WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #406 - Liv Morgan Cashes In | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #406 - Liv Morgan Cashes In

Posted by Callum Wiggins Saturday, July 9, 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. Theory [NR]

Money in the Bank was a night of mixed emotions for Theory. Early on in the show he was tapping out and losing his United States Championship to Bobby Lashley. However, due to a last-minute decision, Theory entered the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match and captured the briefcase, earning him a future World Championship opportunity.

9. Ronda Rousey [NR]

Talking of mixed emotions, Ronda Rousey did defeat Natalya to retain the SmackDown Women's Championship at Money in the Bank, but didn't leave with the title. That's because Miss Money in the Bank Liv Morgan cashed in immediately, pinning Rousey and taking her title. Rousey then beat Natalya once again on SmackDown to earn a SummerSlam bout with Morgan.

8. The Usos [NR]

By hook or by crook, The Usos retained the Unified Tag Team Championships at Money in the Bank over The Street Profits, even if the result was a contentious one. They followed this with a more routine win over Los Lotharios on SmackDown.

7. Bianca Belair [NR]

Bianca Belair comfortably beat Carmella at Money in the Bank to remain the Raw Women's Champion, and on Monday teamed with fellow champ Liv Morgan to a victory over Carmella and Natalya.

6. Diamond Mine [-2]

It was odd to rank Diamond Mine this week as they both won and lost on the same night in the same match. The Creed Brothers kept hold of their NXT Tag Team Championships at Great American Bash by beating their stablemates Roderick Strong & Damon Kemp.

5. Bron Breakker [+4]

Despite his shoulder being at less than 100%, Bron Breakker withstood the challenge of Cameron Grimes at Great American Bash and retained the NXT Championship. However, he did suffer a post-match attack by his next challenger, JD McDonagh.

4. Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams [-1]

Great American Bash was doubly successful for the duo of Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams. Williams used some rubbing alcohol to his advantage to beat Wes Lee, and Hayes defended his North American Championship from Grayson Waller.

3. Bobby Lashley [-1]

A new United States Champion was crowned at Money in the Bank, as Bobby Lashley forced Theory to tap out in the Hurt Lock to win the title for the third time in his career.

2. Roxanne Perez & Cora Jade [-1]

Great American Bash opened in exciting fashion with new NXT Women's Tag Team Champions, as Roxanne Perez & Cora Jade overcame Toxic Attraction to capture their first titles in WWE.

1. Liv Morgan [+4]

It couldn't have been anybody else on top of the Power Rankings this week after the most significant night in Liv Morgan's career. At Money in the Bank, Morgan not only outfought six other women to capture the Money in the Bank briefcase, but she cashed in less than 2 hours later to beat Ronda Rousey and become the new SmackDown Women's Champion.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Seth Rollins - No briefcase for Seth Rollins at Money in the Bank, but he was able to score a win over Ezekiel on Raw.

Becky Lynch - While she was unable to win the Money in the Bank briefcase, Becky Lynch did beat her longtime rival Asuka in a Street Fight on Raw.

Tiffany Stratton - At Great American Bash, Tiffany Stratton won her brawl with Wendy Choo.

Shinsuke Nakamura - Although it wasn't a match with Gunther that he expected, Shinsuke Nakamura was able to beat the Intercontinental Champion's second Ludwig Kaiser.

Drew McIntyre - Another pre-match favorite who failed to capture the Money in the Bank briefcase, Drew McIntyre was supposed to fight Sheamus on SmackDown, but instead had a comfortable victory over Butch.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 38)

  1. Cody Rhodes - 11 weeks (3 weeks at #1)
  2. The Usos - 11 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  3. Bianca Belair - 10 weeks (3 weeks at #1)
  4. Toxic Attraction - 10 weeks
  5. Roxanne Perez - 8 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  6. Bron Breakker - 8 weeks
  7. Sasha Banks & Naomi - 7 weeks (1 week at #1)
  8. Theory - 5 weeks
  9. Roman Reigns - 4 weeks (1 week at #1)
  10. Cameron Grimes - 4 weeks

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

Liv Morgan & Bron Breakker +4

Diamond Mine -2

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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