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JEFF HARDY (10)
In a horrifying turn of events, WWE Champion Jeff Hardy was the victim of a freak accident on SmackDown when the pyrotechnics display for his entrance misfired and seemingly injured the champion.
TRIPLE H (4)
With his spot in the Royal Rumble on the line, The Cerebral Assassin outsmarted SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero and helped MVP defeat Big Show without ever technically being at ringside.
The Champ gave it his all in his match against Shawn Michaels just as he does each and every time he steps into the ring. However, this time, The Showstopper came out on top after hitting Sweet Chin Music.
This has to be the worst week imaginable for Matt Hardy. Not only did he lose his ECW Championship to Jack Swagger, he also had to witness his brother's freak accident on SmackDown.
One of the most feared men in entertainment is seemingly more focused on winning the Royal Rumble than anyone else, which wouldn't be the first time The Deadman has won it.
Kozlov wasn't in action this week, but the Moscow Mauler has a huge match next week. He'll be attempting to do SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero's bidding in defeating Triple H.
No matter how devious the Rated-R Superstar is, when he witnessed the horrific scene that happened to WWE Champion Jeff Hardy up close, there's little doubt that he felt nothing but worry for his peer.
JACK SWAGGER (5)
The All-American American jumps a huge 10 spots up the list this week after defeating Matt Hardy in a hard-fought match to become the new ECW Champion.
THE GREAT KHALI
We don't know what the Punjabi Playboy was up to this week, but it sure wasn't done in the ring, giving us no choice but to drop him down one. You have to compete if you want to be P25 material.
Redemption is so sweet and the Master of the 619 can tell you that first-hand. After he defeated The Miz one-on-one, he also thwarted an underhanded attack by Mike Knox and was left standing tall in the ring.
John "Bradshaw" Layfield
With the economy the way it is now, the stock market may not be the best way to invest your money. JBL seems to have made a solid investment in Shawn Michaels, though, and it paid off on Monday.
He may drop two spots due to him not having a match this week, but Rhodes' allegiance with Randy Orton & Ted DiBiase seemed to solidify on Raw and could mean great things for this young Superstar.
It must have left a sour taste in the Irishman's mouth to see Jack Swagger win the ECW Title, but getting a tag team win on SmackDown over Swagger and Henry might have eased the pain a bit.
The devious mind of the Legend Killer seems to have figured out what he wants his "Legacy" to be, and after making Sim Snuka & Manu's plan backfire, he stood tall with Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes by his side.
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As the Straightedge Superstar on Raw showed, the slightest miscue can get you disqualified. Lucky for him, on Monday, he'll have one last chance to face William Regal for the Intercontinental Title.
With his current status as JBL's employee, Monday's Raw could have very well been The Showstopper's WrestleMania, and he made the most of it by defeating John Cena in the center of the ring - 1-2-3.
Women's Champion Beth Phoenix must have been happy with the outcome of her crazed fan Rosa Mendes attacking her Royal Rumble opponent, as it gave her the opening to send Melina a message.
Nothing probably makes the World's Strongest Man angrier than seeing Jack Swagger win the ECW Title from Matt Hardy. Tagging with the new champ to lose to Hardy on Friday probably didn't help.
The fact that we are terrified of the Big Red Monster doesn't have any bearing on us moving him up on the P25 after his loss on Raw. His shoulder was clearly up and the referee made a terrible decision.
CARLITO & PRIMO
Without a match at all this week, the WWE Tag Team Champions drop one spot to No. 20. Carlito & Primo need to step into the ring more often if they want to impress the Academy and move up on the P25.
As his opponent learned this week, nothing good can come out of stepping into the ring with the creature from the Bottomless Pit. Not only did Boogeyman win, but he also wormed his opponent after the match.
THE MIZ & JOHN MORRISON
The World Tag Team Champions didn't have great success this week with The Miz losing to Rey Mysterio on Raw, but since nobody else had a great week, they keep their spot at No. 22.
Unfortunately for Melina, she was attacked once again by Rosa Mendes, this time before her bout, and was unable to compete in her Tag Team Match against Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Jillian.
The Divas Champion luckily keeps her position at No. 24 this week, but she will need to get herself back in the ring defending her title if she doesn't want to fall from her coveted spot on the P25.
Victoria makes the list this week in honor of her retirement, and we at the Academy would like to thank her for all that she has given us over the years. Thank you, Victoria, for everything. You will be missed.