Pulse Wrestling WWE Rankings: October 6, 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 September 1), 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 – VACANT
Intercontinental Champion – Jeff Hardy (7)
1. Randy Orton (1) – With Cena hurt, will he get his title shot still?
2. Triple H (2) – The Game seems like he is back into the swing of things
3. Umaga (IC Champ) – Lost his IC title, and got demolished by HHH
4. Mr. Kennedy (3) – Kennedy didn’t end up being a McMahon, but he is still a top contender
5. Carlito (5) – Lots of face time the past few weeks, but with everyone coming back, will that end?
6. Shelton Benjamin (NR) – Does his singles push split up WGTT again?
7. Hardcore Holly (NR) – Won his first 2 matches back
8. Cody Rhodes (6) – Has been on a losing streak since facing Holly
9. Santino Marella (NR) – So, when did Santino become this awesome?
10. King Booker (3) – The King has been off TV, but you know as soon as he returns, he’ll be in the top of the card

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

World Tag Team Champions – Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (same)
1. Paul London & Brian Kendrick (2)
2. The Highlanders (5)
3. World’s Greatest Tag Team (3)
4. Triple H (NR)
5. Carlito & Mr. McMahon (NR)

Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Daivari
  • ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan
  • Jerry Lawler
  • Jim Ross
  • Jonathan Coachman
  • Lillian Garcia
  • Queen Sharmell
  • Ron Simmons
  • Snitsky
  • Steve Austin
  • Super Crazy
  • Todd Grisham
  • Val Venis
  • William Regal

    Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:

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

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

  • JTG (Released, Non-Kayfabe)
  • Shad Gaspard (Released, Non-Kayfabe)
  • The Sandman (Released, Non-Kayfabe)

    SMACKDOWN SUPERSTARS

    World Heavyweight Champion – Batista (2)
    United States Champion – Montel Vontavious Porter (same)
    1. The Great Khali (World Champ) – Batista has to defend against Khali in his own match…
    2. Rey Mysterio (1) – The World Title slips from his grasp, but he’ll get another shot soon enough
    3. The Undertaker (NR) – Guess who’s back, and he wants his title back
    4. Matt Hardy (4) – With most of his attention on his Tag Team Titles, he is still due a shot at the US
    5. Finlay (3) – The Man Who Loves to Fight is picking on someone half his size
    6. Kane (5) – Kane just keeps falling down the list
    7. Mark Henry (6) – Two stompings by ‘Taker, and a beating from Batista…how does this guy still get Main Event matches?
    8. Chuck Palumbo (8) – The new biker gimmick is working
    9. Kenny Dykstra (NR) – Can his relationship with Victoria help him get some wins?
    10. Chris Masters (10) – Masters makes an impression by attacking Chuck

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

    WWE Tag Team Champions – Matt Hardy & MVP (same)
    1. Brothers of Destruction (NR)
    2. Deuce & Domino (1)
    3. Jesse & Festus (NR)
    4. The Major Brothers (2)
    5. Batista & Ric Flair (3)

    Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Cherry
  • Dave Taylor
  • Hornswoggle
  • JBL
  • Justin Roberts
  • Kristal
  • Maryse
  • Michael Cole
  • Michelle McCool
  • Torrie Wilson
  • Vickie Guerrero
  • Victoria

    Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Ashley (Suspended Kayfabe)
  • Edge (Injured since July 2007)
  • Gregory Helms (Injured since May 2007)
  • Theodore Long (Injured since September 2007, Kayfabe)

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

  • Hardcore Holly (Jumped to Raw)

    ECW WRESTLERS

    ECW Heavyweight Champion – CM Punk (1)
    1. Big Daddy V (2) – After the whole Chase to No Mercy, they swerve us and give the title shot to V…who thought that was a good idea?
    2. Tommy Dreamer (6) – Should be facing Punk at No Mercy, but instead becomes V’s bitch
    3. Elijah Burke (5) – Thanks to Morrison’s absence the Elijah Express got rolling again
    4. Kevin Thorn (7) – Still recovering a bit from his Stevie Richards run-in
    5. John Morrison (ECW Champ) – Disappeared after he lost his title, but looks to be back soon
    6. The Miz (3) – Owns the contracts to Extreme Expose…that’s a swerve!
    7. Stevie Richards (8) – Got a shot in the Chase to No Mercy, but eliminated in the first round
    8. Balls Mahoney (9) – Has his problems with Miz, and now can’t date Kelly
    9. Mike Knox (NR) – Finally back, and got a few impressive wins
    10. The Boogeyman (4) – Boogeyman hasn’t been coming to get anyone since V took him out

    Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:

  • Armando Estrada
  • Brooke
  • Joey Styles
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Layla
  • Matt Striker
  • Nunzio
  • Tazz
  • Tony Chimel

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

  • Justin Roberts (Moved to SmackDown
  • Marcus Cor Von (Released, Non-Kayfabe)
  • Rob Van Dam (Finally removed from 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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