With SmackDown moving to FOX in October, they have just under six months to convince you that this ISN'T a demotion - if they fail and the ratings aren't worth it, it doesn't seem like SD will STAY on FOX - not to mention remain live - very long.
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoIt’s not a demotion.
The most positive thing i can say is that remains to be seen.
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoSmackdown is stacked.
You'd be surprised how much Miz, Bryan & The New Day have been carrying the brand over the last year or so, to the extent that it's easy to forget how 'not stacked' the roster actually is. Also Rumours are suggesting that Bryan is nursing an injury sustained at WM that they're keeping under wraps until they make an official announcement, sure it's only one guy, but if it's serious, then that's a huge blow if true.
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoKofi won’t hold the belt forever.
No one is suggesting that he should, just that Roman taking the belt off him is a bad idea. Better to have him drop to a hated heel then drop to Roman if they won't turn Roman heel (clue: they won't)
Originally posted by BigDaddyLocoBryan vs Roman is going to be an amazing feud.
Once again, unless they turn Roman heel, it really wont.
I don’t know how you got the belt from Kofi to Roman. Or why you think they would put Roman against a red hot baby face. Roman will eventually challenge for the title, you will have to accept that only it won’t be vs Kofi.
I also don’t know why you would make Roman a heel against Bryan. You haven’t been watching Bryan’s work if you believe that. KofiMania was an organic movement, but Daniel Bryan did everything in his power to not get the 50/50 reaction at Mania and he succeeded.
If you think Smackdown has been ‘carried’ by Miz, Bryan and New Day and the show has little depth, you haven’t been watching Smackdown.
Nah. I think they go a few months and make sure he can hold up first, so he has Elias, The Bar, and a few others to bounce off before he's in the title picture. Kofi has already held the title longer than I expected them to keep it on him, and I don't see WWE being dumb enough to put Roman in the position to get booed extra against crowd favorite Kofi. Will Roman be the centerpiece by the Fox launch along with (let's be real) Charlotte? Probably.
SD has the majority of the star power of the womens division and now the tag division. The show is pretty stacked right now.
Nothing really matters anymore ratings-wise until the Fox move happens. Raw obviously has more eyeballs (and more HOURS), but it's also just a big mess all around between both shows.
Even if ratings did matter, Raw had some pretty low weeks for WrestleMania Time, which is when they usually do their highest ratings of the year, so while Raw still has a definite edge, it's really not a big deal who's on what show at the moment.
Stampede, you're not alone. I didn't order Over The Edge 1999 - and I came online that night to read someone say "my thoughts and prayers are with the Hart family". I figured Stu had passed. The poor man's going to outlive 'em all.