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#41 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.31
It was the Guerreros. They, Benoit/Angle, and Rey/Edge were the tag teams who would wrestle each other in every iteration.
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#42 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Originally posted by John Orquiola
      The Brian Kendrick to RAW. Fuck. Why?


    I would weep at a J-Mo/Melina reunion.


As would I, Justin. We clearly need another moment like the Wrestlemania 7 reunion in our lives. I mean, we all remember where we were the day Matt Borne & Gina Gershon got back together, right?...



That said, am I of the understanding that the G.M.'s supposedly made these "picks"? Good to know that Vickie felt a Hornswaggle acquisition was more beneficial to her organization than say The Undertaker or her husband, Edge.




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#43 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.53
Yes, the Smackdown Six was the three tag teams that were constantly wrestling together, not just the six best wrestlers on the roster or it probably would include Lesnar.

Lesnar was on Smackdown at the time and was the champion but spent most of his time feuding with, if I recall correctly, Undertaker and then Big Show and Heyman, though he would have an occasional title match against one of the Smackdown Six that usually ended in interference from another Smackdown Six.

Matt Hardy was on the show also doing his Mattitude thing and was involved with UT/Lesnar but the Smackdown Six was always considered to be the three tag teams.



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#44 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.74
    Originally posted by Sean Carless
    That said, am I of the understanding that the G.M.'s supposedly made these "picks"? Good to know that Vickie felt a Hornswaggle acquisition was more beneficial to her organization than say The Undertaker or her husband, Edge.


I believe the picks are made randomly by a "computer". If it were the GM's picking, then the draft would just end up being the big name wrestlers being picked back and forth.

(edited by Kevintripod on 16.4.09 0906)


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#45 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.66
    Originally posted by Mayhem
      Originally posted by yamcha
      can some one please explain to me the logic of Fetus on raw?


    Festus & Hornswoggle = money.

    Overall I thought that the draft ended up a lot better than it started.


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#46 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.14
    Originally posted by Kevintripod
      Originally posted by Sean Carless
      That said, am I of the understanding that the G.M.'s supposedly made these "picks"? Good to know that Vickie felt a Hornswaggle acquisition was more beneficial to her organization than say The Undertaker or her husband, Edge.


    I believe the picks are made randomly by a "computer". If it were the GM's picking, then the draft would just end up being the big name wrestlers being picked back and forth.

    (edited by Kevintripod on 16.4.09 0906)


I always assumed that it was random, except that the GMs got to protect a certain amount of names. I have no reason for believing this other than it sounds right.

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#47 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.66
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      Originally posted by Kevintripod
        Originally posted by Sean Carless
        That said, am I of the understanding that the G.M.'s supposedly made these "picks"? Good to know that Vickie felt a Hornswaggle acquisition was more beneficial to her organization than say The Undertaker or her husband, Edge.


      I believe the picks are made randomly by a "computer". If it were the GM's picking, then the draft would just end up being the big name wrestlers being picked back and forth.

      (edited by Kevintripod on 16.4.09 0906)


    I always assumed that it was random, except that the GMs got to protect a certain amount of names. I have no reason for believing this other than it sounds right.




Well, they obviously don't get to protect names, as if they did they HHH as champ surely would have been protected. That's an interesting idea, though, and could be cause for a ready-made heel turn. "You protected HIM instead of ME? This is what I think of that!" Or heck, they could have "Save Your Spot" matches in the weeks leading up to the draft -- assuming it's not held right after WrestleMania again.
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#48 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.06
Once upon a time I believe the GMs did make the picks, but as of now I think the picks are 100% "random" with no GM involvement at all, not even protecting particular wrestlers from being drafted by another brand.

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#49 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.24
It made sense when Smackdown and Raw were supposedly in competition.

So, let's see. Brand split happened in March 2002.
It was Vince McMahon's Smackdown vs. Ric Flair's Raw.
Flair was out as "owner" by June of that year. By July it was Eric Bischoff as GM of Raw vs. Stephanie McMahon as GM of Smackdown. The rivalry continued off-and-on with Paul Heyman, Theodore Long, and Kurt Angle as GMs. But once Bischoff was fired and Vince became the de facto general manager, the idea of a rivalry didn't really make sense. And now it seems like the GM changes every 3 months, so what does it matter.
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#50 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.05
Bischoff's firing was really the end of the brand split. Ol' Eric was a tremendous on-screen character for a number of reasons, but amongst them was the fact that you could really believe that he and Steph/Angle/Teddy Long really disliked each other and were in competition for talent. The apex of the brand split was probably the '05 Royal Rumble when it actually turned into a mini Smackdown vs. Raw battle.



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#51 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.11
    Originally posted by Hokienautic
      Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
        Originally posted by Kevintripod
          Originally posted by Sean Carless
          That said, am I of the understanding that the G.M.'s supposedly made these "picks"? Good to know that Vickie felt a Hornswaggle acquisition was more beneficial to her organization than say The Undertaker or her husband, Edge.


        I believe the picks are made randomly by a "computer". If it were the GM's picking, then the draft would just end up being the big name wrestlers being picked back and forth.

        (edited by Kevintripod on 16.4.09 0906)


      I always assumed that it was random, except that the GMs got to protect a certain amount of names. I have no reason for believing this other than it sounds right.




    Well, they obviously don't get to protect names, as if they did they HHH as champ surely would have been protected. That's an interesting idea, though, and could be cause for a ready-made heel turn. "You protected HIM instead of ME? This is what I think of that!" Or heck, they could have "Save Your Spot" matches in the weeks leading up to the draft -- assuming it's not held right after WrestleMania again.


Well, I'd assume that the idea is that anyone could be drafted on the actual draft show, but GMs could protect wrestlers from being taken in the supplemental draft, sort of like an expansion draft in baseball or basketball.
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#52 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.31

    Well, I'd assume that the idea is that anyone could be drafted on the actual draft show, but GMs could protect wrestlers from being taken in the supplemental draft, sort of like an expansion draft in baseball or basketball.


They never bother to explain that (because the whole draft concept is incredibly lazy -- I wish they'd go back to the first year with free agency in summer 2002) but I'm pretty sure that's the idea. And the whole thing is random, hence the bink bink boop boop computer generator after each match. They called it a draft lottery up until a certain point.
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#53 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
Ditto on the draft being so lazy. Clearly it's not coincidence that the big names get drafted on Raw and the lesser names get drafted a couple days later--but AFAIK (meaning I watched Raw but didn't look at WWE.com) they don't give any storyline explanation as to why that is.
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#54 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.95
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Originally posted by John Orquiola
      The Brian Kendrick to RAW. Fuck. Why?


    Kendrick is Mr. Draft Lottery.

    I would weep at a J-Mo/Melina reunion.


From the Observer this week:

"Morrison and Melina were together at the Hall of Fame and were put back together in the draft as far as being on the same brand at least partially because they are once again a couple."
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