With it looking likely that this going to be trades instead of just picking Superstars or a random draw, I feel that this could make this Monday's Raw a very entertaining show. I think they will do this:
Like you see in a NFL Draft where during a match, a trade graphic will appear on screen notifying us of a trade that has happened.
Now depending if Smackdown Superstars are appearing on this episode of Raw, you could get people (Like The Miz And Maryesse) issuing ultimatums to get traded.
Also to create drama, you could get 1 of the reporters saying that Raw or Smackdown is trying to get someone but a deal isn't reached therefore will it get done before the deadline?
However I think that there are a couple of negative points that could cause issues:
There are surely so many trades you can do between 2 rosters (Unless NXT is somehow involved)
What happens when Raw make a move for AJ Styles for example and Smackdown reject it (Saying that he won't be traded) Surely when Smackdown want someone, wouldn't Raw say no, we want AJ?
I don't think back room negotiations would make for good TV tbh.
Negotiations involving the fine acting of Shane and Stephanie McMahon. I think this Raw would be best skipped then followed up with a discussion by interested non-characters.
I don't think Step will be there by the sounds of Monday. I'd like these to be done with Kurt & Bryan. It could also create a story between them and the McMahon duo. For example Step can come back and be pissed at Kurt for some trades he did while she was gone.
Quite frankly, the least I see Stephanie, the better. For once, she got her comeuppance at Wrestlemania and it's fine by me if she doesn't come back for many, many, many, many, many, many, many months.
Post by Christian Small on Apr 11, 2017 8:45:58 GMT -5
The move I really don't get is Bray, why do this when your next Smackdown PPV main event is him challenging Orton. This already tells you that Bray isn't winning this at all. Although I'm interested in a Bray/Finn feud as the battle of the demons.
I've also just learned that Bryon Saxton & David Otunga have been switched. So the most unimportant of the 3 on each team has been switched.
Post by thebenjamin on Apr 11, 2017 11:27:31 GMT -5
My god that was a bad show. Whenever they try one of these "drafts" or "superstar shakeups" I think maybe Vince has watched a sports program to understand how a show like this would work, and it never happens. Felt like half of the SD roster went to RAW.
Why can't there be trades or at least have the GM explain why they acquired each guy?
Post by rocketking on Apr 11, 2017 11:45:18 GMT -5
Yeah, the reasoning seems to stop at "it's a work, can't we just switch rosters and move on?" which doesn't really fly in 2017.
I'm not that excited for Smackdown, but I am interested in Talking Smack tonight, where presumably Daniel Bryan or Shane McMahon (or the wrestlers themselves) will be asked why certain switches happened.
I liked the show. It felt like anything could happen. I just wish they'd explained from the beginning that the GMs had been negotiating all week with talent. But overall this was probably the most I have watched a RAW in years, so well done WWE. I was intrigued throughout!