WWE Raw: Division Power Rankings After Superstar Shakeup

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The RAW World Title Picture

Highlights of the Division

It looks like Brock Lesnar won’t be appearing on RAW anytime soon which is disappointing to see. It was a huge mistake strapping the Beast with the Universal Title and he’s totally hijacked the main event scene on RAW. None of the main event contenders will have a chance to get a crack at the champion if he makes brief appearances. I do hope the WWE does a course correction on this significant issue very soon.

Roman Reigns got the biggest beatdown of his WWE career at the hands of Braun Strowman and man did it look ugly. This has shaped up to be the best rivalry in the industry today, two men who want to tear each other apart just to see who will be left standing in the end. After defeating the Undertaker, many thought Reigns would be challenging Brock Lesnar for the Universal title—but Strowman single-handedly crashed the party. It’s time for the Roman Empire to finally slay the monster among men once and for all.

Finn Balor had a decisive win against Jinder Mahal but was rudely interrupted by the newly acquired Smackdown Live acquisition—Bray Wyatt. The Eater of Worlds may have his eyes set in his WWE title match against Randy Orton at Payback but he promised Finn Balor that he’ll cross his path soon afterward. That potential matchup will be huge for both men and former world champions.   

Seth Rollins and Samoa Joe still have a score to settle after the Architect dismantled the Authority at WrestleMania 33. Both men will need a big win over the other to secure a potential title shot down the road. Joe would greatly benefit from this rivalry and if he notches a win over the former WWE champion—it would cement him as a bona fide main event talent.

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar (1 Win – 1 Loss)


  • No. 1 Contender: Roman Reigns (6 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Seth Rollins (2 Wins – 2 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Finn Balor (2 Wins – 0 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Samoa Joe (5 Wins – 2 Losses)

Next: WWE Raw Review, Apr. 10

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