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Another Reason Behind Andrade Being Moved To SmackDown

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• WWE Legend Celebrates His Birthday

One of the biggest names of The Ruthless Aggression Era (2002-2007) and THE single biggest name of The PG-Era (2008-now), “The Doctor of Thuganomics” John Cena celebrates his 42nd birthday today.

John Cena used to be a World Wrestling Federation developmental wrestler and wrestled in the WWF developmental territory OVW Ohio Valley Wrestling (similar to what NXT is now) from 2000 till 2002.

During this time, he also wrestled several dark matches before WWF TV Tapings, but only debuted on television after the WWF/WWE name change.


• Another Reason Behind Andrade Being Moved To SmackDown

As we noted earlier, WWE moved Andrade, Zelina Vega & Aleister Black to SmackDown this week (after they were moved to RAW last week).

According to PWInsider, FOX officials requested WWE to move Andrade & Zelina to SmackDown because SmackDown lacked Latino stars after the Superstar Shake-Up and FOX is planning to showcase WWE’s latino stars on their Spanish language station, FOX Deportes, once SmackDown moves to their Network in October.

With that being said, WWE officials also decided to move Aleister Black to SmackDown because Black is married to Zelina and WWE officials are trying to keep married (or engaged) couples on the same brand.

Another reason behind Andrade being moved to SmackDown is Charlotte Flair. Brad Shepard noted the following regarding Charlotte also playing a role in Andrade being moved to SmackDown:

“I spoke to a source in WWE about Andrade being moved to SmackDown, after originally being drafted to RAW. I’m told the reason is because Charlotte used her pull to request the change. Special consideration is usually given to married or engaged couples, and they’re engaged.”

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