WWE NXT Power Rankings: Can anyone dethrone Adam Cole, Shayna Baszler?

Matt Riddle, Tommaso Ciampa and Keith Lee on the Nov. 6, 2019 edition of WWE NXT. Photo: WWE.com
Matt Riddle, Tommaso Ciampa and Keith Lee on the Nov. 6, 2019 edition of WWE NXT. Photo: WWE.com /

With Takeover War Games approaching, who’s getting an edge in the WWE NXT power rankings? We dive into the men’s, women’s, and tag team’s to find out.

The Superstars of NXT have been in a new spotlight since the move to the USA Network. Fans have seen everyone step their games up to be noticed. Every week, we’ll rank the men, women and tag teams of NXT. Who’s caught our attention in the WWE NXT power rankings this week?

NXT Men’s division

10. Angel Garza

Angel Garza is a star. His match against Lio Rush showed why he’ll one day be an NXT World champion. He’s stellar in the ring and has all the charisma to back it up.

9. Damien Priest

Damien Priest injected himself into the match with Killian Dane and Pete Dunne. Damien Priest has only one loss on his record and is looking to avenge it versus both superstars.

8. Pete Dunne

Pete Dunne didn’t get a chance to tango with Killian Dane due to the attack from Damien Priest. These three should be headed for a triple threat at Takeover.

7. Keith Lee

Keith Lee pinned the North American champion clean. On top of that, he’s been a wrecking ball during the NXT invasions. He should be first in line for one of the titles post-War Games.

6. Roderick Strong

Roderick Strong stepped up for his Undisputed Era leader and challenged Keith Lee to a match. Roderick looked every bit of a champion during this competition getting the best of Lee throughout. Although he came up short, he’s still North American champion.

5. Lio Rush

Lio Rush continually reminds fans of how amazing he is in the ring. His match with Angel Garza was the perfect mix of action and storytelling. Their feud will continue to the joy of the WWE Universe.

4. Matt Riddle

Matt Riddle brought the fight to Finn Balor and scared him off before getting ambushed again. Riddle now has the pleasure of being Balor’s first match opponent since returning to NXT.

3. Tommaso Ciampa

Tommaso Ciampa came to the aid of his War Games partners on Wednesday. He also added a new teammate in Dominick Dijakovic. After War Games, he’ll set his sights on getting goldie back.

2. Finn Balor

Finn Balor has his opponent for Takeover War Game in Matt Riddle. After putting Gargano out of action, Balor targeted Riddle and begged for the locker room to step up. Balor has been the most dangerous man in all of NXT since returning.

1. Adam Cole

Adam Cole had a break from singles action this week. Though he did have a scuffle with his Undisputed Era cohorts. Cole will have his hands full in his second consecutive War Games match and might be pulling double duty that weekend.

NXT Women’s division

10. Xia Li


Xia Li had a dominant victory over Aliyah which drew some criticism. Aliyah suffered a broken nose and her partner Vanessa Bourne called Li out for being sloppy. Looks like Li may an intriguing feud on her hands.

9. Dakota Kai

Dakota Kai showed her loyalty for Takeover War Games by telling Mia Yim she had her back. Her involvement in the ladder match did her no favors. Kai will one to keep an eye on at War Games.

8. Tegan Nox

Tegan Nox was one of the many victims of Bailey’s attacks. Despite that, she’s a lock for the Warm Games match.

7. Candice LeRae

Candice LeRae was another Bailey victim. She’s one of the top performers in the NXT Women’s division and she will rebound during the pay per view weekend.

6. Kay Lee Ray


The biggest shock of the evening saw the NXT UK women’s champion become the final member of Team Baszler. Kay Lee Ray interfered in the ladder match to allow Io Shirai to give their team the edge heading into War Games. Ray’s inclusion into NXT will be interesting going forward.

5. Mia Yim

Mia Yim was the performer of the week across all shows. Showcasing toughness throughout her ladder match. Her standing ovation was just a small piece of how worthy she is to compete in the first women’s War Games match.

4. Bianca Belair

Bianca Belair wasn’t in action this week, yet she stood tall at the end of the show. Her alliance with Shayna Baszler still seems temporary at best heading into War Games.

3. Io Shirai


Io Shirai has been the most dominant performer in the NXT women’s division. Since her transformation, Shirai is undefeated in singles action. Shirai is the perfect heir to Shayna Baszler’s title reign.

2. Rhea Ripley

Rhea Ripley felt the wrath of Bailey this week, though she remains the biggest threat to Shayna Baszler. Despite the result at Takeover War Games, she’s headed for a title shot with the queen of spades.

1. Shayna Baszler

Shayna made her presence felt against her Survivor Series opponents recently, which came back to haunt her at Full Sail. Despite being laid out by Bailey she remains at the top of the mountain in NXT. Looking ahead to Takeover War Games with a complete team after adding the NXT UK women’s champion.

NXT Tag Team division

5. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch

Lorcan and Burch have not appeared in recent weeks, but remain strong contenders in a very thin tag-team division.

4. Breezango

Breezango wasn’t in action this week, though they remain an intriguing team coming from the main roster. In order to keep them afloat, WWE should consider returning the fashion files.

3. Forgotten Sons

The Forgotten Sons were not in action this week, but they did have a video package air. Perhaps they’ll be in action soon to get the tag-team division back on track.

2. Imperium

Although Imperium hasn’t been in action at Full Sail, they’ve made noise recently showing up on Raw.

1. Undisputed Era

Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish have their focus on Takeover War Games. Their title reign is completely safe without any current competition.

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