WWE’s Backstage Rankings Of SmackDown Roster Leaked
With the 2023 WWE Draft now taking effect, a new report has shed light on how the female members of SmackDown’s roster are considered by management.
The WWE Draft shook up the Raw, SmackDown, and NXT rosters with all three women’s champions in the company changing places. Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair is now on SmackDown, SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley is part of Raw, while NXT Women’s Champion Indi Hartwell vacated her title when she was drafted to the red brand.
PWInsider Elite has revealed the current depth chart from within WWE which ranks the status of both the heels and babyfaces of the blue brand’s women’s roster following the WWE Draft.
Bianca Belair is listed as the top female babyface on the brand which makes perfect sense as she remains Raw Women’s Champion. Charlotte Flair is the number two babyface despite The Queen not appearing on WWE television since her loss to Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 39 and behind Flair is Shotzi who also hasn’t competed on SmackDown since just after WrestleMania.
The LWO’s Zelina Vega is listed fourth on the babyface side after her emotional loss to Rhea Ripley at Backlash with The O.C.’s Mia Yim and Aliyah rounding out that side of the roster.
Asuka is now listed as the brand’s top female heel after she turned on Belair with Damage CTRL’s Bayley in second place. Lacey Evans, Scarlett, B-Fab, and Tamina round out that side of the depth chart.