So I'm assuming, this "brand extension" officially starts on Monday with Ric Flair's RAW. However rather than spread the talent a bit, Flair's show got a much weaker roster than Smackdown. Yet, Flair's show has more titles. Anyway right now this split doesn't really excite me, with pretty much all the wrestlers I like on Vince's show, and some a really small amount that I do like on Flair's. I'm also going to assume that April's Backlash will be a Vince and Flair PPV.
Does anyone else think Flair's show got the short end of the stick? Oh and forgive me if I'm not quick to jump on the "brand extension" bandwagon after all the screwiness surrounding the WWF for a while. And if they are going to have separate PPV's, I think a 30 person roster is too damn small to fill up a 3 hour show, unless they cut them to about 2 hours. I'm willing to give this mess a try, but after the WWF fucked up pretty much every angle possible storyline that couldn't be fucked up, I'm going to remain a little indifferent until the WWF gives me reason otherwise.
"It is a strange fate that we suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing...such a little thing." -Boromir
As you mentioned, the WWF has screwed up several “can't-miss” storylines recently. Almost as if they're conditioning us to expect whatever they do next to be a complete disaster.
I believe that Flair's show did get the short end of the stick, but that a few trades will more than likely make things a little more even. If that's the route they decide to go. Right now, I'm more positively inclined towards watching SmackDown, myself.
Although... isn't Molly on RAW? :)
“If my answers frighten you, Vince, then perhaps you should cease asking scary questions.”
--Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson), Pulp Fiction
I do think a gimmick like this walks the fine line but I think they are doing a good enough job in making it over the top enough that it can be considered silly. Mack being held down! What has he done to deserve a push in the first place!...