Smackdown Power Rankings: Rumble Ready

Check out this week’s Smackdown Power Rankings as the Blue Brand prepares for Royal Rumble.

Honorable Mention: Rey Mysterio: His win over Karrion Kross is one of the biggest of his recent career.

5: Lacey Evans: This new gimmick isn’t going to last, but you gotta love her using the Cobra Clutch.

4: The New Day: It was great to see them on Smackdown again.

3: Brock Lesnar: Now that he’s back, will he win the Royal Rumble?

2: Kevin Owens: He hasn’t the much momentum in years. Simply put- he needs this win over Roman Reigns more than anything right now.

1: The Bloodline: Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns’ relationship comes front and center here. Will it complicate The Tribal Chief’s latest title defense at Royal Rumble?

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