AJ Styles moves over to Raw as the big move of the night during WWE's first night of the Superstar Shake-up.
A night that included The Miz, Andrade, the Usos, Rey Mysterio and others being moved to Mondays, Styles was the shocker of the evening as he joined Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins to face Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, and Drew McIntyre to close the show.
The performer who, since the brand split, was known as the man who built SmackDown Live was no longer on the blue brand. He held the WWE title for over 370 days and now he'll be one of the main-eventers on Raw each and every week. Not just massive news, it has to be considered a huge blow to SmackDown Live and indication a big name will be headed the other way tomorrow night.
Every year, one of the biggest names in the company switches from one night to another. This year, for Raw, Styles is the huge acquisition. He was instrumental in the final bout of the evening, getting the pin with a Flying Forearm on Lashley as Reigns, Rollins and Styles sent Corbin, McIntyre, and Lashley home disappointed. It also proved that his injury from WrestleMania 35 was not terribly serious as he was able to compete just over a week later.
What This Means
For fans that loved the fact Styles was the man on Tuesdays, this isn't great news. But, for members of the WWE Universe who are hoping to see a Club reunion, this might be the first move that makes that possible. While the Good Brothers weren't mentioned as moving from SmackDown Live to Raw, there will be other moves that take place on WWE.com after Tuesday night's show comes to an end. Styles will now be on the same show as Finn Balor (assuming Balor isn't moved) and those two can make magic together if given the opportunity.