How The WWE Superstar Shake-Up Fared On The Superstars
Top 5 changes that we are most excited about!
Rusev is currently the most underused superstar on the entire roster. The guy doesn’t only have in-ring potential but is a great character actor – as we got to see through his brief but hilarious stint as Handsome Rusev. While his feud with Enzo & Cass was entertaining, it wasn’t a hi-calibre feud that Rusev is built for. With our man moving to Smackdown Live, multiple opportunities for interesting feuds and even a possible title run could be possible. Randy Orton is without a challenger after Wyatt moved on to RAW, and it would make matters really interesting if Rusev is given a push via that No. 1 contender spot for the title, once he returns.
4. ALEXA BLISS
Alexa Bliss has been THE breakout star from the last batch of NXT graduates to come up to the main roster. Ever since her arrival on Smackdown Live, Bliss has managed to carve out a space for herself on s somewhat crowded SD Women’s division, by building a character that people love to watch. She was rewarded with two title runs the last of which ended at Mania at the hands of a returning Naomi. Having conquered the SD Women’s division, Alexa has her sights now set on the RAW division and title, with potential feuds with Bayley and Sasha Banks only bringing out the best in Lil’ Miss Bliss!
The queen of the women’s division had an amazing run as RAW women’s champion for most of last year. She had some of the best feuds in the history of the WWE women’s division with Sasha Banks. Having fulfilled her potential in RAW, Charlotte comes to Smackdown Live with a whole host of potentially fresh feuds with the likes of Naomi, Natalya and old mate Becky Lynch.
2. SAMI ZAYN
Sami Zayn has truly been the underdog of the WWE. Never being used to his full potential, the man has however played an important part in several high profile feuds on RAW, including ones with Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe (not forgetting his eternal feud with former best friend Kevin Owens). Moving to Smackdown Live was a shift that was always going to happen for Zayn. Zayn is in fact, a typical Smackdown superstar like AJ Styles, who can literally carry the show on his shoulders if booked correctly. He hasn’t been in a one-on-one title feud for quite some time now, so a much deserving opportunity to be pushed in the US or WWE title picture is something we might get to see – more sooner than we think.
1. BRAY WYATT
2017 saw Bray Wyatt finally getting that prized achievement he has always been deserving of – a coveted title run, which came to an abrupt albeit expected end at Mania. Having being ousted by Randy Orton as the best of the Smackdown Live roster, Bray finds himself moving to RAW where he initiated a very very interesting feud with Finn Balor. This could end up being a great move for Wyatt who we could potentially see facing the current Universal champion, Brock Lesnar, with whom the Eater of Worlds has had runs-ins in the past.
While these few have gotten the best out of this shake-up there are others who seem to have gotten the worse end of the deal.
Rhyno and Heath Slater can hardly be considered for a championship run against the likes of far superior tag teams like The Hardys, The Club and Sheamus & Cesaro. The likes of Sin Cara and Kurt Hawkins will continue to be as irrelevant as ever in their respective new shows.
It is therefore certain that in the weeks that follow, the WWE has made their best efforts to present us with fresh feuds and new action, keeping both shows highly entertaining and equally competitive.
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