WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #449 - The Brands Split Before 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. Shinsuke Nakamura [NR]

Finally back on WWE TV after a lengthy absence, Shinsuke Nakamura kicked The Miz in the balls on Raw, before returning to SmackDown to defeat Karrion Kross.

9. The Bloodline [-5]

With no Roman Reigns around, The Bloodline is stuttering along. Unable to recapture the Tag Team Championships last week, Jimmy Uso lost one-on-one against Matt Riddle on Raw, before Solo Sikoa lost by DQ to Seth Rollins.

8. Damage CTRL [NR]

In a surprise result due to their recent trajectory, Bayley & Dakota Kai of Damage CTRL defeated the reigning Women's Tag Team Champions Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez in a non-title match on Raw.

7. Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez [-4]

The aforementioned Women's Tag Team Champions suffered their first loss since winning the gold on Monday's show, possibly setting them up for a defense against Damage CTRL in the near future.

6. Judgment Day [+1]

A mixed bag for Judgment Day this week, which started well on Raw with Rhea Ripley, Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio defeating the LWO's Rey Mysterio, Santos Escobar & Zelina Vega. However, Ripley & Dominik then suffered defeat to Rey & Vega on SmackDown.

5. The Street Profits [+3]

One of SmackDown's newest additions in the WWE Draft, The Street Profits maintained their momentum with a victory over Raw's Imperium on Friday's show.

4. Wes Lee [NR]

After beating the student Charlie Dempsey a couple of weeks ago, Wes Lee beat the master Drew Gulak on NXT to once again defend his North American Championship.

3. Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn [NR]

Heading up to SmackDown following the WWE Draft, Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn are taking their NXT Women's Tag Team Championships to Friday nights after defending them against Raw call-ups Katana Chance & Kayden Carter.

2. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn [No Change]

No matches for either Kevin Owens or Sami Zayn this week, but they did step into a brawl with The Bloodline at the conclusion of Raw.

1. Bianca Belair [No Change]

The Raw Women's Champion, who was recently drafted to SmackDown, cut a promo on the blue brand ahead of her Backlash title defense against Iyo Sky.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

Braun Strowman & Ricochet - The odd couple pairing continues to find success, with Braun Strowman & Ricochet defeating Alpha Academy on Raw.

Matt Riddle - Before he battles The Bloodline at Backlash, Matt Riddle picked up a singles win over Jimmy Uso on Raw.

JD McDonagh - One of the more surprising call-ups from NXT, JD McDonagh bid farewell to the black and gold with a win over Dragon Lee.

The Schism - Joe Gacy's quick win over Joe Coffey ensured The Dyad will have another shot at Gallus' NXT Tag Team Championships.

The OC - Back together after AJ Styles' injury, The OC's Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows were victorious over The Street Profits on SmackDown.

BIGGEST MOVES THIS WEEK

The Street Profits +3

The Bloodline -5

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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