Originally posted by EradicatorWhile a lot of people are complaining that Raw doesn't have enough big names, we have forgotten about one: Triple H. And I don't mean his floating between shows while champion. I'm talking post title loss. He has to "sign" with one of the two groups after he drops the the title, and he would help make the Raw roster look more impressive.
And as far as the rosters are concerned- I think they tried to keep Raw more casual fan oriented (big guys and the nWo) while Smackdown! will be more internet/pure wrestling fan oriented. Raw may look weak to us, but it probably looks pretty damn good to the folks flipping channels who like the big heavyweights and mark out for guys like Show, Kane, Taker, Nash.
I think if they wanted to keep Raw more casual fan oriented, they would have put the Rock and Hogan on Raw.
Hogan, yes. But Rock I think they would want on the UPN show. And they had to split up Rock and Austin, and both are appealing to casual fans.
Then I think it would have made more sense to make Smackdown the more casual fan oriented show. More households get UPN than TNN (I think). And like him or not, Hulk Hogan is the MOST recognizable pro wrestler anywhere. He should be on the show that's aimed at casual viewers, not the good wrestling/internet fans show. I'm hoping that's still what they're gonna do, by somehow getting Angle, Benoit and maybe Jericho on Raw; and the Undertaker and the NWO on Smackdown.
I could watch those clips of Big Show chokeslamming and then tossing Brandon "The Thrill" (was that a shot at our very own W here by that name) Hill out of the ring all day. It was amazing selling from Hill.