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5 Teams/Superstars Who Urgently Need to Switch Brands

Ali Siddiqui
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WWE Superstars get traded to other brands every year during the Superstar Shakeup.

WWE’s Main Roster consists of 3 shows (Raw, Smackdown Live and 205 Live). All 3 of these shows have their own rosters filled with amazingly talented Superstars. Raw has stars like Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose etc. Smackdown Live has Superstars like AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, The Miz, Randy Orton etc. and 205 Live has superstars like Mustafa Ali, Hideo Itami, Cedric Alexander etc. Part-timers such as John Cena and The Undertaker are “free agents” which means that they could pop up on any show they desire.

Having 3 shows with 3 different rosters is a great way to create opportunities for many different Superstars at the same time. In 2011, when the brand split ended and the Raw and Smackdown rosters merged into one, it created difficulties for several deserving superstars as the competition was too high and every superstar couldn’t have been facilitated. Superstars like AJ Styles, Kevin Owens and Bray Wyatt may have never won World titles if it wasn’t for the brand split in 2016.

Now that we do have split rosters, there are still some superstars who aren’t being used properly or getting enough air time. However, a brand switch could help these superstars in getting a fair opportunity e.g. Jinder Mahal (2017), Baron Corbin (2018) etc.

Listed here are 5 Superstars/Teams that need to change their brands immediately:


#5 Chad Gable (From Raw to 205 Live):

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Chad Gable has hardly been seen ever since arriving on Raw this year.

After splitting from Jason Jordan, Chad Gable hasn’t done anything special. He was paired with Shelton Benjamin but the Tag Team didn’t achieve anything special. During this year’s Superstar Shakeup, Chad Gable was drafted to Raw but the brand change has proved to be a disaster for Gable as he has been turned into a jobber who doesn’t even get a chance to show up on Raw and instead ends up competing on Main Event or Dark Matches prior to Raw.

It was rumoured that Gable would be paired with Jason Jordan to reform the American Alpha upon Jordan’s return from injury but the plans may have been nixed due to the seriousness of Jordan’s injury and his doubtful in-ring future. Chad Gable is an extremely talented Superstar and his talent shouldn’t be wasted so a move to 205 Live could resurrect his WWE career. Gable would be a welcome addition to the 205 Live rosters. 205 Live has become a must-see show ever since Triple H took over. 

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