Corey Graves Confirms AJ Styles Will Move To WWE RAW With Night Of Champions Win

With Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns assigned to "WWE SmackDown" during the 2023 WWE Draft, CCO Paul "Triple H" Levesque announced that "WWE Raw" would become the exclusive home to the recently revived World Heavyweight Championship. In an odd turn of events, Levesque also revealed that superstars from both "Raw" and "SmackDown" would compete in the tournament to crown the new champion. This move caused confusion in the wrestling world, as many wondered what the implications would be if a "SmackDown" talent won the title, but as confirmed by WWE commentator Corey Graves, the solution is pretty simple.

During the latest episode of WWE's "After the Bell," Graves and co-host Kevin Patrick provided a rundown of WWE's Night of Champions event, which includes the finals of the World Heavyweight Championship tournament. Tomorrow, Seth Rollins will represent "Raw" as he battles AJ Styles of "SmackDown" in the tournament finals. Should Styles win, Graves confirmed that Styles will officially move over to the "Raw" roster. While it wasn't clear if Styles would bring along the rest of The O.C. (Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and "Michin" Mia Yim), the possibility of Styles joining the red brand intrigued Graves immensely. "That in and of itself is almost reason enough for me to root against Seth just this once because we got another shiny new toy, another generational talent to populate the Monday night 'Raw' roster. Nobody loses in that," Graves said.

Graves acknowledged that Rollins might be disappointed if he loses to Styles, but it would also open the door for a possible rematch between the two. In addition to Rollins vs Styles, Graves believes fans would be thoroughly entertained by seeing Styles face some other top names on the "Raw" roster, such as GUNTHER and Cody Rhodes.