WWE started its annual Celebrity Shakeup occasion tonight, and here is a listing of all of the wrestlers newly headed to Monday nights each week for Uncooked. WWE first enacted a “model extension” again in 2002, the yr after WWE purchased each WCW and ECW, vastly increasing its expertise roster. The Uncooked and SmackDown rosters have been reunified in 2011, and stayed that means till 2016, when WWE as soon as once more break up the manufacturers. After all, WWE has all the time performed a bit quick and free with the model extension, generally having folks from one model make shock appearances on the opposite present for no actual purpose apart from to pop a score or enhance buzz round WWE.
AJ Kinds memorably debuted in WWE at Royal Rumble 2016, coming into to an infinite ovation. Whereas he did not win the Rumble match, he could be WWE Champion earlier than the top of the yr. Kinds has been on the SmackDown roster because the revival of the model break up in 2016, and has been WWE Champion for fairly a little bit of that point. SmackDown has come to be referred to as the home that AJ Kinds constructed, and so far as the present model of the present goes, it is arduous to disagree with that declare.
As of Monday’s episode of WWE Uncooked although, Kinds is formally now not a member of the SmackDown roster, and has been moved over to Uncooked. He served because the thriller tag group accomplice in Uncooked’s essential occasion six-man tag group match, competing alongside Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins in opposition to the group of Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin, and Bobby Lashley. Kinds received the match by pinning Lashley after hitting him with The Phenomenal Forearm.
AJ Kinds wasn’t the one massive identify to make the soar from SmackDown to Uncooked. Additionally arriving on Monday nights was Rey Mysterio, who attacked Elias, earlier than being decimated by Lars Sullivan, additionally now a part of Uncooked. The Miz additionally jumped manufacturers, attacking rival Shane McMahon with a chair within the course of. One other massive transfer was The Usos, who simply final week misplaced the SmackDown Tag Group Championships to Matt and Jeff Hardy. Most likely not coincidentally, Jimmy Uso’s spouse and former SmackDown Girls’s Champion Naomi appeared later within the present.
In a transfer that is riled up many followers, NXT Tag Group Champions The Struggle Raiders surprisingly moved to Uncooked as a part of the shakeup, and at the moment are billed because the relatively foolish sounding The Viking Expertise. After floating between manufacturers for months, Aleister Black and Ricochet are additionally now formally on Uncooked, fortunately not as The Acrobatic Expertise. One other duo added to Uncooked is Andrade and his supervisor Zelina Vega, whereas Cedric Alexander heads over from 205 Reside, and EC3 settled into Uncooked simply lengthy sufficient to get destroyed by Braun Strowman. Eric Younger appears to have been stripped of his Sanity teammates in the course of the transfer to Uncooked for some purpose. Final however not least, Lacey Evans continued her pursuit of Becky Lynch, now particularly for the Uncooked Girls’s Championship.
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