The WWE Superstar Shake-up will likely be full of surprises that could forever change the landscape of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live. Tonight, we’ll see a select group of SmackDown superstars will make their way over to Raw. Some will see their careers take off while others will be lost in the shuffle following this year’s Shake-up.
Which SmackDown Live superstars will be heading over to the red brand? That’s a bit difficult to predict for the most part. But then there are some superstars will absolutely need to switch brands.
Here are the 5 WWE SmackDown Live stars will must go to Monday Night Raw…
5. Baron Corbin
“The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin really made a name for himself on SmackDown. In one year, he was able to become Mr. Money In The Bank and the WWE United States Champion. That being said, Corbin has really become stale lately and has been trending water on the blue brand in 2018. Corbin has done next to nothing this year and really needs to rejuvenate a stale character that has faded to the background of the roster. If Corbin is traded over to Raw, he could easily insert himself into the Intercontinental Championship picture.
4. Becky Lynch
Much like Corbin, Becky Lynch has become an afterthought in 2018. She really hasn’t done much since losing the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship to Alexa Bliss in December 2016. A switch over to Monday Night Raw might relight the flame that made this “Irish Lass Kicker” straight fire every time she stepped into the ring. Lynch will also need to switch up her character once she arrives on Raw. A heel turn may gain the attention of fans. She can piss off the fans by attacking the lovable Bayley. Lynch vs. Bayley would definitely be a well-received feud on Monday nights.
3. Tye Dillinger
“The Perfect 10” Tye Dillinger has tons of potential that is being wasted on Tuesday nights. He has been lost in the shuffle on the blue brand; falling to the background behind characters like Jinder Mahal, Bobby Roode, and Randy Orton. Considering Raw has a three-hour time slot compared to SmackDown Live‘s two-hour slot, Tye may find more air time to showoff his skills on Monday nights.
Rusev may be one of the most well-received superstars in the entire WWE. Therefore, his talent should be highlight on WWE’s flagship show, Monday Night Raw. Rusev hasn’t been properly utilized on SmackDown. If he isn’t challenging AJ Styles for the WWE Championship then he really shouldn’t be on the brand. Rusev is sure to be welcomed with open arms on Raw. A feud with Seth Rollins over the Intercontinental Championship would likely be inevitable if he switches brands. Aiden English would be an added bonus if he’s drafted to Raw alongside “The Bulgarian Brute.”
1. Daniel Bryan
The in-ring return of Daniel Bryan might be the biggest comeback story of 2018. SmackDown Live is a phenomenal show and all, but Bryan’s return would be given a greater spotlight on WWE’s flagship show. Bryan would gain the most exposure over on Raw, considering the show is much more well-known and offers the most amount of air time. A brand switch for Daniel Bryan would drastically change the landscape of the main event scene. A showdown between Bryan and WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar would be inevitable.