Michael Cole has announced that AJ Styles has officially been traded to WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
Cole added that the trade for Styles will be in exchange for Superstars to be named later as Styles will try to win the Intercontinental Championship on the SmackDown brand.
This is a change from last week when it was said that the reason why Styles is able to appear on SmackDown is because of the “Brand to Brand Invitational” that would allow for Superstars to occasionally appear on the opposite brands.
The move comes as ratings for both Raw and SmackDown have taken a big hit over the last two months as WWE has been forced to run shows at the Performance Center with no fans in attendance.
Presumably, the Superstars that were traded to Raw will be announced in the coming days.