WWE Talk: Bullet Club, Matt Hardy, and what is the superstar shake-up?
- Author: Stacy Houston Apr 13, 2017,
Apr 13, 2017, 2:00
With his House of Horrors Match against new Raw Superstar Bray Wyatt at WWE Payback looming, WWE Champion Randy Orton looked to make a statement against Wyatt's disciple, Erick Rowan, on SmackDown LIVE. The New Day going to Smackdown makes flawless sense. Be sure to join us for complete Smackdown Live and Superstar Shakeup coverage beginning at 8pm EST tonight! They could just turn AJ Styles, but all signs are that he's earmarked for "Raw", so giving Roman a fresh coat of paint to allow people to forgive him for retiring Undertaker seems like the best case. Below is a new campaign ad for the former WWE Champion, who will be running as a Republican.
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens have been linked for nearly the entirety of their wrestling careers, and that should continue over the next year. Does he get lost in the mix on RAW? He should be a much bigger priority on Tuesday nights than he ever was on Raw, and his wife Lana also appears to be branching out on her own in the women's division. You can argue its political, but even so, Smackdown is able to engage more throughout the entirety of their card than the top-heavy Raw. That's okay I guess, but I hardly think that would be a worthy first pay per view match. The easiest way to do that is if both are on RAW so that'll necessitate the Doctor of Thugnomics leaving the blue brand.
Solution: Send Dolph Ziggler there to be the top star for a few months, along with new singles wrestler Aiden English and failed experiment Apollo Crews.
The rise of NXT and the WWE Network started changing things but it wasn't until the build of Wrestlemania 33 that I noticed the true shift. The idea being that Superstars will switch from Raw to Smackdown to create new matchups and feuds, which makes sense.since you can't redraft those who have already been drafted, I suppose.
Rob Gronkowski threw a beer at a WWE wrestler on SmackDown
WWE's SmackDown Live was in Boston Tuesday night, and the 27-year-old made another appearance at a WWE event. You see, this feud actually started at WrestleMania when Mahal threw a drink in Gronk's face.
The Tag Team division is getting a little less booty with The New Day. A loss to Owens (being a former Universal champion, himself) wouldn't drop his stock that much. "I fell in love with pro wrestling because of WWE, so, of course, someday, if I have a chance to go, whatever that timing may be, I think that's something I'd definitely like to do in my career". I also believe The Revival would be better served with the smaller teams of "SmackDown", because "Raw" is mostly bruisers like Cesaro, Sheamus, Gallows and Anderson.
However, there are still plenty of bright spots on the roster with the biggest one being AJ Styles still wearing blue, setting up a dizzyingly hyped match with Shinsuke Nakamura down the line.
WWE has been it's most entertaining in some time post-Wrestlemania this year, and tonight's Superstar Shakeup could be a strong catalyst for keeping that momentum rolling into the summer. After their loss, Gable and Jason Jordan are attacked by the Shining Stars, who seem to have a newfound aggression.