White knighting SmackDown (Or RAW) this hard is, quite honestly, embarassing. It's useless, you just end up looking like a fool in the process. Both shows have their strong points, as well as weak points. I get it, your fave AJ is on SD so of course you're gonna shit the other show because reasons, but just stop.
If AJ were on Raw in place of Rollins/Reigns. I would have said the same thing, SD > Raw. You can't have a strong show with only 2 top acts (made even worse if they're overexposed and stale like Roman and Rollins).
As much hate as Cena and Orton get, they are the last two full time acts in the WWE whose names hold value.
The midcard for Raw is well ahead of SD, but the issue is those guys have faced each other so many times before, that too on the last few months on Raw. I was hoping a few of them would be split allowing for fresher feuds, but that isn't the case at all.
As for the tag division and women's divison, I'm not a big fan of TND, Enzo & Cass, TC, Charolette or Sasha, so it's not really difficult for me to prefer the SD tag division and women's division.
The Cruiserweight division is an unknown, but if given the proper time and importance, it could be a huge upside for Raw.
As a whole, there isn't really anything exciting about Raw. They have 3 hours to fill with a much weaker main event scene. The shows were 3 hours of trash before, how are they going to go without half the roster? It's really easy to like SD, for one, it is only 2 hours meaning less fillers and dead air.