History (and this past week, Dave Meltzer as well) always shows us that complete reboots in wrestling doesn't work. They give a good one-time rating, then go downhill.
This draft should help RVD & Booker. Both had gotten stale where they were.
This should help Shelton Benjamin, who has chances to branch out beyond his tag partners.
All it the lottery did was what it was meant to do. Shake up some of the card so new matches can be seen. I think it's a little to early to shitcan it yet.
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. - The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
I didn't have much problem with the end results of the draft. The only problem I can see is that they hyped it a bit much then they actually delivered (which saying that I'm glad they didn't totally reshuffle). Also the bait and switch of HHH I can see rubbing the people the wrong way... But as I said in the brackets, I'm glad they didn't totally reshuffle everyone and kept most of brands identity that they build up over the last couple of years.
smark/net attack wienerville advisory stays at BLUE alert - Guarded (With Benoit & Eddie being World & WWE champions you'd expect the alert to be Green but couldn't do it due to Trish heel turn & brands re-draft)- 3/16
Honors for Smartest thing ever written, 5th Horseman "When Victoria, Trish, Molly, and Lilian were in the ring.. I commented to my friends that all of the 4 ladies in the ring were hotter than the all 4 that are fighting over who is the hottest in the WWE"
The only thing I didn't like about the lottery was the HHH bait and switch. I was so excited to have Flair the hell away from him that I nearly lost it when I read here that he was "back." Other than that, I liked it. A total reshuffling of the roster would have been stupid, and Edge, Booker and RVD are all legitimate main-eventers whose fresh starts should be good for all involved. I personally hate the Dudleys, but people dig them, so I guess they could jazz up the limp Smackdown tag division.
My UPN affiliate here in NYC ran a story on Hogan. They usually run a WWF-story since the newscast comes directly on after Smackdown. http://www.upn9.tv/content/story.asp?id=261&content_id=1153008 You'll need Windows Media Player to watch.