WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #481 - Happy Holidays | Smark Out Moment

WWE Power Rankings Top 10 Superstars This Week: #481 - Happy Holidays

Posted by Callum Wiggins Saturday, December 23, 2023

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. Michin [NR]

In SmackDown's Holiday Havoc tag, Michin scored the decisive pin for the babyface team over Damage CTRL, and by beating Iyo Sky may have earned a future WWE Women's Championship opportunity.

9. Imperium [NR]

Gunther's second straight Intercontinental Championship defense against The Miz means the A-Lister can no longer challenge for the title. However, his win was somewhat tempered by Imperium's Ludwig Kaiser falling to Jey Uso later in the show.

8. Seth Rollins [-5]

No in-ring action for Seth Rollins, instead having a face-to-face confrontation with Drew McIntyre ahead of their upcoming championship rematch.

7. Judgment Day [NR]

While JD McDonagh suffered a surprise, comedy loss to R-Truth, Finn Balor & Damian Priest did manage to fight off the eager challenge of The Creed Brothers to retain their WWE Tag Team Championships.

6. Katana Chance & Kayden Carter [NR]

However, the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships did change hands on Raw, as Katana Chance & Kayden Carter captured the belts from Chelsea Green & Piper Niven.

5. Drew McIntyre [-3]

As noted earlier, Drew McIntyre was solely involved in a promo exchange with Seth Rollins on Raw, adding some layers before their World Heavyweight Championship clash.

4. Kevin Owens [+6]

Kevin Owens proceeded to the finals of the United States Championship contender's tournament, defeating Carmelo Hayes in the semi-final on SmackDown.

3. Santos Escobar [+4]

Joining Kevin Owens in the US tournament final is Santos Escobar as, thanks to the interference of his new cohorts Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo, he overcame Bobby Lashley.

2. Randy Orton [-1]

No match, but Randy Orton took part in a main event brawl with LA Knight and AJ Styles leading into next week's Triple Threat number one contender's match.

1. Dragon Lee [+4]

Dragon Lee leaps to the top of the Power Rankings with back-to-back defenses of his North American Championship. First, Lee defeated Charlie Dempsey and Joe Coffey in a Triple Threat on NXT, then he beat Butch on SmackDown.

HONORABLE MENTIONS

R-Truth - In his ongoing bid to join Judgment Day, R-Truth defeated JD McDonagh in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight on Raw.

Jey Uso - It was a long time coming, but Jey Uso finally won his first singles match since joining Raw over Imperium's Ludwig Kaiser.

Fallon Henley - In a surprise result, Fallon Henley beat former NXT Women's Champion Tiffany Stratton on Tuesday's show.

Lexis King - The NXT Men's Breakout Tournament continued on Tuesday with Lexis King advancing past Dion Lennox.

Tavion Heights - Later in the night, Tavion Heights rounded off the Breakout semi-finalists with his victory over Luca Crusifino.

The Power Rankings Table (since WrestleMania 39)

  1. Judgment Day - 36 weeks (16 weeks at #1)
  2. Seth Rollins - 28 weeks (3 weeks at #1)
  3. Kevin Owens - 20 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  4. Santos Escobar - 19 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  5. Sami Zayn - 18 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  6. Damage CTRL - 17 weeks (1 week at #1)
  7. Imperium - 16 weeks
  8. LWO - 15 weeks (4 weeks at #1)
  9. Becky Lynch - 14 weeks (2 weeks at #1)
  10. Bianca Belair - 13 weeks (4 weeks at #1)

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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