WWE Raw Swings And Misses On Night One Of The Superstar Shakeup
April 17, 2018 - WWE
WWE Raw certain looks like SmackDown did before night one of a Superstar Shakeup.
Despite reports that a red code would land AJ Styles and conjecture that it could potentially examine Daniel Bryan divided from SmackDown, Raw didn’t acquire Styles, Bryan, Shinsuke Nakamura or Randy Orton. In other words, WWE, even yet it had several options in terms of that tip superstars it could move, motionless opposite relocating one of arguably SmackDown’s 4 biggest stars to Raw in sequence to freshen adult a categorical eventuality picture.
Instead, SmackDown sent a whopping 19 superstars packing, a large boost from final year when usually 10 superstars jumped from Tuesday to Monday nights. Here is a full list of SmackDown superstars who done a burst to Monday nights, and as we can see, it facilities a engorgement of superstars who were stranded in No Man’s Land on SmackDown.
Updated Superstar Shakeup list. This is like “Okay, we get Owens and KO for Miz, though we gotta take all a other things we don’t want.” pic.twitter.com/KX1Uv7pUkE
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) April 17, 2018
Perhaps a bigger emanate than a superstars who changed is a perfect volume of stars who jumped ship, quite in a singles division. SmackDown radically shipped a infancy of a tip midcard to Raw, including Jinder Mahal, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Bobby Roode, Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler.
If there was a line per a volume of superstars who should have switched shows, afterwards night one of a Superstar Shakeup positively crossed it.
As forked out by Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp, this was, in essence, a box of SmackDown cleaning residence and removing absolved of all of a stars a artistic group had no petrify skeleton for and doing so but carrying to unpack a core performers. The blue code was means to keep a 3 biggest womanlike stars, including Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Naomi, while also doing a same with both a men’s singles stage (Orton, Nakamura, Bryan and Styles) and a tab group multiplication (The Usos, Bludgeon Brothers and The New Day).
All of a sudden, SmackDown has “cut a passed weight” so to speak, while carrying a combined advantage of progressing many of a company’s many renouned superstars and best sell movers.
The blue code now has WWE’s No. 2 sell seller in Styles, a tip tab group sell inciter in The New Day, The Usos (who are also strong sell sellers and unequivocally a usually tab group deliberate to be on a turn of The New Day), Bryan (who , based on his history, total to react a ranks as a tip sell inciter as good now that he’s an active wrestler again) and Orton (who, formed on search data, is also one of WWE’s best sell movers.