WWE Raw: Division Power Rankings After Superstar Shakeup

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The RAW Mid Card Division

Highlights of the Division

So Dean Ambrose has finally made RAW home once again and has brought the Intercontinental Championship with him. I’m somewhat confused on why he was traded to RAW since he’s still in a feud with Baron Corbin but he did defeat Kevin Owens in the show’s main event. The Lunatic Fringe is in need of stacking up some wins and landing on RAW will do just that. 

Chris Jericho still has unfinished business with Kevin Owens for the United States Championship. With KO being drafted to Smackdown Live, will Jericho be the one to take back the title and return it home to RAW?

Sami Zayn and the Miz had a stellar match but the question is if the latter will be a viable challenger for the Intercontinental title? He’s had a horrible win/loss record this year and couldn’t maintain any kind of momentum so we’ll wait and see how he’ll get pushed moving forward.

Braun Strowman had one of the best segments in WWE history. Nearly 7 minutes of unimaginable mayhem he brought to Roman Reigns will cement Strowman as the best monster in the industry today. He’s clearly has overtaken the role from Brock Lesnar and is thriving in that position as a result. That man needs to be challenging for a championship ASAP!

Apollo Crews and Kalisto were also traded to RAW and might make the most out of their opportunity they rarely received on Tuesday nights. Crews might need to flush out his stagnant personality in order to further advance his young career. Kalisto might be given the opportunity to showcase his skills in the mid card division or potentially in the cruiserweight division.

Big Show welcomed Curt Hawkins to RAW with a right hand and Elias Sampson made his main roster debut by drifting throughout the arena. Not memorable moments but it got these superstars some airtime.

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dean Ambrose (5 Wins – 6 Losses)


  • No. 1 Contender: Chris Jericho (3 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Braun Strowman (6 Wins – 4 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: The Big Show (3 Wins – 3 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Apollo Crews (2 Wins – 4 Losses)
  • Contender No. 5: Kalisto (2 Wins – 5 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: The Miz (3 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Curtis Axel (2 Win – 3 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Bo Dallas (1 Win – 7 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Titus O’Neal (1 Win – 7 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 5: Curt Hawkins (0 Wins – 4 Losses)