WWE Power Rankings for 12/16/2013, WWE TLC 2013 Edition

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WWE Power Rankings for 12/16/2013, WWE TLC 2013 Edition
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WWE TLC 2013 was supposed to be epic.  It was supposed to be among the most important pay-per-views ever by virtue of the title unification match.  At times, it was slow and plodding.  But the main event did not disappoint.

There were other title matches in addition to John Cena vs. Randy Orton that were entertaining matches.  But there were also matches that felt like that they just had no meaning or direction.  And the fact that WWE needed to fill time with an impromptu match between Miz and Kofi Kingston and still ended the show 15 minutes early is disappointing.

Before getting into all that, though, 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.

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