See all the WWE roster changes in the superstar shakeup
- Author: Michelle Webb Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 2:00
The WWE will hold its first ever "Superstar Shake-Up" next week on Monday Night Raw.
Naomi posted the following on her Instagram, and Sasha Banks responded to Naomi with the tease. The New Day going to Smackdown makes ideal sense.
- Fan video from tonight's Smackdown reveal that a "Fire Bradshaw" chant was shouted during the episode.
Wrestlemania 33 put in place the pieces that would be the current state of WWE Champions.
Assuming AJ Styles heads to Smackdown, it would mean potential match-ups against Finn Balor, Cesaro, Sheamus, Sami Zayn, Samoa Joe, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens along with The Club reuniting down the line. After all, Raw got the Hardys and Kurt Angle. I also think the Hardy Boyz should move over with them, but that's more problematic because they're the champions and Vince loves keeping the best talent on "Raw". The women's division needs a bit more pairings so this seems like a ideal fit. Twenty-four superstars changed shows, and while AJ and Roman were originally rumored to be the centerpieces of the whole ordeal, plans moving forward call for both to stay right where they are. "I think the flawless idea, obviously, NXT is not the place I'd want to be my entire career". Whether the RAW Women's Championship is hot-shot back and forth for another year remains to be seen. Just when Smackdown Live was about to go on commercial break, it was announced by the commentary team that the longest reigning tag team champion, The New Day, will be joining the Blue Brand next week.
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Aiden English is getting a singles push now that Simon Gotch has been released.
The first big arrival on Smackdown also opened the show as United States Champion Kevin Owens revealed that Smackdown was now the new Kevin Owens Show. "I fell in love with pro wrestling because of WWE, so, of course, someday, if I have a chance to go, whatever that timing may be, I think that's something I'd definitely like to do in my career". The tag-team division on Tuesdays is pathetic, with the Usos getting the titles nearly by default since American Alpha couldn't get over in the role. The Superstar Shakeup didn't hurt any friends but did put some new faces in front of each other.
American Alpha had the early offensive but Jason Jordan soon found himself isolated with Jimmy and Jay doing well to keep Chad Gable in the other corner. Although there was a definite imbalance on Monday, the playing field has certainly been evened coming out of Tuesday's SmackDown.
Smackdown Live was rocked two nights after WrestleMania as it inherited two of the most popular NXT superstars available in Tye Dillinger and Shinsuke Nakamura.
It's pretty clear that SmackDown Live lives up to its hype as "the land of opportunity", with the majority of wrestlers who made this list heralding from there.