John Cena was prepared to issue another challenge for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship opportunity shortly after his return to the blue brand that changes everything moving into 2017. Check out which other superstar wasted little time to show that they’re a worthy competitor in this week’s Smackdown Live power rankings.
Honorable Mention: Dolph Ziggler: The Showoff is willing to risk injury for a chance at greatness.
5: Alexa Bliss: She’s the “Queen of Mean” for a reason and isn’t about to let anyone take her title from her.
4: AJ Styles: Love him or hate him, he’s still the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, even if it appears his days are numbered with the return of John Cena.
3: American Alpha: Jason Jordan and Chad Gable: American Alpha: Chad Gable and Jason Jordan are the new Smackdown Tag Team Champions and they have the potential to hold on to them for a long time.
2: Dean Ambrose: The Lunatic Fringe will do anything, just as long as he remains close to The Miz’s Intercontinental Championship. The Awesome One should be careful.
1: John Cena: It doesn’t matter what people think of his WWE World title challenge because Cena still has the energy to compete in the ring.