3 WWE Stars SmackDown Can’t Lose in Superstar Shake-Up

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1. AJ Syles

The Face that Runs the Place, AJ Styles has been the biggest star of Smackdown Live since the draft took place in July. Taken second overall by the brand in the draft, Styles quickly became the must-see star on Tuesday nights.

After once again defeating John Cena at Summerslam, Styles went on to win the WWE Championship at the first ever Smackdown Live exclusive pay per view, Backlash, from Dean Ambrose.

Styles would then hold the championship for the next four months putting on some fantastic matches with the likes of Dean Ambrose, Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler. Styles would hold the championship until he lost it to John Cena in a Five Star Classic at the Royal Rumble.

AJ would battle Shane McMahon at WrestleMania this year after he felt that McMahon had screwed him out of being in the main event against Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania. The two opened Mania and had arguably the best match of the night.

After batting his boss at the big show many fans believed that this would be the end for Styles on Tuesdays. However, Styles came out on Smackdown Live next week and confronted McMahon, Styles shook his hand showing him respect and then claimed that he does want to leave Smackdown Live.

WWE should give Styles what he wants and let The Phenomenal One remain on the blue brand. Just like in the case of Nakamura, the blue brand does carry as many stars as the RAW does. Losing Styles would be a huge blow to Smackdown.

Styles could help fill the void that the brand will have when they lose John Cena for the next few months. WWE could also move over Gallows and Anderson to Smackdown and the blue brand could become the home brand on The Club.

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Any way you look at it AJ Styles needs to remain on Smackdown Live.