WWE Draft 2017: 5 Superstar Shake-up rumors you need to know about
Is AJ Styles all set to be the face of Raw? Will Charlotte reign as queen of SmackDown LIVE?
When the brand split first happened, it opened up many exciting possibilities. With twice as many championships and programs, new stars emerged, such as Braun Strowman, Alexa Bliss, The Miz (in the best run of his career), and to a great degree, even AJ Styles.
Well, Vince McMahon announced on the Raw after WrestleMania that it’s time to shake things up one more time. In only a few hours, we shall witness an event that will determine the course for the next year in WWE.
Until then, we can only bring you the buzz from backstage about the events that will transpire during the Superstar Shake-up. Read on, folks.
#5 AJ Styles may move to Raw
Many months ago, the rumour of AJ Styles moving to Raw had first surfaced and yes, we were all dismayed. As AJ Styles clarified in his promo last week, SmackDown is the brand that AJ Styles built, and in our opinion, he has been the MVP of SmackDown LIVE ever since the brand split first happened.
Additionally, Superstars on SmackDown somehow seem to be booked much better than the ones on Raw are. As longtime fans of the legend, we wanted to see AJ Styles associated with a superior brand, at least qualitatively.
As we have seen several times, Raw is the flagship brand of WWE while SmackDown is the step-child of the company. Rumors indicate that AJ Styles may be moving to Raw.
The likelihood of this happening is honestly quite high, considering how vehemently Styles told AJ Shane McMahon that he wanted to be a part of SmackDown in a promo on SmackDown LIVE last week.
On the brighter side, this allows Styles to have competitive matches against Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Samoa Joe and Seth Rollins, something that should be an exciting prospect for internet wrestling fans.