Owens, Zayn, Riott Squad, Breezango, Roode, and More All Join Raw
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The first-half of WWE's Superstar Shakeup took place on Monday Night Raw last night, and the evening saw several wrestlers typically seen on Smackdown over the past year move over to Raw permanently. Here are a few of the new roster additions fans can look forward to seeing on Raw:
The tag team division has received the fan-favorite team of Tyler Breeze and Fandango. Known as Breezango, this entertaining tag team arrived on last night's edition of Raw and made an immediate impact by defeating Sheamus and Cesaro in the middle of the ring. Now that WWE's "Fashion Police" have joined the Raw brand and have received a major win, it will be interesting to see what the two young wrestlers will be able to accomplish on Monday nights.
As for the women's division over on Raw, veteran WWE wrestler Natalya has been traded over from Smackdown. Natalya has seemingly established a friendship with Ronda Rousey as the former UFC star helped her fight off a beatdown at the hands of Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose on the show last night.
A few other changes to Raw's women's division were made recently. After debuting on Smackdown late last year, the team of Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan, and Sarah Logan have all joined Raw. The Riott Squad made their Raw debuts by ruining a match between Sasha Banks and Bayley during the show, costing both women a chance to win the match in the process.
Despite being fired from Smackdown and both of them losing a match with the chance to earn a job on Raw last week, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens are back on Raw. Much to Raw General Manager Kurt Angle's dissatisfaction, Owens and Zayn revealed that Stephanie McMahon personally decided to hire them back to Raw.
A video package promoting the arrival of Baron Corbin aired during Raw as well, and it has been confirmed that he was also traded to the show.
Lastly, Bobby Roode is now a member of the Raw roster. Roode teamed up with Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley, Finn Balor, and Seth Rollins to defeat the team of The Miz, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn.
The Superstar Shakeup continues on Smackdown tonight with members of the Raw roster scheduled to move to the show on Tuesday nights.