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WWE Hell in a Cell Results: Ranking the Top 20 After a Night in Hell

Jonathan BachCorrespondent IIIOctober 3, 2011

As I've said before, the way WWE ranks its superstars is based on popularity. We seem to see the same guys atop the Power Rankings every week.

At SummerSlam, my goal was to create a ranking system that gives everyone a fair shot at being the top guy based on numbers—not popularity.

If you followed my live play-by-play of WWE Hell in a Cell, I gave away the No. 1 spot (even though I thought it was very obvious who it was going to be).

For those of you who did not get a chance to see the points breakdown, it goes like this:


Winning the World Heavyweight or WWE Championship - 10 points plus points listed below

Winning any other belt - 7 points

Title Defense - 6 points plus points listed below

Win a match against someone in the top five - 5 points

Win a match against someone in the top 10 - 4 points

Win a match against someone in the top 20 - 3 points

Win a match against someone outside of the rankings - 2 points

Make an appearance but don't wrestle - 1 point (this varies)

Lose a belt - Lose 5 points and Lose Points from below

Lose a match against someone in the top five - Lose 1 point

Lose a match against someone in the top 10 - Lose 2 points

Lose a match against someone in the top 20 - Lose 3 points

Lose a match against someone outside of the top 20 - Lose 4 points


One noticeable change that will take effect next month is that the list has been cut down to 15 superstars. There were too many negative stars last month and the list needed to be shortened.

Now, I always take into consideration the WWE's Power Rankings, but not much.

Here are the top 15 superstars based on the points system:


1.  Cody Rhodes - 53 points (New record for points.)

2.  Mark Henry - 30 points

T3.  Alberto Del Rio - 27 points

T3.  Kofi Kingston - 27 points

5.  Evan Bourne - 23 points

6.  Sin Cara (both) - 19 points

7.  John Cena - 18 points

8.  Randy Orton - 16 points

9.  Sheamus -15 points

10.  Zack Ryder - 8 points

11.  Dolph Ziggler - 7 points

12.  The Miz - 4 points

13.  R-Truth - 2 points

14.  Wade Barrett - 1 point

15.  Jack Swagger - 2 points


Cody Rhodes was No. 1 this month with an outstanding 53 points with a few victories over Randy Orton and a few title defenses.

Some who failed to make the list this month were:

John Morrison

Justin Gabriel

Rey Mysterio

Alex Riley

Ezekiel Jackson


Look out next month for:

David Otunga

Mason Ryan

John Morrison


If you didn't get a chance to read last month's Power Rankings you can see the story here:


Now we look ahead to WWE Vengeance. Will Cody Rhodes continue his record breaking streak?

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