WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #396 - The NXT Roster Gets A Little Lighter | 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. Nikkita Lyons [NR]

Nikkita Lyons' undefeated streak continued with a second-straight win over Lash Legend on NXT 2.0, with the post-match building to a tag match next week involving Natalya and Cora Jade.

9. Drew McIntyre [NR]

After three consecutive count-out victories over Sami Zayn, Drew McIntyre finally got the pinfall win over Zayn inside a Steel Cage on SmackDown.

8. The Usos [-4]

The SmackDown Tag Team Champions suffered defeat in an Eight-Man Tag on Raw, with The Usos, Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens falling to RK-Bro, Cody Rhodes & Ezekiel.

7. RK-Bro [NR]

On the winning side of that Eight-Man Tag was RK-Bro, on a night dedicated to celebrating Randy Orton's 20 years in WWE. Orton hit an RKO on Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and both Usos to seal a victory for he, Riddle, Cody Rhodes & Ezekiel.

6. Pretty Deadly [-3]

The NXT Tag Team Champions had a rest from the ring this week, as Pretty Deadly await the chance for new challengers to emerge.

5. Ricochet [NR]

Proving to be a more fighting champion than other Intercontinental Champions in recent memory, Ricochet racked up another successful defense against Shanky on SmackDown.

4. Toxic Attraction [+5]

Making up for Jacy Jayne's defeat last week, NXT Women's Champion Mandy Rose scored a win over the newcomer Roxanne Perez on NXT 2.0, before Toxic Attraction were netted and silly-stringed by Wendy Choo.

3. Cody Rhodes [+3]

Cody Rhodes continued his winning run since returning to WWE, teaming with RK-Bro and Ezekiel on Raw to beat Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens & The Usos in Raw's main event.

2. Sasha Banks & Naomi [-1]

A roll-up victory for Naomi over Shayna Baszler on SmackDown, but both WWE Women's Tag Team Champions were then beatdown by Baszler & Natalya post-match.

1. Bianca Belair [+1]

Despite the corrupt actions of WWE official Sonya Deville in their match on Monday, Bianca Belair overcame the odds to defend her Raw Women's Championship in her hometown.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Veer Mahaan - Veer Mahaan keeps coming and keeps winning, destroying another jobber on Monday's Raw.

Ezekiel - Elias' younger brother Ezekiel helped his team with RK-Bro & Cody Rhodes beat Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens & The Usos on Raw.

Von Wagner - Thanks to interference from Santos Escobar, Von Wagner picked up a win over Tony D'Angelo on NXT 2.0.

Legado Del Fantasma - Speaking of Legado Del Fantasma, Joaquin Wilde & Cruz Del Toro earned a tag win over Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen.

Ronda Rousey - Ronda Rousey beat the clock on SmackDown, forcing Shotzi to quit quicker than Charlotte Flair could beat Aliyah.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 38)

  1. Bianca Belair - 4 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  2. Sasha Banks & Naomi - 4 weeks (1 week at #1)
  3. Toxic Attraction - 4 weeks
  4. The Usos - 4 weeks
  5. Cody Rhodes - 4 weeks
  6. Cameron Grimes - 3 weeks
  7. Pretty Deadly - 3 weeks
  8. Roman Reigns - 2 weeks (1 week at #1)
  9. Charlotte Flair - 2 weeks
  10. RK-Bro - 2 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Toxic Attraction +5

The Usos -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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