On the heels of WWE Hell in a Cell 2013, there are big changes in the WWE power rankings. John Cena returned, as did Kane. Titles were defended, and one changed hands. And there are lots of questions going forward. More on all that later.
In the meantime, here's how the rankings work:
Holding a championship, being No. 1 contender or having a Money in the Bank briefcase counts for much of the rankings. Wins and losses account for much of the week-to-week movement.
Only the top 10 are ranked, and every other wrestler is unranked. Wrestlers on the "Watch List" were considered for top-10 status but ultimately were nixed. They, too, are unranked.
Generally speaking, the rankings do not break kayfabe, though any major non-kayfabe information (like serious injury, WWE Wellness Policy violations, legitimate hirings, firings, and contract information, etc.) may be included.
OK, now on to this week's rankings.