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:
Look out next month for:
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?