5 Startling changes WWE made in SmackDown and RAW in 2019

  • We examine how the WWE landscape has drastically changed after WrestleMania 35, and what the future holds for the WWE Universe.
Johny Payne
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Modified 11 Apr 2019, 02:00 IST

RAW and SmackDown got a lot more interesting, after this week
RAW and SmackDown got a lot more interesting, after this week's special post-WrestleMania 35 episodes

The WWE delivered an absolute blockbuster event this past weekend; surpassing all expectations at WrestleMania 35. The 'Mania card comprised several pleasant surprises such as the return of "The Doctor of Thuganomics" John Cena, as well as the fall of Brock Lesnar and Daniel Bryan.

Moving forward, on the "RAW after 'Mania", things seemed to have carried over the craziness of WrestleMania week. The latest episode of Monday Night RAW, featured the main roster debut of Lars Sullivan, whilst also witnessing the farewell of Dean Ambrose after RAW went off the air.

Additionally, this week's SmackDown Live episode saw several potential storylines emerge, which insinuate that the WWE Universe could expect the mania after 'Mania (pun intended) to continue in the weeks to come.

Today, we take a closer look at a few startling changes in WWE SmackDown and RAW in 2019, and how said changes could affect the landscape of the WWE Universe as we move forward...

#5 Braun Strowman teases a feud with Samoa Joe on SmackDown Live

Braun Strowman is likely to move from RAW to SmackDown sooner rather than later
Braun Strowman is likely to move from RAW to SmackDown sooner rather than later

The WWE's Superstar Shake-Up is set to take place next week, and with that in mind, the professional wrestling rumor mill is now abuzz with banter that prominent RAW Superstar Braun Strowman could potentially end up being drafted to the SmackDown brand in the days to come.

Speaking of which, "The Monster Among Men" did indeed make an appearance, or rather should I say a huge impact, on this week's episode of SmackDown Live.

While WWE United States Champion Samoa Joe had asserted his dominance over R-Truth in an in-ring segment on SmackDown, Strowman made a surprise appearance on the show -- marching down to the ring, and confronting Joe. A brief back-and-forth tussle ensued, which Strowman appeared to get the better of.

Now, what has truly captured our attention, is not merely the fact that Joe may have found his next opponent against whom he could put his US Title on the line...No, Ma'am! What intrigues us is Strowman potentially making a long-term move from RAW to SmackDown...On that note...


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Published 11 Apr 2019, 02:00 IST
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