Originally Posted by Lowki
Scrap a useless show that still pulls in pretty solid ratings? It doesn't lose money. It's pretaped which is a lot cheaper to run too.
I don't get that idea. There's a draft for one reason; Raw rarely ever enters into feuds with smackdown. They are on the supershow to build interest in Smackdown but also have all their stars appear on Raw.
You don't ever see Raw facing Smackdown for titles; they normally don't include smackdown superstars in big feuds on Raw but develop most of those over on smackdown. I don't think you've entirely thought out this blog. It gives smackdown superstars some exposure being on Raw. The Draft switches things up because generally, only smackdown superstars appear on smackdown. You have to remember what Smackdown originally began as; a supplement to raw! It was more time to further storylines. It made you watch because something would happen on Raw, then continue onto smackdown. Example; N.W.O attacks Austin on Raw. You then had to tune into smackdown to see him get his revenge. The first draft turned smackdown into a stand alone show.
I agree SmackDown still pulls viewers, but it is a parallel show, a 'supplement to raw' as you call it.. The fact is, you could keep up to date in WWE by watching RAW and the PPVs. I want it to stay on air, but at the moment there's no point.
peoples ideas about the belts, there isn't really any room for another singles title (except maybe the cruiserweight?), but there should be a tag title on each brand.
Originally Posted by Briman
House shows, thats why
Originally Posted by Paul
Hey, This is the issue with the draft its one show and no major things happen. I think Punk, The miz, R-truth and ryder should go to smackdown. Rhodes, Orton, Wade Barrett, and bryan on raw
The draft doesnt mean anything if smackdown superstars end up wrestling on raw because of the supershow, how many times have we seen Daniel Bryan and Cody Rhodes on raw when they are smackdown superstars. Although, what you want to happen would make sense if there was no super show and Johnny Ace wasnt the gm of both shows, then your idea would be really good.
I like the idea of bringing back stables, between 5-8 members would be great maybe 4-6/8 stables have a main leader fighting for the main belt (wwe or world) have a tag team in there aswell, and the other members going for belts like the us/cruiserweight belts. maybe an idea to bring back the hardcore belts aswell with the champ having to defend the belt 24/7 when ever were ever. we need to stop celebs getting in on the action that shit is bad, more comedy moments. i loved it when we had the likes of the nation of domination, D-X, the corporation, the ministry of darkness and even the smaller groups. bring it back I believe that's what most people want.
I think it's time to halve the entire roster and go back to WWE with two shows, not two brands each with it's own show. The talent is just too diluted now. Keep NXT for your up and comers and can Superstars - no one cares about it.
Alternatively, if they can launch a WWE Network, why not try and have themed shows? Any suggestions?
Originally Posted by Neconilis
In all honesty I hope this year is the end of the draft. Much like you I also want things put back to normal, the way I liked them, but for me that was a decade ago now when there was no brand extension. I have never liked the brand extension, I do not think it has ever been utilized or promoted properly, and I feel it is time that the WWE becomes whole once more with one unified champion.
I agree, i never liked it much either, but what titles would be kept and retired as the world heavy and us titles have as much credit as the WWE world and intercontinental titles and would they re-introduce a tertiary title?
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