Report: WWE Tried To Keep Couples Together When Making Trades In Shake-up

WWE |By Matt Boone |Fri, April 19, 2019 - 2:50PM EDT
WWE Superstar Shake-up Backstage News

With the Superstar Shake-up more or less over, WWE made a concerted effort to keep “real life couples” together on the same brand.

The only exception is the current Charlotte Flair/Andrade pairing as the latter moving to Raw puts them on different brands working different schedules.

Lana and Rusev (Smackdown)
Naomi and Jimmy Uso (Raw)
Sarah Logan and Erik from Viking Experience (Raw)
Zelina Vega and Aleister Black (Raw)

With the exception of top stars, most talent was not told whether they would be moving to a different brand as part of the Shakeup, notes the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Some wrestlers originally from Raw were told to stay "in town for promotional work" only to be told the next day that they were moving to Smackdown.

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