Pulse Wrestling’s WWE Rankings: June 7, 2010

Here is the latest update of Inside Pulse Wrestling’s OFFICIAL rankings of the WWE RAW and Smackdown rosters … posted on the first Sunday 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& 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 – R-Truth (since 5.24.10)
1. Edge (4)
2. Sheamus (2)
3. Randy Orton (3)
4. Chris Jericho (6)
5. The Miz (US Champ)
6. Evan Bourne (10)
7. Ted Dibiase (7)
8. Mark Henry (8)
9. The Great Khali (NR)
10. Zack Ryder (NR)

WWE Diva’s Champion – Eve Torres (since 4.19.10)
1. Maryse (1)
2. Gail Kim (2)
3. Alicia Fox (4)
4. Natalya (3)
5. Jillian Hall (5)

Unified WWE Tag Team Champions – The Hart Dynasty (since 4.26.10)
1. The Uso Brothers (NR)
2. Straight Edge Society (1)
3. William Regal & Vladimir Kozlov (NR)
4. Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins (NR)
5. The Dudebusters (3)

Raw’s Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Alicia Fox
-Bret Hart
-Brie Bella
-Goldust
-Jerry Lawler
-Justin Roberts
-Michael Cole
-Mr. McMahon
-Nikki Bella
-Primo
-Ranjin Singh
-Santino Marella
-Yoshi Tatsu

Raw’s Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Ezekiel Jackson (Injured since April 2010)
-Melina (Injured since January 2010)
-John Morrison (Injured since May 2010)
-Triple H (Inactive since April 2010)

No longer listed on WWE.com as part of the Raw Roster or appearing on TV:
-Batista (Quit, reported end of contract)
-Carlito (Released, Non-Kayfabe)

SMACKDOWN SUPERSTARS

World Heavyweight Champion – Jack Swagger (since 4.2.10)
Intercontinental Champion – Kofi Kingston (since 5.23.10)
1. Big Show (1)
2. Rey Mysterio (5)
3. CM Punk (2)
4. Kane (6)
5. Drew McIntyre (IC Champ)
6. MVP (10)
7. Christian (4)
8. Dolph Ziggler (9)
9. Cody Rhodes (8)
10. JTG (NR)

WWE Woman’s Champion – Layla & Michelle McCool (since 5.14.10)
1. Kelly Kelly (3)
2. Rosa Mendes (5)
3. Tiffany (4)
4. Serena (NR)
5. Vickie Guerrero (NR)

SmackDown’s Unranked Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Chavo Guerrero
-Chris Masters
-Finlay
-Hornswoggle
-Matt Striker
-Shad Gaspard
-Theodore Long
-Todd Grisham
-Tony Chimel
-Tyler Reks

SmackDown’s Inactive Wrestlers/Personalities:
-Beth Phoenix (Injured since May 2010)
-Matt Hardy (Suspended since May 2010, Kayfabe)
-Undertaker (Injured since May 2010)

No longer listed on WWE.com as part of the SmackDown Roster or appearing on TV:
-Jim Ross (No longer on WWE.com)



*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.

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. In times where there are multiple #1 Contenders, we will use ‘Vegas Odds’ to determine the order.

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