WWE.com updated the article I shared in the Night One post with last night's transactions.
SMACKDOWN LIVE GETS:
- Jeff Hardy (and the US Title back)--This is a great move for Jeff. He comes off as an even bigger star on SmackDown Live.
- Absolution--I was certain they were going to split them. They seemed to announce them as if Absolution is still a thing. There's some intrigue there as Paige is now SDL GM.
- Samoa Joe--Much like Hardy, I think Joe immediately comes off as a much bigger deal on the blue brand. He cut a money promo too. This move will be good for him, and he's a positive addition to that show.
- Big Cass--I'm not high on Cass, but if we are getting him as muscle for The Miz as speculated then this is a fantastic move
- Asuka--I like this move as well as she's done everything she can on Raw, and not many other women moved really.
- Gallows & Anderson--Figured they were moving with Finn, but he's staying on Raw. Maybe they get a little more focus here.
- The Bar--These guys desperately needed a change of scenery and got it. With The Usos and New Day staying put on SDL, this is an awesome addition.
- R-Truth--Glad to see R-Truth back. I kind of have to wonder if No Way Jose took his audience participation entrance gimmick slot on Raw.
Despite some confusion on this point on Twitter last night, it appears Nikki Cross is staying in NXT. I would have liked to see her called up with the rest of that group.