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WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #380 - New Year, New Releases

Posted by Callum Wiggins Saturday, January 8, 2022

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 oneself, 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. Damian Priest [NR]

After being disqualified in his previous title defense, Damian Priest scored a decisive win over Dolph Ziggler on Raw to retain his United States Championship.

9. Carmelo Hayes [NR]

In the latest stride to wipe away the remnants of the old NXT, Carmelo Hayes defeated Roderick Strong at New Year's Evil to unify the North American Championship and the Cruiserweight Championship.

8. Mandy Rose [NR]

Another person who held firm to their title at New Year's Evil was Mandy Rose, who defeated Raquel Gonzalez and Cora Jade in a Triple Threat to retain the NXT Women's Championship.

7. Bron Breakker [NR]

In probably the biggest moment of NXT 2.0 so far, Bron Breakker captured the NXT Championship from Tommaso Ciampa in the main event of New Year's Evil.

6. Becky Lynch [NR]

It wasn't second time's the charm for Liv Morgan at Day 1, as Big Time Becky Lynch beat her once again to retain the Raw Women's Championship.

5. RK-Bro [+1]

RK-Bro overcame The Street Profits on Raw to retain their Raw Tag Team Championships. But, on Monday they plunged back into a feud with Alpha Academy by losing a tag match to them. Riddle also popped up on NXT to help MSK defeat Imperium.

4. The Hurt Business [No Change]

While Bobby Lashley was unsuccessful in his attempt to recapture the WWE Championship at Day 1, he will get another opportunity at Royal Rumble by winning a Fatal Four Way over Big E, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens on Raw.

3. The Usos [NR]

Two successful title defenses in a week for The Usos, as they beat everlasting foes The New Day on both Day 1 and SmackDown to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championships.

2. Zelina Vega & Carmella [+3]

In rapid fashion, Queen Zelina & Carmella once again bested Super Brutality on Raw to keep hold of the Women's Tag Team Championships.

1. Brock Lesnar [NR]

Brock Lesnar is back on top of the totem pole in WWE, but not in the way we expected prior to Day 1. Due to Roman Reigns coming down with COVID, Lesnar was inserted in the WWE Championship match, where he captured the belt for the sixth time.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Sheamus - Despite losing his tag partner Ridge Holland to injury, Sheamus was able to beat Cesaro and Ricochet simultaneously on the Day 1 Kick-Off Show.

Drew McIntyre - Drew McIntyre got an expected win over Madcap Moss at Day 1, but a backstage beatdown by Moss and Happy Corbin meant he ended the night injured.

Edge - Thanks to his wife Beth Phoenix removing the distraction caused by Maryse, Edge was victorious over The Miz at Day 1.

Alpha Academy - Bouncing back from last week's disappointment, Alpha Academy defeated Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro on Raw in a non-title match.

Omos - Signalling the definitive end of their partnership, Omos comfortably defeated AJ Styles on Raw.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 37)

  1. Roman Reigns - 34 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  2. The Hurt Business - 29 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  3. Bianca Belair - 26 weeks (6 weeks at #1)
  4. Big E - 20 weeks (3 weeks at #1)
  5. Shinsuke Nakamura - 17 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  6. Damian Priest - 16 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  7. Nikki A.S.H - 14 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  8. Zelina Vega - 13 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  9. The New Day - 13 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  10. RK-Bro - 13 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Zelina Vega & Carmella +3

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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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