The first ever Superstar Shakeup is tonight and, honestly, we’re not sure what to make of the whole thing. It should be an interesting three hours as WWE does something different. Let’s see who badly needs a brand change.
Follow WrestleNewz’s Joe on Twitter at @JosephLisnow I was a bit shocked that DIY didn’t debut on the main roster with The Revival. Whether as a team or singles action in the cruiserweight division, DIY always gets the crowd going. NXT does a decent job with their tag team division and now they need to transition their progress on TV. DIY are my favorites from NXT to join SmackDown. At lest one female superstar is being sent over to SmackDown. Almost everyone makes sense, with Sasha Banks getting the nod since she has no role at the moment. Let Bayley finish her angle with Charlotte and then move onto Nia Jax. Instead of having Banks sits on the side waiting for a heel turn, let her show SmackDown why she’s “The Boss” not matter what show. There’s nothing left for Sami Zayn to do on RAW. He showed so much heart feuding with Kevin Owens, battling the then unstoppable Braun Strowman and even got to work with Mick Foley. SmackDown is about showcasing talent while RAW is more for the entertainment value. We will see if SmackDown is the place where Sami can secure some WWE gold. New Day remains humorous, though their gimmick has slowed over the past year. A fresh start could be what SmackDown needs for their tag team division. It’s basically The Usos and American Alpha right now, with neither team too impressive. News is Kofi Kingston is hurt, but that’s why they’re a stable of three. Kofi will just play the manager role until his ankle heals. Anything is better than what’s going on with Dolph Ziggler right now—which is basically nothing. He goes from challenging the title, to switching between face and heel, and now he’s losing to Kalisto. I have no clue if Ziggler has heat, but hopefully everything changes starting next week.