WWE Superstar Shake-Up: Who's moving to Raw and SmackDown?
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 11, 2017,
Apr 11, 2017, 1:16
"If you haven't seen a Roman Reigns on SmackDown, then when he does - if and when he does - then that's really a big thing". But now it seems more likely that the Raw tag team could join Styles on SmackDown. Maybe this will set up a potential match at Wrestlemania 34 for Bayley and Sasha?
Punk would be flawless in the WWE right now - just think of all the possible feuds he could have, the likes of AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens and more would all be queuing up for a match with the guy. The guy gets a reaction, that's for sure, and the WWE must be incredibly happy.
Will it be a "New Day" for Big E (centre) after the "Superstar shake-up"? Rusev has been spinning his wheels for ages, too, and when he returns from injury he'll be an instant star again. Unfortunately WWE Creative went another way which is damaging to his momentum and a new start on RAW would probably be the best for business. The one thing that bothers me is that if it'd a third brand, then we need more talent going from the major league to the "JV" team. The timing is good, considering they just brought Shinsuke Nakamura to SmackDown.
Apollo debuted the night after WrestleMania 32, and hasn't done a whole lot since.
PWInsider reports that NXT star Elias Samson, who recently lost a Loser Leaves NXT match, is backstage at the Nassau Coliseum, which could mean he's getting called up tonight. Given how badly that one failed on the big stage, it would make sense to go back to what was working - the prima donna who sang his own entrance music.
Of course, given the persistent rumors of WWE purchasing Ring of Honor from Sinclair, perhaps it might have a ready-made influx of talent soon regardless. Bliss has been given more and better material than she was in NXT, propelling her to two (count em: two!) SmackDown Women's Championships, and potentially positioning her as the next Trish Stratus-or the first Alexa Bliss.
Wyatt finally got his due when he won his first WWE title, the Smackdown Tag Team Championship, with Luke Harper and Randy Orton, in December 2016.
Solution: The no-brainer is for New Day to switch shows immediately. Moving to Raw was, to paraphrase what Triple H said to Kurt Angle upon coming to Raw some years ago, akin to making it to the "A" show. There are also some speculations over gallows and Anderson being sent to Smackdown if AJ does not shift his brand. Well, not exactly like that, but close. At which point, WWE will simply sign them back and say you're welcome to that other territory for the rub. The more obvious move there is Sami Zayn, which has a similar feel of someone limited by a show more focused on highlighting top of the card attractions throughout than developing all over. In fact, those interactions pretty much write themselves.
Amidst the talks of the Superstar Shake-up, Brock Lesnar waits for his next challenger in Monday Night Raw. Everything else is just minor tweaks and rearranging deck chairs.