Pulse Wrestling WWE Rankings: December 2, 2006

Features, Rankings

Here is the latest update of Inside Pulse Wrestling’s OFFICIAL rankings of the WWE RAW and Smackdown rosters … posted on the first Saturday of each month. Check out this link for the last rankings (as of November 4th), and click here to see any changes in the RAW and SD rosters since the last rankings report. The ECW roster has been added as the third brand.

(Previous ranking for each superstar is in parentheses following each name. Italicized comments are included where appropriate. See below* for an explanation of our ranking system.)


WWE Champion – John Cena (same)
Intercontinental Champion – Jeff Hardy (same)
1. Umaga (1) – It’s official, the challenge to Cena has been made, and accepted.
2. Triple H (3) – A DX clean sweep keeps them atop.
3. Shawn Michaels (4) – A DX clean sweep keeps them atop.
4. Edge (2) – One half of the Tag Team Champs is still a WWE Title Contender.
5. Randy Orton (5) – Legend Killer gets beat badly at Survivor Series, but redeems himself destroying Ric Flair.
6. Johnny Nitro (6) – The former IC Champ still has his eye on Jeff’s IC Title.
7. Carlito (7) – Seems to be back into his feud with Masters, I say it’s about time Carlito brings back his Coolness.
8. Ric Flair (8) – Left a bloody mess by Rated RKO, keeping him low.
9. Chris Masters (NR) – Has been on cruise control since his return a few months back.
10. Shelton Benjamin (9) – Cryme Tyme stole his duds, and he did nothing about it!

Woman’s Champion – Mickie James (1)
1. Victoria (5)
2. Melina (4)
3. Maria (3)
4. Torrie Wilson (NR)
5. Lillian Garcia (NR)

World Tag Team Champions – Rated RKO (NR)
1. D-Generation X (2)
2. Cryme Tyme (1)
3. The Spirit Squad (Champs)
4. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (5)
5. The Highlanders (3)

Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Armando Alejandro Estrada
  • Charlie Haas
  • Eugene
  • Gene Snitsky
  • Jerry Lawler
  • Jim Duggan
  • Jim Ross
  • Jonathan Coachman
  • Rob Conway
  • Shane McMahon
  • Super Crazy
  • Todd Grisham
  • Val Venis
  • Vince McMahon
  • Viscera

    Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Candice Michelle (Injured since November 2006)
  • Beth Phoenix (Injured since June 2006)
  • Hulk Hogan (Hasn’t been on TV since August 2006)
  • Rowdy Roddy Piper (Injured since November 2006)
  • Steve Austin (Hasn’t been on TV since February 2006)
  • The Rock (Hasn’t been on TV since 2004)

    No longer listed on WWE.com or appearing on TV:

  • Lita (Retired, Non-Kayfabe)


    World Heavyweight Champion – Batista (1)
    United States Champion – Chris Benoit (same)
    1. King Booker (Champ) – One week removed for the Championship, The King is still the top contender.
    2. Finlay (3) – Got a shot in a Triple Threat, but came up short.
    3. Ken Kennedy (4) – First Blood match down, Last Ride Match to come.
    4. The Undertaker (6) – Lost a First Blood match to Kennedy, but looks to redeem himself in a Last Ride.
    5. Chavo Guerrero (5) – Still has the US Title in his sights, after beating Benoit in a Non-Title Match.
    6. Montel Vontavious Porter (9) – Has back to back victories over Kane, and still has an Inferno Match to look forward to.
    7. Kane (7) – The Big Red Machine has been knocked off his tracks lately.
    8. Gregory Helms (CW Champ) – He’s been mixing it up with the big boys lately, I say let him get a shot at Batista!
    9. Matt Hardy (8) – The Hardyz are back!
    10. The Boogeyman (NR) – He’s coming to get The Miz!

