The speculations of WWE possibly having a big trade even after the Draft is officially over, came true. One of the veteran women’s champions from the current roster, Alexa Bliss will have a new home on SmackDown instead of Monday Night Raw. Originally, the USA Network officials picked her on the third round to be a member of Raw which she always was since 2017. But it looks like there was a change in plan amongst the backstage officials as Little Miss Bliss will have to go back to the brand she debuted, three years ago.
WWE released an official statement regarding Alexa Bliss heading to SmackDown as noted on WWE Backstage preview on FOX,
“During a special preview edition of WWE Backstage following Game 3 of the ALCS on FS1 Tuesday night, WWE COO Triple H joined host Renee Young, WWE Hall of Famer studio analyst Booker T, Christian and Paige from the WWE Performance Center to make the huge announcement that former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross have officially been traded to the SmackDown roster. Catch more of WWE Backstage when it makes its official premiere during its regular timeslot on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 11 p.m. ET on FS1.”
— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) October 16, 2019
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross were involved in a feud against Asuka and Kairi Sane who took away the women’s tag team championships from them. The newly turned heel duo is staying on the Raw roster which means the existing rivalry is coming to an end. The reigning tag champs will look forward to having new challenges in weeks to come with The Goddess and her partner moving to a different brand. Also, it will be interesting to see whether WWE trade backs a couple of superstars on Raw in return of Alexa Bliss and her tag partner.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) October 16, 2019
The overall feedback from 2019 Draft is not good at all as the fans did not get any big surprises during the two-night affair. Spoilers were already out regarding the possible switches which appeared to be true, mostly. The viewership also took a big dip in comparison to the earlier week which was billed as a season premiere week. So the move of trading Alexa Bliss might be a sudden one to rectify the blunder and so to gauge some interest among the fans. We expect more clarifications about the trade when SmackDown airs this Friday night.