WWE.com, in conjunction with the Academy of Wrestling Arts & Sciences (AWAS), ranks the Top 20 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 March 12, 2016.
Missed the Cut:
King Barrett: He competed like a man with nothing to lose against The Lucha Dragons on SmackDown.
Brie Bella: She’ll have to keep watching her back as long as she draws the ire of Lana.
The Dudley Boyz: Dudleyville was quiet this week with The Dudley Boyz staying away from the squared circle.
Neville: He still finished the week on a high note alongside the returning Sami Zayn on SmackDown.
The Usos: The Usos’ positive momentum carried them through against The Ascension and The Wyatt Family.
Sami Zayn (NEW)
Ten months after last setting foot in a WWE ring, Sami Zayn sent the WWE Universe into an uproar by returning on Raw to fend off Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens’ attack. These two are destined to meet again.
Ryback (Last Week: 20)
Ryback’s march through the ranks of The Social Outcasts continued uninterrupted this week, the latest efforts resulting in victories against Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas on Raw and WWE Main Event, respectively.
Dolph Ziggler (Last Week: 14)
Dolph Ziggler learned the hard way on Raw that he’s a long, long way from his one shining moment against The Authority at Survivor Series 2014. He didn’t have a match on Raw; he received a nasty dose of Authority cruelty.
Rusev (Last Week: 17)
Did it even matter that The Bulgarian Brute wasn’t the League of Nations member to secure their lopsided win against Dolph Ziggler on Raw? Rusev relished his chance to viciously humble The Showoff, win or lose.
Becky Lynch (Last Week: 18)
Squint and you might see Becky Lynch looking like she’s getting along great with Sasha Banks, instead of preparing to face her fellow NXT alum at WrestleMania for the Divas Title in Charlotte’s possession.
The Undertaker (Last Week: 15)
One wonders what The Undertaker thinks of Mr. McMahon attempting to soften up Shane McMahon before WrestleMania. The Deadman isn’t one to ask for help, especially in matters pertaining to The Showcase of the Immortals.
Shane McMahon (Last Week: 16)
As if the undesirable position of facing The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell Match wasn’t enough, Shane McMahon now must keep his own father at bay on The Road to WrestleMania. Shane-O-Mac survived Raw, but what comes next?
The Wyatt Family (Last Week: 13)
There are two key takeaways from The Wyatt Family’s endeavors this week: One, they never miss a chance to mettle in Dean Ambrose’s affairs, and two, they’re not blind to the allure of the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
Kevin Owens (Last Week: 11)
Stomping Neville on Raw did little to calm Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens’ nerves, especially now that Sami Zayn is back in the picture. They met again in tag team action on SmackDown, which likely won’t be their last battle.
AJ Styles (Last Week: 7)
AJ Styles, your honeymoon is over. The Phenomenal One received a merciless lesson in Chris Jericho’s brand of brutality on Raw, a shocking moment that meant the end of Y2AJ and the start of a sizzling rivalry.
Chris Jericho (Last Week: 12)
Anyone surprised by Chris Jericho’s vengeful attack on AJ Styles during Raw clearly isn’t familiar with Y2J’s past misdeeds. Though he’ll play nice with others when it benefits him, Jericho always looks out for himself.
Sheamus (Last Week: 10)
The Celtic Warrior loves a good fight, even if it’s an unfair one like The League of Nations’ 3-on-1 drubbing of Dolph Ziggler on Raw. Now, he and King Barrett can bring championship glory to The League if they succeed at WWE Roadblock.
Sasha Banks (Last Week: 9)
Sure, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch worked well together in their triumphant effort against Naomi & Tamina on Raw. That only helps them so much before WrestleMania, especially since they’re on their own against Divas Champion Charlotte.
Kalisto (Last Week: 6)
U.S. Champion Kalisto couldn’t carry over the positive momentum from his victory over Tyler Breeze on Raw into The Lucha Dragons’ SmackDown loss to The League of Nations. Why isn’t The King of Flight soaring?
The New Day (Last Week: 8)
The implosion of Y2AJ means The New Day must deal with one fewer challenger to their 200 days and counting as WWE Tag Team Champions. Now, they need to handle their business against The League of Nations at WWE Roadblock.
Charlotte (Last Week: 5)
It’s unclear if the unexpected alliance of Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch will help or hurt Divas Champion Charlotte’s chances at WrestleMania. On the one hand, a united front could spell doom for the Flair family scion. On the other hand, Banks and Lynch are both challengers, and only one Diva will leave WrestleMania with the title.
Roman Reigns (Last Week: 3)
Wherever Roman Reigns is spending his recovery time these days, there is zero doubt he’ll watch the events of WWE Roadblock closely. Is he rooting for Dean Ambrose to dethrone WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, or hoping The Game will arrive at WrestleMania with the title in tow?
Brock Lesnar (Last Week: 4)
Brock Lesnar finally gets a chance to cut the meddling Bray Wyatt down to size, which may or may not be the top priority for Paul Heyman’s prized client at WWE Roadblock. Lesnar likely will keep close watch of Dean Ambrose, especially if it puts the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in play at WrestleMania.
Dean Ambrose (Last Week: 2)
Has Dean Ambrose unlocked the secret to successfully playing The Game? The Lunatic Fringe seems to think so, and the tenacious attitude he displayed on Raw would seem to back him up. He does, however, actually need to step into the ring at WWE Roadblock against Triple H, who won’t exactly hand over the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
Triple H (Last Week: 1)
Triple H is no stranger to significant tests before WrestleMania, and his impending WWE Roadblock battle with Dean Ambrose is no different. However, The Game knows no WWE World Heavyweight Championship reign lasts forever, and, as he was reminded on Raw, he only needs to let down his guard for a second to risk losing it all.