WWE Raw: Division Rankings Before Extreme Rules 2017

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These are the RAW Division Rankings before Extreme Rules this Sunday.

These are the power rankings for each division on Monday Night RAW 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 see how the rankings shape up this week.

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The RAW Cruiserweight Division

Highlights of the Division

Austin Aries in a surprising turn of events made Neville tap to the Last Chancery in their RAW tag team match. Normally when the challenger beats the champion before their title match, majority of the time the champion retains the championship. For the sake of the stale division, Neville needs to drop the Cruiserweight Championship. There is nothing left for the Brit to accomplish on 205 Live. It might be time for Neville to compete with the main roster and leave the cruiserweight division once he loses.

Austin Aries might have lost some steam after WrestleMania 33 and now consider him to be a stopgap champion for the short-term in the division. He isn’t the solution as a long-term champion because guys like Rich Swann, Jack Gallagher and Cedric Alexander are eager to take his place as the top babyface of the division. Aries is more suited to be in the spot Neville is currently in: the most despised and ruthless man on 205 Live.

For the Rest of the Division

As for Rich Swann and Noam Dar, their mixed tag team at Extreme Rules won’t change their positions in the Cruiserweight rankings. Swann is already a title contender in the ranks but his relationship with Sasha Banks could elevate his popularity even further in the WWE.   

Drew Gulak will need to pick up more wins to make his campaign of changing 205 Live to be more effective. He took out Mustafa Ali weeks ago, he should turn his attention to Cedric Alexander. If he systematically takes out one high-flyer at a time, his words will be backed up by eyeballs glued to the television screens.

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Neville (14 Wins – 6 Losses)


  • No. 1 Contender: Austin Aries (11 Wins – 3 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Jack Gallagher (17 Wins – 10 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Akira Tozawa (15 Wins – 4 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Rich Swann (12 Wins – 5 Losses)
  • Contender No. 5: TJP (13 Wins – 14 Losses)
  • Contender No. 6: The Brian Kendrick (9 Wins – 10 Losses)
  • Contender No. 7: Gran Metalik (6 Wins – 4 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Mustafa Ali (10 Wins – 13 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Cedric Alexander (7 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Ariya Daivari (6 Wins – 12 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Drew Gulak (7 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 5: Tony Nese (8 Wins – 19 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 6: Noam Dar (7 Wins – 17 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 7: Lince Dorado (2 Wins – 10 Losses)