Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2018/04/16/wwe-superstar-shakeup-roster-changes-title-change-on-raw/
Monday’s episode of Raw was the first night of the Superstar Shakeup with roster moves scheduled for both Raw and SmackDown Live this week.
The show from Hartford kicked off with the arrival of United States champion Jinder Mahal and Sunil Singh to the show. Mahal was immediately put into a match with Jeff Hardy and lost the title.
Sasha Banks and Bayley had their match interrupted by The Riott Squad with the three women laying out Banks and Bayley. Ruby Riott, Sarah Logan, and Liv Morgan are all coming to Raw.
There was also an angle on Miz TV where it was explained that Stephanie McMahon has overruled Kurt Angle and signed Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn to Raw, despite fighting for jobs last week and failing. The segment ended with Kurt Angle announcing that The Miz is going to SmackDown Live while Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel are staying on Raw. They also teased Miz going to SmackDown for an eventual program with Daniel Bryan, which is an obvious program if both remain on the same show after this week.
Tyler Breeze and Fandango appeared in a backstage segment with The Bar and issued them tickets.
In a backstage segment with Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey, Natalya was introduced as the latest addition to the women’s roster on Raw and appears to be a babyface after the switch. They acknowledged Rousey and Natalya training together and presented them as friends during the segment.
Dolph Ziggler came out to announce he was back on Raw and was interrupted by Titus Worldwide. Titus offered Ziggler a spot in the group and Ziggler announced he didn’t come to Raw alone, which led to Drew McIntyre storming the ring and attacking Titus and Apollo. The segment ended with Ziggler and McIntyre hitting a combination Zig Zag and Claymore kick to Apollo. McIntyre got a big reaction and the audience chanted his name by the end of the segment.
There was a video feature that ran promoting that Baron Corbin is coming to Raw.
It was announced on WWE.com that Mojo Rawley, Zack Ryder, Mike Kanellis & Chad Gable are being moved over to Raw.
They announced on Instagram that The Ascension have moved to Raw as well.
In the main event ten-men tag, the mystery participant in the match was revealed to be Bobby Roode, who teamed with Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman & Bobby Lashley to face The Miz, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn.