WWE SmackDown Live: Division Power Rankings After WrestleMania 33

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The Smackdown Live Mid Card Division

Highlights of the Division

The ongoing rivalry between Dean Ambrose and Baron Corbin is still going strong after their matches at WrestleMania and Smackdown Live. They had a lacklustre title match at Mania but the intensity of their Smackdown Live Street Fight surely did bolster their feud. Baron Corbin is in need of capturing the title than Ambrose is of holding on to it.   

Apollo Crews and Kalisto have been stuck in no mans land in the mid card division for some time now. I’m 100% confident that both men will be moved to RAW in the Superstar Shakeup since they have nothing to offer on Smackdown Live. Apollo can face new competition and Kalisto can join the Cruiserweight division or team up with Sin Cara once again. It’s better than the alternative and not be booked for the show.

Tye Dillinger finally made his long-awaited main roster debut and defeated Curt Hawkins in perfect fashion. His presence is definitely needed on the mid card division and help create some excitement in the long run.

Mojo Rawley nabbed the biggest win of his career winning the Andre the Giant Battle Royal and could be in position for a huge push—unless he doesn’t get an opportunity to showcase his skills. He needs to have matches in order to justify that his WrestleMania win wasn’t a fluke at all.

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

WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dean Ambrose (4 Wins – 6 Losses)


  • No.1 Contender: Baron Corbin (3 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Apollo Crews (2 Wins – 4 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Kalisto (2 Wins – 5 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Mojo Rawley (5 Wins – 2 Losses) (Moved up 1 spot)


  • Pretender No. 1: The Miz (3 Wins – 8 Losses) (Moved down 1 spot)
  • Pretender No. 2: Dolph Ziggler (3 Wins – 8 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Tye Dillinger (1 Win – 0 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Luke Harper (1 Win – 7 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 5: Erick Rowan (0 Wins – 1 Loss)
  • Pretender No. 6: Curt Hawkins (0 Wins – 4 Losses)