Excited about the 2018 WWE Superstar Shakeup? Wondering which wrestlers will switch brands from SmackDown Live to Monday Night Raw, and vis versa? According to a caller on Wrestling Observer Live, the WWE may have already spoiled what should have been huge surprises relating to the WWE Superstar Shake-up.
According to ever-developing rumor mill, titles will likely switch brands and the rosters will be altered significantly. The caller, on Wrestling Observer Live, claimed to have a WrestleMania program that listed certain superstars on brands that they currently aren’t on, indicating that these superstars are the ones who will switch brands during the Shake-up.
Here are the wrestlers rumored to change brands during the WWE Superstar Shake-up.
1. WWE Champion AJ Styles rumored to move from SmackDown to Raw
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles moving from SmackDown to Raw would simply be ground-breaking. The caller claimed to see Styles featured as a member of the Monday Night Raw roster on a WrestleMania program. If this rumor turns out to be true Monday nights will become phenomenal.
2. Asuka rumored to move from Raw to SmackDown
“The Empress of Tomorrow” Asuka would make an excellent addition to the Monday Night Raw roster. If this rumor/spoiler turns out to be true then Carmella’s days as champion are numbered. Asuka’s arrival would immediately change the landscape of the blue brand’s women’s division. She has a near-perfect win/loss record for a reason. Asuka can really kick ass and take names, but she’ll take no prisoners on Tuesday nights.
3. WWE United States Champion Jinder Mahal rumored to move from SmackDown to Raw
“The Modern Day Maharaja” Jinder Mahal may make Monday nights his new home. If he moves to Raw then they’ll be two mid-card titles on the red brand, which may mean that WWE Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins is heading over to SmackDown to level the playing field.
4. The New Day rumored to move from SmackDown to Raw
The New Day are first-ballot future WWE Hall of Famers. They’d make an excellent addition to any roster they find themselves on. But it looks like it may be time for The New Day to return home to Monday nights. Will Francesca 2 also be drafted? Stay tuned!
5. Finn Balor rumored to move from Raw to SmackDown
It’s pretty obvious that Finn Balor is in dire need of a change. If this rumor is correct then Balor will find a fresh start on the blue brand. “The Demon King” Balor could have excellent matches with nearly everyone on the brand. And considering that SmackDown is “the land of opportunity,” Balor will likely find himself high up on the card very soon once he makes the move.
6. Roman Reigns rumored to move from Raw to SmackDown
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“The Big Dog” Roman Reigns may be on his way to “the land of opportunity.” Reigns has had difficulty rising to the top of the ranks over on Monday Night Raw, especially with “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar sitting atop the perch as champion. Maybe on the blue brand, Reigns will once again rise to the occasion and win his fourth world championship.