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I love today. I love the Supplemental Draft. This is always one of my favorite WWE days of the year. The main eventers Draft on RAW isn't nearly as interesting to me as the Supplemental: the annual jumbling of the midcard.

The intrigue! The nonsensical decision-making! The fact that for many of these people, their travel preferences, their relationships, and yes, even their careers are ruined! You get a good sense of who the company thinks is or isn't important and even a sense of who's soon to be wished well on their future endeavors. It's the annual wrecking ball to the company. Supplemental Drafts rule.

DRAFT #1:
DANIEL BRYAN TO SMACKDOWN!

Very good. For one thing, It's False can stop complaining Kofi Kingston is the only midcard face on Smackdown (unless Kofi is drafted).

DRAFT #2"
JACK SWAGGER TO RAW!

I wonder if @RealJackSwagger will change his Twitter handle back to @JackSwaggerRAW now?

DRAFT #3:
THE GREAT KHALI AND RAHNJIN SINGH TO SMACKDOWN!

Because Big Show and Khali cannot share the same locker room.

DRAFT #4:
JIMMY USO TO SMACKDOWN!

Yes! This is the kind of weird shit I'm talkin' about. You could put a gun to my head and I couldn't tell you which is Jimmy Uso and which is the other Uso.

    Originally posted by ME LAST WEEK
    All I want from the Draft is Kelly Kelly to RAW.


DRAFT #5:
KELLY KELLY TO RAW!!

Booyah! I got the one thing I asked for for some reason! Who cares what happens next. I got the dumb thing I wanted.

DRAFT #6:
JTG TO RAW!

This is going to work out incredibly well... for his future endeavoring.

DRAFT #7:
ALICIA FOX TO SMACKDOWN!

The first and only Undefined Divas Champion. If Melina follows her, they can have another favorite match that will inspire another dummy to join Tough Enough to be a Diva.

DRAFT #8:
WILLIAM REGAL TO SMACKDOWN!

I proposed a stable on Twitter yesterday (that will never happen): The United Kingdom: Wade Barrett, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, and William Regal (potentially with Layla), managed by Sir Michael Cole. All I need is for Sheamus to get drafted, for Drew and Wade to stay put, and I'd be THIS close to still not getting what I want.

Oh, Mr. Shh suggested Mason Ryan in The UK also to make it complete with Wales. Sure! Why not? Except Wade hates Ryan for stealing his haircut.

DRAFT #9:
YOSHI TATSU TO SMACKDOWN!

How much longer is this current NXT season airing? He'll be soon torn from his new love Maryse if she isn't drafted too.

DRAFT #10:
DREW MCINTYRE TO RAW!

Well fuck. So much for my United Kingdom. Big promotion for Drew, though, except it's to a show top heavy with heels. BUT AT LEAST he's following Kelly Kelly to RAW. Surely, he hasn't forgotten about his pre-WrestleMania love affair like Smackdown Creative has.

DRAFT #11:
NATALYA TO SMACKDOWN!

@RandyOrton Randy Orton
“@NatbyNature: The draft continues...what will be in store! I'm all about positive changes:) I still miss @RandyOrton.” miss ya too natty

Premature!

DRAFT #12:
CURT HAWKINS TO RAW!

If Zack Ryder stays put, the former Edge...Guys can reunite without Edge! Also, who's Curt Hawkins?

DRAFT #13:
CHRIS MASTERS TO RAW!

I hate his current generic guitar music. (That's all I got.)

DRAFT #14:
JEY USO TO SMACKDOWN!

That two and a half hours was touch and go there, but the Usos can rest easy. Together again! If they get future endeavored, it'll be as a family.

WWE Random Drafting Machine: USO CRAZY!

DRAFT #15:
KOFI KINGSTON TO RAW!

Daniel Bryan is THE ONLY midcard babyface on Smackdown, It's False!

Some expert analysis: Kofi spent most of the last year chasing the Intercontinental Title and then winning it then losing it. I guess pinning Sheamus last night was a harbinger of Kofi's 2011: Chasing Sheamus for the US Title all summer and then winning and then losing it. I mean, I'm not Kreskin or anything, but...

Good Lord. It's been over 3 hours. This thing isn't done yet? Can't we adjourn until a Supplemental Supplemental Draft tomorrow?

DRAFT #16:
TED DiBIASE TO SMACKDOWN!

He comes from money, he comes from RAW. Literally jobbed out of RAW into the other show, after he got jobbed out and dumped on NXT. Nowhere to go but up, right?

Oh hey, who wants a LEGACY reunion? No one? Right.

