Pulse Wrestling WWE Rankings: June 7, 2008

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 February 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. See below* for an explanation of our ranking system.)


WWE Champion – Triple H (same)
Intercontinental Champion – Chris Jericho (same)
1. John Cena (2) – Defeated Jeff to get the title shot at Night of Champions
2. Jeff Hardy (NR) – Came up short in his hopes for a WWE Title shot, however did deliver a huge Swanton on Umaga!
3. John Bradshaw Layfield (3) – Was the first to bleed at One Night Stand
4. Shawn Michaels (4) – Not able to endure a giant beating at the hands of Batista
5. Umaga (6) – Feels like he is far from the monster he used to be
6. Mr. Kennedy (7) – Has to deal with Regal’s fellow countryman now that he is gone
7. Lance Cade (NR) – Landed a punch that Trevor will never forget
8. Paul Burchill (8) – Continues to Curb Stomp his way on this list
9. Trevor Murdoch (NR) – Keep singing, you’ll be in jobber hell soon
10. Snitsky (9) – Not hurting enough people

Woman’s Champion – Mickie James (same)
1. Beth Phoenix (1)
2. Melina (3)
3. Katie Lea (4)
4. Jillian (5)
5. Maria (NR)

World Tag Team Champions – Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (same)
1. Santino Marella & Carlito (1)
2. Paul London & Brian Kendrick (2)
3. Cryme Tyme (3)
4. JBL & Umaga (NR)
5. John Cena & Jeff Hardy (NR)

Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Charlie Haas
-DH Smith
-‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan
-Jerry Lawler
-Jillian Hall
-Jim Ross
-Lillian Garcia
-Mr. McMahon
-Robbie McAllister
-Ron Simmons
-Rory McAllister
-Super Crazy
-Ted Dibiase Jr.
-Todd Grisham
-Val Venis

Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Candice Michelle (Injured since March 2008)
-Randy Orton (Injured since June 2008)
-Steve Austin (Inactive since December 2007)

No longer listed on WWE.com as part of the Raw Roster or appearing on TV:
-William Regal (Fired from Raw from GM, still on WWE.com)


World Heavyweight Champion – Edge (2)
United States Champion – Matt Hardy (same)
1. Batista (4) – Will face Edge at Night of Champions
2. Montel Vontavious Porter (5) – Has lost some momentum lately, however still looks like one of the biggest dogs on SD
3. Finlay (6) – Has had his troubles with Chuck lately, but KO’d him in the Belfast Brawl
4. The Big Show (3) – Looks to be turning his sights on the ECW Title
5. CM Punk (7) – Mr. Money in the Bank still has a shot anytime he wants
6. The Great Khali (NR) – He’s back, and he rolled right though Deuce & Domino
7. Chuck Palumbo (10) – Holding his own against Finlay, but that pesky Hornswoggle keeps getting in the way
8. Vladimir Kozlov (9) – Finally beating some guys we know…albeit Moore & Yang
9. Mark Henry (8) – Jabbers a lot, but doesn’t seem to really want a piece of the Big Show
10. Jamie Noble (NR) – Put on a great match with MVP a few weeks ago, but is absent from TV this week

ECW Champion – Kane (same)
1. The Big Show (NR)
2. Tommy Dreamer (NR)
3. John Morrison (NR)
4. Chavo Guerrero (1)
5. Kofi Kingston (2)

WWE Tag Team Champions – The Miz & John Morrison (same)
1. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins (1)
2. Deuce & Domino (4)
3. Jesse & Festus (3)
4. Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore (2)
5. Chavo Guerrero & Bam Neely (NR)

SmackDown’s Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Eve Torres
-Jonathan Coachman
-Justin Roberts
-Kenny Dykstra
-Michael Cole
-Michelle McCool
-Mick Foley
-Vickie Guerrero

SmackDown’s Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Gregory Helms (Injured since May 2007)
-Ranjin Singh (Injured since March 2008)
-Rey Mysterio (Injured since February 2008)

No longer listed on WWE.com as part of the SmackDown Roster or appearing on TV:
-Theodore Long (Quit as Asst. GM, Hired as ECW GM, Kayfabe)
-Torrie Wilson (Released, Non-Kayfabe)
-Undertaker (Forced to Leave SD, Kayfabe)

ECW’s Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Armando Estrada
-Colin Delaney
-Elijah Burke
-Kelly Kelly
-Lena Yada
-Matt Striker
-Mike Adamle
-Mike Knox
-Shelton Benjamin
-Stevie Richards
-Tony Chimel

ECW’s Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Big Daddy V (Injured since March 2008)
-Boogeyman (Injured since November 2007)

*In this monthly feature, the Pulse Wrestling editorial board ranks the heavyweight, women, and tag team divisions on World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW, SmackDown, ECW brands. Rankings include the top ten heavyweights on each brand, top 5 tag teams on each brand, top 5 women in the Raw Brand, top 5 ECW Title contenders in the SD/ECW*** brands, 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.
***Due to the SmackDown/ECW working relationship, it will be treated as one brand in the rankings with SD SuperStars being contenders for the ECW Title, and ECW SuperStars being contenders for any of the title belts on SD. However, the rest of the roster will be listed separately. This will continue until, if ever, the working relationship ends.

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