The WWE has been in a holding pattern for the past week, with one week of build still remaining prior to Tables, Ladders & Chairs, but there was certainly a handful of superstars that shined brighter than the rest. While it necessitated some shuffling in this week's power rankings, the No. 1 spot is obviously of the most interest.
WWE champion CM Punk has occupied the top position for the past couple of months and has been No. 1 each week save for one instance in which he was usurped by John Cena. Punk is now facing stiff challenges from a number of superstars, including Cena, Ryback and even Dolph Ziggler. Was Punk able to remain atop his perch for another week?
Additionally, the lower and middle portions of the rankings were shaken up as always with the WWE sporadically utilizing guys at that level. There are several superstars who didn't make the rankings last week but were able to find their way onto the list this week due to impressive performances or, in some cases, simply wrestling in a match.
Here are the top 25 superstars in WWE for the week beginning on Dec. 2. Keep in mind that the rankings, as always, are based purely on entertainment level and overall effectiveness rather than kayfabe factors such as wins and losses.