WWE Raw: Division Power Rankings After Superstar Shakeup

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Welcome to the RAW Division Power Rankings after the Superstar Shakeup.

These are the power rankings for each division on Monday Night RAW 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 see how the rankings shape up this week.

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The RAW Cruiserweight Division

Highlights of the Division

The rubber match between Neville and Austin Aries is on for WWE Payback. Neville may not be favored to walk out as champion but he’s sure as well going to make sure that A-Double doesn’t either. Manipulating TJ Perkins to do his dirty work makes the King of the Cruiserweights one of the premier title holders in the WWE today.

Austin Aries suffered a surprising loss to TJ Perkins with the timely distraction from Neville. It won’t affect his top standing in the division but he’ll need to be careful in not accumulating more losses before his title rematch at Payback. He’ll lose a lot of credibility from the fans that he won’t be able to dethrone Neville if he isn’t booked properly.

TJ Perkins finally cracked and is showing his true colors by redefining his status in the Cruiserweight Division. Defeating the No. 1 contender on RAW and beating him down after the match will do wonders for the floundering career of the former champion. He also beat the number 2 contender Jack Gallagher in the 205 Live main event, as well. Perkins should be considered the third top heel of the division after Neville and Brian Kendrick. He should be able to climb up the ladder with his aggressive cocky attitude change, which will make the division a lot more interesting in the long run. 

The rivalry between top contenders Akira Tozawa and Brian Kendrick has been entertaining, to say the least. Both men have traded victories in the past number of weeks and the winner of this conflict might be in line for the next title shot. My money would have to be on Tozawa.

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Neville (12 Wins – 3 Losses)


  • No. 1 Contender: Austin Aries (5 Wins – 2 Loss)
  • Contender No. 2: Jack Gallagher (14 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: The Brian Kendrick (9 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Rich Swann (8 Wins – 3 Losses)
  • Contender No. 5: Akira Tozawa (9 Wins – 4 Losses)
  • Contender No. 6: TJ Perkins (8 Wins – 10 Losses)
  • Contender No. 7: Gran Metalik (5 Wins – 1 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Mustafa Ali (9 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Cedric Alexander (5 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Ariya Daivari (4 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Drew Gulak (4 Wins – 8 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 5: Tony Nese (7 Wins – 14 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 6: Noam Dar (4 Wins – 15 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 7: Lince Dorado (1 Win – 8 Losses)