This week on SmackDown Live, more than fifteen names were added to the roster. Some of these names were moved over from Monday Night Raw while several of them were brought up from NXT. One of the names had already been announced on Monday Night Raw, but that name wasn’t there tonight. Here are the names, grouped together by where they came from and/or when they were announced.
From Monday Night Raw
Jeff Hardy (United States Champion)
Anderson and Gallows
Sanity (Killian Dain, Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe)
Andrade Cien Almas w/Zelina Vega
This was one of the bigger ones.
Opinion: I’m rather pleased with this set of names as it looks like SmackDown came out on top, at least on the surface. A lot of the new names are being put into the right places and that makes things a lot brighter on Tuesday night. There are big names moving over from Raw and that makes some stuff feel like it matters on SmackDown for a change. Of course there’s the chance that this goes nowhere, but just having Almas, Vega and Sanity on the main roster is a step in the right direction.
Which name makes the biggest impact? Who do you think will have the most success? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 26 wrestling books. His latest book is the WWE Grab Bag.
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