WWE SmackDown Division Rankings Before Money in the Bank

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SmackDown Live. Photo by WWE.com

The SmackDown Live Mid Card Division

Highlights of the Division

Baron Corbin must win the Money in the Bank ladder match to save any credibility he has as a top-flight contender on Smackdown Live. He hasn’t won one match since beating Dean Ambrose after WrestleMania 33. The Lone Wolf has been presented as a man who will beat people up to get to the top but he hasn’t accomplished anything inside the squared circle for nearly two months now. If he doesn’t win the ladder match this Sunday, just write him off as a pretender of the mid-card division for the foreseeable future.

Both Kevin Owens and AJ Styles still have unfinished business for the United States Championship and that will probably be settled after this Sunday. These two men shouldn’t be favored to win the ladder match as they were both world champions for their respective shows in the beginning of the year. The Phenomenal One will remain in the mid-card division till he receives his US Championship shot against Owens. He’s still considered a pretender in the WWE Championship picture once he wraps up his run in this division.

Sami Zayn has been the beneficiary of the downfall of Baron Corbin but he still hasn’t gotten a fair shake on Smackdown Live. Guys like him and Tye Dillinger are the type of babyface that the WWE have been missing for a while now and it’s a crime that both men haven’t been featured properly on television. If the WWE can push a guy like Jinder Mahal straight to the WWE Championship in a span of 6 weeks, they can do the same for guys like Dillinger, Zayn, Rusev and especially Luke Harper.

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

WWE United States Champion: Kevin Owens (11 Wins – 11 Losses)


  • Top Contender: AJ Styles (10 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Sami Zayn (10 Wins – 12 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Chris Jericho (5 Wins – 8 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Rusev (3 Wins – 7 Losses)
  • Contender No. 5: Baron Corbin (4 Wins – 14 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Dolph Ziggler (5 Wins – 12 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Tye Dillinger (4 Wins – 0 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Sin Cara (2 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Luke Harper (2 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 5: Erick Rowan (1 Win – 5 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 6: Aiden English (1 Win – 6 Losses)