Originally posted by Tribal ProphetBy the way, how long until the entire roster from Raw and Smackdown has switched over?
Man, I'm so sick of that complaint. Let's see, in four weeks, nine people have switched- HHH, Brock, Jericho, Storm, Test, Christian, Eddy, Benoit, Stacy, and Matt H. I'm not sure how many people are on the roster- 50? I guess at this pace, we're looking at twenty weeks or so. Lighten up, man. With the smaller divided rosters, they need to make changes in order to keep the match-ups fresh. Would yo prefer to see Jericho wrestle Edge again and again and again and again and agian or to see him with new opponents on his new show.
Oh, and give the title to Brock. New blood in the main event is a very good thing.
While I do like how they have shaken things up on both shows within the last month, all of the switches beg the question: What's the point of the split?
What difference does it make if Benoit is an exclusive SMACKDOWN! wrestler if they'll just switch him back to RAW in a month if the storyline dictates it? It has no impact when one wrestler decides to join one show instead of the other.
Why even have a split at all? Basically, so that they can run house shows on the same night as RAW. That makes no difference to the T.V. viewer, who should suspend disbelief and think that there are two seperate brand extensions.
I really like the way things are now and I hope they cool off on the talent switches, possibly even putting a deadline for the fall season. WWE Brand Extensions need to learn to work with what they have, because that's what the WWF always did when it had REAL competition.
I think the split can make for interesting television. As a baseball fan, one of the most interesting times during the season is the days heading up to July 31, the trade deadline. I don't know exactly how that could translate to the roster split and the trades but it could be cool in the future.
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While I agree that the title has changed hands way too much since the so-called unification of the belts, the fact is that it is going to have to switch again before the Rock goes to film his movie. Frankly, I did not expect to see him get it back before he left, but greater creative minds than mine made that call. Seems to be since Rock is the biggest face, that Brock has to squash him to truly get over as a mega-heel. That is, if that is going to work. If it does not, then they can always take it off him at the next PPV, with little harm done. Hopefully, Brock has what it takes to be the mega-heel needed, and he can hold onto the belt til the Rumble, or better yet, the next Wrestlemania, so some of the magic of the championship is brought back.
1) Everyone who has pointed out that they've been thinking about/more concerned over this main event than any in months not only is in sync with me-- I've been more interested in this one, too-- but also is saying, in effect, the WWE has ALREADY SUCCEEDED with Brock. The debate's serious, interesting, two-sided-- whichever way they go, this already is NOT the next big WWE screwup. That's a good sign for their overall health.
2) That said, I don't trust WWE writers/bookers enough at this point to allow Rock over Brock this Sunday. If I thought they'd book and execute it 80% as well as the two or three posters to this thread laid it out, sure, fine, let's have a dramatic Rock win this time. But they just haven't shown quite enough yet for me to trust 'em going that route. Hell, their luck has also been bad: If you don't get that title onto Brock no later than next Monday night, whattaya wanna bet he gets hurt say, next Tuesday?
3) Rikishi has probably ten years in with the fed at this point, which is the only reason I know of why his match with Brock went the way it went. Does anyone know of any other reasons Rikishi gets all this prime time, all these pushes, all the time? (Please don't tell me the stinkface is over. The stinkface is so over, house attendance and ratisngs have sucked for months. The stinkface is so over, I've never seen one 'Back That Ass' t-shirt on a live human. The stinkface is so over, they've tried to turn him twice during the stinkface run.)
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Here comes NBC. They've been wanting to retool USA, and their interest in the Fed has been established on this board before. I've lost count of how many survey's I've received from the network asking about interest in pro wrestling.