WWE Raw Division Rankings: Who Will Face Brock Lesnar?

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Welcome to the RAW Division Rankings after Great Balls of Fire.

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

It looks like the feud between Neville and Akira Tozawa isn’t over by a mile. The King of the Cruiserweights had a fantastic showing against the challenger at Great Balls of Fire but then gets pinned in a tag team match the next night on RAW. Once again the WWE doesn’t know how to protect their champions and literally gave away a huge moment in the middle of a 3-hour broadcast. It’s hard for any challenger to beat the champ in the middle of the ring and to have Tozawa pin Neville in the ring should be portrayed as a huge monumental moment. But the WWE hasn’t given the Cruiserweights or their champion any favors and are stuck in washroom break purgatory.   

After the feud with Tozawa and Neville concludes, Cedric Alexander should be primed to take the reins as the new top contender for the Cruiserweight Championship. His big win in the I Quit Match over Noam Dar on 205 Live shows that he’s ready for the big stage and the bright lights. He’ll need a character that the fans could root for because it was hard to cheer for him while he was embroiled in that love triangle with Noam Dar and Alicia Fox. To be frank, nobody cared for that storyline in a serious standpoint. Cedric will need to show everybody he has what it takes in the ring and on the mic to capture the brass ring in the 205-pound division.

Meanwhile, for the Rest of the Division

With the departure of Austin Aries from the WWE, many of the Cruiserweights will need to step up to the plate to claim his spot. Noam Dar dumping Alicia Fox after his main-event loss should potentially position him towards a path to being a top heel on 205 Live. The one-upmanship between TJP and Rich Swann should force both men to revamp their characters before they make another run towards the title. As for Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher, their feud should force the Gentleman to add another layer to his persona. The winner of the rivalry between Mustafa Ali and Drew Gulak next week should move either man one step closer to be considered a serious contender in the Cruiserweight Division.

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Neville (21 Wins – 7 Losses)


  • No. 1 Contender: Akira Tozawa (19 Wins – 5 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Jack Gallagher (19 Wins – 11 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Rich Swann (16 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: TJP (16 Wins – 18 Losses)
  • Contender No. 5: The Brian Kendrick (9 Wins – 11 Losses)
  • Contender No. 6: Cedric Alexander (12 Wins – 7 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Gran Metalik (6 Wins – 6 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Mustafa Ali (13 Wins – 15 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Ariya Daivari (8 Wins – 15 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Drew Gulak (7 Wins – 12 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 5: Tony Nese (10 Wins – 20 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 6: Noam Dar (7 Wins – 21 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 7: Lince Dorado (3 Wins – 16 Losses)