There is an internet rumor that AJ Styles moved to Smackdown from RAW because of real-life issues with Paul Heyman: 

On’s message board, Dave Meltzer addressed this rumor: 

“Actually the reason was that he was furious that Gallows & Anderson were fired. Blamed Heyman. Classic case of JR/JJ/Laurinaitis syndrome. Vince is the one who made the decision but I suppose he felt Heyman could have fought himon it. So he wanted to go to the side where the guy in charge isn’t fighting Vince on something like that either.”

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