In less than a week, WWE Elimination Chamber 2014 will take place. The final pay-per-view before WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans is shaping up to be a big event.
In this week's rankings, some big movement has occurred as well. And after this Sunday, more movement is possible, if not likely. More on all this in a moment.
Also, congratulations to Lita, who has been announced at the latest inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame. She's truly a unique female wrestler who entertained us all with high-flying moves and big-time moments. If any Diva from the Attitude Era deserves induction, it's Lita (yes, Trish Stratus, too, but she's already been inducted).
Before we get into the rankings, here's how they 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. Being "over" with the fans is considered but not heavily weighted in the ranking decisions.
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, these 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 acknowledges them.
All WWE shows, televised or digitally distributed, as well as anything from WWE.com, the WWE App and any WWE or Superstar social media account that does not break kayfabe is taken into consideration.
Remember to check out last week's rankings here.