The Eck Factor's ranking of the Top 20 WWE Superstars based on their overall impact, momentum and positioning on the card for the week ending May 28 (last week's ranking in parentheses):
1. ROMAN REIGNS (1)
The WWE World Heavyweight Champion successfully retained his title with a hard-fought victory over AJ Styles in an Extreme Rules Match at the Extreme Rules event. After the match, Reigns' friend-turned-enemy Seth Rollins attacked him from behind and hit a Pedigree on him. The next night on Raw, it was announced that Reigns' next title defense would be against Rollins at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view next month.
2. DEAN AMBROSE (3)
The Lunatic Fringe's victory over Chris Jericho in the first-ever Asylum Match at Extreme Rules was anything but ticky-tack. In fact, Ambrose really stuck it to him. See what I did there? On Raw, Ambrose defeated Dolph Ziggler to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. On SmackDown, Ambrose engaged in a war of words (and a little bit of physicality) with fellow MITB participants Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Alberto Del Rio.
3. SETH ROLLINS (unranked)
The Architect returned after a lengthy absence with designs on regaining the WWE World Heavyweight Title that he never lost. Rollins sent a message to current champion Roman Reigns by attacking him after his match at Extreme Rules. On Raw, Rollins learned that he would get a title shot against Reigns at the Money in the Bank event. On both Raw and SmackDown, Rollins made it clear to the WWE Universe that he doesn't want nor need them on his bandwagon.
4. KEVIN OWENS (5)
KO failed to win the Intercontinental Title in a show-stealing Fatal 4-Way Match at Extreme Rules, but he notched a big victory over AJ Styles on Raw to gain a spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. On SmackDown, Owens had a verbal/physical exchange with Dean Ambrose, Sami Zayn and Alberto Del Rio, who all are also in the MITB match.
5. AJ STYLES (2)
The Phenomenal One came extremely close (pun intended) to defeating Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Title in an Extreme Rules Match at the Extreme Rules event before falling just short. Things got worse for Styles the next night on Raw, as he had a falling out with pals Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, and then lost to Kevin Owens in a Money in the Bank qualifying match.
6. CHARLOTTE (7)
With her father, Ric Flair, banned from ringside, the WWE Women's Champion defeated Natalya in a Submission Match at Extreme Rules thanks to an assist from Dana Brooke. On Raw, Charlotte created a furor by cutting a scathing promo on her father in which she told him she no longer needed him. On SmackDown, Charlotte interfered in the match between Natalya and Brooke, causing Brooke to lose by disqualification. After the match, Natalya put Charlotte in The Sharpshooter, but Brooke made the save, and Charlotte and Brooke proceeded to double-team Natalya.
7. NEW DAY (6)
Big E and Xavier Woods successfully defended their WWE World Tag Team Title against The Vaudevillains at Extreme Rules thank to outside interference by Kofi Kingston. New Day then defeated The Social Outcasts in six-man tag action on both Raw and Main Event.
8. CHRIS JERICHO (4)
Y2J came out on the losing end of a physically "tacks-ing" encounter against Dean Ambrose in an Asylum Match at Extreme Rules. See what I did there? Jericho did not waste any time licking his wounds, however, as he defeated Apollo Crews in a Money in the Bank qualifying match on Raw.
9. THE MIZ (10)
The resourceful Intercontinental Champion defied the odds by successfully defending his title against Cesaro, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in a Fatal 4-Way Match at Extreme Rules. Miz was defeated by Cesaro in a Money in the Bank qualifying match on Raw, but Miz bounced back to beat Cesaro in an Intercontinental Title bout on SmackDown.
10. SAMI ZAYN (9)
Zayn did not win the Fatal 4-Way Match for the Intercontinental Title at Extreme Rules, but he did score an impressive victory over Sheamus on Raw to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. On SmackDown, Zayn verbally and physically sparred with fellow MITB match participants Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens and Alberto Del Rio.
11. CESARO (11)
The Swiss Superman dropped the fall to The Miz in the Fatal 4-Way Match for the Intercontinental Title at Extreme Rules, but he gained a measure of revenge by defeating Miz in a Money in the Bank qualifying match on Raw. Miz got the last laugh, however, as he successfully defended his title against Cesaro on SmackDown.
12. LUKE GALLOWS AND KARL ANDERSON (13)
The Club defeated The Usos in a Tornado Match at Extreme Rules. On Raw, Gallows and Anderson parted ways with AJ Styles in less-than-amicable fashion.
13. RUSEV (14)
The Bulgarian Brute became a two-time United States Champion when he defeated Kalisto at Extreme Rules. In the title rematch on SmacKDown, Rusev once again beat the former champion.
14. NATALYA (8)
Interference by Dana Brooke led to Natalya losing to WWE Women's Champion Charlotte in a Submission Match at Extreme Rules. Natalya defeated Brooke by disqualification on SmackDown due to Charlotte's interference. After the match, Natalya put Charlotte in The Sharpshooter, but she eventually succumbed to the double-team attack of Charlotte and Brooke. On Superstars, Natalya defeated Summer Rae.
15. BARON CORBIN (15)
The Lone Wolf defeated Dolph Ziggler in a No-Disqualification Match at Extreme Rules. Corbin also beat Jack Swagger on Main Event.
16. THE USOS (12)
Jimmy and Jey lost to Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a Tornado Match at Extreme Rules.
17. ENZO AMORE AND BIG CASS (17*)
Big Cass engaged in a war of words with The Dudley Boyz on the Extreme Rules Kickoff Show and then manhandled both of them. On Raw, Amore returned after suffering a concussion at Payback on May 1 to accompany Big Cass to the ring. Cass went on to defeat Bubba Ray Dudley. On SmackDown, Amore and Cass traded barbs with The Dudleys, which led to a match between the two teams being booked for this coming Monday's Raw.
18. ALBERTO DEL RIO (20)
Del Rio defeated Zack Ryder on SmackDown to qualify for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
19. DOLPH ZIGGLER (16)
The Showoff lost to Baron Corbin in a No-Disqualification Match at Extreme Rules, and then was defeated by Dean Ambrose in a Money in the Bank qualifying match on Raw.
20. KALISTO (19)
The luchador lost the United States Title to Rusev at Extreme Rules. Kalisto failed to regain the championship from Rusev on SmackDown.
Dropped out of the rankings: The Vaudevillains (18)
* - Big Cass was ranked as a singles competitor last week