Smackdown Live Power Rankings: The Man and Bryan Dominate

Check out this week’s Smackdown Live Power Rankings to see who starred in an important episode that begins to set up most of the matches on the Royal Rumble card.

Honorable Mention: Shinsuke Nakamura: The Artist has Rusev’s number and wants his title back.

5: Andrade “Cien” Almas: A pitfall victory over Rey Mysterio in Tag Team action is an awesome way to get the former NXT Champion back on track. 

4: The Bar: Love them or hate them, Sheamus and Cesaro are the best tag team on the Blue Brand.

3: Becky Lynch: With a title shot confirmed for Royal Rumble, The Man is ready to get the Smackdown Women’s Title back.

2: AJ Styles: This version of The Phenomenal One is hungrier than ever, but does he have what it takes to beat Daniel Bryan?

1: Daniel Bryan: Continuing to cut amazing promos as a heel and convincingly beat his opponents, Bryan hasn’t been this hot in years.

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