The week that was in World Wrestling Entertainment saw tremendous in-ring work from the best Superstars in the industry. Performers such as Daniel Bryan, John Cena, The Shield, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Kofi Kingston, Antonio Cesaro and Ryback delivered spectacular matches despite a lengthy international tour that wrapped up this past Sunday.
Storylines continued to build as Extreme Rules approaches, despite the lack of several high-profile stars. Gone from television this week were Triple H, The Undertaker and Chris Jericho, two of whom figure to be featured in prominent matches come May 19.
Their absences allowed several Superstars who usually would not be allotted television time the opportunity to perform for the WWE Universe. Talented individuals such as Justin Gabriel and Zack Ryder competed, one with more successful results than the other.
Was either able to crack this week's power rankings? Which Superstar had the best week? Was anyone able to slow down The Shield or did the super-talented trio continue to unleash chaos on WWE?
Find out inside.
As a reminder, the WWE Power Rankings are compiled taking into account a few factors. If a Superstar does not appear on either Raw, Main Event or SmackDown, he or she is eliminated from contention in favor of those who did. Win-loss record is taken into account, as is the quality of a win or loss. (For example: Daniel Bryan losing to CM Punk is likely to rank him above Wade Barrett, who may have won but did so against Zack Ryder). Finally, appearances in promos or backstage segments count if they further or enhance a storyline.