It’s a game changer. The WWE Draft is officially underway and that means it is time to shake things up around the company. There are so many wrestlers on the roster but at some point you need to change it up, just for the sake of giving the wrestlers something fresh. That is the case this week, with one major move taking place in the Draft’s very first round.

Since there are so many top level wrestlers on the WWE roster, you need something to tell you just how good they are. In most cases, that can be done though championships. Winning a World Title shows that someone has moved up to the next level and it is a moniker that will be with them for the rest of their careers. On the first night of the Draft, two former World Champions were moved around.

During this week’s SmackDown half of the Draft, Seth Rollins was moved to SmackDown while AJ Styles was sent to Monday Night Raw. This marks the first time that Rollins has been sent to SmackDown while Styles returns to Monday Night Raw after being moved over to SmackDown last year. Styles’ move may be due to issues that he has with Paul Heyman, who returned to SmackDown in August.

Both shows are getting something special. Check out who is going where:

Opinion: These are good moves for everyone involved as Rollins really needed a way out of his feud with the Mysterio Family and Styles can work well with anyone on any show. That’s the point of the Draft: you can make one or two moves and freshen up a lot of things. They did that here with the kind of moves that can do both shows quite a bit of good without hurting either of them.

Which side got the better deal? What should both of them be doing next? Let us know in the comments below.

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