WWE Power Rankings: Sorting Every Superstar in the Business Right Now
The other day, I took a look at WWE's roster and noticed that large amount of superstars in the company. Some wrestle, while others not so much. Nonetheless, the roster is stacked.
As I looked at the roster, I found myself ranking the superstars. Due to its massive size, I began writing out a list. After a while, I had myself a pretty solid power ranking.
I didn't include any divas, nor did I put in any part-time wrestlers. Also this list isn't based on my opinion of any superstar. It is mainly based on how each superstar is used on a day-to-day basis. This is just my take on it, so you may obviously feel different.
OK, here is my power ranking list of every full-time superstar in WWE today!
44:The Great Khali
The main reason I put The Great Khali at this spot is simply because I no longer see him wrestle. The other wrestlers near the bottom of the list usually at least job for other superstars. Khali has been completely absent, which makes me extremely happy.
The fact that this guy was a world champion makes me sick. He has no talent and doesn't even speak English. There is no point to even keep him on the roster. I hope WWE just releases Khali, and puts an end to his career.
43: Michael McGillicutty
When Michael McGillicutty first started out on NXT, I really liked him. As the show reached the finale, I thought of him as the favorite to win. However, that didn't happen. He then proceeded to have one of the worst promos in history after he was eliminated.
It seems like Mike is still trying to live that down to this day. However, I still find this guy pretty good. Other than that terrible promo, his mic skills aren't terrible and his in ring ability is above average. He i the son of Curt Hennig, so why WWE gave him this terrible name I do not know.
As of today, McGillicutty is missing in action. Since breaking up his tag team with David Otunga, he has fallen off the face of the earth. I like the guy, but he just never really gets any air time. I hope WWE pushes this guy soon, because he is talented enough to become a star.
42: Heath Slater
Heath Slater does wrestle, but never wins. Since losing the tag team titles, I have literally never seen Slater win a match. He isn't bad in the ring, but lacks a gimmick (one man band is not a gimmick).
I personally, like Slater. He would be good for the mid card throughout his career. However, he just never wins. He jobs for even lower card superstars. Heath could be good in the future, but right now, he is a jobber with no direction or gimmick.
When I was uploading this video from YouTube, I looked under the video to see the comments. One guy commented "I didn't know JTG turned heel." The other person then commented "I didn't even know he still wrestled."
It's true, JTG is primarily on WWE's C show, NXT, with on appearance on Raw as a jobber for Mason Ryan. The guy rarely even wins on NXT, as he is usually jobbing for the rookies. His gimmick has been the same his entire career, but his look really stops him from ever changing. When he was part of Cryme Tyme, I was a huge fan. However, I now find it hard to be a fan when I barely even see him.
40: Trent Barretta
Trent Barretta is an amazing wrestler. He has a large move set and can really pull off a good match. I love this guy. I don't remember hearing him on the mic, so my guess is that his talking skills are limited. However, I still think this guy deserves at least a small push.
Right now, it seems like Trent is in a tag team with Yoshi Tatsu on NXT. They are in some sort of rivalry with Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks. I hope Trent can move on to bigger and better things in the future, but as of now, he is near the bottom of the pile.
39: Yoshi Tatsu
Yoshi is another guy who is great in the ring. He can pull off some amazing moves and really amazes me every time he steps in the ring. He can barely speak English, but that actually helps him on the mic. His corny jokes that nobody can understand turn out to be funny for those reasons.
As I said in my last slide, Yoshi is in a tag team with Trent Barretta at the moment. However, I don't see them lasting long together. I don't think either man will turn on the other, but they may just drift away from one another.
Yoshi is a great wrestler who brings a lot to the table. He deserves better, but as of now, he isn't getting it.
