The big news to come out of this past week is the possibility of unification. John Cena and Randy Orton are set to compete for both titles at WWE TLC 2013. While the match may not immediately lead to a unified champion, it will surely begin the unification process.
There's been some movement coming off Survivor Series, though the usual suspects occupy some of the top spots.
First, 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 a wrestler's ranking. Wins and losses account for much of the week-to-week movement. "Getting the better" of someone, like beating someone down, as well as "getting got" counts as well, though not as much as wins and losses.
Only the top 10 wrestlers 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, and their listing is in no particular order.
Generally speaking, the rankings do not break kayfabe, though any major non-storyline information (serious injury, WWE Wellness Policy violations, legitimate hirings, firings and contract information, etc.) may be included.
Remember to check out last week's rankings here.
Now on to this week's rankings.