WWE Raw Rankings: The Shield is Back, Kalisto Wins Gold

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Welcome to the WWE Raw Division Rankings for the Oct. 9 episode. The Shield reunited after three years and a new champion was crowned in the main event.

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 has definitely held it down for the Cruiserweight Division the past few weeks by having it featured in the main event of WWE Raw. Having him lose the Cruiserweight Championship to Kalisto was a smart move by the WWE. It ends the stipulation that Enzo put on the cruiserweights in not challenging for the championship. The title match on Raw was one of the best matches the division has ever produced since it’s inception last year. Now the WWE has turned Kalisto into a bona fide star with his performance in the match, which was a long time coming for the luchador star.   

As for Enzo Amore, it seems obvious that he’ll try to reinstate his rematch clause for the gold at TLC. But another person might try to get their shot as well and that would be Neville. Remember that Neville never got his rematch for the gold after No Mercy because of the beat down he dished to Enzo Amore. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Neville being inserted into the championship match and turning it into a triple threat match.

Meanwhile, for the rest of the division.

Mustafa Ali added in the title feud between Enzo Amore and Kalisto is intriguing to say the least. He’s by far the most talented high flyer in the division but hasn’t been used properly since his feud with Drew Gulak ended months ago. Being in the thorn of Enzo Amore is a sure-fire way to increase the profile of the Pakistani high flyer as he climbs up the ranks in the division.

TJP and Rich Swann had one hell of a match on 205 Live but their feud needed to end a while back. Rich Swann surprisingly scored two straight falls on TJP to end their 2 out of 3 falls match, which was very odd. Both former champions have been battling each other as equals the past few months and to see TJP not score even one fall in that match was strange. Will Rich Swann be next in line for the Cruiserweight Championship after TLC?

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Kalisto (12 Wins – 13 Losses)


  • No. 1 Contender: Enzo Amore (12 Wins – 17 Losses)
  • Contender No.2: Neville (23 Wins – 10 Losses)
  • Contender No. 3: Akira Tozawa (26 Wins – 7 Losses)
  • Contender No. 4: Jack Gallagher (23 Wins – 12 Losses)
  • Contender No. 5: Rich Swann (21 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Contender No. 6: Cedric Alexander (20 Wins – 12 Losses)
  • Contender No. 7: TJP (19 Wins – 21 Losses)
  • Contender No. 8: Mustafa Ali (20 Wins – 17 Losses)
  • Contender No. 9: The Brian Kendrick (14 Wins – 16 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Gran Metalik (11 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Ariya Daivari (11 Wins – 24 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)