38: Johnny Curtis
I've been a fan of Johnny Curtis since day 1. He had an interesting rivalry back on NXT with Brodus Clay and actually pulled off an upset victory when he won the show. Since he won, Johnny was promised a tag team title shot with his pro, R-Truth. However, that never happened as Truth turned heel, and Curtis never debuted. Curtis eventually showed up, airing promos where he used every pun in the book. I thought it was clever and funny. I was excited for his debut, until I found out he was facing Mark Henry. He was squashed, and once again disappeared (I don't count is 5 second appearances in battle royals). A few months ago, Johnny reappeared on NXT, as a heel type character. Since then, he has flared up a rivalry with Derrick Bateman.
I believe Johnny Curtis has the wrestling ability, mic skills, and look of a star. He should at least be a mid card wrestler for Smackdown, but is instead relegated to NXT. Despite being in the top storylne on the show, he rarely wins. Johnny may receive a push down the road, but it may not happen for a very, very long time.
37: Tyson Kidd
Tyson Kidd is one of the best pure wrestlers in the WWE today. He can put on a great match and really shows off his skills every time he steps in the ring. His mic skills could be better, but aren't horrific. Tyson deserves more that NXT with a rare Smackdown appearance as a jobber.
One main issue I see for Tyson is lack of gimmick. He is a great canadian wrestler and the last graduate from the Hart Dungeon. He could use that to help find a gimmick, maybe even become an assistant to Christian when he return. However, unless Tyson receives a major push, he will remain a bottom feeder.
36 and 35: Curt Hawkins/Tyler Reks
I like both these guys, but I am a much bigger fans of Tyler Reks. Tyler has a very intimidating look and could use that to help him later on in his career. Right now, I don't think either of them should get a huge push alone, but I lie them as a team. They both a very charismatic and work well together. If they stay together for a little longer, they could form into a serious contender for the tag team championship.
Both Reks and Curt are average in the ring. They aren't nearly the best, but are much better than guys like Mason Ryan and Ezekiel Jackson. I'm not saying they should be world champions, but they could easily have a run as tag team champs. I like these guys, and they are good as a tag team. However, both men aren't receiving any push at the moment. I can't even remember the last time I saw these two on Smackdown or Raw. I hope these two can rise up the ranks in WWE, because they can certainly make an impact
34: Alex Riley
I'm not a huge fan of Alex Riley. He has the look, and the mic skills, but he can't pull it off in the ring. Many fans claim he has "it" but I disagree. If he could pull his weight inside the ring, I would certainly agree. However, Riley just doesn't have the wrestling ability of a superstar. He isn't the type of guy that can pull off a 5 star match. With guys like Christian, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, and Randy Orton are around, Riley can't make it to the top with mediocre wrestling skills.
Right now, Riley apparently has some backstage heat. That certainly won't help him receive a big push anytime soon. To be honest, I don't think Riley should get pushed until he gets better in the ring. I like his charisma and mic skills, but he can't just live off of those two things if he want to succeed in WWE. Riley may very well be a future star, but right now he is delegated to WWE's online shows.
33: Justin Gabriel
Justin Gabriel is very exciting to watch. His 450 Splash is amazing to see and very hard to pull off. When Gabriel first debuted as part of the Nexus, he really shined. He has already held tag team gold and could end up as a great mid carder. The reason he won't make the main event is his lack of mic skills. However, while he has trouble on the mic, Gabriel is great in the ring. I am excited to see Gabriel's career progress as the years pass by.
Right now, WWE doesn't really have any direction for Gabriel. He continues to appear on Smackdown and has recently been seen on NXT, but doesn't really have a big rivalry, unless you count the series of matches he has had with Heath Slater. However, despite having no direction, Justin actually wins many of his matches. If Gabriel doesn't find a rivalry soon, he will get lost in the shuffle.
32: Ezekial Jackson
It seems like WWE is in love with Big Zeke. Despite having no charisma, no mic skills, and no in ring talent, Ezekiel Jackson has been pushed numerous times. He has tried very hard to get over with the crowd, but it just hasn't happened. Even when he feuded with Wade Barrett, the fans seemed to not care about Zeke.
