The reason for this is because of the current circumstances i.e. 'fired' storylines, titles, placement of matches in relation as well as current feuds etc. the rankings for me make for interesting reading. However, stuff like this will fluctuate because of personal opinion.
2. Edge (World Heavyweight Champion)
3. Rey Mysterio
5. Big Show
Reasons:- Taker is main eventing Wrestlemania and is a legend and while Edge is champ, his match with Del Rio is far less important. Plus, Edge hasn't reached taker's popularity level yet. Mysterio though is much closer, but lost to Edge as the last person eliminated in the Elimination Chamber match and he isn't champion therefore he's number 3. After that, I struggled, but because Christian has an association with Edge along with having beaten the number 1 contender to the World Title twice in a row pretty much clean. Big Show completes the top 5 because he's the most popular out of the rest.
1. Alberto Del Rio (2011 Royal Rumble winner)
2. Cody Rhodes
3. Wade Barrett (Intercontinental Champion)
4. Jack Swagger
5. Ezekiel Jackson
Del Rio as number 1 contender to a World Title match at Wrestlemania 27 and 2011 Royal Rumble winner easily takes top spot, but the controversy I feel will show at why I ranked Cody ahead of Wade and the answer is simple: Before the Smackdown tapings, I probably would have had Wade as number 2 on the balance of things. However, he then went on to win the Intercontinental Championship. On the face of it, that should only consolidate Wade's position. However, seeing how WWE treat the IC title and how much air time the champ gets, when and where they are on the PPV and TV shows, Wade will be restricted by the IC title. Cody, on the other hand, is in a feud with the number 3 babyface, who has been booked nearly as strongly as the World Heavyweight Champion. Mysterio is very popular and Rhodes has been the main beneficiary of this feud combined with Ziggler being shipped to Raw, Wade getting held back (Yeah, I said it
) by the IC title (though I'm happy to see a fellow Brit hold the IC title) considering WWE's positioning of the title. Plus, he has been booked stronger than most if not every heel on the roster because Mysterio has not had any upper hand advantage on Rhodes. This puts Wade at 3. Swagger is at 4 because although his placement on the Wrestlemania card is very high, he isn't wrestling and he hasn't been booked like he's that high on the card. Plus, the last time he was really on Smackdown (he spends more time on Raw these days), he was feuding for the IC title. Big Zeke is 5 because he has been booked very strongly as a member of the Corre and the only other heel I could think of was Mcintyre. Which do you think is in a better position atm? Yeah I thought so.
What do you all think then? Agree? Disagree?
What's your ranking for top 5 heels and faces atm?