With WWE Royal Rumble 2014 in the books, we now have a clearer picture for the fast-approaching WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans. But where some portions of the card are starting to come together, there's still a long way to go and plenty of questions that need answering.
We'll get into all that in the following slides. For 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.
In regard to the Royal Rumble, winning obviously is a great boon to any wrestler, as well as long tenures in the match and quantity of eliminations. Short runs in the match and no eliminations count against wrestlers.
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. No spoilers are included unless WWE itself acknowledges them.
Remember to check out last week's rankings here.
On to this week's rankings.