The second night of the WWE’s Superstar Shakeup took place on Tuesday from the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Here is a complete list of all the talent moving to SmackDown.
The first performer moved over to SmackDown Live during Tuesday’s episode was Jeff Hardy, who was first announced by the WWE on Instagram. Hardy answered an open challenge and defended the United States title against Shelton Benjamin with a tease that Randy Orton will be challenging Hardy in his first program back on SmackDown. Orton won a #1 contender’s match last week for a shot at the title when it was still held by Jinder Mahal and would make sense that Orton will now face Hardy for the title. Hardy is also scheduled to defend the title against Mahal in a rematch at the Greatest Royal Rumble on April 27th.
They announced on a graphic that Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose are coming to SmackDown and reunited on the same show as Paige.
The next addition to SmackDown was Samoa Joe, who came out and destroyed Sin Cara in a short match with the Coquina Clutch. Joe indicated his match with Roman Reigns at Backlash is still happening and will have the chance to win the Intercontinental title at the Greatest Royal Rumble in the ladder match he is scheduled for.
A promo ran for Sanity coming to SmackDown. We were told by one source that this will feature Eric Young, Alexander Wolfe, and Killian Dane being called up, but Nikki Cross will not be joining them as she is earmarked for plans in NXT.
Daniel Bryan was interviewed by Renee Young when Big Cass appeared from behind Bryan and mocked Bryan’s height and doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about regarding Bryan. Cass laid out Bryan at the end of the show and appears to be the direction they are going with those two.
Following Charlotte’s win over Billie Kay, Carmella and Peyton Royce were involved and beat down Charlotte and Becky Lynch. This led to Asuka making her arrival as she made the save and stood tall with Charlotte and Lynch.
The WWE announced on Instagram that Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows are going to SmackDown and will be reunited on the same show as AJ Styles.
New Day ran into R-Truth backstage for a comedy segment involving the four of them and Tye Dillinger. Truth was confused and thought they were on Raw together.
Sheamus and Cesaro announced in a promo they are coming to SmackDown.
A promo ran with Andrade Cien Almas and Zelina Vega announcing they are coming to take over SmackDown. This roster is amazing when you consider the talent and the fresh matches coming out of this shakeup.
The Miz was not on the show but cut a taped promo to hype up his “premiere” for next week on the show.