Power Rankings: August 17, 2013

WWE.com, in conjunction with the Academy of Wrestling Arts & Sciences (AWAS), ranks the Top 25 Superstars in WWE each week with Power Rankings. The rankings are based on victories, quality of opponents, momentum and overall in-ring dominance, as well as intangibles. Be sure to check back every Saturday for the latest Power Rankings. Here are the rankings for August 17.


25
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Natalya

A win on Raw gives the “Queen of Harts” momentum heading into SummerSlam and a strong return to the top 25.

24
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Big Show

The World’s Strongest Athlete returned in a, well, big way with a win over The Shield, giving him an appropriately impactful spot at No. 24.

23
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23
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Kofi Kingston

Alberto Del Rio brought The Dreadlocked Dynamo down to Earth on Raw, but a "WWE Superstars" win holds the former Intercontinental Champion steady at No. 23.

22
Rank
24
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The Usos

The Samoan prodigies avenged their loss to The Real Americans on Raw and knocked off 3MB on Main Event to hop up two spots. 

21
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20
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Big E

The big man swatted Justin Gabriel on Main Event, but a Mixed Tag loss on Raw and whomping by The Great Khali doesn’t bode well for him at SummerSlam.