WrestleMania has come and gone, and man, what a week it was. What was even more shocking than WrestleMania, was the Post-WrestleMania RAW and SmackDown Live.
We got to see the Hardy Boyz defend their belts, Finn Balor return, Kurt Angle get named the new General Manager, and the debuts of the Revival, Tye Dillinger, and Shinsuke Nakamura.
However, what really has people talking is Vince McMahon’s huge announcement on RAW. He announced that on the next RAW, there will be a Superstar shakeup.
No details have been explained, but its blatantly obvious that Superstars will be switching brands. Now, the only questions that remain are who will be moving where, and why?
Regardless of who goes where, this shakeup will help create new programs with fresh rosters and feuds. It’s exciting to think of all of the new potential match ups top Superstars like AJ Styles or Seth Rollins could have on the opposite brand.
Some Superstars need this shakeup more than others. Some of the top acts have gotten stuck in dead-end and stale programs, while the lack of depth of the roster hasn’t presented other Superstars to break out.
This could all change with the Superstar Shakeup, and here are the 5 Superstars that need it the most.
5. Dolph Ziggler
Dolph Ziggler recently posted a picture on Instagram with a hat that said “I used to be over”, and that just speaks volumes for where his career is at right now.
After a truly epic rivalry with The Miz over the Intercontinental Championship, Dolph Ziggler fell into obscurity once he lost the belt for the last time to The Miz. With no direction, Dolph Ziggler pulled off a well overdue heel turn.
The only problem was that he turned on the very poorly received babyface, Kalisto. By torturing, blindsiding, and attacking Kalisto and Apollo Crews, Ziggler got bigger babyface pops than when he was a babyface.
This feud really just dragged Ziggler lower down the card, and he has no logical foes other than the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner, Mojo Rawley. Now, that doesn’t sound any more appealing than feuding than Apollo or Kalisto because none of these guys are really over with the crowd or credible opponents.
If the likes of Sami Zayn, Tye Dillinger, or other popular babyfaces began to run programs with The Showoff, Dolph could get legitimate heat for his menacing actions towards these beloved wrestlers. Then, he can begin to get some momentum as a heel and climb up the ranks on either SmackDown LIVE or RAW.
It was very odd to see WWE turn Ziggler heel when there were already far more heels than faces on the roster, so that could have stifled his potential to break out as a key heel on the roster. However, the addition of some more babyfaces will help to even out the lopsided roster that lacks in depth, and this will inevitably help all of the heels run some fresh programs with some new talent.
New talent is something that Dolph Ziggler definitely needs to rebirth his heel character.
If this Superstar Shakeup can’t help get his career back off the ground, it may be time for Dolph Ziggler to retire and pursue that comedy career for real this time. Let’s keep hoping for the positive outcome for Dolph, though.