The Champ that runs The Camp is back on the blue brand.
When AJ Styles was announced for the Intercontinental Title tournament, many believed he would be using his one or more of his four brand-to-brand invitation appearances to compete. But that is not the case. As announced by Michael Cole on SmackDown, AJ Styles has been traded to the blue brand for superstars to be named later.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) May 23, 2020
This marks the second trade since the 2019 WWE Draft.
Shortly after the draft, Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross were traded to SmackDown in exchange for future considerations. Apollo Crews joined WWE Raw as part of "draft picks that were set to expire." It was never clarified that Crews was the compensation received for Bliss & Cross. Mojo Rawley moved from Raw to SmackDown, but no on-screen explanation was given except for "Rob Gronkowski."
The other notable post-draft move was Brock Lesnar jumping to WWE Raw after just deciding to "quit" the SmackDown brand.
As for AJ, he is now part of WWE SmackDown. And it remains to be seen who will be heading back to Raw.
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