The Smackdown Top 10 is back to rank all of the top superstars and tag teams on the blue brand. With the big move to Fox Friday and Hell in a Cell in the books, there are some big shakeups this week.
Rankings are based on wins and losses, with extra points given when titles are involved. Rankings are based on the last 10 weeks of Smackdowns and any PPVs that may entail. Weekly scores depreciate, so, for example a win this week is worth more than a win a month ago.
Only superstars on the Smackdown brand will be ranked in the Smackdown rankings.
Bayley manages to hold on to the #1 spot this week but just barely. The Hugger teamed with Sasha Banks for a loss to Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch on Friday Night Smackdown, then lost her Smackdown Women’s Championship to #2 Charlotte at Hell In A Cell. The title win propels Charlotte up 3 spaces to the #2 spot. You’ve got to think The Queen has her sights set on that top spot.
Kofi Kingston falls a spot to #3 this week, but his stock may have fallen former. Kofi lost his WWE Title to Raw’s Brock Lesnar in shocking fashion on the first Fox Smackdown main event, then turned into an afterthought thanks to the big Brock/Cain Velasquez angle. Kofi and his New Day pals were absent from the Hell In A Cell show. New Day hangs on to the #6 spot this week.
Randy Orton also falls a spot this week to #4. The Viper took out Ali in a competitive match at Hell In A Cell. It will be interesting to see where he and Smackdown Tag Team Champs The Revival go now that Orton seems far removed from the WWE Title picture.
Chad Gable makes a huge jump to #5 this week. “Shorty” got his revenge on King Baron Corbin at Hell In A Cell. Between the losses and his broken throne, Corbin is off to a shaky start in his King of the Ring reign.
Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura falls to #7 this week. The Artist took on Universal Champion Seth Rollins on Smackdown, but the match was interrupted by The Fiend. A Nakamura/Rollins feud could be interesting right now. We’ll have to see what the draft brings.
The last three spots are all debuts this week. Erick Rowan lands at #8, in spite of his loss on Smackdown to #9 Roman Reigns and tag loss to Reigns and Daniel Bryan at Hell In A Cell. Rowan was on quite a roll, but it seems like Reigns has his number now.
The Kabuki Warriors had a huge week, debuting at #10. Asuka and Kairi Sane defeated Raw’s Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross to win the Women’s Tag Team Titles at Hell In A Cell. The pair also looked impressive on Raw with a win over Charlotte and Raw Women’s Champ Becky Lynch.