Although there was only one title change at SummerSlam, the balance of power has certainly shifted to some degree in the WWE and that will be reflected in this week's power rankings. Unlike the rankings that WWE.com releases each week, however, mine are based more on entertainment value than kayfabe.
Winning or losing big matches comes into play to some degree, but wrestling fans are worried about how well wrestlers are performing more than anything. WWE Champion CM Punk remains atop the rankings for the second consecutive week, but plenty of movement has taken place over the past seven days.
With Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho each leaving the company through storyline purposes, the rankings are likely to be even more jumbled next week. This week's rankings are based solely upon how superstars performed on SmackDown, SummerSlam and RAW over the past week, however.
Here are my power rankings for the week beginning on Aug. 19.