With the Shakeup over and done with, what do our writers think of the Shakeup, as it pertains to RAW?
The Shakeup, just as a one night thing, was one of the better RAWs we’ve had. Better than the post-Mania show, even. As for who came over? It was a pretty good haul. I was surprised that RAW did not add someone like AJ Styles, while someone else (Seth Rollins) stayed put. I could totally see that adjusted either by way of a trade, or in the draft down the road. But, all said and done, I think RAW made out pretty well. Fans were fairly excited by the addition of Alexa Bliss, and even though Charlotte left, I think the RAW women’s division is still stronger for now. I think losing Kevin Owens stings, but I actually think The Miz could soften the blow a bit. All in all, pretty pleased by the changes.
There were some hits, misses, and questionable moves. The Miz will probably get lost in the shuffle of RAW. On SmackDown, The Miz was given a chance to shine and it showed getting a tag team match against John Cena at WrestleMania. The same could happen to Dean Ambrose, though we now have a chance for a short lived Shield reunion. Bray Wyatt just dropped the WWE Championship, so being on RAW could be a chance to get away from the whole Wyatt Family angle. I like Alexa Bliss making the move, but wish Mickie stayed put to help the younger stars on SmackDown. For once, it seems like WWE might actually give Apollo Crews a decent storyline. Kalisto and Curt Hawkins won’t matter. Jobbers are jobbers. Heath Slater & Rhyno works because it slightly changes the RAW tag team picture.