Inside Pulse Wrestilng’s WWE Raw Rankings 08.22.17

Welcome to the WWE Raw Rankings by Inside Pulse Wrestling.

In these rankings we take the top 10 contenders for the WWE Universal Championship, and Top 5 for each the Raw Woman’s Championship, Raw Tag Team Championship, and WWE Cruiserweight Championship. In the rankings we take 3 major factors into account:

-Win/Loss over the past month
-Amount of TV Time dedicated to a particular character and/or storyline
-Logical storyline progression

A new ranking report will be released after the first Raw & 205 Live after a Pay-Per-View event.

Champion – Brock Lesnar (since 04.02.17)
1. Braun Strowman (3)
2. Samoa Joe (2)
3. Roman Reigns (1)
4. Finn Balor (8)
5. The Miz (5) (Intercontinental Champion since 06.04.17)
6. Bray Wyatt (4)
7. Jason Jordan (NR)
8. Big Show (NR)
9. Elias (10)
10. Apollo Crews (NR)

Brock continues to dominate. The match up we all want to see against Braun is coming! Roman looks to be occupied by the Free Agent John Cena, and hopefully this doesn’t cause Joe to fall by the wayside. After bringing back his Demon, it looks like Balor is back on the rise.

Champion – Sasha Banks (since 08.20.17)
1. Alexa Bliss (Champion)
2. Nia Jax (2)
3. Mickie James (4)
4. Emma (5)
5. Dana Brooke (NR)

Sasha certainly benefited from Bayley’s shoulder injury. Aside from Bliss & Jax, the rest of the division is certainly floundering.

Champions – Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose (since 08.20.17)
1. Sheamus & Cesaro (Champions)
2. The Hardyz Boyz (2)
3. Miztourage (NR)
4. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (1)
5. Rhyno & Heath Slater (4)

The semi-Shield reunion tour is on! It’s too bad it comes at the expense of the The Bar, which is the best thing to happen to the tag division in a long time. The Hardyz stay in the loop, but without The Revival around, it seems like they’ll be slumming it with Bo & Axel.

Champion – Neville (since 08.20.17)
1. Cendric Alexander (2)
2. Akiri Tozawa (1)
3. Rich Swann (3)
4. Ariya Daivari (NR)
5. Enzo Amore (NR)

Neville has conquered Tozawa, and went nose to nose with Enzo to end 205 Live. However, Cedric has been on a roll lately.

The next Raw Rankings will be posted right after 205 Live the Tuesday after No Mercy!