

Before he once again faces Sheamus with the United States Championship on the line, Damian Priest freshened things up on Raw by successfully defending the gold against Jeff Hardy.


AJ Styles & Omos - Teaming with Mace & T-Bar, AJ Styles & Omos especially scored a win over the group of The New Day, Mustafa Ali & Mansoor.

Doudrop - In a match nobody wanted to see for a number of reasons, Doudrop did get her win over Eva Marie on Raw.

Bron Breakker - In an impressive debut on NXT 2.0, Bron Breakker pinned LA Knight. A good performance, shame about the name though.

Finn Balor - Continuing the build to his Universal Championship match with Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules, Finn Balor teamed with Big E to beat The Usos on SmackDown.

Sami Zayn - In a playback from a couple of weeks ago, Sami Zayn defeated Dominik Mysterio.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 37)

  1. Roman Reigns - 23 weeks (6 weeks at #1)
  2. The Hurt Business - 21 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  3. Bianca Belair - 20 weeks (6 weeks at #1)
  4. Shinsuke Nakamura - 14 weeks (3 weeks at #1)
  5. Nikki A.S.H - 12 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  6. Apollo Crews - 11 weeks
  7. AJ Styles & Omos - 9 weeks
  8. Rhea Ripley - 9 weeks
  9. Damian Priest - 8 weeks (3 weeks at #1)
  10. RKBro - 8 weeks


Damian Priest, Charlotte Flair & Drew McIntyre +1

The Hurt Business & RKBro -3

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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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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