Power Rankings: January 28, 2012

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 January 28.


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Justin Gabriel
Justin Gabriel has competed in two impressive contests against Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes in as many weeks. Earning the second match after providing a formidable challenge one week earlier, Gabriel nearly bested Rhodes on SmackDown.
24
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23
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John Laurinaitis
Although The Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Interim General Manager of Raw was taken down by CM Punk's GTS at the end of Raw, Mr. Laurinaitis did not back down from the WWE Champion's challenge. Unfortunately, a letter from The Board of Directors prevented the match.
23
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19
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Santino Marella
Santino Marella teamed up with Yoshi Tatsu to take on WWE Tag Team Champions Primo & Epico on SmackDown. However, the champions were able to pick up the victory when Epico took down a distracted Santino with The Backstabber.
22
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Ted DiBiase
DiBiase suffered an injury to his wrist at a WWE live event in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada last weekend. Although he lost to Hunico on SmackDown, he proved his fighting spirit by stepping up and competing while injured.
21
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Hunico
Hunico proved himself to be a wise tactician and focused his attack on Ted DiBiase's injured wrist on SmackDown. This strategy allowed Hunico to pick up a victory after losing to DiBiase one week earlier.