With RAW’s side of the Superstar Shake-Up taking place tonight, we will take a look at all of the Superstars that make the jump to RAW.
The A-Lister revived his career on SmackDownLIVE and comes to RAW as a hot babyface. With his feud with Shane McMahon probably over now Miz can move on to work with RAW’s heels like Elias,Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley and when needed can turn heel again to work against Finn Bálor, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins.
Ivar and Eric, formerly Hanson and Rowe as the War Raiders and current NXT Tag Team Champions they are all about fighting and going to battle. Both are behemoths but can move with the speed of cruiserweights. The dangerous tandem add so much to an already deep RAW tag team division and an eventual clash with the AOP has us salivating.
Former Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander makes the jump to RAW from 205Live. Cedric Alexander wowed the crowd so much during the Cruiserweight Classic that the crowd chanted “Please sign Cedric” which Triple H did. He won the title at WrestleMania last year and held the title for 6 months turning away all challengers and putting on great matches along the way. He adds much needed in ring talent to RAW and should improve the product especially if he can get involved in the midcard title scene.
Former NXT Champion Andrade makes the jump from SmackDown. In January he got fans talking after his classic match with lucha legend Rey Mysterio as Andrade proved he’s one of the best in ring workers in the company. Much like Alexander, he adds so much to RAW’s in ring product which has been lacking and an eventual match with Seth Rollins will surely tear the house down. He put himself into contention for the Intercontinental Championship in his debut and breathes some much-needed life into the championship.
WWE legend Rey Mysterio makes the jump from his usual home SDLive to RAW. He follows rival Andrade to RAW so we can expect that feud to continue on the red brand over the next year. Rey is a great utility player as he can slot in at Main Event level or in the midcard if needed.
One of the best tag teams in modern day WWE history. The Usos make the jump just a week after dropping their titles to The Hardyz. This is a good move for The Usos who now have a fresh lineup of teams to play with like The Revival, the newly called up Viking Express and others. A reunion with Big Uce Roman Reigns could also be in their future.
Former SDLive Women’s Champion made the jump alongside her husband. She immediately comes in as one of the only babyfaces on the permanent RAW women’s roster and brings her athleticism and experience to the red brand.
The former leader of Sanity is a wrestling veteran. He can do it all in a ring and is very versatile but excels at making his opponents look good. If used as enhancement talent he can easily help get people over with his great selling.
SmackDownLive is the house that AJ Styles built. Now the man synonymous with SDL makes the jump to RAW for the first time since the brand split returns. In his time on SmackDown Styles became one of it’s most recognizable stars with major feuds against Shane McMahon, John Cena, Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose and a whole host of other top stars as he won the SmackdownLive World Championship twice and the US Championship twice.