Pulse Wrestling’s WWE Rankings: April 3, 2010

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), and click here to see any changes in the RAW & SmackDown 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 (since 3.28.10)
United States Champion – The Miz (since 10.5.09)
1. Triple H (2)
2. Randy Orton (4)
3. Sheamus (3)
4. Christian (6)
5. Kofi Kingston (7)
6. Evan Bourne (NR)
7. MVP (8)
8. Ted Dibiase (NR)
9. Mark Henry (10)
10. William Regal (NR)

WWE Diva’s Champion – Maryse (since 2.22.10)
1. Gail Kim (1)
2. Kelly Kelly (3)
3. Eve Torres (4)
4. Alicia Fox (2)
5. Jillian Hall (5)

Unified WWE Tag Team Champions – ShoMiz (since 2.8.10)
1. The Hart Dynasty (4)
2. John Morrison & R-Truth (1)
3. Straight Edge Society (5)
4. Kofi Kingston & MVP (NR)
5. Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft (NR)

Raw’s Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Brie Bella
-Carlito
-Chavo Guerrero
-Chris Masters
-Hornswoggle
-Jerry Lawler
-Justin Roberts
-Katie Lea
-Michael Cole
-Mr. McMahon
-Nikki Bella
-Primo
-Rosa Mendes
-Santino Marella
-Yoshi Tatsu
-Zach Ryder

Raw’s Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Cody Rhodes (Inactive since March 2010)
-Melina (Injured since January 2010)

No longer listed on WWE.com as part of the Raw Roster or appearing on TV:
-Jack Swagger (Moved to SD)
-Shawn Michaels (Forced to Retire due to match stipulation)

SMACKDOWN SUPERSTARS

World Heavyweight Champion – Jack Swagger (since 4.2.10)
Intercontinental Champion – Drew McIntyre (since 12.17.09)
1. Chris Jericho (World Champion)
2. Edge (1)
3. The Undertaker (2)
4. Batista (NR)
5. Rey Mysterio (4)
6. CM Punk (3)
7. Dolph Ziggler (8)
8. Kane (5)
9. Matt Hardy (6)
10. Shelton Benjamin (7)

WWE Woman’s Champion – Michelle McCool (since 2.26.10)
1. Beth Phoenix (1)
2. Mickie James (NR)
3. Natalya (2)
4. Layla (3)
5. Tiffany (5)

SmackDown’s Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Ezekiel Jackson
-Finlay
-Goldust
-Jimmy Wang Yang
-JTG
-Matt Striker
-Mike Knox
-Ranjin Singh
-Serena
-Shad Gaspard
-Slam Master J
-The Great Khali
-Theodore Long
-Todd Grisham
-Tony Chimel
-Vickie Guerrero

SmackDown’s Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Curt Hawkins (Inactive since March 2009)
-Jim Ross (Injured since October 2009)
-Kung Funaki (Inactive since March 2009)

WWE: NXT

1. David Otunga (2)
2. Wade Barrett (1)
3. Justin Gabriel (4)
4. Daniel Bryan (3)
5. Heath Slater (6)
6. Darren Young (5)
7. Michael Tarver (8)
8. Skip Sheffield (7)

NXT’s Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Josh Matthews
-Matt Striker
-Michael Cole
-Savannah



*In this monthly feature, the Pulse Wrestling editorial board ranks the heavyweight, women, and tag team divisions on World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW & SmackDown 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 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)

WWE: NXT rankings will also take the above into consideration, as there is no Champion on the show, and has no affiliation with the Rankings issued by the NXT Pros.

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 Smackdown teams can appear in their rankings, and will be in blue type. Also, a member of the Unified Tag Team Champions can challenge any Champion on any brand, a precedent established with Big Show in November 2009.

**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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