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Old 07-20-2016, 06:50 AM
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Monday Night Raw

Seth Rollins (#1 Overall)
Charlotte (Women's Champion)
Finn Balor
Roman Reigns
Brock Lesnar
The New Day (Tag Team Champions)
Sami Zayn
Sasha Banks
Chris Jericho
Rusev (w/ Lana) (United States Champion)
Kevin Owens
Enzo Amore & Big Cass
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Big Show
Nia Jax
Neville
Cesaro
Sheamus
Golden Truth
Titus O’Neil
Paige
Darren Young (w/ Bob Backlund)
Sin Cara
Jack Swagger
The Dudley Boyz
Summer Rae
Mark Henry
Braun Strowman
Bo Dallas
Shining Stars
Alicia Fox
Dana Brooke
Curtis Axel

Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton

Tuesday Night Smackdown

Dean Ambrose (#1 Overall) (WWE Champion)
AJ Styles
John Cena
Randy Orton
Bray Wyatt
Becky Lynch
The Miz (w/ Maryse) (Intercontinental Champion)
Baron Corbin
American Alpha
Dolph Ziggler
Natalya
Alberto Del Rio
The Usos
Kane
Kalisto
Naomi
The Ascension
Zack Ryder
Apollo Crews
Alexa Bliss
Breezango
Eva Marie
The Vaudevillians
Erick Rowan
Mojo Rawley
Carmella

Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, JBL, and David Otunga

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Taker
Luke Harper
Emma
Heath Slater
Nikki Bella
Rosa Mendes
Tamina
Tyson Kidd
HHH

Well, Smackdown certainly started off strong but seemed to fizzle out after about the 8th pick. Raw certainly has the depth and will probably also acquire any new cruiserweights that WWE signs following the classic, but I guess that's alright given the show is 3 hours. Really no notable tag teams on SD apart from American Alpha and the Usos, and apart from Becky, Natalya, and the two new NXT girls, the women's division lacks a whole lot of depth. I expect that Ambrose, Cena, Styles, Orton, and Wyatt will be tasked with filling up a good portion of the show while the mid, tag, and women sporadically take up the last hour.

All in all, these rosters are OK in my opinion. It'll be up to people like Corbin, The Hype Bros, Carmella, Alexa and Apollo to step their game up and really add some much needed depth to the Smackdown roster. Raw seems strong enough, and hopefully the split rosters give some fresh faces a chance to be put in some compelling programs. I'm hoping The Vaudevillians, The Ascension, Braun Stroman, and a few others get the opportunity to actually work some intriguing stories and maybe, just maybe, make something of themselves.

At least they'll get the chance.

Also, the non-picks should help to fill out the rosters, notably Smackdown, whenever they do return.

No word on secondary titles, I assume that'll come after Battleground, Summerslam at the latest.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:21 AM
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At first I was kind of annoyed at what happened. I kind of expected Smackdown to be more for the future and Raw more about the now. So, I was basically expecting Owens or Zayn to be on Smackdown with Cesaro as well. I also thought Balor would have started off on Smackdown to, but it's better that they didn't the more I think of it. I thought Banks would have been Smackdown because of her tweet saying how she would love to lead the blue brand or whatever it was. They were the 3 main superstars that I thought would get that push on SD with guys like Corbin and others mixed in with a few vets. It kind of happened that way but you can definitely see Raw has the better future ahead of them with the current roster.

If Raw was moved back to 2 hours I would still be thinking that but now I can just tell I was just being a bit more biased towards SD. For 3 hours Raw needs these Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Rusev and Cesaro type guys who can occupy that the first/ second hour (and have everyone wanting to watch it) while having your Brock Lesnars, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns guys are in the main event. Then again you have the CW division hopefully mattering this time so that'll take up roughly the first hour you would imagine.

The one thing I really don't like though is how disgustingly bad Smackdowns Women's division is. I feel sorry for Lynch and Natayla. I absolutely loved that Charlotte went #3, what a way to say the women's division matters, but making that pick such a focus was at the expense of the Smackdowns Women's division. The division is so bad that it makes me wonder why they just wouldn't have had the women's and cruiserweight titles exclusive to each brand. Like I said before though, the impact of Charlottes pick wouldn't be there though if the division was exclusive.

