Hello and welcome to the WrestleTalk News!
I’m Oli Davis, and I’ll be replying to
as many comments on this video as I can.
Last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw,
which you can watch my full review of right
here on WrestleTalk’s YouTube channel, staged
the first night of the WWE mini draft, the
I joked yesterday about one of the top trades
being David Otunga to Raw.
A video posted to WWE’s YouTube channel
has revealed that’s actually happening.
I’d like to apologise to all the viewers
of this channel if I in any way gave WWE that
And I’d also like to apologise to Byron
Saxton, because he now has to work on Smackdown
with reported real life asshole JBL.
As it currently stands, Dean Ambrose (who
leaves behind his real-life girlfriend Renee
Young on Tuesday nights), The Miz, Maryse,
Bray Wyatt, Curt Hawkins, The Drifter Elias
Samson (who simply drifted out of NXT to wander
around the Raw arena), Mickie James, Alexa
Bliss, Apollo Crews, Kalisto (who will hopefully
be used in the Cruiserweight division), Rhyno,
Heath Slater and David Otunga have moved to
In exchange for all that, Smackdown has…just
Byron Saxton actually, for the moment.
Yes, that means AJ Styles is safe to feud
with Shinsuke Nakamura forever!
Not so fast, Best Case Scenario Man.
There is a possibility more wrestlers could
go to Raw on tonight’s episode of Smackdown.
PWInsider are reporting both the Raw and Smackdown
rosters have been told to turn up backstage
for both shows – hinting that Vince McMahon
is still changing his mind on an hourly basis.
And Styles has been reported for a Raw move
since late last year.
The WWE Slam Trading Card game app has done
little to alleviate these fears, posting a
preview of their new post-Superstar Shake-Up
base cards, with the silhouettes of Charlotte
on Smackdown and Styles on Raw.
Charlotte appears to be on her way to Tuesday
nights, losing clean on the last two weeks
AJ could still be announced for a move to
the red brand on tonight’s episode Smackdown.
Wrestling News World are reporting a full
WWE Draft was originally scheduled for June,
but Vince McMahon now wants two roster exchanges
a year – one following Wrestlemania, the other
Apparently the Superstar Shake-Up was announced
on short notice, and WWE were still trying
to figure out what it was, exactly, over the
This makes sense, as Daniel Bryan was announced
for Raw last week, seemingly setting up trade
negotiations with Kurt Angle, but it just
turned out being wrestlers randomly turning
up and announcing they’re now on their respective
Last Thursday evening, Alberto El Patron – the
former Alberto Del Rio in WWE – streamed several
Periscope videos live with his fiancee Paige.
Admittedly rather drunk, he called a WWE official
a big nose p****, threatened to go to Stamford
and knock on someone’s door, and accused
a certain PG company of doing something to
his relationship and Paige.
Despite all that, Alberto’s most unbelievable
claim was arguably that WWE had reached out
to see if he wanted to return to the company.
The same Alberto who has quit the company
twice now – firstly over a reported physical
altercation with a backstage member of staff,
secondly following a Wellness Policy suspension
– and who has repeatedly buried WWE in interviews
PWInsider have confirmed WWE actually have
contacted Alberto about a return, and “that
it was a Vince McMahon idea.”
Alberto was always reported to be a Vince
project, with McMahon enjoying the rich aristocrat
The major backstage heat instead appears to
be between Triple H and Alberto, which is
presumably why the current Impact Wrestling
star turned them down, saying “I’m not
going back ever, ever, ever.”
Despite all the Alberto controversy, her two
Wellness Policy violations and the recently
leaked sex tape and images online, Paige is
still with WWE.
Following her tweet that she’s getting a
check up on her neck injury, PWInsider are
reporting she’s still scheduled to return
to WWE this Summer.
News just in, Braun Strowman is still beating
up Roman Reigns.
Watch my review of possibly the greatest backstage
beatdown segment in Raw history.
And Mauro Ranallo looks like he’s leaving
Smackdown after reported bullying from JBL.
Find out the very unfortunate story by clicking
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