Smackdown Live Power Rankings: Orton Rediscovering The Viper Within Him

Check out this week’s Smackdown Live Power Rankings to see who advanced in the King of the Ring Tournament and more.

Honorable Mention: Bayley: Back-to-back wins on RAW and Smackdown have her heating up.

5: Mustafa Ali: The Heart and Soul competitor has a great chance at winning The King of the Ring.

4: Shinsuke Nakamura: The Intercontinental Champion is more dangerous than ever.

3: Drake Maverick: The new 24/7 Champion continues to entertain, but how long can he hold the title this time?

2: Chad Gable: A huge win over Shelton Benjamin advances him in the King of the Ring Tournament.

1: Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston: This is the feud both of them desperately need right now. Kingston needs real competition and Orton needs to be The Viper.

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