Zeke is a former Intercontinental champion and has even beaten Wade Barrett cleanly. After losing his title to Cody Rhodes, Jackson faded away from our televisions and I though WWE came to their senses. However, I was wrong, as Ezekiel has redebuted and might be receiving another push. As of now, Ezekiel Jackson isn't doing much, but that could change in the next few weeks.
31: Drew McIntyre
When Drew McIntyre first came to WWE, he was the chosen one. He was handpicked by Vince McMahon to be a future world champion. When he first started out, he looked like a future star will unlimited potential. He was Intercontinental champ within a few months, and looked to be WWE's next top heel. Then he was drafted to Raw.
After joining the Raw roster, Drew did little to nothing. I rarely saw him wrestle, which disappointed me. I was a fan of Drew since his debut and he wasn't being used properly anymore. Now he is back on Smackdown, and looks to be reigniting his rivalry with Teddy Long. If this continues, Drew may become relevant again, but as of now, Drew just doesn't stand out from the pack.
30 and 29: Usos
When these two debuted, they were immediately put in the tag team title hunt. It seemed as if they were destined for tag team gold, but it never happened. The Usos lost to the Hart Dynasty and faded away. I think both guys can pull it off on the mic and in the ring. They are one of the only really tag teams in the WWE right now.
Right now, these two guys are on NXT or WWE Superstars, with an occasional appearance as a jobber on Raw or Smackdown. They deserve a title reign and I think they will eventually get it. With Air Boom at the top right now, I don't see the Usos becoming tag teams champions in the near future. WWE needs to use these two as a contending team if they truly want to rebuild their tag team division.
28: Mason Ryan
The night Mason Ryan debuted, I was excited. He was the next Batista. He could take the New Nexus to new heights. Then I found out that he can't speak good English and is limited in the ring. After being punted in the skull by Randy Orton, Mason disappeared for a while. I thought WWE had given up on him, but he did return earlier this year as a face. I am not a fan of Mason Ryan, but he is much better as a heel in my opinion.
After receiving a huge push, Mason joined team Orton at Survivor Series. He didn't last long in the match and was one of the first men eliminated. Since that night, Mason seems to be missing in action. He might be preparing for yet another return, but I hope WWE has just given up on the guy. I don't like him, but due to his giant push earlier this year, I put him above many deserving superstars on the list.
27: Sin Cara
When I heard that the mexican sensation, Mistico, was coming to WWE, I was thrilled. He had so much hype surrounding him and I assumed he was on his way to the main event. Well after a few weeks I changed my mind. In his debut, he botched his entrance and during his first match, he botched his finisher. I thought it may just be nerves, yet it conned. His match with Hunico at Hell in a Cell was downright awful.
WWE had a lot riding on Sin Cara, and I don't think they will give up on him yet. His severe injury at Survivor Series may allow him to work on his wrestling skills, as wells as learn the English language. I was extremely disappointed with Sin Cara this year, as he was a major flop. The mexican superstar may be good in the future, but right now, he is on the injury list.
26: Santino Marella
Though he never seems to win, I think WWE has a lot of faith in Santino Marella. He is a great comedian and is a regular jobber for Raw, which seems a bit unfair. He is good on the mic and in the ring. Yet WWE uses him as a comedian instead of a wrestler. I love his character, but he should be winning more often.
I have been a fan o Santino since his debut. He continues to work with debut, despite being a regular jobber. I hope 2012 bring more for Santino Marella. He gets funnier every night and knows how to pull it off in the ring. Right now Santino is nothing more than a charismatic jobber, but I believe he will move on to bigger and better things in the future.
25: David Otunga
David Otunga is hard to figure out. At first, I had didn't like Otunga. His "A-List" gimmick wasn't interesting, he wasn't good in the ring, and his mic skills were overrated. However, overtime I have grown to become a fan of Otunga. His new lawyer gimmick is perfect for him and has logic behind it.
