Don't know where Scotty would fit in on Smackdown, given that he's a natural face and the cruiserweight division is already overloaded with faces. But better there than Raw, where there's even less for him to do.
"I do have a degree in electrical engineering... from almost 20 years ago. Punchcard systems were just becoming obsolete, we had rotary phones in the dorms, and a modem was still a gizmo the size of a shoebox into which you squooshed the phone receiver itself. In short, we lived like animals.
The instant obsolesence is why I became a writer. The rate of punctuation in a sentence doesn't double every 18 friggin' months, and you never have some 22-year-old looming over your shoulder, shaking his head, saying "dude... you're still using adverbs...?"
Scotty could try to win back the A-Train, leading to a big match at a PPV where Scotty proves that he doesn't need A-Train anymore and can carry any lug to the tag team titles.
Wow, for a second there I thought that would actually happen. Let me try again. Scotty can have a match on Velocity against A-Train with no build at all, and if we're lucky and Jupiter destroys 6 of Saturn's rings, Tazz will mention in passing their history, just as A-Train hits the Derailer. That's better.
Sometimes I ask myself why I watch WWE after all the crap it's given me. HLA, necro, HHH, and so on. And then it hits me. That one simple phrase that can be modified and used for anything that gets you down, yet makes you keep coming back.
Every episode has the potential to be the best one ever, and I'll be damned if I'm going to miss it after sitting through this shit.
Hey, look at it this way....if Scotty does wind up coming back from neck surgery only to be fed to A-Train on Velocity....it means that A-Train has been bumped back down to Velocity and is off Smackdown!
You know, the only time A-Train was ever over was when he was Scotty's partner. Why not bring back the 'Hip Hop Hippo'?
"When this bogus term alternative rock was being thrown at every '70s retro rehash folk group, we were challenging people to new sonic ideas. If some little snotty anarchist with an Apple Mac and an attitude thinks he invented dance music and the big rock group is coming into his territory, [that's] ridiculous." - Bono, 1997
I think Scotty adds much more as a CW wrestler on Smackdown than going to Raw and being Hurricane, Jr. His gimmick is played, but he's a decent wrestler and it will be nice to have someone fresh in that division.
As for GMS, he hasn't been used in TNA in a very long time.
Paul London will be added to Velocity...errr, Smackdown before very long since he's already started on the house show circuit with them. Doesn't mean there isn't room for a solid wrestler like Scott Taylor.
Let's look at the actual effect of Austin not being ther (whatever the reason): The writers have to get off their asses and stop using one guy as a crutch when they have over 60 guys to choose from to work with.