The WWE “Shake-Up” took place on Monday Night RAW and Smackdown Live! So today I am going to be recapping and briefly analyzing the trades between both shows.
Monday Night RAW
Here is some analysis regarding the superstars who moved to Monday Night RAW:
Bray Wyatt has moved to RAW, something which has surprised the WWE universe. This is because he is currently due a rematch against Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. However this match shall be taking place at WWE Payback, which essentially can act as compensation due to Brock Lesnar not being scheduled for the PPV. Interestingly enough Wyatt made his presence known on RAW known with Finn Balor looking on, a potential feud? Hopefully they have steady plans for Wyatt on Monday Night RAW.
The Miz & Maryse
A fresh start for The Miz & Maryse as they move to RAW. Regardless of what show the duo are on they shall seemingly be okay. At this point there are no clear cut plans for the couple, however I have no qualms they can continue to entertain on RAW.
Former Smackdown Live! Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss heads over to RAW. A new face to freshen the Women’s division on the flagship show, Bliss brings a very different style to the division. Also, her presence on RAW shall essentially work to ensure that the division continues to thrive.
It may not be a marque move but it was the first move announced. Apollo Crews has endured a tough debut year on the main roster, hopefully his switch to RAW galvanizes his career. An incredible talent with huge potential we can only hope RAW is finally where Crews can call home, furthermore finally stumble upon success.
Additionally the following superstars also moved to Monday Night RAW: Mickie James, Kalisto, Heath Slater & Rhyno and Curt Hawkins.
Here is some analysis regarding the superstars who moved to Smackdown Live!
It is good to see Sami Zayn shift to Smackdown Live! why? It is a new start. Although it sounds cliche I firmly believe he can maintain a solid position on the card over on Smackdown. However it is time Zayn picks up some gold, perhaps a run with the United States Champion is warranted.
The New Day
It is no secret that Smackdown’s Tag Team division is somewhat thin. But it’s a New Day, yes it is! The trio have moved to Smackdown and are going to bring experience to the table. It is easy to foresee the team as Smackdown Live! Tag Team Championship contenders within the future.
A great move for Smackdown Live! as Charlotte Flair is now a blue. Former RAW Women’s Champion, Charlotte is without doubt the best female performer in the company. Her presence in the Women’s division over on Smackdown shall be beneficial for the brand.
Poor Rusev, hey? Currently out due to injury Rusev has endured a tough few months recently. Once set to be the company’s next top heel, he now appears to be in the realms of forgotten superstars amongst the locker-room. But with his move to Smackdown Live! hopefully he can find his feet once again.
Additionally the following superstars also moved to Smackdown Live!: Lana, The Shining Stars, Sin Cara, Jinder Mahal & Tamina.