DRAFT #17:
TYSON KIDD TO SMACKDOWN!

If Tyson and Natalya are still a real life couple, I'm impressed the company is keeping them together. WWE harts Canadian love.

DRAFT #18:
TAMINA TO SMACKDOWN!

But the company DOES NOT H(E)ART Italian/Samoan love. Poor Santino. Now he needs another weird Diva girlfriend. (Kharma.)

DRAFT #19:
TYLER REKS TO RAW!

I was JUST thinking, "Did they forget Tyler Reks exists?" Because I did. Also, I'm going insane from the sheer ridiculous length of this Draft.

DRAFT #20:
ALEX RILEY TO SMACKDOWN!

Oh no! Is he still the Vice President of whatever he was in The Miz's fake corporation? Will he help Miz retain the title on Sunday anyway? Will he take the briefcase that seems to serve no purpose but he still carries around with him?

DRAFT #21:
BETH PHOENIX TO RAW!

@NatbyNature Natalya
I wonder if ill reunite with @TheBethPhoenix for a sisters of destruction reunion!?

Nope! (I would pay Beth cash money to stay away from and not demolish my wonderful Bellas.)

DRAFT #22:
UNITED STATES CHAMPION SHEAMUS TO SMACKDOWN!

Wow, they really just didn't want me to have my United Kingdom stable. Not even Sheamus and Drew teaming up as the Land-Land Connection. Also, the Intercontinental Title and US Titles are now on Smackdown. Cue announcement of Kofi vs. Sheamus at Extreme Rules any... second... now...

FINAL THOUGHTS: GODDAMN, that was long! 4 1/2 hours! The previous drafts were 3 hours. This was at least half an hour longer than WrestleMania. I'll have to take a good look at how everything shakes out much, much later on, and leave the smarter guys than I on here to provide the insightful analysis and anagram games.

(edited by John Orquiola on 26.4.11 1345)

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    I love today. I love the Supplemental Draft. This is always one of my favorite WWE days of the year. The main eventers Draft on RAW isn't nearly as interesting to me as the Supplemental: the annual jumbling of the midcard.

    The intrigue! The nonsensical decision-making! The fact that for many of these people, their travel preferences, their relationships, and yes, even their careers are ruined! You get a good sense of who the company thinks is or isn't important and even a sense of who's soon to be wished well on their future endeavors. It's the annual wrecking ball to the company. Supplemental Drafts rule.

    DRAFT #1:
    DANIEL BRYAN TO SMACKDOWN!

    Very good.




Total agreement. The other fun thing is the speculation on where people stand in the company based on the order/reasoning behind the switch.

1) Example; Daniel Bryan is the first guy moved on the day. That must count for something, right?

Oh, and love this move. This essentially continues Bryan's ascent to be the new Benoit. Bryan vs Barrett would be a money match. I'd pay to see it. Isn't Kofi still on Smackdown....? Bryan vs Kofi could work too if one turns heel.

2) Jack Swagger to RAW makes sense if they keep him paired with Cole, and I think Swagger could do well in a live environment regardless.

3) Khali's role lately has been in the "on shi-" moments when someone gets a surprise opponent. Him moving to Smackdown doesn't change that at all.

4) And now we have the random tag-team break up. This time with a team no one cared about. I don't see this working well for any parties involved.


John sez: "Yes! This is the kind of weird shit I'm talkin' about. You could put a gun to my head and I couldn't tell you which is Jimmy Uso and which is the other Uso"

Me: You can certainly tell the difference if one is future endeavored.

5) Time will only tell what kind of an impact Kelly Kelly moving will have, because a lot of the diva's division depends on when Kharma shows up and which brand she's on.

6) If Ryder doesn't switch brands yet JTG does I'm not going to be happy.

7) Well, one diva got drafted so it only makes sense for Alica Fox to move. Again, I want to think they're simply getting everything lined up in some sort of Kharmic fashion.

8) Lets draft someone who is going to retire in a year or so! #Regal

9) Yoshi Tatsu moving, where I predict will get destroyed by Mark Henry at some point.

10) And now we're back to the picks that make sense. McIntyre should make the most with a fresh start on Raw.

11) Natalya being moved to Smackdown reunites her with Beth Phoenix. Feud? Maybe!

12) Curt Hawkins being moved means Raw now has some enhancement talent, and a possible tag team with him and Ryder. Seems to make sense, but I'd still rather Ryder get moved.

13) Masters, IMHO, has improved a lot and I think could add a lot to Raw even as enhancement talent.

14) HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Uso. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

15) There goes the Kofi/Bryan match. BUT now we might see Kofi/Bourne!

16) If there was anyone who could have used a change of scenery, it was DiBiase. Maybe he could take notes from Rhodes about how to do a move in the draft right.

17) It'll be interesting to see if Alex Riley can hang on his own. I did like what he was doing with the Miz though.

18) Beth Phoenix moving means we won't see Natalya vs Beth

19) Sheamus moving means we have the IC and US Champs on the same show. Unification match maybe?



(edited by El Nastio on 26.4.11 1632)

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.19
Yeah, Bryan/Barrett must be a lock after this.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
(Well if you're just going to update your first post, I'll just update MY first post. Or something).

(edited by El Nastio on 26.4.11 1249)

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.15
I'm here for the whole draft so I was just going to keep updating the first post with the picks rather than clutter up the thread with posts.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
DRAFT #1:
DANIEL BRYAN TO SMACKDOWN!
DRAFT #2"
JACK SWAGGER TO RAW!

Fair trade I think. Bryan brings the wrestling to Smackdown. Swagger might have a better chance of not getting lost on Raw since he is a former champ.

DRAFT #3:
THE GREAT KHALI AND RAHNJIN SINGH TO SMACKDOWN!

Not helping Smackdown much.

DRAFT #4:
JIMMY USO TO SMACKDOWN!

Everybody knows that Jey Uso is the good Uso. Prediction: Tyson Kidd is also sent to Smackdown. Kidd and Uso put their differences aside, form a tag team for a month, it doesn't work, they're both fired.

DRAFT #5:
KELLY KELLY TO RAW!!

I have no problem losing Kelly Kelly. My Diva wish for Smackdown is Bellas, Natalya or Maryse.

DRAFT #6:
JTG TO RAW!

Addition by subtraction?

DRAFT #7:
ALICIA FOX TO SMACKDOWN!

Oh lord. Anybody have any suggestions for television viewing on Friday nights?

DRAFT #8:
WILLIAM REGAL TO SMACKDOWN!

I love the idea of a United Kingdom stable. It probably won't happen but some kind of Barrett/Regal alliance makes sense since Regal liked him all the way back at NXT. Can David Hart Smith be an honorary Brit because of his pops? Can Hornswoggle be the mascot? (I know, not really Irish)

DRAFT #9:
YOSHI TATSU TO SMACKDOWN!
DRAFT #10:
DREW MCINTYRE TO RAW!

I'm convinced the goal of this whole draft is make me stop watching Smackdown.

DRAFT #11:
NATALYA TO SMACKDOWN!

Finally! Someone on my wish list comes to Smackdown.

DRAFT #12:
CURT HAWKINS TO RAW!
DRAFT #13:
CHRIS MASTERS TO RAW!
DRAFT #14:
JEY USO TO SMACKDOWN!

Sadly I'll take one Uso over both of the other guys.

DRAFT #15:
KOFI KINGSTON TO RAW!
DRAFT #16:
TED DiBIASE TO SMACKDOWN!
I'll take that trade-off. I wonder if a Dibiase face turn would work. Wasn't that the plan at one point?

DRAFT #17:
TYSON KIDD TO SMACKDOWN!

Nice.

DRAFT #18:
TAMINA TO SMACKDOWN!

Not so nice.

DRAFT #19:
TYLER REKS TO RAW!

I seriously don't know that is.


(edited by Quezzy on 26.4.11 1258)

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2 out of 3 ain't bad. Someone once said.
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Are any of you in the WWE.com draft live chat? Jeff A. the WWE magizine head editor just said about Tag Teams: you like tag teams, you gotta make a better case for them. period. Protest Live Events, Post about it, Write letter, Tweet about it.


Theres a poll about tag teams, Need more of them or there not needed? Its More of them winning 90%

Who do we tweet to about tag team importance?

(edited by texasranger9 on 26.4.11 1149)
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.02
The supplemental draft is already better than the real one.

USOS SPLIT NO this will in no way be remedied in an hour why do you hate the sport of tag team wrestling yeah that's right I said the word #FUCKYOUVINCEJR

This chat is nothing without Melina. Who's hurt right now that can be forced to participate. Maybe Edge.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.15
    Originally posted by texasranger9
    Are any of you in the WWE.com draft live chat?


WWE.com Live Chat - Melina - duct tape hee hee = Me not interested. On the other hand, this means losing out on Howard Finkel's heroic "put everything in kayfabe context while towing the company line." No one does that better.

I'm finding Twitter updates the Draft picks instantaneously as they get posted in the live chat.


