Pulse Wrestling’s WWE Rankings: June 6, 2009

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 May 2), 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 – Randy Orton (since 04.26.09)
United States Champion – Kofi Kingston (since 06.01.09)
1. Batista (1)
2. John Cena (3)
3. Big Show (2)
4. Montel Vontavious Porter (US Champ)
5. Matt Hardy (5)
6. The Miz (7)
7. William Regal (10)
8. Chavo Guerrero (NR)
9. The Brian Kendrick (9)
10. Santino Marella (NR)

WWE Diva’s Champion – Maryse (since 12.26.08)
1. Kelly Kelly (3)
2. Mickie James (1)
3. Beth Phoenix (2)
4. Jillian Hall (5)
5. Rosa Mendes (4)

Unified WWE Tag Team Champions – Carlito & Primo (since 09.26.08, unified 04.05.09)
1. Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas (NR)
2. Cryme Tyme (2)
3. The Hart Dynasty (NR)
4. Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase (1)
5. Goldust & Hornswoggle (NR)

Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Brie Bella
-‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan
-Jamie Noble
-Jerry Lawler
-Jillian Hall
-Lillian Garcia
-Michael Cole
-Mr. McMahon
-Nikki Bella
-Vickie Guerrero

Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Shawn Michaels (Inactive since April 2009)
-Sim Snuka (Inactive since January 2009)
-Triple H (Inactive since April 2009)

No longer listed on WWE.com as part of the Raw Roster or appearing on TV:
-Mr. Kennedy (Released, Non-Kayfabe)


World Heavyweight Champion – Edge (since 04.26.09)
Intercontinental Champion – Rey Mysterio (since 04.05.09)
1. Jeff Hardy (1)
2. Chris Jericho (3)
3. Umaga (9)
4. CM Punk (2)
5. John Morrison (5)
6. The Great Khali (7)
7. Shelton Benjamin (6)
8. Dolph Ziggler (8)
9. Mike Knox (NR)
10. R-Truth (10)

WWE Woman’s Champion – Melina (since 01.25.09)
1. Michelle McCool (1)
2. Gail Kim (2)
3. Eve Torres (NR)
4. Layla (5)
5. Alicia Fox (3)

SmackDown’s Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Curt Hawkins
-Jim Ross
-Jimmy Wang Yang
-Justin Roberts
-Kung Fu Naki
-Ranjin Singh
-Ricky Ortiz
-Theodore Long
-Todd Grisham

SmackDown’s Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Candice Michelle (Injured since March 2009)
-Undertaker (Inactive since April 2009)


ECW Champion – Christian (since 04.26.09)
1. Jack Swagger (1)
2. Tommy Dreamer (2)
3. Finlay (3)
4. Vladimir Kozlov (4)
5. Evan Bourne (6)
6. Mark Henry (5)
7. Tyson Kidd (7)
8. David Hart Smith (NR)
9. Zack Ryder (NR)
10. Paul Birchill (8)

ECW’s Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:
-DJ Gabriel
-Ezekiel Jackson
-Gregory Helms
-Josh Matthews
-Katie Lea Burchill
-Matt Striker
-Tony Atlas
-Tony Chimel

*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’s/Diva’s in each brand, and include everyone listed on WWE.com’s RAW, SmackDown, & ECW Superstars pages, plus regular, unlisted competitors from each brand. Due to the Unification of the WWE & World Tag Team Titles, the Champions can defend the titles against any team across all 3 brands. The Titles belong to RAW, according to WWE.com, however SD & ECW teams can appear in their rankings, and will be in blue or purple respectively.

Also, performers may become inactive by either injury, or an acknowledgement by WWE TV that said performer has not appeared. If a performer is still listed on WWE.com but has not been on TV or reportedly appeared at house shows for atleast 6 months, they will also become inactive.

These rankings take into account (in order):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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