WWE Raw Division Power Rankings: Extreme Rules’ Match Card Develops

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The RAW Mid Card Division

Highlights of the Division

The Intercontinental Championship match between the Miz and Dean Ambrose shouldn’t have taken place on RAW to begin with. Why put a title match on TV if it’s going to end in a disqualification? Not a fan of the WWE pulling that kind of stunt to entice more viewers to their shows. It’s extremely deceiving and slowly turns the viewers to being skeptical of these promoted matches moving forward. 

Both Ambrose and Miz could have faced different opponents which could have helped improve their win record and build momentum to their title fight. The fact that the championship match has been added to Extreme Rules doesn’t negate the poor booking being put forth on this past episode of RAW. There is absolutely no way to know who is the favourite to walk out as the Intercontinental Champion as both men haven’t been consistently booked properly.

Apollo Crews has definitely buddied up with Titus O’Neal and it does look like they might be paired up to face Enzo and Big Cass very soon. A shift in the tag team division could definitely add more layers to the character of Apollo Crews. The former NXT standout will need to demonstrate more personality growth to justify his partnership with Titus O’Neal. Accumulating more wins won’t do the trick if nobody cares about your progress.   

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dean Ambrose (5 Wins – 8 Losses)


  • No. 1 Contender: The Miz (5 Wins – 10 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: The Big Show (3 Wins – 3 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Apollo Crews (4 Wins – 4 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Kalisto (3 Wins – 5 Losses)


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