WWE Raw Division Rankings Before TLC 2017

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These are the WWE Raw Division Rankings for the Oct. 16 episode. How did Raw set up its last show before TLC this Sunday?

These are the rankings for each division on WWERaw 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.

The Raw Cruiserweight Division

Highlights of the division

Enzo Amore might have looked like more like a bigger star with the Cruiserweight Championship this week on Raw. His anger towards Kurt Angle, Kalisto and the WWE Universe transformed him into a badass heel who now commands a faction of cruiserweight heels in the division. That was completely unexpected and refreshing at the same time. Not quite sure where it might be going but I’m glad guys like Noam Dar, Tony Nese, Ariya Daivari and Drew Gulak will be showcased more on Raw if they are joining forces with Enzo. It’s about time that the division makes some splashes on Raw and not be stuck with the champion and challenger being the only cruiserweights being showcased on Monday Nights.    

There is a strong possibility that Enzo might win the championship back at TLC with the help of his new friends. He lost in his tag team match on 205 Live when Kalisto used his finisher to secure the win. It’s clear at this point that Kalisto still has a hard time on the mic and would be better suited to chase the title than to hold on to it. It would also solidify the faction that Enzo just created if he won the title. He could promise all those guys future title opportunities if they help him retain the gold.

Meanwhile, for the rest of the division…

That’s where Mustafa Ali comes in since he also has beef with Enzo Amore. Since he was the only cruiserweight to try to help out Kalisto on Raw, he should also try to get an opportunity to face Enzo Amore down the line. This could be the breakout moment that the Pakistani superstar needed since arriving to the WWE. He has had amazing matches with Neville and had one of the best feuds of the year on 205 Live with Drew Gulak, so he is ready to move up the ladder and be featured more on Raw.

Cedric Alexander got a huge win over Jack Gallagher in a decent match on Raw. It was surprising to see the WWE give 205 Live recap of their feud to hype up the match beforehand, which in my opinion actually helped the crowd get into it from the get go. Having Rich Swann be inserted into the feud was a smart move by the WWE because Swann has had Alexander’s back all year-long, including the Noam Dar/Alicia Fox drama earlier this year. So it looks like Swann and Alexander will be facing Gallagher and Brian Kendrick at TLC which should determine which two men will move the rankings for a future title shot. It wouldn’t be shocking to see Gallagher and Kendrick stealing a win at TLC.

These are the rankings for the division this week.

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


  • No. 1 Contender: Enzo Amore (12 Wins – 18 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 – 14 Losses)
  • Contender No. 5: Rich Swann (22 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Contender No. 6: Cedric Alexander (21 Wins – 12 Losses)
  • Contender No. 7: TJP (19 Wins – 21 Losses)
  • Contender No. 8: Mustafa Ali (21 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 – 25 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)