Dave Meltzer has confirmed reports from earlier this week about a possible Superstar Shakeup after SummerSlam. There definitely have been talks of roster moves in the fall and some ideas have been proposed. Whether this happens or not is obviously up to Vince McMahon.
One of the things discussed was moving some main roster stars to NXT. Basically, the idea would be to move names that were major stars in NXT but are not being pushed on the main roster or are not doing anything on the main roster and could be better used as major players on NXT shows.
The funny thing is that with the talk of another roster shakeup, they have kind of been moving people around in recent weeks without real explanations. They have explained that John Cena is now a “free agent” and can appear on both Raw and Smackdown Live. Renee Young is now on both shows and there was no explanation given. Jason Jordan was moved for the storyline as Kurt Angle’s son but they never explained if figurehead Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon approved the move and they never got anything in return for him. Also, as we reported earlier this week, Brock Lesnar is being advertised as a special attraction on a couple of Smackdown live events. He will be headlining those shows against Samoa Joe.
Just off the top of my head, here are some names that I think could benefit by moving down to NXT: Aiden English, Apollo Crews, Enzo Amore (let’s face it, he is not going to get a big push now that he is no longer teaming with Big Cass), Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler, Emma, The Colons, Kaliso, The Ascension, Luke Harper, Mickie James, Sami Zayn, and Zack Ryder.
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