Power Rankings: October 8, 2011

WWE.com, in conjunction with the Academy of Wrestling Arts & Sciences (AWAS), ranks the Top 25 Superstars in WWE each week with Power 25. 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 25. Here are the rankings for October 8.


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John Morrison
WWE EVP of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis chose John Morrison to challenge Cody Rhodes for his retro Intercontinental Title, but The Prince of Parkour was unsuccessful. Then, the following night, Morrison suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry.
24
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Ezekiel Jackson
The Personification of Domination was just that on SmackDown, conquering Jinder Mahal in strong style with the Torture Rack.
23
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Eve
Eve accompanied Kelly Kelly to the ring at WWE Hell in a Cell, but could not prevent the calculating Natalya from interfering in the Divas Title Match and helping Beth Phoenix capture the butterfly-emblazoned prize.
22
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David Otunga
Even though he was on the losing team in Monday night's tag team main event, David Otunga's legal counsel played a major role in encouraging Superstars to seek legal action against WWE COO Triple H. As a result, WWE Raw SuperShow united in a vote of "no confidence" in The Game's leadership.
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19
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Dolph Ziggler
Now that Dolph Ziggler is on the same page as Jack Swagger, perhaps the U.S. Champion is starting to hit his stride. Following Ziggler & Swagger's non-title victory over the WWE Tag Team Champions on SmackDown, there's no reason why both Superstars shouldn't be higher in the weeks to come.