Last night was the second night of the annual WWE Superstar-Shake-Up and as usual there was some big changes.
It wasn’t made clear Monday night, but last night on SmackDown it appears that Ricochet and Aleister Black are on the RAW roster.
Last night Vince McMahon made his announcement of the biggest SmackDown acquisition in history. Vince named Elias. Roman Reigns came out and interrupted and laid out Vince and Elias claiming SmackDown as his yard.
Below are a list of names that has joined the SmackDown roster:
- Roman Reigns
- Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor
- Lars Sullivan
- Ember Moon
- Kairi Sane (who is part of Paige’s new tag team with Asuka)
- Buddy Murphy
After the show there was some more roster changes announced:
- Liv Morgan
- Mickie James
- Chad Gable
- Apollo Crews
- Heavy Machinery
With these roster moves we saw the break up of The Boss and Hug Connection, Liv from The Riott Squad and Gable and Bobby Roode.
It’s believed that WWE United States Champion Samoa Joe will be sent to RAW later this week as more moves should be added on the WWE website and social media. As noted, Joe was backstage at this week’s RAW in Montreal, but he was very sick and his segment was removed from the show. It’s likely that this was his RAW roster move as Balor brought the WWE Intercontinental Title to SmackDown.
There has been no mention of what brand Nikki Cross will be apart of.