Time to shake things up again. ~ Vince McMahon
Welcome back to The Wrestling Times. The WWE Draft is tonight, which could only mean one thing: Raw is set to acquire some of SmackDown’s top talents. So you know the drill. Let’s discuss–are you ready?–Draft Picks!
The top prospect that SmackDown has is Alberto Del Rio. The Mexican Aristocrat is one of the fastest rising stars in the last five years. His vast wealth ranges from expensive luxury cars, his own personal ring announcer, and extravagant ring parties; not to mention, he’s already in contention for the WWE World Heavyweight Title. There is a likely possibility that SmackDown will lose Del Rio, which begs the question: Could WWE SmackDown be without a World Title?
Some people have already considered the real possibility of John Cena being drafted to SmackDown. Cena did get his start on the Blue Brand, but would WWE be willing to relinquish the Face of the Company to its “B Show”? While, it would be a major confidence boost to SmackDown, the likelihood of Cena going there is as laughable as when ECW was an option. With Cena working (solo) on an angle with The Rock, the build for next year’s WrestleMania main event could uproot to the show that The Rock made.
When was the last time that the WWE Divas Championship was defended on SmackDown? The title has been exclusive to Raw ever since Natalya won the belt from LayCool. If the champion is not willing to defend the belt willingly between brands, then all Divas should be drafted to one single brand. Either have all the Divas on Raw or SmackDown.
WWE has certain talents exclusive to WWE Superstars, this Draft would be a unique opportunity to give them a fresh start. My suggestion: Draft Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, and Trent Barreta to WWE SmackDown. Together, the three can form The Zack Pack and contend for the WWE Tag Team Championships. And as per the “Freebird Rule,” any two of The Zack Pack could defend the titles on any given night, keeping the belts around them for a long time.
With The Corre now officially separated, drafting Wade Barrett to Raw would benefit a feud with C.M. Punk, the man who executed a hostile takeover of The Nexus. While we are at it, draft Daniel Bryan over to SmackDown. He’s not the “best” promo guy to WWE standards, but his in-ring work is impeccable; drafting Bryan to SmackDown would give him a chance to show the WWE Universe what he has to offer.
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