Pulse Wrestling WWE Rankings: September 1, 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 August 4), 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. See below* for an explanation of our ranking system.)

RAW SUPERSTARS

WWE Champion – John Cena (same)
Intercontinental Champion – Umaga (same)
1. Randy Orton (1) – Lost at SummerSlam, but seems to be getting a rematch soon
2. Triple H (NR) – Dominate SummerSlam return
3. King Booker (2) – Big loss at SummerSlam, but is still a top contender
4. Mr. Kennedy (3) – Can Kennedy be the long lost McMahon?
5. Carlito (4) – Tried his shtick on HHH, but got a Pedigree for his troubles
6. Cody Rhodes (8) – The kid looks strong, taking out both of WGTT
7. Jeff Hardy (5) – After a month off, Umaga can still roll over him
8. Snitsky (NR) – Main Event against Cena a few weeks ago, and still loves to hurt people
9. Willam Regal (6) – The new GM drops a bit, only winning that Battle Royal
10. Daivari (NR) – Picking up some Heat wins, and some good Raw TV time

Woman’s Champion – Candice Michelle (same)
1. Beth Phoenix (3)
2. Melina (1)
3. Mickie James (2)
4. Jillian Hall (4)
5. Maria (5)

World Tag Team Champions – Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (same)
1. Cryme Tyme (2)
2. Paul London & Brian Kendrick (3)
3. World’s Greatest Tag Team (1)
4. Umaga & John Cena (NR)
5. The Highlanders (5)

Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan
  • Jerry Lawler
  • Jim Ross
  • Jonathan Coachman
  • Lillian Garcia
  • Queen Sharmell
  • Sandman
  • Santino Marella
  • Steve Austin
  • Super Crazy
  • Todd Grisham
  • Val Venis

    Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Bobby Lashley (Injured since July 2007)
  • Shawn Michaels (Injured since April 2007)

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

  • Armando Estrada (Moved to ECW)

    SMACKDOWN SUPERSTARS

    World Heavyweight Champion – The Great Khali (same)
    United States Champion – Montel Vontavious Porter (same)
    1. Rey Mysterio (NR) – Welcome back Mr. Mysterio…here’s the #1 Contendership
    2. Batista (1) – Lost his title shot, lost his chance at another, and now may just be lost
    3. Finlay (5) – Not even Hornswoggle can help him defeat Mysterio
    4. Matt Hardy (3) – Has regained the Tag Straps with MVP, but still looking to take US Title
    5. Kane (2) – Oh, how he has fallen
    6. Mark Henry (4) – Squash after squash win won’t stack up when The Undertaker comes back
    7. Ric Flair (6) – Natch seems pretty quiet lately
    8. Chuck Palumbo (7) – Chucks return is on a roll
    9. Chavo Guerrero (8) – Chavo loses big to Mysterio
    10. Chris Masters (9) – Has been on the losing end of Palumbo’s comeback

    Cruiserweight Champion – Hornswoggle (same)
    1. Jamie Noble (3)
    2. Jimmy Wang Yang (2)
    3. Chavo Guerrero (1)
    4. Shannon Moore (4)
    5. Funaki (5)

    WWE Tag Team Champions– Matt Hardy & MVP (NR)
    1. Deuce & Domino (champs)
    2. The Major Brothers (2)
    3. Batista & Ric Flair (1)
    4. Great Khali & Finlay (NR)
    5. Shannon Moore & Funaki (NR)

    Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Cherry
  • Dave Taylor
  • JBL
  • Kenny Dykstra
  • Kristal
  • Maryse
  • Michael Cole
  • Michelle McCool
  • Theodore Long
  • Torrie Wilson
  • Vickie Guerrero
  • Victoria

    Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Ashley (Suspended Kayfabe)
  • Edge (Injured since July 2007)
  • Gregory Helms (Injured since May 2007)
  • Hardcore Holly (Injured since April 2007)
  • The Undertaker (Injured since May 2007)

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

  • Eugene (Released, Kayfabe)

    ECW WRESTLERS

    ECW Heavyweight Champion – John Morrison (same)
    1. CM Punk (1) – Seems to win all his matches…except when he faces Morrison for the title
    2. Big Daddy V (4) – Big man getting some big time since the move
    3. The Miz (5) – Has been on a roll since his ECW debut…and has Extreme Expose on his arms
    4. The Boogeyman (9) – Coming to get Big Daddy V
    5. Elijah Burke (3) – Seemingly fell off the face of ECW since the Draft
    6. Tommy Dreamer (2) – With Bucci gone, maybe he should get his old job back
    7. Kevin Thorn (7) – Finally beat Stevie, now needs to get back on a role
    8. Stevie Richards (6) – After a few victories over Thorn, Stevie finally felt the Original Sin
    9. Balls Mahoney (NR) – Does Kelly Kelly really like Capt. Caveman?
    10. Matt Striker (10) – Not much in ring work, but he’s the brains behind V’s brawn

    Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Brooke
  • Joey Styles
  • Justin Roberts
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Layla
  • Marcus Cor Von
  • Nunzio
  • Tazz

    Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Mike Knox (Has not been on TV since December 2006)
  • Rob Van Dam (Injured, Kayfabe. Contract has reportedly expired, but is still on WWE.com)


    *In this monthly feature, the 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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