RAW: The other shoe drops tonight

Joshua Waddles
Staff Writer

The other shoe drops tonight about what all will be happening with the superstar shakeup. So far, the best I can come up with is “well, shoot.”

The Miz, Maryse and Dean Ambrose all went to RAW, this was announced very early in the show’s opening last night. Ambrose on RAW, at least right now, leaves open the possibility of a reunion of The Shield, which many fans have been wanting to see for a very long time.

This almost definitely means that Kevin Owens will be going to SMACKDOWN, since Ambrose is the Intercontinental Champion and Owens is the United States Champion. They’re not going to have both mid-level belts on the same show, even if that show is three hours long.

Alexa Bliss and Micky James both moved from SMACKDOWN to RAW. This will definitely be better for them, because they foundered on SMACKDOWN due to the crowded card.

And at the end of Finn Balor’s match, we got a monologue from Bray Wyatt announcing he was moving to RAW and teasing a future feud with Balor.

This one was met with mixed responses from Bray Wyatt fans. On the one hand, a lot of fans wanted to see Wyatt verses Balor since before Balor made his debut to the main roster. But the draw back is that probably means Wyatt will not be winning back the World Championship at Payback (which was announced as the venue for his “House of Horrors” title match against Randy Orton.)

It’s been almost four years since Wyatt made his debut to the main roster. His career has had ups and downs, but fans have been going insane wanting him to have the belt. Well, he got the belt but he only held it for about a month.

More than that, there’s an expectation that creative will not let Wyatt win against the main “faces” of the RAW roster and he will take a back seat to Vince McMahon’s favorite, Roman Reigns.

Brock Lesnar, the current Universal Champion (RAW’s main title) has already challenged Roman Reigns. It is possible that Roman Reigns and/or Lesnar, and also the Universal Title, will be drafted to SMACKDOWN while Wyatt wins the belt and brings it to RAW. That seems like a longshot, but it almost seems possible simply because everyone is nearly 100 percent sure that Wyatt will lose to Orton at Payback. If Wyatt doesn’t win, Payback will get slapped with the “Predictable” label again, and WWE Creative has shown us, from time to time, that they can surprise us.