Superstar Shake-Up Predictions
Now that we are after WrestleMania it is time for the traditional events for this time of year since the return of the brand split. As Vince use to say every year when he would announce the draft "It's time to shake things up again." Part of the fun of the shake up is discussing which talents will switch brands and which will stay put on the same brand. Admittedly it sort of feels like something has been missing from this brand split and maybe now that they'll have shared PPV's again it will fix that, but as always shaking things up a little bit will really help things feel at least a little new. Now it's prediction time:
Finn Balor: Based on recent events I think that Finn will be moving over to Tuesday nights and the reason for this is that at first I thought Seth would be the big name switching, but after he won the Intercontinental Title that ship has sailed. Also I don't think that Finn will be going alone as Anderson & Gallows will be joining him in the move over to Smackdown Live as all three men could benefit from a change of scenery. Plus it would be very interesting to see Finn on the same brand as not just AJ Styles, but Shinsuke Nakamura and possibly Daniel Bryan as well.
Rusev Day: At this point it is clear that the WWE doesn't really have faith in Rusev or Aiden English even though they are the most over act in the company. Looking at the fact that the company normally brings successful acts to Raw from Smackdown which is the reason I think Rusev Day should move to Raw. But also after selecting that Balor & Good Brothers will move over to Smackdown that means a team will have to slide to Raw. I will throw it out there that if Rusev Day doesn't move than I am going to predict that the future is in doubt for team that always celebrates their holiday.
Sasha Banks: I think that at this point it is time that Sasha slides over to the blue brand after spending almost two years on Raw. I will also through Sarah Logan out there as someone who likely switch with Banks to keep her away from Ronda due to the similar gimmicks they have. The only other thing to bring up is Banks and her ongoing feud with Bayley which would lend to her staying put on Raw, but I think that it is time for her to be on the Blue brand.
Natalya: With me selecting both Sasha Banks and Sarah Logan moving over to the blue brand we need two heels to move over to the red brand. Much like with Banks though I think it might be time for Nattie to switch brands as she has called Smackdown home for the last two years. At this point it would help give Nattie some fresh feuds and shake things up in the Raw Woman's division. Who I think will join Natalya in moving to Raw is probably Naomi for the same reason as Sasha and Natalya just as a way to shake things up.
Though more people will be moving around in the shake up I just wanted to point out some talent that I think are likely to switch as oppose to pointing out everyone. Fact is this will be a big shake-up depending on if they have a long term booking plan for the company, but knowing the company it is doubtful that they have such a plan. This does add just another wrinkle to this times of year and really adds to keeping fans interested for just a little bit longer following WrestleMania.
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