WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #398 - A Quick Backtrack To WrestleMania Backlash | 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. Bron Breakker [-6]

NXT Champion Bron Breakker was nowhere to be seen on NXT 2.0 this week after becoming one of the many developmental talents to be kidnapped in the past year, this time at the hands of Joe Gacy and his druids.

9. Roman Reigns [NR]

The Universal Champion Roman Reigns joined forces with The Usos at WrestleMania Backlash, and the Bloodline scored the victory in the main event over Drew McIntyre & RK-Bro.

8. The Eastie Boys [+1]

Another week, another victory for a member of The Eastie Boys over a member of The New Day on SmackDown. This week, it was Butch getting a one-on-one win over Kofi Kingston.

7. Judgment Day [NR]

Two days of expansion and victories for Judgment Day see them climb onto the Power Rankings. The arrival of Rhea Ripley to the group helped Edge score the win over AJ Styles at WrestleMania Backlash. Ripley herself then defeated her former partner Liv Morgan on Raw, while Damian Priest suffered a DQ loss to Finn Balor.

6. Nikkita Lyons [+1]

The NXT Women's Breakout Tournament is underway, with the red-hot favorite Nikkita Lyons comfortably advancing into the semi-finals with a win over newcomer Arianna Grace.

5. Bianca Belair [-4]

Raw Women's Champion Bianca Belair didn't feature into the plans at WrestleMania Backlash, and her title defense against Asuka on Raw was interrupted by Becky Lynch, resulting in a No Contest.

4. Ronda Rousey [NR]

A month later than everyone anticipated, Ronda Rousey forced Charlotte Flair to say 'I Quit' at WrestleMania Backlash to capture the SmackDown Women's Championship. Rousey then immediately put the title on the line on Friday against Raquel Rodriguez, managing to make a successful defense.

3. Toxic Attraction [+3]

Still the NXT Women's Tag Team Champions, the Toxic Attraction duo of Gigi Dolin & Jacy Jayne defended their titles against Wendy Choo & Roxanne Perez.

2. Sasha Banks & Naomi [+1]

Meanwhile the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions were doubly victorious this week. Sasha Banks & Naomi comfortably beat Nikki ASH & Doudrop on Raw, before retaining their titles over Natalya & Shayna Baszler on SmackDown.

1. Cody Rhodes [+1]

For the second consecutive event, Cody Rhodes defeated Seth Rollins at WrestleMania Backlash, although he had to use the tights to do it. Rhodes then challenged Theory for the United States Championship on Raw, but interference by Rollins meant he only won by DQ.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Omos - Now with MVP in his corner, Omos avenged last month's loss to Bobby Lashley by beating The Almighty at WrestleMania Backlash.

Madcap Moss - In a battle of former buddies at WrestleMania Backlash, Madcap Moss came out on top over Happy Corbin.

The Usos - The SmackDown Tag Team Champions teamed with their Tribal Chief Roman Reigns to beat Drew McIntyre & RK-Bro at WrestleMania Backlash.

RK-Bro - While RK-Bro was unfortunate at WrestleMania Backlash, they bounced back on television. They retained their Raw Tag Team Championships over The Street Profits on Raw, while Riddle beat Sami Zayn on SmackDown.

Fallon Henley - Fallon Henley was the first woman to advance to the semi-finals of NXT's Breakout Tournament, defeating Sloane Jacobs.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 38)

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

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Toxic Attraction +3

Bron Breakker -6

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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