WWE SmackDown Live: Division Power Rankings After Superstar Shakeup

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The SmackDown Live Mid Card Division

Highlights of the Division

It’s honestly spectacular to see Kevin Owens getting traded to SmackDown Live, especially with the United States Championship. He’s still scheduled to face Chris Jericho for the title at Payback but if he wins—he has a date with the Phenomenal AJ Styles. Those two former world champions clashing for the title will be electrifying and they’ll have a barn burner of a match.

Sami Zayn getting traded to SmackDown Live after his win over the Miz on Raw was very strange to see but welcomed nonetheless. He had a good showing in the triple threat match against AJ Styles and Baron Corbin but came up short. He’ll need to gather up a few more victories to solidify his standing as the top contender for the United States Championship.

Baron Corbin wasn’t pinned in the triple threat match but he’s still a factor moving forward. He’ll need to regain some lost footing in the mid card division as guys like Mojo Rawley and Tye Dillinger are racking up some wins.

Rusev is by far the biggest the biggest steal in the Superstar Shakeup. He was clearly underrated and underutilized on Raw since losing the United States Championship last year. This is the biggest break the Bulgarian Brute has been asking for and we’ll see if he capitalizes on this opportunity.

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

WWE United States Champion: Kevin Owens (7 Wins – 5 Losses)


  • Top Contender: Sami Zayn (6 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Baron Corbin (3 Wins – 7 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Mojo Rawley (6 Wins – 2 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Rusev (3 Wins – 7 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Dolph Ziggler (3 Wins – 8 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Tye Dillinger (2 Wins – 0 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Jinder Mahal (4 Wins – 10 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Sin Cara (2 Wins – 5 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 5: Luke Harper (1 Win – 7 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 6: Aiden English (1 Win – 4 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 7: Erick Rowan (0 Wins – 2 Loss)