WWE Raw Division Rankings: Big Cass Exits the Tag Division

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Welcome to the RAW Division Rankings for the June 19 episode.

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

With another win over TJP, the newest member of the Titus Brand Akira Tozawa should be considered the top contender to the Cruiserweight Championship. His partnership with Titus O’Neal is key to get him over with the crowd and to rival the staunch responses from the King of the Cruiserweights. This feud between them could shape up to be one of the most entertaining angles since the inception of the division. 

Gran Metalik is in danger of completely dropping off the contenders list. He’s been steadily losing matches for weeks on WWE Main Event and could potentially be put in the same position that Lince Dorado once was—a perennial jobber. The former Cruiserweight Classic runner-up was primed to be a breakout star after the tournament ended but it clearly looks like the WWE doesn’t view him the same—which is unfortunate and a shame. Someone like Cedric Alexander will be nabbing his spot on the rankings very shortly.

Tony Nese will need a mega push to be given any serious thought moving forward. He has been the biggest disappointment so far this year. Other than Cedric Alexander, the Premier Athlete has the most upsides and talent out of anybody on 205 Live. The question is if the WWE is serious enough to push Nese as a legitimate challenger in the division?

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Neville (17 Wins – 6 Losses)


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


  • Pretender No. 1: Cedric Alexander (10 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Mustafa Ali (12 Wins – 14 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Ariya Daivari (7 Wins – 13 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Drew Gulak (7 Wins – 11 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 5: Tony Nese (10 Wins – 19 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 6: Noam Dar (7 Wins – 20 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 7: Lince Dorado (3 Wins – 10 Losses)