The tag team division on Smackdown is not at the standards of Raws but I think it has some wild cards. I really like the Vaudevillains and it looks like on SD they are the third most credible threat for who's the best team on Smackdown(?). You can now properly build them up, same with the Ascension and the Hype Bros. I think you can make these teams interesting with good booking which would obviously even up the division's a bit. I still feel you need another big team for Smackdown.... Broken Matt Hardy and Brother Nero anyone?

Bit puzzling to have Cena and Orton on the same roster as it will be almost impossible for these guys to not lock up on the smaller roster, but they are both all time greats so I'm not complaining too much.

All in all I think the rosters are done pretty good. I mean, it was never going to be even whatever happened. People would of still said one side is better than the other, but I think if you give Smackdown two picks from NXT in the next six months, like a Samoa Joe and Bayley, then both rosters look pretty even.

I love how te New Day is still together, confused at why Bryan and Shane didn't pick the club as a whole but I can deal with it and like how Cena is on the blue brand for good now.

Side notesid I miss something about Taker not being available? Does the WWE think he is retired or did they just not want to waste a roster spot on him?
I'm surprised Jericho has actually been on the roster long enough to be drafted. I thought he would of left already. Bit random but I seriosuly thought he was only going to be around for a short while.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:21 AM
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I'd prefer the Raw roster to be on Smackdown so I don't need to endure an extra hour, but give or take those are the rosters I want. I care about very few on Smackdown and Ambrose and Cena being there pleases me. I can just eliminate it completely from my viewing schedule.

This draft is already pointless though, cross pollination starts as soon as Battleground and will continue at SummerSlam with Orton/Lesnar, Charlotte /Sasha and possibly Wyatts vs. New Day.
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Old 07-20-2016, 07:46 AM
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I'm okay with the roster's as of now and won't start bitching over them. I mean shit it just happened last night, and we don't know how the new feuds will be handled.

The most puzzling thing is breaking up the Wyatt's. Bray's whole gimmick is that he's a cult leader, and they've taken his cult away. Rowan didn't have a great singles run the last time out, and Strowman has been untested so far. I'm guessing they put Strowman on RAW because of Kane, Big Show, Cass and Luke Gallows. He would have stood out like a sore thumb on SD, where everyone seems to be a little smaller.

I found Becky Lynch's comment to be interesting about how she was drafted to a show that doesn't have a women's title. She said she was all about the belt, and now the belt is on the other show. So don't know what they will do with the women if they have nothing to go for. Same with the tag teams, doesn't seem much point when the tag title is on another brand.

Anyway let's see how this plays out over the next few weeks to see if it was a hit or a miss.

Oh and as for the list the OP provided about those not drafted, the WWE said they weren't going to put any injured wrestlers into the draft. I guess they will go to whatever show they are needed on when they return. Also Undertaker wasn't eligible either because he only wrestle's once a year. HHH is a given, he is COO of the company. He can pretty much go wherever he wants.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:20 AM
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I've got no problems with the rosters at face value. Like everyone else, I'm waiting to see how feuds are set up and what the title situation is going to be before any sort of long term guess can be made.

If they keep the title situations as they are rather than create new ones for SmackDown, it offers some intriguing possibilities for each brand when it comes to their titles. The WWE Championship is always going to be relevantly used and built, but this is also an opportunity to put even more emphasis on the Intercontinental Championship as it's the only other strap on the blue brand at this point. As for Raw, without having a World Championship, that leaves lots of room for relevance to be spread out for the United States Championship and for the Cruiserweight Championship when it ultimately hits the roster.

However, I think it's only a matter of time before both brands create whatever titles they might need or there'll ultimately be a lot of crossover between the brands when it comes to title feuds.
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Old 07-20-2016, 08:53 AM
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Would like some clarification on the title picture but overall I'm happy. Sure I'd like to have had Owens and Cesaro on Smackdown instead of an Orton or Kane but I'm okay with this. Puzzled as to why Bayley, Joe and/or Nakamura didn't get the call, Joe and Bayley in particular as I felt it was time for them to join us in the main leagues. They could just debut them at any stage I guess, Joe, in particular, is very much needed on Smackdown.

For people thinking Smackdown got the short end of the stick too I'll just point out that John Cena is on Smackdown along with Daniel Bryan. Those two alone give Smackdown a fighting chance against Raw.
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I'm pretty much fine with the rosters right now

But at the same time, their a couple of things that either bothered me with some of the wrestlers drafted or in the case of heath slater not drafted.

