WWE RAW Power Rankings: The Best in the World

With plenty of returns, a big card and plenty of storyline development, Monday Night RAW was solid. As a result, the upcoming Elimination Chamber Pay Per View looks to be more than Road to Wrestlemania filler.

Check out our weekly power rankings to see who’s got the most to lose going into the company’s most important time of the year.

5: Jack Swagger: A new look and a new attitude. Swagger made quick work of the former Intercontinental and United States Champion Santino Marella. Smackdown GM Booker T liked what he saw from Swagger as well. Could this earn him a spot in the Elimination Chamber?

4: Ryback: He’s still a disaster to watch in the ring. Aside from his power moves, everything he does looks forced. His stamina is a huge question mark as well. But simply put, wins over polished workers the likes of United States Champion Antonio Cesaro don’t happen every week. Even with that, Cesaro couldn’t hide the glaring weaknesses in Ryback’s offensive arsenal.

3: Alberto Del Rio: A decent promo that helps his passage to pure face and a good match with Cody Rhodes made for a great week for Del Rio. With Big Show surging as a heel and Del Rio quickly growing as a good guy, they have the best angle on Smackdown and one of the best in the company right now.

2: Mark Henry: Talk about a comeback. Henry took out Daniel Bryan, Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara. At one time, Henry was the most dominant heel in the company. Can he reclaim his throne? From the looks of it, he doesn’t appear to be wasting any time. In much better shape than he was at the time of his departure, the lighter (but not much lighter) Henry looks primed to get back in the World Title picture.

1: CM Punk: He may not be the WWE Champion anymore, but his match with Chris Jericho this week on RAW proved he’s still the best in the ring. It’s not often that RAW gets a pay per view quality match, but Punk and Jericho delivered in a big way this week. He’s still the cult of personality. He’s still the best in the world. He doesn’t need a prop to prove it.

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