He hasn't really been in any matches, and when he has wrestled, he jobbed. However, he actually sold the beating he took very well. Alongside Johnny Ace, David has definitely made strides with his new character and proved his potential. I think Otunga's future is bright, but he is nothing more than a jobbing sidekick to the GM at the moment.
When Hunico first started out, he was just a replacement for Sin Cara. He ended up turning into a heel character and flared a rivalry with Sin Cara until Survivor Series (Sin Cara got injured). He looked like the leader for a new stable with Epico and Primo, but they ditched him and went on to tag team alone. Hunico then went absent for a few weeks until return a week or two ago.
He has a new buddy, and they look good together. I like Hunico a lot, and hope he continues to progress. Despite being absent for about a month, Hunico continues to win when he is on television. He is yet to win a high profile match, but he did last long as part of team Barrett at Survivor Series. It is hard to see how much Hunico is being pushed in just a short amount of time, but I hope he continues to dominate the lower mid card.
23: Jinder Mahal
At first, I thought Jinder Mahal was gonna get a huge push. He was in a team with the Great Khali, and basically bossed Khali around. However, Khali turn on Jinder after a few weeks and left the young superstar to fend for himself. Jinder didn't fair well at first, but is doing better as of late.
Recently, Mahal has gotten a big win over his rival Ted Dibiase. I really looks like WWE is invested into him. I don't think he is ready, but after beating a rising superstar in Ted Dibiase, maybe WWE doesn't feel the same way. I don't think it is his time to shine yet, but it isn't up to me.
22 and 21: Epico/Primo
Primo has been in tag team wrestling for much of his career. He started out as a tag team partner with Carlito, and even won the titles. However, he didn't farewell in singles competition. I was surprised Primo even had a job when Hunico came around. Primo showed up on Smackdown as Hunico's manager and it seemed as if they were a new tag team. Then Epico joined and they looked to be a dominate stable. Since then, Epico and Primo have moved on and are going after the tag team titles. They have already had a title match and lost at TLC. However, they won a #1 contender's match and may end up as our new tag team champions.
As a single wrestler, I was not a fan of Primo. He was nothing more than a jobber and had no direction. However, I like his new tag team alongside Epico. The two work great together and even have a manger in Rosa Mendes. The future looks bright for these two guys and I hope WWE continues to push them. Since they still haven't conquered the goal to become tag team champions, I can't rank them too high. However, they may be blasting through the power rankings in the next few months.
20: Jack Swagger
Jack Swagger has had an up and down career so far. When he debuted, he immediately grabbed the ECW title and had an undefeated streak going. Then Finlay bore his streak and Tommy Dreamer took his title. Swagger had nothing and was drafted away from Smackdown after WrestleMania. Jack was relegated to the mid card and didn't win any titles. However his luck changed at WrestleMania 26. Jack won the Money in the Bank briefcase and cashed it in to become World Heavyweight champion. It was great at first, but then turned to misery. Swagger's reign was terrible and it took a huge toll on his push. After losing the title, Swagger did next to nothing.
After Vickie Guerrero became his new manager, it seemed like he was going to get back in the hunt, but he hasn't won many matches, despite Vickie at his side. Jack is a great wrestler and isn't terrible on the mic. He should be much further up in WWE, but isn't pushed to his potential. I think WWE will eventually realize what Swagger brings to the table, but for now, he is relegated to the mid card.
19: Ted Dibiase
When Ted Dibiase was part of Legacy, he was considered a future world champion. He was the one who revolted against Orton at times and even pinned the Viper at Elimination Chamber a few years back. However, after leaving Legacy, Ted struggled to find himself. His heel character was too much like his father, and he was criticized because of it. However since turning face, Ted has come into his own.
As a face, Ted has grown and risen up the ranks in WWE. His rivalry with Jinder Mahal is actually interesting (don't laugh), but I think Ted has a better future than Jinder. Ted is more experienced and all around better than Mahal. Over the next few months, Ted may be on his way to winning his first singles title in WWE (not counting Million Dollar Title).
