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WWE Superstar Shakeup 2019: 5 Superstars that should move to RAW 

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Who will jump ship to Monday Night Raw?
Who will jump ship to Monday Night Raw?

The WWE 2019 Superstar Shakeup has been confirmed for 15th and 16th April this year by WWE, and for WWE fans out there it means that their favorite wrestlers will be jumping across both Raw and Smackdown Live.

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While many fans prefer the 'Draft' system, WWE used for so many years, as it did a better job of showing us the kayfabe reasoning and decision making of Raw and Smackdown Live management when picking their top picks.

But there is no indication that WWE will use that format again, as the Superstar Shakeup has been utiliSed since 2017, and we have seen some big moves during that period.

Superstars like Samoa Joe, Charlotte Flair, and Asuka were some of the big money moves WWE made during this period, but this year we need to see the company go even bigger.

This is the chance for WWE to rebuild Raw, as the previous installment of the Superstar Shakeup really destroyed Raw's chances of being a serious show. Now WWE has a chance to rectify that by moving certain big-time players across the company.

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#5 Shinsuke Nakamura

Nakamura could flourish on Raw
Nakamura could flourish on Raw

Shinsuke Nakamura's arrival at NXT TakeOver: Dallas was one of those moments that made you feel proud of being a wrestling fan, as The King of Strong Style came out to a huge ovation from the crowd.


As the weeks building up to Nakamura's arrival fans were overhyped to see the NJPW legend in a WWE ring. And to be honest, Nakamura's arrival in the WWE was his best showing, as his war with Sami Zayn painted him as a future WWE Champion.

But a few years later from that epic moment, and Nakamura is teaming with a watered down Rusev in a narrative that makes little sense, how has WWE dragged this once promising superstar to such a pitiful state?

Well bad booking isn't going to make anyone a star, and that was the case with Nakamura, after failed attempts to win the WWE Title from AJ Styles, and a terrible experience as a less than stellar US Champion, The Artist desperately needs a change.

Maybe a move to the flagship show of WWE can help him revitalize his career, and while the truth is that SmackDown Live is a better-booked show than Raw, the blue brand is too crowded for Nakamura to shine.

Being moved away from the packed house of Smackdown Live could help him to be held in higher regard and booked better on RAW paper thin roster.

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