WWE Raw Rankings: Did Enzo Amore Make 205 Live Relevant?

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Welcome to the WWE Raw Division Rankings after No Mercy. Did Enzo Amore make the Cruiserweight Division relevant again after his title win?

These are the rankings for each division on WWE 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

Enzo Amore made the Cruiserweight Division relevant again. It’s no knock on Neville or the rest of the division but Enzo put 205 Live on notice. He’ll single-handily have the casual Raw viewers tune in on the WWE Network just to see which cruiserweight will beat him up. This should also force creative to book Enzo as a major heel in the long run because whoever beats him for the gold will be the breakout superstar this division and Raw desperately needed. None of the cruiserweights in the past, including Austin Aries, made any dent on the Raw programming this year, but Enzo already has in a few short weeks. He might have inserted his real life problems on TV, but in the end, that’s what this division desperately needed.

It looks like at the moment, both Enzo Amore and Neville swapped roles in their championship feud. Enzo delivered a beatdown to Neville with his crutch at the end of 205 Live, which should signal a heel turn for the new Cruiserweight Champion. This is simply amazing for a number of reasons, first the dynamic of the show drastically changes from what we’ve been accustomed to the last year. Also having Neville play a babyface whose sole intent is to harm the champion and regain back his gold by any means necessary will be must see TV. In the long run, this feud could be the anchor that lifts 205 Live to greater heights. It’s something this division was praying for since its inception one year ago.

Meanwhile, for the rest of the division.

As for the rest of the cruiserweights, they finally have a title they can realistically go after with the fall of Neville at No Mercy. Enzo Amore did state on 205 Live that no cruiserweight will get a title opportunity since they all laid their hands on him after Raw ended. That silly rule will most likely be nullified by Kurt Angle in the lead-up to TLC next month.

Cedric Alexander versus Jack Gallagher next week could determine who might be the first to get a crack at the gold once the Neville/Enzo feud concludes. The winner of that match must be positioned to be the next contender for the gold, either man deserves that honour, especially Cedric Alexander. He was called out by Enzo for not being charismatic both on Raw and on 205 Live this week. The WWE will need to give Cedric multiple opportunities to retort back to not only Gallagher and Kendrick, but also to the Cruiserweight Champion. He’s the only contender who hasn’t gotten a title shot this year so he should be positioned to get the next crack at the gold. 

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Enzo Amore (12 Wins – 15 Losses)


  • No. 1 Contender: Neville (23 Wins – 10 Losses)
  • Contender No. 2: Akira Tozawa (26 Wins – 7 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Jack Gallagher (21 Wins – 12 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Rich Swann (20 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Contender No. 5: Cedric Alexander (20 Wins – 10 Losses)
  • Contender No. 6: TJP (19 Wins – 20 Losses)
  • Contender No. 7: Mustafa Ali (18 Wins – 16 Losses)
  • Contender No. 8: The Brian Kendrick (13 Wins – 16 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Gran Metalik (11 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Ariya Daivari (11 Wins – 22 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Drew Gulak (7 Wins – 21 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Tony Nese (13 Wins – 28 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 5: Noam Dar (8 Wins – 26 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 6: Lince Dorado (5 Wins – 17 Losses)