WWE Raw: Division Power Rankings for April 19

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The Raw Mid Card Division

Highlights of the Division

Not a fan of Dean Ambrose and the Miz potentially facing each other down the road for the Intercontinental Championship. The Miz shouldn’t be anywhere near the title picture based on record as of late and Ambrose could be facing a guy like Finn Balor at Payback. The intrigue of this match was long dead back on Smackdown Live but if they do want to continue this, the Miz should walk out as the champion.   

Chris Jericho lost to Samoa Joe in decisive fashion but still has his sights on becoming the United States Champion once again. Based on the recent booking of Y2J—it’s safe to say that he won’t be walking away with the title at Payback.

Braun Strowman is having one of the best runs in years since the inception of WWE’s Reality Era back in 2014. His rematch with the Big Show in the main event of Raw was unreal and no words can explain the mayhem the ensued at the end of the match. What was really impressive was that he got back to his feet after delivering a ring breaking superplex on a near 500-pound giant. Not even Brock Lesnar or Mark Henry can lay that claim—both men were still lying on their backs after the ring collapsed.

Apollo Crews and Titus O’Neal might either form a tag team or beat the crap out of each other over marketing issues with the Titus Brand. Either way, at least Apollo will get some decent TV time to develop his character in the long haul. He’ll need to treat this trade to Raw as a do or die situation for the sake of his stale career, or else he’ll be expendable to the WWE in the near future.

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 – 5 Losses)