Whenever a title changes brands, the audience has something to look forward to. New contenders, potential storylines, dream matches – the possibilities are endless.
Finn Bálor and Samoa Joe’s recent switch during the Superstar Shake-Up was one such moment. Sometimes, a new landscape meant fresh storylines and challengers to work with. Other times, a new territory meant dropping their belt to fight for something better.
Here are eight champions who have managed to make the most of their time after the draft. This list will not include the 2002 and 2016 draft, as they were the inaugural draft during both eras brand split. If you like the article, reply in the comments, on Twitter, or on Discord.