I was going to make this a RAW Reaction blog but than I realized, what's the point? Did anything happen on Raw worth discussing? No.
The Draft is used once a year after Wrestlemania to shake things up and keep people interested in the product. Hopefully the draft will indeed do that. I know that I am ready to see new matches and story lines. Raw received 13 new Superstars and Divas in the trade and Smackdown received 17.
Alberto Del Rio: This really doesn't make that much sense to me. I have read that they plan on having Del Rio feud with Cena by Summerslam. Raw just took away Smackdown's number one heel to make their number two heel. Will there be a spot for Del Rio with The Miz already on Raw?
Beth Phoenix: With the Diva's title on both shows and lack of Diva wrestling on either show, this trade doesn't matter. This trade was only made because Beth is CM Punk's girlfriend and he is thinking about leaving the company next year. This is WWE's way to make him happy. How about giving him a bigger push?
Big Show: Half of the Tag champs on Raw, half on Smackdown. Once Kane and Big Show lose their titles, Big Show could do some good for Raw.
Chris Masters: Either way, will job on Superstars. I like Masters and I wish they gave him a bigger push but it's beyond that point by now.
Curt Hawkins: Raw main eventer.... on Superstars.
Drew McIntyre: FINALLY! FINALLY! FINALLY! This is the trade I am the most happy about! Drew is so talented and is receiving such a lack of push on Smackdown. I hope they use him right on Raw. When Drew came to Smackdown he looked like the next big thing, than they forgot about him.
Jack Swagger: He shows up on Raw anyway..
John Cena: Of course he was traded from Raw to Smackdown back to Raw. Who else would be the top babyface on the show, Jerry Lawler?
JTG: The point in this was...
Kelly Kelly: Yeah, lets put Beth and CM Punk together but separate Justin Gabriel and Kelly Kelly. Either way, she still isn't title worthy. She still needs work.
Kofi Kingston: Welcome back to Raw Kofi, The US title is waiting for you.
Rey Mysterio: I retract my statement under John Cena. I forgot that Rey Mysterio is on Raw now. Cena will have a tough one topping Rey as the ultimate babyface.
Tyler Reks: The Geico Caveman? So I guess he can feud with Masters on Raw or Superstars now.
Alex Riley: Interesting to see if he can make it without The Miz.
Alicia Fox: When was the last time anyone even saw her.
Daniel Bryan: Ok, I get this one. He won the US title but than lost it to Sheamus. The ball was dropped with that story when they left it off Wrestlemania. Maybe they will give him a clean slate, or they can renew this feud with Sheamus on Smackdown.
Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso: They scared the wrestling world by being drafted separately. It was almost the end of tag team wrestling as we knew it. Maybe they will actually get a push and the tag team scene will be revived. If anyone deserves it, Rikishi's sons do!
Mark Henry: Yes yes I read the spoiler.. Mark Henry will have a nice roll on Smackdown. Looking forward to see where he goes and who he dominates. I wouldn't mind seeing Henry with the World Title in the future.
Natalya: Even trade for Beth Phoenix. Maybe she will get the belt off of the Bellas. Please get the belt off the Bellas.
Randy Orton: Orton has probably switched brands more than any WWE Superstar thus far. This is their way of making up for Edge's Smackdown departure. Christian is the top babyface right now having Orton on your show never hurts.
Sheamus: Since ECW went under, he has been on RAW. Change can be good for Sheamus. Does anyone remember he at one point had the WWE title?
Sin Cara: He has been in the WWE for about three weeks, why not just put him on Smackdown to begin with.
Tamina: Who now? Santino's girl? Righttttttttt
Ted DiBiase: Maybe he will actually be used to do good on the show. Maybe they will revive Legacy on Smackdown.
The Great Khali and Ranjin Singh: I guess the Kiss cam is now on Smackdown. Khali can't even wrestle.
Tyson Kidd: Will still headline Superstars.
Yoshi Tatsu: Lets use this guy, hes good! Matches between Yoshi and Sin Cara would be nuts!
William Regal: I really don't care an ounce about this trade.
So those are my thoughts on the Draft. I am looking forward to see how all of the trades pan out. I hope they do shake things up because there is now the making of great matches. I will post my iMPACT blog tonight or tomorrow morning.
Unfortunately I will not be home to watch Smackdown until Monday but I will have a Reaction up.
Thank you for reading again!
- Madd Katt