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#101 Posted on 10.6.05 1132.30
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    Originally posted by flairforthegold13
    Okay, moving Cena to Raw may be the dumbest thing ever.
    I have to assume this is a bait and switch, b/c now it seems like they're trying to kill off Smackdown (not that I'd blame them, after getting the Friday death slot, they may want to move their hottest property to the flagship show.)
    However, this does reinforce SD as the Number #2 brand.

    It'd be idiotic for Cena to lose the title to anyone at this point, especially the non-drawing Jericho, in order for the belt to be switched back to SD.

    I guess they could move Batista over, (though then we have the annoying title name issue---i.e. SD is the home of the 'WWE belts'--wwe championship, wwe tag champs--while Raw is the 'World titles.'

Nah. It opens up options. Does Cena get drafted back, or will the Raw champ get moved over instead? Do they have a champion vs. champion match? Will Smackdown run a tourney to establish their own champion?

    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    As incredible as Christian has been since Mania, I think his cutting promos on Cena created some unrealistic expectations for how much the company was going to be getting behind him. Namely, that if they were really setting him up as anything more than an entertaining confrontation for Cena, he wouldn't have been doing jobs to Kane and Ric Flair and the interim.
Christianís current role is basically the same one that Cena had when he started his current gimmick, with Tyson Tomko in the role of B-Squared. Cena spent a lot of time getting jobbed out to the main eventers (losing feuds to Brock, Undertaker, and Angle) before his babyface push began at Survivor Series, and he was getting face reactions to his heel promos just like Christian is now. Christianís not getting any wins, but heís getting a lot more face time and holding his own with the top guys. This will help people buy into him as a legit contender when the time comes.
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