Friday, October 30, 2020

Reported Reason Major Angle Was Moved From RAW To Smackdown

A major angle was moved from RAW to Smackdown in the WWE Draft.

During the 2020 WWE Draft, a big angle from Monday Night RAW was moved to Friday Night Smackdown. The Rey Mysterio-Seth Rollins feud that also involves Murphy and the Mysterio family has switched brands.

The move leaves Smackdown with several key angles: Roman Reigns as the Tribal Chief, Mysterio-Rollins, and Bayley-Sasha Banks. Daniel Bryan is also set to return to Smackdown on tonight’s show.

- Advertisement -

According to a recent report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the reason WWE has these big angles on Smackdown and not RAW is that they have more motivation to keep Fox happy than the USA Network.

“It was noted to us by one key person in WWE that having the three big angles all on Smackdown was on purpose because Raw is a lock on USA no matter what because they need the show or USA Network collapses in the ratings,” wrote Dave Meltzer. “FOX doesn’t need Smackdown.”

RAW does still has several big angles on the show. After the draft, the Bray Wyatt and Alexa Bliss angle was moved to Monday nights. The Retribution angle with Mustafa Ali as the leader of the group (and T-Bar on social media) is also a major angle exclusive to RAW. Braun Strowman, AJ Styles, and Matt Riddle all moved to RAW from Smackdown as well.

Trending Articles

Becky Lynch Shows Off Baby Bump In Shadow Photo

Becky Lynch decided it was time to show off the first photo of her baby bump as she’s expecting her first child...

WWE NXT Halloween Havoc Results (10/28): Two Title Matches, McAfee’s Faction

The October 28, 2020 episode of WWE NXT aired live on the USA Network from Orlando, Florida at the Capitol Wrestling Center. 

WWE Shortens Matt Riddle’s Ring Name

Weeks after being drafted to WWE's Raw brand, Matt Riddle is the latest WWE wrestler to have his name shortened. Matt Riddle...

Bully Ray: “I Do Not Want The Hollywood Version of The Rock in this Roman Reigns Storyline”

WWE Hall of Famer and co-host of SiriusXM's Busted Open Radio Bully Ray recently commented on the Roman Reigns main event run...

Update On Chelsea Green’s Main Roster Call Up

Chelsea Green's last official match was on May 27th, 2020. She teamed with Charlotte Flair on NXT and defeated the team of...

Latest Wrestling News

Mark Jindrak Says “Boring” Triple H Should Have Been Kicked Out Of Evolution

On an episode of the WWE Network's "Ruthless Aggression" series focussed on Evolution, Triple H stated that both he and Ric Flair...

Paige ‘Cannot Deal’ With WWE Anymore: “I Broke My Neck Twice For This Company”

Paige is not happy with WWE's recent policy of assuming ownership of the Twitch accounts owned and operated by members of its...

Reported Reason Why WWE Shortened Matt Riddle’s Name

Matt Riddle is now just Riddle in WWE. The news was revealed yesterday and his name was officially changed on WWE.com. According...

AJ Styles Releases Statement On “Suspending” His Twitch Stream

WWE's 3rd Party ban has gone into effect for Twitch channels owned and operated by members of its roster. AJ Styles released...

WWE & Netflix Reach “Groundbreaking Deal” For Vince McMahon Documentary

WWE and Netflix have reached a "groundbreaking deal" to produce & release a new multi-part documentary on the life WWE Chairman & CEO Vince...

MLW Fusion Restart Announced For November 18th

Major League Wrestling's #TheRestart campaign has come to a head. In a video released Thursday night, it was revealed that MLW Fusion...

WWE Shortens Matt Riddle’s Ring Name

Weeks after being drafted to WWE's Raw brand, Matt Riddle is the latest WWE wrestler to have his name shortened. Matt Riddle...

WWE Reports Strong Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results

WWE released its Q3 2020 financial results Thursday afternoon. Visit Corporate.WWE.com for the full breakdown, with more detailed financial data.