WWE: How the Superstar Shakeup Should Have Been

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With the Superstar Shakeup done and over with, now comes a time of reflection. Did WWE make the right choices this year in their mini-draft?

With the end of SmackDown Live comes the end of the WWE Superstar Shakeup. A total 24 superstars were moved between Raw and SmackDown Live, but were they the right ones?

Below is all the Superstars moved. confirmed or otherwise:

SmackDown Live

  • Charlotte Flair
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Kevin Owens
  • Rusev w/ Lana
  • New Day
  • Sami Zayn
  • Sin Cara
  • The Shining Stars
  • Tamina Snuka


  • Alexa Bliss
  • Apollo Crews
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Curt Hawkins
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Heath Slater & Rhyno
  • Kalisto
  • Mickie James
  • The Miz w/ Maryse

A lot of these changes brought about the end of feuds. Why did Shinsuke Nakamura have to come out to The Miz if they weren’t going to feud? Did they just deprive SmackDown’s WWE Championship of contenders? New Day vs The Revival was starting to shape up, now New Day’s on SmackDown.

Opposed to all of those questions, there were positives that came out of it too. Kevin Owen’s might just be booked as a strong heel now. Kalisto might finally be part of the Cruiserweight Division and get some air time (no pun intended). The Raw women’s division might have some diversity now rather than just be Sasha Banks, Bayley, Charlotte, and Nia Jax for the title.

Despite all that though, could the Superstar Shakeup have been better? See this as a ‘what-if’ fantasy booking scenario. Let’s all hope this Superstar Shakeup thing is an annual thing…