WWE Raw Division Rankings: Samoa Joe’s Title Hunt Begins

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The RAW World Title Picture

Highlights of the Division

Samoa Joe facing Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship is interesting for multiple reasons. First, it’ll be the first time that we’ll see two top heels facing each other for a world title. Second, the build up for the eventual match will be uniquely tailored for these two predators. The third and last point, will Joe be the man to dethrone the Beast for the Universal Championship? The Destroyer dispatched Seth Rollins in the main event of RAW so he can be booked as a world beater moving forward.

As for the remaining contenders like Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and the injured Braun Strowman—what’s next for them? What could be on the horizon for Seth Rollins? He was distracted by Bray Wyatt in his RAW match against Samoa Joe. Wyatt vs Rollins could be interesting but the question will arise of what their feud is all about? 

For Roman Reigns, he could wait and see when Braun Strowman will come back from his injury to finish their rivalry. Another possibility could be feuding with Finn Balor to see who is the next man to face the Universal Champion after Great Balls of Fire. This could also be the perfect time for Balor to recruit Gallows and Anderson and form the Balor Club. This will give the Demon King a much-needed edge on a potential title hunt if this feud with Roman Reigns does come to fruition.

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar (1 Win – 1 Loss)


  • No. 1 Contender: Samoa Joe (10 Wins – 5 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Braun Strowman (7 Wins – 5 Losses) (Injured)
  • Contender No. 3: Roman Reigns (10 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Seth Rollins (6 Wins – 7 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Bray Wyatt (6 Wins – 8 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Finn Balor (6 Wins – 4 Losses)

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