Another of the big four pay per views is in the books, so it's time to look once again at WWE's crop of champions. There are currently 15 in the company, with newly-crowned NXT UK Women's Champion Rhea Ripley joining the mix.
Which is better than the other? Opinions will vary, but most will agree that a combination of ring ability, charisma, and the ability of the champion to elevate his or her respective division during the reign are the important considerations. Recent booking matters for this, but so does latent ability. Daniel Bryan has the potential to deliver a lot of classics, for example, while Brock Lesnar's absentee status hurts his division.
Let's take a look at all 15.
The September and October resurgence was all too brief. Raw's tag team division remains the worst in the company following the latest big four pay per view. The champions, who are the latest act in WWE to have their name mysteriously shortened, have been comically misused on the main roster. Unlike the B-Team, there's no reason why they should be ranked so low here, but their glory days in NXT seem an eternity ago.
Since then, they've taken random pins, even as champions and the centre of gravity of their act isn't their monstrous size and fearsome strength as it was on the yellow brand, but...urination jokes involving their manager. We saw it at Survivor Series and we saw it this week on Raw in two of the worst segments of the year.
It's a perfect microcosm for both Vince McMahon's five-year-old sense of humour and how he views tag team wrestling in general. The 2017 renaissance was an aberration. Raw's tag team division has been at the epicentre of the levelling. The prospects of its recovery don't appear anywhere in sight, despite the latent talent of the champions.