6. Bobby Lashley, WWE United States Champion
Bobby Lashley retained the United States Championship at Clash of Champions, ensuring the Hurt Business would keep their gold. As the CEO of the enterprise, Lashley is also a leader for this faction, providing the credibility as a competitor that the Hurt Business need to maintain their dominance on WWE Raw.
Mustafa Ali, based on his winning pinfall in a six-man tag match, appears to be the favorite to challenge Lashley for the United States Championship at Hell in a Cell on Oct. 25. Lashley will probably beat him, because it seems like the CEO is headed for a lengthy reign.
5. Seth Rollins is arguably WWE Raw’s best heel
As the rankings suggest, I’m inclined to give the nod to Randy Orton, but Seth Rollins is not far behind Orton. I would accept anyone’s argument that Rollins is the top heel on Monday nights, because the false prophet has been exceptional in this role. He even used an old storyline to drive a wedge between the Mysterio family. And his evil plan is working to perfection.
The merciless Rollins is also hilarious at times. I laugh whenever I see him in a segment with Murphy, pretending like he didn’t absolutely beat the living hell out of Murphy the previous week. Rollins’ feigning of ignorance and holier-than-thou attitude mesh well together, and he has crafted a truly engaging character.