18 and 17: Air Boom
Air Boom has been credited for starting the rebuilding process of the tag team division. They are two of the most exciting superstars in WWE today. They in ring abilities are unmatched, but their mic skills could be better (Kofi isn't bad). They are good as a team, and don't seem to be breaking up any time soon.
One reason these two are good as a tag team is the fact that they had no direction in singles action. Both had rivaled with nearly every other guy on the mid card, but weren't heading towards the main event any time soon. Kofi had a shot in 09, but Orton put an end to that. Both guys are great for the tag team division, but as of now, aren't real challengers by themselves.
16: Brodus Clay
When Brodus Clay debuted on NXT, he was the favorite to win the entire show. However, he lost in an upset to Johnny Curtis. After being eliminated, Clay moved to Smackdown as Alberto Del Rio's assistant. He actually was on Smackdown well before Johnny Curtis made his debut. After Del Rio was drafted to Raw, Clay disappeared. However, about a month or two ago, promos began airing for his return.
After many, many weeks, Clay finally debuted. As a funkasaurus from Planet Funk. After all the waiting, he showed up and danced in the middle of the ring to some song about calling his momma. It was extremely disappointing. I have a strange feeling that this is Brodus' punishment for spoiling his scheduled debut over twitter a few weeks back. Hopefully WWE can forgive and forget, because this isn't exactly the monster I was anticipating.
15: Zack Ryder
A few months ago, I would have put Zack Ryder at the bottom of this list. However, WWE finally realized Zack's popularity and the Ryder Revolution is in full swing. After earning a shot at the United States Championship, Zack went on to beat Dolph Ziggler at TLC.
Recently, Zack has been on a roll. He has been involved in main events, and is even part on the Cena-Kane angle. When I look at Zack Ryder, I only see one thing stopping him from reaching the main event: his gimmick. Now don't get me wrong. I'm a broski and I love watching him fist pump his opponent's face, but it just isn't serious enough for the main event. WWE would never put a major title on Zack if he keeps the gimmick he has now. Zack earned everything he has, but he may need to tweak his gimmick a bit if he wants to reach the top.
14: Alberto Del Rio
From day one, Alberto Del Rio looked like he was destined for greatness. He made Rey Mysterio tap in his debut and it only got better from there. He won the Royal Rumble and main eventide WrestleMania, although he lost. He then won Money in the Bank and cashed it in on CM Punk. Surprisingly, this turned out to be a terrible thing for Alberto. His reign as champ was certainly lackluster and he was are out to look like a coward.
Now, Del Rio finds himself on the injury list. Before his injury, it looked like Del Rio was on his way to the mid card. Alberto's injury may give him time to freshen up and tweak his gimmick. I certainly hope he can rebound, or Del Rio's main event run may be over as quickly as it started.
Earlier this year, Christian realized a dream, becoming World Heavyweight Champion. He then lost it to Randy Orton two days later. This lead to his heel turn, and arguably the feud of the year between Orton and Christian. After the feud fizzled out, his "one more match" campaign came to a sudden halt. During a house show, Christian injured his ankle. As of now, Christian is still on the injured list waiting to return.
Right before Christian left, it seemed as if he was jobbing for Sheamus. I hope when he comes back that he will enter the World Title scene, but I'm not sure at this point. I would love to see "one more match" for the world title. It's hard to tell where he will end up, but for now, Christian is still healing from his injury.
12: Cody Rhodes
In a few months, Cody Rhodes may be in the top 5 on this list. However, he must first lose the Intercontinental title before he hits the main event. If he continues to grow into the next "Legend Killer", it may be a while before he hits the main event. I'm a huge fan of Cody both in the ring and on the mic. I feel that he could be one of the better heels to ever step in a WWE ring.
