Updated May 28th 2017
1. Jinder Mahal – Smackdown Live!
Jinder surprised the world when he defeated Randy Orton and became the WWE World Champion. The really pushed this during the Backlash broadcast as surprising as the streak ending, so they are clearly making this a big deal. Based on live event schedules in July, Mahal is holding onto the title for a least a few months if not more. Get ready for the reign of the Maharaja.
2. Bray Wyatt – Monday Night Raw
Bray dropped a spot this week, but how could he not with Jinder’s week. Bray has gone over most men in the fatal five-way and looks strong heading into the big #1 Contenders match.
3. Shinsuke Nakamura – Smackdown Live!
Shinsuke hit the scene, finally, with a bang. With a solid win over Dolph in which he kicked out of the Zig Zag. From there, he was entered into the MitB match by Shane McMahon. Its clear they have big plans for Nakamura to be a mainstay in the main event picture.
4. Finn Balor – Monday Night Raw
Finn continues his up and down slide. Mostly because he is consistently in good to great matches in the past month since his return but hasn’t really found his place on the card. He is playing with the big boys, but he seems like an afterthought story line wise. However, to us, he is the guy holding down the in ring action.
5. Alexa Bliss – Monday Night Raw
Alexa continues to fall step by step. She is holding the status quo in an otherwise stagnant as hell Raw Women’s division.
6. Roman Reigns – Monday Night Raw
Roman tumbles a little after not showing as well in the ring this week. He was featured in the opening segment and he only had a few lines of dialogue, the perfect amount for him.
7. Samoa Joe – Monday Night Raw
Joe was getting lost in the shuffle of the five other guys trying to get to Brock and the Universal Champion. This week, he showed a whole lot more and had a strong role while picking up a tag team win with Bray.
8. Kevin Owens – Smackdown Live!
Owens had a strong week, retaining his United States title over AJ Styles at Backlash and then having some good quips on Smackdown. He took a tag loss on Tuesday but its hard to argue with retaining the US title.
9. Asuke – NXT
So she pinned two women at once to retain the NXT Women’s title and then surpassed Goldberg’s undefeated streak.
10. Pete Dunne – United Kingdom Championship Division
I wasn’t sure what brand to apply here, but at NXT Takeover: Chicago he defeated incumbent champion Tyler Bate to become the second ever UK Champion in what was undoubtedly the best match of the week which also featured a main roster PPV. Seriously though, go watch that match.
Honorable Mentions: Sami Zayn, The Usos, Dean Ambrose