WWE Raw Rankings: Smackdown Live Draws First Blood

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Welcome to the Raw Division Rankings after WWE TLC 2017. The road to Survivor Series kicked off at the closing segment of Monday Night Raw.

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

The Cruiserweight Division has honestly turned into limbo as soon as Enzo Amore defeated Neville at No Mercy for the Cruiserweight Championship. The addition of Kalisto has become a welcome sight but nobody has really got a foothold in the title picture. Both Kalisto and Enzo Amore have played hot potato with the championship that it’s extremely hard to be invested in their feud. Neville’s championship reign was great but it got stale quickly after the Austin Aries feud ended. I just hope that the Enzo/Kalisto rivalry doesn’t head to that same road. 

It seems like the WWE is planning to test the waters for a Cedric Alexander heel turn with what shaped up on 205 Live. He’s been on a monstrous role, racking up wins especially with his buddy Rich Swann. Having Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher to be the catalyst to turn Cedric into a heel is the wrong move. This talented cruiserweight from North Carolina has yet to scratch the surface with his babyface character on the mic or backstage segments. He should only turn heel if creative has nothing for him. But the issue is that he hasn’t been involved in the title picture since the division was created.

Drew Gulak got a huge win over Gran Metalik on 205 Live but it still won’t move him anywhere up the rankings. He’s lost so many matches the past few months that the only thing keeping him relevant is his entertaining diatribes and power point presentations. In order for Gulak to be taken more seriously moving forward, he’ll need to rack up a winning streak to be taken as a threat in the division.

These are the rankings for the division this week.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Enzo Amore (13 Wins – 20 Losses)


  • No. 1 Contender: Kalisto (15 Wins – 14 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 – 15 Losses)
  • Contender No. 5: Rich Swann (24 Wins – 9 Losses)
  • Contender No. 6: Cedric Alexander (23 Wins – 12 Losses)
  • Contender No. 7: TJP (19 Wins – 21 Losses)
  • Contender No. 8: Mustafa Ali (22 Wins – 17 Losses)
  • Contender No. 9: The Brian Kendrick (14 Wins – 17 Losses)


  • Pretender No. 1: Gran Metalik (12 Wins – 10 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 2: Ariya Daivari (11 Wins – 26 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 3: Drew Gulak (8 Wins – 23 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 4: Tony Nese (13 Wins – 30 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 5: Noam Dar (8 Wins – 28 Losses)
  • Pretender No. 6: Lince Dorado (5 Wins – 17 Losses)