Merry Christmas, everyone. This week's rankings cover the aftermath of WWE TLC 2013. Some interesting things seem to be in the works in WWE, though with holiday programming scheduled in the next few weeks, we may not get anything of importance until after New Years.
Daniel Bryan looks like he's moving right back into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship picture, while it seems clear CM Punk wont be moving on from his feud with The Shield just yet. More on that, and more, in the following slides.
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.