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WWE Smackdown: April 11, 2017 Preview – Possible Draft Picks For Smackdown

‘The Superstar Shakeup’ had been a much-anticipated thing over the whole week. But the presentation was not up to the mark. Twelve Smackdown wrestlers had been drafted to Raw including some of the big names like Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose and Miz.

So who all are expected to be drafted from RAW to Smackdown now? The most obvious pick has to be the United States champion, Kevin Owens. As the Intercontinental champion, Dean Ambrose has been drafted to Raw, there has to be a mid card championship at Smackdown too, which is obviously the United States title.

With Kevin Owens joining the Smackdown roster, who would challenge him for the title? We cannot see any valid competition for him over there right now. Maybe it’s AJ Styles. Of course, AJ Styles and Kevin Owens feuding for the US championship would be an excellent choice.

With Bray Wyatt’s departure to Raw, there has to be a main eventer shifting to Smackdown as well. Who could it be? We could have named Finn Balor but Bray Wyatt teased a feud between him and Finn, also it is quite obvious that Finn is staying at Raw.

Seth Rollins is also staying at Raw. So not much main eventer remains in the Raw to pick from. But they can do one thing to save the main event status of Smackdown; drafting Sheamus and Cesaro to Smackdown and splitting them up. Both are genuine main eventers but they will not get the main event push at Raw but at Smackdown.

With Heath Slater and Rhyno’s departure, we are expecting at least tag team shifting to Smackdown; Gallows and Anderson might just be the team Smackdown need right now. And with AJ Styles on the side, they can reform the bullet club at Smackdown too. With Enzo and Cass not showing up this week, who knows, they might leave Raw too.

For the jobbers, three more jobbers from Smackdown had been drafted to Raw; Curt Hawkins, Apollo Crews and Kalisto. In their place, Smackdown will get some jobbers too. Jinder Mahal is the strongest rumor of them to be drafted to Smackdown, Some more jobbers like Titus O’Neil will surely be drafted to the blue brand.

With Miz’s departure, who would join the mid card frame in his place? We think there is only one choice that can replace him and that Sami Zayn. A feud between Sami and Dolph Ziggler after that would be really amazing.

Moving on to the women, Alexa Bliss and Mickie James joined Raw. So who should line up for Smackdown? We think there is an obvious choice and that is Charlotte Flair. Charlotte joining Smackdown would be a great boost for the Smackdown women’s division. Along with her, Dana Brooke or Emma might join the blue brand too. Or maybe Smackdown do not get two women in place of two as Smackdown already have six more women in their side (counting Eva Marie)

 

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