ESPN Playbook Debuts New WWE ‘Power Rankings’

Bill Pritchard

WWEESPN's Playbook website recently debuted a power rankings list of WWE Superstars, compiled by ESPN's video game and wrestling writer Jon Robinson. The new list features the top ten WWE Superstars of the week, their previous week's rank, and how much they are 'trending.' You can view an excerpt, including partial ranking criteria, below:

Oh, you didn’t know?! ESPN’s power rankings are expanding to capture the madmen of the mat, ranking the best in the business in terms of match strength, promo skills, showmanship, and suplexes. Every week, we’re reacting to "Raw" and "Smackdown" to give you our thoughts about some of the best athletes in the world.

And before you head to the comments with the whole “it’s fake!” talk, we realize the outcomes are predetermined in the same way you should realize there’s no way to fake getting press-slammed on top of a ladder. The ribs hurt whether or not the outcome is legit, and we’re showing respect to the athletes/performers who put their bodies on the line every week to entertain millions of “yes!” screaming fans.

This week’s episode of "Raw" saw some brutal bumps in the hard-hitting Tables, Ladders and Chairs match between CM Punk and Ryback, an awesome show of strength and athleticism by Antonio Cesaro, and an introduction to the term “cookie puss” to the wrestling vernacular.

You can view this week's Power Rankings at the following link.

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