Major Spoilers For SmackDown's Superstar Shake-Up
- Author: Marlene Weaver Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 1:54
However, there's a very clear victor on this one.
WWE Creative have written themselves into a weird and confusing corner with Dean Ambrose's move to RAW. The other three would battle for the No. 1 contendership in the main event.
We can only guess that wrestling wasn't the only thing Kurt Angle won a gold medal for (with a broken freakin' neck) in the 1996 Olympics. I actually think that he would have a good chemistry with Miz as well.
Regardless of what show you stand with, there is no denying that the coming weeks will be must-see TV for Raw and SmackDown as a result of these massive moves.
This is one of the closest swaps of the week. "ORCRP016911-topic.html" class="local_link" >WWE since the brand split. Owens continued to belittle the fans and then the crowd erupted when Sami Zayn came out on the entrance stage.
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.
The Superstar Shake-Up helped Raw a great deal in the ratings, drawing an impressive 3.43 million average viewers.
The longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions in history, the New Day will also be coming to Smackdown. This is the one case where that didn't play. Smackdown Live fans were upset when they heard the news. The Smackdown tag division desperately needed an established team to anchor the division.
Oli Davis rounds up the biggest professional wrestling news in his daily WrestleTalk column... They are the newest members of the blue brand.
Orton has Rowan set up for the RKO when Bray Wyatt appears on the Titantron to distract him. Potentially a huge move for RAW, but the fit isn't quite there.
Both Women's Titles now have some fresh faces to combat for them as Alexa Bliss can take on Bayley, and Charlotte will easily dominate Smackdown.
This trade made so much sense going into it. But if I'm the theoretical general manager of one of the brands, I have a few big goals for this "Shake-Up". However, both have feuded with all on their respective rosters.
The only trade Smackdown will get all night and Shane had better be happy about it.
Now that Miz is on Raw, that momentum is going to carry over. Who exactly is going to challenge Orton when Wyatt is gone. or are they about to put the universal and WWE titles on Raw? Meanwhile, Tamina has never been anything more than muscle for someone else in the seven years she's been on the roster.
Other interesting show switches included Apollo Crews, Kalisto, Curt Hawkins, Heath Slater and Rhyno heading to Raw while Sin Cara, The Shining Stars and Jinder Mahal joined SmackDown.
"If I were to sit here, Steve, and tell you that I don't want to have a WrestleMania moment someday, I'd be lying to you", Cole said.
Tonight's SmackDown will feature American Alpha vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos and we should see the in-ring SmackDown debut of Shinsuke Nakamura, who debuted on last week's show. It's a win by default though.