WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #389 - Dolph Ziggler Is NXT Champion… | 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 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. Tommaso Ciampa [No Change]

On Raw, Tommaso Ciampa teamed with then-NXT Champion Bron Breakker to defeat The Dirty Dawgs. However, he wasn't able to carry this momentum into NXT 2.0, as he was pinned by Dolph Ziggler with the NXT Championship on the line.

9. Brock Lesnar [-4]

After the beating he suffered in Madison Square Garden, Brock Lesnar arrived on SmackDown baying for blood. However, Roman Reigns was not in the building, and Lesnar couldn't reach Paul Heyman in time to unleash a beating.

8. Dakota Kai & Wendy Choo [NR]

The odd couple pairing of Dakota Kai & Wendy Choo advanced to the finals of The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with a victory over Raquel Gonzalez & Cora Jade, with a big assist from Toxic Attraction.

7. Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray [NR]

On the other side of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic final will be Io Shirai & Kay Lee Ray, after they overcame the only 'real' team left in the tournament, Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter.

6. Drew McIntyre [-4]

Drew McIntyre's scheduled match on SmackDown alongside The Viking Raiders was derailed due to a pre-match attack, but he was able to fight off the assault from Happy Corbin, Madcap Moss, Jinder Mahal & Shanky.

5. RK-Bro [NR]

RK-Bro once again reign atop Raw's tag team division, as they won a fantastic Triple Threat against Alpha Academy and Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens to recapture the Raw Tag Team Championships.

4. Dolph Ziggler [NR]

Dolph Ziggler is the new NXT Champion. The veteran, nearly a decade removed from his one real reign as World Heavyweight Champion, beat Bron Breakker and Tommaso Ciampa in Tuesday's main event to claim top spot in WWE's developmental ranks.

3. Finn Balor [No Change]

The new United States Champion Finn Balor got a win on Raw over Austin Theory, but it was only by disqualification after interference from the bitter former champion Damian Priest.

2. Bianca Belair [-1]

With Becky Lynch temporarily out of action, Bianca Belair was only on Raw to cut a quick backstage promo ahead of their Raw Women's Championship match at WrestleMania 38.

1. Ricochet [+3]

In a rematch of last week's battle, Ricochet once again defeated Sami Zayn to this time retain his Intercontinental Championship.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan - Another thrown-together women's pairing entered the Women's Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania after Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan defeated Carmella & Zelina Vega on Raw.

Grayson Waller - With some help from his bodyguard Sanga, Grayson Waller defeated LA Knight in their Last Man Standing Match on NXT 2.0.

Sheamus & Ridge Holland - Now with 'Butch' by their side, the team of Sheamus & Ridge Holland beat The New Day on SmackDown, although it was overshadowed by a sickening injury to Big E.

Sasha Banks & Naomi - The Bossy Glow tandem continued to build momentum heading into WrestleMania with a win over Shayna Baszler & Natalya on SmackDown.

Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs - Rick Boogs scored a singles victory over Jey Uso on SmackDown, earning a SmackDown Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 37)

  1. Roman Reigns - 36 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  2. The Hurt Business - 36 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  3. Bianca Belair - 30 weeks (8 weeks at #1)
  4. The New Day - 22 weeks (5 weeks at #1)
  5. Damian Priest - 18 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  6. Shinsuke Nakamura - 17 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  7. Becky Lynch - 16 weeks
  8. Zelina Vega - 15 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  9. RK-Bro - 15 weeks
  10. Nikki A.S.H - 14 weeks (2 weeks at #1)

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Ricochet +3

Drew McIntyre & Brock Lesnar -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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