Sometimes you need to mix things up. With so much wrestling available to be seen these days, there are only so many new ideas out there. At some point, fans have seen almost everything there is to see and something has to be changed up. That can be easier said than done, but you do see it fairly regularly. It is so common that it took place twice on the same show.

This week’s edition of WWE SmackDown saw two major changes for different wrestlers. First up, Shotzi accepted Charlotte’s open challenge in a losing effort. Shotzi blamed Sasha Banks, who had been at ringside, for her loss and attacked her, turning heel in the process. Later in the show, Mustafa Ali was defeated by Drew McIntyre. Following his loss, Ali complained about the fans booing him and said that it was only due to his name being Mustafa Ali. There is no word on where this is going for Ali.

It was an eventful night. Check out what happened to the two of them:

Charlotte Flair chooses to face Shotzi instead of Sasha Banks: SmackDown, Oct. 29, 2021

Shotzi vs. Charlotte Flair: Championship Contender Match: SmackDown, Oct. 29, 2021

Drew McIntyre vs. Mustafa Ali: SmackDown, Oct. 29, 2021

Opinion: These turns are interesting, but for rather different reasons. Shotzi makes sense as a heel, but I’m not sure how well it is going to go with Charlotte on the same roster. That being said, Banks vs. Shotzi should work out well. Then there is Ali, whose new direction has me worried. That does not sound like the best idea for a new character, and I’m almost scared of where it is going.

What did you think of the new characters? Which has the brighter future? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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