Prediction: Superstars Set To Jump From Smackdown To RAW Tonight

first_img Related TopicsBecky LynchBobby RoodeWWEWWE RAW Vince McKee Tonight, will begin a two-night WWE Superstar Shake Up.  Both Monday Night Raw and WWE Smackdown Live will swap at least 10 Superstars over the next 48 hours.  While the “trades” are not announced all at once, but rather one show at a time, it is treated with all the fun of a MLB trade deadline.In past years, it typically involves at least one tag team, one major singles superstar and one top women’s wrestler.  It also includes one or two fledgling superstars in desperate need of a change as well.  If you recall, last year involved a switch from RAW to Smackdown for Jinder Mahal that single handily saved his career.  Rumors are already flying that Mahal may be headed back to RAW tonight in a switch that sees Seth Rollins and the IC belt land on Smackdown.The action kicks off tonight with Smackdown Superstars jumping over to RAW. Rumors are running rampant of AJ Styles coming to RAW and Roman Reigns switching over to Smackdown. Again, time will tell, as you never can tell which way they are going to go with things.  A Styles switch to RAW would seem highly unlikely as a feud with a Nakamura seems to just be getting started.  While those switches seem unlikely, here are a few we do see happening.1 – The New DayWhile their one year on Smackdown did involve some classic tag team matches with The Uso’s, the smart money is them coming back to RAW and at least one of them breaking off into singles competition.  It is time.2 – Bobby RoodeHis run with the United States title is done, there isn’t much left for him.  A move to RAW and a heel turn seems destined for his future. If they don’t go this way, then don’t be shocked if it is Baron Corbin who makes the jump to RAW and begins a feud with Braun Strowman.3 – Kevin Owens & Sami ZaynThis one seems almost like a sure thing.  The groundwork appeared to be laid out last week with the excellent backstage segment with Angle.4 – Mojo RawleyThey tried, and then they tried harder after that, Rawley simply cannot get over on Smackdown.  One last ditch effort will be made on RAW, but even that seems like a long shot for the former “can’t miss” project.5 – Becky Lynch With rumors of either Sasha Banks, Asuka, or even Bayley coming to Smackdown on Tuesday night, there will be no room for Becky Lynch.  RAW is in her future. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Naomi make this move a well, but that would require a move away from her husband (Jey Uso) and the WWE seems to have shied away from that over recent years.Look out for our RAW to Smackdown article to come out some time tomorrow.  However, if you want a sneak peak, before tonight’s RAW which could change everything, here are the early favorites to switch.  As of now, we expect The Miz, Asuka and The Club to switch brands.  But again, the “official” picks will come after tonight’s RAW airs.last_img read more

Scoring woes continue for Mizzou basketball in blowout loss

first_imgOklahoma Sooners guard Buddy Hield (24) attempts a shot around Missouri Tigers guard Keith Shamburger (14) during the second half at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. on Friday.Oklahoma Sooners guard Buddy Hield (24) attempts a shot around Missouri Tigers guard Keith Shamburger (14) during the second half at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla. on Friday.NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma’s still scoring.Now, the Sooners are playing defense, too.Ryan Spangler scored a season-high 18 points to help No. 22 Oklahoma defeat Missouri 82-63 Friday night in the SEC/Big 12 challenge. Buddy Hield had 17 points and three steals and Isaiah Cousins added 16 points for the Sooners, who shot 57 percent from the field and made 10 of 20 3-pointers.But what changed the game was the way Oklahoma defended after halftime. The Sooners opened the second half on a 15-0 run. Missouri (4-4) didn’t score for the first 5:16 of the second half and missed its first seven shots after the break. It’s a big step for a team that wasn’t always focused on getting stops a year ago.“Defensively, we’ve been making progress and we’ve been getting better,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. “Defensively, I thought we were pretty solid all night.”Oklahoma (5-2) was coming off a runner-up finish in the Battle 4 Atlantis.Johnathan Williams III led Missouri with 16 points and eight rebounds. Montaque Gill-Caesar, Missouri’s top scorer entering the game, finished with 15 points on 6-for-16 shooting.Namon Wright added 12 points for the Tigers, who had won two straight.The Sooners held Missouri to 42 percent shooting.“We have a lot of quick guys,” Hield said. “We do a good job pressuring the ball. It was a team effort.”It was the third blowout loss for the Tigers this season under first-year coach Kim Anderson. They lost to Arizona by 19 and Purdue by 21 last month.Missouri led Oklahoma early, but a 3-pointer by Cousins put the Sooners up 19-17.Hield, Oklahoma’s top scorer for the season, didn’t score until 5:39 remained in the first half, but his layup pushed the Sooners’ lead to 27-20 and caused Missouri to call timeout.The Sooners rolled in the second half against a Missouri team that is loaded with freshmen and sophomores.“This is big boy basketball, and you have to be ready for anything they throw at you,” Anderson said. “I thought we panicked more than anything, and they put pressure on us.”last_img read more