(edited by John Orquiola on 26.4.11 1027)

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#11 Posted on
    Originally posted by John Orquiola

    DRAFT #4:
    JIMMY USO TO SMACKDOWN!

    Yes! This is the kind of weird shit I'm talkin' about. You could put a gun to my head and I couldn't tell you which is Jimmy Uso and which is the other Uso.

    (edited by John Orquiola on 26.4.11 0944)


I'm gonna err on the side of "he's the second one of the Usos future endeavored this month."
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.15
First Tweet about the Supplemental Draft:

@WWEDanielBryan Daniel Bryan
Just landed in Vegas and found out I got drafted to Smackdown. VERY happy with this move. #WWEdraft.




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.96
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    DRAFT #1:
    DANIEL BRYAN TO SMACKDOWN!

    Very good. For one thing, It's False can stop complaining Kofi Kingston is the only midcard face on Smackdown (unless Kofi is drafted).


Between this and Kelly Kelly moving to Raw, it's a good day to be me!


    DRAFT #15:
    KOFI KINGSTON TO RAW!

Sigh...never mind.

(edited by It's False on 26.4.11 1219)


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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.03
Cena been drafted back to Smackdown yet?
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
Agreed with all that the Supplemental Draft is by far the better (more entertaining/smarter/more fun to speculate what it means re: who gets fired next week) event. If nothing else, it eliminates the huge logical questions that the main draft show brings up, things like why anyone on Raw (except Yoshi Tatsu, who we can assume is just a really nice guy) would be sad to see Cena go/Big Show arrive, why more people wouldn't throw matches like Henry did or why getting the "first pick!" means anything when the first person is not only drafted at random, but can then be re-drafted less than two hours later with another pick.

Since they moved to the random format, everything about the regular draft show has been the height of exposing their laziness and inability to apply any kind of logic to the whole split idea. One thing that would make the supplemental draft even better, though: claim that this set of picks aren't randomized and are actual picks by the GMs, if only so they could sell it that Teddy Long sat looking at tape for hours in his SmackDown war room with a bunch of wrestling stat geniuses and determined that Jimmy Uso was the key he needed to take the show to the next level.

Jimmy Uso: Steal of the Draft (and more importantly, Teddy Long: wrestling sabermatician) would be an amazing angle.

Anyone else thing Swagger to Raw, where he'd be stuck behind Miz and Del Rio and Punk (if the rumors are false) signals a Swagger face turn? He's a natural heel, but he got a good reaction when they teased the turn two weeks ago and they can still pull the trigger on Sunday.

Since Melina is on the outs, Truth should have gotten her spot in the draft chat this year.

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Added:
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    DRAFT #9:
    YOSHI TATSU TO SMACKDOWN!

    How much longer is this current NXT season airing? He'll be soon torn from his new love Maryse if she isn't drafted too.
New thing I want: Yoshi Tatsu turns heel when they have him come out on SmackDown and cut a promo about how they forced him to switch brands to try to break up his relationship with Maryse, becuase they're jealous of how pure it is.

(edited by Dr Unlikely on 26.4.11 1403)
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.02
Smackdown does not need anymore faces. I like the way Smackdown is shaping up, but I think casual fan will probably flip the channel.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.06
    Originally posted by Dr Unlikely
    One thing that would make the supplemental draft even better, though: claim that this set of picks aren't randomized and are actual picks by the GMs, if only so they could sell it that Teddy Long sat looking at tape for hours in his SmackDown war room with a bunch of wrestling stat geniuses and determined that Jimmy Uso was the key he needed to take the show to the next level.

    Jimmy Uso: Steal of the Draft (and more importantly, Teddy Long: wrestling sabermatician) would be an amazing angle.

And much like pitchers, you can't judge wrestlers on win-loss records alone. At the very least, you also have to look for high WHIP and low ERA (that's Wrestling Holds per Individual Performace and Extra Rest Average), playa. But that seems like the kind of statistical analysis that a sentient laptop might do. The computer might also hack into WWE's mainframe and hide match tape from Teddy Long, preventing him from making informed decisions.

    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Well fuck. So much for my United Kingdom.

If you had to choose between this and Kelly Kelly on RAW... :)



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.15
    Originally posted by Mr Shh
    If you had to choose between this and Kelly Kelly on RAW... :)


I choose the true love between Drew and K2. Hopeless romantic, me.



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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.71
Regal and Bryan on SmackDown. Make use of this, WWE.



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    Originally posted by Matt Tracker
    Regal and Bryan on SmackDown. Make use of this, WWE.


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