WWE Superstar Shake-Up launches Finn Balor, Bray Wyatt feud
Apr 13 2017 by Johnnie Parsons
The 41-year-old was moved from "Smackdown Live", to "Raw" Monday night as part of the show's "Superstar Shakeup" event which moved wrestlers between the two shows.
Charlotte Flair, Tamina Snuka to SmackDown:SmackDown lost two major female superstars in Alexa Bliss and Mickie James on Monday, but what they received in return, gave major strength to the women's division. It's going to be an exciting night.
This nearly definitely means that Kevin Owens will be going to SMACKDOWN, since Ambrose is the Intercontinental Champion and Owens is the United States Champion.
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AJ Styles, Baron Corbin and Sami Zayn went all-out to secure a future United States Title opportunity in the SmackDown LIVE main event.
Last week, Erick Rowan returned to WWE television after being away for several months due to injury.
This one was met with mixed responses from Bray Wyatt fans. World champion Randy Orton doesn't really do house show tours. After Payback is over, Styles will get his USA title opportunity against Owens, likely as the main event of an episode of SmackDown, or at Backlash if WWE officials need to extend the Wyatt-Orton feud one more month to settle the score once and for all. Bray Wyatt appeared on the tron to cause the distraction.
"The Drifter" wanders to Team Red as Raw Tag Team Champions The Hardy Boyz make their way to the ring.
After the match, Primo and Epico delivered an assault to American Alpha. Alpha's got the bulldog from the top rope but The USOS managed to survive and then proceeded to hit the frog splash after a blind tag to retain their titles.
Last summer, the long-awaited brand split finally happened and the duos of Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley (representing RAW) and Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan (representing SmackDown Live) selected rosters for their respective brands. New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski was present during the match and he threw beer at Mahal before Rawley finished off the match with a stiff straight elbow to the Indo-Canadian wrestler.
Gronk is in the audience again, and he throws a beer in Mahal's face. He featured in a singles contest against Mojo Rawley only to end up losing.
Which Raw Superstars are headed to SmackDown LIVE tonight?
The move brings The Miz to Raw during the hottest time in his career and a key championship to the brand as well.
Tye Dillinger won with the Tye Breaker.
While I like Ziggler as Nakamura's first rivalry, it's unfortunate that he's just going to do another job.
English shows aggression that was lacking in his tag team run, but it didn't stop him from eating a Tye Breaker from the ideal 10. Fans were even chanting "delete" when The Shining Stars made their debuts on Smackdown. Love seeing Dolph Ziggler and Shinsuke Nakamura start a feud as Ziggler will be the best showcase of Nakamura's "strong style".
So maybe tonight wrestlers such as Samoa Joe and The New Day are traded to SmackDown to show that the blue brand, and WWE at large, is serious about showcasing other colors. Smackdown was doing okay with their tag division but The New Day will only be a great foil to the brand's more serious teams.
Champion vs. Champion: Non-Title: Dean Ambrose def. Kevin Owens by pin following Dirty Deeds.