Happy New Year, everyone. It's time for the final WWE Power Rankings of 2013. This year has seen new stars emerge and established stars shine brightly. WWE has unified its top two titles. In short, it's been an eventful year.
There's still one final WWE show to air before 2013 passes into history forever. But after a holiday Raw with ads featuring Big Show dressed as "Baby New Year" dancing to an electronic version of Auld Lang Syne, how much can we really expect from the show?
In all, the first year of these WWE Power Ranking articles has been a smashing success thanks entirely to you, the loyal reader. Thank you all for a successful 2013.
Now, 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.
On to this week's rankings.