Tonight on Smackdown on Fox, it was announced that AJ Styles has been traded from RAW to Smackdown for “future considerations/superstars to be named later.”
Styles was announced last week as a participant in a tournament to crown a new Intercontinental Champion, a Smackdown branded title, but it was believed that he would be participating in the tournament via the “brand to brand invitation.” Both Charlotte Flair and Baron Corbin have used that rule in the past week to appear on the opposite brand. However, as AJ Styles made his entrance, Michael Cole clarified and said he has been traded to Smackdown full time for “superstars to be named later.” Styles would go on to defeat Shinsuke Nakamura to advance in the tournament.
With Styles now on Smackdown, this opens the door for many potential fresh match ups. Styles could compete against the likes of The Fiend, Braun Strowman, John Morrison and Sheamus, which are matches we have not seen. Styles trade also leaves the an open door for a Smackdown superstar to be traded to RAW. This could mean someone like Daniel Bryan could be moved to the RAW roster. Now that AJ Styles is on Smackdown, who would you like to see him face? And who would you like to see traded to RAW?