OK - it's almost a foregone conclusion that wrestlers will somehow be shifting between RAW and Smackdown! Whether that will be by trade, by agreement, or by free will - that remains to be seen. Given this - who do you see as the most likely first jump?
Personally, it's easy for me to see Undertaker switching sides first. Since many on this board think that Jericho's being buried, make a trade - Undertaker for Jericho. (Personally, I *don't* think he's being buried outright - just underpromoted of recent, thanks to Stephanie McMahon interjecting herself into Jericho's storyline.)
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The problem there is that Jericho would still be the secondary heel-in this case, playing second fiddle to the nWo. I'd like to see a trade off for someone with more faceish tendencies-personally, I'd go for the Rock, then have Austin join the SmackDown crew. It would give Raw a viable top face and solve the Austin/nWo tension.
It also seems like the APA and Dudleys have been set up as a trade fairly easily. I'd have Flair trade Bubba and Bradshaw for another upper-card player, maybe Edge or Test.
I think...no, I'm praying...that Flair's going to go after Benoit. Just like Angle said last night, Flair's been talking to Benoit about joining Raw, and it would give Raw at least one solid technical wrestler, which is needed because the program is overloaded with dead weight. Smackdown already has Angle and Storm. Do they have to have Benoit too?
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And what if Benoit comes back, but not with his full skills? It's a little unreasonable to think that he'll come back and automatically be the old Crippler. So while I hope he comes back at 100 percent, I hope the WWF doesn't put as much faith in that as everyone around here does. The man's had neck surgery, and he'll need time to build himself up again. So don't be surprised if he's not maineventing and hitting people with the Swandive and the Rolling German's as soon as he steps back in the ring.
Mark my words, either D-Von or Bubba Dudley will be traded. I don't see any logic in keeping the Dudleys apart. Sure, maybe they were getting stale, but I doubt giving them singles careers will make matters any better.
And on that subject, what a sorry state the tag division is in now. Billy N Chuck, The Hardys, and Scotty and Albert are the only teams still together on the same show.
Why are we assuming that the Dudley's are gonna be singles wrestlers? It is at least a possibility that either D'Von or Buh Buh will raid the vast untapped talent pool that is Dudleyville to find tag team partner(s).
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Originally posted by GavintzuWhy are we assuming that the Dudley's are gonna be singles wrestlers? It is at least a possibility that either D'Von or Buh Buh will raid the vast untapped talent pool that is Dudleyville to find tag team partner(s).
Am I the only one who thinks the seperation is just to get some sympathy for the Dudz so it'll be easier to turn them face real quickly. Maybe have one of them reconcile with Spike.
And I still say that y'all should hold off on judging the Dudleyz potential singles runs until we have a few months of evidence. Remember that Edge, Shawn Michaels, Booker T, and Bret Hart were all tag team wrestlers who were untested in singles competition... and look what happened to them.
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Why trade them? Think of the great angles this is gonna give? Buhbuh has a singles match, D-Von somehow sneaks in to help him. Vica-versa the same deal. This goes on for a while until one of the big combined PPVs. then there will be some stipulation match where they can reunite. after this the feud between vince & flair goes on, as they have to decide on which show they perform..
Benoit shouldn't be on SD because that show has Angle and Storm? WTF??!! SO now we don't want good matches by good technicians but we wanna bitch about Benoit vs Nash and Angle vs Hogan 'while we could have had....'
And what do you mean Dead weight? Let's go out on a limb here..let's imagine these drafts & lotteries were fixed!? As a result, Flair has plans with the nWo and Taker. In return they will make his life misserable. This will make for great feuds! And who knows..to fight them Ric will be forced to bring in some talented rookies who then will have to work with savvy vets and get some nice build up..
Simply put it looks like this: RAW - old vs new guys Smackdown - Talented guys battle it out.
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Missed opportunity for Hurricane/Rock I think. Picture this as an alternate reality if you will. We pick it up after Teddy Long and Rodney Mack have left ... Sean O'Haire enters. Yeah, he's on Smackdown but he's not really a WRESTLER yet, is he?