WWE Superstar Shake-Up 2018: Mock Draft for Top Raw, SmackDown Picks
April 15, 2018 - WWECredit: WWE.com
WWE’s Superstar Shake-up will take place during Monday’s Raw and Tuesday’s SmackDown Live, and if government creates a right moves, it could change a promotion’s landscape.
Shuffling Superstars from one uncover to another helps freshen adult a product by formulating new feuds and contenders for a several titles, though it’s also an eventuality to pierce adult some new faces from NXT.
The WWE Universe was introduced to The Authors of Pain, The Iconics, No Way Jose and Ember Moon following WrestleMania, though that doesn’t meant we won’t get a few some-more call-ups.
Let’s take a demeanour during a 30-Superstar ridicule breeze that could emanate some engaging opportunities for new storylines and championship feuds.
- The Usos to Raw.
- Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin to Raw.
- Titus O’Neil and Apollo to SmackDown.
- The Revival to SmackDown.
- The Singh Brothers to Raw/205 Live.
- Charlotte Flair to Raw.
- Naomi to Raw.
- Lana to Raw.
- Daniel Bryan to Raw.
- Rusev to Raw.
- Jinder Mahal to Raw.
- Mojo Rawley to Raw.
- Bayley to SmackDown.
- Dana Brooke to SmackDown.
- Sonya Deville to SmackDown.
- Seth Rollins to SmackDown.
- Goldust to SmackDown.
- Jeff Hardy to SmackDown.
- Sin Cara to Raw/205 Live.
- Sanity (Eric Young, Killian Dain, Alexander Wolfe and Nikki Cross) to SmackDown.
- Andrade “Cien” Almas to Raw.
- Zelina Vega to Raw.
Switching a Midcard Titles
Having Superstars switch brands is required to keep a product fresh, though it can also be profitable to stagger a titles from time to time.
The Miz competence be a loudmouth, though he is not wrong when he claims his tough work helped pierce behind legitimacy to a Intercontinental Championship.
Seth Rollins is a estimable inheritor and will no doubt continue to make a pretension feel critical by producing show-stealing performances.
The A-Lister could do a same thing for a United States Championship if given a opportunity, so it would make clarity to pierce Jinder Mahal and his belt to Raw while promulgation The Architect and a IC pretension to SmackDown.
Not usually would this give both champions some new rivals, though it would also concede The Miz to concentration on something other than a intercontinental pretension for a initial time in years. And if WWE wants to make The Modern Day Maharaja into a loyal categorical eventuality star, putting him on Raw would help.
Taking The Yes Movement to Raw
WWE will wish to gain on Daniel Bryan’s lapse to in-ring foe as many as possible, and a best approach to do that is by relocating him to Raw.
The flagship uncover will give him some-more bearing while also presenting him with a possibility to face several opponents he has never been in a ring with before.
A intensity compare with Kurt Angle would make any pay-per-view some-more special, as would rivalries with a likes of Samoa Joe and Finn Balor.
Then there is The Miz. During his time as a horde of Talking Smack, Bryan had to continue large insults and rants from The A-Lister though any thought of possibly they would be means to build on a recognition of their feud.
If Bryan gets drafted to Raw, he would finally have a possibility to get his hands on a male who mocked his injuries, child, mother and career on a indy scene.
Tag Team Turmoil
WWE has several implausible tab teams, though it has tired usually about any probable multiple of championship feuds.
Moving The Revival and Titus Worldwide to SmackDown while The Usos, Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin get drafted to Raw would change a division.
We could see matchups like The Usos vs. The Authors of Pain, The Revival vs. The Bludgeon Brothers and The Bar vs. Gable and Benjamin.
If WWE skeleton on formulating tab titles for a cruiserweight division, The Singh Brothers would be a healthy fit once Samir has healed adult from his injury. If Mahal gets drafted to Raw, Sunil could stay with him until his brother is prepared to contest again.
Speaking of cruiserweight tab teams, drafting Sin Cara to 205 Live would concede him to possibly reunite with Kalisto and his Lucha House Party fast or find a new partner. He isn’t doing anything on SmackDown, so there is no reason to keep him divided from a cruiserweight multiplication any longer.
Continuing to Build Momentum in a Women’s Division
WWE’s women’s multiplication has come a prolonged approach in usually a few years, and it doesn’t demeanour like a association skeleton to delayed down anytime soon.
Like a tab group division, a women’s storylines on Raw and SmackDown have started to turn repeated given of a smaller distance of a register and usually carrying one pretension on any show.
Charlotte Flair losing a SmackDown Women’s Championship to Carmella is a probable pointer she will be drafted. The same can be pronounced about Alexa Bliss, though she is improved matched remaining on Raw to argument with Nia Jax.
The Queen is arguably a biggest full-time star in a whole division, and Raw would be means to offer her uninformed feuds opposite a likes of Nia Jax, Ronda Rousey, Moon and Bliss. It would also concede her to revisit her rivalries with Asuka and Sasha Banks.
Naomi and Bayley could also use a change of view after spending a past dual years with their particular brands. If The Usos are drafted to Raw, it would be good of WWE to keep a married Jimmy and Naomi on a same show.
Sonya Deville is needs to go to SmackDown. Her impression is too identical to Rousey’s, though given of Rowdy’s star-power, Deville would always be personification second fiddle.
On a blue brand, a former MMA warrior has a many improved possibility of station out and operative her approach adult a ladder toward a pretension shot. Deville has all a collection to succeed. She usually needs a right doorway to open during a right time.
The NXT Generation
Bringing adult Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Moon, AOP and No Way Jose to a categorical register was a good start, though there are a few some-more people we competence see uncover adult on Monday or Tuesday.
Sanity has been by a ups and downs as a stable, though it has remained one of a many interesting groups in all of WWE regardless of how a members have been used.
Dain, Wolfe, Cross and Young would be a improved fit on SmackDown given Raw already has a possess radical characters in Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt.
Cross could reignite her argument with Ruby Riott from NXT, and Young also has a story with several stars on a SmackDown register from his time in both TNA and NXT, so WWE would have no necessity of probable storylines.
Another span who would be a good further to a categorical register is Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega. They have been one of a standout duos in NXT via a past year, and it would be extraordinary to see them take their act to Raw.
Vega has been Almas’ saving grace. She took him from someone who usually wanted to celebration to a man who stole a uncover during a past 3 TakeOver special opposite Drew McIntyre, Johnny Gargano and Aleister Black.
Almas could finish adult on 205 Live, though it would be improved if he were on a red code so Vega could sojourn by his side while also doing her possess thing in a women’s division.
Who do we wish to see drafted during a Superstar Shake-up and why?