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Alexa Bliss and Mickie James join WWE Raw roster


The Raw roster had 11 new additions at the end of Monday night as part of WWE's post-WrestleMania overhaul.

Alexa Bliss and Mickie James rounded things out by moving over from SmackDown. They were the first regular women's wrestlers to switch brands (in addition to Maryse), with more changes coming tomorrow as the "Superstar Shakeup" continues with the announcement of SmackDown's arrivals.

Bliss figured to be a candidate to move over to Raw after dropping the SmackDown Women's Championship to Naomi at WrestleMania and then losing a rematch on television. She interrupted a segment where Sasha Banks and Bayley were teasing dissension, then James came out as well after Bliss said that she was ready to put SmackDown behind her.

Nia Jax ended the segment by cleaning house, though Bliss was spared in the process.

UPDATE: WWE also revealed after Raw went off the air that David Otunga is coming to Monday nights to join the show's announce team as Byron Saxton takes Otunga's place on SmackDown.

Below is the full list of wrestlers who joined the Raw roster on Monday night: 

  • Apollo Crews
  • The Miz
  • Maryse
  • Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose
  • Curt Hawkins
  • Bray Wyatt
  • Kalisto
  • Heath Slater
  • Rhyno
  • Alexa Bliss
  • Mickie James