It was the second night of WWE’s Superstar Shake-Up with gaps to fill following the departure from a number of SmackDown superstars to Raw and it has to be said it the blue brand have got the best of the shake-up.
To the surprise of no one and the joy is Finn Balor has taken his Intercontinental title to Tuesday nights. It’s going to be interesting if he’ll be dropping the belt at the next Pay-Per-View so the IC title stays on Raw or Samoa Joe will move to Raw and the US championship will become the Red brands midcard title.
The other moves were in the best for the wrestlers, I’m glad to see Ember Moon switch to the blue brand because she can become the face of the women’s division on Smackdown. However, she will face competition from Bayley, who stated she’s on SD as a singles wrestler.
For the women’s tag division, Paige came out as she’ll be the manager for the of Asuska and Kairi Sane, which is great and will be the next tag champions and it helps concrete that Smackdown will be the home of women’s wrestling because that roster is mega strong.
Following dropping the Cruiserweight championship, Buddy Murphy has left 205 live to go to team blue and it’s going to be interesting in what they’ll do with the Aussie. I won’t be surprised if he becomes part of a tag team.
Murphy has a couple of options, if they do go that route, as Chad Gable is back on Smackdown and I really hope they do that to Gable as he’s got the potential to be the next Kurt Angle and given a great singles run and be involved in the IC title picture.
The other choice of the Aussie’s partner is Apollo Crews and turn him heel because I don’t know what he’ll be doing otherwise.
Speaking of tag teams, with a massive Usos size hole left in Smackdown it was filled by Otis and Tucker of Heavy Machinery and I’m sure they’ll be feuding with The Bar in no time.
Joining an already strong women’s division Mickie James will be there building up talent and it was a surprise that Liv Morgan was spilt from the Riott Squad.
She wrote a post on Instagram and I hope this means good things. I’m excited to see how she does a singles wrestler and if she goes through a character change.
The situation of Lars Sullivan has gotten weird as it was thought he was a Raw superstar, but now WWE is saying he’s a Smackdown guy now. Which is fine, having a monster on the blue brand is the smart move as Raw has about three massive guys.
Finally, Elias going to Tuesday nights is great because he can be the top heel on the company (or at least when Daniel Bryan isn’t around) and could be involved in the WWE title scene shortly.
Or we’ll be more likely to see a feud with R-Truth.
The final superstar to move and it has to be said it’s because of the move to Fox and have Roman Reigns have a fresh start on Smackdown is great for everyone.
The big dog will help usher the brand to Fox and it’s more than 90% certain it’ll be as champion and what this move does is end the idea of a mini Shield on Raw every week so now Rollins will be on his own when defending the Universal title.
Again, Smackdown won over the two nights and Fox has a great brand coming to them with Reigns being their top guy and having the strongest women’s division.