WWE SmackDown Division Power Rankings: Jinder Mahal Beats Randy Orton

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Smackdown Live: Welcome to the Division Power Rankings for the London Show.

These are the power rankings for each division on Smackdown Live 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 get right to the rankings.

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The SmackDown Live Women’s Division

Highlights of the Division

In a surprising direction of the week, Natalya scored her first singles win in over a few months against Becky Lynch. The recent booking of the “Welcoming Committee” has been eye-raising, to say the least but much-needed for the growth of the division. Without this faction, Natalya could have been wallowing around the basement of the division with no upward trajectory for her stalling career. Could the Queen of the Hart Family be a perennial contender for the Women’s Championship? Probably not based on her record but if she can squeak by a few more wins, she can definitely build a case for a title shot.

This proposed six-person tag team match at Backlash is lazy booking on behalf of the WWE. That specific match can be shown on any episode of Smackdown Live and shouldn’t be anywhere near a pay-per-view card. Naomi should be defending her title against either Charlotte or Carmella who should be qualified as a title contender. Have the rest of the women compete in singles matches to determine the pecking order of the division.

Who will be the long-term solution for the Smackdown Live Women’s Division? That is what’s at stake this very moment—supremacy for championship gold. The “Welcoming Committee” has done a fabulous job of establishing Carmella, Natalya and Tamina as major players. It’ll be interesting to see if they could hold their own consistently with the current and former champions of the Women’s Division.

As for Lana, the question that needs to be asked is if she’ll be a side-show act or a serious competitor on the Smackdown Live brand? Showing dancing vignettes every week will not convince anybody that she’s the latter of the proposed question. 

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

SmackDown Live Women’s Champion: Naomi (5 Wins – 2 Losses)


  • No. 1 Contender: Charlotte (5 Wins – 8 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Carmella (6 Wins – 2 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Becky Lynch (6 Wins – 7 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Nikki Bella (3 Wins – 1 Loss)
  • Pretender No. 2: Natalya (3 Wins – 4 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Tamina Stuka (N/A)
  • Pretender No. 4: Lana (N/A)