The closest thing WWE has to the start of a new season is the Superstar Shake-up after WrestleMania.
Feuds are refreshed, and the rosters get an influx of new talent from NXT and superstars returning from injury. There will also be some superstars coming to Monday nights from SmackDown Live. Here are five superstars (or teams) that should make the jump over to Monday Night RAW.
The trio of Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe, and Killian Dain have not been used properly on SmackDown Live. Heck, they’ve barely been used at all. Last time they were on television was as some of Shane McMahon’s henchmen in his feud with the Miz. Sanity have been NXT tag team champions before, and put on some show-stealing matches in the developmental brand. Switching them over to RAW and adding them to a tag team division that needs some more established bodies would give them an opportunity to get more television matches.
2. Rey Mysterio
The legendary Mysterio was vanquished at WrestleMania by Samoa Joe in under a minute. Mysterio has had lots of dream matchups on SmackDown with Joe and Andrade. If he doesn’t have much time left as a full-time performer, have Mysterio move over to RAW to have some more dream matches. Battles with Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, and Sami Zayn await on Monday nights.
3. The Miz
This could be seen as controversial, but Miz should take a break away from the blue brand. Miz is at the hottest he’s been as a babyface, and a switch to RAW could allow him to flourish. RAW is in need of some solid mid-card babyfaces and Miz could fill that role. Keeping Miz away from Daniel Bryan for another match-up down the road would be better than rushing into it. This move also allows the insufferable Shane McMahon to claim that Miz is running from him, which would add to his detestability.
4. Fabulous Truth
The masters of the “seven second dance break” are a fun part of SmackDown Live. On the shorter two-hour show, their segments feel like they take up precious time for other matches or segments. On RAW, they’d be a more welcome break on the show. Plus, adding Carmella to the women’s division on RAW would be a change of competition for the Wrestlemania Women’s Battle Royal winner.
5. Randy Orton
It’s time for Orton to RKO his way over to Monday night. After being toppled by A.J. Styles at WrestleMania, Orton should turn his attention to cutting down some of the young guns on the RAW roster. Having him take exception to a new NXT call-up (like an Aleister Black) would give a simple and effective feud for the veteran Orton and whatever young indy wrestler has drawn his ire.
Let us know what you think of our picks. Obviously there are many talented superstars who could make the move to Monday nights. Who do you think is most likely to move to the flagship show?