The Top 5 Brand Changes in the Superstar Shakeup

Soumyadeep Paul
|Published 14/04/2017

The Raw after Wrestlemania is well known for its raucous crowds. On this night, the frenzied members of the WWE Universe do not hold back in showing their emotions. This episode of Raw has given us some spectacular moments and this year was no different with the inter-brand exchange of superstars. Here are the Top 5 Brand Changes in the Superstar Shakeup!

1.Bray Wyatt

The former WWE Champion and the Eater of Worlds, Bray Wyatt was defeated at Wrestlemania by Randy Orton. This brought an end to an intriguing rivalry between the master and protege. However, after his loss at ‘The Ultimate Thrill Ride’, the WWE Universe wondered whats next for Bray.

Bray Wyatt

However, with him moving to Raw, it opens up the possibility of many new feuds brimming. How awesome with a feud with Finn Balor be? The Demon King versus The Face of Fear. Looks like an awesome prospect!


The 4 time Raw Women’s Champion has now fixed her sights on winning the Smackdown Women’s Championship. After suffering a loss at the Fatal Fourway Elimination Match at Wrestlemania, this move to Smackdown seems like the way to go for Charlotte.


This move also opens up possible fights with her longtime NXT nemesis Becky Lynch once again. Moreover, there is definitely a big chance of a showdown with the current champion Naomi.

3.Kevin Owens

Kevin Owens is someone who has taken the WWE landscape by storm ever since he set foot on Raw. From defeating John Cena in his first WWE match to capturing the Universal Championship, he has made an indelible impact. His shot to fame can be compared to only one other superstar, the phenomenal AJ Styles.

Kevin Owens

Now that KO finds his home in Smackdown, expect him to have an epic confrontation with AJ Styles. Moreover, Barron Corbin and the newest member of the roster, Shinsuke Nakamura can also act as perfect opponents for the current US Champion.

4.Dean Ambrose

The Lunatic Fringe continued his reign as the Intercontinential Champion by defeating Barron Corbin at Wrestlemania. Also, with Kevin Owens moving to Smackdown, there was a clear indication that the IC title moves to Raw. The best part of this move is the possibility of a Shield reunion in the coming future.

Dean Ambrose

It looks like Dean Ambrose will restart his rivalry with The Miz for the Intercontinental Title. The only difference is that the championship now rests firmly on his shoulders. Also, expect him to have some amazing matches with Samoa Joe and Finn Balor later on.

5.Sami Zayn

Some men are destined to fight and entertain. This can not be truer than in the case of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. From their hard hitting rivalry at NXT, the feud has spewed over everywhere to now at Smackdown too. Expect another fascinating battle between these two warriors, this time for the coveted US Title.

Sami Zayn - Superstar Shakeup

Also, the fact that Sami Zayn plays the underdog persona so well in the WWE, he could be used as Daniel Bryan’s foil. Moreover, he brings up the possibility of a positive dynamic with the Smackdown Commissioner, Shane Mcmahon.



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Soumyadeep Paul

Soumyadeep Paul

I am Soumyadeep, a sportsman by birth and a MBA by choice. I love to play, watch, follow and analyze sports. Writing is another passion of mine and that is what excites me to be a part of The SportsRush. Please reach out to me for views, comments, bouquets and brickbats.

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