WWE Superstar shake-up – All the roster changes of RAW and Smackdown LIVE

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If you ever wanted to jump into the world of professional wrasslin’ and the WWE in particular, then this week was the freshest of starts for the longest running form of episodic entertainment on the planet. With Wrestlemania in the rearview mirror, RAW and Smackdown LIVE kicked off the post-Mania era with the annual Superstar Shake-Up.

Sports entertainers were traded between shows, new rivalries were formed and tag teams were broken up. Who’s going where however? Here’s the full list from the WWE:

Smackdown LIVE superstars going to RAW:

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  • Chad Gable
  • Zack Ryder
  • Mojo Rawley
  • Baron Corbin
  • Natalya
  • The Riot Squad of Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan
  • Breezango AKA Tyler Breeze and Fandango
  • The Ascension AKA Konnor and Viktor
  • Mike Kanellis
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Sami Zayn
  • Kevin Owens
  • Bobby Roode

In addition to those transfers, NXT’s latest graduates were also called up to the main RAW roster:

  • Ember Moon
  • No Way Jose
  • Drew McIntyre
  • The Authors of Pain AKA Akam and Rezar

And here’s the list of RAW stars headed to Smackdown LIVE:

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  • The Miz
  • Jeff Hardy (United States Champion)
  • Sonya Deville
  • Mandy Rose
  • Samoa Joe
  • Big Cass
  • Asuka
  • Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson
  • The Bar AKA Sheamus and Cesaro 
  • R-Truth

Much like RAW, Smackdown LIVE also has a few NXT graduates:

  • The IIconics AKA Peyton Royce and Billie Kay
  • SAnitY AKA Killian Dain, Eric Young and Alexander Wolfe
  • Andrade “Cien” Almas
  • Zelina Vega

That’s a whole lot of transfers! Expect plenty of fierce new competition, feuds and championship races to erupt throughout the year, as the rosters acclimate themselves to their new environments. If you’re looking to see some of this action in person, well then I hope you have an awesome time at the WWE Live events being held throughout the country this year. I’ll be at the Jozi event on Saturday, so come say hi when you see Braun Strowman use me as a makeshift chair when he clobbers some unlucky sod with my dense frame.

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Last Updated: April 18, 2018

Darryn Bonthuys

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