WWE SmackDown Division Rankings: Dolph Ziggler Beats AJ Styles

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Welcome to the SmackDown Live Division Rankings for June 1, 2017.

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

It’s clearly disappointing that the Fatal-5 Way Elimination match was never underway, to begin with. The match never started and the fans weren’t treated to a winner who would face Naomi for the championship. Now all the remaining title challengers will participate in the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank ladder match.

The favorite to win the match has to be Carmella based on her booking and overall record for the year. She has defeated all the top title contenders and the champ in a span of a month. That kind of streak should propel the Queen of Staten Island to the MITB briefcase in a couple of weeks. The other contenders like Charlotte and Becky Lynch might be the wildcards in the match but don’t seem like they need the win. This type of match should benefit a newcomer and that should be Carmella.

So what will happen with Naomi at Money in the Bank? Will she defend her title at all because she was advertised last week on Smackdown Live that she would. The WWE must rectify this issue and not have one of their champions sit on the bench in an exclusive pay per view.

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

SmackDown Live Women’s Champion: Naomi (5 Wins – 4 Losses)


  • No. 1 Contender: Charlotte (6 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Carmella (8 Wins – 3 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Becky Lynch (7 Wins – 8 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Nikki Bella (3 Wins – 1 Loss)
  • Pretender No. 2: Natalya (4 Wins – 5 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Tamina Snuka (1 Win – 0 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Lana (N/A)