Superstar Shakeup 2018: 5 shocking decisions WWE can make
WWE is not the fan-favourite wrestling promotion it once was during its heyday in the attitude era, and most of Vince McMahon's harshest critics all shout the same thing, the company has become relatively predictable over the last few years.
While that opinion is somewhat right, there is no denying that WWE has swerved fans more than once this year with their now famous unpredictability.
2018 has been an unpredictable year for the WWE Universe, as significant decisions such as a thoroughly over babyface winning the Royal Rumble, proper dream matches on a WrestleMania card, and shocking results no one could’ve fathomed, were all booked by the company this year.
Therefore, with WWE trying to give their fanbase something different since the start of this year, it is safe to say that the Superstar Shakeup next week, could feature some of these unpredictable booking strategies that could drastically shake up the landscape of Raw and Smackdown respectively.
#1 Switching World Champions
Smackdown Live is the brand where AJ Styles became the hottest Superstar in the company, and Raw has been Brock Lesnar's playground for his entire second run with the company.
Therefore, having these two Superstars switch brands would be an unexpected monumental moment. WWE has shifted World Champions over Raw and SmackDown over the years, but this time it would be a genuinely unpredictable moment.
The factor that makes this move a shocking one, is that the fact that the Universal Championship was exclusively created for Raw.
Thus, seeing that title being switched over to SmackDown would raise specific questions such as, does the Universal title stay exclusive to Raw? Do Brock Lesnar and AJ Styles exchange their Championships because of this fact, and how will this narrative pan out?
If WWE wants the Superstar Shakeup to shake up the landscape of Raw and SmackDown Live, this would be the best possible scenario.
Taking into consideration that Lesnar and Roman Reigns have a Universal title match at the Greatest Royal Rumble event. With reports circulating that Reigns might dethrone Lesnar, this might be the best option for Reigns to switch brands, with his title to start afresh as WWE has worn out his booking options on Raw.
Also, after Raw had the worst rough patch without a full-time World Champion for over a year, AJ Styles is the perfect man to step into the flagship show, rejuvenate the main event scene and help Raw reach its peak once again.