We have decided to start a new weekly feature here at Wrestling Edge, WWE Power Rankings. The only superstars eligible for the Power Rankings are main roster superstars, and will include the men, women, and tag teams of both Raw and Smackdown Live. The Rankings are not based on anything other than how the superstar is performing at the moment.
This will not be a weekly ranking of our favorite superstars, but rather a ranking of how the superstars impact the shows from week to week. The Rankings will consist of a Top 10, plus a few honorable mentions! This week there will be no movement from past Rankings, but in the future, whether a superstar moved up or down in our rankings will be noted.
After a chaotic week of WWE programming, this week’s Power Rankings were not easy to generate. The Hell in a Cell PPV, the multilple title matches on Raw, and some drama on SD Live made for a tough time figuring out a top-10. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it! So here we go:
Dean Ambrose – “The Lunatic Fringe” just missed out on making our top 10 this week. Since his return, Dean had been on an absolute roll leading up to the Hell in a Cell PPV. However, he and his Shield brother, Seth Rollins, came up short against The Show, then Ambrose lost to Drew McIntyre on Raw. However, given his new build and his expanded move-set, Dean is primed to make one heck of a run at some point and work his way into our Rankings permanently.
Andrade “Cien” Almas – “El Idolo” has done nothing but impress since his debut on Smackdown Live. Even though he has had his fair share of losses here lately, there is no denying the dynamic matches he’s had with superstars like Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles. Zelina Vega calls Almas “The Future”, and there’s absolutely no doubt that “Cien” will be a centerpiece of this company moving forward.
Charlotte Flair- Charlotte has been arguably the top woman in the company for years now, but she’s been especially impressive in 2018. From ending Asuka’s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania to multiple reigns as SD Live Women’s Champion, Charlotte had been on quite a run so far this year. However, that all came to a end when she ran into the Irish buzzsaw known as Becky Lynch. “The Lasskicker” defeated Charlotte at Hell in a Cell for the SD Women’s title, and knocked Charlotte out of contention for our Rankings.