WWE SmackDown Live: Division Power Rankings After WrestleMania 33

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SmackDown Live, Photo by WWE.com

Welcome to the Smackdown Live Division Power Rankings after WrestleMania 33.

These are the power rankings for each division on Smackdown Live for this following week. Each division would be ranked based on storyline progression and win/loss record as of 2017. Also each division would be divided by contenders and pretenders, to differentiate the challengers in their respective division. I’ll also highlight a specific superstar in each division and explain their ranking based on their actions. Win/Loss record is provided by CageMatch.Net.

Each superstar or tag team can move up or down the rankings based on victory, defeat or storyline progression. Let’s get right to the rankings.

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The Smackdown Live Women’s Division

Highlights of the Division

Naomi did the impossible and captured the Smackdown Live Women’s Championship in her hometown at WrestleMania 33. The division clearly needed her to take the realm since she initially beat Alexia Bliss for the title at the Elimination Chamber in February. Relinquishing the championship soon afterwards because of injury was disheartening to see but now Naomi will have a shot to make a deep title run. 

Alexia Bliss lost not only her title at WrestleMania 33 but the subsequent championship rematch on Smackdown Live as well. Alexia will most likely get moved to RAW in the Superstar Shakeup scheduled next week since she won’t be facing Naomi for the title anytime soon. She’s the perennial top contender of the division but not good enough to dethrone the current champion.

Becky Lynch might possible get the next title opportunity against the newly crowned champion since they haven’t faced each other yet. Naomi versus Becky Lynch for the title would be an amazing headliner for a potential Smackdown Live main event matchup. She could walk out as a two-time Smackdown Live Women’s Champion if she ever cross paths with Naomi.

Carmella would be considered a dark-horse contender for the title in the meantime. Mickie James and Natalya will wallow around as pretenders for the division unless they switch brands in next week’s Superstar Shakeup. That would do wonders for their respective careers at this point in time.

Nikki Bella scored a huge win at WrestleMania 33 with her soon to be husband and will most likely take some time off in the meantime.

Let’s see the rankings for the division this week.

Smackdown Live Women’s Champion: Naomi (5 Wins – 0 Losses)


  • Top Contender: Alexia Bliss (4 Wins – 7 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Becky Lynch (6 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Carmella (4 Wins – 2 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Nikki Bella (3 Wins – 1 Loss)
  • Pretender No. 2: Mickie James (3 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Natalya (1 Win – 4 Losses)