Every WWE Brand Switch Of 2021

2 years ago by Liam Winnard

Every WWE Brand Switch Of 2021

WWE’s brand split is often a topic of debate. Does WWE adhere to it as strictly as it should? Should it even exist? Well one thing is for sure, just because you’re on one brand doesn’t mean you won’t get shifted to another.

As such, we’ve compiled a list, that we’ll be updating every time it happens, of every WWE star who has changed brands in the year of 2021! We’ve also included the date they were moved, which brands they were moved from and to, and any extra details.

This list will only be updated when we see switches play out on TV in front of our eyes, and won’t include insider reports.


Alexander Wolfe

From: NXT UK

To: NXT

Date: January 20

Details: Reunited with Imperium teammates Fabian Aichner and Marcel Barthel


Damian Priest

From: NXT

To: Raw

Date: February 1

Details: Had been called up several weeks earlier but debut was held off until the Royal Rumble the night prior


Rhea Ripley

From: NXT

To: Raw

Date: March 22

Details: Challenged Asuka to Raw Women’s Championship match at WrestleMania


Commander Azeez (Dabba-Kato)

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: April 11

Details: Debuted new gimmick and helped Apollo Crews win Intercontinental Championship


Veer & Shanky

From: NXT

To: Raw

Date: May 3

Details: Made main roster debuts as associates of Jinder Mahal on Main Event, then Raw the next week


Rick Boogs

From: NXT

To: SmackDown

Date: May 21

Details: Made main roster debut on SmackDown accompanying Shinsuke Nakamura and performing his entrance music


Doudrop

From: NXT UK

To: Raw

Date: June 14

Details: Debuted on Raw as Eva Marie’s mystery associate, taking Marie’s place in a match and beating Naomi


Samoa Joe

From: Raw

To: NXT

Date: June 15

Details: Was released by WWE in April but then brought back into NXT as GM William Regal’s ‘enforcer’


Shotzi & Tegan Nox

From: NXT

To: SmackDown

Date: July 9

Details: Called up as a tag team with an immediate win over WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina


Mandy Rose

From: Raw

To: NXT

Date: July 13

Details: Randomly appeared on the ramp to watch Sarray vs Gigi Dolin, and then spoke with Franky Monet, Jessi Kamea and Robert Stone in a backstage segment


Finn Balor

From: NXT

To: SmackDown

Date: July 16

Details: Appeared on the first show back in front of fans after being absent from NXT TV since May


Karrion Kross

From: NXT

To: Raw

Date: July 20

Details: Appeared on the Raw while still NXT Champion, without Scarlett, and lost to Jeff Hardy


Toni Storm

From: NXT

To: SmackDown

Date: July 23

Details: Debuted on SmackDown after two weeks of promo videos with a win over Zelina Vega


Becky Lynch

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: August 21

Details: Returned at SummerSlam after being out since April 2020 and won SmackDown Women’s Title from Bianca Belair in about 20 seconds


Kay Lee Ray

From: NXT UK

To: NXT

Date: August 22

Details: Appeared at NXT TakeOver 36 to confront Raquel Gonzalez after Gonzalez had retained NXT Women’s Title over Dakota Kai


Naomi

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: August 27

Details: Randomly showed up backstage with Sonya Deville who said she’d been moved to SmackDown


Drake Maverick

From: NXT

To: Raw

Date: September 6

Details: Confronted 24/7 Champion Reggie and R-Truth, the latter of whom he’d feuded with over said 24/7 Championship in 2019


Big E

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: September 3

Details: Cashed in Money in the Bank to win WWE Championship from Bobby Lashley


Riddick Moss

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: September 25

Details: Returned to WWE TV after a year out with injury, aligning with Happy Corbin by attacking Kevin Owens


Charlotte Flair

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Bianca Belair

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Drew McIntyre

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


New Day

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Edge

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Hit Row

From: NXT

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Dominik & Rey Mysterio

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Jeff Hardy

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Austin Theory

From: NXT

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Zelina Vega

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Alpha Academy

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Aliyah

From: NXT

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Drew Gulak

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


MACE

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Mansoor

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Mustafa Ali

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Becky Lynch

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Seth Rollins

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Sheamus

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Shayna Baszler

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Kevin Owens

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Xia Li

From: NXT

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Street Profits

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Viking Raiders

 

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Finn Balor

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Ricochet

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Carmella

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Ridge Holland

From: NXT

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Liv Morgan

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Tamina

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Tegan Nox

From: SmackDown

To: Raw

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft


Jinder Mahal & Shanky

Pictured center and right

From: Raw

To: SmackDown

Date: October 22

Details: Was picked to switch brands in WWE Draft

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