3 biggest things WWE subtly told us on SmackDown Live (April 16, 2019)
The WWE Superstar Shake-up officially ended with SmackDown Live going off the air. Around a dozen superstars switched their respective brands.
Two nights ago, The Miz and Shane McMahon made their presence felt on Monday Night Raw, while The Usos also became part of the flagship show after dominating SmackDown Live since the brand split. Naomi and Rey Mysterio were other notable names to leave SmackDown Live.
However, the biggest name to arrive on the Raw roster was AJ Styles, and he is sure to make the flagship show phenomenal.
The shake-up continued on SmackDown Live with Finn Balor, Roman Reigns, and Elias jumping ship.
So without further delay, let's take a look at 3 biggest things WWE secretly told us on SmackDown Live.
#3 Roman Reigns was Vince McMahon's pick, not Elias
This week's episode of SmackDown Live ended with a bang as the Big Dog, Roman Reigns, interrupted Vince McMahon as he was announcing Elias as his biggest acquisition in SmackDown history.
Reigns took down Elias and Mr. McMahon in quick fashion and made it clear that SmackDown Live is his yard now.
While it looked like Elias was Vince McMahon's groundbreaking announcement as the biggest superstar drafted to the roster, it was, in fact, Roman Reigns who actually made an impact.
Back in 2015, Reigns was handpicked by Mr. McMahon to be the face of the company but wasn't really comfortable as a pro-wrestler the same way his Shield brothers were.
He was solid as a part of The Shield, yet mismanagement on the part of the WWE resulted in his flaws being heavily exposed following the stable’s split in May 2014.
Now, Reigns at this point in his career has an advantage, as he is fresh from his return of battling cancer, and being on SmackDown Live will give him enough time to regain appreciation from the fans and improve in terms of his character.