As I said, Cody Rhodes is probably going to continue his streak as the new "Legend Killer". This will be good for his career in the long run, but it may keep him away from the main event for a while. However, his much anticipated match with his brother Dustin at WrestleMania will be an opportunity to show off his skill. I see great things in store for Cody. It is just a matter of time.
11: Wade Barrett
When Barrett debuted here in WWE, he immediately made an impact. He lead the Nexus against the entire WWE and it seems as if Wade was destined for a World title. However, that didn't happen and he eventually lost control of the Nexus. After Nexus was taken over by CM Punk, Barrett was moved to Smackdown. From there he created a poor man's Nexus in the Corre and was beginning to fade into obscurity. After losing the Intercontinental title to Ezekiel Jackson, I was unsure if Wade would ever recover.
However, then came the Barrett Barrage. Over the past few months, Wade has been on a roll. He even got a clean pin over Randy Orton at Survivor Series. Wade is actually my pick to win the Royal Rumble and go on to main event WrestleMania. Barrett is the perfect heel and seems to only be getting better. It looks to me as if Wade Barrett's best days are ahead of him.
10: Big Show
Since returning earlier in the year, Big Show has stayed in the World title scene. At TLC, he finally won the World title...and 5 minutes later, Daniel Bryan was World Champion. nice then, Big Show and Daniel have been flaring up a feud over the World title. It seems that Daniel will be the one to turn heel, though I find Big Show much more interesting as a monster heel.
Big Show is very athletic for his size and his physique is great for building up a match. I think WWE is giving Big Show one final run before his career comes to an end. I didn't believe he would ever win the World title, but he proved me wrong at TLC. It seems like Big Show is trying to get one final hurrah, and it may come in the form of the World Heavyweight title.
At the beginning of 2011, R-Truth was a boring face. He had no direction and was in the running for the future endeavored list. However, then came his heel turn. R-Truth's crazy conspiracy persona was hilarious and showed his great interaction with the fans. However, his push ended suddenly hen he was suspended for drug use.
Since returning, R-Truth has turned face again. He still has the crazy gimmick, and I still love it. His new rivalry with the Miz is great, but I think Truth will come out on the losing end as punishment for his suspension. I have grown to become a fan of Truth, and I hope that his new found success continues over the next few years.
8: The Miz
The Miz has overcome quite a bit of adversity in his wrestling career, but he isn't afraid to tell you it. He had to deal with the backlash of being part of the Real World. Everybody claimed that he couldn't make it in the business and he was just a reality television star trying to make a run in the big leagues. Well, he proved all of his haters wrong, winning a WWE championship and becoming one of the best mic workers in the WWE.
WWE has already stated that they don't think the Miz should be the top heel on Raw. However, his mic skills and growing ability to pull of a good match, prove that he could easily be a #2 heel for Monday Nights. I'm a fan of the Miz, but he is actually becoming a bit stale with his character. A face turn may be what the Miz needs to become relevant and interesting again. Until then, he will continue his reign as the annoying, whiny heel.
Sheamus is another guy who made an impact quickly upon his debut. He won the WWE championship cleanly over John Cena and looked like he was on his way to being the top heel on Raw. However, that didn't happen. Sheamus lost his title and dropped down to the mid card. He eventually was sent to Smackdown and it seemed like Sheamus had collapsed. Then came his face turn.
Earlier this year, Sheamus stood up to the monstrous Mark Henry. It marked the turn of Sheamus' career. He went on a huge winning streak and as of now, he still seems to be unstoppable. If Barrett doesn't win the Royal Rumble, the Celtic Warrior is next in line as my favorite. Sheamus still isn't in the main event picture, but isn't far from his next major title reign.
6: Mark Henry
A few weeks ago, Mark would have been #1 on this list. After 15 years, Mark finally won a World title and wasn't going to lose any time soon. He dominated Randy Orton on more than one occasion and seemed unstoppable. Then came his injury. Henry was forced to lose the title and hop on the injured list. However, despite being hurt, he has stayed relevant.
