Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ECW Free Agents, where do they go?

ECW's gone, and as we know, all ECW wrestlers become "free agents" and can go to either Raw or Smackdown, but where should they go?  I'm sure WWE's results will be completely different than mine, but I thought it would be fun to run down the roster and say which show I thought they'd fit best on.  Feel free to share your own in the comments!

Abraham Washington - TNA!
Just kidding, I don't want to see anyone lose their job, but please let this be the end of the Abraham Washington Show.  Raw is bad enough with lame comedy skits every week, could you imagine if we add the AWS to the mix?  And the thought of unleashing this on Smackdown just makes me sad.  Abraham Washington could make for a good obnoxious mouthpiece for a young Superstar, he could even lead to the revival of the manager, and if that's the case, I'd like to see him on Raw.

Byron Saxton & Josh Matthews - NXT
I assume NXT will have some matches every week, and I assume Byron Saxton & Josh Matthews will be the ones to call them.

Caylen Croft & Trent Baretta - Raw
Raw's desperate for tag teams, there's ShowMiz, DX (maybe), and occasionally Mark Henry & MVP.  Croft & Baretta probably aren't going to set the world on fire anytime soon, and could get lost in the shuffle on Raw, but I think for the sake of the tag division, this is the best move.

Christian - Smackdown 
Keep Christian as far away from Raw as possible!  He simply does not fit in with guys like Cena, Orton, Triple H, and Michaels, but on Smackdown, he's got Jericho, Edge, Punk, and Mysterio, guys who are more on his level and then there's his history with Jericho and Edge. Maybe Raw will be better for him post-draft, but right now, Christian on Raw seems like a surefire way to undo everything he's built up since returning.

Ezekiel Jackson - Smackdown
I could see Big Zeke being SD's version of Sheamus, but probably with a bit of a slower build... and not quite as white.

Goldust - Raw
I don't expect much for the Bizarre One on either brand, but Raw seems like the obvious choice.  He'll make for a solid utility player there and it gives us a chance to see Goldust vs. Cody Rhodes, which will be the first time I care about something Cody Rhodes does.

Gregory/Hurricane Helms - Smackdown
I'm just hopeful the guy gets to keep his job after the silly non-story that was his arrest.  Hurricane's a good talent and a solid hand to have around, I'd like to see him on Smackdown, teaming with Matt Hardy... sorry Khali!

Savannah - NXT
See Byron Saxton/Josh Matthews.

Shelton Benjamin - Raw
It's been awhile since the Gold Standard was on Monday nights, but the guy deserves one more shot at the big time.  Put Shelton on Raw, give him the ball and let's see if he runs with it... or if he becomes Carlito.

Tiffany - Smackdown
Not really much for Tiffany to do except go back to being Teddy Long's assistant GM, but what would that mean for Vickie Guerrero? 

Tony Atlas - Raw
Heh heh heh HEH!  HEH HEH! HEH!  Yeah that's all I got here.

Tyler Reks - Smackdown
Not to be an ass, but Reks isn't going anywhere in WWE, and I think wherever he ends up will be on paper only, I doubt we'll see him back on WWE TV any time soon.

Vance Archer - Raw
Because Raw needs their own version of Mike Knox.

Vladimir Kozlov - Raw
This is just me hoping for that Santino/Kozlov team!

William Regal - Raw
Regal on Raw in 2010 should be what Regal on Raw should've been in 2008.  Of course, we can't see him in his awesome GM role due to the guest host concept, but I think (hope) this is Regal's year to finally get the main event run he deserves. 

Yoshi Tatsu - Smackdown
While I don't really want to split up the Yoshi/Goldust team, I think Yoshi would be a good fit on Smackdown, especially in the Intercontinental Title scene.  Yoshi vs. McIntyre, Morrison, Ziggler, or even Mysterio could be a lot of fun. 

Zack Ryder & Rosa Mendes - Raw
While I thoroughly enjoy The Miz as the United States Champion, I can't help but think he'll be dropping that belt sooner than later in order to focus on his partnership with Big Show.  If Miz isn't US Champ, I can't think of a better obnoxious d-bag to take his place than the Lord of Long Island!  Woo. Woo. Woo.


  1. as a fellow brit i would love to see Regal in the big time however, as you said for Abi as of late Regal has really been shinning as Big Zeks manager and from what ive heard of him on the mic could use him for a while at least.

  2. I don't think Zeke needs help on the mic, in fact, I think the guy is incredibly underrated as a talker. If they let Jackson loose, I think he'll impress.

  3. "Maybe Raw will be more better for him post-draft"

    To quote the Miz: Really? Really? Really.

    More better? Ow.

  4. Hey, it's a one man operation here, I don't catch every mistake! Everyone's entitled to a Ted DiBiase moment!

  5. Some people have more better things to do with their time than grammar police the Internet. :P

  6. Tom in da uk (formerly in da philippines)February 17, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    hell I'd love to see Abe Washington show appear on TNA hahahahaha ... that would be freaking dire! lol

  7. It's easy where everyone should go. Those with potential/lasting power should go to Smackdown and develop on a larger stage. Those who will be future endeavored eventually should go to Raw, as everyone on that roster is in some kind of push-stasis.