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WWE Power Rankings—Week Ending September 11th

Welcome to this week’s Sports Obsessive WWE Power Rankings! After a brief break, we’re back and ready to who were the big hitters and over-achievers in the WWE Universe this week. It was a bit of a quieter week for WWE this week, although a certain surprise return kept us all on our toes.

Let’s get into the WWE Power Rankings and see how that affected things.

5. Braun Strauman

Braun Strowman makes his WWE return

He’s back! After much speculation in recent weeks, and after some time in the wilderness with Control Your Narrative, Braun Strowman has finally returned to the WWE. That’s a power move in itself, but he seems intent on destroying WWE’s tag team division, in particular Otis, and if we’re moving to a battle of the big beefy men slapping the snot out of each other, I can get behind that.

4. Dominik Mysterio

Dominik Mysterio and Rhea Ripley check out the Raw audience

Dominik Mysterio has been due an overhaul, as his sappy-son-of-Rey routine had worn beyond thin. Everyone could see his turn to Judgement Day a mile off, but now it’s done, then hopefully, Dominik can move on and demonstrate some new aspects of his personality. His costing Rey the win on this week’s Raw is the first step towards the big father vs. son match, which should be a success if they get the emotion right. It’s certainly enough to place Dominik at number four in this week’s WWE Power Rankings.

3. Dexter Lumis

Dexter Lumis is dragged away by police on Raw

I don’t know where Dexter Lumis’ feud with The Miz is going, or why Dexter Lumis keeps kidnapping The Miz, but I’m certainly enjoying myself watching it play out! Lumis climbing out from under the ring during The Miz’s cage match with US Champ Bobby Lashley, forcing a scared Miz to climb back in the cage and get speared by Lashley, was a neat creative touch, and Lumis continues to have Miz’s number in the meantime.

2. Karrion Kross

Karrion Kross roars at the WWE Universe during his SmackDown return

Karrion Kross continues on his path toward his inevitable battle with Drew McIntyre. Kross has been a thorn in ‘The Scottish Warrior’s’ side for weeks now, distracting him in his title match at Clash at the Castle, and now has choked him out to prevent him from beating Solo Sikoa clean (sensible booking). Commentary sold Kross great this week, screaming for help as the screen faded to black. This will be a big fight when we finally get to it, perhaps at Extreme Rules. Kross getting the jump on McIntyre puts him in the number two position on this week’s WWE Power Rankings.

1. Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey has revealed some advicen Vince McMahon has given her.

It seems like WWE is finally getting Ronda’s booking right, as she is legitimately coming across as the badass she’s meant to be. Last week, she destroyed Adam Pearce (everyone’s favorite NWA Champion of the Hollywood era, no less), and this week, she took out no less than three other people in quick succession to earn a shot at Liv Morgan’s SmackDown Women’s Championship at Extreme Rules.

While demolishing a chunk of your women’s division in one fell swoop might not be the greatest long-term move, it does build Rousey back up and keeps up her momentum. By earning her title shot, Rousey places number one on this week’s WWE Power Rankings!

Written by Chris Flackett

Wrestling obsessed since '91. Lived through the Monday Night Wars and is still here to tell the tale. Major fan of Strong Style, technical and Super Jr. Wrestling, as well as big versatile hosses smacking the hell out of each other. Lives in Manchester, England.

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