With the build toward Night of Champions starting to pick up steam already, the past week of WWE programming has certainly been packed with action. That was especially true on RAW as CM Punk officially cemented his heel turn, John Cena was granted his title shot and Triple H delivered a heartfelt speech.
There is no question that this week's RAW was far better than most of the post-RAW-1,000 shows have been, and the new power rankings reflect that. There were quite a few impressive performances over the past week and it gives me hope moving into the fall season.
Power rankings mainstays over the last couple weeks such as Chris Jericho, Brock Lesnar and Shawn Michaels may not be in the fold any longer, but top guys like Punk, Cena and even Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler have stepped up in a big way already.
Here are my top-25 superstar power rankings for the past week based purely on entertainment value rather than kayfabe factors.