    Cruiserweight Champion – Gregory Helms (same)
    1. Jimmy Wang Yang (1)
    2. Jamie Noble (4)
    3. Paul London (2)
    4. Brian Kendrick (3)
    5. The Miz (NR)

    WWE Tag Team Champions – Paul London & Brian Kendrick (same)
    1. Dave Taylor & William Regal (NR)
    2. Brothers of Destruction (2)
    3. KC James & Idol Stevens (1)
    4. Finlay & King Booker (NR)
    5. MVP & Mr. Kennedy (4)

    Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Amy Zidian
  • Ashley Massaro
  • JBL
  • Jillian Hall
  • Kristal Marshell
  • Layla El
  • Little Bastard
  • Michael Cole
  • Sharmell
  • Sylvan
  • Tatanka
  • Theodore Long
  • Vicki Guerrero
  • Vito

    Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Mark Henry (Injured since June 2006)
  • Michelle McCool (Injured since November 2006)
  • Rey Mysterio (Injured since October 2006)

    No longer listed on WWE.com or appearing on TV:

  • Bobby Lashley (Moved to ECW)
  • Elijah Burke (Moved to ECW)
  • Jake Gymini (Removed from WWE.com, Expected to be Re-Packaged)
  • Jesse Gymini (Removed from WWE.com, Expected to be Re-Packaged)
  • Joey Mercury (Removed from WWE.com, Expected to join Raw or ECW)
  • Josh Mathews (Removed from WWE.com)
  • Sylvester Turkay (Moved to ECW)


    ECW Heavyweight Champion – Big Show
    1. Bobby Lashley (SD 2) – In the Elimination Chamber this Sunday.
    1. Rob Van Dam (1) – In the Elimination Chamber this Sunday.
    1. Test (3) – In the Elimination Chamber this Sunday.
    1. Sabu (2) – In the Elimination Chamber this Sunday.
    1. CM Punk (5) – In the Elimination Chamber this Sunday.
    6. Hardcore Holly (4) – Back to being in Heyman’s pocket
    7. Daivari (10) – On a winning streak since his ECW debut.
    8. Matt Striker (8) – Our teacher is sitting on the backburner right now.
    9. Mike Knox (7) – Maybe HBK knows who he is now.
    10. The Sandman (6) – This ECW Original is still hanging on.

    Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Al Snow
  • Ariel
  • Balls Mahoney
  • Christopher W. Anderson
  • Danny Doring
  • Derrick Neikirk
  • Doug Basham
  • Elijah Burke
  • The Great Khali
  • Joey Styles
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Kevin Thorn
  • Little Guido Maritato
  • Paul Heyman
  • Rebecca
  • Rene Dupree
  • Shannon Moore
  • Stevie Richards
  • Sylvester Terkay
  • Tazz
  • Tommy Dreamer
  • Tony Mamaluke
  • Trinity

    Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Beulah McGillicutty (Hasn’t been on TV since June 2006)
  • Danny Basham (Injured since October 2006)
  • Jazz (Hasn’t been on TV since June 2006)
  • Terry Funk (Hasn’t been on TV since June 2006)

    *In this monthly feature, the Inside Pulse Wrestling editorial board ranks the heavyweight, women/cruiserweight, and tag team divisions on World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW, SmackDown, ECW brands. Rankings include the top ten heavyweights, top 5 women (RAW), top 5 cruiserweights (SD), and top 5 tag teams on each brand, and include everyone listed on WWE.com’s RAW, SmackDown, & ECW Superstars pages, plus regular, unlisted competitors from each brand.

    These rankings take into account (in order):
    – Current title status**
    – Declared and presumed storyline rankings
    – Recent victories and quality of opponents
    – Quality of matches (psychology, workrate, and entertainment value)
    – Quality of TV exposure (length, placement during show, and crowd response)

    **Both primary and secondary heavyweight champions are listed at the top of each brand’s rankings, with the assumption that Intercontinental or United States Champions are de facto top contenders unless otherwise stated on television or online by WWE.

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