Pulse Wrestling WWE Rankings: April 7, 2007

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 March 3), and click here to see any changes in the RAW, SD, or ECW rosters since the last rankings report.
(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.)

RAW SUPERSTARS

WWE Champion – John Cena (same)
Intercontinental Champion – Umaga (same)
1. Shawn Michaels (1)
2. Edge (2)
3. Randy Orton (3)
4. The Great Khali (4)
5. Ric Flair (8)
6. Carlito (7)
7. Jeff Hardy (5)
8. Johnny Nitro (6)
9. Chris Masters (NR)
10. Kenny Dykstra (9)

Woman’s Champion – Melina (same)
1. Mickie James (1)
2. Candice Michelle (5)
3. Victoria (2)
4. Torrie Wilson (3)
5. Maria (4)

World Tag Team Champions – The Hardy Boyz (NR)
1. John Cena & Shawn Michaels (Champs)
2. Carlito & Ric Flair (NR)
3. World’s Greatest Tag Team (3)
4. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (5)
5. Cryme Tyme (2)

Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Armando Alejandro Estrada
  • Eugene
  • Jerry Lawler
  • Jim Duggan
  • Jim Ross
  • Jonathan Coachman
  • Lillian Garcia
  • Robbie McAllister
  • Rory McAllister
  • Shane McMahon
  • Steve Austin
  • Super Crazy
  • Todd Grisham
  • Val Venis
  • Vince McMahon
  • Viscera

    Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Rowdy Roddy Piper (Injured since November 2006)
  • Triple H (Injured since January 2007)

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

  • Hulk Hogan (Has been off TV since August 2006, finally taken off of WWE.com)

    SMACKDOWN SUPERSTARS

    World Heavyweight Champion – The Undertaker (1)
    United States Champion – Chris Benoit (same)
    1. Batista (World Champ)
    2. Mr. Kennedy (2)
    3. Kane (6)
    4. Finlay (4)
    5. Matt Hardy (5)
    6. Montel Vontavious Porter (7)
    7. Chavo Guerrero (10)
    8. Gregory Helms (NR)
    9. The Miz (NR)
    10. The Boogeyman (9)

    Cruiserweight Champion – Chavo Guerrero (same)
    1. Gregory Helms (1)
    2. Jimmy Wang Yang (2)
    3. Daivari (3)
    4. Jamie Noble (NR)
    5. Shannon Moore (4)

    WWE Tag Team Champions – Paul London & Brian Kendrick (same)
    1. Deuce & Domino (1)
    2. Gregory Helms & Chavo Guerrero (NR)
    3. Dave Taylor & William Regal (2)
    4. Brothers of Destruction (4)
    5. Scotty 2 Hotty & Funaki (5)

    Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Ashley Massaro
  • Cherry
  • Hornswoggle
  • JBL
  • Jillian Hall
  • Kristal Marshell
  • Maryse
  • Michael Cole
  • Michelle McCool
  • Sharmell
  • Theodore Long
  • Vicki Guerrero

    Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • King Booker (Injured since April 2007)
  • Mark Henry (Injured since June 2006)
  • Rey Mysterio (Injured since October 2006)

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

  • Joey Mercury (Released from WWE, Non-Kayfabe)

    ECW WRESTLERS

    ECW Heavyweight Champion – Bobby Lashley (same)
    1. Rob Van Dam (3)
    2. Snitsky (4)
    3. Elijah Burke (5)
    4. CM Punk (2)
    5. Sabu (6)
    6. Marcus Cor Von (8)
    7. Matt Striker (7)
    8. Kevin Thorn (8)
    9. Tommy Dreamer (10)
    10. The Sandman (NR)

    Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Ariel
  • Balls Mahoney
  • Brooke
  • Joey Styles
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Layla El
  • Little Guido Maritato
  • Mike Knox
  • Stevie Richards
  • Tazz
  • Trinity

    Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Hardcore Holly (Injured since April 2007, out indefinitely)
  • Terry Funk (Removed from WWE.com, has not been on TV since June 2006)

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

  • Rebecca (Released by WWE, Non-Kayfabe)

    *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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