There has to be a big one. With the Superstar Shakeup at the halfway point on Tuesday afternoon, WWE announced that Vince McMahon would be appearing on SmackDown Live to announce what was described as the biggest acquisition in the history of the show. That brought up a lot of questions, as it wasn’t clear who would be the big name coming over to the blue brand. With the show over, now we know.
McMahon came out to end this week’s SmackDown Live and announced Elias as the big acquisition. The night wasn’t over though as Roman Reigns came out and laid Elias out with a Superman Punch, making him a member of the SmackDown Live roster as well. This is Elias’ first time as a member of the SmackDown Live roster. Reigns wrestled regularly on SmackDown as a member of the Shield before the two rosters were separate.
Reigns wasn’t happy with the boss. Check out both SmackDown Live debuts:
Opinion: That’s the kind of moment that was needed to end the show, though I’m not sure how great of a surprise Elias was. Were the fans really buying him as the big star at the end of the show? At least Reigns felt like a big deal and they did something a little better than just having Reigns come out there with nothing to do. Punching out McMahon (again) wasn’t the worst idea in the world either.
What will Reigns do on the show? Where will punching McMahon lead? 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 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.
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