WWE SmackDown Division Rankings: Baron Corbin Strikes First

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Welcome to the SmackDown Live Division Rankings for the June 6 episode.

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

If the WWE is handing Lana a title shot at Money in the Bank because Naomi doesn’t have a challenger then that’s lazy booking. It’s obvious that she hasn’t earned any opportunity to challenge the champ in her first match. Lana could have easily been placed in the ladder match and someone like Carmella could have faced Naomi for the title. It’s hard to envision a scenario where Lana could defeat Naomi for the Women’s Championship but their feud could definitely be entertaining.

The Welcoming Committee scoring another win in their tag team match to kick off Smackdown Live reinforces the notion that one of them will win the ladder match. Carmella is still the odds-on favorite to capture the briefcase but surprisingly you can also add Natalya to the mix as well. She has evened up her win/loss record for the year and is starting to gain traction as a potential contender from her usual spot as a pretender.

Charlotte and Becky Lynch haven’t been consistently booked properly for weeks now. The Queen is still owed a title shot from back in April when the Welcoming Committee interfered in the match. Becky will need to step up and score a few more wins to be considered a long shot to win the Money in the Bank ladder match. If she keeps on losing at this pace, Natalya will probably take over her spot as a contender in the rankings.

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

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


  • No. 1 Contender: Charlotte (6 Wins – 10 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Carmella (9 Wins – 3 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Becky Lynch (7 Wins – 9 Losses)


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