Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2010 WWE Supplemental Draft

I was reserving judgment on the main Draft until I saw what they did on WWE.com today, and honestly, I could've saved myself three hours.  Here are the moves:

To Smackdown

The final move of the Supplemental Draft was one of only a few major moves today.  MVP has been on Raw for the last year, and despite coming in red hot, it damn near killed his career.  Heading back to Friday nights has to be an improvement, but will he still be ballin?

Cody Rhodes
Another big(ish) pick-up for the Blue Brand, and even though I'm not a fan, SD needed an established mid-level heel and Rhodes could fill that role nicely.  Wouldn't be too surprised if we see him, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre team up in a six-man tag someday.

Hornswoggle's run his course on Raw, so with this move, please just team him back up with Finlay.  And while I'm thinking about it, please put Finlay back on television!

Chavo Guererro, Chris Masters, Rosa Mendes
I guess they needed a fresh set of Superstars opponents?  I'm honestly a fan of these people, but is it really going to change anything if they're on Smackdown instead of Raw?

To Raw

The Hart Dynasty
All three members were drafted, although WWE tried to swerve us by drafting Natalya before Smith and Kidd.  Raw has very few established teams, but if WWE's intent on revitalizing tag team wrestling, it's a good move to have the champs make the A-Show their home.

Ezekiel Jackson
Not a fan of this, Big Zeke was hitting his stride at the end of ECW and I thought Smackdown would've been a good home for him, but now he's got a very crowded Raw roster to deal with.  This could all change though, he's still got at least six months before he'll be back in action after a torn quad, so the rosters could get shuffled again or they could just bring him back on Smackdown if they wanted.  I'll wait and see.

His ECW run was fun and I loved his match with Jericho awhile back, but Goldust has always been a Raw guy.  Weird they keep splitting him from Cody Rhodes though, surely they have to mix it up in the ring someday, right?

The Great Khali & Ranjin Singh
Does this even matter?  I thought Khali was taking a long hiatus?

Here's the quick rundown of all the Draftees:

Chris Jericho
John Morrison
The Hart Dynasty
Ezekiel Jackson
Great Khali

Kofi Kingston
Big Show
Kelly Kelly
Cody Rhodes
Chris Masters
Chavo Guerrero
Rosa Mendes

I don't really know how else to look at it, Raw is just absolutely overloaded with top talent, and I have no idea how they're going to find time for anyone below the upper level.  Smackdown is looking... really interesting.  The Undertaker is a special attraction at this point, Rey Mysterio takes time off on an almost yearly basis, and that leaves a very wide open main event scene.  There's CM Punk, who could fit into a main event feud at any point, and maybe Big Show and Kane, though neither of those guys have been near the WWE or World Championships in years.  Smackdown's definitely the future of WWE, but they have a lot of star-building to do.  I called it an experiment last night, and I think that definitely still applies; WWE's about to find out what happens when you put literally all your A-listers on one show, and a good majority of the young up and comers on the other.  Hope it works!

1 comment:

  1. Well, there are always those rumors that USA wants Raw to be 3 hours every week.