The 2017 WWE Superstar Shake Up has come and gone, and the landscapes of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live have no doubt been dramatically changed. Some superstars who jumped ship were expected, some unexpected, and some needed, but there are a few superstars who should’ve changed brands in order to shake up their own careers. Here are 4 WWE Superstar Shake Ups That Should’ve Happened:
1. American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable) to Raw
American Alpha dominated the SmackDown tag team division during their time there, and a draft to Raw would’ve be a nice change of pace for the dynamic duo. Think of the great matches they could’ve have with the likes of Cesaro and Sheamus or The Hardy Boyz, and guaranteed match of the year candidate battles with old rivals, The Revival, plus with Kurt Angle as General Manager, we could’ve finally seen Angle mentor Gable and Jordan like we’ve always wanted. Sadly it just wasn’t meant to be this time around.
2. The Club (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) to SmackDown
Keep The Shining Stars, we’d take The Club to the blue brand any day. Raw’s tag team division is white hot with The Hardy Boyz, The Revival and Enzo & Big Cass on board, while SmackDown’s have somewhat suffered in recent weeks. However the addition of Gallows and Anderson would’ve been the jump-start the division needed. Now The New Day being sent to SmackDown was a great move, but it would’ve been a lot better for Gallows and Anderson to make the jump, where they could have ran roughshod over the division and dominated it like only they can. Plus having them on the same brand as AJ Styles would’ve nearly guaranteed The Club’s dominance of Tuesday nights. A change of scenery just isn’t going to happen as of yet for the good brothers.
3. Erick Rowan to Raw
Erick Rowan made his surprise return to SmackDown a few weeks ago, siding with Bray Wyatt in his feyd with WWE Champion Randy Orton and keeping The Wyatt Family alive for a little longer. Sadly this went nowhere, as Wyatt made his debut on Raw this past Monday night, leaving Rowan all alone on big blue. Rowan should have followed his leader to Raw, as he probably won’t do much else without being by Wyatt’s side, which regardless is an absolute waste of Rowan’s talent. At least as Bray’s heavy he could be on television every week and be involved in relevant storylines. Only time will tell how Rowan will do on his own.
4. Samoa Joe to SmackDown
After his incredible surprise debut, Samoa Joe hasn’t really done much on the main roster other than beat up Sami Zayn, and a jump to SmackDown could’ve helped The Samoan Submission Machine establish himself as a force to be reckoned with in WWE. Fans everywhere have been dying to see Joe take on AJ Styles inside a WWE ring, and possible clashes with the likes of John Cena and Randy Orton, as well as a rivalry renewed with Shinsuke Nakamura, there could have been countless stellar matches that would’ve lit up the main event scene on the blue brand. Oh well, here’s hoping Joe finds his niche on Monday nights.
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