The Celebrity Shake-Up is the place the WWE sows seeds for the remainder of the yr, swapping expertise between Monday Night time RAW and SmackDown Stay provides the chance for recent matchups and storylines.
The 2-night occasion will start Monday, April 15 with Monday Night time RAW. The panorama of the WWE received’t be the identical after this week.
Who will swap reveals? What names will likely be called-up from NXT? There’s a variety of potentialities for Shake-Ups, however listed here are the 5 strikes the WWE ought to make.
THE CLUB REUNITE ON RAW
In “concepts that in all probability received’t occur” territory, the WWE bringing The Membership collectively as a faction on Monday Night time RAW may very well be a incredible concept. Finn Balor is Intercontinental Champion on RAW and he ought to stick round, however bringing AJ Types, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows over to Monday would signify a seismic shift in that present’s roster.
Anderson and Gallows are reportedly not proud of their placement on the roster and at present don’t plan to re-sign with the corporate, however making them a focus on this new faction might change their thoughts. To not point out their presence on RAW would elevate the tag group division like The Usos would.
As for AJ Types, he’s completed every part he can on SmackDown and placing him on RAW with recent new matchups would go a great distance for his legacy in WWE. AJ Types vs Roman Reigns, and AJ vs Seth Rollins are potential matchups that may make for nice tv.
Finn might additionally add a brand new layer to his character, particularly if he and the remainder of The Membership are extra tweeners than faces. We will see a extra cocky model of Balor as an alternative of the smiley, vanilla child face. And simply suppose how cool a Roman/Seth/Usos vs AJ/Finn/Membership feud can be.
THE REVIVAL FOR THE USOS
This one appears the obvious. After The Usos surprisingly dropped the SmackDown Tag Workforce Championships to The Hardy Boyz final week on SmackDown, it appears the loss is to facilitate a transfer to Monday Night time RAW for Jimmy and Jey.
The Usos have completed all they will on the Blue Model, anchoring a Tag Workforce division that’s impressed over the previous few months, however their providers are wanted on RAW the place the division is dangerous – and that’s placing it frivolously.
On the flip aspect, The Revival may benefit from a change of surroundings. They’ve been the very best tag group on RAW for too lengthy and shifting over to SmackDown to face the likes of The Hardy Boyz and The New Day would assist them immensely. It wouldn’t be so dangerous if The Revival stood on RAW to feud with The Usos, although.
BRAUN STROWMAN TO SMACKDOWN
Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe buying and selling blows was a touch on this route, however “The Monster Amongst Males” would profit from a change of surroundings like The Revival. Additionally, Strowman going to a present the place the roster consists of a bunch of athletic, small guys might enhance his in-ring capability and matches. Placing him in a feud with Samoa Joe, who can believably tackle Strowman would do wonders for each males and the U.S. Championship in the event that they placed on basic matches.
Strowman’s momentum on RAW was reduce off when WWE Artistic turned Braun heel and put him in mini-factions that included Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre. It’ll additionally assist Strowman if he’s not on the identical present as Roman Reigns. Though the 2 have nice chemistry within the ring, it’s apparent WWE prefers Roman over Braun, regardless of Strowman’s recognition final yr.
SPLITTING UP ALEISTER BLACK AND RICOCHET
The Aleister Black and Ricochet tag group is likely to be enjoyable, nevertheless it simply doesn’t appear vital. Each males are great singles stars within the making and the Shake-Up is simply the catalyst wanted to place each males on separate reveals.
So who goes the place? With Black’s real-life spouse Zelina Vega on SmackDown Stay, it’ll profit them to stay collectively Aleister has quite a few heels on Tuesday nights he can feud with, together with Andrade, Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura.
Ricochet appears like a Monday Night time RAW man. His model is so flashy and prepared for primetime that he can flourish on the RAW midcard in opposition to the likes of Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, and Elias. That’s to not point out potential bouts with Finn Balor and Seth Rollins.
OVERHAUL WOMEN’S DIVISION
The ladies’s division on each SmackDown and RAW are stable, however they want extra depth. Exterior the same old suspects like Becky Lynch and Charlotte Aptitude, the remainder of the ladies don’t appear to have a lot story or time to work with.
WWE ought to use the Celebrity Shake-As much as do greater than shuffle the decks a bit – Naomi and Asuka going to RAW would put extra of a highlight on each of them – by calling up NXT superstars like Mia Yim, Kairi Sane and Io Shirai. Their additions would do wonders for particular person titles and the brand new Girls’s Tag Workforce Championships, particularly with Ronda Rousey and Nia Jax out injured.
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