WWE Raw Rankings: Is The Shield Reuniting Next Monday night?

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Welcome to the Raw Division Rankings for the Oct. 2nd episode. Is the Shield reuniting next Monday night?

These are the 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

Enzo Amore main evented Raw for the second straight week in row, even roasted the Cruiserweight Division yet again. If the WWE is planning to go that route from now on, I’m all for it. The problem with this division was that nobody really stood out from the pack, including Neville. He definitely upgraded his character but it wasn’t moving the needle on Raw and barely made a dent on 205 Live. Enzo Amore is a game changer and he is absolutely right, he has the opportunity to make stars out of this division. 

That’s where Kalisto comes in. The former United States Champion was misused in the mid-card division for so long that it was a given that he needed a change of scenery. Kalisto had a breakout moment when he beat Braun Strowman in a dumpster match back in April but never capitalized on that win. He should be the man to face Enzo Amore at TLC since the rest of the division lost that opportunity after beating down the champ last week. The former Lucha Dragon will need to step up his game on the mic to have any kind of shot to be on the same equal footing as Enzo. The man can wrestle but he’ll need to use his verbal skills to make the fans care about him.

Meanwhile, for the rest of the division…

Drew Gulak has been the unsung entertainer of 205 Live this year. His campaign to change the division has been the show stealer every week. That’s why his feud with Akira Tozawa must seriously address this vision, similar to the feud Gulak had with Mustafa Ali. Gulak has been hammering on no chanting during matches so this theme should be consistent every week when confronting Tozawa.

Cedric Alexander shown a vicious side to his character on 205 Live with the backstage beatdown of Brian Kendrick and his match with Jack Gallagher. Even though he got disqualified, his actions against Jack Gallagher will go a long way to finally legitimize Cedric as more than a bland high-flyer. Enzo Amore was right about Cedric Alexander that he had no charisma, but the man is definitely has proved the champ and everybody else wrong with his actions on Tuesday Night.

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 (22 Wins – 12 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Rich Swann (20 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Contender No. 5: Cedric Alexander (20 Wins – 11 Losses)
  • Contender No. 6: TJP (19 Wins – 20 Losses)
  • Contender No. 7: Mustafa Ali (19 Wins – 16 Losses)
  • Contender No. 8: The Brian Kendrick (13 Wins – 16 Losses)
  • Contender No. 9: Kalisto (10 Wins – 13 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Gran Metalik (11 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Ariya Daivari (11 Wins – 23 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Drew Gulak (7 Wins – 22 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)