Thank GOD they've kept Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston apart!
EDIT: I should have said this three hours ago and I know I have said in the past how much I hate "chat" threads here but this is probably the one time all year I wish John would have posted 16 different replies instead of making me constantly refresh to see if he'd edited post #1 or not. (Wait, is this thing STILL going? It ain't over until Hornswoggle switches shows, am I right?)
Originally posted by CRZEDIT: I should have said this three hours ago and I know I have said in the past how much I hate "chat" threads here but this is probably the one time all year I wish John would have posted 16 different replies instead of making me constantly refresh to see if he'd edited post #1 or not.
I actually did it this way this year thinking you'd prefer it. Don't change your mind next year when I post 20 times in the thread.
Bourne and Ryder still waiting for their life preservers :-/
Originally posted by Dr UnlikelySince 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.
Yep, the draft show and concept is fucking dire and makes everyone from main eventers on down look like unimportant, impotent schlubs whose careers, futures, and lives are determined by a random blinkbloop caused by Layla getting rolled up by Eve.
The sweet, sweet supplemental draft has always made perfect sense to me. It's like an expansion draft where you get to protect a certain amount of (good) players and the rest are up for grabs.
Originally posted by Cerebus guess R-Truth and JTG are your new Raw Tag Team jobbers... cause what else are you gonna do with them?
Might want to refresh R-Truth's biography 'cause he's been recently busy just now.
Until they moved Beth Phoenix to Raw, I thought they were stockpiling all of the divas who might have a smidgen of a chance of standing up to Kharma on Smackdown, presumably with the intent of putting Kharma on Raw.
Doesn't Khali switch brands at least twice a year with no explanation? The last time was when he announced on Smackdown that he was going back to India and then showed up on Raw two weeks later. (And does anyone remember Rahnjin Singh turning on Khali during a backstage interview?)
Yoshi Tatsu could very easily be elevated to the mid-card. He's reasonably over (considering his lack of TV time) and he's capable of good matches, having had at least two memorable ones with Christian and Chris Jericho. All they need to do is put him on TV, possibly hook him up with a diva to compensate for his lack of English skills. (If Rosa isn't getting cut, that'd be a fine role for her.)
McIntyre on Raw could be very good, especially if they turn him face.
Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks on Raw would be very good if I were the one in charge of booking. The last time Hawkins got drafted, he went to FCW for a couple of years, I fear he won't fare so well this time.
I can't decide if Alex Riley going to Smackdown is good because editing will cover up his numerous flaws or bad because it pulls him out of possibly the only role in the company in which he won't suck.
I'm looking at the new rosters, trying to decide which "fresh" matchups I'm most interested in seeing. As has already been discussed, Wade Barrett vs Daniel Bryan is an obvious program. Christian vs Sheamus could be interesting. I don't see anyone on Smackdown that I'm interested in seeing Orton face off against, other than possibly Cody Rhodes, if Rhodes were to come out on top.
On the Raw side, can we please get a face vs face Kofi Kingston vs Evan Bourne match? McIntyre vs Swagger could be good if one of them turns face, throw either of them as a face against Ziggler as well. I'd like to see HHH vs Big Show just to keep them away from everyone else. JTG vs Punk would be entertaining for a few weeks just to see if JTG could understand the ways in which Punk would be ridiculing them. Rey Mysterio vs R-Truth has potential.
Ok, Sheamus to Smackdown is more like it. An instant guy who can go after the title. This drafted reminding me of trading GI Joes as a kid. Yes, if you have had a double Duke, you can get a Flint or if you are really lucky a Snake-Eyes or if you had a Cobra Commander, you could get a Destro or Zatarn. Yet, you would trade a lot of carbon characters instead of the real thing ie Cover Girl instead of Scarlett. Eventually, you would get down to trading Cobra Troopers for Crimson Guards figures. Smackdown had a lot of double good figures and traded them away to get one or two good figures all the while not realizing they are not getting anything good in return. Then, when they do realize, Raw was willing to trade a lot of Cover Girls and Cobra Troopers they really didn't want anyway since they already have Scarlett. In the end, Smackdown got a Destro, Tunnel Rat, Flint and a bunch of troop builders in exchange for the entire 1983-85 run of GI Joes plus accessories.
(edited by lotjx on 26.4.11 1549) The Wee Baby Sheamus.
Seems to me like this is only being done so they can say the winner won the "toughest/largest" Rumble ever. Makes me think it will be a rising star who could use that rub, like Barrett, Sheamus, or Morrison. Or HHH. :)