Smackdown Live Power Rankings: AJ Ready to Defend

Check out this week’s Smackdown Live Power Rankings to see who has momentum on their side leading into Extreme Rules.

Honorable Mention: The Miz: Even when he isn’t in the ring, he finds ways to make the crowd angry. He may be the best heel of this generation.

5: James Ellsworth: His matches with Asuka have been mega entertaining and have added more depth to Carmella as a heel.

4: Andrade “Cien” Almas: His win over Sin Cara was an impressive one and he’s ready for better competition.

3: Team Hell No: Daniel Bryan and Kane are on fire. They have given Smackdown a huge jolt, as well as the Tag Team Division, leading into Extreme Rules.

2: Rusev: Will it be Rusev Day at Extreme Rules?

1: AJ Styles: The face that runs the place had to wrestle twice this week before his title match with Rusev this weekend at Extreme Rules. How will that play in the storyline?

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