Although many fans have been unimpressed with the WWE as of late, there is no question that business has picked up, and it all started with the TLC pay-per-view. Thanks to an incredible, six-man tables, ladders and chairs match as well as an excellent ladder match between Dolph Ziggler and John Cena, the product is on the ascent.
Naturally, several superstars are moving up the pecking order too. The WWE has brought a ton of new talent into the fold over the past several weeks and it is pushing guys up the card as well. With WWE champion CM Punk still on the shelf, it has opened the door for many superstars to take the next step.
One man in particular who has done that is Ziggler. He assumed the No. 1 position is last week's rankings, but was his TLC performance enough to keep the top spot? With stiff competition from the likes of Cena, Ryback, The Shield and many others, there are no guarantees that The Show Off retained his place at the pinnacle of the WWE.
Here are the top 25 WWE Superstars for the week beginning on Dec. 16. As always, the rankings are based purely on entertainment value and overall effectiveness rather than kayfabe factors such as wins and losses.