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Samoa Joe will eventually join Raw roster after being too sick for the Superstar Shake-up

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The 2019 Superstar Shake-up has now been consigned to the history books, with a mammoth number of changes occurring.

The big hitters moving to Monday Night Raw were AJ Styles and The Miz, whilst in return SmackDown Live picked up Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor and perhaps their biggest acquisition ever in the form of Roman Reigns.

You have to think it's a matter of when, not if Reigns ends up winning the WWE Championship - whether he defeats Kofi Kingston for the belt is another matter.

The addition of Balor to the blue brand for the first time raised a few questions in regard to the mid-card of the show.

It now means that SmackDown has both the Intercontinental Championship and the United States title, with Samoa Joe holding the prestigious latter title.

If you believe the rumoured plans for Monday's show though, it seems like there could be one more late addition to Raw's roster.

Samoa Joe is destined to land on Monday Night Raw despite the Superstar Shake-up now being over

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Joe was set to return to Raw as part of the Shake-up for an interaction with Braun Strowman, whom he had a run-in with on the previous SmackDown.

Instead though, The Monster Among Men squashed the unfortunate EC3 instead, with Joe nowhere to be seen.

That was because The Samoan Submission Machine was battling a dose of the flu, so bad in-fact that Fightful reported that, per Ringside News, Joe could 'barely function' despite turning up at the Bell Center for work.

Joe was supposed to be involved in a segment with Braun Strowman on Raw, but was too sick to work

Admirable indeed, but his condition forced Vince McMahon to pull the plug on the switch, not even creating a promo package for his impending arrival.

Whilst nothing is confirmed as of this moment, it's pretty much expected that if recovered in the next five days, Joe will appear on Raw to start his program with Strowman, and it could end up with Braun capturing his first title in WWE.

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