Tag teams were split up during the draft only to be reunited at draft's end. Why? To build suspense. And annoy.
The method to WWE's madness seems apparent now. The Unified Tag Team Champions moved to RAW to eventually lose the belts to DiBiase and Rhodes. The Hart Foundation revivial/continuation gimmick seems a lock to happen on FCW 2, also known as ECW. Meanwhile, John Morrison is reunited with Melina on Smackdown, whom he seemed very much "together" with at the Hall of Fame in Houston. Maybe those two crazy kids got back together, and far away from Batista too,.
Counting the televised Draft on RAW, a total of 36 Superstars and Divas changed brands. To what end? Hopefully good ones. The truth is it matters less what show people are on than how they're booked on those shows.
I think he returned for one match after the DVD movie's release. It might not even have been a full match, might have just been interference. I am not enthused by him as he always seems hurt, and he can't build any momentum as a performer or a story element.
He and Mike Knox have virtually the same finisher (the Mic Check = the Knox Out), so I wonder what change we'll see there. Provided Knox doesn't go to SD, of course.
EDIT: And apparently Knox DID go to SD. Rey can't get rid of this guy.
(edited by Matt Tracker on 15.4.09 0953) "To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Mike Knox to Smackdown. Ezekiel Jackson to ECW. Nikki Bella to RAW.
I really feel for the moderators running the live chat on WWE Universe.com. They're doing their best to make this stuff interesting in kayfabe. Especially Howard Finkel. One day, I'd like to hear Fink shoot about WWE but that day will never come. Fink is too loyal and professional. But a Foley or Bret Hart-esque book by Finkel could be amazing. If only.
Candice Michelle to Smackdown. Zack Ryder to ECW.
Funniest comments from the live chat so far are:
"Randy Ortons body is extremly oiled..."
"We wish the tag team division well on its future endeavors."
Chavo Guerrero to RAW. What a shock. If he doesn't go back to being Kerwin White, I'm not interested.
So Smackdown has Jericho, Edge, CM Punk, Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, Umaga, Shelton Benjamin, Jeff Hardy, Brian Kendrick, Mike Knox with a Bruiser Brody head and now Miz and Morrison who I've been hearing nothing but raves about lately. Plus no Cena, Orton, Batista or HHH? Yeah, I might need to start watching regularly again.
I like it too. Bubba Ray being a loudmouth kind of helps people ignore that he's not exactly the best in the ring. (He's not the worst wrestler, but I doubt he'll ever be mistaken for Lance Storm or something).