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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Big Spoiler About the Superstar Shake-Up Revealed

Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
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16.05K   //    16 Apr 2018, 11:31 IST

This change could shake up WWE's very landscape
This change could shake up WWE's very landscape

What's the story?

Last week on RAW, it was announced that WWE would carry out a Superstar Shake-Up featuring the superstars of RAW and SmackDown Live. According to a rumour on Cageside Seats, something huge is in the works.

Apparently, titles are expected to change brands during the Shake-Up. This exercise will transpire on both RAW and SmackDown Live.

In case you didn't know...

The Superstar Shake-Up is an annual tradition that began last year replacing the conventional draft. Select superstars from RAW make it to SmackDown Live while certain SmackDown Live superstars come over to RAW for the following year.

Last year, we did see two titles change brands as Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose made his way to RAW and US Champion Kevin Owens went over to SmackDown Live as 'The New Face of America'. Something similar is expected to transpire this year too.

The heart of the matter

It makes complete sense for Seth Rollins to take the Intercontinental Championship to SmackDown Live, as it opens up a whole bunch of new feuds for him. Rollins has been a part of RAW for the last two years and a move to SmackDown Live will freshen him up.

The same holds true for Jinder Mahal whose rise to superstardom was a SmackDown Live phenomenon. He could bring the United States Championship to RAW and feud with several superstars in the red brand. We wonder if the two Women's Champions will change brands too (making Nia Jax the SmackDown Women's Champion and Carmella the RAW Women's Champion).

What's next?

We can all make predictions all we want to, but the action goes down live on RAW just a few hours from now. Join us for live coverage of the grand event. It'll be an evening you simply cannot miss.

Author's take

I would love to see the mid card championships change hands. I would also love to see the women switch brands.

I think it's extremely unlikely that AJ Styles becomes Universal Champion and Lesnar moves to SmackDown Live, honestly.


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Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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