AJ Styles, possibly the most popular WWE Superstar right now, may move from SmackDown Live to Raw, when a superstar shakeup takes place after WrestleMania 34.
AJ Styles have been an integral part of SmackDown Live since the second major Brand Split happened. Being a huge part of SmackDown’s success over its high voltage competitor Raw, AJ Styles has carried the brand on his shoulders. He often calls SmackDown Live ‘ The House that AJ Styles Built ‘.
AJ Styles have won the WWE Championship twice since joining SmackDown Live! He won it once by Defeating Dean Ambrose, but later lost it to John Cena. Styles later won the title for the second time by defeating Jinder Mahal at a SmackDown episode at England. He is the current WWE Champion.
Rumors suggest that Styles is being considered to be a major star of Monday Night Raw, the show that Vince McMahon prefers. So, He will join the red show at Superstar Shakeup.
Shinshuke Nakamura, a SmackDown star, won the Royal Rumble and challenged AJ Styles for his title. It is rumored that Styles will lose his title clean to Nakamura at Wrestlemania, and will then lose in a rematch at Backlash.
The superstar shakeup is also planned to be held at the above mentioned Backlash pay-per-view, which will, incidentally, mark the return of dual branded pay-per-view concept.
If AJ Styles is traded to Monday Night Raw, Smackdown is sure to get a huge superstar in return. Now, who could be that superstar? Potentially, it could be Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose or even Jeff Hardy.
Still, AJ Styles will take on Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens in a fatal five way match for the prized WWE Championship.
Let’s see if WWE takes away the key of SmackDown’s success and brings him to Raw.