Mark continues to be shown regularly on television despite being injured. It seems that he will enter the World title scene again immediately when he returns. I'll be the first to admit, I wasn't always a fan of Mark. However, his new found dominance is awesome and I can't wait to see who is ext to enter the Hall of Pain. MArk is getting up there in age, but I think he has one more title reign in his future.
5: Randy Orton
Orton is another guy who has an injury preventing him from being higher on the list. Before being injured, Orton looked to be helping younger heels get over (Ex. wade barrett and cody rhodes). However, Orton is one of the top dogs in the business and we all knew it would only be a matter of time before the World Heavyweight Championship is back around his waist. An injury put a stop to that though.
Orton is great in the ring, which makes up for his mediocre mic skills. I'm a big fan of the Viper and can't wait for his return. He may be back sooner than some think, which is great news. Orton will probably go straight towards the World title scene upon his return, but as of now, he is on the disabled list.
4: Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler has certainly fought his way to the top. He has been given the gimmicks of male cheerleader, caddy, and an annoying rookie who introduces himself to everyone he sees. Yet Dolph finds himself in a WWE title match at the Royal Rumble.
Ziggler is one of the best wrestlers in the business today and puts on a great match every night. His mic skills are certainly not great, but are getting better. With the rating as low as they are, WWE may put the strap around Dolph's waist to test him out. I'm a fan of Ziggler, but I think he needs some work on the mic before winning a WWE title. He is getting better, but needs a bit more time before he is ready. However, the McMahon family obviously feels different, as Ziggler has a World Title match at the end of the month.
3: Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan is arguably the best technical wrestler in the world today. He is the future of the business and always puts on a good match. I like Daniel, especially his underdog gimmick. He is a good face and is getting less boring each and every week. His rivalries with the Big Show and Mark Henry are perfect for his underdog gimmick to shine through. However, WWE is hinting at a heel turn for Bryan, which I disagree with.
Daniel is at the top of WWE. He is World Heavyweight champion and continues to win week after week. I don't think a heel turn is good for Bryan. I believe a clean win over Big Show would be great for Daniel's career, but it seems like I'm not on the same page as WWE. I'm a fan of Daniel Bryan as a face, but either way, Daniel is our World Heavyweight Champion!
2: John Cena
Being the guy that he is, John Cena couldn't stay too far away from my top spot. Despite not being in the title picture, Cena is basically in every main event on Raw, and is going up against The Rock at WrestleMania 28. It's hard to do much better than that. Cena is easily the most well-known superstar in the WWE today.
John is Vince McMahon's favorite little money maker. With the ratings where they are, you can't help but think that Cena isn't too far away from another title reign. I for one, don't think Cena is a good face anymore. He is boring, corny, and stale. I'm no longer a Cena fan, but it doesn't seem like the McMahons will ever stop loving the baby face John Cena.
1: CM Punk
What a year 2011 was for CM Punk. To be honest, last year, CM Punk may not have even been in my top ten power rankings. He was a former World Champion, but had fallen into mid card obscurity. I was always a fan, but it seemed like Vince McMahon wasn't. However, CM Punk's epic shoot promo took him right back to the top where he belonged.
Recently, there has been talk of WWE taking the title off of CM Punk because there are low rating. I have stated time and time again that I disagree with that. Punk doesn't have much competition at the top right now, but once Jericho enters a rivalry with him, I feel that the ratings will once again shoot up. It has already been proved, as Punk isn't in the main event as of recent, yet the ratings still drop. CM Punk is a self-made man and I see only better things to come for the straightedge superstar.
So there is my raining of the top stars in the WWE. Like I said, this isn't how I feel about each guy. I based it solely on where he is right now in his career. I did not include part time superstars or divas in this list, which is why their are a could of top names absent.
Once again, not all of you will feel the same way. Understand that this is just my take on it all Please comment with any questions or suggestions....Thats a wrap!!