First of all, i'm worried about finn balor being drafted to Raw for one reason, i thinking that they either going to try that have him imitate AJ Styles by being the new leader of the club or have him being the face of the cruiserweight division which would be bad both way. Finn is talented but doesn'T have the presence that A.J. styles has and can't cut a promo like styles does and if he replace styles as the leader of the club, the comparison will be made and he will fail and on the other hand, if they decide to make him the face of the cruiserweight division, it would be a big waste of talent since the cruiserweight are probably be put on the lower card and again it'S hard to climb up the ladder when you start at the bottom.

Secondly, Why is kalisto on smackdown and sin cara on raw, i would have done the complete opposite in this case, kalisto would have been a great wrestlers to be the focus of the cruiserweight division and would have gave the division importance. Sin Cara on the other end is pretty much near the end of his run and is a good talent to help the younger guys get over and would have been great on smackdown with some of the nxt guys.

Nia jax on raw, i think it's a mistake. Yes she's a big girl and yes she the cousin of the rock and roman reigns but watching her on NXT, she's still need some practice time before coming to the main roster. She is just starting getting into being a monster heel character but just like apollo crews, she needs a lot of practice in the promo department, so unless the plan is to give her a manager when she's starts, i think she would have been better on smackdown like the other NXT girls that got drafted.

Finally, Heath slater not been drafted, kinda bothers me because it felt like they we're picking on him and saying that he not good enough to be chosen by either shows and i fell like we are gonna get a couple of weeks of these backstage segment on raw and smackdown were he tries to get sign to either raw or smackdown and while he a really funny guy i think that these segment will be lame in the long run.

So outside of that, it's pretty much what i expected and it's going to be fun to watch the raw roster change in a couple of month since it seem like Raw drafted a lot of part timers last night with Lesnar not being their all the time and jericho leaving in a couple of months and big show and mark henry barely being use, it might give a chance to younger talent to step into the main event spotlight or guys like sheamus to get back in their.
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Puzzled as to why Bayley, Joe and/or Nakamura didn't get the call, Joe and Bayley in particular as I felt it was time for them to join us in the main leagues. They could just debut them at any stage I guess, Joe, in particular, is very much needed on Smackdown.
Bayley won't be called up until after SummerSlam. Based on how things are looking so far, it'll be Bayley against Asuka for the NXT Women's Championship at the TakeOver event in Brooklyn as she has a rematch from when she dropped the title. My guess is that she pops up on either the first Raw or SmackDown after SummerSlam.

Samoa Joe is NXT Champion right now, so he's probably not gonna be up for a bit and considering how long they built up putting the title on him, I've no problem with him staying a little bit longer.

As for Nakamura, he has Joe at TakeOver for the NXT Championship. Given that he's undefeated, it feels to me that he'll win but if he doesn't, then he could be moved to the main roster. Truth be told, however, I don't know if Nakamura cares if he comes to the main roster or not because he's getting main roster pay even though he's on the NXT roster. He left New Japan to make some bigger money in WWE and he's doing that whether it's on the main or NXT roster.

Given that NXT is becoming its own successful brand, some names like Joe and Nakamura are probably gonna be kept on for a little while for star power while the brand rebuilds itself.
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The rosters were really lopsided after the first few rounds, but later rounds evened them back out. Hopefully the way it shakes out we get some fresh feuds we've never seen before. That's really the most important thing in all of this.
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I like the rosters. Overall no big surprises and the fact that Ambrose went to Smackdown makes the triple threat at Battleground more exciting for me.

Smackdown definately has a stronger main event scene, just exactly what was needed to draw in more fans.
RAW, while keeping the casuals around will also showcase the new era, Cesaro, Owens, Balor and Zayn.

However I have one question:
Why are Zayn and Owens on the same show?

Plus, Balor will definately bring Balor Club.. It's a shame that Styles' run with The Club ended so soon though. Maybe we will a change of leadership happen at Battleground.

Also, Strowman on his own on RAW? Yikes. I would have prefered Bray with Eric and Strowman, who can do nothing on their own and Harper on his own on RAW.

EDIT: I also expected Enzo & Cass and the New Day to go in diferent shows, so that they can be pushed as the top face team of each show, but seems like WWE had other plans.

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