With John Cena in a sling due to surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, it is quite clear that the WWE's pecking order has been shaken up a bit this week. Cena appeared on RAW, but he was unable to compete and likely won't wrestle for at least the next few weeks.
He still managed to make an impact by hitting WWE Champion CM Punk with a lead pipe, but that wasn't enough for him to keep the top spot in the power rankings. Perennial contenders such as Punk, Daniel Bryan, Kane and Dolph Ziggler maintained their lofty standing, but some up-and-comers made a move as well.
There was a lot to keep track of on RAW and it certainly resulted in a changing of the guard to some degree. Hell in a Cell is still five weeks away, but some big steps were taken when it comes to building toward that pay-per-view, and that had a major effect on this week's rankings.
Here are my top 25 current superstars in the WWE ranked on the basis of entertainment value rather than kayfabe factors like wins and losses.