Things change as quickly as a blink of an eye in the wrestling business, and that became abundantly clear this week on Raw. CM Punk was originally scheduled to captain a team at Survivor Series against a team led by Mick Foley, but WWE chairman Vince McMahon had other plans, as he announced that Punk would defend his WWE championship against Ryback and John Cena instead.
Not only does this totally shake up the Survivor Series card as a whole, but it has a major impact on this week's power rankings as well. Cena competed in his first match in seven weeks since undergoing elbow surgery, so he surged up the list, but was it enough to unseat Ryback or the defending WWE Champion?
Also, I combined every regular tag team this week in order to make room for some new superstars in the rankings. WWE generally doesn't have a lot of diversity when it comes to the number of wrestlers it uses, but the England tour certainly allowed some seldom-utilized superstars to get extra air time.
Here are the top WWE 25 superstars for the week beginning on Nov. 4. Keep in mind that the rankings are based solely on entertainment value and overall effectiveness rather than kayfabe factors such as wins and losses.