This coming Monday and Tuesday, WWE will be undergoing a ‘Superstar Shakeup’. While details are minimal about what this means, we know that superstars will be moving from Raw to Smackdown and vice versa.
One of the biggest things that needs fixing right now in WWE is the state of the Smackdown tag team division. As of writing, the blue brand currently has two top-tier teams (The Uso’s and American Alpha) and a whole host of teams who rarely win.
The Raw tag division on the other hand is in a different league. They boast the legendary Hardy Boyz, as well as a plethora of top teams including The New Day and Anderson/Gallows.
With the upcoming tweaks to the rosters, it is probably time that we see some Raw teams make their way over to the other side and make that division stronger and on par with what we see on Monday nights.
There has been a lot of talk about the longest-reigning WWE Tag Team Champions in history, The New Day, being moved to Smackdown and strengthening the tag division there, but there is definitely a case to be made for them to stay put on Raw.
The team (or teams) that move to Smackdown Live is heavily dependent on whether or not AJ Styles is drafted to Raw or not. If he is, then the team to move should probably be The New Day or Enzo and Big Cass. This allows The Club to reunite on Raw and cause some havoc.
If the Phenomenal One is to stay on the blue brand, then without a doubt the team who should move is Anderson and Gallows. They are high calibre workers and the history and chemistry they have with Styles is a licence to print money in multiple programs with top stars and tag teams on Smackdown.
While it may not be a complete fix just to trade a team or two over to Smackdown, it will certainly go a long way in rebuilding what has become the weakest link on the largely entertaining show. The onus is still on creative to invest in storylines, and teams like The Uso’s and American Alpha to carry the workload and put in strong performances.
What team do you think will be able to get Smackdown Live’s tag division to the next level?